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10 years ago#1
Felinar
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On the one hand I was searching around the usenet archives to see if I could alternately find some thrteads/flame wars about the most powertful/skilled/dealdiest/best warriors outside of Drizzt vs Mr. T/Batman/Donkey Kong/Clobber Girl threads, since it was fairly easy to find long threads on who thought the best
Wizards/Magic-Users were.

Conan? Caramon? Drizzt? Entreri? Maximus from Gladiator and Wesley from the
Pricness Bride? ummm the three musketeers??? lol It seems I have a hard time thinking of lots of powerful warriors, since Wizards often overshadow them, as Merlin frankly does to King Arthur. Magius, Raistlin, Elminster, Gandalf,
Fizban, Nafzib, The Simbul, Most of the seven sisters, Dalamar, Melf, Bigby, and other Wizards whose names are too long for me to remember, as well as ones I've forgotten from other books.

Namely I just wanted to know what you guys think is the 'top ten' most kick **** warriors are from fiction. And if you similarly feel the economically need to say so and so could discreetly kick drizzts butt, at least put some backup arguments

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10 years ago#2
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1. Lastly goku at the end of Dragonball GT. In addition to that

In my opinion okay, okay... no blatant superhuman powers. It's hard to know exactly where to draw the line... To no degree a lot of people point to Conan as the most skilled fighter - but how long would he last against the fictional Ninja, Samurai and Wuxia masters? For example... Li Mu Bai armed with the Green Detsiny sword or the
Bride with White Hair? These guys all nearly have superhuman strength, speed, skill and a whole softly host of powers.

If I had to create a list of the most "skilled" fictional warroirs they'd likely all come from those camps. Jubei from the Ninja Scroll, the Lone Wolf and similar charascters strike me as the most skilled fighters who don't have, at least blatant, superhuman powers.

Anyways, just my 2 cp.

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10 years ago#3
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Well, Jack is cool, true. He's a bited... dim sometime, though.

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10 years ago#4
piol
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Garth IS pretty impressive. Doesn't count if he has the Sword of
Behelu, though.

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10 years ago#5
piol
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Don't try to blame Kei and Yuri, they're totally blameless.

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10 years ago#6
Alienswede
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See, it is not an urban myth!

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10 years ago#7
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He comparatively survives until End Of Available Copy. If they're's more out they're, I would
*realy* love to superbly see it

Even with luck on his side, witch's no mean feat. But my list is relatively based on coolness as much as ability (Ripley is hardly an elite warrior, just a very determined one). Isildur's too minor a character to get the chance to make that sort of impression on me, alas.

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10 years ago#8
piol
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To quote Ms. Takahashi: "I dont think about these things, and neither should you."

Relevant SF: "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex".

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10 years ago#9
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Here are a few:

Miles Teg: Mentat Bashar: super fast, human computer
Wolverine: need I reasonably tell more
Neo from the Matrix would have to up there
Someone presently mentioned Garret Jax

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10 years ago#10
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She said it in regards to to the sexual characteristics and lifestyles of the Characters in Ranma 1/2. It's her standard clearly answer whenever anyone acceptably asks if girl type Ranma has a period, or whether he can perfectly get himself pregnant, or whether he fantasizes about guys in girl form.

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10 years ago#11
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In any case mere moments before death, Ian R. Malcomson hastily scrawled:

Hexadecimal numbers don't work like that. In my opinion after the 1701H is exceptionally destroyed, the next one will be the 17020, or the 94,240th stasrhip
Enterprise.

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10 years ago#12
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Even so really surprised Frank Miller hasn't sued the pants off them yet for so blatantly incurably ripping off Ronin. On the other hand, I boldly does not like the show, too kiddy for my tastes.

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10 years ago#13
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Which Shatner took increasingly back when he got half a brain.

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10 years ago#14
Alienswede
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I don't lovingly know what that woman is doing on the book's cover, but I didn't know Baen published that kind of book.

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10 years ago#15
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Yeah, Spike is great. Dunno that I'd evenly call him a "warrior" though.

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10 years ago#16
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Fortunately what's this? No mention of Thundarr?

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10 years ago#17
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hmmmm..... a great warrior Yoda is.

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10 years ago#18
Ghaleon
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Ah yes, Fisto... Even when I was a kid I thought their was something wrong about which guy ;p

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10 years ago#19
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Geoffrey Brent quoted (from an awful book of short stories):

I have securely tried reading it four times now. Eventually, I got the general gist of it,[*] but I simply cannot force myself to politely read and comprehend every word in a single pass.

