The League of extraordinary brunettes: Fictional characters Listologists would like to meet for real (more contributions expected, don't be shy!!)

  • cramoukji:
  • Bonanza Jellybean ("Even Cowgirls get the Blues", Tom Robbins)
  • Dorian Gray ("The Picture of Dorian Gray", Oscar Wilde)
  • Galadriel ("The Lord of the Rings", JRR Tolkien)
  • Dave Bowman ("2001: a Space Odyssey", Arthur C. Clarke)
  • The Cheshire Cat ("Alice in Wonderland", Lewis Carroll)
  • Alex ("A Clockwork Orange", Anthony Burgess)
  • RosieCotton:
  • Aslan (from the Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Gandalf the Grey, Samwise Gamgee, Frodo Baggins, Bilbo Baggins, Aragorn son of Arathorn (from the Lord of the Rings)
  • Johnny W:
  • Caliban ("The Tempest", Shakespeare)
  • Falstaff ("Henry IV", Shakespeare)
  • Ignatius J. Riley ("Confederacy of Dunces", John Kennedy O'Toole)
  • 1922:
  • Lee ("East of Eden", John Steinbeck)
  • baker:
  • Corwin ("Chronicles of Amber", Roger Zelazny)
  • Sherlock Holmes (from various Sherlock Holmes novels, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • russa03:
  • Marvin the Paranoid Android ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Douglas Adams)
  • The Cheshire Cat ("Alice in Wonderland", Lewis Carroll)
  • buddy:
  • Pan ("Jitterbug Perfume", Tom Robbins)
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Douglas Adams)
  • Richard III ("Richard III", William Shakespeare)
  • Ender ("Ender's Game", Orson Scott Card)
  • Long John Silver ("Treasure Island", Robert Louis Stevenson)
Author Comments: 

This list is based on contributions so please, collaborate by giving the names of fictional characters from books that you would like to meet in reality.

Aslan, from the Chronicles of Narnia
Gandalf, Samwise Gamgee, Frodo, Bilbo, Aragorn, from the Lord of the Rings

thank you

Caliban/The Tempest/Shakespeare
Falstaff/1 Henry IV/Shakespeare
Ignatius J. Riley/Confederacy of Dunces/John Kennedy O'Toole

I might add a few others later...

Johnny Waco

Falstaff would be a fun guy to hang out with, but he's also a pretty sad character. These days, they'd put him in rehab.

What would they do with Clockwork Alex nowadays ? My guess is he would be elected at a very pivotal seat in some international organization like WTO or the World Bank...

Sad in a way, yes, but get him sobered up and put him in therapy to boost his sense of self-worth, and I'm betting he'd still be hysterically funny. He's got too many stories and too much wit to ever be a bore.

Johnny Waco


Let me time to think about a few others, but one character I'd definetly like to meet is Lee from John Steinbeck's East of Eden.

The crew from Cowboy Bebop: Spike, Fay, Jett, Ed, and Ein. Also, Sherlock Holmes. Corwin of Amber is another one.

hmmm, isn't Cowboy Bebop a manga story ? I'm not sure I would qualify that for inclusion... I'll think about it... and well, I can be a dunce once in a while but who is Corwin of Amber ?

Yeah, Cowboy Bebop is manga/anime. My bad. As for Corwin, he's the main character from the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.

Thanks... well, nothing is decided regarding manga but if we include them, then we would have to include comics as well and maybe even children's books (I mean, who wouldn't like to meet Tigger or Winnie ?)... what's the people's opinion on this ?

Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams)
The Cheshire Cat would also be interesting.


Hmmm, interesting choices. I think I'd have to go with:

1) Pan ("Jitterbug Perfume", Tom Robbins)
2) Zaphod Beeblebrox ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Douglas Adams) - now there's a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is
3) Richard III ("Richard III", William Shakespeare) - just to see how charming someone would have to be to seduce the daughter of a man he murdered.
4) Ender ("Ender's Game", Orson Scott Card)
5) Long John Silver ("Treasure Island", Robert Louis Stevenson)

thank you... it's nice to see people don't give up too soon on collaborative lists like this one... especially because (WARNING self-congratulatory remark ahead) this one is based on a quite clever idea and I'm proud of myself for thinking of it (end of self-adulation)... and your contribution is very nice because you build on previous ones and bring some personal choices as well... so once again, thank you.

To be honest, I might have given this one a miss, since it often feels like people never read the same stuff as me. But you had a Tom Robbins character on there, and it spurred me to action. I do so love "Jitterbug Perfume".

And it IS a good idea for a list. And I'm a firm believer in self-adulation if required. I often have to laugh at my own jokes, though that's generally because no one else is laughing. :(

The title of the list is quite catchy, being a brunette myself.

I just finished Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood, and I think that Grace Marks would be an interesting person to meet... except she actually lived so it doesn't really count.

Yes, real people do not count... But anyway, I'll endorse you, if only because you did come forward about your brunettitude...