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    deathwizard

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    Karsa Orlong and Treebeard the Ent?

    The Malazan Empire's best army and Sauron's Orcs/assorted monsters on their best day?

    Anomander Rake and Gandalf?


    I know I'm being a little silly, but I love these apples and oranges kind of fights.
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    Rane Longfox

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    roflmao.

    Karsa would have no problem against Treebeard.

    Again, probably the Malazans - they're trained, disciplined, and also completely insane, which would give them the edge. Plus, malazans use magic in their battles, whereas none of Tolkien's armies do - the magic in middle earth is less direct, mostly.

    Rake vs Gandalf might be a lot closer - on the other hand, Gandalf can't semble into a giant dragon, can he?
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    Jason_Taverner

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    Malazans will win
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    Karsa and Treebeard would be scary to watch. Treebeard is better natured, but if he got really mad, I think he would eke out a split decision.

    Because of the mages, the Malazan army wins -- but barely, because the Nazgul wreak a lot of havoc.

    Gandalf loses Fight One but comes back to win the rematch.
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    Rane Longfox

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    Nah, I disagree. But, have you read Reaper's Gale?
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    Not yet. In fact I just now finished Midnight Tides and have stepped away from Erikson to read a SF book by Chris Stevenson called Word Wars. But Bonehunters is on my bookshelf and up next. I've been writing so much, the quantity of my reading has suffered a little.

    How do you rate Reaper's Gale?
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    Rane Longfox

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    Pretty damn good. And, finally, a book in which I can actually like Karsa as a character:)

    He is severely kick-ass. Treebeard would stand little chance, I feel.
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    deathwizard

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    Karsa hooked me in Book 4, so I'm sure I'll love him in 7.
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    Karsa

    Malazans

    Hard one this but Rake would likely come out on top
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    Somebloke

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    Malazan marines vs the Black company?
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    GOLLUM

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    I'd go for Anomander, Karsa easily and Malazan vs. Orc army a toss up...
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    deathwizard

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    How big is Karsa? How tall? Did Erikson make that clear? Treebeard was a 15-footer (height-wise), if memory serves.
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    Green

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    Karsa Orlong was 85 feet tall, weighed as much as a small mountain and had the EXACT same temper as a broken Honda Civic.

    But... could he take on a Frodo and Optimus Prime tag-team?

    Seriously guys, who cares who would win in a fight? These type of threads are a waste of time.
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    deathwizard

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    So are these.
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    Green

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    That made no sense.
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    deathwizard

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    You know Green, I was just trying to have a little fun, not set the world on fire with the most groundbreaking thread in the existence of the Chronicles. But I'll be sure to check out every thread you start, which I'm sure will be utterly brilliant.
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    Green

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    Sorry for expressing an opinion. Maybe we should all get together and have a communal back-pat.
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    Rane Longfox

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    Calm down kids - it's a bit of fun, nothing more:)
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    Jason_Taverner

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    yes now settle down
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    deathwizard

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    You're right, I'll give it up ... sorry.

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