Aragorn II, son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, also known as Elessar, was the 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North; he was later crowned King Elessar Telcontar (March 1, TA 2931 - FO 120 or SR 1541), the 26th King of Arnor, and the 35th King of Gondor and First High King of the Reunited Kingdom. He was a great warrior, and as the heir of Isildur, bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, the Flame of the West before the War of the Ring. He was also the father of Eldarion, heir to the throne.
Aragorn was a descendant of Elros Tar-Minyatur, Lord Elrond the Half-elf's twin brother and the first king of Númenor. His ancestor Arvedui was wedded to Fíriel, who bore their son Aranarth, making Aragorn the last descendant of Anárion as well.
When Aragorn was only two years old, his father Arathorn was killed while pursuing orcs. Aragorn was afterwards fostered in Rivendell by Elrond. At the request of his mother, his lineage was kept secret, as she feared he would be killed like his father and grandfather if his true identity as the descendant of Elendil and Heir of Isildur became known. Aragorn was renamed Estel and was not told about his heritage until 2951.
Elrond revealed to "Estel" his true name and ancestry when he was twenty, and gave to him the Ring of Barahir and the Shards of Narsil. Elrond withheld the Sceptre of Annúminas from Aragorn until he "came of the right" to possess the item. It was also around this time that Aragorn met and fell in love with Arwen, Elrond's daughter, newly returned from her mother's homeland of Lórien where she had visited her grandmother Galadriel.
Aragorn thereafter assumed his proper role as the sixteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain and the Rangers of the North and left the comforts of Rivendell for the wild, where he lived with the remainder of his people, whose kingdom had been destroyed through civil and regional wars centuries before.
Aragorn met Gandalf the Grey in 2956, and they became close friends. Heeding Gandalf's advice, Aragorn and the Rangers began to guard a small land known as the Shire inhabited by the diminutive and agrarian Hobbits, and he became known among the peoples just outside the Shire's borders as Strider.
Battle vs. Link (by Death'sapprentice77)
Aragorn appears from the house of Elrond fully healed from his battle with a powerful vampire slayer. He continues into the woods and doesn't get far as an arrow whizzes past his head. He spots Link, a few yards away he shoots a flaming arrow that sends the brush where Link was standing, ablaze. He rolls out of the way only gaining a few minor singes while simultaneously drawing his sword and shield. Aragorn fires a normal arrow this time but to no avail as it embeds itself in Link's shield harmlessly. Aragorn draws out Anduril just in time to block Link's overhead slash the two trade strikes for a bit. Aragorn then disarms Link the ranger tries to get in another blow but is stopped by Link's shield. Link back hands Aragorn with his shield causing him to back up a bit giving Link enough range to get a quick throw at the ranger with his gale boomerang which disarms and dazes him. Link then runs over to where he stashed some bombs. Aragorn runs to retrieve Anduril but is stopped by Link's bomb. Aragorn rolls out of the way but is caught by the shock wave and is singed a little. Link sprints over to the downed ranger and attempts to finish him off but the Ranger acts fast, rolls out of the way, and jabs his dagger in to Link's thigh causing the Hylian to cry out in pain. He takes advantage of this moment and retrieves Anduril. Link limps toward Aragorn and tries an high horizontal slash which is parried by Aragorn who counter with a stab in to the hero's chest. Aragorn with draws his sword from Link's chest and the boy falls backwards in a pool of his own blood. Aragorn raises his sword and gives a victorious cry.
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Battle vs. Vrykul (by CuchulainSetanta)
Aragorn arrives by ship in Northrend, having tracked an uruk-hai warrior here. As he arrives, a vrykul warrior on a clifftop sees him and readies his harpoon gun. He fires, but Aragorn sees the harpoon flying at him and evades. The vrykul is angered and mounts his nearby proto-dragon.
Meanwhile, Aragorn readies his bow, not knowing where the attack came from. He hears a loud roar and turns, seeing the proto-dragon flying down towards him. Aragorn fires several arrows, but the vrykul steers his dragon out of the way. Aragorn runs as the dragon breaths a stream of fire behind him.
Aragorn pulls out Anduril and readies himself for the vrykul's approach. As the dragon swoops over to try to grab Aragorn, he swings his mighty sword, slicing the dragon's head clean off. The vrykul crashlands, but quickly gets back up, grabbing his spear. Aragorn readies a flaming arrow, and fires at the giant, but the vrykul catches the arrow before it hits him. Bringing it up to his face, he blows out the tip and breaks it in two.
Undeterred by this show of force, Aragorn charges in with Anduril. The warriors clash weapons, until Aragorn chops the vrykul's spear in two. Angered, the vrykul punches Aragorn in the face, knocking him down. Kicking Anduril away, the vrykul picks up Aragorn and prepares to cleave him in half with his battle axe. Just in time, Aragorn pulls out his dagger and throws it into the vrykul's eye. The giant drops Aragorn, who retrieves Anduril and thrusts it into the vrykul's chest. Aragorn pulls out his sword, and as the vrykul falls, thrusts it into the air with a shout of "For Elendil!"
