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MEME: BILL BUCHANAN

A meme courtesy fandom_memes by way of girl4edwards04 and sardonicynic


Time for a meme...
1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like him/her, explain why. Likewise if you dislike the character.

Of course I like Bill. Duh. But he does live in a universe where it’s okay to torture people: He lets Doyle interrogate Nadia. He didn’t hesitate to put Jack under arrest when Noah Daniels revoked the Let's Trade the Circuit Board for Audrey ploy.

And he did trade Jack to Fayed, albeit with no small amount of angst.

So he’s decent and ethical, but by the standards of the morality of the ’24verse.

2) Is he/she important to the general plot?

He ran CTU for Days 5 and 6, when he wasn’t fired or under arrest.

3) Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?

Err, sort of. I would describe him as the Jean-Luc Picard of the ’24verse. He has this air of natural authority, which I totally don’t. But I do enjoy routing around in his head.

4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

24? Can you say ‘obsessed’?

5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship (romantic or platonic) with any other character(s)?

His marriage to Karen Hayes is interesting. I also like his friendship with Jack, although I’m not sure when such a friendship had the chance to develop.

6) Is there anything about the character you would change?

Helicopters. He needs to fly more helicopters. And could he please shoot a gun just once?

7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Or not at all? Fall in love? Have a friendly rivalry? Or something completely different?

I would probably be like Chloe: I would address address him as "Sir” or “Mr. Buchanan” and not attempt to get too up close and personal.

8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all-time favorites? Least favorites?

My favorite character next to Jack.

9) If you like this character, would you hype up him/her to someone who's new to the fandom? Or, if you dislike this character, would you warn that same someone about this character?

A certain passage from the Tao Te Ching reminds me of Bill’s presence in the ‘24verse:

“When the Master governs, the people
are hardly aware that he exists…
When his work is done,
The people say, “Amazing:
We did it all by ourselves.”


I would describe Bill/James Morrison as “Quietly Hot.” His charisma isn’t quite as in-your-face as Jack's/Kiefer’s. Bill is the sort of character who grows on the viewer.

10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

He’s generated a respectable body of fanfic. Some of it by me.

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sardonicynic
Feb. 24th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, excellent answers, especially the quote from the Tao.

*rubs hands together*

You know you want to answer these questions about Chloe. *G*
marinw
Feb. 24th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'll leave Chloe to you, sweetie.
sardonicynic
Feb. 24th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
*snorfles and flails* I can't doooooo it! Chloe scares me so so hard. Which is ridiculous, yes, but true. Writing her gives me a bleeding ulcer, no lie.

Which reminds me, I hafta formulate answers for Tony, Jack, Tom and Bill!
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