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#148595 - 09/12/08 05:00 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: TheSock]
LeeG Offline

Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 100
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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.

#148601 - 09/12/08 09:45 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: LeeG]
LumpyJaw Offline

Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 87
Loc: Virginia, USA
John Thomas Rourke.
Jerry Ahern's hero in his Survivalist series.

#148615 - 09/12/08 01:06 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: LumpyJaw]
kd7fqd Offline

Registered: 08/07/05
Posts: 359
Loc: Saratoga Springs,Utah,USA
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]
Hghvlocity Offline

Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 248
Loc: Oklahoma
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]
TheSock Offline

Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 471
Loc: London England
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]
jjmagnum Offline

Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 41
I go with J. T. Rourke ("The Survivalist").

#2 Ben Raines

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

#148680 - 09/12/08 08:04 PM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: benjammin]
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
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...

#148734 - 09/13/08 03:13 AM Re: Favorite Fiction Survival Character [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Woodsloafer Offline

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 122
Loc: Upstate NewYork
Jeremiah Johnson... certainly at the end of the movie.
At the beginning he was quite a tenderfoot.
"There is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action."

#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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