Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,


This is maybethemoon's fault. The things I do when I should be eating lunch . . .


  1. Choose five to seven characters.
  2. They may be from books, movies, comics, TV shows, games, and real life—but no traditional superheroes.
  3. They may be from any place in the universe, any time. They do not have to be from the same time/place as the orginal League.
  4. You must identify the recruiter, the villain, and the leader, and there must be at least one female.
  5. Optional: you may identify their main mode of transportation.

The League:

  1. Lord Peter Wimsey, detective. (Protagonist of many Dorothy Sayer's mystery novels and stories, set between the two World Wars (e.g., The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night).)

    Strengths: excellent observational skills, inductive and deductive reasoning abilities; erudite; does a very good foolish fop imitation; improbable swimming and diving abilities; Bunter (see below).

    Weaknesses: post-traumatic stress syndrome; nobility complex.

  2. Mervyn Bunter, faithful companion to Lord Peter (see above).

    Strengths: excellent observational skills, inductive and deductive reasoning abilities; photographer; able to ingratiate self with females; holds Lord Peter together; could be trusted to take the Ring to Mordor.

    Weaknesses: apparent lack of life outside holding Lord Peter together.

  3. Delirium, one of the Endless, formerly Delight. (Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.)

    Strengths: She's one of the Endless.

    Weaknesses: Gets lost easily; terrible driver; likely to try to convince you to find her missing brother.

  4. Severus Snape, Potions Master at Hogwarts. (J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.)

    Strengths: acid tongue; ability to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death; billowing robes.

    Weaknesses: acid tongue; Marked by eeeevil with a really ugly tattoo; poor personal hygiene.

  5. Inigo Montoya, currently the Dread Pirate Roberts. (William Goldman's The Princess Bride.)

    Strengths: greatest swordsman in the world; remarkable persistence.

    Weaknesses: wine; suffering from a certain lack of motivation after the achievement of his lifelong goal.

  6. Beka Rosselin-Metadi, Captain of the Warhammer, Domina of Lost Entibor. (Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald's Mageworlds series.)

    Strengths: sociopathic alter ego; pilots a very fast spaceship; highly driven personality; extensive experience in intelligence and covert operations.

    Weaknesses: sociopathic alter ego; strong family ties that can be points of attack for enemies.

The Recruiter: Thursday Next, SpecOps-27 and JurisFiction agent, working to safeguard the integrity of literature. (Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots.)

The Villain: The Brain Eater, a devious and mysterious entity, to date only known by its insidious effects on certain beloved authors.

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