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Battle vs. Alistair Theirin (by Greenberet69)
Aragorn (5-5) Alistair
King Alistair and 4 Denerim Soldiers have set out on a journey to find a new land and after a 5 week travel spot the shores of the land called Middle-Earth. They decide to head up the river and soon arrive in the ruins of Amon Hen and disembark to find if there are any Natives to talk to. While traveling through Amon Hen one of the soldiers spots 5 people uphill to their left, Alistair and his men turn to see Aragorn along with 2 Gondor and 2 Rohhirm soldiers. Aragorn sees them and begins a conversation to see who they are. "Who are you strange men?" Alistair replies saying "I am King Alistair of Denerim from the land of Fereldan and who might you be" Aragorn tells him "I am Aragorn High King of Gondor, you don't belong here in Middle-Earth I cannot trust you Alistair begone or face the wrath of Middle-Earth" "Says who" Alistair replies. Aragorn grabs his bow and arrow and fires a arrow into the throat of one of the Denerim Soldiers (5-4). Alistair takes out his Warden Croosbow and fires his arrow hitting one of the Rohhirim in the heart (4-4). Aragorn and his men charge at Alistair and his men meanwhile Alistair and his men try to take them out with their crossbows. A Denerim Soldiers fires his arrow at Aragorn but the Gondor armor deflects it, while trying to reload Aragorn takes out his Dagger and throws it at the soldier hitting him reight between the eyes killing him instantly (4-3). A Gondor soldier charges at Alistair and attacks but Alistair uses his shield to block the strike and then stabs the Gondor soldier right through the stomach (3-3). Alistair tells his men to head towards the boat while he heads another way and so they split up with Aragorn and the gondor soldier going after the soldiers and the Rohhirim going after Alistair. The 2 Denrim soldiers make it to the bridge and attempt to hit Aragorn and the Gondor soldier with their crossbows and the Gondor soldier takes out his bow and arrow and fires at a Denerim Sodlier while he is reloading hitting him in the right arm only injuring him but Aragorn moves in and stabs the injured soldier right through the stomach killing him instantly (3-2). The Denerim guard in rage tries to take on both Aragorn and the Gondor Soldier using his sword and sheild to hold them both off. However he soon gets overpowered and while Aragorn blocks a strike from the Denrim guard takes out his dagger and pierces the Denerim guard right in the heart and they both head the other way to meet up with the Rohhirm(3-1). Meanwhile the Rohhirim catches up to Alistair and the 2 begin to attack each other with their sword and shield. Alistair bashes the Rohhirm with his shield blowing him back quickly moves in and stabs the soldier in the center chest killing him and heads up hill (2-1). Aragorn and the Gondor soldier arrive at the summit of Amon Hen looking for signs of Alistair or their Rohhirim without warning Alistair takes out his dagger and stabs the Gondor soldier right through the neck (1-1) Aragorn charges at Alistair and hits the dagger out of his hand and so Alistair takes out Maric's Sword, and Cailan's Shield and the two engage. Aragorn is able to strike Cailian's shield out of Alistairs hand then tries to slash him but Cailan's Armor protects him. Alistair does the same but Aragorns armor protects him from the slash and both warriors learn that their armor is to strong. Alistair tries to hit Aragorn on the head with Maric's blade but Aragorn dodges it and turns around to notice that Alistair is starting to tire. Alistair begins to become too tired from the heavy armor and knows that he must finish the battle fast before he becomes to tired, meanwhile Aragorn comes up with the plan to tire Alistair out. So Aragorn heads towards the ruined building and Alistair follows up the stairs onto the roof where the two engage once again. Alistair hits Aragorn to with his shield arm and knocks him back down to the forest floor and jumps down trying to stab Aragorn, but Aragorn dodges it and Alistair lands and gets his sword stuck to the ground and is to tired to try and pull it out. This gives Aragorn the chance and he stabs Alistair through his armor, Alistair yells out in pain and Aragorn pulls out Anduril and stabs Alistair right through the throat (1-0). Aragorn pulls out Anduril and Alistair's lifeless body falls to the ground, Aragorn yells "ELENDIL!!!!!" in victory.
It was a really close battle but while both had excellent Armor the problem with Alistair's Armor was that it was way too heavy so it was going to cause a lot of fatigue and restrict a lot of his movement. Aragorn's armor was more lighter and had less fatigue and resrictions so in this battle the armor and meatllurgy was the winning factor.
Battle vs. Jon Snow (by Thornclaw Braveheart)
Slightly beyond the Wall, Jon Snow is walking through the godswood with his direwolf, Ghost. Trailing him is Aragorn, who has his Dunedain Longbow at the ready. He takes out an arrow, fits it to his bow, and draws it back as far as he can. As Jon nears the edge of the forest, Aragorn lets loose his arrow, but Jon turns around at the last second, and drops himself to the ground as the bow catches his black cloak and narrowly misses his body. Ghost growls as Jon turns towards Aragorn. "Who are you?"
