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Poll Suggestion: The Heroes That Weren't

All quality narrative fiction, whether literary or film, permits - indeed, demands - each reader/viewer to exercise their own sovereign imagination about the characters portrayed.

Among the following popular cinematic characters, chosen by members of the IMDb Poll Board, which do you think is the most overrated as a heroic figure?

*PLEASE NOTE: By its very nature, this poll contains significant spoilers for the films listed.

After voting, you may discuss this poll here.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls527638932/

Poll: TBA

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8 months ago

Okay, so this is a bit of a tough one, but potentially fun and interesting. 

  • Each Poll Board member is required to select a character who is WIDELY regarded as a primary protagonist or important secondary protagonist / good guy / good girl, but whom they feel is anything but.
  • Each Poll Board member may make up to 3 such nominations.
  • In each case, write no fewer than 10 but no more than 30 words summarizing your point of view.

Only characters from feature length films having 100,000+ votes and rated 6.5+ may be included. Animated films may be included if you must. No Documentaries.

EDIT 08/26/23

* characters from feature length films or TV series or TV mini series having 50,000+ votes and rated 6.5+ may be included.

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@NYVKE​ 

How is Juror #8 not a hero? I literally cannot find him a single flaw. He is the definition of the perfect citizen.

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I'll write my 10-30 words on each tomorrow

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8 months ago

Frodo

Tried to save the One Ring from destruction

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@riverotter​ 

As far as I can remember, that was a minor lapse in the greater scheme of things, yes?

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@riverotter 

On second thought, the whole point and vision of this poll is to voice unpopular opinions, so who am I to be the gatekeeper?

Will add it. :)

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@NYVKE​ if not for Gollum, the ring would not have been destroyed.

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8 months ago

Maxence / cinephiles picks, posted for the record from the other thread:

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8 months ago

Surely there are more dissenting opinions among the opinionated poll board people?

Okay:

1. Min. vote count reduced to 50,000

2. Characters from TV Series and TV Mini Series may also be chosen. 

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Champion

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8 months ago

Lets say:

Benoit Blanc - He allowed the Mona Lisa to burn.

El profesor -Rather than something specific he did, he is absolutely unbelieavable as a character he is supposed to have planned ahead for any little plot twist that the series had, and that's not possible.

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@Pencho15 

Thanks for contributing!

I'll add your suggestions ASAP.

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7 months ago

*Bump*

Also, @Pencho15 , will add yours shortly. 

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25 days ago

1- Achilles He was fighting on the wrong side

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25 days ago

Loki Given his actions in the past and HIS killing of MANY of innocent people,  I cannot sympathize with him and call him a hero

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Eddard 'Ned' Stark 

This is one of the reasons