Characters / Conan the Destroyer


  • Amazon Chaser: He tells Jehnna how he is attracted to female warriors and compares Valeria's force to Zula's.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Fanservice: For this film, the producers asked Arnold if he could get even more muscular than he was in the first movie. Never one to turn down a challenge, Arnold happily accepted. This, combined with 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.

Played by: Olivia D'Abo

  • 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.
  • 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 an arrogant and haughty 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.
  • 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.

Played by: Tracey Walter

  • Amazon Chaser: In one scene, Malak attempts to seduce Zula. He backs off when she threatens to split his head open.
  • In the Back: His favourite tactic when it comes to fight.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: So much so that at the end of the film, Jehnna makes him her court jester.

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.