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This week is Top Ten That Characters That Would Make Great Leaders. Hmmm... interesting topic! I decided to go with those who either are a great leader, or have potential to be great.
1) Tyrion Lannister
He's smart and did save Kings Landing from Stannis.
2) Katniss Everdeen
Probably pretty obvious, but I think her leadership partly stems from the fact that she didn't seek it out- it was thrust on her by her sacrifice.
3) Luke Skywalker
Look I have no idea what's going on in the new movie with all this last Jedi stuff, but in my own personal headcanon Luke went on to form a new order of Jedi- different from the old order, sure, but I think that's the promise of Return of th Jedi- that they would carry on.
4) Thomas from The Maze Runner
I don't know the book story since I haven't read 'em, but I like the movies, and I think Thomas and Teresa work pretty well together.
5) Katharine/ Arsinoe/ Mirabella
From Kendare Blake's One Dark Throne- the three sisters who must kill each other to claim the throne. All three might be badass leaders, but who will survive?
From The Collapsing Empire. She's a trip.
From The 100. A natural leader and she makes the tough calls.
8) Pam Landy
From the Bourne movies.
From Lord of the Rings. A reluctant leader, perhaps, are often the best ones?
10) Snake Plissken
So agree with Tyrion and Katniss. Not characters who would ever seek out the leadership role or crave power, but that's exactly what would make them good leaders. Still laughing at Snake Plissken. OMG, that's classic. Now I need a rewatch of EfNY. *poor Cabbie*ReplyDelete
Exactly. And ha ha I thought that last one might throw a few people... :)Delete
Ooh nice picks! Haven't read all of these but know a few of them! They sound like they'd make great leaders!ReplyDelete
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I know just about half of these characters and I think they make great choices, especially the reluctant ones.ReplyDelete
I still need to read Kendare Blake's books but I totally agree with Katniss!ReplyDelete
Great list!! Tyrion is such a great pick!!ReplyDelete
If I participated this week, Tyrion would have been at the top of my list! He's super smart and witty, and he has such a mind for strategy. He's good at observing people and knowing how to react to them.ReplyDelete
Hi! Katniss was on my list, too! And I really liked Pam Landy from the Bourne movies. I love those movies :)ReplyDelete
Me too, those are the best!Delete
Ha I love all your choices, so fun and definitely worthy leaders. ;)ReplyDelete
So many good ones on this list! I should've thought of Aragorn - he's definitely a fantastic leader!ReplyDelete
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This is a great list Greg! There are so many books on your list that I haven't picked up yet, but I have to agree Tyrion would make a great leader!ReplyDelete
I like your picks.ReplyDelete
Aragorn made my list, too! I'm embarrassed to admit how many of your other picks I haven't read. I should at least read the Hunger Games books. I'm staying away from the GRRM books for now, for a host of reasons, but I may try them eventually (if he ever finishes the series.) As for Luke Skywalker, I don't know. I think Leia makes a much better leader than he does, and clearly it's not what he wants to do. What is it with these Jedi who go off and become hermits, anyway? Yoda, Obi-Wan, Luke...ReplyDelete
Hmmm I don't know about Kat/Arsinoe/Mirabella. I finished One Dark Throne a few days ago and I don't think any of them could lead.ReplyDelete
They're kind of all a mess? Do you have a favorite? I kinda like them all in different ways...Delete
Haha yeah ! Hmm... Kat is my favorite. Arsinoe and Mira's pov bored me a little.Delete
Nice choices! Tyrion is such a great leader! And can't forget Clarke, she's great! And of course Aragorn :)ReplyDelete
You picked a lot of great ones. I think Tyrion should be king. He’s one of the greatest fictional leaders ever.ReplyDelete
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Really great list! Aragorn is such a great choice, I can easily see him becoming a fantastic ruler. Tyrion would also make a great leader, as would the three sisters from One Dark Throne. Nice choices!ReplyDelete
Totally agree with Katniss, and Tyrion, from the little I know from the show!ReplyDelete
