The Witchking with his mace! New pic.

Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by Witchking, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Witchking

    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    wow his mace isnt a mace at all its a flail. yet another example of change
     
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    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    Whoops! It's a flail, not a mace. Silly me.
     
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    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    Except to us weaponheads, most flail to see the difference.:p

    But look at the size of the thing. No wonder Derhelm gets a broken arm...;)
     
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    Aramir Ranger of the North

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    that looks ridiculous
     
  6. Elvenblademaster

    Elvenblademaster New Member

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    Thats gotta be a joke, come on, you can see a face inside that stupid helmet, which by the way the witch king did not have.
     
  7. Witchking

    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    About the face - that's a mask used to cover the actor's face. It would be removed digitally in post production.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    I agree with elvenblademaster PJ totaly screwed up the witch king i mean the one in the video game is better looking
     
  9. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    Yeah, that's definitely not the same weapon used in the game, and hopefully not in the movie.

    If that thing was real, wouldn't the head of the flail break the chain with the first swing?

    On a side note here, isn't a flail just a type of mace? And that's kinda a morning star he's got there, which is a type of flail, right?
     
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    A mace is a whacking stick with a metal end of some sort. A flail has the chain connecting the handle to the whacking bit. It'd require some practise to use it without killing yourself, but the chain means you can crank extra speed and force into your blow.

    But that head does look ridiculously large and even though being wielded by a magical figure such as the Witchking, it would stretch the limits of "believable fantasy" that PJ and crew have done so well so far.
    Maybe it's a funny camera angle that makes the head look larger. Otherwise it would't just break Dernhelm's arm - it'd drive him into the ground like a tent peg!
     
  11. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    that flail is a joke.........
     
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    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    Dernhelm is a she.
     
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    treebeards old beard New Member

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    yeah that things gotta be a joke
     
  14. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    Burn Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    you know im/we're only kidding Witchking......ehehehehehe

    -dt
     
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    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    not witchking im mean mubbamababan
     
  17. Flundval

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    i must say that i like the helm better from this angle.
    but the mace/flail/whatever do look unreal.
    if you look at the handle, chain and "spiky thing" doesnt it
    look like it is swinging against the camera?
    the chain is "behind" the handle but the "spiky thing" is infront of
    the witchking.
    So if he isnt able to defy gravety or the chain is velded together it must be moving, right?
     
  18. Justice

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    Good point about the chain. I tend to think that the original was embellished a bit, perhaps photoshopped. If not then I hope it looks like he is having a hard time swinging that thing. I have no doubts he is going to have a flail instead of a mace (which is a minor change, c'mon people, they're practically the same thing) because they changed his armor once because it looked too much like Sauron's, so maybe they changed his weapon too. Before it probably looked like Sauron had his own "Mini Me".
     
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    Yeah, I can almost picture Sauron and Witchking doing a musical rendition of "It's A Hard Knock Life"....:D
     
  20. Witchking

    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    Yeah. Bring on the nazgul with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!