Aragorn drops his longbow and draws Anduril. "The Dunadan."
Jon lifts his own longbow and picks out an arrow, , but barely has time to draw when Aragorn reaches him and swings Anduril, cleaving the bow in half and knocking Jon off his feet. Ghost leaps up and pushes Aragorn onto his back, but Jon gets up and yells, "Ghost, no! He's mine." Ghost whines and walks away, but not before growling at Aragorn, who stands up. Jon draws Longclaw and charges, blades clashing repeatedly until Aragorn slashes through Jon's left shin, drawing blood. Jon grunts and kicks Aragorn between the legs, and the Ranger falls to one knee, only just deflecting an overhand strike by Lord Snow. Aragorn tries to swing again at Jon's leg, but the latter jumps back and the two warriors lock their blades together. Aragorn then frees his left hand and draws his Lorien knife, slashing at Jon's stomach, but the chainmail blocks most of the blow, only brusing Snow. Jon punches Aragorn in the chest with his sword pommel and steps back, then thrusts at Aragorn, slicing his side but not doing much damage. Aragorn puts his left hand to his side and tries to stop the blood, but then shakes away the pain and slashes again at Jon, jarring Longclaw from his hand. Jon draws his dirk and leaps at Aragorn, trying to stab him, but Aragorn grabs his hand and throws him away from his body. Snow rolls down a hill and loses his dirk in the process, leaving him unarmed. As Aragorn gets up and begins to run down the hill to dispatch the Lord Commander, Ghost leaps on him and bites his upper right arm. Aragorn yells and punches Ghost's stomach, forcing him to jump back, and the Ranger grimaces as his wounds start to bleed again. Ghost jumps at Aragorn once more, clawing his face, but after a fierce struggle for a weight advantage, Aragorn gains the upper hand and drops Anduril, takes out his knife, and knees Ghost in the face. Ghost whimpers as his jaw cracks, then Aragorn raises his knife and slashes downwards. Jon, who has been trying to find his dirk, hears the final growl of Ghost and screams, running up the hill to find Aragorn covered in the direwolf's blood, sheathing his knife and picking up Anduril. Jon looks at the body of Ghost, turns to Aragorn with tears trickling, and tries to rush the exhausted Aragorn, dirk raised when Aragorn falls to one knee and stabs with Anduril, impaling Jon Snow on it's Elvish blade. Jon gasps as blood fills his mouth, and he drops his dirk, grabbing at Anduril's blade when Aragorn withdraws the weapon. Jon crumples to the ground, bleeding to death. Aragorn yells out, "ELENDIL!!!!" He wipes clean his sword and, leaning on the blade for support, limps away from the scene.
Aragorn's age, experience, and better knowledge of his weapons has given him the victory. When it comes down to the two heirs of lost dynasties, nothing beats The Lord of the Rings.
Battle vs. Beowulf (by Urbancommando77)
B: 5 KA: 5
Beowulf was walking through a forest with some of his men. He saw Aragorn and his men pulled their longbows out. They fired at them. Aragorn saw the arrows coming towards them. He warned his men and they raised their shields. Aragorn pulled out his ranger bow and fired an arrow into the chest of one of Beowulf's men. He fell down. The soldier then died.
Aragorn Pulled Andruil out and his men drew their Gondor blades. The soldiers charged toward eachother. One of Beowulfs men pulled a broad sword out and tried hitting one of the Gondor warriors, but missed. The soldier then tried stabbing the warrior, but Beowulf's warrior blocked quickly. He stabbed the soldier in the neck.
Aragorn fired a fire arrow into the shield of Beowulf. He pulled Andruil out and charged into battle. One of Beowulf's mencharged towards one of the Gondor soldiers and cut his stomach open.
Aragorn tried to kill the warrior, but missed his strike. Aragorn stabbed the warrior in the leg. The warrior quickly counter with a slash, but Aragorn stabbed his blade into the warriors chest.
Aragorn was quickly attacked by the other two warriors. He blocked one hit from one of the soldiers, but the other slashed through aragorns leg. He fell to his knees, but knocked one of the warriors down. He rose to his feet and attacked the other warrior. The warrior blocked the heavy blow. He dropped the shield in pain, his arm was broken. Aragorn took this time to stab him and then cut through the other one's head.
Beowulf ran towards Aragorn's last men and stabbed both of them quickly.
Aragorn charged at Beowulf. Beowulf was about to be stabbed, but Aragorn cut his hand off. Aragorn groaned, and pulled his dagger out. Beowulf dropped Nægling and punched Aragorn in the face, knocking down. Aragorn struggled to get up, but did. Beowulf grabbed Aragorn by the neck and began choking him to death, but Aragorn stabbed him in the shin with the dagger. Beowulf fell but punched Aragorn in the chest. Aragorn fell and coughed up some blood. Beowulf grabbed Aragorns dagger and shoved it into Aragorn's mouth with all his power.
