Saturday, February 17, 2007
List of literary characters with nine fingers
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. Alphabetically by title.
- Assassin's Creed: Altaïr the main protagonist had his finger removed as a part of a dramatic initiation ceremony to install a concealed mechanical dagger attached to his left arm, in place of one of his fingers.
- The Big Sky (film): Jim Deakins, frontiersman hero of has a finger amputated. - Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (novel series): Peter Pettigrew, friend of James Potter (Harry Potter's father), cut off a finger to fake his death and frame Sirius Black for murder. - The Lord of the Rings (novel series), by J.R.R. Tolkien: Frodo Baggins had one finger bitten off by Gollum and was known thereafter as "Frodo of the Nine Fingers." Sauron, from The Lord of the Rings, had his ring finger cut off by Isildur. - The Legend of the Condor Heroes (novel) by Jinyong: Hong Qigong(洪七公), the legendary leader of the Beggars' Sect (丐帮). Though a hero by nature and deed, Hong once let his love of food get the better of him and delay him from saving the life of a righteous man. As per the Chinese lore that the index finger is connected to the appetite, Hong cut off his right index finger as a reminder to himself to never again let food take precedence over doing good. - Mars Trilogy (novel series), by Kim Stanley Robinson: Nadia Cherneschevsky, the constructions engineer of loses her finger in a construction accident. Later in the trilogy, medicine has advanced to the point where she grows it back. - "Me, Myself and Irene" (film): Charley Baileygates (played by Jim Carrey) gets his finger shot off with a handgun.
- A Prayer for Owen Meany (novel) by John Irving: The narrator had his right index finger cut off by his best friend in an effort to prevent the narrator from being drafted during the Vietnam War. - Remnants (novel): Violet Blake had a Worm eat through her right index finger. - Rosie and the Dance of the Dinosaurs: the main character Rosie. This is a children's book about a child with nine fingers. - The Royal Tenenbaums (film): Margot Tenenbaum (played by Gwyneth Paltrow), the brilliant playwright of ran away from home for two weeks and came back with half of one of her fingers missing.
- South by Southeast (novel): Charon, the assassin and antagonist, has only nine fingers. - SubUrbia(play and film) by Eric Bogosian: Tim cut off one finger in order to be discharged from the US Air Force. - The Wayward Bus (novel) by John Steinbeck: Juan Chicoy, the main character and driver of the bus is missing the first knuckle of one finger. - Winter Kills (film): In the deeply complicated plot of this 1987 film a woman named Evelyn is murdered by a hit man. To prove she is dead, he cuts off one of her fingers.- Xanth (novel series) by Piers Anthony: Bink, the main character, accidentally cut off his middle finger as a child, while playing with a cleaver. - Phoenix and Ashes (novel) by Mercedes Lackey: The main character, Eleanor Robinson, has her left pinky finger cut off. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List of literary characters with nine fingers". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.