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The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - BLURBS ... - 18/9/2010 12:20:53 PM   
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The Empire Forums Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time

So, on the back of 'The Forum's Top 100 TV Shows 2010' comes your chance to vote for your favourite TV characters of all time! Who will make your list? Will the familiar faces of Homer Simpson or Del Boy make it to the top? Can fresh new faces such as Bill Compton or Quinn Fabray be able to make an impression? Have the old timers such as Basil Fawlty and The Fonz seen a decrease in popularity over the years? Here's a few things that could help:

1. You must vote for a top 30, top 20 or a top 10. It is up to you whether which of these you choose but be aware that the same points system applies to all so your number 1 will get 30pts. Top 10's (30-21pnts) Top 20's (30-11pnts) and Top 30's (30-1pnts). Here's a handy example of how to vote:

1. Al Bundy (30 Points)
2. Lily Savage (29 Points)
3. Ian Beale (28 Points)
4. Vera Duckworth (27 Points)
5. Lois Lane (26 Points)
6. Sideshow Bob (25 Points)
7. Sooty (24 Points)
8. Kermit The Frog (23 Points)
9. Buffy (22 Points)
10. Reggie Perrin (21 Points)
11. Lily Munster (20 Points)
12. Kenny (19 Points)
13. Cheetera (18 Points)
14. Malcolm Reynolds (17 Points)
15. David Brent (16 Points)
16. Mitch Buchannon (15 Points)
17. Bugs Bunny (14 Points)
18. Lt. Columbo (13 Points)
19. Brother Justin (12 Points)
20. Dennis Pennis (11 Points)


2. The votes will be counted by myself, elab49 and Rebenectomy

3.If anyone wishes to amend their list before the closing date please quote your original list and post your new one. That is vital as I count as you post and will not be going back to check on lists I have already counted. You can also PM your list to myself, elab49 or Rebenectomy if you don't want it to appear on this thread.

4. The current closing date is scheduled for the 31st Of December which gives people just over three months to get their votes in.

5. You must have a minimum of 5 posts in the forum to be able to vote.

6. Where possible please give the full name of the character (eg. Inspector Morse, Dr Niles Crane). If you are voting for character that could lead to that character being confused with another charcacter from a different show then please name the show as well (eg. Kenny from Southpark, Rigsby from Rising Damp)

7. Eligible characters can be human, animated, puppets and so forth. As long as the character is fictional then your votes will be counted. If there are any decisions to be made along the way regarding certain characters then they will be decided at the time. Real people such as Big Brother and X-Factor contestants will not be counted. Due to the constant division over Wrestlers these are also will not be counted. I have also made the decision not to include characters that portray the life of a real person (eg. Major Winters)

8. There are no rules limiting the amount of characters you can vote for from one particular show. If you want to vote for 20 Lost characters or 10 Star Trek characters then you are welcome to do so.

I hope that covers everything,

Updated:

Larry David and Will Smith are allowed

Non-Fictional Characters from I, Claudius, Deadwood, Rome, Band Of Brothers and The Pacific are not.

If you can't keep your list within the qualifying criteria then please feel free to bypass this poll. If you want any characters eligibility clearing up then feel free to ask and I shall give you the answer.

Thanks


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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 18/9/2010 1:43:18 PM   
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Only 20?

My God, this is going to be difficult!

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 18/9/2010 4:00:21 PM   
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I can think of a couple straight off, but I won't post them yet

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 8:21:34 AM   
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Can I have Larry David? Cos it's based on Larry but still a character.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 8:42:04 AM   
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Talk about complicated Erm...It's a toughie. I think he should be allowed because even though he's playing himself, it's a fictionalized version of himself so in essence it's still a character and not Larry David.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 8:52:32 AM   
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What do you guys think about Wrestlers? The likes of Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock are undoubtedly great characters but should they be eligible? I'm torn on this one so some opinions will help please...

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 10:27:22 AM   
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I don't reckon, because even if you do class them as characters, doesn't it fall as sport before a tv show?