Beowulf roared in victory and grabbed Nægling and took Andruil as a trophy.
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Battle vs. Altair (by Greenberet69)
In the land of Gondor at the White city known as Minas Tirith the High king of Gondor Aragorn II Elessar calmly sits on the throne when 4 soldiers of Gondor (2 regular infantry, and 2 tower guards) enter the room.
"My Lord we have reports that those strange men that we helped a couple of days ago are dead." One of the Gondor soldiers say
"How are they dead was word not sent out that these men meant us no harm." Aragorn said
"Yes sir but according to some villagers who were nearby when the men were killed they said that they saw 5 white robed strange men near them." The Gondor soldier said.
Meanwhile at the Gates of Minas Tirith two Gondor guards are on guard on the wall when one of them hears something and goes to investigate. He looks over the side of the wall and gets pulled down, the other Gondor soldier goes to investigate when he is struck in the throat by a knife. Just then a 4 Assassins scale over the wall and their leader the new Assassins Grandmaster Altair Ibn-La'Ahad jumps down and pulls out his throwing knife from the dead soldier.
"Alright men remember why we are here." Altair says
"We are here to assassinate the king of this land for assisting the Templars Grandmaster." One of the Assassins say
"Right now lets go!" Altair says and the 5 Assassins perform a leap of faith into 5 haystacks below.
The Assassins walk up the the eight floors of Minas Tirith and arrive at the White Tree and see the Tower Guards all over the grounds, Altair signals his men and they prepare their weapons and silently walk to the Tower Guards. In the Throne Room Aragorn and his men are discussing the deaths of the strange men, when the door quickly opens up and a tower guard is seen running towards Aragorn yelling
"My King, My king were under attack, were under..."
The tower guard falls down dead with a knife through his throat and Aragorn and his men look up to see Altair and his 4 Assassins with their swords with blood and all of the soldiers outside dead. Aragorn and his men draw their weapons
"Who are you?" Aragorn asks
"My name is of no importance to you, you must die for helping the Templars." Altair says
"Listen stranger I don't know who these Templars are but I will defend myself if I have to." Aragorn says
Altair raises his hand and the Assassins take out their throwing knives and throw them at Aragorn and his men
"SHIELDS!" Aragorn says
and the Gondor soldiers raise their shields and the knives bounce right off of them.
"Protect the king!" one of the Tower Guards yell
The Gondor soldiers charge at the Assassins and Altair and his men charge at the Gondor soldiers and Aragorn. Aragorn runs back to the throne chair to get his weapons and while Altair and 3 of the Assassins engage the Gondor soldiers one of the other Assassins goes right by them and charges at Aragorn. Aragorn grabs his Bow and Arrow and fires at the Assassin but the Assassin dodges the arrow but Aragorn quickly looses another arrow and strikes the Assassin in the knee but it doesn't stop him. Aragorn grabs his sword Anduril and his Dagger and charges at the Assassin. The Assassin draws his sword but Aragorn is able to hit the sword up and stabs the Assassin in the chest. Altair meanwhile is engaging one of the Tower Guards and while the Tower Guard is able to keep Altair away with his spear but Altair dodges a jab with the spear, grabs it and follows with a stab to the neck with his Short Blade. The other Assassins and Gondor soldiers continue to fight, one of the Assassins fighting a regular Gondor infantry soldier strikes with his sword but is blocked by the Gondor soldiers shield but is able to dodge when the Gondor soldier tries to stab him and kicks the Gondor soldier back onto his back and tries to stab but is blocked again with the shield, the Assassin is able to hold the sword down with his foot and uses his other hand to sheath his Hidden Blade and the Gondor soldier stares in horror as he is stabbed in the neck by the Hidden Blade. One of the other Assassins is fighting a Tower Guard when the Tower Guard knocks back the Assassin with his shield and stabs the Assassin with his spear. Altair and his last two Assassins take retreat back outside and Aragorn and the Gondor soldiers follow and engage again. Aragorn duels with another Assassin and gains the upper hand when he kicks the Assassin's sword out of his hand and is able to slash across the Assassin and blood begins to cover his white cloak and the Assassin tosses a throwing knife at Aragorn who is able to parry it and retaliates by throwing his dagger at the Assassin and striking him in the heart. Altair and his Assassin fight together against the Gondor infantry soldier and Tower Guard but the Tower Guard is able to stab the Assassin with his spear injuring him and the Gondor infantry soldier finishes the Assassin off with a stab to the chest. Altair retreats back as Aragorn joins his men
"Give it up, your outnumbered 3 to 1." Aragorn says
"Trust me I've been in worser situations then this and gotten out without a scratch" Altair says.
