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Archilles vs Leoglas


Jul 19 2014, 8:56am

Post #1 of 10 (3356 views)
Archilles vs Leoglas Can't Post

Both are marvellous fighters, and almost seem "immortal" in the way that they cant be killled in combat.

Who would win though? The man or the elf?

I believe that Azog and Bolg are possibly the only two orcs who may be an exception to the typical evil nature of an orc. Azog had brought up his son, well enough that he actually acknowledges him as his own son. That is a first for any orc. And Bolg sets out to march upon Erebor in vengeance of his fathers death. How many orcs will Try and avenge another dead orc? Most will just forget about the dead one. This gives me hope that Orcs, have some traits of good in them, even if it is small aspects.


Jul 20 2014, 8:33am

Post #2 of 10 (2947 views)
Achilles [In reply to] Can't Post

So long as Legolas doesn't stab him in the heel :p


Jul 20 2014, 2:03pm

Post #3 of 10 (2988 views)
Archilles or Achilles? Two different characters..... [In reply to] Can't Post

BYW - Both (or all three) CAN be killed in combat. Frown

Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath!


Jul 24 2014, 12:15am

Post #4 of 10 (2896 views)
Yeah which one? [In reply to] Can't Post

If it's Achilles then I think Legolas would win.


Jul 24 2014, 1:33am

Post #5 of 10 (2971 views)
Achilles was a demigod [In reply to] Can't Post

and Legolas would have to strike quick and accurate to have a shot at that darn heel. (Maybe even some prior knowledge too.)

I give the odds to Achilles.


Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath!


Jul 29 2014, 2:57pm

Post #6 of 10 (2912 views)
methinks Legolas... [In reply to] Can't Post

Legolas is immortal and Achilles is only part-immortal.

plus, Legolas has the skill and speed of an elf, whereas Achilles was human in form (albeit a very gifted human)

Boromir Stark

Jul 31 2014, 3:28pm

Post #7 of 10 (2858 views)
Whether or not they're immortal has little to do with it. [In reply to] Can't Post

As I understand it, immortality means that one can live forever and no succumb to a natural death via old age. It does not mean that one cannot be killed by physical means.

Invincibility, however, is when a person cannot be killed by physical harm.

To sum up, Legolas and Achilles may both be immortal (not sure if Achilles is, actually), but neither are invincible.

Anyway, I give it to Legolas. Both are insanely skilled fighters, but Legolas is faster, probably physically stronger, and undoubtedly has quicker reflexes.


Aug 1 2014, 12:33am

Post #8 of 10 (2862 views)
Correct [In reply to] Can't Post

Immortality has nothing to do with this physical combat.
Either can be killed in combat.

But Achilles is invulnerable except for his heel (Achilles Heel).

Still, sorry to say, edge to Achilles.

Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath!

Cuwen Maegmacil

Aug 2 2014, 5:08pm

Post #9 of 10 (2887 views)
Legolas [In reply to] Can't Post

He could hit Achilles heel with ease!! Look at how he shot that Orc in Moria right between the eyes!!

"The Ring is Mine!" ~ Frodo Baggins

It is our fight!~ Tauriel

I fear neither death nor pain! ~Eowyn


Aug 2 2014, 6:09pm

Post #10 of 10 (3166 views)
Good point, but [In reply to] Can't Post

Legolas would have had to have prior knowledge about the "Achilles Heel".

But yes, Legolas was a darn good shot with the Elven-bow. Remember that great shot when he took down the Nazgul steed near Sarn Gebir?

Praised be the bow of Galadriel, and the hand and eye of Legolas! said Gimli...

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