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Vote for your favorite LotR character

Plato to MacDonald to Chesterton, Tolkien and the Boys in the Pub.

Who is your favorite LOTR character?

Frodo
2
3%
Bilbo
2
3%
Pippin
1
2%
Merry
1
2%
Aragorn
11
18%
Boromir
3
5%
Sam
7
11%
Gimli
2
3%
Legolas
2
3%
Galadriel
4
6%
Gandalf
5
8%
Faramir
8
13%
King Theoden
0
No votes
Eomer
0
No votes
Eowyn
3
5%
Goldberry
1
2%
Tom Bombadil
3
5%
Smeagol/Gollum
4
6%
Treebeard
3
5%
Elrond
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 62

Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby A#minor » 17 Sep 2005, 00:21

Vote for your favorite character and then tell why you like them.
I have omitted the villians, b/c nobody likes them.

I vote for Eowyn b/c she wanted to do something important with her life, and she didn't let anything stand in her way. She was brave and loyal and true.
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Postby magpie » 17 Sep 2005, 00:24

I voted for Galadriel because she is such a strong woman who struggles successfully against the overpowering temptation to take the ring when Frodo offers it to her.
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Postby Adam Linton » 17 Sep 2005, 00:34

I would probably cast a different vote depending on which day I am asked. This time, however, Faramir -- because of his noble, costly, yet un-self-centered integrity.
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Postby A#minor » 17 Sep 2005, 03:32

Integrity - not something you hear alot about these days. Especially when it costs people something. Good choice, Adam Linton. And good explanation. That's what I love about Tolkien, those high values and beliefs in right and wrong are so present. The good guys always win in the end. Like Beowulf and high ideals.
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Postby hana » 17 Sep 2005, 03:52

I dunno about nobody here liking the villains. I wouldn't past anything past someone who likes Fairy Hardcastle.
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Postby hana » 17 Sep 2005, 03:55

I voted for Gollum because I like the way he hisses. Eggssessssssssssss, Precioussssssssssssssssss.
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Postby cheeky reep » 17 Sep 2005, 04:05

gandalf -- such a mixture humour, compassion, and grumpiness that makes you really grok what being human is all about.
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Postby A#minor » 17 Sep 2005, 04:08

cheeky reep wrote:gandalf -- such a mixture humour, compassion, and grumpiness that makes you really grok what being human is all about.


grok? :??: what's grok? Is that a Lewis Carrollism? Making up your own words and making them mean what you want them to, like Humpty Dumpty?
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Postby Leslie » 17 Sep 2005, 04:14

Sam. He's good and true and he's a gardener. Faramir is a very close second, for the same reasons.
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Postby cheeky reep » 17 Sep 2005, 05:03

A#minor wrote:grok? :??: what's grok? Is that a Lewis Carrollism? Making up your own words and making them mean what you want them to, like Humpty Dumpty?


whoops, slip of the tongue. to "grok" is to understand. not a word of my own invention -- borrowed from Heinlein from his book Stranger in a Strange Land.
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Postby Lady Rebecca » 17 Sep 2005, 05:14

Faramir is my favorite, because he is valiant and courageous, a fearless fighter, and yet he also loves and respects history and music. He is kind and wise, and knows his limits. (As opposed to his brother, Boromir, who thought he was above all temptation and defeat.)

If you think about it, Faramir could have followed his dad's lead, and refused entrance to Aragorn - trying to keep the kingdom of Gondor for himself. But no - he knew who the true ruler was - and loved him!

Faramir was also wise in the way he led Eowyn out of her pity party and toward himself. He validated her feelings, and then simply told her that he loved her.

Sam is a very close second for me - I deeply admire his unbreakable loyalty, simplicity and selflessness.
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Postby A#minor » 19 Sep 2005, 00:12

I can't believe Frodo has no votes! Can I vote again?
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Postby *~Diamond in the Rough~* » 01 Jan 2006, 22:31

A#minor wrote:I can't believe Frodo has no votes! Can I vote again?


You can't believe no one voted for Frodo?! But what of Arwen? She's not even a choice! How unfair is that?! *hmph*

Pippen was my favorite. I want to set him on my mantel and make him sing to me all day! LOL
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Postby A#minor » 02 Jan 2006, 02:49

*~Diamond in the Rough~* wrote: But what of Arwen? She's not even a choice! How unfair is that?! *hmph*

oops. Sorry. I can't remember every single character! :/
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re: Vote for your favorite character

Postby nomad » 02 Jan 2006, 05:54

I voted for Gimli because he's funny. One of my favorite things in LOTR is the development of the friendship between him and Legolas. Gimli is sturdy and reliable, and he doesn't get carried away with ideas of glory and valour. He's quite content to be a supporting character.
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