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Fiddler: Sapper, 9th Squad

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By YapAttack   |   
Published: January 15, 2015
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One of my favorite characters of the series so far. Maybe its the badass attitude and the explosives, but Fiddler reminds me of the medieval equivalent of a special operative.

Feel free to check out some of the other stuff I've made for the series!
Whiskeyjack: Commander of the Bridgeburners by YapAttack Tattersail: The Last Cadre Mage by YapAttack Quick Ben: The Squad Mage by YapAttack
Heboric: Ex Priest of Fener by YapAttack Icarium: The Chaser of Time by YapAttack Mappo Runt: The Companion by YapAttack 
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Image of the Week of the Malazan Wiki. Congrats :D
arkendor's avatar
A survivor. A grim, sympathetic survivor. A grizzled veteran (though, weirdly, in GotM, he is described as being only a few years older than the twelve year old Ganoes). 
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YapAttackHobbyist Digital Artist
Really?? Haha I had no idea. That's strange considering the years and years of military history they allude to in HOC.
arkendor's avatar
Yes. I think it is in the first or second page in GotM, where Whiskeyjack, Ganoes and Fiddler talk, and Paran says that he knows what "Laseen" means. 

You see, GotM was written in the late eighties-early nineties, whereas the plot of the rest of the series was conceived in the late nineties. The timeline is a bit convoluted as a result. For eg, when Whiskeyjack and the soon-to-be Bridgeburners chase BAD in Raraku (MoI), Fiddler is there, and has had to be at least in his late teens. Whereas the culling in the Mouse Quarter of Unta (GotM) takes place quite a few years later, and nine years before the events of GotM. The timeline is all mixed up. Besides. Adjunct Lorn is hinted to be about twenty years of age, and a very good swordmaster. I find that, frankly, unbelievable.
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But Hedge had leather cap, not Fid.
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It's just the inner lining to his helmet. This is how I pictured Fid in DG where he's crossing the dessert.
Northern--Wolf's avatar
where's his fiddle?!?!
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Haha tbh I originally had fiddle head sticking out of his backpack, but then realized that it looked too obvious. I also only recall him having the Fiddle on him during that flashback where we first meet him.
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he gets his fiddle back in Bonehunters if I remember correctly. even if you are still not there, I hope this is not a huge spoiler :)
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I'm only on Midnight Tides but this doesn't seem to be that big of a spoiler haha
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Ever the sympathetic one, Fiddler. Well done!
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Thanks!
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