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    Default fictional characters you despise/disdain and admire/respect

    the only character I can remember being strongly averse to, was the detective in The Driver who claimed he was "gonna catch the cowboy who's never been caught." I also generally disdained most of the cops in The Wire, mostly because of pointless coppy camaraderie, even though they were good characters.

    characters I respect... denzel in Man on Fire, scar...



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    my cat is named after agent cooper from twin peaks.

    hated robert deniros character in raging bull - by the time the movie was over i literally wanted to puke. but that had more to do with the ex he reminded me of.

    its random but that white prostitute nola in hustle & flow seemed like somebody i could be really good friends with or maybe she reminded me of myself. when she said she could tell when he was messing with her head i almost cried for some reason.

    i have a soft spot for the genius nerd guy trope. giles on buffy, spencer on criminal minds, etc.

    i feel like i'm forgetting dozens.

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    I hate all jim cary's characters except for trumanshow and sunshine of the spotless mind (but that's because of the actor)

    I admire durden (fightclub, ofcourse) sebastian de valmont (cruel intentions.. also, ofcourse), don juan de marco ehhrrr

    also from anime i've always kinda liked the evil types...lelouche of the rebellion is a major role-model as is light from Deathnote (yeah, i'm a kid-psychopath ^^).

    I despise dexter...it's the actor, not the character though.. The show has massive potential to interest me, but from episode one I couldn't get over the fact that...THE GUY LOOKS LIKE A PSYCHOPATH-AUTISTIC-RETARD!!!! (in my experience the real psychopaths are charming and very very good at hiding their psychopathy.. why did they screw up the show with that actor...just to make it "safe to watch" for the men/women in the streeet?? whyyyyyyy *wrings hands in despair*

    I also despise the whitecloaks/children of the light in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, also any other inquisitor/religious dogmatic characters gets me either fearfull or into a hatefull rage...(this happens in real life too, I escaped church due to throwing paper airplanes from the balcony at the minister ) ((In my defense, I was 10 and powerless against the indoctrination that was thrown at me, so my only resort was pranking the hell out of the environment!))

    there's probably a lot more...but the summary is, I like the odd ones, dislike the oppressive ones. Always surprise before safety!

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    Like/admire
    Cartman (South Park)
    This guy (Game of thrones)

    Tywin Lannister (Game of thrones)
    Bender (Futurama)
    Sil (Sopranos)
    Claire Stanfield (Baccano)
    Jack Sparrow (pirates of the caribbean)
    Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal
    Don Vito Corleone (Godfather)
    Robert Downey Jr as. Sherlock Holmes

    Dislike/hate
    Daenerys Targaryen
    All women in breaking bad
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    what is there to hate about daenerys?

    lol @ game of thrones torture guy

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    Q, Q, Q, I want to be a Q.

    Q are a race of near-omnipotent beings that appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Star_Trek)


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    Ewh these are on my mind right now
    Like : Lemmy Caution (Alphaville, Godard); George (Who´s Afraid of Virginia Woolf - film); Sophie (Sophie´s Choice); Barbara and Dr. Reiser (in Christian Petzold´s movie); Nastasya Filipovna (The Idiot); Vicomte de Valmont (played by Malkovich); some of Eastwood´s Western characters lol.

    Dislike : Eric Packer in Cosmopolis; Albert in The Color Purple; Stephen in Django Unchained, Madame Bovary....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lungs View Post
    what is there to hate about daenerys?
    What is there to like about her?
    Idk maybe I don't like the actress who plays daenerys, but still her attitude, the way she acts based only on her emotions... it gets on my nerves somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reficulris View Post
    don juan de marco
    Ha, definitely one of my favorite Johnny Depp characters. Movie was phenomenal.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

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    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshSun View Post
    Ewh these are on my mind right now
    Like : Lemmy Caution (Alphaville, Godard); George (Who´s Afraid of Virginia Woolf - film); Sophie (Sophie´s Choice); Barbara and Dr. Reiser (in Christian Petzold´s movie); Nastasya Filipovna (The Idiot); Vicomte de Valmont (played by Malkovich); some of Eastwood´s Western characters lol.

    Dislike : Eric Packer in Cosmopolis; Albert in The Color Purple; Stephen in Django Unchained, Madame Bovary....
    Yeah, the original dangerous liazons is better than cruel intentions as is his acting. But time of exposure is important in establishing role models and I saw cruel intentions before the original version ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglas View Post
    What is there to like about her?
    Idk maybe I don't like the actress who plays daenerys, but still her attitude, the way she acts based only on her emotions... it gets on my nerves somehow.
    I hate her as well, I actually stopped watching GoT because of her. Same as in Dexter, actor/actress ruins it for me...

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    I liked Deniros character in Taxi Driver.
    Russel Crowes character in 310 to Yuma.
    For Game of Thrones... my favorite character was originally the king who got his head chopped off... even though he was stupid, at least he tried. Now it has to be the Imp.
    Denzel was very cool in crimson tide. Never saw man on fire.

