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Birdie

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Hi all!
I've been casually browsing the forum for a while now and I figure it's well beyond due that I make an official introductory post. I was introduced to the Cosmere this year thanks to a couple of very enabling friends with an Audible account and good international shipping. I haven't been able to stop since I started reading a couple of months ago -- I just have to finish WoR and start Elantris :blink:
My partner and I are both working our way through the series right now and, in talking, realized that neither of us can pick even our top five favourite characters. I love them all too much! Who are your favourites? 

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Hi! Welcome to the Shard, comrade! Our favorite characters are:

1. Hrathen

2. Kelsier

3. Wayne

4. Hoid

5. Vasher

Hope to see you around! Have an upvote!

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Welcome to the Shard! Here, have a cookie and an upvote! 

My favorite characters include:

1. Kaladin (he's just so cool) 

2. Syl (totally love her!) 

3. Jasnah (I mean, she's Jasnah!) 

4. Lift (she's way too awesome) 

5. Hoid (cracks me up every time) 

6. Vin! Vin! Vin! 

7. Alcatraz 

8. Odium and Ruin (Dude, I have to add these guys  since I have well developed sense of self Preservation) 

PS: Have fun with the Shard! 

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1. Marsh

2. Lightsong

3. Raidriar

4. Kelsier

5. Bleeder

6. Denth

7. Taravangian

8. Sazed

9. Gaotona

10. Kaladin

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Hi Birdie, and welcome  to the Shard! Have a cookie!

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My top characters would be:

1. Lightsong

2. Sazed

3. Sadeas

4. Taravangian

5. Kelsier

6. Breeze

7. Yomen

8. Gaotona

9. Sebarial

10. Kaladin

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Welcome! This is a fun opening post :)

Noting these are my favorites, and not necessarily the characters I find the most compelling, just the ones I love to read:

1. Lightsong, no contest

2. Kaladin (my only concession to real character rather than enjoyment)

3. Kelsier

4. Hoid

5. Wayne

Because it's not enough, the 5 i think are the best written and most compelling are:

1. Kaladin

2. Sazed

3. Gaotona

4. Kelsier

5. Szeth

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Welcome to the shard!

  1. Hoid
  2. Lightsong
  3. Wayne
  4. Kelsier
  5. Galladon
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1. Vin

2. Lightsong

3. Vasher

4. Clod

5. Kelsier

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1: Kelsier

2: Hoid

3: Jasnah

4: Szeth

5: Rock

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I'm just going to go against the mainstream here and list off my top five least favorite characters:

1. Obliteration

2. Zane Venture

3. Blushweaver

4. Torol Sadeas

5. Telrii

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3 hours ago, Firerust the Terris Gyorn said:

I'm just going to go against the mainstream here and list off my top five least favorite characters:

1. Obliteration

2. Zane Venture

3. Blushweaver

4. Torol Sadeas

5. Telrii

:o You don't like Obliteration?!!! 

Quote

 

2 Chronicles 20:24

When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped.

 

Anyway.

Here're mine.

1. Kaladin

2. Wayne

3. Marsh

4. Shallan

5. Wit (Hoid)

6. Galladon

7. Vasher

8. Nightblood

 

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18 hours ago, Darkness Ascendant said:

:o You don't like Obliteration?!!! 

No, admittedly I do not. I hated him from start to finish when reading Reckoners. He was just way too annoying, way too overpowered, and way too sacrilegious for me. I have a hard time seeing what people like about him.

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On 4/25/2017 at 4:33 AM, Darkness Ascendant said:

Here're mine.

1. Kaladin

2. Wayne

3. Marsh

4. Shallan

5. Wit (Hoid)

6. Galladon

7. Vasher

8. Nightblood

 

I don't know why people don't place Nightblood higher on their lists but it was nice to see at least someone mention him. Also, Lift has gotten very little love! Are people annoyed by her?

1. Nightblood

2. Lift

3. Szeth

4. Vasher

5. Wayne

6. Kelsier

7. Sazed

6. Hoid/Wit

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Welcome to the 17th Shard! My Top 5 changes frequently. Right now it's these guys:

  1. Shai
  2. Vasher
  3. Kelsier
  4. Wayne
  5. Pattern

I like both problem-solvers and characters who make me laugh. Hoid and Lift are honorable mentions.

What kinds of characters do you like, @Birdie?

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@skaa I feel that so much -- I feel like my favourites change depending on the day of the week, haha.

I would say that right now my top five are probably:

1. Vin. Always Vin. 
2. Marasi
3. Wayne
4. TenSoon
5. Kaladin

Honourable mentions -- Pattern (I love the Audiobook for WoR for a lot of reasons, but mostly for Pattern's voice) and Shallan. 
Looking at that list, it would appear I don't really have a "type", but I'm okay with that. Like I said, this list will probably be different tomorrow. ^_^

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Ahhh. So hard. So here are bunch of favorites, in no particular order:
 

  • Sarene (Elantris)
  • Galladon (Elantris)
  • Hrathen (Elantris)
  • Dallinor (WoR)
  • Szeth (WoR)
  • Sazed a.k.a. Hero of Ages (Mistborn)
  • Wayne (Mistborn)
  • Marasi (Mistborn)
  • Jonathan Phaedrus a.k.a. Prof a.k.a. Limelight (Reckoners)
  • Stephen Leeds a.k.a. Legion (Legion)
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