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5E Best On Screen Representation: Barbarian

Which top three on screen characters best represent a D&D barbarian?

  • Conan (the Barbarian, the Destroyer)

    Votes: 66 74.2%
  • Kutcheck and Gore (the Barbarians)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Thundarr (the Barbarian animated series)

    Votes: 12 13.5%
  • Gort (Hawk the Slayer)

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Sokka (Last Airbender)

    Votes: 5 5.6%
  • Bjorn Ironside (Vikings TV show)

    Votes: 13 14.6%
  • Khal Drogo (GoT)

    Votes: 28 31.5%
  • Tormund Giantsbane (GoT)

    Votes: 27 30.3%
  • Prince Voltan (Flash Gordon)

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • Deathstalker (Deathstalker movie)

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Bobby (D&D cartoon)

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Nappa (Dragon Ball Z)

    Votes: 5 5.6%
  • Ator (from the Ator movies)

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • Kegan (Krull)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lux (Wrath of the Dragon God)

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Kull (Kull the Conqueror)

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Balthazar (The Scorpion King)

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Red Sonja (Red Sonja)

    Votes: 8 9.0%
  • Boramir (yes, including here even though he could be a fighter, from LoTR)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wolverine

    Votes: 17 19.1%

  • Total voters
    89

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Edit* although, I am a bit surprised the next two went to GoT characters.
I'm not - GoT is perhaps the best representation of D&D on screen I've ever seen*, largely due to its often-very-D&D-like characters.

* - with the Jackson LotR/Hobbit movies second and nothing else really close at all.
 

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I'm not - GoT is perhaps the best representation of D&D on screen I've ever seen*, largely due to its often-very-D&D-like characters.

* - with the Jackson LotR/Hobbit movies second and nothing else really close at all.
I think that depends how you play.

Conan the Destroyer meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail is much more like our games.

But I agree that it's not surprising to see GoT scoring highly - if you want an on screen example, it helps if it's something the person you are talking to has actually seen.
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
I think that depends how you play.

Conan the Destroyer meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail is much more like our games.
Pretty much the same here, with a healthy dose of Xena thrown in.

But I agree that it's not surprising to see GoT scoring highly - if you want an on screen example, it helps if it's something the person you are talking to has actually seen.
And when the campiness gets toned down in our games there's a fair bit of resemblance. Very few true heroes, lots of shades-of-gray alignments, lots of conflicting agendas, etc.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
I think that depends how you play.

Conan the Destroyer meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail is much more like our games.

But I agree that it's not surprising to see GoT scoring highly - if you want an on screen example, it helps if it's something the person you are talking to has actually seen.
Honestly, I think that's the biggest driver of votes, and why the more recent shows are almost always doing better than the characters from older movies.
 

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