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Fictional Friends [Dec. 18th, 2008|07:42 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Just found myself missing Bruno, a fictional character from a webcomic that has ended.

And it made me wonder... what fictional characters do you miss, now that their stories are over? (Or their author's are dead? Or it's been a LONG time since their authors last wrote them...)

I also miss Rowan and Bel, from Rosemary Kirstein's Steerswoman books.

I miss Retief.

I miss the narrator from World War Z, which is weird because there wasn't much THERE there.

I miss Meg and Charles Wallace from when I was a kid, reading A Wrinkle in Time and the sequels. I think Meg is one of the only female characters from the SF&F books I read during first half of my life who had enough spunk, energy, and enough of a lead role, to be really worth missing.

Oh, wait! I also miss Dido, from Joan Aiken's series. I wish there had been more Dido stories, instead of Ms. Aiken moving on to her sister Is.

I miss Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw, and Bob Andrews from the "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators" book series (although googling it now, I see that I only read the first 6 or 7 books).

I'm sure there are more, but this is everyone who leapt to mind.

[User Picture]From: theryk
2008-12-18 11:12 am (UTC)
I miss G'Kar from Babylon 5 (especially since Andreas Katsulas died...)

I miss Jesse from the series "Preacher".

I miss Vic Sage being The Question.
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[User Picture]From: gilana
2008-12-18 11:26 am (UTC)
Oh, Meg definitely.

Penny Parrish, from Janet Lambert's books.

Peter Wimsey, from Dorothy L Sayers.

Tish Sterling, from Norma Johnston's The Keeping Days series.

These are all books I own, and I do re-read them, but it does feel different now that I know that their stories are over, and how they end.
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[User Picture]From: metagnat
2008-12-18 11:43 am (UTC)
I'm going to echo G'kar.

Also, Ace (a doctor who companion from the waning years of the old series).

I dunno - usually when I miss a character, I go back and re-read old books. It's not the same as new stories, though, I'll admit.

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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2008-12-18 11:47 am (UTC)
I miss Meg, too!

I miss Oz and Giles. And Zoe.

The women from Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride. One of them is a historian named Antonia Fremont, so any time I see Antonia Frasier's latest book, I think "Oh! Toni has a new book out!" before I remember.

Lady Vespasia from Anne Perry's Thomas Pitt books.

Those are the ones leaping to mind at the moment.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2008-12-18 12:01 pm (UTC)
I miss Mama Jason and the rest of the gang from Janet Kagan's Mirabile.
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2008-12-18 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oz. And also Ozzie.
The young Miles Vorkosigan.
Benjamin Franklin Pierce as I experienced him when I was a teenager.
Corwin as I experienced him in my 20s.
There are others.
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[User Picture]From: missionista
2008-12-18 08:07 pm (UTC)
I heartily second the Three Investigators. I loved those books.

Occassionally, I miss Nancy Drew & Co. as well.

Fiona and Bran from the Wizard Children of Finn

Zaphod Beeblebrox
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[User Picture]From: whitebird
2008-12-19 01:26 am (UTC)
At the moment, I miss every single character from Firefly. But they're not books.

But, off the top of my head, Zavora and a few other characters from Sean McMullen's Great Winter trilogy.
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