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Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 07:23 PM
Well folks,

This is another nosy thread I just wanna know a couple of things:-

Who is your Hero?

Why are they your hero?

Have you met your hero?

Agen
09-12-2002, 07:26 PM
When i was young, definately Arnie :D
Now.... erm...... hmmmm..... Homer Simpson?

obi
09-12-2002, 07:28 PM
Tie between Gandalf and Obi-wan

Because they own everyone in their own world, and they are wise(smart) guys.

no and no, but maybe there is hope in the future. ;)

Agen
09-12-2002, 07:36 PM
I thought we were talking aobtu real guys then i have many more.
Termie, RoboCop, Ripley, James Bond and Smeagol/Gollum.

Sivy
09-12-2002, 07:37 PM
Harrison Ford

the guy's han solo and indiana jones!

the first films i ever saw was star wars and indiana jones, he so been my hero since i was 5. i even had an indiana jones hat and jacket. i would run around pretending i was being chased by tribesmen, dodging pretend poisonous darts. when i wasn't doing that i would be blasting stormtroppers. those were the days.

i only do that occasionally now.

whitedragon
09-12-2002, 07:46 PM
my hero is




























myself


edit: you ask a stupid question, you get a stupid answer:D :D :rolleyes: :p

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 07:50 PM
I did mean real people to start but lets go with the flow...

Homers a good choice termie,


My IRL heroes are:-

David Attenborough:- Brother of Richard Attenborough, this guy has narrated and been involved in undoubtedly the best natural history shows of all time, almost anyone from England will probably back me up here. I can safely say that I learnt more watching his shows than by attending school. (before you say - yes I am pretty well educated)

LTJ Bukem - a musician/DJ nice bloke an inspiration to me. Met him a couple of times and he had no celeb hang ups at all, he chatted to me as if I was a life long mate, I know hardly anyone will have heard of him but in the Drum and Bass scene he is BIG!!! (he invented it)

Maya Angelou - One of the few people on Earth that can talk sense, and what a lovely voice she has. To think she went from being a brothel keeper to being a Nobel prize winner is staggering and shows that even when you are at your lowest ebb you can conquer and achieve!

James Brown:- 70+ years old and still jiving round liek he was 20 his music is a real inspiration to me, and how can you not admire someone who has had a 140 mph chase with the cops in an Aston Martin - What a top fella!!!

In fiction :-

James Bond - What a top geezer, damn flukey s.o.b too!!!
and who wouldn't want to get girls like he has!!!???

probably more to come...

obi
09-12-2002, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Agen_Terminator
I thought we were talking about real guys

Oh, well, in that case, -

My heroes are Sir Ian McKellen and Alec Guiness/Ewen Mcgreggor.


They are my heroes because They actually know how to ACT, unlike many in Hollywood.

I hope I meet them some day. ;)

(Strange coincidence in the actors-characters, eh?)

Pad
09-12-2002, 07:55 PM
when i was young and played hockey, my heros where Peter Forsberg and Pavel Bure. in my oppinion one of the great hockey players nowadays. forsberg has great sight and passing and bure has scoring and speed. the skills i also had but not that good, although i was a national team member.

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 08:02 PM
My all time favourite hero:-

Steve Bull:- Ex wolves and England player this guy played for Wolverhampton Wanderers for what seemed liek an eternity and if you mention Steve Bull to any Wolves fan it is bound to bring a smile to their face. This guy is an absolute Legend in Wolverhampton. He had the chance to play real top-flight football with the best sides in the country, instead he stayed at Wolves and the fans love him for it. He is and probably always will be the highest scoring player for Wolves with well over 300 league and cup appearences.

I salute you Bully:)

Sivy
09-12-2002, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
My all time favourite hero:-

Steve Bull
I salute you Bully:)


what's he up to nowadays, is he a coach or something?

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by SivyB



what's he up to nowadays, is he a coach or something?

yeah youth squad I think, not sure though. I do know he is still involved withthe club though.

lsd|Wee Bitch
09-12-2002, 09:23 PM
Golda Meir - Former Prime Minister of Israel. Amazing woman who tackled the odds to get where she got and did amazing things for that country.

Xena Warrior Princess - Just a kick ass chick....

Queen Elizabeth - Another woman who went through hell but eventually came out to arguably become the greatest ruler England ever had.

FDR - He da man...

Edgar Allen Poe - Greatest writer of all time. (in my opinion) And I like to consider myself a writer as well and I always look to him for inspiration.