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I don't know about the three queens . I thought we started seeing some cracks in one of them in ODT, but I am eager to see who survives.ReplyDelete
Yea for Like and Tyrion. They'd make an excellent presidential ticket in my opinion!ReplyDelete
Kiva is ruthless, but I love her! I think she would be a good leader. I totally agree with your pick of Clarke! She's definitely more of a leader that Bellamy. Well, at this point anyhow. Just finished season one. I'm totally a Bellarke, too! I don't know if it happens but I'm crossing my fingers! :)ReplyDelete
Kiva is a bit (too?) ruthless, or we'll say morally flexible ha ha, but I loved her! And Clarke... yeah. They put her through SO much, it's amazing she survives. That show is a wringer! And Bellarke all the way!!!Delete
Obviously Clarke is a great choice. If you asked her, she is "the only choice" hahah. Katniss, yes. Because she was basically chosen, which is a fun twist. I barely remember The Maze Runner, but that dude did seem in charge so sure. I still say Arsinoe is the best leader. Actually, maybe Jules is, and forget all three of them. And Idk who that last guy is but I agree with him basically.ReplyDelete
"I have to make the right decisions" I can see her crying out as she keeps running up. "And him too" lol as she grabs Bellamy and yanks him over. :)Delete
I thought you might approve of Katniss! Arsinoe and Jules are both great choices! And Snake Plissken... yup speak it brother.
Ooo, I like your list! Katniss is a given, she would make a fabulous leader! I haven't seen The 100, but I'll trust you when you say that Clarke would be a good leader. ;)ReplyDelete
Katniss IS a given! And Clarke... oh man, she will make the tough calls, that;s for sure. :)Delete
I totally agree with your comments on Luke. In fact, as soon as I saw him on your list, I was like, well, old EU aka Legends Luke was a great leader, but I don't know what is up with the one in the new canon now. In fact, a friend and I had a discussion when TFA came out about how disappointed we were in what they did to his character. The Luke we knew did not hide away when the galaxy needed him! :DReplyDelete
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Exactly. I felt they got it really wrong when they made him a hermit somewhere. I could see him scouring the galaxy for artifacts/ Jedi lore or whatever, sure, but to not be around when he must have sensed all the turmoil with Han and Leia... nah, not buying it.Delete
Clarke is definitely a born leader. I love Katniss as a leader as well even if she didn't actively seek it out like you said.ReplyDelete
You give some really great choices Greg, but I'm gonna have to choose the very Kool Katniss from The Hunger Games as my fave. She rocked it! Hope all is well! Hugs...ROReplyDelete
I don't know all of them but it's a good choice for the one I doReplyDelete
I haven't read about all of these characters but from what I know, you've done a fab job this week! :-)ReplyDelete
I agree with you on Aragorn and maybe Tyrion - He's definitely good at manipulation and plotting.ReplyDelete
I don't think Katniss would make a good leader. I like her and I think she's more inspirational and maybe the head of the military would be better for her but I would choose Peeta over her as a general leader.
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I'm not really familiar with any of these except for Katniss and she's definitely a good choice. She tough and understood without too much fuss about the importance of the relationship with Peeta in the first book.ReplyDelete
So much yes on Tyrion Lannister, as much as I'd love to see a lady sitting on the Iron Throne, he'd be a great leader too. - KatieReplyDelete
I do like the idea of Tyrion Lannister being a leader somewhere. He is one of the few characters who seems to actually see the long-reaching consequences of leadership decisions and be able to step back and assess rationally. And Katniss and Aragorn - yes, I think the best leaders are often those who don't seek out power; those who seek it out are too focused on it to do much good with it. Tricky, that. Great post!ReplyDelete
Oh I agree with Tyrion. He did so well as the hand and nobody noticed. ._.ReplyDelete
YES, YES, YES. I completely agree. Katniss and Thomas would both be absolutely amazing leaders. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3ReplyDelete
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