History Franchise / ConanTheBarbarian

4th Mar '17 12:28:38 PM nombretomado
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[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian The character has had a long history in comics]] over the decades. At first handled by MarvelComics, the license has since been acquired by Creator/DarkHorseComics. The Dark Horse series is the most faithful of all adaptations to date and is endorsed by the Robert E. Howard Foundation. It started out with Kurt Busiek on script and Cary Nord on pencils. It's currently written by Timothy Truman and drawn by Tomas Giorello.

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[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian The character has had a long history in comics]] over the decades. At first handled by MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, the license has since been acquired by Creator/DarkHorseComics. The Dark Horse series is the most faithful of all adaptations to date and is endorsed by the Robert E. Howard Foundation. It started out with Kurt Busiek on script and Cary Nord on pencils. It's currently written by Timothy Truman and drawn by Tomas Giorello.



** This was corrected in the MarvelComics adaptation, where Conan took a more active role.

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** This was corrected in the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics adaptation, where Conan took a more active role.
1st Feb '17 10:08:40 PM jormis29
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21st Jan '17 5:50:30 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/ConanExiles'' (2017), an open-world survival game developed by Funcom.
13th Dec '16 7:00:36 PM Doug86
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Conan reflects Howard's [[AuthorAppeal preferences]] and [[ValuesDissonance prejudices]]; non-Hyborian (white) people are usually untrustworthy, foolish or villains. And snakes... Howard must have been [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes scared of snakes]] - huge [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent "loathsome serpents"]] turn up [[ScaledUp continually]], although this could also have to do with his friendship with Creator/HPLovecraft. The original Conan stories are actually a [[CanonWelding peripheral part]] of the CthulhuMythos.

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Conan reflects Howard's [[AuthorAppeal preferences]] and [[ValuesDissonance prejudices]]; non-Hyborian (white) people are usually untrustworthy, foolish or villains. And snakes... Howard must have been [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes scared of snakes]] - huge [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent "loathsome serpents"]] turn up [[ScaledUp continually]], although this could also have to do with his friendship with Creator/HPLovecraft. The original Conan stories are actually a [[CanonWelding peripheral part]] of the CthulhuMythos.
Franchise/CthulhuMythos.



* CthulhuMythos: The Howard version is connected loosely to that mythos. But while Lovecraft's heroes tended to insist that 'this can't possibly be happening' right up until it happens in a very final sense, Conan tended to know when the situation [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu could be resolved with swift violence]] and when it was time to [[RunOrDie get the hell out]] - as it was in "Pool of the Black One" and "Shadows in the Moonlight."

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* CthulhuMythos: Franchise/CthulhuMythos: The Howard version is connected loosely to that mythos. But while Lovecraft's heroes tended to insist that 'this can't possibly be happening' right up until it happens in a very final sense, Conan tended to know when the situation [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu could be resolved with swift violence]] and when it was time to [[RunOrDie get the hell out]] - as it was in "Pool of the Black One" and "Shadows in the Moonlight."
13th Dec '16 11:43:43 AM Underachiever
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For one thing, in the original Howard stories, just about every woman he gets involved with only shows up in that one tale and is then never heard from again without their fates ever being as much as alluded to.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For one thing, Aside from Conan, in the Howard's original Howard stories, just about every woman he gets involved with stories most characters and {{MacGuffin}}s only shows up ever appear in that one a single tale and is are then never heard from mentioned again without their fates ever being as much as alluded to.even if they do survive the experience. This naturally leaves the question of what happened to them afterwards wide open.
13th Dec '16 11:22:45 AM Underachiever
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouseWhatHappenedToTheMouse: For one thing, in the original Howard stories, just about every woman he gets involved with only shows up in that one tale and is then never heard from again without their fates ever being as much as alluded to.
13th Dec '16 10:48:07 AM Underachiever
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* MagicIsEvil: Mostly. Even Pelias in ''TheScarletCitadel,'' while using his arts to Conan's benefit, managed to creep him out so badly that Conan felt no [[FireForgedFriends friendship]] for him afterward - a circumstance so odd that Conan muses on it. In ''Hour of the Dragon'' the priests of Asura and the witch woman Conan meets in the hills are at least neutral. The spirit of Epimetreus is the only absolutely clear example of white magic... although it can be inferred that the offscreen priest of Ibis in "The God in the Bowl" is a good guy. In the film the Wizard of the Mounds brings Conan back from the edge of death, but the process is all but stated to be a DealWithTheDevil that costs Valeria her life.

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* MagicIsEvil: Mostly. Even Pelias in ''TheScarletCitadel,'' ''Literature/TheScarletCitadel,'' while using his arts to Conan's benefit, managed to creep him out so badly that Conan felt no [[FireForgedFriends friendship]] for him afterward - a circumstance so odd that Conan muses on it. In ''Hour of the Dragon'' the priests of Asura and the witch woman Conan meets in the hills are at least neutral. The spirit of Epimetreus is the only absolutely clear example of white magic... although it can be inferred that the offscreen priest of Ibis in "The God in the Bowl" is a good guy. In the film the Wizard of the Mounds brings Conan back from the edge of death, but the process is all but stated to be a DealWithTheDevil that costs Valeria her life.
8th Dec '16 10:10:58 PM Xtifr
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The star of a gritty HeroicFantasy series of stories set in the Hyborian Age, an age before modern history. Created in the [[TheThirties 1930s]] for ''Magazine/WeirdTales'' magazine, '''Conan''' of Cimmeria quickly became Creator/RobertEHoward's (1906-1936) most famous and popular creation. When people think [[BarbarianHero 'barbarian']], they often picture Conan.

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The star of a gritty HeroicFantasy series of stories set in the Hyborian Age, an age before modern history. Created in the [[TheThirties 1930s]] for ''Magazine/WeirdTales'' magazine, '''Conan''' Conan of Cimmeria quickly became Creator/RobertEHoward's (1906-1936) most famous and popular creation. When people think [[BarbarianHero 'barbarian']], they often picture Conan.
19th Nov '16 6:35:04 AM RyzeGuy
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* TheAce: Physically, Conan [[JustForPun embodies]] this. He's the ultimate swordsman... but if he's in a country where people fight with scimitars or knives and he loses his sword, he'll pick up the local weapon and never slow down. And besides his weapon skills, he has more raw strength than anyone else human (he meets an infamous wrestler and strangler, and casually beats him at his own game), and he's faster, tougher, and with better instincts too. Canon is that this comes from a lifetime of BarbarianHero hardship and struggle; Conan is just supposed to be better at ''everything''.
6th Nov '16 12:00:23 PM Berrenta
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* LostInImitation: Howard's Conan in the live-action TV series, which was influenced by [[InkStainAdaptation the movies]] in several aspects. Conan is played by a German actor, is outfitted in [=loincloth=] and headband like ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', and has a similar WheelOfPain backstory and Atlantean sword. Still, the series was even further from the original stories than was ''Destroyer'', with Conan becoming Crom's [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]] fighting the EvilEmpire.

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* LostInImitation: Howard's Conan in the live-action TV series, which was influenced by [[InkStainAdaptation the movies]] movies in several aspects. Conan is played by a German actor, is outfitted in [=loincloth=] and headband like ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', and has a similar WheelOfPain backstory and Atlantean sword. Still, the series was even further from the original stories than was ''Destroyer'', with Conan becoming Crom's [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]] fighting the EvilEmpire.
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