Altair charges at Aragorn and his men and the soldiers form a wall to protect Aragorn but Altair takes out his Short Blade and a Throwing knife and while he tosses the throwing knife at the Tower Guard striking him in the face and he is able to stab the leg of the Gondor Infantry soldier and follows up with a stab to the neck after getting behind him. Aragorn watches as the two bodies of the soldiers fall down with Altair not gaining a scratch. Aragorn prepares Anduril with Altair preparing his Sword and the two charge at each other and the two swords collide. Altair kicks Aragorn back to end the lock and charges at Aragorn who blocks a strike from Altair and headbutts him in the face and tries to stab Altair but Altair is able to dodge the stab and follows with a slash to Aragorn's leg which cuts him and sends Aragorn kneeling down but he quickly gets back up. Aragorn proceeds to cut Altair on the back but Altair resists the pain and the two lock swords again. They each try to gain the upper hand but neither of them give up their ground until Altair breaks the lock and starts running to the edge of the courtyard. Aragorn gives chase but before his eyes Altair performs a leap of faith at the end of the floor and looks down and to his amazement he sees as Altair falls to the level below and safetly land in a bail of haystacks and gets out with trouble. Aragorn goes down to the level that he saw Altair land in the haystack and starts walking through however the people of Gondor make it hard to see Altair who is actually behind Aragorn and uses his Eagle Vision to keep track of Aragorn. Aragorn notices a white robed person enter a nearby house and goes to investigate, when he gets inside Aragorn quickly stabs the white robed person and the person drops dead. Thinking it's Altair Aragorn removes the hood only to realize that it was actually one of the citizens and just as he gets up and turns around he is face to face with Altair who unsheaths his Hidden Blade and stabs Aragorn in the neck. Altair peacefully lowers Aragorn to the floor and closes the High King of Gondor's eyes to let him rest in peace. Altair then gets up and walks out of the house and leaves Middle-Earth and heads back to the Holy Lands.
This was by far a very close match-up. Both of these warriors were master Swordsman but in the end it was Altair who won the day for having been trained since he was a kid, his mastery in Stealth and Tactics, his more well trained soldiers and his skills with the Hidden Blade.
Battle vs. Jack Sparrow (by Sppople)
Jack Sparrow walked across grassy plainlands. His ship had been stolen and then sunk and he was alone with his weapons and nothing else. "Can't get much worse than this" Jack groaned. The Sky suddenly grumbled and rain poured with rain. "Great" Jack sighed. He strolled even more and came across a village, called Bree. "Hmm" said Jack. "Wonder what this place is doing in the middle of nowhere" He then saw an inn named the Prancing Pony. "Well I'm not complaining" Jack added and ran into the Prancing Pony.
Jack looked around and saw many dark figure laughing and flirting and drinking. "Guess the people who made this inn drank it's drinks before naming it" said Jack. He then saw a dark hooded figure in the corner of the inn, covered in shadows. Jack gulped but then went to ask for a drink. "Oy" He said to the bar man. "I'll have a large cup of rum" The Bar man turned to get some if he had any. "You don't look like you're from here, mate" He said. "Is that really a way to treat a customer?" The Hooded figure in the back of the inn shot up and brought down his hood. "It's true! Is it not?" He yelled. Jack and the Bar man turned to him. "He is a pirate!" He said, pointing at Jack. The Bar man turned to Jack. "You're a pirate?!" He growled. "Well...it's not a hard game to figure it out" Jack replied. The Un-hooded figure then brought out Anduril. "I am Aragorn, the King of Men!" Jack turned. "I see" Jack then brought out a Flintlock pistol. The Battle was about to begin.
Jack shot at Aragorn, who blocked the bullet with Anduril. Jack shot again and again, only to have both shots blocked. Aragorn then leapt upon a table and leapt down and swung Anduril at Jack Sparrow who dodged back. Aragorn then used Anduril to knock Jack's pistol out of his hand. "Alright then" Jack said as he brought out his Cutlass. "On guard" Aragorn swung Anduril at Jack Sparrow who blocked it with his Cutlass. Jack Sparrow then swung his Cutlass onto Anduril, but Aragorn threw it off. Aragorn then kicked Jack Sparrow back, who came back with his Cutlass and struck at Anduril. The two pushed at each other, but in the end, Aragorn pushed Jack back, making him crash into a stack of barrals which all collapsed ontop of him. Jack Sparrow then pushed them off and got to his feet, only for Aragorn to kick him back through the door. Jack Sparrow landed outside and saw Aragorn charge at him. Jack Sparrow triped him up, causing Aragorn to drop Anduril. Aragorn then threw his dagger at Jack, hitting his Shoulder. Jack roared in pain dropping his cutlass. Aragorn then punched Jack in the face and kicked him back . Jack got up and punched Aragorn but when he tried to again, Aragorn grabbed his wrist and then grabbed Jack by the throat and threw him. Aragorn then grabbed Anduril and walked towards Jack. Aragorn pinned Jack down with his foot and brought up Anduril. Jack then brought out a Musket and shot Aragorn in the chest. Aragorn froze and dropped Anduril. Jack then got up and saw Aragorn fall to the ground, dead. Jack had won. "Now let's go and get that rum" said Jack.
