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Stephen King character popularity contest: Pre-Show (READ OP)

Discussion in 'Games' started by Kingunlucky, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member


    This is not the official tourney/competition. This is just the pre-show and yes it is important.

    I haven't read every SK book yet and even if I have this would still need to be. The goal is at least one hundred characters.

    I'd like everyone to list at least five of their favorite characters from any SK work.

    Novella and short story characters are legal to. I have some characters myself written down to be in the tourney but I'm only one guy. So please my new friends list away! Humans, monsters, good people, bad people etc all is allowed! :D Once I think we have a good and proper suggestions for which characters to feature from everyone I'll start up the tourney!

    Just list your like five favs or who you'd like to see! :D
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Jack Sawyer
    Rosie Daniels
    Wendy Torrance
    Dolores Claiborne
  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Can we go ahead and dismiss Roland from the word go? Let's assume that he can't be topped, lol. Am I off base? Idk...thoughts? Your ball game.
  4. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I don't know, I wouldn't vote for him every time necessarily.
  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Paul Sheldon
    Jim Gardener
    Nick Andros
    Johnny Smith
    Bill Denbrough

    I have a few in mind from shorter works but I think they probably deserve their own tournament. Again, just an opinion. :)
    Man, I haven't even listed any of the bad guys.
  6. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member


    Roland stays in.

    I LOVE Roland and he's a great character in terms of development but in my mind a big part of why Roland is so LOVED is due to how badass as he is. He's a very rare type of King character I've found in the fact.

    He's more equipped to deal with what he faces then 90 percent of the other characters, if that makes sense? I think that's what a lot of people like about him aside from his manliness. :p

    On close inspection and if people really think about it I think they may find there are characters they prefer to Roland possibly or at least he'll have competition.
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Mr. Jingles
    Andre Linoge
  8. Lynnie L

    Lynnie L Well-Known Member

    Randall Flagg
    Tom Cullen
    Johnny Smith
    Annie Wilkes
    Stu Redman
  9. Stranger.Danger

    Stranger.Danger Well-Known Member

    Mine is rather short given the amount of Stephen King books I've read: Father Callahan, Mr. Jingles, and Brutus Howell.
  10. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Sorry man, but I had to split my list into protagonists and antagonists. Hope you can still accept them.

    Ben Mears
    Johnny Smith
    Danny Torrance
    Stu Redman
    Jack Sawyer

    Randall Flagg
    Pennywise the Dancing Clown
    Annie Wilkes
    Kurt Barlow
  11. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Thought it was just me. I'm a little too OCD for this game, lol.
  12. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    I hear you, Doc. I had to work really hard to whittle it down to just 5 each.
  13. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Well you could do more.

    I just did five, so it would save sometime in scrolling through a lot of the same characters and all.
  14. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Ralph Roberts
    Arnie Cunningham
    Father Callahan
    Ben Hanscomb
    John Coffey
    oops see the stranger danger has already listed father Callahan,how about
    Cort instead..
  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I'm telling you right now. If Wolf came up against Roland -- Wolf baby. Wolf. Right here and now.
  16. Pep's person

    Pep's person Well-Known Member

    I am currently revisiting The Stand so might have some bias along those lines.

    Tom Cullen
    Oy (really love Oy)
    Eddie Dean
    Stu Redman
  17. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I don't know what it is but you are very persuasive. Now I want to vote for Wolf. Yeah, I'm one of those people that want to sample what you ordered for lunch after I've already ordered. I love my chicken sandwich but...mmmm, is that pizza? (Reaches for your plate.) :)
  18. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    No. No. You don't do that. You say, "That looks yummy." And I say, "You want to try some?" And you say, "Yes." That is when I take a clean utensil and shovel some onto YOUR plate.

    hahahhaa. I have family and friends who just eat off each other's plates in restaurants ! and it drives me nuts.;;D When they are in their own home, it's not so bad.
  19. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I love Wolf. The Talisman was the first book that ever made me cry. Just weep.

    "Wolf collapsed like a falling tree.
    Jack knelt, turned him over. The hair was melting away from Wolf's cheeks with the eerie speed of time-lapse photography. His eyes had gone hazel again. And to Jack he looked horribly tired.
    "Jacky--" Wolf raised a bloody hand and touched Jack's cheek.
    "Shoot...you? Did he..."
    "No," Jack said, cradling his friend's head. "No, Wolf, never got me. Never did."
    "I..." Wolf's eyes closed and then opened slowly again. He smiled with incredible sweetness and spoke carefully, enunciating each word, obviously needing to convey this if nothing else. "I...kept...my herd...safe."

    Just about the most beautiful passage in any book I've ever read. And I have read a lot of books.
  20. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Agreed, Jesus if you want to eat off other people's plates just order a goddamn poo poo platter and call it good.. When did this thing about eating off other people's plates become fashionable?

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