My (fictional) Hero

Do you have a favorite hero from a book?  One who you would like to meet, aspire to imitate, are inspired by?

And could you pick just one?

I started thinking about this because Chapters Indigo is having a contest (you can get there from their facebook page ) where you vote on your favorite fictional hero.  Some of the choices are understandable, like Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird, or Tyrion Lannister from A Game of Thrones.  How is Anne of Green Gables a hero?  I mean, I loved the books, but I wouldn’t exactly call her a hero.  Are we talking a hero just being the main character of the story, or are they actually supposed to have done something heroic?

I’m not sure who I would choose, if I had to choose only one.  Sparhawk, from the Elenium trilogy by David Eddings?  Sam Vimes, from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels? Maybe Tarma or Kethry from Mercedes Lackey’s Oathbound?  Yeah, probably Tarma.  She was like Xena, but kicked even more ass.  Or Sam Vimes.  Arg!  I can’t choose.  I just keep thinking of more awesome characters.

So what about you guys.  Who is your favorite fictional hero of all time?  Or heroes, if you’re indecisive like me.


Filed under Books, Bookstore

4 responses to “My (fictional) Hero

  1. I would pick Kvothe from the Name of the Wind and the Wise Man’s Fear By: Patrick Rothfuss. Oorrr Haplo or Hugh the Hand from The Death Gate cycle series By: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. There really are a lot to choose from, though!

    • Oh, good call on Kvothe. Yes, there really are too many choices. My favorite also changes, depending on mood, current life situation… sometimes I really wish I was a ninja assasin, for example, particularly when hearing about Canadian politics.

  2. I would have issues picking one also – luckily I posted a Top 10 Heroes list recently that I can share with you 🙂

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