History Franchise / ConanTheBarbarian

30th Jan '18 1:17:57 PM SantosLHalper
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* Noted early wargamer Tony Bath ran a campaign called [[http://www.rudi-geudens.be/html/tony_bath.htm The Hyborian Campaign]] during the 1970s that was based on an AlternateUniverse version of the Hyborian setting.

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* Noted early wargamer Tony Bath ran a campaign called [[http://www.rudi-geudens.be/html/tony_bath.htm The Hyborian Campaign]] TabletopGame/TheHyborianCampaign during the 1970s that was based on an AlternateUniverse version of the Hyborian setting.
14th Dec '17 11:40:32 AM Paireon
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* AscendedExtra: Thoth-Amon becomes the arch-enemy of Conan in pastiches and comic adaptations, though they never even meet in the original stories and the one time he puts Conan in danger, he does so unintentionally. The movie version of Thulsa Doom is more like him than the original Thulsa Doom, who was a Kull villain (and looked like Skeletor before Skeletor existed). An {{Expy}} of him named Wrath-Amon was in the first cartoon.

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* AscendedExtra: Thoth-Amon becomes the arch-enemy of Conan in pastiches and comic adaptations, though they never even meet in the original stories and the one time he puts Conan in danger, he does so unintentionally. The movie version of Thulsa Doom is more like him than the original Thulsa Doom, who was a Kull villain (and looked like Skeletor before Skeletor existed). An {{Expy}} of him named Wrath-Amon Ram-Amon was in the first cartoon.
7th Dec '17 7:09:49 PM WaterBlap
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* BiblePunk: The decadent city of Shadizar is basically a fictionalised version of Sodom or Babylon. In the comics, Conan even encounters "Shemites" descended from Noah's son Shem.
17th Oct '17 6:33:16 PM Metz77
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** This started in Howard's own lifetime: Margaret Brundage, the resident illustrator of Weird Tales, was particularly fond of depicting barely-clad women (hey, [[AllMenArePerverts who]] [[MostWritersAreMale isn't?]]), especially being menaced by monsters or engaging in a little sadomasochism. [[note]]She often used her own daughters as models.[[/note]] Since Howard knew he could get paid extra for writing the cover story, he sought to exploit that predilection by inserting some cheesecake into the stories.

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** This started in Howard's own lifetime: Margaret Brundage, the resident illustrator of Weird Tales, was particularly fond of depicting barely-clad women (hey, [[AllMenArePerverts who]] [[MostWritersAreMale isn't?]]), especially being menaced by monsters or engaging in a little sadomasochism. [[note]]She often used her own daughters as models.[[/note]] Since Howard knew he could get paid extra for writing the cover story, he sought to exploit that predilection by inserting some cheesecake into the stories.
27th Sep '17 5:15:28 PM Thorion
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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 vivid characters 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 received a negative reception from critics. Plans for at least one more movie fell through. A ContinuityReboot Conan movie, again titled ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|2011}}'' was released in August 2011. It was generally acknowledged as being [[TruerToTheText more true to the original tales as Howard told them]], but simultaneously [[TropesAreNotGood nowhere near as good a movie.]]

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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 vivid characters 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 received a negative reception from critics. Plans for at least one more movie fell through. A ContinuityReboot Conan movie, again titled ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|2011}}'' was released in August 2011. It was generally acknowledged as being [[TruerToTheText more true to the original tales as Howard told them]], but simultaneously [[TropesAreNotGood nowhere near as good a movie.]]
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23rd Sep '17 4:55:35 PM moloch
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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 received a negative reception from critics. Plans for at least 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}}''").

In the meantime, a ContinuityReboot Conan movie, again titled ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|2011}}'' was released in August 2011. It was generally acknowledged as being more true to the original tales as Howard told them.

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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 vivid characters 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 received a negative reception from critics. Plans for at least 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}}''").

In the meantime, a
A ContinuityReboot Conan movie, again titled ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|2011}}'' was released in August 2011. It was generally acknowledged as being [[TruerToTheText more true to the original tales as Howard told them.
them]], but simultaneously [[TropesAreNotGood nowhere near as good a movie.]]

There were rumors in the early 2000s before Schwarzenegger's governorship, which started again in 2014, after it, about plans for Schwarzenegger to reprise the role in 'The Legend of Conan'. Intended as a movie set during Conan's later years as king of Aquilonia, it's firmly stuck in DevelopmentHell. It would theoretically centre around an ageing Conan who seeks one last adventure before he dies, with the film's producer describing it as "Conan's ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''". Whether it will ever be made is a mystery.
5th Jul '17 7:23:08 AM Twoeyesshort
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* CraftedFromAnimals: Being the barbarian he is, Conan in all his appearances in media usually wears animal skins and parts into his costume, included a fur loincloth and a necklace made of teeth.
28th May '17 1:24:02 PM nombretomado
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* There's been an animated adaptation of ''Red Nails'' starring Creator/RonPerlman and MarkHamill in the works for some time, but it seems to be stuck in DevelopmentHell.

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* There's been an animated adaptation of ''Red Nails'' starring Creator/RonPerlman and MarkHamill Creator/MarkHamill in the works for some time, but it seems to be stuck in DevelopmentHell.
27th Mar '17 1:56:00 PM Martine34
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Conan is strong and courageous. He is not an [[DumbMuscle idiot]], but neither is he of a scholastic disposition -- he is mostly practical and naturally cunning, though through extensive experience he is also knowledgeable, able to speak, read and write a dozen languages, and even puzzle out ancient scripts in one story. He is a defining example of the type of barbarian who has the principles of a snake.

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Conan is strong and courageous. He is not an [[DumbMuscle idiot]], but neither is he of a scholastic disposition -- he is mostly practical and naturally cunning, though through extensive experience he is also knowledgeable, able to speak, read and write a dozen languages, and even puzzle out ancient scripts in one story. He is a defining example of the type of barbarian who has the principles of a snake.
snake. He has strong moral principles, which he does not break, but they are not extensive. He keeps his promises. He does not desert his friends, his allies, or those under his protection. He is unfailingly chivalrous towards women.
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.
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