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For those of you who may be suffereing from online-poll withdrawal, here's yet another one: Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You? Likely this is only of interest for those of us who enjoy science fiction and fantasy of course. (Though it's mostly relatively well-known media stuff.)
Turns out that I am: Jean-Luc Picard.
For the benefit of those with low bandwidth, please consider posting a link, not the image they provide you with. (Which is not what I did originally, so the fact that everyone else is posting images below is probably my fault, but...)
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Scary... I got Galadriel. At first I was taken aback, but thinking about it, that's actually not such a bad thing. If I'm going to get in touch with my feminine side, that's one SERIOUS feminine side to get in touch with .

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Ok, I am John Sheridan, but what it means?

 
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Awwww... I wanted to be Sheridan. He's much cooler than Picard. Experimenting with my own answers as a baseline, I found I could get to Sheridan by changing "doing something alone, like reading a book" to "doing something with others, like attending a party". Or by changing "a sophisticated philosophical debate" to "a personal discussion of feelings". :roll: Can't say Sheridan actually did that very often, fortunately, but he was less prone to philosophy than Picard. Oh well. At least I didn't get Wesley Crusher.
Alternately, if I change "The only way to get something done right is to do it yourself." from "agree" to "disagree", I get Marcus Cole. Who is also reasonably cool; I named a dog after him.
Note that never in my hypothetical alternate answers did I stray anywhere near Galadriel. You're on your own, Joe. FWIW, the big G was always too stand-offish for my taste, but my respect for her increased when I discovered she hadn't always had such a cushy life.
Now what this survey really needs are characters from George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. Much more complex to categorize.
Map, you can check other characters at http://www.tk421.net/character/stats.html for comparison.
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Awwww... I wanted to be Sheridan. He's much cooler than Picard. Experimenting with my own answers as a baseline, I found I could get to Sheridan by changing "doing something alone, like reading a book" to "doing something with others, like attending a party".
That's funny, because I clicked on "doing something alone, like reading a book" :roll: Also, I answered several questions randomly, like
"You try to be guided and ruled by your:
* thoughts and logic.
* feelings and sentiments."
What if I try to guided and ruled by both? :roll:
You're on your own, Joe.
Actually, Joe's choice isn't that unique.
"Possessing a rare combination of wisdom and humility, while serenely dominating your environment you selflessly use your powers to care for others."
 
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hmm, thought myself more of a Spock type...

Though it wasn't hard to generate Agent Smith with some changes???

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I am CHUFFED! My character is:
GANDALF!
How cool am I?!!
BTW, Folks, how about we post the link to the page instead of the actual picture? Some people with slow connections might have trouble with so many pictures, and that's no way to foster a free society.
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Anakin Skywalker !! I didn't know i hv heroic characteristics
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I am Kosh, some sort of ambassador from Babylon 5 (I never watched it)

 
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Worf. And I don't even know who he is.
 
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My character
Well, I did press the Submit button several times!
And no, the poll wouldn't accept my double-holers and re-directed me to
another galaxy.
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[Tim]: BTW, Folks, how about we post the link to the page instead of the actual picture?
Good point. Especially considering I've chastized others about that in the past. I've modified my initial post to encourage this.
[Map]: Actually, Joe's choice isn't that unique.
Not among other respondents, no. But in order to get there from Sheridan you'd probably have to change more than one answer.
Then again, if Jeroen can go from Wesley to Agent Smith with minimal changes, I think the person who wrote this quiz has a different take on these characters than I do.
[Amit]: Anakin Skywalker !! I didn't know i hv heroic characteristics
Ummmm... you do know what happens to this character later, right?
I am Kosh, some sort of ambassador from Babylon 5 (I never watched it)
This would be more appropriate if the survey allowed you to simply not answer a question, or to give a completely ambiguous answer.
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Trivia question: what actors appear twice among the characters listed here?
 
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From Wes to Kosh is 1 different answer, from Kosh to Agent Smith 1 more. In neither case is the difference great IMO (main difference being the attitude towards murder to gain immortality).
 
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YODA!
Hmm... this suprises me a litte bit. Not that Yoda is my character, but that it did manage to pair me up with Yoda. (I've always identified with Yoda more than any other "literary" character.... )
 
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The results of this test are not very logical.
 
