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

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Kingunlucky

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#1
NOTE!

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
 

Doc Creed

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NOTE!

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 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 all I'll start up the tourney!
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.
 

Kingunlucky

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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.
Hmmmm

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.
 

Doc Creed

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

Doc Creed

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#17
I'm telling you right now. If Wolf came up against Roland -- Wolf baby. Wolf. Right here and now.
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.) :)
 

Dana Jean

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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.) :)
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.
 

Dana Jean

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#19
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.) :)
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.
 

mjs9153

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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.
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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