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Your favourite character? posted 13 Jun 2005, 12:06 by Ashmael, Candidate

Wicch character is your favourite? view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 17:06 by Quinthane, Candidate

Earwa. view post


posted 16 Jun 2005, 12:06 by Randal, Auditor

There are two questions in there. So there's got to be two answers. Firstly, the poll question: who do you identify with. That's Akka. He's one of the few truly human and likable characters in the books. On of the few you can (or I can) indeed identify with. But the question in the topic, "who is your favourite character", gets a different answer. A favourite character is one I love to read about. An [i:2ijz2ccf]interesting[/i:2ijz2ccf] character, and sorry Akka, you're a nice guy, but not that interesting compared to the people around you. The obvious answer to this answer would be Kellhus, who is one of the most interesting characters ever seen in fantasy literature. (and probably mainstream literature as well.) But in the end, I'd answer Conphas, because whilst perhaps not quite as interesting, he's more fun to read about. Oh, and I think the poll is lacking in choices. Where is our favourite bloodthirsty savage barbarian, for one? view post


Favourite character posted 16 Jun 2005, 23:06 by Ashmael, Candidate

I think Achamian's quite interesting. He's member of a sorcerous sect who's targeting one enemy most inhabitants of his world think nonexistant, hence thought a quixotic fool, every night he dreams of an Apocalypse two thousands years old, reliving its most heart-wrenching moments, and still is keeping his sanity. He suffers gladly fanatics like Kersey Proyas, investigates the enigmatic Anasurimbor, he's seen one of his loved ones die and another renege him... and yet he doesn't lose his equanimity.A man like this is most interesying, IMHO! view post


posted 01 Jul 2005, 04:07 by saintjon, Auditor

Seriously there aren't any characters in this story I DON'T enjoy reading about so all I'm left to go by is who I like the best, and that's definitely Akka. The parts that are most FUN however, are when Cnaiur really goes ape-shit on somebody. Like when he cuts loose with the "Who will take the knife to my heart?! WHERE ARE ALL YOUR STRONG MEN? KILL ME AND IT ENDS!" talk lol. Lord almighty, it's been a long time since anyone's wrote such a wonderfully maniacal violent psycho. view post


posted 22 Jan 2006, 03:01 by DB_Cooper07, Commoner

Kellhuss. By far. Hes interesting, mysterious, deceptive, honest all in one. hes everything a hero/villian needs. I just made it through page 169 of Warrior Prophet so its hard to say which he is yet... view post


posted 14 Feb 2006, 04:02 by User, Commoner

I'd have to agree with a few before me, where the hell is Cnair? :P He has to be the best damned character going around, his madness and his paranoia then contrasted with his cunning and phsyque (sp?). Off the list you've offered though I'd have to say Akka, he is just much easier to relate to and I feel much more for him. view post


Achamian posted 16 Feb 2006, 00:02 by Xesaniel, Commoner

With a name like Drusas is there chance for anyone else? Besides he is one of the only characters in the book I could pronounce the name of first off. That's part of the enjoyment I guess, figuring the names out. Back to Akka. He has to be one of the most relatable characters here. He's just the best... Kellhuss I would say too, but I like to partially figure out the character before I say if I like them. That fact, I still have most of the cast to figure out. So complex so enthralling! But Drusas... well as simple as he isn't, he seems to be the closest thing to normal... which is both good and bad for him. view post


posted 16 Feb 2006, 18:02 by Nasrudin's Shadow, Candidate

My feelings about the characters changed quite a bit throughout the series. My favourite character at the END of TDTCB is Kellhus (because he is so powerful, mysterious and intriguing), and the one I most identified with is... I don't know, actually. Certainly NOT Kellhus (I don't think that I am at all powerful, mysterious and/or intriguing). Most of the characters in the series are revealed pretty slowly; by the end of TDTCB I was still not very close to any of the characters. view post


posted 24 Feb 2006, 09:02 by Dublo7, Commoner

I'm only about 360 pages into the first novel but so far it's Conphas. He's just full of charisma. I also admire his intelligence. Maybe it will change later on, but we'll see 8) view post