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 10:53:17 AM   
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That was my initial thought also, but then it could be argued that it's more entertainment than sport. Still, for the purpose of this poll I'm deeming Wrestlers ineligible due to the uncertainty and the fact that there's plenty of other TV characters that can be chosen instead.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 11:08:35 AM   
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That kind of wrestling doesn't remotely equate to a sport - it's an entertainment soap! Hulk Hogan plays that character in everything he does, more or less.

I'll try a list - as my favourites tend to be normal TV characters in normal TV shows I don't think I'll have too many eligibility problems

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 11:11:27 AM   
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What about The City of Baltimore from The Wire. That counts as a character, surely? 

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 11:13:18 AM   
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I think I'm gonna have to limit myself to one character per show - and in some cases, I'm also going to assume that certain characters are going to make it, so nominate, say, my third favourite yet equally deserving character from a particular show instead.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 11:18:31 AM   
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I think I'm gonna have to limit myself to one character per show - and in some cases, I'm also going to assume that certain characters are going to make it, so nominate, say, my third favourite yet equally deserving character from a particular show instead.


If you do that then the poll won't be as reflective of peoples favourite characters as it should be. Characters you would normally have voted for may be lower in the standings than they should be and vice versa for the ones you do vote for. If everybody did this then we wouldn't get a true record.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 11:43:27 AM   
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But it's too hard otherwise!  Grumble, grumble...OK then I'll play by the rules...

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 12:06:50 PM   
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Right, here (and almost certainly subject to change) is my list:

1. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons (20pts)
2. Tony Soprano - The Sopranos
3. Omar Little - The Wire
4. Josiah Bartlett - The West Wing
5. George Costanza - Seinfeld
6. Eric Cartman - South Park
7. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace - Battlestar Galactica
8. Malcolm Reynolds - Firefly
9. Tobias Funke - Arrested Development
10. Bender Bending Rodriguez - Futurama
11. William Adama - Battlestar Galactica
12. Jimmy McNulty - The Wire
13. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - Cracker
14. Toby Ziegler - The West Wing
15. Gaius Baltar - Battlestar Galactica
16. Lester Freamon - The Wire
17. Sam Seaborn - The West Wing
18. Zapp Brannigan - Futurama
19. Moe Szyslak - The Simpsons
20. Gob Bluth - Arrested Development

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 12:25:34 PM   
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What about The City of Baltimore from The Wire. That counts as a character, surely? 


Bugger - that immediately blows my lack of eligibility problems out of the water

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 1:36:34 PM   
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OK, this was very tough and I chucked out the 'one character per show rule' and just went with my top 20 - losing the last three was very tough!

1) The Doctor - Doctor Who
2) Niles Crane - Frasier
3) Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - Cracker
4) David Brent - The Office
5) Norman Stanley Fletcher - Porridge
6) Gene Hunt - Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes
7) Omar Little - The Wire
8) Moe Szyslak - The Simpsons
9) President Jed Bartlett - The West Wing
10) Fr Dougal Maguire - Father Ted
11) Donna Noble - Doctor Who
12) Martin Crane - Frasier
13) Hawkeye Pierce - M*A*S*H
14) Bunk Moreland - The Wire
15) Vic Mackey - The Shield
16) Tobias Funke - Arrested Development
17) John Locke - Lost
18) Albie Kinsella - Cracker
19) Laura Roslyn - Battlestar Galactica
20) Mark Corrigan - Peep Show

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 1:53:56 PM   
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John Locke and MiB are going to be counted as two seperate entities. I was going to put John Locke in my list but realised I didn't really like John Locke, it was the badass MiB that I liked even though he was in JL's body.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 2:19:46 PM   
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Ah, OK. Mine's the first one then.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 6:02:55 PM   
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1. Jack Shepherd - Lost
2. Desmond Hume - Lost
3. Benjamin Linus - Lost
4. MiB - Lost
5. Dean Winchester - Supernatural
6. Tony Soprano - The Sopranos
7. Alex Mahone - Prison Break
8. Jack Bauer - 24
9. B.A. Baracus - The A-Team
10. Pauli Walnuts - The Sopranos
11. Mr Eko - Lost
12. C.J Parker - Baywatch
13. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
14. Joey Tribiani - Friends/Joey
15. Arnold Judas Rimmer - Red Dwarf
16. Fox Mulder - The X-Files
17. Trigger - Only Fools & Horses
18. Sylar - Heroes
19. Gil Grissom -CSI
20. Richard Castle - Castle

