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December 29th, 2010
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Another meme
The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen fictional characters (television, films, plays, books, video games) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.  Note, tag, etc.

Marx Marvelous - Another Roadside Attraction
Ariel - The Tempest
Arabella Bishop - Captain Blood
Rufus T Firefly - Duck Soup
Jordan Cochrane - Real Genius
Ambush Bug - DC Comics
The Watcher of the Skies - Genesis
Johnnie Gray - The General
Kaywinnit Frye - Flrefly
Alan Swann - My Favorite Year
Huck Finn
Hobart Floyt - Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds etc
Carson Napier - Carson of Venus etc
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Bailey Quarters - WKRP in Cincinnati

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From:filkertom
Date:December 29th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)

Mmmm... Bailey

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Mr. Spock
Sherlock Holmes
Bugs Bunny
Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows)
Reed Richards
Spider-Man
Superman, esp. Chris Reeve
Phileas Fogg (Around the World In 80 Days)
Kermit the Frog
Prof. Harold Hill (The Music Man)
Captain America
Thor
Conan the Barbarian, esp. in Marvel Comics
Doc Savage
Everett C. Marm ("Repent, Harlequin!" Said The Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison)

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From:blindgeoff
Date:December 29th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Mmmm... Bailey

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Bailey... seconded!

Also, I went to high school with the girl that Jordan was modeled on!
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From:barondave
Date:December 29th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)

Okay, I've thought about it...

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... and these are still preliminary and semi-arbitrary, and took longer than 15 minutes to dig up. So there.

Philip Halvorsen, The [Widget]. the [Wadget] and Boff
Elmer Elevator, My Father's Dragon. [Really, the cat.]
Element Lad
James Bond
Professor Julius Kelp, The Nutty Professor [original] [freunlaven]
Pinky, Duck Soup [ie, Harpo Marx. Groucho is brilliant, Harpo transcendent]
Tevye, A Fiddler On The Roof
Bilbo Baggins, LotR
Heather Campbell, The Andy Griffith Show. [I'm not entirely sure this was the young ingenue Opie fell in love with, but she was somewhere in the series and this is the only episode I could find with the right plot.]
Collectively, the young heroes of Andre Norton novels [if this is cheating, ignore the next one too]
Collectively, the young heroes of Robert Heinlein novels
Capt. Kirk [more than Spock, who might otherwise be on this list]
Jethro Bodine, The Beverly Hillbillies. [I wanted his opportunities, then would do things right]
Oliver Wendell Douglas, Green Acres. [While Hank Kimball was my favorite character, Oliver probably influenced me more, as he was the only sane one in an insane universe... which leads me to...]
Alice, Alice In Wonderland

Hey, that's 15. Somehow, the list seems sparse and incomplete. Oh well, that's how it goes.

Edited at 2010-12-29 10:30 pm (UTC)
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From:allisona
Date:December 30th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
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Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery)
Sherlock Holmes
Sam Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings)
The Fourth Doctor (and the Ninth)- Doctor Who
Leonard McCoy (original Star Trek)
Keith Partridge (The Partridge Family)
Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars saga)
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
Emily Byrd Starr (Emily of New Moon- L.M. Montgomery)
Robin Hood
G'Kar (Babylon 5)
Meg Murry (A Wrinkle In Time- Madeline L'Engle)
Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

I'm sure these would all change if you asked me again next week.
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