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#177681 - 08/12/05 11:05 AM your favorite character
Crash Offline
Buckle up!

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 627
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Who is your favorite character from any MA/action movie? and why?
e.g. Pai Mai, Nico, Jason Bourne etc.

My favorite is with out a doubt Mr Miyagi, a little old oriental man who can wipe the floor with 5 teenagers in just 12 seconds! And has the solution to every problem.
Even though you only have two arms you can still block with your forearms.

#177682 - 08/12/05 11:26 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
Very cool question

I cant have just one so will give my top 10, in no paricular order.

1. Rocky
2. Tyler Durden (the Brad pit side of the character)
3. Hattori Hanzo (Kill bill, not 80's tv show)
4. The Blind Man in 'The Silent Flute'
5. Williams from Enter the Dragon
6. Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano wersion)
7. Morpheus
8. Asian Hawk (Jackie chan in Armour of God and Operation Condor)
9. Blade
10. Ghost Dog
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

#177683 - 08/12/05 06:30 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
1. Johnny from "The Last Dragon"

2. Sensei Rex (Rex Kwon Do)

3. Dalton (Patrick Swayze in Road House)

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#177684 - 08/12/05 09:01 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
Armed_Man_Piker Offline

Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 440
Loc: East Coast U.S.A.
In no particular order:

1. Liam Neeson as Robert Roy MacGregor in Rob Roy

2. Harvey Keitel as the duel-happy Gascon officer, Lt Ferreau (sp), in Ridley Scott's first movie, The Duellists.

3. Charleton Heston as the troubled, sympathetic Norman knight, Sir Chrysagon de la Croix (sp), in the 1960s Medieval drama sleeper, The Warlord.

4. Toshiro Mifune as the good swordsman who chastises the creepy anti-hero of Sword of Doom, while cutting down his would-be assassins left and right.

5. Val Kilmer as "Doc" Holiday in Tombstone

6. Jerry Lopez as Subotai, "Thief and Archer", in Conan the Barbarian.
And the rapier blades, being so narrow and of so small substance, and made of a very hard temper to fight in private frays... do presently break and so become unprofitable. --Sir John Smythe, 1590

#177685 - 08/12/05 10:26 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
pathfinder7195 Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 336
Loc: T.C Michigan, U.S
Jet Li in any of the "Once Upon a Time in China" series.


#177686 - 08/14/05 01:17 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: pathfinder7195]
b_d_41501 Offline

Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 67
Loc: US

#177687 - 10/02/05 05:24 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: b_d_41501]
IronBones Offline

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 67
Loc: Ashland Illinois
Terry Tsurugi (Sonny Chiba) Bruce Lee (in general a good action star) and The 1 Armed Boxer because he dosn't need 2 arms to kick @!$.

#177688 - 10/02/05 10:45 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
Takashi Shimura, as Kambei Shimada, when he accepts the bowl of rice in 'Seven Samurai'.

#177689 - 10/03/05 07:35 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Massachusetts
'Mickey' from Snatch.

#177690 - 10/06/05 04:48 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: Crash]
Belnick Offline

Registered: 11/15/04
Posts: 1165
michael from la femme nikita

coolest char in any movie or tv serie ever(and would say there are some MA in nikita :P, seen fencing, judo, karate :P)
the only one being punished for posting more than one post in 60 minutes

#177691 - 10/06/05 03:26 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: Belnick]
RazorFoot Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 2064
Loc: Seated at the computer, DUH
In no particular order:

1. Billy (Benny "the jet" Urquidez) in Force Five.
2. McQuade (Chuck Norris) in Lone Wolf McQuade
3. Ninja Leader (Mike Stone) in American Ninja 2
4. Cant remember character name (Yasuaki Kurata). Fought Jet Li's character in Fist of Legend outside on the windy plain while both men were blindfolded.
5. Chuck Norris' character in Delta Force 2. "My turn to teach."
6. Barrett (Jeff Speakman) in Street Knight. "Think about it. You're not that big."
7. Blade (Wesley Snipes) in Blade 2. Much more attitude with a hint more sarcasm.
8. Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) in Blind Fury.
9. Legolas (Orlando Bloom) in Lord of the Rings.
10. Achilles (Brad Pitt) in Troy.
11. Wong Fei-hung (Jackie Chan) in Drunken Master 2/Legend of the Drunken Master.
There are more but I am out of time...

"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."

#177692 - 10/06/05 08:45 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: RazorFoot]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Steve James' characters in American Ninja (1 and 2) and especially as "Kung Fu Joe" from I'm gonna git you sucka!

"So, it's just you 57 cops against KUNG FU JOE? Master of KUNG-FU! KARATE! JU JUITSU! And all kinds of other sh17 you ain't never heard of! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!"

"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#177693 - 10/07/05 08:45 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: IronBones]
trevek Offline
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Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 3337
Loc: Poland
Of course 1 armed boxer doesn't need arms to kick ass, you need legs.

Does the one-legged boxer kick ass too?

I think my fave is the guy from crouching tiger, oh... and the guy from zu warriors who hates vegetarians.
See how well I block your punches with my jaw!!

Supporting everyone saying "nuts to cancer"

#177694 - 10/19/05 11:27 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: trevek]
ShikataGaNai Offline

Registered: 08/27/05
Posts: 1163
Loc: Bellingham, WA
the main character of "versus". anyone seen that one? it's like evil dead, highlander and matrix all rolled up in one campy zombie yakuza flick.

oh, and Ichi the Killer - slashing people in half with boot knives (strapped upside down to the boot) and then crying about it for twenty minutes!

#177695 - 11/08/05 05:11 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: ShikataGaNai]

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
AI TIM FROM ONG-BAK... definately the craziest martial artist

#177696 - 11/08/05 08:36 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: FISTxOFxRUIN]
WuXing Offline

Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 481
Loc: Idaho, USA
Wong Fei Hung!! -Jackie in Drunken Master and Jet Li in OUATIC

Chen Jhun - played by Donnie Yen in the Fist of Fury: Sworn Revenge TV series and Jet Li in Fist of Legend and Bruce Lee as the original. I'd have to say I like Donnie Yen the best in this part, though Fist of Legend is one of the best Jet Li movies.

Su Yin Fong -Jackie's character in the old but very cool "Snake and Crane, Arts of Shaolin"

Funakoshi - played by Yasuaki Kurata in Fist of Legend. I Love that they have a sympathetic Japanese character in this version, a true martial artist, unlike the original.

Buddy - from Six String Samurai. He's the coolest 50's rock n roll kung fu guy ever. "They say you can kill 200 men and play a mean six string at the same time. Is that really true?"

#177697 - 11/08/05 02:26 PM Re: your favorite character [Re: WuXing]
fattts14 Offline

Registered: 07/07/05
Posts: 224
Loc: T.O. On, Can
By far, hands down, the best two martial arts charecters are Snake-eyes and Stormshadow from G.I.Joe. Snake-eyes is blind and can still kick a$$. And Stormshadow is a bod mon. Both of them could take out Swift kick in a second.

Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.

#177698 - 11/15/05 10:43 AM Re: your favorite character [Re: fattts14]
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Registered: 04/08/05
Posts: 58
Loc: marysville, CA, USA
Mugen from samurai champloo and Zatoichi. Shazam!
I Swear By My Life And My Love Of It That I Will Never Live For The Sake Of Another Man, Nor Ask Another Man To Live For Mine.

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