History Franchise / ConanTheBarbarian

30th Jun '16 3:19:37 PM CaptEquinox
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* ActionGirl: Howard's work was definitely not free of sexism, but he deserves some credit for subverting DamselInDistress and NoManWantsAnAmazon as often as his editor would let him. Belit, Nanaia and Valeria are all good early examples of the ActionGirl. Conan himself admits he could never disarm Valeria of the Brotherhood.

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* ActionGirl: Howard's work was definitely not free of sexism, but he deserves some credit for subverting DamselInDistress and NoManWantsAnAmazon as often as his editor would let him. Belit, Nanaia and Valeria are all good early examples of the ActionGirl. Even Devi Yasmina of Vendhya is a pretty tough cookie; she's last seen leading an army. Conan himself admits he could never disarm Valeria of the Brotherhood.
30th Jun '16 3:15:58 PM CaptEquinox
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For years, the pastiches and modified versions of Howard's stories were all considered {{Canon}} while the unedited originals were allowed to fall out of print. Nowadays however, Howard's unedited stories are available on the market again (and provided they're in public domain, the Internet), while the pastiches and modified texts [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes are mostly out of print]]. In the late 1970s, Karl Edward Wagner edited [[https://www.blackgate.com/2012/04/12/an-ode-to-the-berkley-medallion-conans/ a collection of Conan stories exactly as they had been published]] in ''Weird Tales''; Ballantine/Del Rey began publishing a complete collection of unedited, uncensored Conan (which is still in print, in three volumes) in 2002.

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For years, the pastiches and modified versions of Howard's stories were all considered {{Canon}} while the unedited originals were allowed to fall out of print. Nowadays however, Howard's unedited stories are available on the market again (and provided they're in public domain, the Internet), while the pastiches and modified texts [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes are mostly out of print]]. In the late 1970s, Karl Edward Wagner edited curated [[https://www.blackgate.com/2012/04/12/an-ode-to-the-berkley-medallion-conans/ a collection three volumes of unchanged Conan stories stories]], exactly as they had been published]] published in ''Weird Tales''; Tales'', with many of the original illustrations; Ballantine/Del Rey began publishing a complete collection of unedited, uncensored Conan (which is still in print, in three volumes) in 2002.
25th Jun '16 9:33:54 AM Thorion
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Schwarzenegger, Ralf Moeller, and Jason Momoa have dark brown hair instead of plain black.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Schwarzenegger, AdaptationDyeJob:
**Schwarzenegger,
Ralf Moeller, and Jason Momoa have dark brown hair instead of plain black.black.
** Conan's first comic book appearance happened in 1952 in an unlicensed Mexican series with Belit as the protagonist and Conan as her blond Viking-like sidekick.
18th Jun '16 11:59:20 AM Generality
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* EthnicGod: Creator/RobertEHoward's stories feature small pantheons composed of a mix of historical and fictional gods:
** Crom is the deity of the Cimmerians, Conan's people.
** The gods of the Stygians include Set, Derketo (sea-goddess of pleasure) and Ibis (wisdom and the Moon).
** The inhabitants of Shem worship Ishtar (fertility), Derketo, Ashtoreth (fertility, sexuality, and war), Adonis, the fish-god Dagon and Baal.
** The people of Vendhya bow down before Asura and Yizil.
** The Hyrkanian gods are the demon-god Yog (Lord of the Empty Abodes), Hanuman the ape-god, Erlik (god of death and the underworld) and Tarim.
** The Kushite deities are Jullah, the raven god Jhil, Ajujo the Dark One and Derketa (Queen of the Dead).
** The Khitans worship Yag-Kosha (Yogah of Yag, Demon of the Elder World) and Yun.
5th Jun '16 9:44:22 PM CaptEquinox
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For years, the pastiches and modified versions of Howard's stories were all considered {{Canon}} while the unedited originals were allowed to fall out of print. Nowadays however, Howard's unedited stories are available on the market again (and provided they're in public domain, the Internet), while the pastiches and modified texts [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes are mostly out of print]]. In the late 1970s, Karl Edward Wagner edited a collection of Conan stories exactly as they had been published in ''Weird Tales''; Ballantine/Del Rey began publishing a complete collection of unedited, uncensored Conan (which is still in print, in three volumes) in 2002.