Winner: Jack Sparrow
While Aragorn was stronger and the better Swordfighter, Jack Sparrow had more advanced weaponry and was the better fighter overall.
Battle vs. Leonidas (300) (by So-Pro Warrior)
"It was the second day of battle at Thermopylae pass. The second day of battle had just ended with the Spartans and their allies eradicating the thought to be Persian Immortals. Night had fallen as the Spartans and their allies rested from battle, eagerly awaiting whatever the Persians would throw at them the next day. However, from out of nowhere a strange fog bank had rolled in and covered all of the land between the pass and the Persian encampmant. Not wanting to risk a sneak attack from the Persian forces, Leonidas chose four of his men to travel with him into the fog to keep a lookout for Persian forces. Should a force come their way, Leonidas and his men would retreat back to the others and warn them of the coming attack so they would be ready. Leonidas and his men set out into the fog...however, something strange would happen to the great Spartan King and his men."
Leonidas and his men kept their wits about as they traveled thrrough the fog. Their Dory spears pointed forward and above their raised shields, keeping their eyes and ears open for the sight or sound of an advancing army. The five Spartans remained quiet so as to not draw attention or alert the enemy to their presence. As Leonidas took another step forward, the sound of leaves rustling under his sandle caught his attention as he looked down, what should've been only dirt and rocks underneath his feet were gone, now replaced with grass, dirt, and fallen and dried up leaves. The rest of his men soon noticed this as well as the fog mysteriously lifted...and the Spartans found themselves no longer on the coastal cliffs of Thermopylae, but in a forest as they were surrounded now by trees, bushes and a few stone structures in ruins.
"What sorcery is this?! Where are the cliffs? The ocean? The pass?" One of the Spartan soldiers questioned aloud.
"Is this the work of the Persian dogs?" Another one of the Spartans questioned.
"No. This is something else. Keep your wits about men." Leonidas says as the group continue their trek through the forest, trying to find out where they are.
In another part of Amon Hen.
Aragorn and four of his Gondor soldiers steadily rode their horses on the path through the forest. They were on their way back to Minas Tirith after Aragorn said his farewell to Elrond at Rivendell, Arwen was back at Minas Tirith keeping things in hand there while he was gone but Aragorn had made sure to give her farewell to her father as well. As he and his men continued to ride through the forest, Aragorn's felt something, his instincts were telling him danger was coming as he looked out into the forest hill of Amon Hen, the location where Boromir was slain by the Uruk-Hai Lurtz.
"My Lord, what is it?" The Gondor soldier behind him asked, having of noticed his King's attention drawn towards the forest.
"We are not alone in these woods." Aragorn says, his men hearing this tense up and keep on the lookout for whatever danger could be lurking in the forest.
Aragorn and his men are only able to get a few more feet, when Aragorn catches sight of spear flying right towards his face. Aragorn's reflexes kick in as he grabs the grip of his sword Anduril and unsheathes it, throwing his head back to dodge the spear which flies past in front of his face and swings his sword upwards, cutting the spear in half as the two parts fly to the ground. This attack though scares his horse which he is able to calm as his men go on alert and look for where the spear came from, Aragorn looks down the path where the spear came from and spots five men, all of them wearing strange helmets, wielding spears in their right hands and massive shields that cover most of their body in their left. The four Gondor soldiers spot the strangers and all dismount their horses, unsheathing their swords and getting their shields out as they stand in front of their king to protect him.
Leonidas and Aragorn stared towards each other, both of them just seeing the spirit of a warrior within them. Upon noticing Aragorn and his men, Leonidas decided to capture one of them and interrogate them on where they were so they could find out what was going on. He attempted to take out one of the men in silver armor, but the Javelin went a bit off course and almost striked the warrior that Leonidas wanted to capture since he looked like he would know something. "Spartans! Show no mercy to these men!" Leonidas ordered as his men let out their battle yell and pointed their spears forward.
"My lord, leave these men to us. Protect the King!" One of the Gondor men yelled as the four Gondor soldiers charged down the hill towards the Spartans who charged back at them with Leonidas watching them. One of the Gondor soldiers jumped down towards one of the Spartans who blocked him with his shield and tossed the soldier over him onto his back. The Spartan then turned around and quickly drove his spear into the throat of the Gondor soldier. A Gondor and Spartan soldier collide as the Gondor soldier swings his sword, only to be blocked by the Spartan's shield as the Spartan tries jabbing his spear into the face of the Gondor soldier, but the Gondor soldier is able to block the attack with his shield. The Gondor soldier is given an opening as he throws a kick into the Spartan's stomach, making the Spartan stumble back a few feet as he recovers and throws another jab at the Gondor soldier who dodges to his right and charges at the Spartan, slamming his shield into the Spartan's as the two push against each other to gain the upperhand, the Gondor soldier then raises his sword and swings it around the Spartan's shield into the side of his neck finally killing the Spartan.
