Midweek Rumble: Lord of the Rings VS Game of Thrones

TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 838 Wizard
edited August 2016 in Off-Topic
Exiles is a fantasy game, so we had to kick off this series with a fight between two venerated fantasy franchises. As you consider everything from the characters to the lore to the setting, ask yourself:

Who would win in a knockdown drag out fight? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings OR George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones (i.e., A Song of Ice and Fire)

(here's the poll on Twitter)

Midweek Rumble: Lord of the Rings VS Game of Thrones 13 votes

Lord of the Rings
DrakytheRhaneHollowNezujaQuasarnPsycho_MychoSecretOwl 7 votes
Game of Thrones
FinjinimoTheMayorjoekyLaniatarbluetofuOponn 6 votes
I'll SMITE you


  • DrakytheDrakythe Posts: 204 mod
    Lord of the Rings
    Nezuja said:
    The key here is the assumption that only Dragon Glass can kill White Walkers and there is no other way to stop them. They would just spread like a plague and win by shear undead unstoppable numbers. 
    I'll grant you that if nothing in the LotR universe can kill a white walker, it makes it pretty hard to win a knockdown drag out brawl.

    However: Working with the internet and my limited knowledge (I don't have the headspace for another fantasy epic at the moment, so I've not read GoT) Dragonglass is just obsidian, which exists in Middle Earth (since volcanoes exist). I'm pretty sure someone would have obsidian arrow heads, leading to several white walker deaths.

    Additionally, Valyrian Steel is supposedly another of their weaknesses, which is a sort of magically forged steel created in Westeros. I'm just guessing, but I'd be willing to wager that elf-made blades would at the very least injure a white walker due to the magically nature of the blades.

    As for the Wights (Reanimated dead caused by White Walkers) yeah... they'd be a problem, but dragon fire isn't exactly unheard of in Middle Earth.

    I admit the White Walkers would make it a lot more interesting, but allowing for some hedging I still think LotR would win in an all out war.
  • DrakytheDrakythe Posts: 204 mod
    Lord of the Rings
    Hollow said:
    If I remember correctly, white walkers can be killed with fire too.
    If true I would pay good money for someone to animate a White Walker on Balrog fight, like entire cohorts of White Walkers against several Balrogs.
  • WinsomniakWinsomniak Posts: 15 Adventurer
    I haven't watched a single episode of Game of Thrones.

    I'll show myself out.
  • NezujaNezuja Posts: 90 mod
    Lord of the Rings
    I haven't watched a single episode of Game of Thrones.

    I'll show myself out.
  • Psycho_MychoPsycho_Mycho Posts: 69 Adventurer
    Lord of the Rings
    I vote LotR on this one because pretty much everyone lives in LotR versus GoT where pretty much everyone dies. If Gandalf, Aragon, or Frodo (or really any of the characters who almost died) had actually been killed, then the brawl between these two worlds would be more like McGregor vs. Diaz and less like Usain Bolt vs. EVERYONE (yes I know these are two different sport comparisons, feel free to plug in any 13-second UFC knockout if you'd wish)!
    "Do not trust everything you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 838 Wizard
    Fair points-- last day for this one! Tomorrow, one of the ones you guys suggested becomes the new Rumble...
    I'll SMITE you
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