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SAM, 6-Foot Shoeless Dog In An Ill-Fitting Suit!

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Im doing this for my little brother Nathan.
His favorate character from anything Is Sam (he likes Max just not as much).
Mine, is Max (Sam is funny as hell, but I like Max).
Why he loves him so much is the way they are so much the same, likewise for Max and I. Hes the Sam to my Max.
But one thing is, he cannot find anyone else who preffers Sam over Max. He asked me to post this to see who will say that Sam is their favorate and what it is about him that they like. Anyone?

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  • Max really is nothing without Sam, or at least nothing I'm interested in. I can see Sam working fairly well on his own, but Max? It would boil down to "random" humor, only deriving amusement from the absurdity of it all. I'm sure there are people out there that can and do absorb only that form of "humor", but I'm not thrilled.

    So, yeah. Sam's my favorite of the duo. He dresses well, really grounds the noir detective aspects of the duo(however watered down they are), and provides the wit. I'd be happy enough to play Sam & Nobody Else.

  • @Rather Dashing said: Max really is nothing without Sam, or at least nothing I'm interested in. I can see Sam working fairly well on his own, but Max? It would boil down to "random" humor, only deriving amusement from the absurdity of it all. I'm sure there are people out there that can and do absorb only that form of "humor", but I'm not thrilled.

    So, yeah. Sam's my favorite of the duo. He dresses well, really grounds the noir detective aspects of the duo(however watered down they are), and provides the wit. I'd be happy enough to play Sam & Nobody Else.

    Hahaha! Yeah I S'poze. My uncle who represents Sam in every way (of course minusing the dog part) Says that Max would never have anything funny to say without Sam. Sam sets up the jokes, Max adds on. No joke Max ever says could be started without Sam saying something.

    Example: (BEWARE! May Spoil Stuff!!!)

    Sam: "I'd love to give that Jerk Jurgen a peice of my mind!"
    Max: "Or take a peice of his! Mmm... Jerked Jurgen..."
    Sam: "That DOES Sound Tasty!"

  • I also have a preference of Sam over Max, as I've always found Sam's random, long winded elaborate phrases and matching wit to be a bit more humorous than Max's random violent antics. Although you really can't have one without the other; they somehow complete each other. Like stale, hard-as-rock cereal and expired milk, for lack of a grossingly better analogy that makes a reference to the series itself.

  • I'm a Max guy, but you definitely can't have one without the other. It's like Laurel without Hardy.

  • Definatly! Consider this...
    Max:Freelance Police!!!
    OR
    Sam:Freelance Police!!!
    No. No, doesnt work. In any way. It doesnt work.
    SAM & MAX: FREELANCE POLICE!!!
    THERE we go!

  • I don't just prefer Sam -- he's one of my favorite damn characters ever. And I don't going around calling any ol' fictional persona a "favorite damn character ever." I mention a few reasons over in this post (which also conforms to what Hyperkinetic Martian and ShaggE point out about Sam & Max "going together" too well to ever separate for good).

    Hmm ... there's at least one other thing. Sam is kind of a dork, and I'm a total sucker for dorky characters. But there's the fact that in the Telltale games he's somewhat aware of being a dork, but totally won't admit it and/or frequently tries to cover it up. I find that amusing/endearing for some reason, most likely because I can relate to it all too well.

  • Sam beats Max anyday.

    Except Wednesday. Damn.

  • Sam is essential, there would be no Sam and Max without sam... and likely max would have been sent to the chair by now without Sam's brains to save him.

    ...but Max is more awesome, I mean he's hyper, insane, and has a freakin sweet LUGER! That's gotta be the most awesome gun in the world!*


    *(technically I prefer the ARMS 13mm Jackal, but it doesnt exist yet in this world, so Luger is best IRL, in non-IRL it's 2nd best after the Jackal)

  • Sure, seeing some love for Sam rather than the continuous love for the "other character" with less visual details that holds the punchlines for most of the jokes, IS, a great thing. But getting to a point to say "I'd prefer playing Sam and nobody else" is as harsh as saying "Max seems like and IS the more unique and extreme of the duo, therefore he is the better one" in my opinion. I mean, Sam and Max are NOTHING without each other. I wouldn't like playing as a dog in a human world who solves mysteries with a sarcastic manner and makes up one-liner jokes while doing that, yet I wouldn't really like playing as a clueless rabbit-like lifeform that just wanders around and does things we commonly find wrong, abusive, disgusting or harmful, but he is in fact given a purpose of solving a case either.

    Dialouges >>>> Monolouges.

  • Like light_rises, Sam is one of my favourite characters ever. So I guess I like him more than Max. I like Max a lot too, but Sam is more my type of character.

    [quote]I'd be happy enough to play Sam & Nobody Else. [/quote]
    I do play Sam & Nobody Else (in a roleplay), and it'd definitely be more interesting to be able to play both. They're like two halves of the same character. It's not allowed, though, so I'm making do with my favourite.

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