Biker culture is fascinating. The term "ride or die" originally came from it, meaning one would rather die if one could not ride their bike. Today, it has come to mean more the willingness to "ride out" any situation, to the bitter end.
"Sons of Anarchy" was pitched as Hamlet, set in an outlaw biker club. Charlie Hunnam's character, Jackson Teller, is the son of the founder of the gang, and he suspects that his father was murdered by Clay, Ron Perlman's character, an old friend of Jackson's father. This essential conflict forms the core of the show for most of its life: Will Jackson see justice? Will he have revenge? Who is he willing to hurt or kill to get either of those? In the end, is justice even possible?
Caught in the midst of this is a cast of brilliantly conceived characters. There are bikers who are members of The SOA, both the founding chapter and other geographic areas. There are rival bikers, police officers, "real IRA" and the friends and family who surround all these people. All of these characters have virtues to recommend them, and flaws that make us love to hate them.
If they were real people, would you be able to stand with them? Would you side with one against the other? Would you be willing to back your chosen friend until the bitter end? Take this quiz and we will tell you which SOA character you would ride or die for.