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Briala Mar 12 2008 02:14 AM

Favorite Character?
 
Hey, I was just wondering what everyones favorite character from the 9th pass was. I personally like Menolly the best, but Masterharper Robinton was way up there with Lessa and F'lar. So who;s your favorite or most loved character?

Topaz the Golden Mar 12 2008 11:00 AM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
I picked Jaxom. i kinda fell in love with him. :blush:

granath Mar 12 2008 12:33 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
Menolly. Most of the others have character traits that would drive me insane in a short while.

Allana Mar 12 2008 12:52 PM

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Mirrim, sometimes she reminds me of me. Plus she has a green dragon!

Thea Mar 12 2008 01:23 PM

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Another vote for Menolly. I loved the Harper Hall trilogy.

sjslack Mar 12 2008 01:51 PM

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It was a tough call between Robinton and Sharra...but I ended up picking Sharra. -Chuckles-

r2005 Mar 12 2008 03:29 PM

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I went with Robinton, although Menolly has a very soft spot in my heart.

ghost8772 Mar 13 2008 03:27 AM

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well, kinda ran with F'nor..... just thought, yeah, he lived in his half brothers shadow, but at times did drop the support in favor of his own designs. even told off a weyrwoman or two.

Dragongirl Mar 13 2008 03:33 AM

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Dude, we all know who I'm in love with. Just check my profile. ;)

Lady Maelin Mar 13 2008 10:30 AM

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Yes indeed...DG...we all know about your deap and abiding love:heart: .:tilt:

Weyrlady Mar 14 2008 03:15 AM

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NOBODY LIKED LESSA? :confused: Gosh, poor Lessa; or am I reading that wrong?

Anyway, enough of that. . .

I found it very hard to decide; I had a 4-way tie there for a while. Sharra because she always reminds me of my best friend, she's a strong woman, and she sounds like someone I'd like to get to know. F'lar because, well gee I wonder why, maybe because he's hot:O :blush: , AND he's a fantastic leader, a dreamer, and a visionary (we could use more of those on this planet) F'nor because he's about equally as good-looking:blush: , and is completely willing to stand up for what he believes in- where I come from that's called altruism! He sometimes gets hurt:( for his troubles, but that doesn't stop him from doing it again- plus he has the coolest dragon.:dragon:

I finally decided on Oldive, because he is one of the few people on Pern with a noticeable physical disability, and he is not only in a powerful position, he is much needed and asked for. As "primitive" as the society on Pern may be, Masterhealer Oldive's disability is NOT the first thing people think of when they find they have need of him. His skills and abilities matter so much more- I just think that's the way the wortd should be!:cool:

Brenda Mar 18 2008 05:13 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
Since this isn't a multiple-option poll, we couldn't show EVERY character that we like. Just the one single person that we like the VERY BEST.

IamJuicy420 Mar 18 2008 06:02 PM

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My favorite character, I said F'nor... yes he lived in his brothers shadow, the man fights for what he believes in, and his love for Brekke makes me so happy everytime I read the book... F'nor is amazing!

:D :blush:

cbrtlsseca Mar 19 2008 04:10 PM

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Menolly was my favorite from the first time I saw her in TWD was her first appearance I think. The way she teased Jaxom reminded me so much of my family, and the way she always seemed to know what he was thinking.

Then once I read the harper trilogy I just fell for her even more...


Jaxom is second because of his character as a person and his relationship with Ruth.

The next 3 are tied as I can't choose F'Lar, Lessa, and Robinton. I adored Lessa and F'Lar's relationship with each other and their dragons. Robinton I liked for his intellect about people in general.

Next it is a toss up over Sebell and Sharra: Sebell was a riot in the Harper trilogy (when Menolly first played for Dominic (spellling) with Sebell and the other journeyman who's name escapes me right now), and his involvement in the other later novels. Sharra I enjoyed seeing her relationship with Jaxom grow and the way she handles Jaxom in the later books is similar to F'lar and Lessa's


Out of the list my least favorite was Mirrim. Her behavior in Harper Trilogy was completely different in the rest of the books.

