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Old 24th April 2011, 03:26 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Re: The Best and Worst Gemmell Character

best for me is the morrigu evil/good/both?? brilliant character.
worst is dardelion thought he was a boring little whinger, waylander should have just killed him.
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Old 25th July 2011, 10:49 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Re: The Best and Worst Gemmell Character

Best:

Viruk
because he actually thinks he's a god lol
'I may be a god, but I am a god with a broken leg.' - Viruk

Bison
Because he's an old fart, who sees a strapping young lad whenever he sees himself in the mirror lol
Also I found him the most heroic character in all of the Drenai stories.


Worst:
None of I can think of.
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Old 11th January 2012, 03:55 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Actually I find quite often that his secondary characters are more interesting than the main protagonists- Tenaka, Talaban, Mananan, the guy from Quest for Lost Heroes all spring to mind as more-or-less stock heroes with superior sidekicks. Even the mighty Waylander loses out to Yu-Yu Liang in Hero in the Shadows, imo
This is actually more prevalent in the side novels, though some of the main novels this also happens.

e.g. I found that I just didn't care what happened to Talaban in Echoes of the Great Song. Die already! He just seemed like a cookie cutter character. I preferred Questor Ro, he had more depth. Then well into the story he introduces the super contrasted Viruk. Brilliant with a Zhi Bow, even more brilliant in the garden, with a dash of insane. That character *saved* that novel.

So the Talabans, Tarantio's and Tenakas. The three T's are the worst for me.

The Viruk's, Culain's and Rage's are the besties.
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Old 21st April 2012, 07:47 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Best:

Tough one this one, going to have to go for two -

Dace: he is an actual badass

Decado: Appears a few times, in all of them he just dominates the other characters with his personality and awesome skills.

Worst:

I thought the boy form The White Wolf was an especially weak character, he apparently saved druss the legend, which should never have happened, any other book with druss in could have easily taken a single joining, and the boy is generally annoying.
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Old 2nd July 2012, 06:26 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Amazing! David gemmell forum I read DG every day been on a loop of his books for past 7 years lol ill do my top 5 best and worst and best side characters

1, Bane
2, Waylander
3, Helikeon
4, Druss
5, Charoes

Worst
1, Ustarte - does nothing
2, Sirgani - up herself
3, that dude who gets beat by grimauch in the festival. Wee arse
4, Anharrat - seems abut **** for unholy demon lord
5, Tanaki - hate her type of character needs to be put down a peg or two

Sides
1, Stavut - always forgotten but he's a legend
2, Banokles - he makes me chuckle
3, Moidart - I love baddies who are so drole and dry
4, Serbitar - obvious reasons
5, Sioben - his patter with studs makes me laugh all the time

Others worth mentioning are. Argurious, taebard jeakal, beltzer, manahan, Odysseus, and Vorna probs the best witch ever better than mgonnigal lol.
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Druss* not studs lol
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Old 31st December 2012, 01:14 PM   #157 (permalink)
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omg! Viruk - he's one of the best characters in any of the books!
Viruk's rebel cool and has a real mans man approach, Gemmel totally nailed the Atlantean arrogance of the man.

My favourite is Tarantio / Dace, they are like a killing machine against the hordes of death!
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Old 7th January 2013, 09:37 AM   #158 (permalink)
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Ok so no one has brought up Culain from Ghost King and Last Sword of Power as a badass. Come on this guy is an immortal who trained countless legendary swordsman and/or killed them himself.

Weakest I would have to agree with Tanaki. The only thing that redeemed that character at all was the way she acted after she got raped. The sad part was that it took that to humble her.
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