What six FICTIONAL people would you invite to dinner?

Well, hopefully not to steal the thunder of Monica’s thread If you could invite six people to dinner…, I’ve been inspired to ask…If you could have six FICTIONAL people over for dinner, who would you invite?

The rules?

  1. The person HAS to be fictional.
  2. No real-life religious figures, no matter how questionable their veracity. Slippery slope, and all that.

My picks, off the top of my head:

  1. Jean-Luc Picard. (Could there be a more plesant dinner guest?)
  2. Adam Link (From I, Robot)
  3. Jane Lane (From TV’s Daria)
  4. Abraham Van Helsing (From * Dracula*)
  5. Gandalf
  6. Hamlet (From The Happy Teddy Bear’s Magical Forest Adventure, obviously)

I’m still trying to figure out parties that I can invite Conan the Librarian, Gollum, and Cliff Clavin from Cheers to, respectively.

Ignatious Reilley (A Confederacy of Dunces)

Louis Wu (Ringworld)

Speaker-to-Animals (Ringworld)

Hildy Johnson (Steel Beach)

Elephant (Flatlander)

Angus Thermopylae (The Gap series)

  1. Benjamin Sisko
  2. Jean Luc Picard
  3. Julian Bashir
  4. Miles O’Brien
  5. Data
  6. Ezri Dax

There’re a dozen or more I’d like to invite too. All from Trek. :slight_smile:

Peter Blood (Captain Blood)

Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo)

Jane Marple (Agatha Christie detective novels)

Nero Wolf (I’d have to invite him to his place)

Amber St. Clair (Forever Amber. She could stay after dinner.)

Mr. Pickwick (Pickwick Papers)

Dr. Doom from comic book fame.

thats pretty much it.

Molly Holly (hey, she is a fictional character!!), Spock, Mister Fantastic, Sherlock Holmes, Amelie, and Bruce Wayne.

Really surprised somebody hasn’t yet driven by shouting ‘JESUS!’

I’d go for Louis Wu, Lt Columbo, Solo (rogue sentient combat robot from the novel Weapon), Frank Drebin, also Benedick and Beatrice from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Can’t I pleeeeeasse invite god??? It would be so coool!!! And he’d be ever so charming!

Well, OK, here’s my list.

  1. Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls) - when she’s single, of course.

  2. Mr Bennett (Pride and Prejudice) - for his smooth dry wit.

  3. Zaphod Beeblebrox (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) - If it’s any type of party he’ll show up anyway, so I might as well invite him. Besides, with him there, something exciting is bound to happen.

  4. Dean Moriarty (On The Road) - Again, he’s bound to liven things up a little bit.

  5. Yoshimi (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Flaming Lips album) - In case any pink robots try to show up.

  6. Godot* (Waiting For Godot)

*If he doesn’t show up (which he probably won’t,) I’ll just have John Cusack’s character from High Fidelity, so I we can talk about bands if Rory isn’t interested in me)

Hmmm… interesting dinner party.

Drs. Fraiser & Niles Crane (Fraiser)
Nick Halliday (Memoirs of an Invisible Man)
Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Dr. Zhivago)
Bob and Cecil Terwilliger (The Simpsons)

It would be quite a laugh to invite Bruce and** Batman, wouldn’t it? (especially if you also invited Superman, Spiderman, Clark Kent and Peter Parker.

There would be no end of visits to the lavatory.

Darken Rahl (Sword of Truth)

Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Melkor (LotR)

Kefka (FF3)

Lord Foul (TCoTCtU)

Baralis (TBo3)

"Good evening, gentlemen. I’m sorry to be such a poor host, but I must go on a very brief errand. I’ll be back in a bit.

Ticking, you say? What ticking? You can tell me about it when I return."

May as well have an effect on various universes.

Mrs. Garrett (The Facts of Life)
Mr. Bean
Jean ValJean (Les Miserables)
Javert (Les Miserables)
Tommy Callahan III (Tommy Boy)
Billy Madison (Billy Madison)

Anne Shirley, at Anne Of Windy Polars age.

Simon Snowlock, Binbiniqegabenik, and Miriamele, To Green Angel Tower.

Frodo, Merry, Sam, and Pippin.

Dr. Edwin Ransom, The Cosmic Trilogy.

Beauty, from Robin MicKinley’s Beauty.

I think they’d enjoy each other’s company, and there would be great conversation.

Yes, I know I did ten. I think these ten together are a lot more fun than any six of them on their own.

The Bennett Family. ( Pride and Prejudice)

Just about any male hero in a romance novel. ( dry wit, all that money and ripply muscles :D)

Well, I’m sort of tempted to say Richard III as imagined by Shakespeare and Richard III as imagined by Josephine Tey, but I think they might spontaneously combust when I introduce them to each other.

Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane

Darcy and Elizabeth

Sydney Carton

Professor Lupin from Harry Potter

And I must admit I do hope one of the last two might take a fancy to me :slight_smile:

Crawley/Crowley (Good Omens)

the Maxx on a “too much pez and cartoons” bender (the Maxx)

Wolverine (Marvel comics)

Reepicheep (Chronicles of narnia books)

Gandalf (gray version - good pipe smoke :wink: )

and last but not least…

BROCCOLI! (from “Science fact: Broccoli has an IQ of 10!”, MTV short animation, Cartoon Sushi)

Jamie and Claire Fraser (from the Outlander series)

Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler

Jack Bauer and Nina (just to watch them glare at each other from across the table.)

Claire (Movie: Free Enterprise)
Inara (Firefly)
Jadzia Dax (Star Trek: DS9)
Kaylee (Firefly)
Mara (Movie: The Time Machine)
Trillian (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

  1. myself - sarcastic, sadistic, reckless and irreverant, what is not to love?
  2. Arwen Evenstar - LotR
  3. Tom Bombadil - LotR
  4. Sir Tristram - Le Morte d’ Arthur - to kick the crap out of Tom B. if he starts singing.
  5. Bugs Bunny
  6. Alice Prospero - Resident Evil - love that red dress… and this party does need more women