The Best and Worst Gemmell Character

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    smeg

    smeg New Member

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    Hi i'm new to this place so hello, i'm a big Gemmell fan and have been since i first read wolf in shaddow and even though i still haven't read legend yet i have read pretty much everything else.

    I would be interested to know which gemmell characters rank highly, my own favourites Kaelin and Con, becouse the reader is introduced to them at a much earlyer age than they were with say waylander and so are more emotionally attatched. Thats my reason anyway, also overall i prefered the rigante novels to the drenai, maybe im missing something.

    Gemmell is also good at creating characters who you fully dislike but are not the bad guy, like amaziga from the shannow novels, i hated her.

    anyway i'm done rambling
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    Brian Turner

    Brian Turner Brian G. Turner Staff Member

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    Re: best and worst gemmell character

    Hi smeg, and welcome to the chronicles network. :)

    Now let's time how many posts it takes before someone says "Druss"...
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    Skilgannon

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    Re: best and worst gemmell character

    How you all keeping, i'm new, nice to be be here...

    This may come as a surprise but one of my favourite characters was actually the old Gladiator Rage, you remember the guy who trained Bane the Bastard. If the old axemaster ever had a worthy opponent bare knukle i reckon it would ave been Rage.
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    Adramalek

    Adramalek The Devil From Iga

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    Re: best and worst gemmell character

    Best: Druss/Waylander worst:the rigante line is the weak link
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    Seth God Of Chaos

    Seth God Of Chaos A God In My Own World

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    Hmm 2 posts thats gotta be a record

    My favourite gemmell character would probably be three swords, he wasnt in it much but he ruled

    My least favourite would have to be Ustarte i mean she had all that power and she didnt abuse it AT ALL
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    a|one

    a|one another brick in the wall

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    best : angel - got badass?

    worst : druss - got boring?
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    Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    The best Gemmell character - Jaim or Tenaka Khan

    The worst Gemmell character - Not sure. I will come back to this one.
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    Dead Riverdragon

    Dead Riverdragon Fuimus, non sumus

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    My faves are Dace/Tarantio and of course Viruk. Not sure about the worst though, but I thought Tenaka Khan was pretty lame.
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    Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    What??? I would never have expected to hear those words spoken ever. God forgive you!!
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    Dead Riverdragon

    Dead Riverdragon Fuimus, non sumus

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    Actually I find quite often that his secondary characters are more interesting than the main protagonists- Tenaka, Talaban, Mananan, the guy from Quest for Lost Heroes all spring to mind as more-or-less stock heroes with superior sidekicks. Even the mighty Waylander loses out to Yu-Yu Liang in Hero in the Shadows, imo
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    Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    Very true, but I will always harbour doubts of your sanity until the day you retrakt the Tenaka Khan statement. :)
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    Seth God Of Chaos

    Seth God Of Chaos A God In My Own World

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    I FORGOT ABOUT DACE

    My favourite is definetly dace
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    derae

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    the best, in my opinion, is definatly parmenion (lion of macedon)
    the worse is that girl from ironhand's daughter,cant seem to remember her name
    i mean, i realy hated her while reading the book
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    Winters_Sorrow

    Winters_Sorrow Unreg. Mutant Moderator Staff Member

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    best character for me was Jon Shannow - though I must I agree that Tenaka Khan was fantastic!

    worst for me was Kaelin Ring - too 1-dimensional for me (although I guess a few gemmell knockers out there might think they all were!)

    p.s. it was sigarni - she was the white-haired daughter of ironhand
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    Dakeyras

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    Of the main characters Waylander was always one of my favourites, but the best in my opinion would be Skilgannon. Haunted by love and guilt he's quite interesting...
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    Mandate Schoolman

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    The best: The Ice Killer

    The worst: Iron Hand's Daughter
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    LancerSr

    LancerSr yet another unlikely hero

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    I have recently been entrenched in Gemmell's writing for about the last month, reading about ten of his novels. I just can't get through them quickly enough!

    I would have to say that my favorite character, his evil sides withstanding, is the Moidart. I think his dialogue was simply hilarious.

    Worst character is a bit tougher. Maybe Rek? He just never seemed to captivate me the way that others from Legend did... Like Druss (obviously), Serbitar, Virae, the leader of the outlaws from Skultic (what was his name?), or even Ulric.

    I don't know, maybe he was just too much of a whiner for my tastes...
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    WJKeeling

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    BEST: I liked Serbitar, Waylander, Jaim Grymauch, and Jarek Mace.

    WORST: It is hard but i will say the characters from Dark Moon.
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    Dakeyras

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    Bowman...
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    CrookedMouth

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    Its a hard one.It would be easy to just say Druss or Jaim but i liked Huntsekker from the Rigante books.

    worst: Segarni was it? from ironhands daughter?

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