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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    Just got around to reading back through everyone else's and noticed this one... the funny part about Ripley's character... was the actress didn't actually like her.

    Weaver is a pacifist and didn't actually want to KILL any of the aliens, strangely enough, despite coming out as a very strong female character while still maintaining feminine traits such as maternal instinct and such.

    Also, Sigourney Weaver's favorite scene in Aliens was edited out... being where she's given a picture of her granddaughter and told she's died a few months earlier at 80 years old, meaning she literally has no ties left to anything she left behind anymore. This got edited from all but the longest of versions, as it was only relevant to the characters' personal story, and motivations, and not important enough to change the impact of the movie as a whole.

    Kind of a shame really.

    In any case, still always found that odd, even though the character and actress are both still <3

    Still sticking to Naomi Armitage for mine though despite Ripley being pure win.
    To quote the above:

    "Just got around to reading back through everyone else's and noticed this one..."

    I think that is why Ripley fascinates me so much. I have found myself often in the same position. Leading a bunch of desperate people only to go back and wonder if I should have let circumstances play out naturally? I find her strength and vulnerability intriguing.

    Thank you for your thoughtful responses on this.

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    Det. Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop (1984):

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    The shortlist is:

    Frank Castle, The Punisher

    Jean Valjean (spelling) principle character from Les Mis

    Abhnar Marsh (spelling) principle human character from Fevre Dream

    The necromancer in The Lower Deep

    I cant recall his name but the tire regroover in Our Friends on Frolix Eight
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    Qui-Gon Jinn.
    "The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful."
    - Albert Einstein

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    I know the OP asked for one. I'll give you one at the top, but you're getting a damn list. I, uh, may have gone a little overboard and named 30.

    Just one? Dick Diver from Tender is the Night. Why?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I have a special fondness for any drunk antihero that is not totally dumb (I.e. not Homer Simpson!). They often have a complexity virtuous guys often lack.
    Same here. He's intelligent, charming, and moral -- but compromised. Admirable but not wise to emulate. The perfect fictional character: fun to live through vicariously, so you don't have to repeat his mistakes in real life.

    Others, in no particular order

    (I stole a couple from previous posters, including one person's av. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?)

    Jay Gatsby

    Hedda Gabler

    Lord Henry (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

    Grigory Aleksandrovich Pechorin (A Hero of Our Time)

    Dmitri Dmitrich Gurov (The Lady with the Dog)

    Anna Sergeyevna Von Diederitz (The Lady with the Dog)

    Justine Car (A Dreambook for Our Time)

    Scout Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)

    Quentin Compson (The Sound and the Fury)

    Andre St. Jean (The Book of the Damned)

    Paul (Paul's Case)

    Stebbins (The Long Walk)

    Hector (The Iliad)

    Aragorn son of Arathorn (Tolkien's character, not Jackson's)

    Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

    Ellie Arroway (Contact)

    Carolinus (The Flight of Dragons)

    Captain Ahab

    Frankenstein's monster

    Grady Tripp (Wonder Boys)

    John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

    Mizuno Ami (Sailor Moon)

    Huey Freeman (The Boondocks)

    Dan Rydell (Sports Night)

    Inigo Montoya

    Ty Webb

    The Dude

    Luna Lovegood

    Doc Holliday (Tombstone)

    I know Doc Holliday was a real person, but that movie is very loosely based on real people and events. The character is fictional.
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    Charlie Eppes (numb3rs...though I don't watch fiction shows anymore).

    Other than that, Lacus Clyne (Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny) because she's a pink princess, but if you make her angry, well, you wind up very dead one way or another.
    I am an ENTJ. I hate political correctness but love smart people ^_^

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    My real lfe favorite celeb is awesomer than any character. Misha Collins

    But in fiction? Oliver Queen
    "In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." -Francis Bacon

    "No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible." -George Chakiris

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    Priestess Of Syrinx Katsuni's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    To quote the above:

    "Just got around to reading back through everyone else's and noticed this one..."

    I think that is why Ripley fascinates me so much. I have found myself often in the same position. Leading a bunch of desperate people only to go back and wonder if I should have let circumstances play out naturally? I find her strength and vulnerability intriguing.

    Thank you for your thoughtful responses on this.
    Welcome, of course.

    There's just not enough good female characters in general. Sure there's alot of female characters, but most are very one dimensional and boring, with no depth at all.

    Either they are ridiculously masculine, or so feminine it's like watching baby unicorns barfing rainbows.

    I suppose the same's true of men though, if not quite as bad, however. Guys have a bit more range on screen; yeu can have several different unique guys with seperate personalities. If yeu have a girl she's "The token girl" in most cases.

    I dunno, maybe I just hate hollywood in general with it's cliche addiction to virtually everything.

    Hollywood was pissed and almost cut funding on ALIEN when they found out the female lead was the one who lived at the end, since the world "wasn't ready for that yet" >.>

    Think they underestimate their audiences sometimes. Like... always.

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    Jowy Atreides-Blight.
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by astroninja View Post
    And I mean, of ALL-TIME.
    You can't pick more than one. No cheating!

    This character has to be the encompassing of everything that you deem to be TOTALLY WICKEDLY AWESOME. It has to be the fictional character that turns you into an unconditional fanboy / girl, no questions asked.

    Please state your reason for thinking your fictional character of choice is THE NUCLEAR BOMB OF FANTASTIC

    Don't be swayed by the choice of another poster; there are gazillions of fictional characters to pick from, so it has to be your own unique choice of orgasmic make-belief. Please include a photo if possible!

    EDIT: EDWARD CULLEN (Twilight) IS NOT PERMITTED!!!!!! I will Internet smack you so hard for that, your face will become your asshole's anatomical twin.
    Severus Snape is my favorite character of all times. I favor him because I admire his superior intelligence, innovation, courage and blunt honesty. I admire him because of the many sacrifices he did in the name of love and for the light's victory, with no regards to other's opinions, no regards to his life,etc. He may be unpleasant but at least he's authentic. He may be only a fictional character but he's my new idol...

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