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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2010, 05:03:02 AM »
LOTR <<<<<<<<<<<<< Harry Potter
this.
I made it through all the Harry Potter books. Can't say the same about LOTR.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2010, 05:05:44 AM »
I struggled to make it through a chapter of Harry Potter.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2010, 05:09:46 AM »
Dumbledore is more powerful than Gandalf... did you see that duel at the end of Order of the Phoenix? Gandalf can't compete.
Does not compute.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2010, 05:13:18 AM »
Dumbledore is more powerful than Gandalf... did you see that duel at the end of Order of the Phoenix? Gandalf can't compete.
Does not compute.
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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2010, 05:13:33 AM »
OFC It's Gandalf, Harry Potter are shitty movies anyways

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2010, 05:23:24 AM »
Just because LotR is better than HP, it doesn't mean that Gandalf is more powerful. Dumbledore any time.

And in reality I think HP is just as good as LotR. They're equally epic.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2010, 05:33:07 AM »
If you're just going to compare how powerful they are, Dumbledore wins hands down if for no other reason than magic in the HP universe is far more prevalent and potent then it is in the LOTR universe. Bombardana's right.
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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2010, 05:35:43 AM »
Dumbledore didn't piledrive a balrog and come back from the dead!

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2010, 05:37:53 AM »
This thread should be added to the "Stuff that old people do" thread.  ;)
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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2010, 05:41:49 AM »
If you're just going to compare how powerful they are, Dumbledore wins hands down if for no other reason than magic in the HP universe is far more prevalent and potent then it is in the LOTR universe. Bombardana's right.
Less subtle does not mean it's more potent or powerful.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2010, 05:45:07 AM »
If you watch the fight between Gandalf and Saruman, all they do is tossing each other around.

The fight between Dumbledore and Voldie, on the other hand...

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2010, 05:49:53 AM »
Less subtle does not mean it's more potent or powerful.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2010, 06:30:21 AM »
OFC It's Gandalf, Harry Potter are shitty movies anyways

Read the books

That said, I had to vote for Dumbledore. I mean, Gandalf is badass and all, but magically Dumbledore blows him out of the water

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2010, 06:33:42 AM »
OFC It's Gandalf, Harry Potter are shitty movies anyways

Read the books

That said, I had to vote for Dumbledore. I mean, Gandalf is badass and all, but magically Dumbledore blows him out of the water

Read the books

Gandalf is a demi-god that's thousands of years old :P

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2010, 06:35:18 AM »
And just because he's older that makes him better?

BTW I have read the books. I still stand by my choice

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2010, 08:17:44 AM »
I think I have to say Dumbledore

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2010, 09:13:52 AM »
For the record, I had no idea the guy who played Gandalf is gay. However, my point remains valid, because we're talking about the CHARACTERS here, not the actors who play them. The character of Dumbledore is gay, and as far as I know Gandalf is straight. So my logic still makes sense...sort of. The fact that one of the actors is actually gay IRL is irrelevant.

Gandalf isn't even mortal, he's basically one of Middle Earth's guardian angels. I can't imagine him having a sexuality.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2010, 09:43:03 AM »
wild Gandalf spawns Rohirrim cavalry legion


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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2010, 09:57:53 AM »
I don't like the movies as much as the books, but, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKxk9-z-dwY
Dumbledore wins. 

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #54 on: August 21, 2010, 10:23:11 AM »
Aside from magical powers, Gandalf masterfully wields a sword. He'd whoop Dumbledore's butt.

Aside from that, aren't both of these old men supposed to be more counseling than aggressive, usually restraining themselves from wielding their powers, and ultimately working towards bringing peace to all lands? Why WOULD they fight at all?
Surely one day they'll work out it would be simpler and far more legal just to suckle on each others' teats in a kind of wonderful 69 of eternal calcium goodness.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2010, 10:48:41 AM »
AFAIK, Dumbledore is a human.  Gandalf is the Middle Earth equivalent of an angel.  Remember, there was the fear that if Gandalf had taken possession of the Ring, he would have become another Dark Lord.  I don't see that kind of potential in Dumbledork.