Brenda Mar 19 2008 06:47 PM

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It's Domick ;)

cbrtlsseca Mar 20 2008 05:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brenda (Post 103796)
It's Domick ;)

Yeah yeah yeah...:roll:



Still ain't looked up the other journeyman's name.

May be time this weekend for run through Dragon singer.:bouncy:

Anneli Mar 20 2008 06:41 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
T'gellan :)

I loved the way he was so nice to Menolly when she was at Benden Weyr after her escape from thread, and how kind he was on their return to "her" cave to collect her stuff :)

Then it can't have been easy for him being "life-bonded" (yes, I know that's not a Pernese concept, but it seems a good description of the relationship ;)) to Mirrim while having to be officially partnered with a gold rider as Weyrleader at Eastern :eek:

A'thony Mar 21 2008 05:19 PM

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I choose Jaxsom, most because in many ways we have simular personalities. And ruth is the best!

Priscilla Mar 21 2008 06:53 PM

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I chose Piemur. He is the one character I'd like to either be or be good friends with if I was on Pern. Imagine the adventures he had, exploring where no one had ever been!

Cherlyn Mar 22 2008 08:17 PM

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Piemur for me, too ! :bouncy:

L'isa Mar 24 2008 11:18 AM

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Okay, I had to go with Robinton. He is just such a good all around guy. He has had his hardships, too, and still comes out with a good look on life.

Hans Mar 24 2008 12:29 PM

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Go, Robinton, go, we'll beat Menolly yet! :D

Weyrlady Mar 24 2008 04:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by IamJuicy420 (Post 103666)
My favorite character, I said F'nor... yes he lived in his brothers shadow, the man fights for what he believes in, and his love for Brekke makes me so happy everytime I read the book... F'nor is amazing!

:D :blush:

F'nor is amazing, the perfect man, awesome, heroic. . . *big gusty sigh* need I go on? . . . sweet, sexy, funny. . .

I'm a huge F'nor-and-Canth fan (obviously!) I just finished listening to the audio version of Dragonquest, and am currently floating in "F'nor fan-dom" He just sounded so NICE!!

I still like Masterhealer Oldive, though, when it comes right down to it.

Dragongirl Mar 25 2008 04:07 AM

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F'lar.

*bland look*

GHarris Mar 25 2008 10:46 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Weyrlady (Post 104175)
F'nor is amazing, the perfect man, awesome, heroic. . . *big gusty sigh* need I go on? . . . sweet, sexy, funny. . .

I'm a huge F'nor-and-Canth fan (obviously!) I just finished listening to the audio version of Dragonquest, and am currently floating in "F'nor fan-dom" He just sounded so NICE!!

Better watch out. A lot of women don't think he was so nice in his first love scene with Brekke.

Of course, some women say the same about F'lar, but, at least, he had an excuse the first time with Lessa. Something about dragons mating...:notme:

GH

kevia Mar 25 2008 10:55 AM

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I've been giving this a lot of thought as there are many characters in these books I like, but Robinton is my favorite.

Goldrider Thais Mar 25 2008 06:29 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
another vote for you know who! *cough* F'lar *cough* lol. i can't leave all the obsession up to dragongirl, can i? ^.^
but right behind him were Lessa and Robinton (now why are those three almost always associated together, i wonder?)

ElectricDragon Mar 26 2008 11:06 PM

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Other: Mnementh.

Dragongirl Mar 27 2008 03:58 AM

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YES. I love that smart arse. (The literal mockery of his rider in Dragonflight comes to mind with his "HAHA! JEALOUS OVER THAT!? That's SAD F'lar" implications).

jube Mar 27 2008 07:13 AM

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F'lessan, just to be different.

ElectricDragon Mar 27 2008 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dragongirl (Post 104409)
YES. I love that smart arse. (The literal mockery of his rider in Dragonflight comes to mind with his "HAHA! JEALOUS OVER THAT!? That's SAD F'lar" implications).

I also love the way he gave Ramoth the what-for during the post egg-napping hatching. Know of any other dragon that would tell off Ramoth, even a bronze?

mawra Mar 27 2008 11:04 PM

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It was a hard choice between Menolly or Robinton. I finly went with Robinton.

