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Posted: 10/26/2010 6:17:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 6:17:39 PM EDT by Beleg]
No movies, no TV. (although if they started in a book, they're in the running.  So Sherlock Holmes, for example, is in.  Magnum PI is out.)  

Who is the baddest ass, coolest, smartest, most kick-ass character of literature?

James Bond?
Conan?
Sherlock Holmes?
Phillip Marlowe?
Jack Aubrey?
Lucas Davenport?
Mitch Rapp?
Tarzan?

You can nominate almost anyone, but you must provide reasoning behind your pick.
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[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 6:18:58 PM EDT by A-nus]
Barack Obama is the "Greatest" fictional character... now quite how you intended



 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:18:13 PM EDT
I vote for Rapp.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:18:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By A-nus:
Barack Obama


Unfortunately, he's real.  And he's on TV.
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Anton Chigurh
Griso
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Bond, James Bond
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[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 6:28:13 PM EDT by von_landstuhl]
Gandalf





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John Carter of Mars

Different and not yet corrupted by a motion picture travesty.
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[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 6:22:12 PM EDT by fxntime]
Tarzan.
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[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 6:30:27 PM EDT by Mclovin5-0]
Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
George Smiley, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Robin Hood
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Lazarus Long.

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Edmond Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo.
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Jack Ryan
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:26:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fearlessleader01:





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That or Howard Roark.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:27:36 PM EDT
BOND? James Bond?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:29:32 PM EDT
Captain Nemo - Renounced his identity, built a kickass submarine, fought all his life on the side of nations struggling to be free from oppression, and saved The Engineer and his crew on the mysterious island multiple times.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:30:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Edmond Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo.


This is what popped into my head too.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:30:57 PM EDT
Doc Savage
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:31:31 PM EDT
Ulysses/Odysseus


Greek Mythology.  Known for his intelligence and his return home after his travels including that to the Underworld.

Also, Trojan Horse is well known.


"Beggar though I am, I was a soldier once:  And there still may yet be some strength in these arms of mine."
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:32:02 PM EDT
James Mowry is pretty badass. Disrupts an entire planet with his actions. Smart, dangerous and extremely lucky.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasp_%28novel%29
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Ender Wiggin
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Sam Damon.
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Natty Bumpo a.k.a. the Deerslayer a.k.a. La Longue Carabine a.k.a. Leatherstocking.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:33:25 PM EDT
The Judge.

From the novel Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.
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Paul Atreides.
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Catcher In The Rye's Holden Caufield
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John T. Kelly aka "Snake"
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Yosarian.
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Or Harry Potter
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Beowulf
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:38:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteelCased:
The Judge.

From the novel Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.


Most insidious, perhaps.
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Lucas Davenport is a good one.  He's smart, self-made, cool, knows when to break the rules and he kicks ass when he needs to.  Oh, and he's man enough to admit he likes fashion.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:41:07 PM EDT
Custis Long.
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Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:41:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
Lucas Davenport is a good one.  He's smart, self-made, cool, knows when to break the rules and he kicks ass when he needs to.  Oh, and he's man enough to admit he likes fashion.


And he'll pistol whip a man's face into shredded wheat with the front sight of his 1911 when he must.
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Originally Posted By Lexington:
Beowulf


Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:41:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
Lucas Davenport is a good one.  He's smart, self-made, cool, knows when to break the rules and he kicks ass when he needs to.  Oh, and he's man enough to admit he likes fashion.


And he'll pistol whip a man's face into shredded wheat with the front sight of his 1911 when he must.


true.  and he drives a porsche.
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Marcellus Wallace.


What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:44:38 PM EDT
Regimental Sergeant Major Patrick Harper.

He had a Nock Gun.
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Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:


John Galt?


Who was he ?

 












I nominate Lazarus Long
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:46:18 PM EDT


Gus McCrea







(... as played by Robert Duvall in the miniseries of Lonesome Dove)
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:47:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By XxSLASHERxX:
John Galt?


Beat me to it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:47:45 PM EDT
Flash Gordon
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:48:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By uxb:
John Carter of Mars

Different and not yet corrupted by a motion picture travesty.

Yes he has...and an INCREDIBLY bad one at that...check netflix for "princess of Mars"


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Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:48:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ajax72:
Ulysses/Odysseus


Greek Mythology.  Known for his intelligence and his return home after his travels including that to the Underworld.

Also, Trojan Horse is well known.


"Beggar though I am, I was a soldier once:  And there still may yet be some strength in these arms of mine."



This.  A fictional character, from before the Roman Republic, who is still on reading lists today.


Steve

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Originally Posted By A-nus:


Barack Obama is the "Greatest" fictional character... now quite how you intended

 


this was my response when i saw the subject headline and clicked

 
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