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Seems like I'm Legolas Greenleaf - minus bow and arrows!
Changing the "The only way to get something done right is to do it yourself" from Disagree to Agree, I get Susan Ivanova. No idea who she is
And changing "u try to be guided and ruled by your:" from feelings and sentiments to thoughts and logic results in Samwise Gamgee
 
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I wouldn't have guessed this...
Gandalf
Ok, I admit I got Sheridan on my first try. FWIW, Jim, I chose both a philosophical debate and reading a book alone when I came up with Sheridan. I think the operative questions for his profile probably include not choosing to control an election, disagreeing that one has to do things onesself to get them done right, and preferring to free the guilty over imprisoning the innocent.
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Woohoo, I am Aragorn.

"Aragorn

Putting your appointed path ahead of any inner conflicts, you make your own rules for the benefit of all.
If my life or death I can protect you, I will.
Aragorn is a character in the Middle-Earth universe. There is a description of him at TheOneRing.net."
Although on the website, the picture of Aragorn shows up as the X, instead of a real image.
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
I wouldn't have guessed this...
Gandalf
Ok, I admit I got Sheridan on my first try. FWIW, Jim, I chose both a philosophical debate and reading a book alone when I came up with Sheridan. I think the operative questions for his profile probably include not choosing to control an election, disagreeing that one has to do things onesself to get them done right, and preferring to free the guilty over imprisoning the innocent.
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Well, all those answers got me Spock. ALthough if I change just one of my answers, I end up as Gandalf.
 
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Michael - so what did you change to get from Sheridan to Gandalf?
I think the operative questions for his profile probably include not choosing to control an election, disagreeing that one has to do things onesself to get them done right, and preferring to free the guilty over imprisoning the innocent.
Maybe, but when I pick those settings, and use my other Picard answers, I get Marcus Cole. It's not until I switch to "go to party" that I see Sheridan.
Another swing point:
thoughts and logic -> Picard
feelings and sentiments -> Sheridan.
Regarding "do it yourself": that's where I personally waffle most - on the one hand, I don't think anyone in their right mind would really think it's the only way to do something, but I am at least more likely to prefer this method than many other people I know, so I just assume they really meant that I favor doing things myself when possible.
 
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Seems to me that Gandalf ought to (a) believe in an afterlife, since he comes from Valinor, (b) have faith in a higher power, being as he is a servant of Illúvatar, and (c) favor not doing everything himself. That was an important plot point after all. But when I put in those answers, I keep getting Yoda. Which isn't that far off I suppose - Gandalf and Yoda are both Merlin analogues. As are Obi-Wan and Kosh, though the last has a rather different attitude. But I keep twiggling answers and getting Yoda but not the others. Guess I'd have to twiggle more than one or two answers at a time to go farther...
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Seems to me that Gandalf ought to (a) believe in an afterlife, since he comes from Valinor, (b) have faith in a higher power, being as he is a servant of Illúvatar, and (c) favor not doing everything himself. That was an important plot point after all. But when I put in those answers, I keep getting Yoda. Which isn't that far off I suppose - Gandalf and Yoda are both Merlin analogues. As are Obi-Wan and Kosh, though the last has a rather different attitude. But I keep twiggling answers and getting Yoda but not the others. Guess I'd have to twiggle more than one or two answers at a time to go farther...


Gandalf doesn't believe in an afterlife as MiddleEarth doesn't know the concept as such.
There are eternals and mortals. Eternals may have a mortal body but they are not necessarilly bound to it (like Gandalf was able to ascend his body for another form in Moria), mortals cannot.
Then there are the immortals who have an immortal (accept to accident or mallice) body with (like elves who can die though not of natural causes as far as is known).
There have been few instances where mortals have been rewarded status as an eternal (like the ringbearers at the end of the 3rd Age of the Middle Earth) and also a few instances where eternals have been granted mortality (Luthien comes to mind).
The sailing of the Elves to the West over the Sea may be similar in concept to what we (or at least those of use that believe in such things) see as the immortal soul ascending to heaven, but there is a marked difference in that the body goes with them and they are quite alive when they sail (dead elves do not go into the West or I've misread a lot).
 
