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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    Gandalf, although for some reason he almost never used any spells and liked to just bash things with a sword. Still a lightning bolt would kill as fast as a killing curse I suppose and HP wizards were just humans with magic powers. Even if there was a spell against that, it hits too fast.

    Actually that got me thinking:P Why didn't any of the wizards in HP use guns? I think they could have fired them a lot faster than pointing a wand and saying magic words.
    This is why Gandalf doesn't use magic very often. Quote from the Silmarillion.

    "In the Undying Lands at about TA 1000, Manwë summoned a council of the Valar to send three messengers to Middle-earth. Two Maiar came, Curumo (Curunir or Saruman) sent by Aulë, and (Morinehtar) Alatar, sent by Oromë. Manwë asked where Olórin was, and he came, after returning from a journey. Manwë asked Olórin (Gandalf) if he would go as the third messenger. Olórin said that he was too weak, and he was afraid of Sauron. Manwë said that that was all the more reason to go, and that he commanded Olórin to go as the third. Then Varda said "Not as the third." Yavanna begged Curumo to take (Radagast) Aiwendil, and Alatar took (Rómestámo), Pallando as a friend. They were forbidden to dominate the peoples of Middle-earth or to match Sauron's power with power. When Saruman, the greatest of the Wizards, disobeyed this injunction, he was cast from the order and banished from Valinor."
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardstyler01 View Post
    But yeah, Gandalf doesn't do a whole lot of spectacular things in the LotR trilogy. In the first Hobbit movie he does more than the LotR trilogy combined though. Lots more blast waves and firebolts and such.
    That's because even in the book, Gandalf was a simple wizard as we know them from Harry Potter, very similar to Dumbledore. It was a children's book after all.

    It was only in the other books when Tolkien completely changed the course of the story of Middle Earth (hell, Sauron was actually retconned into the Hobbit by Tolkien).

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    Gandalf by far. He's much more powerful than he shows in the films. Dumbledore... Meh.

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    This is why Gandalf doesn't use magic very often. Quote from the Silmarillion.

    "In the Undying Lands at about TA 1000, Manwë summoned a council of the Valar to send three messengers to Middle-earth. Two Maiar came, Curumo (Curunir or Saruman) sent by Aulë, and (Morinehtar) Alatar, sent by Oromë. Manwë asked where Olórin was, and he came, after returning from a journey. Manwë asked Olórin (Gandalf) if he would go as the third messenger. Olórin said that he was too weak, and he was afraid of Sauron. Manwë said that that was all the more reason to go, and that he commanded Olórin to go as the third. Then Varda said "Not as the third." Yavanna begged Curumo to take (Radagast) Aiwendil, and Alatar took (Rómestámo), Pallando as a friend. They were forbidden to dominate the peoples of Middle-earth or to match Sauron's power with power. When Saruman, the greatest of the Wizards, disobeyed this injunction, he was cast from the order and banished from Valinor."
    He actually used magic a lot in the Hobbit and for stupid reasons or to show off in LotR so that doesnt explain much. For example when he deflected Legolas' arrow. He could have just said he was Gandalf instead of playing Saruman and concealing himself and used that deflect spell to save some lives in a battle instead. He also used chain lightning in the Hobbit to kill goblins at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    He actually used magic a lot in the Hobbit and for stupid reasons or to show off in LotR so that doesnt explain much. For example when he deflected Legolas' arrow. He could have just said he was Gandalf instead of playing Saruman and concealing himself and used that deflect spell to save some lives in a battle instead. He also used chain lightning in the Hobbit to kill goblins at least once.
    you are thinking of the movies he didn't actually deflect legolas's arrow in the books which are what matters. Most the other magic he uses isn't really all that powerful compared to what he truely is capable of(except vs the balrog) his true power he is not allowed to use otherwise he would of assraped all the way to mordor. Things like throwing firey pine cones in the hobbit don't really count as power.

  6. #126
    The problem is 99% of people have never read the books and don't understand that the wizards of the LOTR universe are literally immortal demi-gods left to watch and guide the mortal races of middle earth by the actual gods. This is why when Gandalf "dies" in the series he comes back, because the powers that be just brushed him off, gave him a promotion, and sent him back.

    The movies do a bad job of portraying this, and actually make Gandalf look like a wimp at times (honestly this is the most glaring deviation from the books).

    Also the reason Gandalf doesn't just throw around magic and smite everything is because hes not supposed to. The wizards were sent to guide the races of middle earth and are not supposed to directly interfere, a rule that Gandalf routinely bends anyway which is why he was always so at odds with the other wizards (especially Saruman).

