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Isildur VS Aragorn

manofmordor
The Shire


Nov 26 2018, 3:50pm

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who would win? tbh I'd probably go with Aragorn.


Darkstone
Immortal


Nov 26 2018, 4:23pm

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Kinda depends if Isildur has the One Ring, who has Narsil/Andúril, and if Isildur's wife is as inspirational to him as Arwen was to Aragorn.

Still, Isildur's Númenorean blood is a lot more purer than Aragorn's, and Isildur's 7' height versus Aragorn's 6' 6" gives Isildur the longer reach.

Isildur wins.

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"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in
thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond
all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled
mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
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"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

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Lissuin
Valinor


Nov 28 2018, 12:04am

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These were both great and admirable men. But...Isildur kept the Ring, unable to feel the danger to himself, though he came to understand and repent it at the end. Aragorn did have the advantage of instruction from an early age about the personal danger of corruption by the evil thing. When faced with it, Aragorn had the clear sight and moral strength to reject the deceitful power of the Ring. In a contest, I think Aragorn's mind and heart would not have been as clouded as Isildur's, and therefore brains and heart would somehow have found a way to overcome brawn and bravado.

In our current Age of Men, I very much want to believe that.Evil

 
 

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