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#1 The Fisher King

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

Captain Kirk and Indiana Jones are great characters and dashing heroes, but they don't fight inner demons or face personal tragedy after personal tragedy.

For me, the most tortured souls, those who what they endure just twists my guts, are:

The Doctor

Andry (from Rawn's Sunrrunner novels)

Anakin Skywalker

The Gunslinger (Roland Deschain of King's Dark Tower)

Rand al'Thor (this poor guy...there are just no words...).


That's MY five most agonized SOBs. YOURS??


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

Fitz Chivalry Farseer - Farseer
Hurin - Silmarillion, Children of Hurin
Turin - Silmarillion, Children of Hurin
Roland Deschain - The Dark Tower
Rand - Wheel of Time
Duiker - Malazan
Fiddler - Malazan
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

1. Elric of Melnibone
2. Raistlin Majere
3. Anakin Skywalker
4. Thomas Covenant
5. Wulfgar

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

Hallow, Ishmael...some AEESOME ones from you two!!

Especially Fitz, Thomas and Raistlin.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

I might have to say Theon in aDwDs.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

Cnair Urs Skiotha
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Elric. Even Fitz wound up better off. Elric wound up dead..or worse.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

Elric. Even Fitz wound up better off. Elric wound up dead..or worse.


I guess I'm going to have to finally get around to checking out this Elric business some day.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:21 AM

i only have 4 i can think of

Snape - HP
Voldy - HP
Draco - HP
Fain - WoT


Snape doesnt' relaly tug at the heart stings, but i do feel sorry for the predicament he landed himself in, especially towards the end when he learns harry's a lamb raised for slaughter.

Voldemort i pity greatly, i think had he been conceived and raised differently then he woudl have turned out semi-decent (like Lucius type decent)

Draco is the one out of HP that i pity the most. between the pressure on him from his father, to him being set up to be killed by Voldy as punishment for Lucuis's foul up at the Ministry; though i dislike his character i do pity him greatly.

Fain i do pity. i absolutley love his character, and while i realize he sold his soul willingly, i pity him cause there is no turnign back for him and for what he went through on his 2nd visit to SG where he was turned into a blood hound.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:46 PM

Rand Al'Thor
Theon Grayjoy (even though he brought it upon himself, he has suffered enough hadn't he?)
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

I would put Fitz as my #1. Granted, I'm not familiar with this Elric fella, but if he gets it worse than Fitz, I feel really sorry for him.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:34 AM

Some I've thought of not included here.

Boromir LotR.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

LOL!!!! I was JUST coming to say Boromir!!!

I liked the character a lot in the books, and love Sean Bean, but Boromir was NOT a nice guy!!!


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:23 AM

LOL!!!! I was JUST coming to say Boromir!!!

I liked the character a lot in the books, and love Sean Bean, but Boromir was NOT a nice guy!!!


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I don't think that's fair to Boromir. The only real bad thing he ever did was let the ring seduce him, which you can't really blame him for.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:52 PM

*Spoiler* about Elric

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

Roland Deschain is one for sure... endlessly looping through time and watching everybody you get close to drop dead all the time...

Rand al'Thor, and I'm also gonna say Mat because my eyes are sensitive and give me problems all the time, and I swear I could FEEL the damn Eelfinn ripping out the eye. Ouch!

I felt pretty bad for Frodo in Lord of the Rings, even if he got on my nerves. Actually, I think I just hated the fact that all the heroes went on and got on with their lives. It really sucked for Boromir, too. He was a bad guy for like 2 seconds and had to die for it almost immediately.

:-( I haven't read far enough to know what happens to Theon Greyjoy, so I'm glad nobody spelled it out. He's a jerk, though.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:39 AM

just a friendly reminder to use spoiler tags if you go in depth about why someone is on the lsit and the book your citing is less than 1 year old (ie: Dance with Dragons, ToM, ect)

you can find the code in the "special BBC" button (top row, 3rd from the left) or just cut and paste the following code

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:32 AM

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

just a friendly reminder to use spoiler tags if you go in depth about why someone is on the lsit and the book your citing is less than 1 year old (ie: Dance with Dragons, ToM, ect)

you can find the code in the "special BBC" button (top row, 3rd from the left) or just cut and paste the following code

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:53 AM

np, with the new skin all the buttone are hidden now :laugh:
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