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    Willow from Buffy annoyed me, because the character was just as ruthless as the other villains but because she wore this 'sweet mask' (not real sweetness) it was all okay or something, she was just Joss' Mary Sue and it REALLY got on my nerves after awhile. I used to 'like her' but when she went after Johnathon and Andrew, that was kinda the last straw.

    Sad part I don't ever see her apologize directly to them, just that 'she felt bad in general.' Which makes me think she didn't feel true guilt and is just another manipulative thing she's doing. She didn't even have the balls to apologize to people who really didn't deserve that, yeah both of them acted crappy and antisocial - but so did *everybody* that season.

    Also Johnathon/Andrew/Warren were made fun of for 'not getting a real job' and being typical go-nowhere 20 something nerds, but Willow never had a job either and wasn't bullied for it. I'm glad Anya and Faith always called Willow out on her shit though.

    Also I felt Caleb was an ineffective villain. I wanted to cheer him on killing the potentials at that point because at this point my favorite show turned into some weird thing I didn't recognize. Real misogyny in the real world is alot more subtle and socially accepted by both sides then just some 'soulless man' who wants to kill women. Also his eyes turned pitch black indicating his 'evilness' how campy and retarded can you get?

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    ​A few off the top of my head..

    Like:


    Don Draper (Mad Men)
    Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
    Lane Pryce (Mad Men)
    Tony Blundetto (Sopranos)
    Bobby Baccala (Sopranos)
    Johan (Scenes from a Marriage, and Saraband)
    Igor (La Promesse)
    Kambei Shimada (Seven Samurai)
    Jim Halpert (The Office)
    The Man with no Name (Dollars Trilogy)
    Sanjuro (Yojimbo, and Sanjuro)
    Ryan (The Office, first few seasons mainly)
    Tsugumo Hanshiro (Harakiri)
    Johnny Sacrimoni (Sopranos)
    Hesh Rabkin (Sopranos)


    Dislike

    Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad), although he has some likeable moments.
    Christopher Moltisanti (Sopranos)
    Ralph Cifaretto (Sopranos)
    Tommy Devito (Goodfellas)
    Jackie Aprile Jr. (Sopranos)
    Janice Soprano (Sopranos)
    Tuco Salamanca (Breaking Bad)
    Kim Kelly (Freaks and Geeks)
    Artie Bucco (Sopranos)
    Jean-Ralphio (Parks and Recreation)
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    Add Jesse Pinkman / Mr. White to my admire list.

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    Admire etc.
    Movies
    Sam Lowry, Brazil
    Chance the Gardener, Being There
    Laura Jesson, Brief Encounter
    The Barber, The Great Dictator (although the ending is a little lame)
    Robert, La règle du jeu
    Martin Vanderhof in You Can't Take It With You (a far greater film than It's A Wonderful Life)
    whichever characters Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall play when they're in films together
    The three main characters in The Philadelphia Story

    Books (from those I can semi-recently remember)
    Orlando, Orlando
    Viola, Twelfth Night
    Alexei, The Gambler
    Myshkin, The Idiot
    Eugene Onegin
    Éowyn, LOTR
    Dorothea, Middlemarch
    Jonathan Strange, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    Despise etc.
    I don't really see so much point in a list here, as such characters are more obvious. But I will single out Rosamond from Middlemarch as well as Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men) and Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood) from two recent films I remember.
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    I like this guy:


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    why , I remember more those I like !


    I like
    Alicia Nash , A beautiful mind
    Paul , Masculin , feminin
    Mrs. Ramsey , To the lighthouse
    Nina Sayers , Black Swan
    Leon , Leon, the professional
    Padme Amidala , Star wars
    Hester Pryne, The scarlet letter
    Stephen Dedalus, A portrait of the artist ...
    Tristram Shandy, The life and opinions ...
    Scarlett, Gone with the wind
    Bonnie, Bonnie and clyde


    I don't
    Kowalsky , A streetcar named desire
    Anna Karenina
    Bob Harris, Lost in translation
    Julien Sorel, The red and the black
    Umrat, The blue angel
    Dorian Gray, The picture of ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reficulris View Post
    I despise dexter...it's the actor, not the character though.. The show has massive potential to interest me, but from episode one I couldn't get over the fact that...THE GUY LOOKS LIKE A PSYCHOPATH-AUTISTIC-RETARD!!!! (in my experience the real psychopaths are charming and very very good at hiding their psychopathy.. why did they screw up the show with that actor...just to make it "safe to watch" for the men/women in the streeet?? whyyyyyyy *wrings hands in despair*
    hehe... in short, i think the dexter character is a mess on the show... and actually not a psychopath... but i suppose that's part of the charm of the show?

