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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    Miki. Empathy trumps cynicism every time.
    • CommentAuthorheresybob
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    @taphead
    I'm a cynical bastard and I like Miki best - honorable backbones uber alles.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    I'm glad to see such a range of opinion. I love that there's no front runner (okay, Arkady's winning but we're not voting. I have democracy on the brain today, for some reason.)

    And something else I just realized ... makes one really wonder what Mark was like. Why would they kick him out? Bet he was Luke's friend.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    Luke is on my little list of favourites. I'll bet I'd like Mark, too, though ;)
    And yeah, I'll bet they were friends. Maybe he was Luke's best friend, and tossing him out is why Luke's such a twat now.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    My favorite really depends on what I just read most recently. I think Luke's the only one who's never been a favorite, though. Arkady has probably been it the most often, but Connor, KK, and Caz aren't far behind. And I love Sirkka and Jack, too.

    I'd probably be more inclined to hang out with Caz or Connor, though. And go drinking once in a while with KK.
    • CommentAuthordirtymc11
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    For my money I think that I would have to say my fav is actually a duo. I like the way that karl and kirk interact with each other. That one discussion they had about how they went behind everyone's back and tried to kill Mark gave alot of insite into those two. I got the impression that those two really depend on each other much more than the others depend on each other.

    something about Luke makes me think he has alot of interesting potential. The most like Mark........therefore the most likely to get taken out by my other favs. Pretty sure that he and I would be really good drinking buddies if he could look past how he considers himself to be innately superior to me
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    Connor I think. He reminds me of me, in terms of personality (and hair), and he's got a bitchin' trenchcoat. I like the fact that he looks like a total badass, but is probably the biggest softie among the lot of them.

    Arkady gets a close second. :D
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2009
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    Kait picked up a few fans this week, what with that line "Anybody who tries to hug me will be shot dead."
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2009
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    Karl grows delicious strawberries and loves sunlight while others glow purply and blow shit up. I think he's the smartest.
    No drama, just growing shit and enjoying it. That's badass. Karl for the win.
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
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    Kirk and Karl are my favorites, but Kait is slowly creeping towards the front every episode.
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    I have to say my favorite character is Luke. He's a slimy, pathetic bastard who, the first time you see him, is sitting under a cardboard box wearing nothing but a green overcoat and a pair of boots. I don't know how to explain it. I get the feeling that the Freakangels are loyal to the Clan. It seems like Luke is loyal to them, but they don't return it. And so it continued with a downward spiral. It'd be nice to see more of what he was like in the past, or just more interaction with the rest of the Clan.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2009
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    not enough people give ol Alice enough credit. she's brave and adaptive,and pretty smart.

    heh...have I mentioned everyone as my favorite yet? Luke..oh yeah...he's such a bastard...and I love bastards in fiction...
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      CommentAuthorRauðbjørn
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009 edited
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    I too love a good bastard in fiction (or even real life) which is why I like Mark already. But Luke's no proper bastard, he's just a wanker and an overgrown adolescent. "Oh wanh! Nobody likes me! Wanh! Why don't my mates like me? I'll show them, I'll act like a complete twat! That'll make 'em like me!" Maybe it's because your such a pathetic loser, you sponge! Man up, grow a pair and take reaponsibility for your life.

    I'm also a big fan of Sirkka (not a big fan of society, and the basis of society is the family unit) and Kait (Hardassed but fair is definately "teh Awesum").

    But I have to say, Arkady is the all around bestist Freakangel in the world. the whimsey is part of it, as is the completly practical approach to hair :-P. The biggest draw is that unlike the others, she embraces her power and makes it her own (she's the only one to figure out teleporting, c'mon really?) She was the first to realize that they could change the world. She was also the only one who went into the outsider's camp knowing that they would become part of the Whitechapel community. Arkady's sense of wonder opens her to an amazing number of opportunities, that would never occur to the others.
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    Jack, by wide margin. There's something quite romantic about him setting out in his ship, braving danger for the good of Whitechapel, even if his reasons lie with his lady-love trying to kick-start post-apocalyptic polyamory.

    Or maybe I'm just a sucker for anyone who can pull off a fishnet shirt. Time will tell.
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      CommentAuthorSaratonin
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2009
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    I love Arkady. Something about how she can be amazingly overpowered but be so sweet without compromising on being badass when she has to.

    KK and Alice are tied for second because they're both awesome but totally different ways. KK obviously has steamcopter and fishnets sexiness kind of awesome character design plus all the many reasons already listed I don't feel like typing over.
    Alice seems real plain on the surface, until you realize how damn tough of a personality she has. I mean, she just got dropped in with a group of people who have way powerful abilities and there's fighting going on in the first day she's there. She could just hide behind the awesomely powered people. But instead, she finds ways to help using their abilities. That's just plain awesome.
    • CommentAuthorGier
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2009
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    I personally like Connor the most, followed closely behind with Arkady and then KK for sure.
    • CommentAuthorReymar
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2009
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    Arkady definately, she'd be the best to have around to keep me from crawling into my shell, or moping about. Dragging me off to pick flowers or look at fishies :)
    • CommentAuthorhgstudios
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2009
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    Arkady. She is of course the most eccentric of the bunch, which makes her (to me) the most interesting.

    Also, it doesn't hurt that up until recently she wore no knickers. ;p
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2009
     (4696.19)
    Arkady's really growing on me. She reminds me of some of my fried-out-but-good-natured-and-hyperintelligent friends.

    I also like Alice's fooking perspective on the whole fooking thing.

    As for Luke, every motley crew needs a misanthropic and possibly mildly sociopathic bastard-avatar.
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      CommentAuthorizip
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009
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    I realize the story is still young, but quick character development is a hallmark of FA -- so far the 12 have been portrayed as each having a different personality focus, i.e. a particular trait that is stronger in them than in the other FAs, and that drives them both physically, socially and behaviorally, which if all combined would make a single extremely well rounded "whole person." This thread has shown how each FA is associated with their strongest personality trait and how those lead to our identification with one or another more strongly.

    Also, if one reads other books by Warren, it seems to me that certain characters epitomize a particular aspect of his own personality (at least what I've seen of it through his first-person commentaries).

    SO, at the risk of sounding like something other than what I'd like to be regarded as, my favorite (note spelling) Freakangel is Warren Ellis.

    But of course the award for "most desirable companion if stranded on a desert island" goes to Sirkka. I mean, come on.