Jah Warrior
09-12-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by lsd|Wee Bitch
Queen Elizabeth - Another woman who went through hell but eventually came out to arguably become the greatest ruler England ever had.


My god, I hope you mean Elizabeth I not our current queen. The only thing Elizabeth II does is wave at crowds!!! LOL

Absurd
09-12-2002, 09:31 PM
Superman .. sure he can fly, never break, and go at amazing speeds. But really, it's all about the x-ray vision. ;)

FatalStrike
09-12-2002, 10:04 PM
I have had a few hero's here are some...

Peter Singer - Because he dared to question human life v animal life and took a lot of heat for it. He also is a professor at Princeton. Many people think he is insane, I am not one of them.

Chico Mendez - stood up for the Amazon and was killed for his trouble.

"If a messenger from the sky came down and guaranteed that my death would strengthen our struggle, it would be worth it. But experience teaches us the contrary. It's not with big funerals and motions of support that we're going to save the Amazon. I want to live."
— Chico Mendes

Salvador Allende - He was the President of Chile when the Dictator Pinochet took over. Before he was shot dead he went on the radio and asked Chileans to not resist because his last living wish was for his people to live on. When soldiers broke in to the room he was in he refused to give official authority over to Pinochet and was shot.


My Father - he has never failed me in life and is the most caring human I have had the honor of knowing. He busted his butt so that he could move us to the States and away for the above mentioned dictator.

Darth Talliusc
09-12-2002, 10:10 PM
You may laugh at me here but please read the whole post so you understand... why i chose the CROCODILE HUNTER!!!!

seriously, the guy does a respectable job, has little fear (if any) and enjoys his work. who among us can say that much about ourselves? the guy actually makes me want to watch discovery channel. he knows what hes talking about and has a kickass accent (sorry but i love the auzzie accent). im scared to death of some of the animals that this guy playfully tackles and rolls around with. plus he has such fun tackling them animals. i once saw him spend a good 15 minutes chasing down a rat. thats right A RAT! he couldve just gotten another one but NO! he wanted THAT rat. so he chased it down and caught it! unbelievable. (has anybody here seen the one where he jumps off his motorcycle and tackles a goat? i swear i wet myself on that one [ok not really but close])


if you dont like that man, too bad for you because he'll be on television until a croc eats him!

FatalStrike
09-12-2002, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Darth Talliusc
You may laugh at me here but please read the whole post so you understand... why i chose the CROCODILE HUNTER!!!!

seriously, the guy does a respectable job, has little fear (if any) and enjoys his work. who among us can say that much about ourselves? the guy actually makes me want to watch discovery channel. he knows what hes talking about and has a kickass accent (sorry but i love the auzzie accent). im scared to death of some of the animals that this guy playfully tackles and rolls around with. plus he has such fun tackling them animals. i once saw him spend a good 15 minutes chasing down a rat. thats right A RAT! he couldve just gotten another one but NO! he wanted THAT rat. so he chased it down and caught it! unbelievable. (has anybody here seen the one where he jumps off his motorcycle and tackles a goat? i swear i wet myself on that one [ok not really but close])


if you dont like that man, too bad for you because he'll be on television until a croc eats him!

I would like to add the Croc Hunter as one of my Idols. This man is the real Tarzan. And he is one of the few animal rights activists that can kick your @ss if you call him a tree hugging hippy.

pik-ard
09-12-2002, 11:28 PM
jean luc picard:D no, just kiddin on that...


hm, obi wan, as my avatar indicates, i believe he was the coolest old person im a movie:D, and Q(from james bond) runs as the second best old guy in a movie...

in real life, i respect the jewish people very much, not because of their religion, or WWII(directly), but because of their persistance as a race, they have been mastered by group after group, egyptians, nazis, they have been kicked out of their land, enslaved, everything, but they still build up wherever they go, they, as a whole, have made the best when given the worst.

as for a single, real, person, i cannot pinpoint a single hero, maybe later, and if so, ill be sure to post it:D

NerfYoda
09-12-2002, 11:52 PM
Real Life: Mike Park. He was the saxophone player for the band Skinkin' Pickle who after the band broke up went to start his own record company: Asian Man Records. This is a man who's now in his early 30's lives out of his parents home running this label while not being on tour with his bands (Alkaline Trio, lots of ska and punk bands). I can't say whether or not his label or bands make alot of money, but I do know he gives nearly every ounce of what he makes to anti racist organizations. He organizes anti racist concert tours, and is quite a talented songwriter. He writings lately have become a little more introspective, but most of his songs still have that good skankin' beat to em. :) I've been reading his journal writings on his site lately. His father recently died from cancer & he sems to be one of the saddest people on the planet, yet he still works his ass off promoting equality & good music. My hat's off to him.

