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Discussion in 'Fun & Games' started by HEATXZ, Aug 3, 2008.
The final battle is over, Here's the top 5
Thanks for voting guys
Indy DESERVED it.
I don't know. I haven't actually seen any of the movies, but has Indy done anything that was outstandingly heroic outside of beating up Nazis and hunting temples?
Still, if he's been voted the best, than he probably did deserve to win, and I just need to see the movies then, anyway.
-Runs from boulders/natives/cars
-Goes to Nepal and shoots a bunch of dudes
-Dragged under truck
-Is beaten up and eventually manages to get a guy thrown into a propeller
-Trapped a well with his phobia ALL around
-Gets ALL the ladies
-Survives falling from a plane, cliff, and water with just a raft
-Whips and shoots the hell out of things
-Cuts Rope Bridge
-Mine Cart races
-Throws a guy into a Rock Crusher
-Saves a TON of kids from death and slavery
-Witnesses a guy having his heart ripped from his chest, live, then burned to death
-Gets a scar on his chin as a Young boy and also gets his hat, whip, phobia, his first adventure
-Saves his dad
-Throws lag pole into a motorcycle wheel (while in motion) and flips it over
-Takes on a tank (wins)
-Becomes a worthy Knight
-Returns after 19 years
-Finds the Ark in Area 51
-Finds Roswell remains
Survives on a Rocket Sled and a nuclear blast in a fridge
-Goes from motorcyle, to car, kicks butt, then goes back onto the motorcycle (in motion!)
-Jumps from car to car kicking Commie butt
-Falls in quicksand
-Throws a dude into a pair of killer ant eating him whole
-Survives 3 waterfalls
-Witnesses an alien
(Hopefully) To be Continued...
Nice resume, but only one or two actions here seem heroic to me. Still, I'm not gonig to argue Indy's victory with you all. If he deserves to win, then he deserves to win.
I would like to add that he didn't actually find the Ark in Area 51. It was just a completely awesome cameo. Also, he:
-Shoots a ninja
-Drinks from the Holy Grail
-Defeats a cult
-Outcools a greaser who is his own son
-Rides into the sunset
Good job, Indy.
Goku, Frodo and Gandalf, Superman, Batman, Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Odysseus
Those are probably the most iconic ones. I'd be hard pressed to think of heroes more famous than those.
What about Holmes? I'd argue that he's more iconic than Harry Potter.
I am satisfied with the out come of the top 5. Sure I would have really liked to see Hellboy take the whole thing, but he got a strong second place.
Well, historically speaking, and to previous generations yes
Holmes is iconic in the same way Conan and Tarzan are (and believe me I wanted to list Conan, and yes I'm familiar with pulp and classic literature of previous generations. Actually, I'm starting to like it just as much as anime and manga). I do love a good narrative. If I had to pick a classic literary figure I would have easily picked Tarzan or Conan over Sherlock Holmes, just because my tastes lean that way.
However I decided to leave all pulp hero icons out. Otherwise I would of had to have listed Spawn too as a hero, but he's only a hero some of the time. Got a lot of things working against him. He was a killer in his previous life. He comes from hell. And he mutilates the bad guys instead of offering them a chance for redemption, but if we're talking about hero's who have the largest and most epic amount of obstacles to face, and who are in many ways the most pure of hearts (except batman sometimes), my list still stands.
Plus, my list is kid-friendly for the most part, with exception of perhaps Odysseus. Every hero on the list I made has a certain amount of recognition factor with the current generation, through numerous media sources. Including kids who are 12 and under, which is a huge animation demographic. HUGE.
D'oh! How could I forget!?
(and yes you're right it only had a cameo, but I was in rush in posting the list.)
All right Goliath! Gargoyles forever! Go Indy!