Fandom Mashups is a meme created and hosted by Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews. Each week, she proposes a unique fictional scenario and invites bloggers to build their own personal dream team of five fictional characters from five different fandoms to complete the task. This week’s scenario was too good to pass up:
You’ve stumbled onto THE ONE RING (WHAT THE HELL FRODO?! You had ONE job!) and now you need to take it to Mount Doom to destroy it. Who do you chose as your own Fellowship of the Ring?
Tom is my favorite character in Middle-Earth. I don’t think a more cheerful character exists! He manages to keep at bay the darkness of the undead who live right on his doorstep. Such a joyful fellow would be really important to have along to counteract the heavy, evil burden of the Ring. Gandalf himself said that the Ring has no power over Tom, so he’d be the perfect companion on such a quest! But I’m sure he’d take quite a bit of convincing to leave the boundaries of his land.
Prunella is a very powerful and very silly and light-hearted sorceress from Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. She’d help to keep everyone cheery and could be counted on to save the day through absurd heroics like summoning a cloud to whisk away confused orcs that made the mistake of getting in our way.
We’d need a loremaster to get us through the Door of Durin to the Mines of Moria. Prunella is a powerful sorceress but she is fairly illiterate and lacks both wisdom and book smarts. Hermione’s knowledge would be indispensable on this quest!
I’d definitely bring along faithful Lydia from Skyrim — because every epic journey needs a pack mule.
Major John Ogden
Ogden is an anti-hero from the graphic novel-cum-adventure story A Passage to Shambhala by John Baird, Kevin Costner, and Rick Ross. He leads a globe-spanning expedition to solve the mystery of the legendary city of Shambhala and that of his missing brother Arthur, who had disappeared after seeing bright lights in the Arctic while on his own Shambhala quest. Major Ogden leads a band of ne’er-do-wells, the violent and murderous Fifth Dragoons, who are unquestionably loyal to Ogden, and Ogden doesn’t seem to ever harbor a doubt that he can locate both Arthur and Shambhala. If anyone could engineer a way to kill a Nazgul, it would be Ogden!