#1 Posted by biospank (657 posts) -

When I was a kid I looked up to fictional characters like Batman or Ogami Ittofrom Lone wolf and Cub, and much of my values are like these characters to this day for some strange reason. So I am kinda woundering did or do you look up to someone now?

#2 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3138 posts) -

Boba Fett.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8610 posts) -

Shirley Manson, I love her style, her views and how she survived the things she experienced.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -


#5 Edited by phish09 (1110 posts) -

My grandparents.  They worked hard to help build this country, helped fight off the Nazi's and were just all around great people who loved helping others and spending time with their family and friends.  My Grandpa actually helped introduce many African countries like Tanzania and Niger to modern agriculture by bringing combines and tractors over there.  Plus they took me to the Dinosaur museum in Drumheller, AB when I was a kid.  Now those are real role models. 

#6 Posted by spartanlolz92 (511 posts) -

grandparents, andrew carnagey,jesus, superman, ronald reagan,FDR, Winston Churchill

#7 Posted by UlquioKani (1250 posts) -
  • Josh Homme
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • My Father
#8 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

Andre the Giant.

#9 Posted by RockAction (373 posts) -

I don't think i ever looked up to anyone for an example way of living just admired certain people for their values unrelated to how i live; more tried to rely on myself,

but there are a couple people i really admire, che guevara and johnny cash; probably strange / polar opposite choices but i just find them great men; integrity ideals etc etc

then there are others on a less intense scale that i admire, even used to try to emulate when i was younger, like iggy pop and david Johansen

#10 Posted by CheapPoison (771 posts) -

People of bigger stature then me.

#11 Posted by Chop (1999 posts) -

Nujabes (Jun Seba)

Feels odd saying I look up to someone whose views on the world will never be known but his music is enough. Just listening to his music turned my world upside down in various ways.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

My grandmother, my parents, Abraham Lincoln, Tenzin Gyatso (the current Dalai Lama), FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, and Einstein.

#13 Posted by DonutFever (3591 posts) -


#14 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Your parents.

#15 Posted by Joe_Wildheart (77 posts) -

I really admired Billie Joe Armstrong in my early teens. Whole lot of reasons why he was my hero but mainly because he was writing songs I could relate to. I also learned to play the guitar and start a band just so I could play Basket Case.

Had a few other people like David Bowie and Steve Walsh who I admired, but it was definitely Billie Joe who I tried to emulate growing up.

#16 Posted by kindpixel (2870 posts) -
  • Steve Jobs
  • Bill Gates
  • Gary Whitta

Those are just some of the people. I look up to Jobs for his ambition and innovation he has done to this industry. Gates is just a mastermind when it comes to business practices and what he is doing with his money now is just saintly. Gary Whitta joins my idolization due to the fact he is who I want to be. He is part of the gaming industry, the movie industry, and the journalist industry. He has friends in all places and was able to write a novel that I really enjoyed.

#17 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Kirmet the frog. True story.

#18 Posted by SamFo (1637 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Kirmet the frog. True story.

Kermit* - true story

#19 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5027 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

Boba Fett.

#20 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -
@SamFo I realized that after I posted, but im on my phone. So I could double post, or just wait until I get home.
#21 Posted by dbol (91 posts) -

Some writers and philosophers.

#22 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6419 posts) -

What age are we talking here? If we are talking age 10 or so, then I looked up to James Wan and Leigh Whannell because I loved everything they worked on together, and they seemed like friendly, nice people. If we are talking about now, then I must say (and I am being completely honest with this one) it is the staff at Giant Bomb, and maybe partially my brother. They are the closest things I have to role models I have at the moment.