Gemmels most dangerous/deadliest character

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    tarantio

    tarantio New Member

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    Who, in your opinion, was Gemmels most dangerous/deadliest character in any of his books and why? Is it Waylander...Druss...Decado...Tarantio...Skillgannon...Connovar...???

    And who was the best swordsman?
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    Allanon

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    Druss, and every character that heard of him or met him would agree with that, he is after all The Legend

    Swordsman ill have to get back to you, but my first thought goes straight to Skillgannon.
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    sanityassassin

    sanityassassin he's the madcap pusher

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    this is a very difficult question to answer as for the best swordsman I would probably go with either Tarantio or Decado. I think for the deadliest I think I may go for Jon Shannow
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    drosdelnoch

    drosdelnoch New Member

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    To be honest I wouldnt like to bet on things,
    Druss perhaps the greatest warrior, Decado the greatest swordsman, Shannow the greatest Duelist and Waylander the greatest assassin. If they were to go head to head, not sure who would walk out, without weapons, more than likely Druss, with weapons then its a free for all dependent upon who was taken out first.
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    Urien

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    Always bring a gun to a sharp pointy thing fight. Ergo Shannow.
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    Allanon

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    not read any shannow books yet but surely the gun are a cop out. i much prefer fights with "sharp pointy things", i think waylander's crossbow is as close to a gun as i would go.
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    the_faery_queen

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    decado i think. and maybe waylander. he's more deadly because he could sneak up on you. in a fair fight, druss, but i think waylander wouldn't get to that position, he'd take you out before hand. *shrug* i also like him more than druss.
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    Saolta Oiche

    Saolta Oiche The Universe Blends

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    Well for me it is a toss up between Waylander and Druss but I have only read the Drenai tales and I recently found out I have yet to read

    Hero In The Shadows

    White Wolf

    The Swords Of Night And Day

    I shall look forward to them.

    But yeah as I said Druss or Waylander.
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    tarantio

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    Decado was better than Skillgannon (swords of night and day)
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    Allanon

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    how do you know they didnt fight each other!! plus Skillgannon always steps up to the plate
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    sanityassassin

    sanityassassin he's the madcap pusher

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    I would say Decado would beat Skillgannon if it came down to it
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    Torpian

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    Druss is the greatest warrior in my opinion. The best swordsman would be Dace or Decado - its hard to say which. Most deadly would be Waylander, due mostly to the range he has to his advantage. I wouldnt put Shannow in the same category due to the fact he uses a gun. Although Viruk uses a zhi bow and he'd be pretty lethal as well.
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    Leonida

    Leonida Science fiction fantasy

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    Decado the Ice Killer...every time.
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    drosdelnoch

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    That still leaves the question of who would be the greater though, decado the Ice Killer, Warrior Priest, or Decado the Reborn?
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    Jason_Taverner

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    I know but Shannow is so deadly
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    Leonida

    Leonida Science fiction fantasy

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    I think Decado the Ice Killer. The Reborn was more derranged, wasn't he. I think the Ice Killer would have edge on him.

    We used to run this as a competition on the old David Gemmell Yahoo! Group, as it goes and people voted for who they thought was the best. Druss "fought" Decado in the final, and Druss won.

    But I thought that was more a popularity thing than a skills thing, myself!

    Cheers

    L
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    YuYus dumber Brother

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    Here is a wide one for thought. In Swords of Nightand Day we had the tinker Stavut, better known as Stavi. He controlled a pack or 40+ Joinings, who would folow his bidding. Piss him off and the rest of your life would not feature much tomorrow.
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    drosdelnoch

    drosdelnoch New Member

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    I wouldnt bet on it featuring much past 2 minutes.
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    Snagas Tender Blades

    Snagas Tender Blades The Sender

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    Deadliest would be Waylander tbh, for the simple reason that he does not fight fair...at all. One minute you are walking/sleeping/eating/rutting next minute there a small feathered black shaft in your eye.

    Best swordsman would be that bloke who possessed Yu Yu in Waylander 3. Reckon he would slice Decado up nicely.
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    drosdelnoch

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    Name that your looking for Snaga is Qin Chong, the Potter.

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