Occasionally we like to throw two fictional characters into the Major Spoilers Pit and let them fight it out in a no holds barred battle of wits and fisticuffs to see who will climb out victorious.  Today, we do it again with two muscle bound characters who are sure to bring the crowd to their feet.

In the far corner (of the round pit) stands He-Man of Eternia, who raises his mighty sword and claims “By the Power of Grayskull! I have the power!”

And in the other corner stands the barbarian from Cimmeria – CONAN!


Who would win in a fight?

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. mrmonkey
    August 6, 2013 at 11:42 am — Reply

    uhhhhh……out of conan and conan?

  2. Dave
    August 6, 2013 at 11:42 am — Reply

    I voted… Conan.

    What’s the difference?

    Is there an option to choose Conan O’brien?

  3. August 6, 2013 at 11:44 am — Reply

    Not knowing enough Conan lore outside of the Arnold movies – I picked him because he seems like he has lived a life of combat, tactics, leadership, and trials.

  4. August 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    This is a tough one this week. I loved He-Man as a child and loved Conan as a teenager.
    I think that He-Man’s magic-infused strength and endurance can eventually win the day against Conan’s guile and ruthlessness.

  5. mrmonkey
    August 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I like Conan better, but I have to go with He-Man. He-Man has magic on his side, not to mention Cringer.

  6. August 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    I give it to Conan. He-Man might have magic but he never truly hurts anyone if he can help it, and that hesitation gives Conan the edge.

  7. Ricco
    August 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    Conan, he kills people and while He-Man has magical streinght and endurance Conan is as strong as the plot needs him to be.

  8. ClubberLang6
    August 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    He-Man all the way, provided Orko doesn’t get in the way with his shenanigans!

  9. Kevin Kortekaas
    August 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    How is this even a question, of course Conan would win, he’s CONAN!

  10. Verse
    August 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    Conan would do what needas to be done. Thus he would win. Unless we count the Master’s of the Universe movie. If we do then the correct answer is neither. It would be Dolph Lundgren.

  11. August 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    The only reason I voted He-Man is because he has magic on his side. But if we stripped his magical aspect, it would definitely be Conan.

  12. Fred
    August 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    While i prefer by far the cimmerian, he-man does have a greater magic infused strength, so while Conan would probably fight better, he-man could slam him with a building or a huge rock, cimmerians are tough but not that tough…

  13. Goofball814
    August 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    I love, LOVE. L O V E Heman and the MOTU, but this isn’t even close. Conan mops the floor with Heman. Conan was born on the battlefield, is a battlefield technician, and knows nothing but war (and womanizing).

  14. foolsmask
    August 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    I vote Conan. I have love for He-Man, but he isn’t ruthless enough. He would see a similarity between himself and Conan and try to make friends, only to have Conan take him out when he wasn’t looking.

  15. Allen
    August 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    Conan, he fights dirty! Plus He-Man would probably look like a sorcerer to Conan hates sorcerers!

  16. August 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    The thing about Conanis that he’s the Batman of Cimeria he’s been a pirate, mercenarie, soldier, king, ninja.., so just like batman, he can be anything the plot need him to be, so he can beat his enemies.

  17. August 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    All of the lad and Lasses who voted for Conan, YOU ARE WRONG AS WRONG CAN BE, but you are entitled to your poor uninformed opinion.
    He-Man will win. He-Man WILL KILL. I read it in one of the mini-comics that came with the original figures. He does have advanced combat tactics, proficiency in multiple weapons, magical, futuristic and barbaric. He-Man can go blow by blow with Superman before his de-powering in the 80’s. He is the MOST POWERFUL MAN in the UNIVERSE for a reason.
    He can do everything Conan can except for the late night monologue.
    I prefer Conan as a character, but in a fight, there is no contest.

    • August 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm — Reply

      I think the Filmation show knocked the mini comics out of canon, unfortunately. The He-Man who built a house by punching a mountain would totally beat Conan. The He-Man from the cartoon, not so much.

  18. Dino
    August 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    Remember that one time He-Man threw a frickin’ moon. Answer’s kinda easy.

  19. Sean Wade
    August 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Conan. Conan has fought many wannabe Gods and Demons with super strenght. He’s beaten all of them. Plus he’s a force of nature. I love me some He-Man, but I can’t see how he wouldn’t be in over his head against the Cimmerian

  20. August 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    Conan would decimate that weak blondie! Then probably burn Eternia to the ground.

  21. neckbeard
    August 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm — Reply

    He-Man all the way! He’s a great warrior and I’m sure his allies would say he’s a great friend. Conan: a great warrior sure; a great friend not so much.

  22. August 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    Conan. He-Man has generally only been a prince, but Conan has been a thief, a pirate, a king and a warrior just to name a few. Conan’s much more versatile and will probably out-smart He-Man in a straight-up fight.

  23. August 7, 2013 at 11:13 am — Reply

    He-Man is a bottomless pit of strenghth and endurance, regardless of Conan’s experience and ruthlessness,I doubt he can land a punch that could even hurt He-Man. Not to mention the power sword would probably shatter any man made weapon.

  24. Ken
    August 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Conan would handle He-Man quickly and then make a move on the Sorceress while becoming ruler of Eternia.

  25. aerohalen1
    August 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    one is the most powerful man in the universe,one is just a man.maybe if it was between prince adam and conan i would pick conan…but it isnt.

  26. August 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    I picked Conan because he was real and He – Man is stupid and fake.

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