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#1 Posted by Inphase (395 posts) - - Show Bio
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Well?

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#2 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

Movie or novel version and when in the timeline?

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#3 Posted by Inphase (395 posts) - - Show Bio

Round 1: Novel

Round 2: Film

Time: War of the Ring

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#4 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

@Inphase said:

Round 1: Novel

Round 2: Film

Time: War of the Ring

Movie versions: Aragorn most likely

Novel: Gimli would murder Aragorn.

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#5 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

Aragorn stomps both rounds

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#6 Posted by leito (440 posts) - - Show Bio

Books version : depends if Aragorn has Anduril or not. With Anduril, I guess Strider would win ; without it, it would be pretty even.

Movie version : Aragorn, without a doubt. Gimli is the comic relief character in the movies, I hate Peter Jackson for that.

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#7 Posted by Laurcus (1309 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree, Aragorn stomps both rounds. He took on 5 Nazgul at once. That's a better feat than anything Gimli has.

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#8 Posted by Inphase (395 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crom-Cruach: Are you so sure that Gimli would kill Aragorn that easily in the novel round?

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#9 Posted by Militaris (81 posts) - - Show Bio

Gimli has better amour then Aragorn, somewhere in the book Aragorn commented thats Gimli's axemanship was the best he has seen (or among the best he seen?).

Aragorn was without doubt a skilled and experienced fighter and has a reach advantage. During the raid on Helms deep Gimli was reluctant to fight the tall wild men preferring to face off against the Orcs.

I think Gimli might be the more skilled fighter (it would be close) but I think the physique advantage would give Aragorn the majority of wins. Put them in a narrow passage then Gilmi would take the Majority.

Movie, Aragorn wins easily.

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#10 Posted by Militaris (81 posts) - - Show Bio

Here is the comment which Aragorn made about Gimli axe work

""If he wins back to the caves, he will pass your count again,' laughed Aragorn. 'Never did I see an axe so wielded'

and his commented on the hill men being to large.

'I followed you to shake off sleep,' said Gimli; 'but I looked on the hillmen and they seemed over large for me, so I sat beside a stone to see your sword-play'

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#11 Posted by Outside_85 (21285 posts) - - Show Bio

@Militaris: Has to be said though he did kill some of them that were playing possum or something and had jumped Aragorn.

That said:

Movie: Aragorn for the majority, but Gimli shouldn't be underestimated even if he was partial comic relief (killing 43 Uruk-Hai in one night is not to be sniffed at)

Book: Gimli should take the majority here, partially because of the armor he's wearing and because of the skill he has with his weapons, while Aragorn is diversely skilled I dont recall him being mentioned as an exceptional master of combat. (Granted Gimli's not mentioned that way either)

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#12 Posted by Laurcus (1309 posts) - - Show Bio

@Outside_85 said:

@Militaris: Has to be said though he did kill some of them that were playing possum or something and had jumped Aragorn.

That said:

Movie: Aragorn for the majority, but Gimli shouldn't be underestimated even if he was partial comic relief (killing 43 Uruk-Hai in one night is not to be sniffed at)

Book: Gimli should take the majority here, partially because of the armor he's wearing and because of the skill he has with his weapons, while Aragorn is diversely skilled I dont recall him being mentioned as an exceptional master of combat. (Granted Gimli's not mentioned that way either)

5 Nazgul. Solo. That's really all that needs to be said.

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#13 Posted by Outside_85 (21285 posts) - - Show Bio

@Laurcus: Caught them off guard and didnt really beat any of them since it's a pretty established fact from the book they only stand their ground or storm things when absolutely nessesary.

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#14 Posted by GhostRider2 (4935 posts) - - Show Bio

Aragorn both rounds.

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#15 Posted by rolldestroyer (3543 posts) - - Show Bio

aragorn wins both rounds, he's simply the better fighter between the two.

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#16 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

@Inphase said:

@Crom-Cruach: Are you so sure that Gimli would kill Aragorn that easily in the novel round?

If you read the novels, Especially the Two towers, Gimli and Legolas did most of the heavy lifting in the their battles. It's not just that Gimli was Legolas's equal in battle (they were holding a contest to see who could kill more enemies, Gimli won when he nearly soloed a cavern full of orcs). But Gimli killed more enemies then Aragorn ever did, had better armor was generally more fearsome as a warrior. Aragorn was a leader, scout, etc but the brunt of the killing Gimli did

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#17 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9130 posts) - - Show Bio

@Inphase: Wheres amazingsrewonhead lol I'm instigating.

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#18 Posted by Inphase (395 posts) - - Show Bio

@ULTRAstarkiller: I made this to prove his ignorance.

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#19 Posted by UltraSuperTrooper (680 posts) - - Show Bio

Aragorn wins movie version easily

Aragorn wins novel but it is a much closer fight

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#20 Posted by goblin123 (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Gimli wins...

Aragorn won't be used to fighting someone that short who can keep hacking at his legs... He's had no practice blocking attacks from someone that short. And Gimli is highly skilled...

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#21 Posted by theamazingbatman (2727 posts) - - Show Bio

Movie version : Aragorn stomps .

Book Version : Aragorn wins after very long , good and epic fight.

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#22 Posted by mt (5 posts) - - Show Bio

In the first movie in the battle with the uruk hai aragorn was all beat up but gimli did not have as much as a scratch on him so i think movie gimli could win . I don't know about the books

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#23 Posted by Crimson_Bat (159 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends, this fight would be very close in a melee battle, but if Aragorn has his bow, he could outrun and escape Gimli and then shoot him from a vantage point.

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#24 Posted by Experio (18215 posts) - - Show Bio

Aragorn movie versions

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#25 Posted by Theorder14 (2852 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say the King

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#26 Posted by xtreme1 (4052 posts) - - Show Bio

Aragorn defeats Gimli in both movie and novel versions.

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#27 Posted by rogueshadow (26806 posts) - - Show Bio

Aragorn wins both, though film is closer, if we extricate comic relief moments.

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#28 Posted by Killerwasp (16776 posts) - - Show Bio

@Inphase said:

Round 1: Novel

Round 2: Film

Time: War of the Ring

Movie versions: Aragorn most likely

Novel: Gimli would murder Aragorn.

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#29 Posted by mt (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Movie version I would take Gimli.

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#30 Posted by itzxsloth345 (756 posts) - - Show Bio

Book gimli throws aragorn a beatdown. Loses movie versions.