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For years, the pastiches and modified versions of Howard's stories were all considered {{Canon}} while the unedited originals were allowed to fall out of print. Nowadays however, Howard's unedited stories are available on the market again (and provided they're in public domain, the Internet), while the pastiches and modified texts [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes are mostly out of print]]. In the late 1970s, Karl Edward Wagner edited [[https://www.blackgate.com/2012/04/12/an-ode-to-the-berkley-medallion-conans/ a collection of Conan stories exactly as they had been published published]] in ''Weird Tales''; Ballantine/Del Rey began publishing a complete collection of unedited, uncensored Conan (which is still in print, in three volumes) in 2002.
27th May '16 10:02:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouImaginedIt: Conan gets this a lot when he encounters supernatural things, which not many other people believe in. See ''The Phoenix On The Sword'' and ''The Frost Giant's Daughter''. Usually the protagonist does have some physical evidence that proves him right, like the title mark on his broken sword or a scrap of cloth from the title character's clothing.
21st May '16 12:56:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil
16th May '16 3:08:51 PM Doug86
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* BarbarianTribe: The Picts in the "screaming hide covered" variety, while the Cimmerians, Æsir and Vanir are closer to the ProudWarriorRaceGuy type.

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* BarbarianTribe: The Picts in the "screaming hide covered" variety, while the Cimmerians, Æsir Aesir and Vanir are closer to the ProudWarriorRaceGuy type.
9th May '16 3:47:49 PM Bebop
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Two Conan movies were made in the eighties: the first, ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' put [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzschean philosophy]] together with rubber snakes and an epic tale of revenge. While [[InNameOnly it wasn't very accurate]] to the original Howard stories, hewing more to [[BroadStrokes Oliver Stone's ideas]] filtered through [[CrackPairing John Milius' direction]] regarding both plot and themes, it has become a CultClassic on its own merits. Its [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome music]], epic feel, and interesting plot helped launch Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's acting career. The second movie, ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', took a more [[LighterAndFluffier comical and lighthearted tone]], wasn't as successful and got a critical negative reception. Plans for at least another movie fell through. There were rumors in the early 2000s, and again in 2014, about plans for Schwarzenegger to reprise the role in 'The Legend of Conan', a movie set during Conan's later years as king of Aquilonia, but its release has been delayed. It will center around an aging Conan who seeks one last adventure before he dies (the film's producer is describing it as "Conan's ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''").

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Two Conan movies were made in the eighties: the first, ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' put [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzschean philosophy]] together with rubber snakes and an epic tale of revenge. While [[InNameOnly it wasn't very accurate]] to the original Howard stories, hewing more to [[BroadStrokes Oliver Stone's ideas]] filtered through [[CrackPairing John Milius' direction]] regarding both plot and themes, it has become a CultClassic on its own merits. Its [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome music]], epic feel, and interesting plot helped launch Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's acting career. The second movie, ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', took a more [[LighterAndFluffier comical and lighthearted tone]], wasn't as successful and got received a critical negative reception. reception from critics. Plans for at least another one more movie fell through. There were rumors in the early 2000s, and again in 2014, about plans for Schwarzenegger to reprise the role in 'The Legend of Conan', a movie set during Conan's later years as king of Aquilonia, but its release has been delayed. It will center around an aging Conan who seeks one last adventure before he dies (the film's producer is describing it as "Conan's ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''").
8th May '16 1:36:56 PM Michael
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* ActionGirl: Howard's work was definitely not free of sexism, but he deserves some credit for subverting DamselInDistress and NoManWantsAnAmazon as often as his editor would let him. Belit, Nanaia and Valeria are all good early examples of the ActionGirl.

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* ActionGirl: Howard's work was definitely not free of sexism, but he deserves some credit for subverting DamselInDistress and NoManWantsAnAmazon as often as his editor would let him. Belit, Nanaia and Valeria are all good early examples of the ActionGirl. Conan himself admits he could never disarm Valeria of the Brotherhood.
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