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Re: Who wins?
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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2010, 02:50:51 PM »
Aside from that, aren't both of these old men supposed to be more counseling than aggressive, usually restraining themselves from wielding their powers, and ultimately working towards bringing peace to all lands? Why WOULD they fight at all?
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« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2010, 03:08:23 PM »
AFAIK, Dumbledore is a human.  Gandalf is the Middle Earth equivalent of an angel.  Remember, there was the fear that if Gandalf had taken possession of the Ring, he would have become another Dark Lord.  I don't see that kind of potential in Dumbledork.
Exactly! Which means that Dumbledore's weak enough to give in to senseless violence. Gandalf would see the good in Dumbledore and try not to kill him, and treat him with sympathy and probably be like "oh he's not TRYING to be a dick let's not actually kill him, just... kick him around a bit." Dumbledore, on the other hand, being a character with foibles (who even tried on a horcrux 'n' that, so he is properly bad at decision making), would give his soul up to the ring and turn into what Gollum might be if he had superpowers. It'd be like putting Smeagol in a panzer tank, and giving him unforgivable curses.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2010, 03:16:03 PM »
So Gandalf isn't just a really powerful wizard, but actually an immortal guardian angel of Middle-Earth with limitless resolve?

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« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2010, 03:16:25 PM »
AFAIK, Dumbledore is a human.  Gandalf is the Middle Earth equivalent of an angel.  Remember, there was the fear that if Gandalf had taken possession of the Ring, he would have become another Dark Lord.  I don't see that kind of potential in Dumbledork.
Exactly! Which means that Dumbledore's weak enough to give in to senseless violence. Gandalf would see the good in Dumbledore and try not to kill him, and treat him with sympathy and probably be like "oh he's not TRYING to be a dick let's not actually kill him, just... kick him around a bit." Dumbledore, on the other hand, being a character with foibles (who even tried on a horcrux 'n' that, so he is properly bad at decision making), would give his soul up to the ring and turn into what Gollum might be if he had superpowers. It'd be like putting Smeagol in a panzer tank, and giving him unforgivable curses.
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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2010, 03:27:23 PM »
Gandalf. A million times Gandalf

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2010, 12:10:35 AM »
I win...

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2010, 10:45:24 AM »
LOTR is one of the most dullest reads ever. Ever.
Harry Potter, though not that great piece of literature, is much more enjoyable.

LOTR is one of the greatest movies ever. Ever.
Harry Potter has had two Dumbledore's.

I've never enjoyed Dumbledore or thought of him as wise as Gandalf.

J.K. Rowling saying that Dumbledore's gay, without any textual evidence, and just to satisfy a personal view of some readers is a pathetic way to merchandise more this product.

Gandalf wins.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2010, 10:49:05 AM »
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Harry Potter, though not that great piece of literature, is much more enjoyable.

J.K. Rowling saying that Dumbledore's gay, without any textual evidence, and just to satisfy a personal view of some readers is a pathetic way to merchandise more this product.


There are so many things wrong with these statements.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2010, 10:55:41 AM »
I'm not gonna lie when I've said that Harry Potter got me started into reading as a pre-teen. I will always appreciate J.K. Rowling for that. Always.

Having said that, when you read other books, you know that she's not the best and that her books barely touch the works of other great masters. Her narrative may be superfluously appealing, like Stieg Larsson's, but she could never reach Jane Austen's feet, for example. I don't see HP being held that high by the academia in the future.

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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2010, 11:06:46 AM »
LOTR is one of the most dullest reads ever. Ever.

You like Shakespeare.  Therefore, does not compute.

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« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2010, 11:25:30 AM »
LOTR is one of the most dullest reads ever. Ever.
You like Shakespeare. Therefore, does not compute.
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Re: Who wins?
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2010, 01:46:04 PM »
I wonder what Dumblecore would sound like? :metal
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