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Re: Favourite Fantasy Anti Hero
« Reply #60 on: June 28, 2017, 02:44:45 AM »
I'm looking for a heroic neutral hero a bit like Jason Bourne  or Reese from person of interest or Jack Reacher but in a fantasy setting any ideas?

Already read Vlad Taltos and Repairman Jack and Low Town Trilogy
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Re: Favourite Fantasy Anti Hero
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2017, 05:36:49 AM »
Bloody Nine, Karsa, Glotka, Elric, Conan (!)...Gollum?

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Re: Favourite Fantasy Anti Hero
« Reply #62 on: June 28, 2017, 05:37:58 AM »
What Abatch said. And Mad Mardigan.
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Re: Favourite Fantasy Anti Hero
« Reply #63 on: June 28, 2017, 08:24:31 AM »
Logen 'Bloody Nine' Ninefingers is probably the closest to Jason Bourne. I'd say the entire cast of Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames fit the bill to some extent.
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Re: Favourite Fantasy Anti Hero
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2020, 09:37:45 PM »
For me I used to always say the Hound (hence my name) from A Song of Ice and Fire, but recently have taking a liking to Shivers from Abercombie's World.

What are your faves?

I’m not sure maybe Basso the magnificent?

What’s the difference between an anti hero and a grey character? We all know whites are the Paladins 😁
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Re: Favourite Fantasy Anti Hero
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2020, 12:25:30 AM »
There's a fun trilogy by Jennifer Fallon that starts with The Lion of Senet. The main character of that basically identifies the Big Problem, realises there is no one else in any sort of position to solve it, and sets out to solve it himself, even if it requires doing things that will make everyone he loves hate him. (If the story were written by KJ Parker, he'd have to do such terrible things that it'd turn him into the villain, and that would be the point of the story; Fallon is a far less dark sort of writer, which allows suitable exploration of his regrets and punishments, but still gives a happy ending.)