Favourite character?

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:33 am

InfernoOrangeSS wrote:Having read through a number of books since my last post where I stated that Rincewind and Death are my two favorites...I have to add Moist Von Lipwig to that list. I absolutely loved Going Postal!

:clap:

It's a good book. :D I don't think Making Money is nearly so good though. :?
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28636
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Favourite character?

Postby hazel8252 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:34 pm

I was trying to work this out a few weeks ago, I think they are;
5. Ridcully
4. The Librarian
2.' Vimes
2.' Granny
1. Death, who is Awesome.
I couldn't seperate Vimes and Granny, but every time I read Vimes I am reminded of Gibbs out of NCIS, and every time I watch NCIS I am reminded of Vimes. Anyone else familiar with both who agrees?
HO. HO. HO.
hazel8252
New member
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 10:54 am

Re: Favourite character?

Postby SpyViolette » Sat May 19, 2012 5:36 am

Okay, I'm going to attempt this and hope my head doesn't explode from the effort. My current top eight:

1. Death
2. Vimes
3. Vetinari
4. Moist von Lipwig
5. Granny Weatherwax
6. Lu-Tze
7. Adora Belle Dearheart
8. The Luggage

This isn't counting, of course, everyone who would be tied for those spots.
"You know how to pray, don't you? You just put your hands together and hope."
User avatar
SpyViolette
New member
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:04 am
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Favourite character?

Postby fids » Sat May 19, 2012 8:04 pm

1. Vimes
2. Tiffany
3. Carrot
You may be a King or a simple road sweeper but sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper
fids
Member
 
Posts: 92
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:12 pm
Location: Hereford

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Jingizu » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:41 am

This is a really difficult one, since there probably isn't a Discworld character that I *didn't* like!

My top 5 would be [in no particular order]:

Granny Weatherwax
Death
Susan
Ridcully
Vetinari
Jingizu
New member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:04 am

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Sir Samuel Vimes » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:44 pm

Mmmm...tough. :think:

My top 5:

1) Vimes (Obviously)
2) Vetinari (Like Mr. Burns in The Simpsons he's not featured as much but almost steals the show from Vimes' Homer)
3) Death (His cameos are almost as good as Vetinari's)
4) Rincewind (The Discworld's very own wizzardly Scooby Doo, with CMOT Dibbler providing the snacks)
5) Granny Weatherwax (If the terminator was re-imagined as an old lady, she'd be called Esme)
The Discworld: world and mirror of worlds


"The Truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head." -- The Hogfather (footnote).
User avatar
Sir Samuel Vimes
New member
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:40 pm

Re: Favourite character?

Postby serendipnick » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:14 pm

Ooh, I love these kinds of lists. The characters are often so subtle and layered that it's hard to pick a defining characteristic. For me it's gotta be

1) Granny Weatherwax. When in doubt, WWGWD? She's such a strong and empathetic woman.
2) Death. I love his fascination with humanity and the fact that his horse is called Binky.
3) Mustrum Ridcully. Jolly, pompous old bully with a sly streak - what's not to love?
4) Adorabelle Dearheart - I like the idea of a woman who chooses her high heels based on how quickly they can be driven through someone's foot, and I like the Golem advocacy.
5) Nanny Ogg - hur hur hur. 'Nuff said.

I guess I should like Vimes but somehow I end up just feeling sorry for him.
WWGWD
serendipnick
New member
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:03 pm

Re: Favourite character?

Postby MerlinPowered » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:21 am

Are we allowed to change our minds? :lol: I have only read a few of the novels so far (in reading order: The Colour of Magic, Guards Guards!, Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, Mort, Equal Rights, The Fifth Elephant, and currently Night Watch). As you can see the Watch novels are the ones I am enjoying most.

So, as predictable as it seems, my favourite character is Vimes. There is something oddly likeable, familiar and identifiable about him. You can love him, hate him, respect him and despise him all within a few pages, which makes for good reading.
User avatar
MerlinPowered
Member
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:32 am
Location: NSW, Australia

Re: Favourite character?

Postby MaxB » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:39 pm

My favorite character would have to be Carrot. :)

Carrot is a true gentlemen and king. He's so innocent, and he gets along with everyone. And how he and Angua are dating. :)
He really is like a gold coin in a pile of mud (the mud would be Ankh-Morpork). Admittedly, a hilarious pile of mud. :D
I like how he takes control of the situation with the Fred and Nobby so well after he comes back from Uberwald. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of that book, so sorry if I' m a little confusing. :think:
Does anyone remember which book that was?

Also, I run a website at www.pratchettopinions.weebly.com for anyone who's interested. I would be delighted if you visited!

-MaxB
MaxB
New member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:14 pm

Re: Favourite character?

Postby wildvet » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Alltime favourite charakter?
Vimes.
And the librarian
But definitely Vimes, because I am as angry as he is, so he's quite indentifiable to me.
wildvet
New member
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:09 pm

Re: Favourite character?

Postby subtlekiss75 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:18 pm

I love Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg-they are total feminist icons! Has been too long since they had new story 8-)
subtlekiss75
New member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:10 pm

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:00 pm

subtlekiss75 wrote:I love Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg-they are total feminist icons! Has been too long since they had new story 8-)

Well at least they were both in I Shall Wear Midnight. :)

Welcome to the site!
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28636
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Margi » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:22 pm

Vimes. No contest. I want a hundred books about Vimes and crew, especially ones to fill in the gaps of years between them. Night Watch is my favourite so far. I finished the last page and wanted to go straight back to the beginning!! :oops:

I think my life is on hold: am I a Watchaholic?
Margi
Member
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:10 pm
Location: Treacle Mine Road, Ankh Morpork

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:24 pm

You may be in need of a bit of therapy!! ;)
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11807
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: Favourite character?

Postby Margi » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:32 pm

No worries, I'm already there. :D
Margi
Member
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:10 pm
Location: Treacle Mine Road, Ankh Morpork

PreviousNext

Return to Discworld novels

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests