8 awesome fictional gangs of travelers
This week we daily introduce you to real group of travelers that we have selected. But we figured it would also be interesting to compile a list of our favorite fictional gang of travelers.
- Soundtrack of the report
- The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough
- Cyndi Lauper
We have formed our gang several years ago and it has always seemed normal to travel with the same people. Our history is quite typical and we’ve all met in school. But there are multiple reasons for traveling with a group of people.
Sometimes you are just drag in an adventure after finding some old maps with your childhood friends. Sometimes you just need a quick intergalactic ride and end up fighting an Empire on your way. And sometimes you just meet people willing to join you on your journey to get rid of some old jewelry. But whatever the reasons, it always ends up being an amazing story.
We’ve compiled a list of our eight favorite gangs of travelers so you can (re)discover their adventures. Enjoy!
Who are your favorite fictional gangs of travelers?
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Name of the gang: The Goonies
Members: Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth, Brand, Andy, Stef
The most awesome gang ever! Ok, their adventures didn’t take them too far from their hometown of Astoria, OR but still what a journey! And they all have their specialty like in every proper gang. Mikey is the leader and makes the plans, Mouth is here for the talking and be a smart-ass, Data is the tech specialist, Chunk does the truffle shuffle and Brand is the muscle.
Name of the gang: The A-Team
Members: John “Hannibal” Smith, Templeton “Face” Peck, H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock, Bosco Albert “B.A.” Baracus
You all know the A-Team who travel the world to help the oppressed—especially in the US and Central America for some reasons. And just like the Goonies they all have their specialty: Hannibal is the leader and makes the plans, Face is here for the talking and be a smart-ass,
Data is the tech specialist, Murdock does the truffle shuffle and B.A. is the muscle.
Name of the gang: The DuckTales gang
Members: Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Webby, Launchpad McQuack
Who doesn’t love a bunch of adventurous ducks? Especially when three of them are know as the awesome “Junior Woodchucks” who taught most of the things we know about travel survival (with MacGyver and Bear Grylls).
Name of the gang: The Children of the Sun
Members: Esteban, Zia and Tao
Just a bunch of greedy kids looking for the Cities of Gold. But they do have an amazing ride, The Golden Condor, a huge solar-powered ornithopter.
Name of the gang: The Rebel Alliance
Members: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2, C3PO
This gang has had complicated beginning since it was originally composed by a very random of association of people: an awesome smuggler and his funky co-pilot, a lame farm boy, douchey droids and an arrogant princess. But eventually under the supervision of a real gang leader—Han Solo—they all became quite awesome. Even the farm boy learned himself some decent magic and built a pretty cool lightsaber. The princess is still quite arrogant but since she became the leader’s bitch she’s quite tolerable. Especially when she wears her golden bikini.
Name of the gang: The Fellowship of the Ring
Members: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Gimli
The Fellowship is the most legendary gang of travelers in all of Middle-Earth. Composed of four Hobbits, two Humans, a Dwarf, an Elve and a powerful wizard, it’s a model of social and racial mixity. It lacks a few girls to be the perfect Benetton ad but in the Middle-Earth traveling with ladies might not be a very good idea. When it comes to fighting orcs and trolls they might not be very helpful. Oh wait, Arwen saved Frodo, didn’t she? Actually the Hobbits are probably the one not very helpful…
Name of the gang: Crew of the USS Voyager
Members: Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Tuvok, Tom Paris, B’Elanna Torres, Harry Kim, The Doctor, Neelix, Kes, Annika Hansen
Now that’s the proper Benetton ad! You have boys, girls, Klingons, Humans, Talaxian and even a Borg. You don’t what a Borg is? Neither do we but she’s damn sexy!
Note: we are Star Wars fan, not Trekkies and therefore can’t say anything more about this.
Name of the gang: Tintin’s gang
Members: Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus
Tintin is the ultimate travel reporter and has definitely visited the most countries in this list. But our real hero is definitely Captain Haddock. He’s the badass and taught us some really cool pirate insults when we were kids. Professor Calculus is quite awesome as well and we are pretty sure he’s providing the rest of the gang with drugs. He’s definitely high all the time so he must have made some pretty good stuff in his laboratory!
Name of the gang: Crew of the Odyssey spaceship
Members: Ulysses, Telemachus, Yumi, Nono, Shirka
The poor guys can’t find the way home even though they have a super smart computer that can talk. It’s kinda like Sliders except they are lost in space and have to deal with douchebag gods like Zeus and Hades who prevent them from finding Earth. We wouldn’t mind be lost if we had their magnificent gear and spaceship though. Especially, Ulysses’ outfit, it always appealed to us!