posted 19 Mar 2006, 15:03 by Nikodemus, Commoner

Kellhus all the way. The reasons have already been said. view post


posted 27 Mar 2006, 21:03 by glaz, Peralogue

Achamian gets my vote in the poll question. he is definitely, IMO, one of the most "real" characters written to date. meaning, this character can live in our world and not look fictional. his personal traits is the same as that of the general public. however, my fave definitely (along with Akka, too) is Kellhus. definitely the most interesting character i've read about because what he is and what he represents. view post


posted 28 Apr 2006, 14:04 by Vambram, Commoner

I voted for Kellhus. So far, I think I like him the best. But then again, I am only up to page 366 in the hardcover book. view post


posted 01 May 2006, 14:05 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i feel almost cliched saying esmenet, being a woman myself it seems like the obvious choice. however, i really did find her interesting, mostly because i can see many people i know in her. i have several friends who are involved in the "sex trade" and it's weird, cos i can see so many similarities. i don;t know quite how to explain this any deeper, and there are other reasons.. i guess as a kid i was told to be girly and do girly things, and i never wanted to. i always wanted to play with tools and build tree forts and shit. so i guess to see someone defy men.. i dunno.. *edit. while i identify most with esmenet, my favorite character was cnaiur. i could be his proof any day :wink: view post


posted 02 May 2006, 10:05 by Sokar, Auditor

I miss Cnaiur in there.. The human... view post


posted 07 Jun 2006, 18:06 by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

Nersei Proyas...My choice of any character in any of the series. Of the choices above, Akka. view post


posted 08 Jun 2006, 04:06 by Curethan, Didact

Mekeritig. view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 02:04 by Buckethead, Peralogue

I love a portly self-conscious protagonist. Perhaps i relate to doubt, regret and confusion more than any other human traits. Achamian is my favorite character by far, he reminds me of the protaganist from phillip k dick's minority report (the short story). an aging, overweight not so together police detective (i forget his name) who is far unlike tom cruise in the complete disaster that was the movie. view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 03:04 by Jamara, Auditor

At first I passed over this question, but then it kind of creeped into my brain. I think the reason that I prefer Martin over Bakker, is that both make their characters fallible and human, broad in their emotions and motives, but Martin's characters just stand out so much as individuals. I love Bakker's characters, but they are all depressing. There really is no fun side to them, no uplifting merits. Except for Zin prior to the second half of TWP. I would have to say that he was my favorite character. He had depth and yet he still maintained some sense of humor. When men are on the front line of a war, the two things which keep them sane are religion and humor. And practically all of Bakker's characters lack humor. I love Tyrion (from Martin's ASOIAF) because he can be the butt of all prejudices, thrown onto front lines, immersed in political intrigue, and plotted against from all sides, but he still maintains his smart-ass sense of humor. By the time we get to TTT, I really don't care about any individual character. I just care about the plot and finding out what the hell the TTT is. Although Maithanet intrigues me and I can't wait to read more about him. view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 04:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

[quote:pl6uwrlm]And practically all of Bakker's characters lack humor. [/quote:pl6uwrlm] WHAT!?!?!?!???! There is so much humor in the books that I cannot even begin to express my shock at your words. Almost all of the characters have some form of humor. view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 04:04 by Jamara, Auditor

[quote="Warrior-Poet":1ip2a67l][quote:1ip2a67l]And practically all of Bakker's characters lack humor. [/quote:1ip2a67l] WHAT!?!?!?!???! There is so much humor in the books that I cannot even begin to express my shock at your words. Almost all of the characters have some form of humor.[/quote:1ip2a67l] I acknowledge your challenge. Name three scenes which do not include Zin or pillow talk when Bakker actually injected some good sense of humor. view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 04:04 by Buckethead, Peralogue

there are at least ten simply between akka and esmenet.... view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 16:04 by Jamara, Auditor

