10 November 2010 @ 08:52 pm
Is there a character that most fans seem to hate that you don't?

My pick is Susannah from The Dark Tower Series. She gets so much hate. I do not understand it. She shouldn't be hated for who Odetta and Detta were. She shouldn't be hated on because Eddie fangirls don't like that they are together. She's one of the good guys. She is funny and sweet and she brings out the best in her ka-tet. She is strong and a fierce soldier for the white. How can people hate her? I admit she doesn't have the best storyline. That isn't her fault. She's a great character even if the storyline she follows isn't as interesting as the rest of the characters. When she realizes she's losing herself again it is absolutely heartbreaking. How alone she must have felt... So yeah. I love me some Susannah. She's not my favorite character by any means but she certainly doesn't deserve as much hate as she gets.

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escritor[personal profile] escritor on November 11th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
She rubs me the wrong way.
Also King made her too cool - not perfect, but too cool, even with her imperfections. She didn't seem as real to me then because of it, and kind-of MarySuish.
pudge: damon albarn | nerd!gasm[personal profile] kalikethewind on November 11th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting view point. I disagree of course but it's still interesting :)

It's hard to explain why I disagree without spoiling anything for my friends who haven't read the whole series yet...yargh!

I think they were all too much alike in the fact that they were badasses with flaws. So if she's a marysue then they all are and I don't think any of the guys were... **shrugs**

I know what you mean though..she kept her cool during the whole Mia thing and it just seemed so unbelievable that someone could stay relatively calm throughout that ordeal...but she is a fucking gunslinger. Eddie kept his cool when he was tied up on the beach. Jake kept his cool through the house and with his friend in Wolves of the Calla. Roland always keeps his cool. How are they any more real than her for that?

I think for most people it stems back to the fact that they couldn't stand Detta/Odetta in The Drawing of the Three...to be fair I hated her the first time I read the series. I was so annoyed with the whole storyline. Then I reread it and with all the knowledge of where the story goes and what happens I realized how fucking awesome she is. All the variations of her are important to who she becomes and how she helps the ka-tet. The same can be said for the rest of the members. Every little thing builds off the previous bit of information...it's like math except fun. :)