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Alek Or Deryn?

Alek
- 70 (41.4%)
Deryn
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2010, 01:42:56 AM »

Oe, uhm... this is hard. I like Deryn and her spunk, but spunk only gets you so far in my character list...
I'd have to say Alek. I can just relate to him better.

That was a hard choice, though.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2010, 03:16:46 AM »

We're tied at the moment. 8 votes for Alek, 8 for Deryn!
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2010, 02:10:15 PM »

I preferred reading Deryn's part until like, halfway through, where Alek was in Deryn's part and Deryn was in Alek's part, and then it was about even.
But as characters...I don't know. Probably still Deryn.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2010, 01:55:43 AM »

I like both of them. Deryn is a good example of what girls go through and personaly i would do the exact same thing as her if i wanted to fly or anything for that matter.
Alek is also a perfect example of the basic human character. And a good choice for plot development.
They are the kind of characters i would actually wish to meet.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2010, 05:42:10 AM »

I find Alek to be a more diverse and interesting character. He is starting to see the world anew from a perspective he has never thought of before. Deryn lacks the same conflict that Alek has. She has her battles, to be sure, but there just isn't the same tension. Overall, I find Alek to be a superior character to Deryn.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2010, 06:22:22 AM »

I find Alek to be a more diverse and interesting character. He is starting to see the world anew from a perspective he has never thought of before. Deryn lacks the same conflict that Alek has. She has her battles, to be sure, but there just isn't the same tension. Overall, I find Alek to be a superior character to Deryn.

Yes, Alek is the more dynamic character in the novel. But I kind of think that Deryn will have her time in one of the next 2 books, in that regard.

Actually, I have never posted on this topic... :-[  I like them both, though at the beginning Alek got on my nerves being so immature...  I didn't really like him as much as Deryn until I re-read the book. I don't know why. Does anyone actually dislike Alek? I've noticed that Deryn has some haters, but people just seem to prefer Deryn rather than hate Alek... I guess he's just not the kind of guy you can hate.

And welcome to the forum, Clockwork Mind!
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2010, 01:21:39 AM »

I think that Deryn is a lot more fun to read about and is more fun as a character in general, but Alek is a better character. And if I had to know one of them in real life, I would pick Alek.

But I like them both, idk.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2010, 06:18:17 AM »

I think that while Deryn is a wonderful character, Alek is my favorite.
Deryn's funny and adventurous, easily a good role model (except for the swearing thing, but that's just hilarious.)
Alek seems more dynamic. We see a broader range of his emotions. Not to mention the fact that he has some major fencing skills.
Without a doubt we'll learn more about each character in the next book, but as of now Alek wins.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2010, 06:40:08 AM »

Deryn's funny and adventurous, easily a good role model (except for the swearing thing, but that's just hilarious.)

The funniest part is that Alek thinks so too--including the swearing.  ;D
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2010, 12:08:14 PM »

I voted for both. I hate them both, but had to vote for something.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2010, 12:19:05 PM »

Why did you hate them both? Just wondering.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2010, 12:20:08 PM »

They are both idiots
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2010, 12:23:16 PM »

I do agree some of their decisions weren't the best. I think I like Alek better because he really didn't act that stupid in his situation. I would have been freaking out, but he only freaked out like once, and then accepted it.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2010, 02:38:02 PM »

I agree with Seth-la. If my parents were assasinated, I'd be too messed up to even think about doing anything. With all of the things going on around them, I can't blame them for the choices they make. I doubt I would do any better.
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Re: Alek or Deryn?
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2010, 08:35:51 AM »

Also I don't know what it was but I didn't really like Deryn her story just wasn't as exciting as Alek's.
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