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Mine is Princess Leia
From what i read about her she seems to be a very tough one which is not at all like me I tried changing soem of my answers to suit me better but then too i got the same character :roll:
Atleast being a girl i got a female character
 
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He even looks a little like me!
 
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To bring this full circle: I am Jean-Luc Picard also.
Make it so!
 
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Seriously though, I got a 500 with an additional 404 to boot. I think Ernest broke it.
 
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Now that would be cool... which bartender/sheriff are you?
 
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Well, let me guess...
Although based on the usual MD content, it would have a political basis like that poll from a while back.
 
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Seriously though, I got a 500 with an additional 404 to boot. I think Ernest broke it.


No, Ernest didn't. I've been getting that since it was first posted.
It's probably location, location, location.
Either that, or the force is not with us.
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Now that would be cool... which bartender/sheriff are you?


Indeed. Combine that thought with this thread.
I hope I would come out to be myself. Otherwise I'd have to dig out the old New York Dolls albums.
 
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Worf. And I don't even know who he is.


Remind me never to challenge you to a Batleth tournament.
 
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[Paul S]: Worf. And I don't even know who he is.
[EFH]: Remind me never to challenge you to a Batleth tournament.

Why? I'd think that would be an easy victory then. Or is that your point, a Klingon would not want an easy victory?
[Jeroen]: dead elves do not go into the West
Mmmmm, I believe they do. Though I recall being rather uncertain about a lot of this when I read it; Tolkien was vague on many of these details a lot of the time, and may also have contradicted himself. But my understanding is: Elves can sail into the west while still alive. If they die before that, the spirit goes to the Halls of Mandos, located in western Valinor. This is true for both Men and Elves. Men then get sent on to some unknown fate, while Elves get new bodies and go out into the rest of Aman to hang with their homies.
Gandalf may not know details of what happens to men after they leave the Halls of Mandos, but I expect he'd still register as "pretty sure" on the concept of afterlife.
 
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Worf would kick my ass, was my point.
 
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Tom said: Now that would be cool... which bartender/sheriff are you?
Let's make it!!!
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Yoda for me.
I must say, I'm still a fan of this online test -- highly entertaining.
 
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Some are autistic....others dyslexic......some have severe learning disabilities or Down Syndrome. Not all kids get a fair start in life. When Maygan first came to XXXXX Special School a couple of years ago she was, quite frankly, a heart wrenching case. Her understanding was limited to a few words. Crying tantrums and a string of unintelligible sounds were her only way of communicating - usually her unhappiness.
Won't you share a little of the loving care you shower on (wait a minute! Somethings sound familiar here, did I read this somewhere else?) your own children with the hundreds less fortunate?
It's months now since Maygan throw a tantrum.Thru a combination of gestures, special pictures and an ever growing vocabularly she communicates with her care-givers and therapists and life coaches, she's showing terrific progress in interacting with others. But with time and patience and professional help, Maygan looks set to achieve a lot more and be able one day to live independently within the wider community. As a parent and life coach yourself, u would almost certaintly give anything to ensure your own children get off to a good start in life. Pls - spare a little to help Maygan and the many others like her achieve their full potential, too.
 
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Yoda for me too...

by the way ..... i am not that old nor do i have so much hair left on my head as well.. though the ears kinda have grown a bit .....
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
[[Jeroen]: dead elves do not go into the West
Mmmmm, I believe they do. Though I recall being rather uncertain about a lot of this when I read it; Tolkien was vague on many of these details a lot of the time, and may also have contradicted himself. But my understanding is: Elves can sail into the west while still alive. If they die before that, the spirit goes to the Halls of Mandos, located in western Valinor. This is true for both Men and Elves. Men then get sent on to some unknown fate, while Elves get new bodies and go out into the rest of Aman to hang with their homies.
Gandalf may not know details of what happens to men after they leave the Halls of Mandos, but I expect he'd still register as "pretty sure" on the concept of afterlife.


Hmm, yes.
It's been too long since I read the Silmarillion and the other uncompleted works (and my History of Middle Earth seems to have gotten lost in a housemove a few years back)...
 
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