Friday, 21 January 2011

The 15 fictional characters that have influenced me the most

Yay! Internet meme time! The latest internet meme that I have found is to list the 15 fictional characters that have influenced you the most. Tricky one this. I find it really hard to remember specific characters. You're supposed to spend 15 minutes thinking about it but I spent an hour. Also, I'm not sure about what is meant by influential, have any of these characters induced me to think or behave differently? I don't think so. Some of the lists I looked at seemed to just go for their favourites. So, I've gone for the 15 fictional characters that resonated most for me, in the order in which I remembered them:

  1. Elric
  2. Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  3. Sandor Clegane from A Game of Thrones
  4. Han Solo
  5. Roy Batty from Bladerunner
  6. Mendoza from Cities of Gold
  7. Aragorn from Lord of the Rings (the books not the films)
  8. Ivy from Soul Caliber
  9. Lara Croft
  10. Richard Sharpe
  11. Eleanor of Aquitaine (alright, historical rather than fictional, but any biography of a person that lived over 1000 years ago has quite a high amount of fiction in it)
  12. Red Riding Hood from A Company of Wolves
  13. Lisa Rowe from Girl, Interrupted
  14. Attia from Rome
  15. Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse novels
So, stats.
7 women, 7 men, 1 male cartoon character
6 from books, 3 from TV, 2 from games and 4 from films

Who are the fictional characters that stayed with you the longest?

3 comments:

KLo said...

Atticus Finch, no question : )

Lisa Rowe was incredibly compelling, though, and Han Solo? He was totally my first crush (before I knew he was fictional, of course ;))

Martin Willoughby said...

Dr Who
Sherlock Holmes
Marine Boy (Cartoon)
Roj Blake (Blake's 7)
Job (Bible)
Mr D'Arcy
Rik Dekkard (Blade Runner movie)
Dilbert

Victoria Snelling said...

Mmmm, Han Solo....

Dilbert - yes! :-)