Aragorn grabbed his bow and quiver of arrows from the side of his horse, a Gondor soldier knocked the tip of a Spartan's spear upwards and followed with a lunge towards the Spartan. The Spartan easily blocked the strike and slammed his shield into the Gondor soldiers face, sending him onto his back to the ground as he then raised his spear to finish the soldier off. Aragorn ran down the hill and spotting one of his men in trouble, quickly pulled out an arrow, pulled it back on the bow and released it, hitting the Spartan in his left eye as the Spartan warrior yelled out in pain, allowing the Gondor soldier to drive his sword into the stomach of the Spartan killing him as the body falls to the side. Another Spartan and Gondor soldier are dueling each other, the Spartan throws his spear towards the Gondor soldier who jumps to his right to avoid it, the Gondor soldier quickly swings his sword down cutting the tip of the spear off as the Spartan soldier rears it back and sees his weapon now useless. Tossing it aside the Gondor soldier charges and brings his sword down on the Spartan who brings his shield up to block the attack. Seeing his man in trouble, Leonidas quickly rushes up and bashes the Gondor soldier away from his man, following it up as he rushes over and drives his spear into the Gondor soldiers throat. Leonidas turns around and tosses his spear to his fellow Spartan as he takes out his Kopis to use. Aragorn pulls back and releases another arrow at another Spartan. The Spartan easily blocks the arrow his his shield as he then jumps forward and jabs his spear towards Aragorn who quickly twirls to his left to avoid it. Tossing his bow and arrows aside, Aragorn unsheathes Anduril as the Spartan rushes towards him again. The Spartan throws his spear at him again as Aragorn moves aside, Aragorn twists around the Spartan's shield to his side and swings his sword, decapitating the Spartan soldier whose head flies up into the air and lands right in front of Leonidas and his last Spartan soldier. Leonidas looks down to see his fallen Spartan's head as he then looks back up at Aragorn as his last two Gondor soldiers join alongside him. Aragorn sees the anger in the Spartan King's eyes, Leonidas and his last Spartan look at each other as Leonidas signals him with a head swing as the two Spartans begin to start running.
"After them." Aragorn says as he and his last two Gondor soldiers begin to give chase.
The Spartan King and his final soldier run through the forest of Amon Hen, Aragorn and his two Gondor soldiers just right behind them. The two run up a hill and arrive at the summit of Amon Hen, the Spartan soldier turns around and prepares for the arrival of Aragorn and his two Gondor soldiers as Leonidas runs up the ruin to the top. Aragorn and his men arrive as they stop in front of the soldier who swings his spear side to side to keep them back. Aragorn signals to both of his men to surround the Spartan as the two Gondor soldiers work their way around the soldier who keeps his wits about and continues to swing wildly. As the Spartan looks back at Aragorn, Aragorn has brought out his dagger and throws it right at the Spartan's face, the Spartan soldier unable to react in time as the dagger drives itself right between its eyes.
"No!!!" Leonidas yells in anger as he picks up the nearby Javelin he had placed there for backup purposes and throws it down at one of the Gondor soldiers who has his back turned, the Gondor soldier turns around as the javelin hits him in the chest, however due to the stronger metal of his armor the javelin is unable to penetrate, merely knocking him back a few feet as the Spartan King jumps down from the ruin. Landing on the ground the other Gondor soldier charges the Spartan King who knocks him away with his shield as the other Gondor soldier who has recovered charges at Leonidas who swings his Kopis upwwards and drives it right up the Gondor soldiers chin. Aragorn approaches Leonidas, having of picked up his Dagger as he now duel wields the two and prepares to engage Leonidas who gets ready as well. The two kings charge each other as Leonidas swings his Kopis, Aragorn blocking it as he attempts to get at Leonidas with his dagger but finds it blocked by the shield. Leonidas pushes Aragorn back who quickly regains himself as the Spartan King charges at him and swings his shield at him, Aragorn ducks under it and manages to plant his dagger into the leg of Leonidas, the Spartan king letting out a grunt of pain as he turns around at Aragorn. Leonidas doesn't show care in the fact that he has a dagger in his leg as he charges at the King of Gondor and swings his Kopis, Aragorn blocking it as Leonidas attempts to hit him with his shield which Aragorn jumps away from, barely managing to dodge it as it's mere inches away from his body. Aragorn attempts to strike Leonidas while he is open, the Spartan King however is able to quickly recover as he brings back his shield, hitting Aragorn from his side and sending him face forward to the ground. Leonidas jumps up and drives his Kopis down towards Aragorn, Aragorn however uses his position to his advantage and quickly rolls aside and drives Anduril upwards right into Leonidas's chest, the Kopis not even close to the ground.
Leonidas groans in pain and begins pushing himself down Anduril in an attempt to get at Aragorn, Aragorn lifts his right leg and kicks Leonidas back and off Anduril, allowing him to stand back up as Leonidas attempts to stab Aragorn who parries the attack and drives his sword right into Leonidas's stomach, the Spartan King gasping out of air as Aragorn pulls his sword out of Leonidas. Leonidas falls onto his knees before finally falling face forward. With the strange attacker and his men finally killed, Aragorn releases a sigh of relief as he walks over to his last Gondor soldier who has begun to regain consciousness, Aragorn helps his soldier to his feet and asks if he was alright which the Gondor soldier nods his head in response.
