Characters / Conan the Destroyer


The famous Cimmerian warrior. Queen Taramis hires him to lead a quest to find a powerful artifact to awaken a god, promising him to resurrect his beloved Valeria.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In keeping with the first film, Arnold Schwarzenegger still has dark brown hair instead of the plain black that the novels/comics Conan had.
  • Amazon Chaser: He tells Jehnna how he is attracted to female warriors and compares Valeria's force to Zula's.
  • Barbarian Longhair: He's a Cimmerian, and still keeps his hair long.
  • Barbarian Hero: Although he's still a Barbarian outlaw, he has a good enough reputation to be acclaimed by the people of Shadizar when arriving there, and ultimately saves Jehnna and the whole city selflessly.
  • The Big Guy: He's easily the strongest member of the party.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He is definitely less sullen and stoic here than he was in the first film.
  • Character Title: Conan the Destroyer.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He's strong enough to lift a stone door no one would even budge.
  • Cool Crown: The Aquilonian crown at the end, once again.
  • Heartbroken Badass: In the opening, he is seen praying for Valeria, who died in the first film.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He still wields the Atlantean Sword that he obtained in the first film.
  • Heroic Build: For this film, the producers asked Arnie if he could get even more muscular than he was in the first movie. Never one to turn down a challenge, Arnie happily accepted.
  • The Leader: He leads the party Queen Taramis sends to retrieve the Horn of Dagoth.
  • Loveable Rogue: He is implied to have stolen things with Malak before Taramis came to them. And while he is acclaimed by the population of Shadizar, a rich man hides his jewels out of sight.
  • Master Swordsman: His proficiency with a sword is still unmatched.
  • Men Don't Cry: He doesn't cry at all when praying for Valeria.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The fact that Conan spends most of the film clad in only a loincloth means that there's no shortage of beefcake for female fans.
  • Rated M for Manly: What with Arnold Schwarzenegger in his still-working-out-like-hell prime, kicking ass left and right and lifting heavy stuff, with plenty of shirtless scenes.
  • Talk to the Fist: "ENOUGH TALK!" Followed by...
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: When confronting Toth Amon, he throws his sword into a mirror, which happens to be the right one, and the thrown sword impales the magician.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Conan is seen shirtless for a large chunk of the movie this time.
  • Weapon of Choice: The Atlantean sword, naturally.

Played by: Olivia D'Abo

The princess of the kingdom of Shadizar and niece of Queen Taramis.
  • Birthmark of Destiny
  • Bodyguard Crush: Has one on Conan.
  • Distressed Damsel: She has to be rescued twice in the film.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Although she can definitely behave like an annoying brat, Jehnna does have a compassionate side; as seen when she convinces Conan to save Zula from the villagers who are tormenting her.
  • Hands-On Approach: A drunk Conan sees Zula giving Jehnna fighting lessons with a staff, and interrupts so that he can teach her to use a "real" weapon. Since Jehnna can't even lift his sword on her own, he stands behind her and helps her. It's clear that she was immensely turned on by this, but Conan didn't notice or care.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She becomes irreversibly smitten with Conan, but after learning that he loves another woman who is an Action Girl, she tries (and fails) to toughen up to gain his interest.
  • The Ingenue: She's innocent and doesn't know much about life beyond the palace she lived in, although she still has Royal Brat tendencies.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When asking Bombaata about Conan, Jehnna mentions that Bombaata is the only man she's ever known and she's never known a "real man." If you've only seen the movie you may be wondering what Jehnna meant by this remark. But the novelization mentions that Bombaata is a eunuch, making Jehnna's comment a lot more understandable - and mean.
  • Love at First Sight: It's more like a schoolgirl crush, but she wanted Conan the moment she saw him. After being repeatedly saved by him, though, she flat out offers for him to be her queen.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: She's the only one who can touch the Heart of Ahriman.
  • Princesses Rule: Becomes the ruler of Shadizar at the end.
  • Royal Brat: Jehnna starts out as having a haughty and bossy attitude, believing that everybody should obey her because she's the princess. Although by the end of the film she does become more humble and fair in her treatment of others.
  • Save the Princess: What Conan, Malak, Akiro and Zula do in the climax, as she's about to be sacrificed to awaken Dagoth.
  • Screaming Woman: She screams quite a lot, and it doesn't help at all.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Prior to the events of the film, she has never been outside of the royal palace. Her sheltered upbringing manifests itself in the fact that she's very naive about many things.
  • Stripperiffic: Many of Jehnna's outfits are quite revealing, especially considering that she's only in her early-to-mid teens.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: Taramis' plan depends on the fact that Jehnna is still a virgin. She actually tasks Bombaata with making sure that the princess retain her virginity.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: She has a crush on Conan, who's basically the strongest man around.

Played by: Tracey Walter

A thief who became Conan's companion at one point.

Played by: Grace Jones

Played by: Mako

  • Mind over Matter: When he closes the mouth / door in the chamber of the Horn of Dagoth while struggling against the Leader's spell which opens the door. He wins.
  • Playing with Fire: Summons fire on a torch.
  • Retrocognition: He can see what happened in a given place just by concentrating himself a few seconds (picture).

Played by: Wilt Chamberlain

  • The Brute: At the end.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears one strangely similar to the Statue of Liberty's crown for the first quarter of the movie.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Conan, at the end.
  • Eunuchs Are Evil: Want to know why Bombaata was the only man trusted around Jehnna? The novelization of the film mentions that he is a eunuch, so he is incapable of taking her virginity.
  • Scary Black Man: In the climax especially.

Queen Taramis
Played by: Sarah Douglas

  • Evil Matriarch: She treats her niece Jehnna very well, but it's only in the hope of sacrificing her to Dagoth.
  • Evil Overlord: Ruler of Shadizar.
  • Psychic Powers: Uses them to manipulate Conan to follow her at the beginning. She doesn't seem to have any power besides that for the rest of the movie.

The Grand Vizier
Played by: Jeff Corey

Played by: Sven-Ole Thorsen

Played by: Pat Roach

  • The Brute: His illusion nicknamed "Man Ape". It takes the form of a seemingly invincible and wrestling humanoid beast.
  • Death Seeker: Possibly. It seems like he always wanted to know why Jehnna was the only one allowed to touch the Heart of Ahriman. As Conan impaled him, he had nothing to lose and finally touched it, then vanished.

The Leader of the guardians of the Horn of Dagoth
Played by: Ferdy Mayne

Played by: André the Giant

  • God of Evil: His resurrection will cause an Apocalypse How. It's unclear, but it ranges from Planetary to Universal, and is hinted at a Metaphysical Annihilation. However, the prophecy is so vague some assume that Dagoth will reward those who align with it.
  • One-Winged Angel: Just look at the image above and compare it with the one bellow.
  • Mythology Gag/Homage: Dagoth sounds very similar to Dagon, a well-known deity featured in both Caananite mythology, and HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos as the god of the Deep Ones. Robert E. Howard was a correspondent of HP Lovecraft. Dagoth's monster form looks rather similar to a deformed Deep One or even Cthulhu himself. He even has the title of "The Dreaming God."
  • Worf Had the Flu: The sacrifice was botched, making it far easier to deal with.