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Old September 7 2012, 02:03 AM   #16
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Re: SF/F Characters with Disabilities

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  • Darth Vader is a favorite I love to hate. (iron lung)
  • Back in the day, I was a Professor Bergman fan. (artificial heart)
  • Paul Atreides (blind from Dune Messiah on)
Others already mentioned:
  • Christopher Pike (beep beep)
  • Professor X
  • Geordi
Honorable mention to:
  • Dr. Miranda Jones (blind)
  • Riva (deaf)
You could add "no legs" for Vader.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:05 AM   #17
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
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  • Darth Vader is a favorite I love to hate. (iron lung)
  • Back in the day, I was a Professor Bergman fan. (artificial heart)
  • Paul Atreides (blind from Dune Messiah on)
Others already mentioned:
  • Christopher Pike (beep beep)
  • Professor X
  • Geordi
Honorable mention to:
  • Dr. Miranda Jones (blind)
  • Riva (deaf)
You could add "no legs" for Vader.
Oh, yeah. Probably should have added "etc" to Vader. I just went by what was immediately apparent.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:07 AM   #18
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My namesake from Doctor Who surely counts as would Captain Pike, Professor X, and Doctor Scott.
Gah, I can't believe I forgot about Pike and Davros. Who's Doctor Scott?
Former professor and mentor to Brad Magors and Janet Weiss from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:28 AM   #19
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I can't believe I forgot Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones (or that no one else has mentioned him). I wasn't sure for a while if little people were considered disabled, but there have been several little person swimmers at the Paralympics, so they are.
And of course Vader and the Alphas characters would go on my list too. I forgot about the fact that they have had so many people on Alphas who's powers' disadvantage lead to a disability.
Ok, I know I said favorites, but I think we can just open up to a discussion of the topic in general, without picking just our favorite characters.
I also just remembered pre-timeline change Kevin from Eureka.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:31 AM   #20
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Old September 7 2012, 02:43 AM   #21
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I can't believe I forgot Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones (or that no one else has mentioned him). I wasn't sure for a while if little people were considered disabled, but there have been several little person swimmers at the Paralympics, so they are.
I had simply assumed it didn't count as a disability. In that case I should probably amend the Vorkosigan note to say that he is also a dwarf.
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Old September 7 2012, 03:10 AM   #22
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Re: SF/F Characters with Disabilities

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
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  • Darth Vader is a favorite I love to hate. (iron lung)
  • Back in the day, I was a Professor Bergman fan. (artificial heart)
  • Paul Atreides (blind from Dune Messiah on)
Others already mentioned:
  • Christopher Pike (beep beep)
  • Professor X
  • Geordi
Honorable mention to:
  • Dr. Miranda Jones (blind)
  • Riva (deaf)
You could add "no legs" for Vader.
Oh, yeah. Probably should have added "etc" to Vader. I just went by what was immediately apparent.
All we knew of was the "iron lung" part for a long time.

Though Vader is less "disabled" and more "stone dead without the suit"
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Old September 7 2012, 05:05 PM   #23
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Wouldn't Blackbolt of the Inhumans count? He can't speak without destroying damn near everything around himself, rendering him effectively mute.
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Old September 7 2012, 05:15 PM   #24
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^ I considered Black Bolt. Though I decided against him, because technically he can speak, many of the Inhumans could qualify as having birth defects.
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Old September 7 2012, 05:22 PM   #25
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Waldo, from the Heinlein story of the same name... even had prosthetic arms named aftr him in real life!
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Old September 7 2012, 05:26 PM   #26
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Wouldn't Blackbolt of the Inhumans count? He can't speak without destroying damn near everything around himself, rendering him effectively mute.
I'd count Black Bolt, by the same measure that I counted Cyclops.

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Ah. And Thomas Covenant.
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Old September 7 2012, 06:54 PM   #27
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I can't believe I forgot Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones (or that no one else has mentioned him). I wasn't sure for a while if little people were considered disabled, but there have been several little person swimmers at the Paralympics, so they are.
And of course Vader and the Alphas characters would go on my list too. I forgot about the fact that they have had so many people on Alphas who's powers' disadvantage lead to a disability.
Ok, I know I said favorites, but I think we can just open up to a discussion of the topic in general, without picking just our favorite characters.
I also just remembered pre-timeline change Kevin from Eureka.
I'm not sure Midgets (Normally proportioned people who happen to be very short) would be considered amongst the disabled, just for being Little People. But, yea, Dwarves (Very short people with disproportionate bodies) can be afflicted with body parts that do not support the needed weight of the rest of the body (IE: Legs too small to allow for walking more then a few steps).

And, yea, Thomas Covenant is a great favorite disabled hero for me.
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Old September 7 2012, 07:23 PM   #28
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Can't believe I forgot Covenant.
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Old September 7 2012, 07:35 PM   #29
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Batman, starting in the (iirc) 1980's he shown to have physiological problems.
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You could add "no legs" for Vader.
Oh, yeah. Probably should have added "etc" to Vader. I just went by what was immediately apparent.
All we knew of was the "iron lung" part for a long time.

Though Vader is less "disabled" and more "stone dead without the suit"
Same goes for Robocop really.
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