[quote="Buckethead":1vkygltg]there are at least ten simply between akka and esmenet....[/quote:1vkygltg] That's just . . . pillow talk, baby :) view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 17:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Im still looking for specific passages, however there are more than a few non-pillow talk moments between Esmi and Akka as well as between Esmi and others. view post


posted 02 Apr 2007, 19:04 by Buckethead, Peralogue

what does it matter if it's pillow talk anyways? it's no longer humor? view post


posted 03 Apr 2007, 14:04 by Twayleph, Auditor

I thought the passage where Conphas was describing how Saubon had decided to "make the most of Proyas' absence" to be particularly funny. I could just picture him laughing at Proyas, who probably had smoke coming out of his ears. view post


posted 03 Apr 2007, 17:04 by Harrol, Moderator

I find Cnauir's POV's to be very funny especially when he is observing the Inrithi. Kellhus told a funny story about two bulls and a herd of cows. view post


posted 03 Apr 2007, 18:04 by Twayleph, Auditor

Khellus' depiction of the strategic meetings between Proyas and Cnaiur had me laughing out loud :) view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 03:04 by Jamara, Auditor

And how many of those scenes occurred/were retold around Zin's fire? It's like Bakker attributed good humor to a single character's presence, and that was Zin. Aside from playful pillow talk banter. [quote="Harrol":1ncx62xu]I find Cnauir's POV's to be very funny especially when he is observing the Inrithi. Kellhus told a funny story about two bulls and a herd of cows.[/quote:1ncx62xu] Really? You thought Cnaiur's POV was funny. I found it usual tasting of prejudice, superiority, shame, hate, and disgust (and never in a funny way). view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 14:04 by Madness, Peralogue

Dude, everything Conphas was a riot. view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 16:04 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

1. Kellhus when he first left on his mission, hilarious! he is dumbfounded by staring at a branch for days. 2. The bird crapping on Xerius' face when he is presenting his indenture! 3. Akka taking a dump in esmi's room! with her talking about it being the second apocalypse. that might be considered pillow talk, but not in my sense of the term. anyways this was all funny to me and all in the first 1/3 of TDTCB view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 16:04 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Anyways favorite charcter is Akka, love his self doubt and his intellegence, sometimes hate him for his weakness but love him at the same time for it. it is those moments of weakness that give him the sense that he is real, and just like on of us. just like they would say "seswatha never shat" well akka does and we see it firsthand. other than that, i love Cnauir for the same reasons. Breaker of horses and men. he will always have a place in my heart! view post


posted 04 Oct 2007, 09:10 by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

I have to say, I really liked both Proyas and Saubon - both in terms of the way they were written, and the characters themselves, simultaneously admirable and pitiable. And while I would hate Conphas with a searing passion if I met him, he's a brilliantly drawn portrait of a sociopath. view post


posted 04 Oct 2007, 22:10 by Harrol, Moderator

have to say, I really liked both Proyas and Saubon - both in terms of the way they were written, and the characters themselves, simultaneously admirable and pitiable. And while I would hate Conphas with a searing passion if I met him, he's a brilliantly drawn portrait of a sociopath. I could not agree more on those three. I also liked Martemus what a great secondary character. view post


Re: Your favourite character? posted 27 Aug 2008, 14:08 by Avariel600, Commoner

someone please tell me why Kellhus is in there? LOL I hate that b*stard view post


Re: Your favourite character? posted 28 Aug 2008, 22:08 by Cripdamind, Candidate

[quote="Avariel600":wl0xvk6y]someone please tell me why Kellhus is in there? LOL I hate that b*stard[/quote:wl0xvk6y] what are you talking about? although i don't really identify with kellhus--nor any other character really--i think he's easily the best character in the poll. he's the only person with the abilities and the will (lol) to do what is necessary stop the consult from their goal of sealing off the world. he may be a little crazy, and pretty ruthless but he's still a good guy. after all, he's trying to stop the consult, and the only thing most people have against him is that he manipulates people. but what the critics don't realize is that everyone is always trying to manipulate everyone else, and that goes for the real world too. the only difference is that kellhus has up until now been 100% successful in his attempts to get people to do what he wants, and everyone else is a loser compared to him. but overall, it's a tie between kellhus and the entire consult, everything about those dudes is badass. their storied history, the inchoroi and their tekne, shauriatus(however it's spelled) and the mangaecca, mekeretrig and the nonmen erratics, and the mystery that surrounds them. i can't wait till the judging eye comes out and kellhus and the consult square off. view post


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