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Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« on: April 14, 2015, 08:01:50 AM »
Just a bit of fun... Right, as I read various different books and come across badass characters I often have those boyish him vs her thoughts. Whilst watching the walking dead I then thought of a team of fantasy characters so badass they can live happily in the ruin of the hordes of undead. So here goes!

Team Leader. The red Knight (Miles Cameron) The Red Knight is a strategic genius, excels at most forms of combat and is pretty deadly with magic.

Frontline soldiers (Ass kickers that never get squeamish, you can have four)

Red Kent. (mark Lawrence, The Broken Empire)
Corban. (John Gwynne The Faithful and the fallen)
Thorn. (Joe Abercrombie, Half The World)
The Hound. (George RR Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire)

Wild card (The unpredictable badass)

Jorg Ancrath. (Mark Lawrence, The Broken Empire)

Attack dog (general term, wolves, dogs, big cats, ferrets etc NO DRAGONS/MASSIVE INVINCIBLE BEASTS)
Storm. (John Gwynne, The Faithful and the Fallen)

Berserkers! (Those guys you can admire from a safe distance....)
The Bloody Nine! (The First Law. Joe Abercrombie)
Snorri Ver Snagason. (Mark Lawrence, The Red Queens War)

Magic user (for those who prefer to use their words)
Raistlin. (Dragonlance, Margaret Weis)

Secret Weapon (These can be used once a day to get you out of deep sh#t! Dragons Allowed  ;) )
Saphira. (Christopher Paolini, \Inheritance cycle)

So there you have it! That is my team of fantasy zombie killers! I posted the authors and book names in case people want to investigate. Get involved people!
« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 01:05:34 PM by Kazreemo »
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 11:57:23 AM »
The Fodder (those you send in first to be eaten so you have time to get away or plan your flanking move):

Joffrey (GoT, GRRM)
Sansa (GoT, GRRM)
Edmund (Narnia)
Eustace (Narnia)
Fatty Bolger (LOTR, because, well, he'd be very slow)
Mordred (Camelot-musical, and Once and Future King)
Rand Al Thor (WoT oh, heavens, I'm the Dragon Reborn, I must wail)
The writers and combined cast of the movies Legend and Willow (yes, George Lucas, I'm talking about you)
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 12:08:05 PM »
I agree with your (both of you) choices for those books I've read (and interesting to see John Gwynne there, he's on my soon to be read list after the current tower), except for:

Berserkers! (Those guys you can admire from a safe distance....)

Snorri Ver Snagason. (Mark Lawrence, The Red Queens War)
I really wouldn't put him in the same category as Logen, and even though he fights very very well, I don't imagine Snorri going crazy and losing sight of the end goal. I'd move him into the Frontline Soldiers group, and if we must maintain the fixed number, I'd move the Hound into the Berserkers group (although it could be also one of the other 2 I haven't read, Gwynne and Joe's)

And Jmack, Sansa? Really? Poor thing... she *is* getting better, you know... ;D
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 12:26:29 PM »
I'm listening to The Emperor's Blades now.
So, to the ranks of Fodder, I add the annoying Yeorl.
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 12:30:00 PM »
I don't think anyone could match up to Logen, but my argument for Snorri is he spanked a bear like I tackle breakfast! I also think he would whip the hound.

Plus although Logen always says it's dangerous to be his friend he always likes a chum beside him.

Oh and by the way John Gwynnes books are up there in my absolute favourites! Malice is brilliant but Valour is on another level!
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 12:36:03 PM »
Also, I'm not usually like this, but I notice a distinct lack of women in the list...

So let me add 3 to the Frontline Soldiers (you can never have too many):

Karris (Brent Weeks, Lightbringer)
Ferro (Abercrombie, First Law)
Wydrin (Jen Williams, Copper Promise)

And ok for the team leader, but he needs some strategists beyind, not just fighting people:

* Jorg could actually go in this category
* Jarlan (Lawrence, Red Queen's War) --> while not shirking from a fight, if needed, he would find the easiest way out of the problem (one not involving any type of hurt to self, hehe)
* Althea (Robin Hobb, Liveship Traders) --> she'll find a way around problems

And in the category of "people to keep our spirits up during the dark nights":

* Torpeth, the naked warrior (A.J. Dalton, Empire of the Saviours)
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 12:38:30 PM »
Have you read Half The World? Thorn is a girl I would not want to even slightly offend! Ferro is a great choice also I just didn't want to give one author too much! Although Mark and John got multiples...
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Re: Whose in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 12:39:46 PM »
Ah, I haven't, no - sorry!
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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 01:41:13 PM »
Jez Kyte, Tales of the Ketty Jay series

Quick Ben, Malazan series
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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 03:51:45 PM »
Gavin Guile would be a nice addition to the magic users I think.
And Tyrion Lannister would not only be a good strategist, but would also keep everyone's spirits up.
On a side note, I now want to see Ninefingers and The Hound fight. Someone whose really good at fight scenes should write that.

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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 03:53:50 PM »
Gavin Guile would be a nice addition to the magic users I think.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Gavin in book 1, I assume ;)
And hopefully 4!!!
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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 04:14:41 PM »

And Tyrion Lannister would not only be a good strategist, but would also keep everyone's spirits up.
Really? In the TV series, I'm starting get a little tired of the "oh woe is me." Now, given, he's had a lot of woe. But it's such a downer!  :P ;)
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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 05:49:02 PM »
One to one and without magic or guns no one is beating the bloody nine in my humble opinion. 
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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2015, 08:22:39 PM »
Jez Kyte, Tales of the Ketty Jay series

Quick Ben, Malazan series
Great choices.

Let's add Traveller and Karsa for the front line and Fid'n'Hedge for general mayhem and explosions.
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Re: Who is in your fantasy zombie apocalypse squad?!
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2015, 10:31:53 PM »
Lord Soth Ravenloft/Dragonlance

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