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#148595 - 09/12/08 05:00 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: TheSock]
LeeG Offline
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Lazarus Long is a Robert Heinlein character from many of his books. He appeared first in Methuselah's Children and later in Time Enough for Love.

Louis Wu is a Larry Niven character, found in all of the Ringworld series as well as a few others.

Hugh Farnham is another Heinlein character from Farnham's Freehold.


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#148601 - 09/12/08 09:45 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: LeeG]
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John Thomas Rourke.
Jerry Ahern's hero in his Survivalist series.

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#148615 - 09/12/08 01:06 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: LumpyJaw]
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Snake Pliskin-Escape from New York
Rambo-Book Series of the same name or Sly Stalone movies
Ginger and Maryanne-Gilligans Island


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#148622 - 09/12/08 01:25 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: kd7fqd]
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Ben Raines - Out Of The Ashes by William W. Johnstone
Quinn Harris - the movie Six Days Seven Nights, played by Harrison Ford
Capt Dooley - in the movie Islands in the Sky, played by John Wayne
Captain Ron, in the movie Captain Ron, played by Kurt Russell
Maryann and Ginger - Gilligan's Island
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#148649 - 09/12/08 04:33 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: Stu]
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I always enjoyed Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family Robinson. they did some interesting things.

Terminator, Reese...goes shopping a viola! plastic explosives, and he gets the girl!

I agree with SBRaider..Ben Raines...good series of books, hard to find.

I'll also add Tom Hanks character from Cast Away.



Edited by Hghvlocity (09/12/08 04:33 PM)
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#148659 - 09/12/08 05:39 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: Hghvlocity]
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Thanks for the info on who all these people are. The only thing I can remember about Louis Wu from Ringworld is that 'he made a lousy warrior'. Guess he toughened up in the later books?
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#148665 - 09/12/08 06:58 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: NightHiker]
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I go with J. T. Rourke ("The Survivalist").

#2 Ben Raines

#3 The two guys (main characters) from the Deathlands series...

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#148680 - 09/12/08 08:04 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: benjammin]
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I guess I could go for any one of Richard Marcinko's heroes in his fiction series. I have only read one of them, but the hero in that one could do no wrong, could overcome any obstacle and win in the end...
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#148734 - 09/13/08 03:13 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Jeremiah Johnson... certainly at the end of the movie.
At the beginning he was quite a tenderfoot.
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#148735 - 09/13/08 03:54 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: Woodsloafer]
Todd W Offline
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Originally Posted By: Woodsloafer
Jeremiah Johnson... certainly at the end of the movie.
At the beginning he was quite a tenderfoot.


At the start he was lost and confused it seemed... probably new more than most do today that think they know 'some'... in the middle I say he was very good 'survival character' in the end a ruthless killer out for revenge/protection/death wish wink but also an expert of the area.

My .02 at least.

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