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Fili vs Kili

Tol Eressea

Aug 16 2013, 6:46pm

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Fili vs Kili Can't Post

Ok, so we can assume this is a sparring match, because I doubt very seriously these two would ever actually fight each other Wink (unless it's fighting each other to get to be the first to attack the hordes of fangirls and shippers on the sidelines Tongue)

Also assume that any projectile thrown/shot won't kill them.

Bow, knife and sword, vs twin swords and throwing daggers/axes.

Both have distance weapons, and both have close combat weapons.

Both have trained for nearly the same amount of time, and likely trained by the same people.

Kili is tall, lithe and agile, but Fili is stronger.

They are both familiar with each other's strengths and weaknesses.

Also assume that the word "win" means disarm completely.

Who would win the match?

Tauriel (as her hair catches during BO5A)- Ah, now I understand why you keep your beard so short, master Kili!
Kili: Um, because it grows slowly? (glares at her for perceived insult)
Tauriel: Because your arrows don't get tangled in your *^%*(^$%* beard every time you shoot! (more curses as it gets further tangled)
Kili: Um, YEAH! That's it! That's why I keep my beard short! (strides off triumphantly with a huge grin on his face, still shooting arrows as the cursing and tangles continues behind him)

Tauriel keeps fighting the tangles on the battlefield long after Dain takes the throne and Dale is rebuilt. Frodo takes the ring to Morder and once Sauron is defeated she FINALLY gets the last arrow out.

(This post was edited by Cirashala on Aug 16 2013, 6:47pm)

Tol Eressea

Aug 17 2013, 1:01pm

Post #2 of 3 (451 views)
Probably about even, generally, but Fili by a smidge. [In reply to] Can't Post

These brothers are probably each other's most frequent sparring & training partner, they would know each other's fighting styles and quirks like the back of their own hands. I imagine they trade "points" on each other so that they are substantially even.

However, in the movie, Fili comes across as a bit more serious and focused, so I might give him a slight edge.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.


Werde Spinner

Aug 18 2013, 2:14am

Post #3 of 3 (526 views)
I have no idea. [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree that it would be extremely close, as they would have trained alongside each other, been taught by the same people, fought alongside each other, sparred together, etc. They know everything about how each other fights.

That being said, I think it comes down to ranged weapons - i.e., who can inflict the most damage before things get down to close quarters. And... I really don't know. We know Kili's actually fairly good with the bow (and there went a bunch of people howling about how archery *must* be intrinsically Elvish), but we haven't seen Fili with his throwing knives, so I can't say here.

Now, in close quarters, I would say Fili, since he seems a bit stronger and I think he would know by now how to use Kili's height against him.

*picks up weapon and joins them in fighting against the shippers* Laugh

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


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