My five votes this time went to Mrs Kyndley, Boco, Duke, Caroline and Murdoch.
Mrs Kyndley is pure nostalgia on my part, but I think with her cottage she's a nice part of the quint, nostalgic, rural setting for the Ffarquhar branch line. Her cottage with it's white walls, thatched roof and neat garden presents an idyll of the English countryside that compliments the picture-postcard perfect setting for the Thomas stories.
Boco is not the best defined character in the series, but he could slip back in so easily as if he'd never been away. It would be nice to see him again.
Duke has a much stronger and better defined character, but at the same time would need to be handled carefully to explain his prolonged absence. He's too good a character to leave out of the series forever though.
Caroline is a strong, funny, female, Wilbert Awdry created character. I'm surprised she doesn't receive more love to be honest. She's maybe a bit "one-note", but I think it's been long enough for that note to feel fresh again.
And lastly Murdoch, who I picked mainly because he's a strong character visually- a large, strong, bright orange heavy freight engine. His quiet persona makes him pretty unique personality wise as well. There aren't really any other characters in the series that fill the same niche he does, even if he's more of a reactive character than a pro-active one.
I voted Murdoch, Molly, Arthur, Flora and Neville. Arthur, Murdoch and Neville because there is so much unrealised potential. Molly and Flora, 2 female yellow character that should've been brought back long ago.
Equally I would love Derek and Class 40 to return. Derek for good, Class 40 for an episode or 2 to stir things up.
Equally, Madge, Elizabeth and Isobella, 3 strong female characters who aren't afraid to work as hard as the boys.
Post by ThomasSirHandel on Sept 4, 2019 3:12:22 GMT
Stepney, BoCo, Duke, Caroline and George are my top five. I mean, BoCo could easily be relocated to Kirk Ronan as an excuse for his absence as that line hasn't appeared since S5 which was also BoCo's last appearance. With Duke, you can also bring back Bertram. And George can do construction work with the Pack. Stepney could be an excuse to use the narrow gauge engines and Caroline would be a good addition to Thomas's Branch Line.
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