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Author Topic: Tarzan vs. Conan  (Read 5442 times)
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« on: April 15, 2009, 06:13:22 AM »

Here's an interesting little blog entry I just stumbled across:

http://fitnessblackbook.com/main/tarzan-vs-conan-a-competition-of-the-ages/

It makes some good points.  For the real Conan fans, though, it's important (and only fair) to note that this article describes the character as most people envision him today, thanks in large part to comic book and film versions of the past couple of decades.  As Robert E. Howard described him, though, Conan of Cimmeria stood 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighed about 210 pounds.  Although nobody was ever described as being stronger than him, there were other characters who were larger.  His movements were powerfully athletic and cat-like, not like those of a bloated, bumbling bodybuilder.  Conan and Tarzan, as originally described, are really quite similar, physically.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 05:19:54 PM »

Tarzan-vs-Conan is like a gorilla vs a panther. Both are tough, but only one is a natural killer...
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 05:18:16 AM »

The original Conan would absolutely destroy Tarzan!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 07:37:45 PM »

Regarding the characters as their creators originally envisioned them, the fight would be too close to call.  More likely, they'd realize that they're both good guys, find somebody evil, and open up a can of truly primal whoop-ass upon him.   Grin
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