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 6:59:39 PM   
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Very tough to get this down to 20. Surprised that I thought Omar wouldn't make anyone's list but mine. Looks like he's going to stand tall, yo. I also stuck with 1 character per TV show. Otherwise the wire might have a few too many.

1.)Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
2.)Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
3.)Edmund Blackadder (Blackadder)
4.)Phillip J Fry (Futurama)
5.)Dr Who (Dr Who)
6.)Larry David (Curb your enthusiasm)
7.)George Costanza (Seinfeld)
8.)Alan Partridge (I'm Alan Partridge)
9.)David Brent (The office)
10.)Omar Little (The wire)
11.)Bazil Fawlty (Fawlty towers)
11.)Richard Sharpe (Sharpe)
12.)Tony Soprano (Sopranos)
13.)Jean Luc Picard (Star Trek)
14.)Londo Molari (Babylon 5)
15.)Father Ted Crilly (Father Ted)
16.)Victor Meldrew (One foot in the grave)
17.)Al Calavicci (Quantum Leap)
18.)Eddie Elizabeth Hitler (Bottom)
19.)Malcolm Tucker (The thick of it)
20.)Dan Connor (Roseanne)

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 8:04:27 PM   
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Any way we can have an option to extend this to 50? I'm with matty_b in that I think 20 is pretty tight and might led to a lack of variety. I'd be happy to help count if you think that would be an issue.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 8:20:31 PM   
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I have a shortlist of 146. (And that's limiting it to 4 per show).

Um. Help?

I'd ditto Reb and volunteer to help with the counting if that was part of the decision on the number of characters. Although I'm happy to wield the axe (or possibly the random pick from a bag holding the names) to get to 20!

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 19/9/2010 9:44:18 PM   
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Oh this is going to be tough.......here goes:

Stewie Griffin - Family Guy
Ronald Craven - Edge of Darkness
Brian Griffin - Family Guy
Darius Jedburgh - Edge of Darkness
Eric Cartman - South Park
The Doctor - Doctor Who
The Master - Doctor Who
Ralph Wiggum - The Simpsons
Mr Burns - The Simpsons
Tooms -The X Files
George - Being Human
Mitchell - Being Human
Annie - Being Human
Niles Crane - Frasier
The Janitor - Scrubs
Dr Doug Ross - ER
Dr Green - ER
Nathan - Misfits
Fitz - Cracker
Albie - Cracker

A weird list I know, but will add more nominations when I think of them


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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 1:58:10 AM   
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I'd also be happy to see a list of 50. I'm finding it almost impossible to do just 20.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 8:57:50 AM   
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Reb & Elab, your help counting would be fantastic! Thanks!

I think a Top 50 would be a little too many, I'm happy to allow extensions to 30 though. So you can have list of either 10, 20 or 30 characters. Everything has an order, it might be tough but you've got to draw the line somewhere.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 10:42:51 AM   
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I'll think I'll do a 30 list then. Just send me a PM with the details for counting when you've the time.