Weyrlady Mar 28 2008 02:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GHarris (Post 104240)
Better watch out. A lot of women don't think he was so nice in his first love scene with Brekke.

Of course, some women say the same about F'lar, but, at least, he had an excuse the first time with Lessa. Something about dragons mating...:notme:

GH

OK OK, here's my opinion on that. . .

Consider the way F'nor was socialized growing up. Prior to Lessa-Impressing-Ramoth-and-actually-wanting-to-be-a-real-dragonrider, dragonriding had to be one of the most male-dominated professions ever, an exclusive boy's club in the sky! Then there's the society that he grew up in; it's not primitive, it's just different. Riders of bronze and brown dragons are given more privledges (usually), and more of a leadership role- rank's a big deal on Pern, and weyrs are decidedly not democratic. So, somewhere in F'nor childhood, it was doubtless implied to him that because of Canth's color, he had status on Pern. And he grew up with that part of his personality.

Then there's Brekke. Besides being a tad withdrawn and suffering from a serious lack of confidence, she's generally a cool person; I like her! And she can talk to and hear all the dragons, which is awesome ability to have. Consider this: she had the power to call in several weyrs' worth of help during that. . . scene, and she didn't for some unexplained reason. Probably because she liked F'nor, but she hadn't thought of things going that far, but when they did she was at first VERY surprised (I would be), but then kind of liked the whole thing. Really, she could have had Wirenth knock him out or something worse, but she didn't. If I was in that situation where I felt a guy was taking advantage of me and I had what Brekke's got, I'd use it. Then again, if said guy was a good friend and respected me enough to try to help me even if he's blundering around and totally doing it the wrong way, I might reconsider, he was gentle with her, she can be gentle with him. Being raped is not "help", that much I know! But in a society where people that are partnered with dragons are expected to put the animal's needs above their own, doing something that seems scary with a nice guy like F'nor(someone she felt fairly comfortable with), might be. Different society, different people, and I respect the differences!

By the modern Earth definition of rape, yes F'nor raped Brekke! But they don't live on Earth, so the same things don't apply. He knew about her ability to hear all the dragons, and he knew- F'nor's not stupid- that she could call in her own dragon plus anyone else she wanted to help her fend him off, and he took the risk and did what he did anyway. Just like F'lar took the risk to bring a strong-willed drudge to the Weyr to Impress Pern's only queen dragon.

I know that doesn't excuse what F'nor did, but hopefully it does explain it a little. Just because F'nor did something that may be considered wrong by the standards of another planet, is absolutely no reason to torture him, or castrate him, or anything else. If so, Brekke probably would have done it already!!

OK, so that's that- you asked! My opinion is my opinion, and while you certainly don't have to agree with it, I'd appreciate it you'd respect me enough to listen to it.


P.S. Hey Dragongirl, I like F'lar, too, very pretty eyes! Also, in many of the audio versions of the books, both he and Mnementh have this really neat British-sounding accent, that just sounds very classy and very. . . F'lar.

Brenda Mar 28 2008 03:42 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
I've dug up the fairly long thread on that very topic - a lot of people have a lot of opinions, and it can really take over a thread!

GHarris Mar 28 2008 03:52 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
Reply moved to the Brekke, Lessa, Tai thread: which was the thread I was referencing when I was teasing Weyrlady.

GH

Cheryl Mar 28 2008 04:59 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
Brenda, thanks for moving that bit of the discussion over!

Weyrlady Mar 30 2008 05:08 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
Thank you wso much for moving it! I should have put it there in the first place. . .. sorry about that! I remembered, much later.

Thanks again :-)

Brenda Mar 30 2008 06:21 PM

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That's okay! Discussions can go all over the place... but that's such a hot topic, that had already been discussed to such extent, and it's one that could really derail the original discussion!

cbrtlsseca Mar 31 2008 01:41 AM

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Menolly, Robinton race.. I see a lot of us really like the nosy Harpers :D

I almost did run through Dragonsinger....

Blue Rider 16 Apr 11 2008 10:22 PM

Re: Favorite Character?
 
I gotta say Jaxom, mostly because he's wise beyond his years, and is sensible, and loyal.


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