Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 8 (#30-21)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who again are all male, and include in their number four really smart young people, two galactic defenders, two military commanders, three fathers (one biologically, one through adoption, and one both), and one anthropormorphic animal.

Paul Levitz

Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)
Park 6 (50-41)
Part 7 (40-31)

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 7 (#40-31)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who are all male.  Oh dear.  Amongst them, are four Americans, three Englishmen, two aliens and one Frenchman!

Green Lantern Ring

Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)
Park 6 (50-41)

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation (…at last)

G.I. Joe Retaliation is exactly the sort of movie I look for when I’m tired on a plane:  something that has enough action and humor to be entertaining, but which requires very little intellectual or emotional investment.  And so I’ve been looking for an opportunity to catch this flight on every flight I’ve taken since it came out in 2013, but I’ve never had any luck.  Then, suddenly, it was added to Netflix’s list of offerings, and it became an opportunity too good to pass up.

GI Joe Retaliation 1

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Weekly Geeky Question #38: Saddest Comic Books

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #38, and this week, Rod’s question is very topical from a Geeky perspective:

What are the saddest or most poignant comic stories I’ve ever read?

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 6 (#50-41)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s episode, we have four characters from Doctor Who, two superheros, one short semi-humanoid who becomes central to an epic fantasy adventure (and he’s not a Hobbit!), one police officer, one smuggler and one English gentleman.

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Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 5 (#60-51)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s episode, we have three comic book characters, two starship captains, one lawyer, one resistance leader, one Jedi knight, one former spy, and one simple warrant officer on an ordinary mining ship.

Spider-Man

Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rational for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 4 (#70-61)

And the countdown to my favourite fictional hero continues.  In this instalment, we have three, count ’em, three artificial life forms.  And a guy who is mistaken for an artificial life form.  And there are four female characters, which is tied for as many as we’ve had in a single list.  Two of them are attractive European-accented brunettes, one is an animated Mom, and one is a child from a book.

If you want to look at previous posts in this series you can look here:  102-91 (and rationale for the lists), 90-81 and 80-71.  Anyway…let’s get to it!

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Weekly Geeky Question #37: Patrick Stewart’s New Star Trek Project

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #37, and this week, Rod’s question is very topical from a Geeky perspective:

What’s my suggestion for a new Star Trek project featuring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard?

Star Trek TNG 2

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 3 (#80-71)

After a dying-computer related delay, we return to my countdown of favorite fictional heroes.  Hmm, that makes me want to make a list of my favorite fictional dying computers.  Hmm…HAL 9000, K-2SO, Data, the first Terminator…

Star Trek TOS 1

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 2 (#90-81)

Last time I wrote about what makes a character a “hero” in my mind, and I shared the low end of a countdown of favorite heroes I recently made up.  You can read all about that, and all the process that went into developing this list, here–as well as the bottom section of the countdown.

For now, let’s continue with the next ten spots on my Favorite Fictional Heroes countdown.

Doctor Who Season 8

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