30 thoughts on “Prelude to #FighterWeek”

  1. Sanya from the Dresden files. He may have a holy sword but he is not a Paladin like Micael or maybe Shiro are.

    “You are a drug dealer – to little fairies”

  2. Gil Patterson, in Barbara Hambly’s The Time of the Dark. Usually a story that takes a man who’s a motorcycle mechanic and a woman who’s a historical scholar into a fantasy world would have the man train to be a warrior and the woman to be a mage. Hambly has the woman show the aptitude for warfare and get good at it, while the man finds himself unexpectedly studying the arcane.

  3. Traveller from Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen, of course. Conan is also on my list for being a warrior, mercenary, tracker, pirate, general, king, linguist, thief and a couple more things to boot, but sadly, he isn’t Death’s former champion now on a quest to kill his patron for murdering his daughter.

  4. This is a tough one. I love Fafhrd and Conan and all of that swords and sorcery pulp fiction. I mean, how can I not?

    But at the same time, I do like complex characters too, and lets be honest, Faf’ and Conan are the opposite of that.

    I totally agree with Adam Drew that Boromir is amazing. A character with flaws and depth who has good in his heart. A man who makes a mistake and dies a hero’s death. What’s not to like?

    (If we’re talking about movies though, I could make a pretty convincing argument for Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China.)

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