Comment on this post. I will give you a letter. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.
snobahr gave me "U".
- Ulysses. Or "Odysseus", if you prefer (I do). Smart and savvy, he prevailed by and large by outwitting his adversaries rather than out-muscling them. Julian Jaynes considered him the first truly conscious man.
- Undine, the water nymph of Paracelsus. Not one of the Sirens against whom Ulysses strove.
- Urizen, William Blake's "Ancient of Days", the God of Conventional Reason and Law embodied as as Malicious Constraint. While Ulysses is Reason as the Trickster, side-stepping the expectations of his adversaries, Urizen is the Binder, creating the stifling Order to crush the free spirits of the world.
- Uriah Heep, from Dickens's David Copperfield. Uses his reason and his insincerity to blackmail and exploit his way into power. Lent his name to an English Prog-Metal band.
- Ultra Boy: Jo Nah, of the Legion of Superheroes. He has all of Superboy's powers, but can only use one of them at a time. Lent his name to a game mechanic in Champions that gives a character similar restrictions. Ulysses connection? Got his powers after being swallowed by a