"My king? Leonidas!"
Leonidas's eyes darted open, he sat up and looked to his right to see Dilios kneeling beside him. "We just received word, we have been betrayed." Dilios says.
"What?" Leonidas questions as he looks around, the remainder of his men were all there.
"Are you alright?"
"Yes...yes I am. What a strange dream...and yet...it felt so real." Leonidas thinks in his head.
Winner: Aragorn II Elessar
While Leonidas's weapons combined with his massive and powerful Aspis shield was tough for Aragorn and his men to deal with, and while Leonidas had to go through much more brutal training then Aragorn did. In the end Aragorn wins this battle due to his better leadership abilities, better armor and weapons and far greater combat experience. Aragorn has been through much more then Leonidas has, always having the odds stacked against him and always managing to lead his friends and allies to victory and take out many enemies while doing so. In the end, the King of the Spartans, was no match for the King of Men.
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Battle vs. Richter Belmont (by Death'sapprentice77)
Richter Belmont walks away from Dracula's Castle as it crumbles in the distance. He stops at a church and comes back fully healed from his battle with the vampire. He continues walking through a dark woods and spots Aragorn. He perceives him as a threat and throws 2 knives at him. The knives miss and land in the tree next to Aragorn. He retaliates and fires an arrow which hits Richter in the shoulder.
The vampire hunter scowls as he pulls the arrow from the wound he then throws more knives at him and the two exchange fire not one projectile hitting each other. Richter jumps up in a tree and throws more knives at Aragorn this time hitting the ranger in the shoulder. Aragorn winces and fires a flaming arrow at the tree Richter is standing in which bursts into flames. Richter leaps out of the tree and draws his whip. Aragorn removes the knife from his shoulder and unsheathes Anduril and the two begin exchanging blows, not retaining any damage.
Richter back flips and throws his cross boomerang at Aragorn who deflects it with ease. Aragorn charges and presses the attack and cuts Richter across the belly. Running out of options Richter unleashes Crash Cross. Running out of options Aragorn makes a run for it but trips and begins sliding forward toward the deadly blue flames. Thinking fast Aragorn fires an arrow hitting the vampire hunter in the shin causing him to lose concentration. The Ranger runs off to retrieve his sword but Richter wraps his whip around Aragorn's leg and tips him. He tries to whip him again but Aragorn rolls out of the way and draws his dagger and stabs it into Richter's thigh.
Taking advantage of the vampire hunter being in excruciating pain and retrieves his sword. Richter is enraged and takes the dagger out of his leg and limps toward the ranger. He whips at Aragorn wrapping the whip around the blade of Anduril. He pulls and sends Aragorn's face into his fist. The vampire hunter tries to whip him again but the ranger recovers from the blow, deflects Vampire Killer and thrusts Anduril through Richter's chest. Aragorn removes the blade from Richter and Richter falls over face first, dead. Aragorn sheathes his blade and walks off.
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Battle vs. Charlemange (by Death'sapprentice77)
Aragorn is continuing his trek through the forest, fully healed and rested from his fight with the hero of time. He doesn't get far when he spots an armored figure on a horse. The armor clad man who is none other than Charlemange offers the ranger a challenge in a duel to the death. Aragorn accepts and with that Charlemagne charges forward on his horse Lancea pointed forward. Aragorn rolls out of the way, seeing that he is at a disadvantage, he decides to even the odds by firing a flaming arrow at the brush near Charlmange's horse. In reaction the horse reels back, Charlemange falls off and the horse runs off. Charlemange stands up and throws his lancea at Aragorn who dodges it and retaliates with an arrow that bounces off Charlemange's helmet. The two warriors draw they're swords and charge each other. Both of them trade off slashes and jabs neither getting a hit. Charlemange attempts to bash Aragorn with his shield but the ranger dodges the blow and hits Charlemange in the head with the hilt of his sword causing the king's helmet to fall off. Giving him no chance to retaliate Aragorn lands a kick in Charlemange's mid section causing him to fall over. Aragorn steps on his shield and attempts to finish him off but the king rolls out of the way and draws his weiderpraxe and slashes at Aragorn who gets a small cut on his arm. The ranger draws his dagger and the two begin slashing at each other Charlemagne's slashes are dodged by Aragorn and Aragorn's are unable to hit their mark because of the armor. Aragorn locates Charlemange's one unarmored spot, his head, and slashes across his cheek. Charlemange reels back screaming in pain and Aragorn runs to retrieve Anduril and Charlegmange, his lancea. The king jabs at Aragorn who ducks under the spear and tackles Charlemange. Aragorn steps back up and keeps his foot on Charlemange's chest and plunges Anduril into the King's throat killing him. Aragorn resheathes his sword and continues on his trek.
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