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Which real life characters from the old wild west interest you?

Asked by ucme (48796points) 5 days ago

Worded in a way so none of you hate on favourite cowboy which apparently is an actual thing here :D

Anyway yeah, could be a lawman or outlaw, bandit or pioneer…you decide.

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ucme's avatar

I like Doc Holliday & Butch Cassidy.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Chief Sitting Bull

KNOWITALL's avatar

Wild Bill Hickock. Supposedly he’s related somehow.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I too like DH & BC.
but I do not like typing much

Brian1946's avatar

Mutt Dildo, US Marshmallow! ;-D

Darth_Algar's avatar

Family lore has it that we’re related to Jesse and Frank James via a great-great-grandfather. I don’t really know if that’s actually true or not.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Darth_Algar Interesting. Mother’s side or Father’s?

Pretty prestigious and learned southern families there.

ragingloli's avatar

Actually, no. Not a single one of them has anything on even Jack the Ripper.
The interesting ones are all fictional. Like Django Freeman, Old Shatterhand, Winnetouch, and Chingachgook.

si3tech's avatar

Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid

ucme's avatar

This is amazing, I myself am related to Deputy Dawg, hey…It’s possiberrrrrl.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Hannibal Heyes & Kid Curry
James West & Artemus Gordon
Billy the Kid

cookieman's avatar

Doc Holiday. An actual dentist.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I really like Clint Eastwood’s character, in Unforgiven. The movie, is great. I actually loved, a few of the characters…
But Clint, has the best character.
He felt SO real. Dirty, washed up, drunken guy. He was a very simple man. But. He had insight, from experience. He was a well rounded character. He was emotional. But. He had to mask his emotions, with alcohol…
He had to mask his, fear. His guilt. He had empathy, for those he hurt.
He wasn’t fearless. He was also a teacher, of sorts…
I just love that character.

I have to mention Deadwood.
I thought just about every character, was rounded, and well thought out…
It made me both love, and hate most characters. It conflicted my beliefs. I thought most characters, were SO interesting.
It was a series, ahead of it’s time…

Tombstone! Need I say more?

I hate most older westerns. Clean people, guided by good values. White people, playing as evil Indians… Pathetic…

I guess I derailed, a bit.
They were not all necessarily real life people. But. I think that they represent the era, most accurately.

Darth_Algar's avatar


Mother’s side. Like I said, I don’t really know if it’s true or not. And if it is, I doubt it’s a particularly close relation. I haven’t really looked into that branch of my family deep enough to tell one way or the other.

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Patty_Melt's avatar

Some of us are a bit confused about the real life part of the question.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I mentioned Tombstone. Most of the main characters, were real.

SEKA's avatar

I’m a fan of Annie Oakley and Wild Bill Hickok

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