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King of the Dead VS The Witch-King of Angmar

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Oct 30 2012, 8:09pm

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This has probably been pondered before, but was the Nazgul Lord doomed even if Eowyn hadn't been so heroic? After all, they say no living man can kill the Witch-King...Wink

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5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Oct 30 2012, 8:17pm

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The King of the Dead used fear as his weapon, as did the Witch-King, and both were ultimately men who ended up as Spirits...but the Witch-King did have the will of Sauron behind him, as well as a much larger host and probably more skill in battle. Plus no man (even a dead one) could supposedly kill him.

So although the Dead King could potentially have given a good duel, in the end the Witch-King would have crushed him with a swipe of his flail.

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.


Nov 4 2012, 2:24am

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The Witch-King. At least in the book. Gimli says that he doesn't think that the dead men's swords can bite and it is clear that the Witch-King's can. adding to that, they both use fear as a weapon.

"It was like a great shadow, in the middle of which was a dark form, of man shape maybe, yet greater; and a power and terror seemed to be in it and go before it." ~FotR

The Shire

Nov 5 2012, 11:44am

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Nov 20 2012, 2:09pm

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Grey Havens

Nov 27 2012, 12:32am

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would win against the King of the Dead.... but I think their are other entities in Middle Earth that given the right circumstance could defeat the Witch King --- it was the hat trick of Meri, the blade, and Eowyn that achieved the seemingly impossible.

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Dec 15 2012, 2:11am

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the king of the dead (he can't die)

The Shire

Jan 12 2013, 5:39pm

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The Witch King would have won this easily if we're talking about the book characters. In the movie though it might be different, given that the dead were sponsored by Deus Ex Machina! Sly

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