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The plural of apocalypse

Gakked from phantomminuet:

Here are five fictional characters that I want on my side when the apocalypse comes.

The Doctor (the Time Lord, not the hologram)
Sam Carter
Vicki Nelson
River Tam
Harry Dresden

Now you.

I'm not sure what it says about me that, although I considered and discarded several individuals on the grounds of their being too likely to have caused the apocalypse, no one on the list can be considered entirely immune to that risk...

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phantomminuet
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, Harry's a good one. I wish I had thought of him.
wiliqueen
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm going to miss him more than I expected. I was a casual viewer, dammit! :: glares at Skiffy ::
mekkasimian
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
OH DRAT: SHOW OFFICIALLY DEAD?

=M=
wiliqueen
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
'Fraid so. It came down the pike about a week and a half ago. *pout*

brainiacfive pointed out that he was unsurprised, as he'd seen an item a few weeks before listing Paul Blackthorne as a regular on a new show.
mekkasimian
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
BUMMER!

MEK ALSO FIGURE WOULD HAPPEN, WHEN SCI-FI NOT RENEW IMMEDIATELY: "LIMBO STATE" PROBABLY MEAN TERMINATION 95% TIME.

=M=
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cdaae
Aug. 15th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
The Doctor
Angel
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Buffy
God. Wait, does he count?
wiliqueen
Aug. 15th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
If you consider Him fictional, I suppose He'd be useful in this case but not otherwise. ;->
cdaae
Aug. 16th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Or I could go for Chuck Norris... Wait, same problem.
havocthecat
Aug. 15th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Harry! He might've gone on my list, except he was on yours already.
wiliqueen
Aug. 16th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
You had a couple I should have thought of. Fortunately, it was "five" and not "THE five." *g*
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wiliqueen
Aug. 16th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
Well, the first to mind was Phoenix. Which, um. Less drastically, Elphaba Thropp, Illyana Rasputin, and Jack Sparrow.

Actually, Jack is probably no more like to cause it than a couple of the ones I kept, but he's also constitutionally incapable of staying on anyone's side for more than twelve minutes at a time. ;->
studiesinlight
Aug. 16th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
Not Just His Little Snowflake
You mentioned Illyana!!!

Look at me using three exclamation points in one sentence. This is how excited I am. I know you're a Marvel girl, but still, I've never met anyone who knows Illyana as Claremont made her, Magik of the New Mutants, Kitty's best friend, absolute ruler of a demon dimension who woke up every morning and decided to be an ordinary girl by sheer force of will, my favoritest character in the whole wide world for most of my teens.

Do you know her like that?

Woe unto they who reduced Illyana to childhood and wiped away all her struggles and growth as if they had never been in such a trite and demeaning plot. Woe!

Ever read Claremont and Bolton's _Marada the She-Wolf_? It has some content later recycled into Illyana.
wiliqueen
Aug. 16th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Not Just His Little Snowflake
I've never met anyone who knows Illyana as Claremont made her

I'm intuitively sure I know people (other than the one I married, and the uncle who introduced me to comics) who do, but I'm not sure who they would be.

Do you know her like that?

Not only do I know her like that, she's pretty much the yardstick by which I subconsciously measure any powerful character resisting corruption with the odds stacked against them. Kitty was the identification character of my early teens, but Illyana is second only to the sliver of a degree that Kitty came first.

Woe unto they who reduced Illyana to childhood and wiped away all her struggles and growth

That would be the single defining reason that I cite Inferno as my last straw. I continued reading a few titles for a while after that, but I never had the same investment in the characters again. I could have stood for anything else in that ill-conceived mess, even Maddie as the Goblin Queen, but the Illyana reset was unforgivable.

Ever read Claremont and Bolton's _Marada the She-Wolf_? It has some content later recycled into Illyana.

I had no idea. Will definitely have to check it out!
mtfierce
Aug. 15th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
So this is assuming that the world works for the fictional characters as they'd expect, correct?
I'd only need one guy:

Macgyver.

[snort, grin]

I'll have to think about four more. (Although Dr. Strange is now telling me in my head that he'd kick Dresden's butt.)
wiliqueen
Aug. 16th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Re: So this is assuming that the world works for the fictional characters as they'd expect, correct?
Hee! mrv3000 was operating on a similar theory about the Doctor. (I had a similar thought, but opted to ignore it.) But she put the remaining slots to excellent use.

And I would hope that the good doctor and poor scruffy Harry would be on the same side, but you never quite know...
mannoftalent
Aug. 16th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
My Post-Apocalypse Team
Actually, assuming its a fairly mundane, earth bound apocalypse- I'd want the following-

Bert Gummer- "Tremors"- Because he's planning for the damn thing already, and has all the hardware.
Zoe- "Firefly/Serenity"- Because she'll be the one person able to keep her head
Glen Bateman "The Stand"- Because he'll be able to figure out the ramifications ahead of everyone else.
Seamus Zelazny Harper- "Andromeda"- Cause he can jerry-rig the necessary tech.
Dr. Frasier- "Stargate-SG1" Cause when the mutant plagues hit, we'll need a damn good doc with experience in creating cures on the Fly.

And I'm not sure who this would be, but someone to tell the stories and remind us what it means to be human.
wiliqueen
Aug. 16th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: My Post-Apocalypse Team
assuming its a fairly mundane, earth bound apocalypse

I love the fact that I hang out with people for whom this clause makes perfect sense. :-D
swirling_poetry
Aug. 18th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
And from the book side of fictional equation...
Phedre no Delunay (from Jaqueline Carey's Kushiel series) - Because she's already saved the world a few times, and can seriously withstand pain. And she keeps her head in a crisis.

Albus Dumbledore - Because when the apocalypse happens I want an omnipotent, god-like smarty pants on my side. I was hedging between Dumbledore and the other omnipotent, godlike smarty pants wizard, but decided I want people with twinkles in their eyes. It generally means you have a better chance of surviving.

Lord Peter Wimsey - Smart, witty, and could probably talk his way out of the whole thing happening. And if not, there at least should be someone in the group who can toss off a good line or two. And he would quote Shakespeare before going into battle. You need one of those.

Alanna (from Tamora Pierce's Lioness Quartet) - Because I need someone with strength and skill with weapons, and because I'm me, I want that person to be female.

Crowley (from Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens) - Because I know he's already trying his damndest to advert the whole thing from happening.

This would be a weird, weird crew of people if they actually sat around and hung out.
wiliqueen
Aug. 18th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re: And from the book side of fictional equation...
This would be a weird, weird crew of people if they actually sat around and hung out.

Hee! I think that's the fun part of any list.

And I approve of Crowley in particular. I haven't read most of the others.
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