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''Conan the Destroyer'' is the sequel to ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}'', released in the year 1984. Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/{{Mako}} return to reprise their respective roles.

Conan and his accomplice Malak are tasked by Queen Taramis to escort her niece Princess Jehnna to obtain an artifact needed to resurrect Dagoth, "The Dreaming God". Little does he know that the god in question will bring the age of darkness upon its resurrection, and the princess has to be sacrificed in order to do so.

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!!''Conan the Destroyer'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AndTheAdventureContinues: Unfortunately they didn't, at least on film.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The villains are all defeated, but Conan doesn't get his wife revived, and Jehnna's offer to the barbarian is rejected, which saddens her. Also, the ending narration states that Conan becomes a king in the future, but there's something troubling him deeply. But that would be another story...]]
* BodyguardCrush: Jehna has one on Conan.
* ButNowIMustGo: Conan, at the ending.
* CannibalTribe: A superstitious tribe that assumes they can gain magical powers by eating Akiro.
* CowardlyLion: Malak is one of the good guys, but he'd rather not be. He's constantly suggesting that he stay behind while the others go off into danger, but either circumstances or his own pride force him to follow along.
* DeadpanSnarker: Conan has developed into one in this film.
-->'''Jehnna:''' Conan! [[CaptainObvious There are six of them against her!]]
-->'''Conan:''' One, two, three... I think you're right.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Jehna offers to marry Conan and rule her kingdom at his side. He declines. She kisses him, but he doesn't even kiss her back, then walks out without a backward glance. That's cold, Conan!
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The climax has Conan besting the revived Dagoth in combat.
* EldritchAbomination: Dagoth's statue depicts a handsome young man, which is absolutely ''nothing'' like the monstrous demon it becomes after the ritual fails.
* GenderFlip: The film turned [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/zula_hyborian.htm Zula]], a male [[MagicKnight warrior/wizard]] from the Creator/MarvelComics line into the non-magical ActionGirl played by Grace Jones as a [[AmazonBrigade Zulu Amazon]] of sorts.
* GroinAttack: Zula pulls this on one of the villagers attacking her. With her staff. Ouch.
* HumanoidAbomination / EldritchAbomination: Dagoth
* ImAHumanitarian: Early in the film, Conan saves his friend Akiro from a tribe of cannibals who are planning to turn him into their next meal.
* ImperfectRitual: [[spoiler: The ritual is botched after Conan saves Jehnna from being sacrificed, resulting in a demon being summoned that tries to kill everything in sight, [[AssholeVictim the first victim being Taramis]].]]
* TheLadette: Zula
-->'''Jehnna:''' How do you attract a man? What I mean is, suppose you set your heart on somebody. What would you do to get him?\\
'''Zula:''' Grab him! And take him!
* LighterAndSofter: The producers wanted to create a more family-friendly movie, so this film is much more comedic and has almost none of the brooding atmosphere of the predecessor.
* LiveActionEscortMission: Jehnna is helped by Conan and his friends so she can retrieve the horn.
* LivingStatue: Dagoth's (failed) resurrection has him manifesting through the statue depicting him.
* LockedOutOfTheFight: Conan's companions can only watch helplessly from behind a mirror as he has to fight against the wizard Thoth-Amon.
* MrFanservice: Unlike the previous movie where Conan spent most of his time wrapped up in full PeltsOfTheBarbarian, here he's WalkingShirtlessScene in just boots and a LoinCloth.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Dagoth is the name of a god that will destroy the world.
* OfferedTheCrown: Conan does the ButNowIMustGo trope, preferring to earn his kingdom on his own rather than as the HotConsort of a queen.
* OpeningMonologue: Mako provides it once again.
* PluckyComicRelief: Malak, to the point that Jehna makes him her court jester in the end.
* PropheticFallacy: Taramis and her religion have an incomplete version of the prophesy about Dagoth's return, thinking they can control him by making a sacrifice as he reanimates. Akiro finds the full version that concludes with a warning that he will bring "death to the world" in the temple that holds the horn before they retrieve it, but by then Conan is blinded by his hope for Valeria's return and doesn't care.
* RedRightHand: Thoth-Amon, the evil wizard, has a partially melted face to remind you that he's evil.
* ReleasingFromThePromise: After Conan frees her, Zula asks to ride with him and serve him. At the end of the movie Princess Jehnna asks Zula to be the captain of her guard. Conan releases her from her oath to him (and grants her permission to take the post) with a nod.
* RoyalBrat: Princess Jehnna is naïve, capricious, and obnoxious.
* SeeksAnothersResurrection: Conan agrees to work for queen Taramis after she promises to resurrect his deceased love Valeria in exchange for his services. In retrospect, he probably should have insisted on seeing proof she could do this before making the deal.
* ScreamingWarrior: Zula
* ScreamingWoman: Jehna, and how.
* SimpleStaff: Zula's WeaponOfChoice.
* TheCakeIsALie: [[spoiler:Queen Taramis' promise to resurrect Conan's girlfriend Valeria in exchange for the Horn of Dagoth was this, as Conan himself eventually acknowledges.]]
* TheSneakyGuy: Malak the cowardly thief.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
** After Conan rips off Dagoth's horn and kills it, he impales its head with his sword, prompting the theme music to swell triumphantly.
** Immediately after Conan delivers his coup-de-grace, Malak rushes up to stab Dagoth's corpse himself, prompting the triumphant music to swell all over again as he mugs shamelessly.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Conan tosses his sword at the sorcerer Thoth-Amon, without even seeing him
* TokenEvilTeammate: Bombaata, who is instructed to betray the rest of the gang once the objective has been completed. He doesn't make much of a secret of it toward the end.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: ProudWarriorRaceGirl Zula and innocent, pretty Princess Jehnna.
* VirginSacrifice: Princess Jehnna is meant to be one.
* WeCanRuleTogether: A rare non-evil version of the trope. [[spoiler:Jehnna]] offers Conan to share the throne of Shadizar with her, but he politely declines.
* WizardDuel: As the group tries to evade a bunch of bad guys, Akiro has to use his skills to close a door, with the opposing side's wizard trying to open it. The duel is portrayed almost entirely by chants, gestures, reactions and Basil Poledouris' score, "Dueling Wizards".
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: [[spoiler: Jehnna]] at the end.
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler: Dagoth, since the sacrifice, Taramis, was no virgin.]]

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