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 12:54:54 PM   
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Right, here (and almost certainly subject to change) is my list:

1. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons (20pts)
2. Tony Soprano - The Sopranos
3. Omar Little - The Wire
4. Josiah Bartlett - The West Wing
5. George Costanza - Seinfeld
6. Eric Cartman - South Park
7. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace - Battlestar Galactica
8. Malcolm Reynolds - Firefly
9. Tobias Funke - Arrested Development
10. Bender Bending Rodriguez - Futurama
11. William Adama - Battlestar Galactica
12. Jimmy McNulty - The Wire
13. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - Cracker
14. Toby Ziegler - The West Wing
15. Gaius Baltar - Battlestar Galactica
16. Lester Freamon - The Wire
17. Sam Seaborn - The West Wing
18. Zapp Brannigan - Futurama
19. Moe Szyslak - The Simpsons
20. Gob Bluth - Arrested Development
21. Malcolm Tucker - The Thick Of It
22. Number Six - Battlestar Galactica
23. Jean-Luc Picard - Star Trek: The Next Generation
24. Frasier Crane - Cheers/Frasier
25. William 'Bunk' Moreland - The Wire
26. Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
27. David Brent - The Office
28. Butters - South Park
29. Yosser Hughes - Boys From The Blackstuff
30. Philip J. Fry - Futurama


List expanded to 30 YFU

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 1:37:24 PM   
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Ok, I'll start off with the character I know I want at the top and I know I won't change if that's alright

1) Daniel Jackson - Stargate SG-1 30 points
2) Captain Mal Reynolds - Firefly
3) Josh Lyman - The West Wing
4) Constable Benton Fraser - Due South
5) Teal'c - Stargate SG-1
6) Xander Harris - Buffy
7) Wash - Firefly
8) Gene Genie - Life On Mars/Ashes To Ashes
9) Dr James Wilson - House
10) Sam Tyler - Life On Mars

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 2:24:59 PM   
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1. Homer Simpson
2. Tony Sopranos
3. David Brent
4. Alan Partridge
5. Basil Fawlty
6. Moe Szyslak
7. Chandler Bing
8. Silvio Dante
9. Lenny Leonard
10. Christopher Moltisanti

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RE: The Forum's Top 100 TV Characters Of All Time - VOT... - 20/9/2010 5:29:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: matty_b

OK, this was very tough and I chucked out the 'one character per show rule' and just went with my top 20 - losing the last three was very tough!

1) The Doctor - Doctor Who
2) Niles Crane - Frasier
3) Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - Cracker
4) David Brent - The Office
5) Norman Stanley Fletcher - Porridge
6) Gene Hunt - Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes
7) Omar Little - The Wire
8) Moe Szyslak - The Simpsons
9) President Jed Bartlett - The West Wing
10) Fr Dougal Maguire - Father Ted
11) Donna Noble - Doctor Who
12) Martin Crane - Frasier
13) Hawkeye Pierce - M*A*S*H
14) Bunk Moreland - The Wire
15) Vic Mackey - The Shield
16) Tobias Funke - Arrested Development
17) John Locke - Lost
18) Albie Kinsella - Cracker
19) Laura Roslyn - Battlestar Galactica
20) Mark Corrigan - Peep Show


OK, this is my new top 30. I also removed Locke as the more I thought about it, the more I disliked having to split him into two as it were - even though it's very logical to do so -
1) The Doctor - Doctor Who
2) Niles Crane - Frasier
3) Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - Cracker
4) David Brent - The Office
5) Norman Stanley Fletcher - Porridge
6) Gene Hunt - Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes
7) Omar Little - The Wire
8) Moe Szyslak - The Simpsons
9) President Jed Bartlett - The West Wing
10) Fr Dougal Maguire - Father Ted
11) Donna Noble - Doctor Who
12) Martin Crane - Frasier
13) Hawkeye Pierce - M*A*S*H
14) Bunk Moreland - The Wire
15) Vic Mackey - The Shield
16) Tobias Funke - Arrested Development
17) Albie Kinsella - Cracker
18) Laura Roslyn - Battlestar Galactica
19) Mark Corrigan - Peep Show
20) Benjamin Linus - Lost
21) Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
22) Basil Fawlty - Fawlty Towers
23) Admiral Bill Adama - Battlestar Galactica
24) Blackadder (all guises) - Blackadder (all series)
25) Gareth Keenan - The Office
26) Toby Ziegler - The West Wing
27) Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes - Lost
28) Josh Lyman - The West Wing
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30) Malcolm Tucker - The Thick Of It


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