Favourite Discworld characters?

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im going on a limb here by saying whotf is sam vimes? aint read any of the guard stuff tbh

EDIT: yet

Maybe the fact he pops up on so many people's favourite lists is a hint to start? Really he is a great character.

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Sam Vimes is the central character in all of the Guards books. And since they are the best books of the bunch in my opinion, that makes him my favourite character :)
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My favourites are Death, Greebo, Nanny Ogg (she reminds me very much of my own Nanny, even down to the cat), Magrat, Granny Weatherwax and the Burser
 

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I think we'd better make a list of our least favourite charachers, then we're done a hell lot quicker :D
 

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Detritus... particularly when he was locked in the freezer and became intellectual :D Also Gaspode, the Feegles, the Golems, Adora Belle Dearheart and Foul Ole Ron. Of course the main characters are much loved too.
 

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Without a doubt, the Luggage. The image conjured towards the end of The Color Of Magic of the Luggage sailing over the Rim, covered with seaweed and hundreds of tiny legs pumping, makes me laugh hysterically without fail.
 

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Vimes for me

so many confilciting emotions within him, plus his darn right sadistic sneakiness is pure quality
 

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Without a doubt, the Luggage. The image conjured towards the end of The Color Of Magic of the Luggage sailing over the Rim, covered with seaweed and hundreds of tiny legs pumping, makes me laugh hysterically without fail.

Absolutely agree. Although of course for me Death does have appeal however luggage wins lids down.
 
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Call me plain and cheesy, but Rincewind's pessimistic, feebly yet so charming humor takes the cake over just about any other character I've witnessed in reading the Discworld series. Of course, that doesn't mean the rest of them aren't well thought-out (the Librarian, Death, Twoflower and the witches to name a few); they all had their moments, but I felt Rincewind was the most consistent.

Also, I know this doesn't qualify for a character, but T.P. himself as the narrator is great too, and would perhaps be the wittiest and most interesting thing about Discworld books if we were to expand beyond the "favorite character" discussion.
 

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Wow, this is going to be pretty tough... Having to pick just a handful of favourite characters out of so many great ones? I'll give it a go.

First up, it would have to be Vimes, and all of the Watch would come next (how can I pick just one or two?). Death would be right up there, as would the Librarian.

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For now, my fav are:
1. Vetinari. I always love intelligent leader characters in SF/F genre fictions.
I like the I-know-that-you-know dialogs between Vetinari and Vimes. Recently I read Going Postal, and Moist has the similar I-know-you-know dialogs with Vetinari.
After read Night Watch, I sympathize with Vetinari even more, knowing his young life as the Assassin Guild's member.

2. Nanny Ogg. What a witch! She is the first witch character that I knew that has a lot of husbands and children. IMHO, this carefree witch with dirty thoughts is better than Weatherwax in witchcraft.
 

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