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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 12:50:38 PM »
Inominate Ham and Breeze from the original Mistborn trilogy. I can't even imagine half of the humor in the trilogy  without these two. Great friends and thieving partners indeed.

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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2017, 03:05:42 AM »
Wanting to bump this back up to see if we can get some more nominations in so I have enough to put together a decent bracket.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2017, 04:21:47 AM »
Burrich from Farseer Trilogy

Efrem Pangyui from The Divine Cities

Hannibal from Hannibal

Ardee West from The First Law

Katherine and Sir Makin from Prince of Thorns

Varys from Game of Thrones

Snape from Harry Potter

Grima Wormtongue from Lord of the Rings

Marsh from Mistborn

Father Chains and Sabetha from Gentlemen Bastards
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2017, 05:25:38 AM »
@Peat how about a second for this one? ;)

Gaspode the Dog - Discworld Terry Pratchett

And now adding

Auri - The Kingkiller Chronicles  Patrick Rothfus

And second from

Efrem Pangyui from The Divine Cities

Ardee West from The First Law

Katherine and Sir Makin from Prince of Thorns

Snape from Harry Potter

Father Chains from Gentlemen Bastards


Also second
I nominate Ham and Breeze from the original Mistborn trilogy.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2017, 09:12:12 AM »
I'm lost...
Hedin, can you please make a summary of everyone that's been nominated, and then I'll check who to second?
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2017, 06:38:03 PM »
I'm still musing on nominations and what not. Have a mild case of battle fatigue if I'm honest. That said, here's a count, because I'm a Friendly soul who likes counting things.

... you got the joke there right?

Doesn't help that its a humongous category. I could probably come up with a list of 20 odd characters who I feel deserve to be here without seconding anyone, then change my mind a day later.

Cut-Me-Own-Throat (CMOT) Dibbler   Discworld   Terry Pratchett - 3
The Librarian   Discworld  Terry Pratchett - 3
Hagrid   Harry Potter JK Rowling - 3
Snape - Harry Potter - Rowling - 3
Spook - Mistborn - Sanderson - 2
Jez - Ketty Jay - Wooding - 2
Marcus d’Ivoire - Shadow Campaigns - Wexler - 2
Moiraine Damodred - Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan - 2
al'Lan Mandragoran - Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan - 2
Varys - A Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin - 2
Master Elodin - The Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss - 2
Hoid - 'Cosmere' - Brandon Sanderson - 2
Ham - Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson - 2
Breeze - Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson - 2
Efrem Pangyui from The Divine Cities - 2
Ardee West from The First Law - 2
Katherine and Sir Makin from Prince of Thorns - 2
Father Chains from Gentlemen Bastards - 2
Tehol - Malazan - Erikson - 2
Bugg - Malazan - Erikson - 2
Fiddler - Malazan - Erikson - 2
Nicomo Cosca (The First Law, Joe Abercrombie) - 2
Ferro Maljinn The First Law Joe Abercrombie - 2
The Patrician (Discworld, Terry Pratchett) - 2
Death (Discworld, Terry Pratchett) - 2
Rob Anybody of the Nac Mac Feegles  Tiffany Aching series Terry Pratchett - 2

Sergeant Colon  Discworld Terry Pratchett
Detritus the Troll  Discworld Terry Pratchett
Mostrum Ridcully the Arch Chancellor  Discworld   Terry Pratchett
Andre the Giant   The Princess Bride  William Goldman
Owen Kennedy   Iron Druid Chronicles   Kevin Hearne
Toot Toot   Dresden Files  Jim Butcher
The Leanansidhe, or Lea   Dresden Files  Jim Butcher
Thomas Raith  Dresden Files  Jim Butcher
Yagharek the Garuda  Perdido Street Station   China Mieville
Neville Longbottom  Harry Potter  JK Rowling
Garyus The Red Queen's War  Mark Lawrence
Gandalf  The Lord of the Rings  JRR Tolkien (I wonder if he's not a non-VP protag on some levels)
Treebeard The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
Thorin The Hobbit JRR Tolkien
Sheelba of the Eyeless Face (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, Fritz Lieber)
Vain (Thomas Covenant, Stephen Donaldson)
Pendarric (Shannow novels, David Gemmell)
Faramir (LOTR, JRR Tolkien)
Arioch (Elric, Michael Moorcock)
Astinus (Dragonlance, Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman)
Dumbledore - Harry Potter - Rowling
Sigrud - The Divine Cities - Bennett
Molly Carpenter - Dresden - Butcher
Teia - Lightbringer - Weeks
Vesna - Twilight Reign - Lloyd
Kettricken - The Realm of the Elderlings - Robin Hobb
Legolas - The Lord of the Rings - John RR Tolkien
Jasnah Kholin - The Stormlight Archive - Brandon Sanderson
Sleepy - The Black Company - Glen Cook
Sazed - Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
Burrich from Farseer Trilogy
Hannibal from Hannibal
Grima Wormtongue from Lord of the Rings
Marsh from Mistborn
Sabetha from Gentleman Bastards
Gaspode the Dog - Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Auri - Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2017, 06:41:35 PM »
Where is @Nora to support Hannibal?  ::)
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2017, 01:46:05 AM »
And it ought to be Hannibal from RED DRAGON, and not Hannibal, because Hannibal is not the supporting character in that piece of trash, but the eponymous one. So arguably the MC.
And it's trash.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2017, 06:25:57 AM »
If we're going to nominate animals then a vote has to go to Toby the dog from the Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch. In fact Beverley Brook from the same series also deserves to get a start.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2017, 11:08:56 AM »
Thanks Peat!

So my seconds (or nth) go to:

Hagrid - Harry Potter - JK Rowling
Jez - Ketty Jay - Wooding
Sir Makin - Prince of Thorns - Lawrence
Ferro Maljinn - The First Law - Joe Abercrombie
Death - Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Toby - Peter Grant series - Aaronovitch

I know there'd be more, but I'm still having problems splitting sidekicks with ancillary characters.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favorite Ancillary Character Nominations
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2017, 12:53:02 PM »
And it ought to be Hannibal from RED DRAGON, and not Hannibal, because Hannibal is not the supporting character in that piece of trash, but the eponymous one. So arguably the MC.
And it's trash.

I meant Hannibal as the name of the series, not that specific volume (eww)!

Now that I think about it, he is the perfect example of an ancillary character, as in both Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs he is not the protagonist, he is not the villain, not a sidekick, and yet both hero and villain are hugely affected by him, and the story, in a way, possibly can't even happen without him.
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