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TL;DR Top Ten List: Top 10 Fictional Pets We Want!


In our experiences, top ten lists normally have two flaws: they're poorly formatted for quick reading and they are normally wrong. Just check all the comments of any top ten list, and you'll see lots of other folks think the list is wrong, too.

With our TL;DR Top Ten Lists, we're going to fix both problems... with your help. We're just gonna give you a couple of things on our top ten list (to make it faster to read), and you fill out the rest in the comments below (to make sure the list is accurate). Add to the list, argue with us, argue with each other, but most importantly be nice and have fun.

Today's TL;DR Top Ten List topic is:

Top 10 Fictional Pets We Want!

  1. K-9 from Doctor Who

    A gift from Professor Marius after the 4th Doctor helps get rid of the Swarm, K-9 is an extraordinary robot pooch. From his aerial ears to his telescopic eye to his laser-blastin' nose, K-9 is built for action. Add a unique brilliance and a ton of devotion to his Masters and Mistresses, and K-9 is truly a Doctor's best friend. There have been a few different models, but no matter which version you look at, K-9 is as he promised he would be: a good dog.

  2. Zero
  3. Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Zero is a very special ghost dog. Not only is he as loyal as they come (with a propensity for a good game of "fetch the rib"), but he also has a secret: a glowing jack-o-lantern nose! (Sort of like that jerk reindeer who no one wants to play with... whatever his name is.) And with this nose, Zero helped Jack Skellington save Christmas. (We know other stuff happened, but Zero is happy, so don't ruin his mood.). As soon as Zero rose from his grave to play, we fell in love with this spirited (get it?) ghost dog.

  4. Rancor Monster from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Rancor The Rancor Monster is over 16 feet tall and a little shy of two tons. It tears into and devours anything that Jabba the Hutt drops into its too-small lair. The Rancor Monster eats Oola and attempts to eat Luke Skywalker. Then Luke kills it. And what happens next? Malakili (the Rancor keeper) sobs. George Lucas may have brought infinite horrors to Star Wars fans, but he did one thing really right here: he showed us that even monsters can be loved by someone.

  5. Orpheus from Lockstep by Karl Schroeder

    Orpheus is a denner: a genetically engineered animal created to keep humans alive during suspended animation on long space voyages. He sort of looks like the head and tail of a cat squished onto the body of an otter. Smart enough to understand human speech and capable of communicating back (if the person he's talking to has an interface), Orpheus is finally a cat who can tell us what the heck he's worriedly staring at in the corner of our room from 2-3am every frickin' night!

And now it's your turn. What do you think numbers 510 are? Do you agree with our numbers 1-4?

Take to the comments and help us find the Top 10 Fictional Pets We Want!

Written by Mindel, a certified Master of Disguise (so long as the disguise looks just like him).

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meaningless icon! Treecats from the Honorverse, and their spiritual ancestor, Pernese fire lizards. (The latter more, since the former are not pets!)
Tsivya said this 1301 days ago.
meaningless icon! Terry Pratchett's The Luggage.
GryphonArgent said this 1301 days ago.
meaningless icon! Fire Lizard from the Pern series of novels!
BobTheMad said this 1301 days ago.
meaningless icon! How is Falkor from The Neverending Story not #1? I mean, seriously, who wouldn't want basically a giant furry dog you can ride into the sky?
GoTigs said this 1301 days ago.
meaningless icon! Pip! Pip (from Alan Dean Foster's "Flinx" series) is an Alaspinian minidragon or "Minidrag", basically a flying snake. Not quite sapient, but capable of sensing emotion at a distance, and can accurately spit a highly corrosive neurotoxic venom.
Emergency backup Kevin said this 1301 days ago.
meaningless icon! There exists a non-zero probability that I would legitimately murder someone for a Chocobo. Or an Ostrich Horse. Or a Horseclaw. Basically, any kind of riding bird.
brokenimage321 said this 1300 days ago.
meaningless icon! A Hippogriff would be cool to have. Also Fizzgig from Dark Crystal.
kukalaka said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Lying Cat from Saga. She's the best. Lying Cats are both adorable and practical. Who wouldn't want a giant turquoise sphynx cat that can also act as a walking lie detector? Me = LYING.
Shtephie said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Stitch. From Lilo and Stitch. Though there's a non-zero probability that one of my cats actually was Stitch.
PsyMar said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Spot, the dragon under the Munster's staircase. [need the staircase, too]
Up Sol 7 said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Muffit from the original Battlestar Galactica series Oy from the Dark Tower books
Delkon said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'd like Fang or Hedwig. Or a couple of kodamas.
Fundamentalist Wackadoo said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Muffit, Boxey's daggit on Battlestar Galactica!
Nonnymouse said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm going to throw in Yoshi!
toastnbacon said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Not really pets, but the Tachikomas from Ghost In The Shell? Oh, can't forget Chocobos!
Moonstar said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Muffit from Battlestar Galactica original series Oy from the Dark Tower series of books
Delkon said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oy, from the Dark Tower novels.
TK1911 said this 1298 days ago.
meaningless icon! Anime - Appa the Air Bison from Avatar: the Last Airbender. Sci-fi books - Murgatroyd the Tormal from Med Ship. Fantasy books - Long-tailed Gar from Sword of Truth.
Ballad said this 1297 days ago.
meaningless icon! "Fuzzy", from Star Surgeon by Alan E. Nourse. One of the best young adult SF novels ever, and available for free from Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18492
Emergency backup Kevin said this 1295 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yeah, I still want a tribble.
Nikkidear said this 1293 days ago.
meaningless icon! Carbuncle from either one of the Final Fantasy MMOs. Looks like a radioactive blue squirrel, and he might be the first summon you get, but don't underestimate his power.
Ralrra said this 1276 days ago.

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