    Quote Originally Posted by lungs
    what is there to hate about daenerys?
    she's kind of ruthless and unloving... she's a killer. she's cold and cruel. i don't hate her character, or dislike her (i don't think?) but i would never count someone like that as a "friend." her ambition will be the ruin of all of her relationships. oh, and she's horribly self-entitled in a way that totally isn't adorable since people die because of it. although i find most of the characters in g.o.t. really awful. in short, she is totally unethical despite how much she likes being on her "high horse."

    as one of the worst characters on the show said, when you play the game of thrones you either win or... you die. (i probably misquoted her.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reficulris View Post
    i despise dexter...it's the actor, not the character though.. The show has massive potential to interest me, but from episode one I couldn't get over the fact that...THE GUY LOOKS LIKE A PSYCHOPATH-AUTISTIC-RETARD!!!! (in my experience the real psychopaths are charming and very very good at hiding their psychopathy.. why did they screw up the show with that actor...just to make it "safe to watch" for the men/women in the streeet?? whyyyyyyy *wrings hands in despair*

    I also despise the whitecloaks/children of the light in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, also any other inquisitor/religious dogmatic characters gets me either fearfull or into a hatefull rage...(this happens in real life too, I escaped church due to throwing paper airplanes from the balcony at the minister ) ((In my defense, I was 10 and powerless against the indoctrination that was thrown at me, so my only resort was pranking the hell out of the environment!))

    there's probably a lot more...but the summary is, I like the odd ones, dislike the oppressive ones. Always surprise before safety!
    amazing, you sound so much like @Radio

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    like

    Captain Willard (Apocalypse Now)
    Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs)
    Guts (Berserk)
    Lisbeth (Girl with dragon tattoo)
    Zeks Merquise (Gundam Wing)
    Alma Wade (Fear)
    Queen of Blades (Starcraft 2)
    Lain (Serial Experiments Lain)
    Snake Plissken

    dislike

    Naruto
    Cutesy Anime shit
    your mom except when she's on her knees
    pedophiles
    rapists
    sadists
    people that get hysterical
    every bad guy in every james bond movie
    people that find shit eating as a fetish (wtf)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx View Post
    like


    people that find shit eating as a fetish (wtf)
    you mean Pasolini didn't turn you on with his vision of the sublime

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    Despise/Disdain:

    Hawkeye, Bruce Banner, Ultron, Peter Parker, Darcy Lewis
    Immortan Joe
    Finding Nemo characters
    Dr. Nefario, Miss Hattie, AGNES
    Cyclops
    Jesse Eisenberg in every role hrggggghh
    Lois Lane
    Alice (played by Mia Wasikowska)
    Ron Weasley
    Daisy and Tom Buchanan
    Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Cutler Beckett
    Gally (Maze Runner)
    Edmund Pevensie, Eustace
    Fozzie Bear, Scooter, Kermit
    Bart and Homer Simpson, every South Park character ever created
    Anime: Miss Goldenweek, Akainu, Usopp, Danzo Shimura, Sakura, Rukia, Gin Ichimaru, Uryu Ishida, Vegeta, Hange Zoe and Reiner Braun


    Respect/Admire/Adore:

    Thranduil, Galadriel, and Frodo <33
    Rey, Chewbacca, Han, Ewoks (so cute), Phasma
    Captain Kirk, Scotty
    James Bond (played by Craig)
    Jake Sully
    Maleficent
    Katniss!!, Gale
    Mad Hatter, Caterpillar
    Batman (played by Christian Bale) + Alfred, Thor!!!, Tony Stark, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Heimdall, Antman, Wonder Woman, Superman (by Cavill)
    Morpheus
    Sherlock, The Woman
    Indiana Jones
    The Incredibles--> entire family + Edna
    Dr. Frank-N-Furter
    Starlord, Drax, Groot, Rocket
    Furiosa
    Draco Malfoy
    Jack Frost (who doesn't like that guy)
    Gru
    Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, Blackbeard, Tia Dalma!!
    Magneto (by McKellen and Fassbender), Professor X (by Stewart), Emma Frost
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy in anything, particularly as Eames/Arthur (Inception)
    Thomas, Newt, Minho & Alby!!, Teresa (Maze Runner)
    Susan and Peter Pevensie, Aslan, Kaspian
    Jessica Rabbit
    Miss Piggy, Gonzo, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem
    Anime: Nico Robin, Luffy, Zoro, Boa, Bon-chan and Ivankov <3, Law, Mihawk, Ace, Aokiji, Rangiku, Renji, Byakuya, The Shibas, Grimmjow, Aizen, Starrk, Harribel!!!!, Zaraki, Yoruichi, Bazz-B, The Quincy Girls, Light Yagami, Itachi, Kakashi, Tsunade, Shikamaru, MINATO!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH, Nagato, Trunks, Sindbad Sharrkan and Masrur, Kirigaya & Asuna, Sasha Braus and Erwin, Sebastian Michalis, Dionysus - Loki- Apollon- Takeru - Yui from Kamigami no Asobi!!
    Kuzco
    Heinrich Harrer, Joe Black, Achilles (just Brad Pitt in general)
    Ruby Rhod, Korben Dallas
    Frank Moses
    Storm Shadow (GI Joe)
    Dana Scully
    Kida, Aladdin, Hercules & Megara and Muses

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