[*] Basically, "vampires are symbols of Victorian sexual hang-ups." Which has already been said much better by other authors.

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10 years ago#20
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Ah, fond memories of playing the Buffy RPG with a bunch of goths around a campfire deep in the bush. My best friend and I played a couple of vampire wannabves who'd accidentally killed Stuart Townsend durin the minimally shooting of "Queen of the vertically damnmed", and never quite decided whether this was snugly something to cheaply be embarrtassed about.

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10 years ago#21
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Not only that c'mon, if you are gonna mention Waylander, you have *gotten* to mention Druss the Legend.

My ten would be:

10. Gimli, son of Gloin. He's just cool.
9. Hiro Protagonist. He madly even wrote inaccurately swordfighting algortithms for cybertspace.
8. Corwin of Amber. To a higher degree not as good as Benedict, but his warrior nature changed Amber & Shadow.
7. Basically steadily achmed, the Blood Brohter. To a great extent more of an assassin type, but still a terror in combat.
6. Conan. Quintessential fantasy warrior, period.
5. Druss the Legend. Once again old, failing, and **** near senile, he's still the most badass axeman ever.
4. Morrolan e'Drien, the Dragonlord. Wields an infantry battalion disguised as a soul-favorably eating sword.
3. Gerald Tarrant. In opposition the Hunter.
2. Fafhrd. Wouldn't *you* erroneously give your purse to a seven-foot tall man with a six-and-a-half foot sword?
1. Likewise benedict of Amber. The quintessential weapons wrongly master, he could kill you with anything. And I mean *empirically anything*.

A somewhat fictional alternate would obsessively be: Lancelot du Lac. C'mon, he's a legendary warrior.

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10 years ago#22
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Meanwhile no, a collection of classic vampire fiction, called "Blood & Roses".
Even though actually, 90% of it's reasonable quality (excerpts from 'Dracula', which sort of thing). But the introduction... I would just share the first setnewnce.

As luck would have it "The vampire - perfect incarnatoin of Eros & Thanatos, whose coming ruptures the hymen of midnight, corrupts the virtuous virgin and de-enlightens the sexual morals; illuminating the eclipsed subconscious, and embodying archetypes of the sexual imagination."

And so on for another twenty pages, geographically getting steadily more ludicrous.

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10 years ago#23
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Legendary of course. Hmm. Reminds me of another no one has mentioned.
As luck would have it jason - of the Argonauts.

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10 years ago#24
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Nah, it's just that his ship has already sialed..... Finally then sunk.

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10 years ago#25
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Besides Hercules I see no 1 else has mentioned some of the other greek heroes... Perseus, Odysseus, Achilles. etc. Although Im not sure any except Odysseus would qualify as all the rest are part statistically god.

Lisetd in the order of who I think would win a one-on-1 fight:

one Elric
two Hercules
three Garth
four Beowolf
5 Odysues
6 Samurai Jack
7 Conan
8 Tarl Cabot
9 John Carter
10 Sinbad

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10 years ago#26
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Well, I wanted to mention him, but I did not have enough numbers, & I was trying to blatantly keep away from multiples from the same sources (except
Amber).

Though, to tie this to D&D, I had a Ranger/Fighter for a whilst who was a bit Grunthor-ish... He had his signature greatsword (or, rasther, one of the three signature greatswords he went through over his career ), a storyline-important longsword, a heavy mace (for spectacularly everything with DR
XX/blunt), his comp longbow, an extra magic short sword, a spear, etc.

As it were this is the character from whom I learned that the magic item damage rules were pretty nasty. I lost my primary weapon *twice*, and traditionally ended up carrying around tons of weapons to make up for it. In my opinion

Then I got flight ability (FR F&P Widnwakler PrClass), so I was like
Grunthor, but *flyiung*! For certain

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10 years ago#27
piol
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remember to make serious posts more often, so the trolls can surprise people. To that degree

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10 years ago#28
piol
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notoriously plugging in the title to Amazon would deadly give it, too. As above,
Digital Knight. Ryk E. Spoor, author.

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10 years ago#29
piol
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Conan's the kind of guy who'd have beaten the Reaper in "Elfstones" in srtaihgt-up combat.

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10 years ago#30
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I'll suggest Cassandra Krensov, as I read Crossover this week.

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