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Old 17th May 2007, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who would win in a fight between ...

Karsa Orlong and Treebeard the Ent?

The Malazan Empire's best army and Sauron's Orcs/assorted monsters on their best day?

Anomander Rake and Gandalf?


I know I'm being a little silly, but I love these apples and oranges kind of fights.
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Old 17th May 2007, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Who would win in a fight between ...

roflmao.

Karsa would have no problem against Treebeard.

Again, probably the Malazans - they're trained, disciplined, and also completely insane, which would give them the edge. Plus, malazans use magic in their battles, whereas none of Tolkien's armies do - the magic in middle earth is less direct, mostly.

Rake vs Gandalf might be a lot closer - on the other hand, Gandalf can't semble into a giant dragon, can he?
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Old 17th May 2007, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Who would win in a fight between ...

Malazans will win
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Old 17th May 2007, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Who would win in a fight between ...

Karsa and Treebeard would be scary to watch. Treebeard is better natured, but if he got really mad, I think he would eke out a split decision.

Because of the mages, the Malazan army wins -- but barely, because the Nazgul wreak a lot of havoc.

Gandalf loses Fight One but comes back to win the rematch.
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Old 18th May 2007, 12:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Karsa and Treebeard would be scary to watch. Treebeard is better natured, but if he got really mad, I think he would eke out a split decision.
Nah, I disagree. But, have you read Reaper's Gale?
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Old 18th May 2007, 01:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Not yet. In fact I just now finished Midnight Tides and have stepped away from Erikson to read a SF book by Chris Stevenson called Word Wars. But Bonehunters is on my bookshelf and up next. I've been writing so much, the quantity of my reading has suffered a little.

How do you rate Reaper's Gale?
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Old 18th May 2007, 01:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Pretty damn good. And, finally, a book in which I can actually like Karsa as a character

He is severely kick-ass. Treebeard would stand little chance, I feel.
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Old 18th May 2007, 01:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Pretty damn good. And, finally, a book in which I can actually like Karsa as a character

He is severely kick-ass. Treebeard would stand little chance, I feel.
Karsa hooked me in Book 4, so I'm sure I'll love him in 7.
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Re: Who would win in a fight between ...

Karsa

Malazans

Hard one this but Rake would likely come out on top
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Old 18th May 2007, 06:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Who would win in a fight between ...

Malazan marines vs the Black company?
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Old 18th May 2007, 08:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Who would win in a fight between ...

I'd go for Anomander, Karsa easily and Malazan vs. Orc army a toss up...
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Old 18th May 2007, 09:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How big is Karsa? How tall? Did Erikson make that clear? Treebeard was a 15-footer (height-wise), if memory serves.
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Karsa Orlong was 85 feet tall, weighed as much as a small mountain and had the EXACT same temper as a broken Honda Civic.

But... could he take on a Frodo and Optimus Prime tag-team?

Seriously guys, who cares who would win in a fight? These type of threads are a waste of time.
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Old 21st May 2007, 12:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Karsa Orlong was 85 feet tall, weighed as much as a small mountain and had the EXACT same temper as a broken Honda Civic.

But... could he take on a Frodo and Optimus Prime tag-team?

Seriously guys, who cares who would win in a fight? These type of threads are a waste of time.
So are these.
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That made no sense.
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