    In short, Dumbledore wouldn't have stood a chance, you could give him all three deathly hollows and Gandalf would wipe the floor with him.
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    Gandalf for sure if you have read any of the LoTR's book you would understand.

  8. #128
    Dumbledore has overpowered IK spell. It can't be resisted. It's dumb, i know...
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  9. #129
    Quote Originally Posted by Dead_MAX View Post
    Dumbledore has overpowered IK spell. It can't be resisted. It's dumb, i know...
    He wouldn't use it, however. Unless we're in a deathmatch type thing where anything stupidly goes and we just ignore character traits.

  10. #130
    Avada Kadavra v.s. setting pinecones on fire.. Yeah..
    Maybe if dumbledore was in a pine forest.

  11. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiift View Post
    Avada Kadavra v.s. setting pinecones on fire.. Yeah..
    Maybe if dumbledore was in a pine forest.
    Do I really have to explain this again?

    "In the Undying Lands at about TA 1000, Manwë summoned a council of the Valar to send three messengers to Middle-earth. Two Maiar came, Curumo (Curunir or Saruman) sent by Aulë, and (Morinehtar) Alatar, sent by Oromë. Manwë asked where Olórin was, and he came, after returning from a journey. Manwë asked Olórin (Gandalf) if he would go as the third messenger. Olórin said that he was too weak, and he was afraid of Sauron. Manwë said that that was all the more reason to go, and that he commanded Olórin to go as the third. Then Varda said "Not as the third." Yavanna begged Curumo to take (Radagast) Aiwendil, and Alatar took (Rómestámo), Pallando as a friend. They were forbidden to dominate the peoples of Middle-earth or to match Sauron's power with power. When Saruman, the greatest of the Wizards, disobeyed this injunction, he was cast from the order and banished from Valinor."

    Gandalf was told not to use his powers. He holds back because his king told him to. Gandalf is also immortal, just like Sauron, because they're the same species.
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

  12. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    Gandalf was told not to use his powers. He holds back because his king told him to. Gandalf is also immortal, just like Sauron, because they're the same species.
    If so, doesn't it mean Saruman was also the same species and more powerful than Gandalf? How did he just got stabbed to death by a common man then? I don't mean just the movie but it happened in the book as well.

  13. #133
    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    If so, doesn't it mean Saruman was also the same species and more powerful than Gandalf? How did he just got stabbed to death by a common man then? I don't mean just the movie but it happened in the book as well.
    IIRC Saruman was stripped of most of his powers, because he joined forces with Sauron. Didnt Gandalf said something like he only has the power of his voice left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comburo View Post
    IIRC Saruman was stripped of most of his powers, because he joined forces with Sauron. Didnt Gandalf said something like he only has the power of his voice left?
    Exactly that.

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    Gandalf would win, he's practically a god, he knows swordskills (always a plus), he can cast spells without saying a word, he fought a demon (and won!!) and he doesn't die, try to beat that Dumb-ledore
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  16. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbeth View Post
    If so, doesn't it mean Saruman was also the same species and more powerful than Gandalf? How did he just got stabbed to death by a common man then? I don't mean just the movie but it happened in the book as well.
    As others have explained, he only had the power of his voice. Even so, Saruman didn't die. His spirit, being separated from his physical body, (much like when Gandalf "died" against the Balrog) returned to the Halls of Mandos in Valinor. But Mandos denied him entry and his spirit was left naked, wandering and powerless.
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmage View Post
    The problem is 99% of people have never read the books and don't understand that the wizards of the LOTR universe are literally immortal demi-gods left to watch and guide the mortal races of middle earth by the actual gods. This is why when Gandalf "dies" in the series he comes back, because the powers that be just brushed him off, gave him a promotion, and sent him back.

    The movies do a bad job of portraying this, and actually make Gandalf look like a wimp at times (honestly this is the most glaring deviation from the books).

    Also the reason Gandalf doesn't just throw around magic and smite everything is because hes not supposed to. The wizards were sent to guide the races of middle earth and are not supposed to directly interfere, a rule that Gandalf routinely bends anyway which is why he was always so at odds with the other wizards (especially Saruman).

    In short, Dumbledore wouldn't have stood a chance, you could give him all three deathly hollows and Gandalf would wipe the floor with him.
    Pretty much this. Gandalf would destroy, and it wouldn't even be a fair fight. Aside from Gandalf's power in general (which is far, far greater than he lets on), he's shown that he can use various melee weapons pretty well too. He's got quite a few confirmed kills where there was no magic or any kind of sorcery involved, just his use of a weapon. Dumbledore is pretty powerful in the Harry Potter universe, but you can't even compare the two.
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