As for my less serious here: definately Harrison Ford. Indiana Jones & Han Solo aside he seems to be a very truthful & sincere person, but that may just be his PR reps talking. :)

Mandalorian54
09-13-2002, 06:04 PM
Can it be a non existent hero like one you can't possably meet?

Well my hero is Boba Fett one of the most feared names in EU.

Because his so cool and popular.

If I have to pick one that actually exists It would be his creator, sort of, even if he is just an old guy.

Ive never met him though.

Darth Knight
09-13-2002, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
James Brown:- 70+ years old and still jiving round liek he was 20 his music is a real inspiration to me, and how can you not admire someone who has had a 140 mph chase with the cops in an Aston Martin - What a top fella!!!


if we are talking about the same James Brown, he comes from the city i live in, but i don't know if you are talking about that dude casue i don't think he is 70

Jah Warrior
09-13-2002, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Darth Knight


if we are talking about the same James Brown, he comes from the city i live in, but i don't know if you are talking about that dude casue i don't think he is 70

we are talking about THE james Brown, the godfather of soul the one and only irrefutable don!!!

PODguy87
09-14-2002, 01:21 AM
Mike Einzinger

Lynn Strait

if anyone knows who they are ill be pleasantly surprised



Ian

<JOTD>Jedi Hunter
09-14-2002, 01:31 AM
My heroes are Batman, nightwing, Kyp Durron, Boba Fett (eu, because eu boba is total sweetness), and old Gandalf. Gandalf is by far the coolest middle earth character. Oh and my real life hero is Trent Reznor (from nine inch nails) because he's a great poet who knows perfectly how to express himself.

Jedi Spy
09-14-2002, 01:35 AM
Tyrion is my hero :(

pik-ard
09-14-2002, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by Jedi Spy
Tyrion is my hero :(

thats a tad scary:D

Jedi Spy
09-14-2002, 02:03 AM
i know but i just cant help but admire him. Admit it u have the same feelings deep down u just dont want to say :(

pik-ard
09-14-2002, 02:07 AM
um....... no i dont:D closest person i have to looking up to on these boards is obi-wan13... and thats streaching it:D

Jedi Spy
09-14-2002, 02:17 AM
oh he will be offended and pleased all at the same time! Congratulations to you mr pik ard for provoking so many emotions at the one time! What a meaningful statement. Very Powerful. Ever considered becomming a writer? :D

BCanr2d2
09-14-2002, 04:48 AM
Originally posted by FatalStrike


I would like to add the Croc Hunter as one of my Idols. This man is the real Tarzan. And he is one of the few animal rights activists that can kick your @ss if you call him a tree hugging hippy.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not Steve Irwin, he's a bad example of us, like Mick Dundee in Crocodile Dundee, yet for some strange reason, everyone outside Australia loves them both..........

Personally one of mine was Peter Brock - Great touring car driver, won the Bathurst 1000 (ie 1000 kms) a record 9 times, and won it three years in a row when I was just getting into it.

He's a down to earth kind of bloke, doesn't blow his own trumpet about how good he was, or that he has won so many things....

I have met him, got his autograph at the Australian F1 GP a couple of years ago.....

GonkH8er
09-14-2002, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by FatalStrike


I would like to add the Croc Hunter as one of my Idols. This man is the real Tarzan. And he is one of the few animal rights activists that can kick your @ss if you call him a tree hugging hippy.


but the thing is.... he's an idiot. he's just playing right into the stereotype of australians to all you people. we're nothing like him. we'd never want to be anything like him. he's a retard :)


my hero- i dunno. ill get back to you :)

Darth Groovy
09-14-2002, 05:03 AM
Right now I would have to say Reb Starblazer, because he took the time out to set up a Jedi Outcast server just for the two of us. We played for almost three hours, during which he beat me more than 20 times, yet never did he brag or boast about his skills. And he even took the time out to show me several new moves and fighting tactics. In my opinion, he is the best player in the LFJA clan!:D And a very good friend.:)

gorganfloss
09-14-2002, 05:34 AM
My hero is Bob Shwick. Hes my ero because I made him up for a game. I have met him in my head.






:D

Not really.