Wow! The nominations are looking surprisingly well spread.
I forgot to say "other than Discworld Characters" as it stands to reason Vimes (or one of the other Watch members) would most likely get the popular vote here. However, I'm not
going to change it now so all Vimes nominations still count and will continue to be accepted!
James Bond doesn't count for this one,
but I might run a future nominations/poll for the spy & espionage genre later if anyone's interested.
I counted your Data nomination as a Sherlock Holmes nomination since Data is not really known for being detective or part of a detective series, as such (although as a trekkie, I also liked his portrayal). Please post again if you want to me to change it to someone else.
Gene Hunt is fine, as is Batman due to his early comic book appearance (although, like with the spy/espionage genre, I might run a seperate Superheroes 'World's Greatest' at a later date.
I have to confess, however, that there are quite a few that I've never even heard off!
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.