- Han Solo. The first of several bad boys to make the list, because you just know bad boys have more fun!
- Gandalf. Tolkien never does explain what wizards are or where they come from, but he tells us enough for us to safely surmise that it's probably one hell of a story.
- The Marlboro Man. Didn't the commercials make it look like he had an awesome life? Leaning against those fenceposts out on the open range, not a care in the world except the location of his cigarette lighter. What a life! If you omit the whole "dying young of lung cancer" thing, of course.
- James Bond. If the stuff you read in the books and see on the screen is shocking, just imagine what he isn't telling us, probably for our own good?
- Shakespeare. Wouldn't it be nice to finally be able to put this controversy to rest? If the author was a nobleman, then the tale of how he ghosted Shakespeare's plays while successfully concealling the fact from peers and 400yrs worth of subsequent scholarship would be fascinating stuff. If he was truly the son of a glovemaker, on the other hand, then a bio finally shedding light on how such a man could have possessed the wit and intelligence to write so formidable a body of work would be riveting.
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