Conan the Destroyer

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

8 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Zula first clashes with Bombatta he breaks her spear into pieces with his mace, but later when the party enters Toth Amon's castle her spear is perfectly intact.

Correction: Given that her spear is merely a sharpened stick, she could easily have acquired another in the meantime.


Corrected entry: In the icy castle of Toth-Amon, after Conan shoves aside a wall for the party to proceed on, he enters the new passageway and exhales a single breath of smoke, then no smoke henceforth. In such a cold environment, shouldn't he be breathing smoke with every breath?

Correction: It's not smoke, but vapor from the humid, warm air exhaled from a person's breath. When he entered the passageway, it's possible that the colder air from outside coming into the warmer passageway allowed a breath to be seen, but if the air inside the passageway is drier in humidity than outside, breath would not be seen.

Corrected entry: During Conan's fight with the horsemen at the beginning of the movie, watch as he punches a horse and sends it (and its rider) reeling. He took at least a full second just to get into position and draw his fist back; during that moment, why didn't the rider stab him?

Correction: If anything, a character mistake. With all the action occurring in a battle, it's easy for anyone to be distracted momentarily and not react as they should.

Corrected entry: Malak tells how his "cousin's sister's brother" dug a passageway under the waterfall to escape Shadizar. Any sibling of Malak's cousin would also be Malak's cousin (or at the least, half- or step-cousin) and entitled to the same designation.

Correction: Considering that the character of Malak is a comic sidekick, this may be his little joke to lighten the situation.

Corrected entry: In Toth-Amon's icy castle, Conan walks into the room where the jewel is being kept. A mirror then descends and blocks off the doorway from the other heroes. Instead of trying to lift it (as Bombaata did), why didn't they just smash it and follow Conan in? After all, that's exactly what they did later on after Conan defeated Toth-Amon.

Correction: Apparently the barrier was strengthened by Thoth-Amon's magic. We see only two attempts to open the mirror door. One by Bombaata (physical) and one by Akiro (second rate magic). The action shifts to Conan. We don't see every other possible attempt to open the door. After Thoth-Amon died, his magic dissipated. The formerly "unbreakable" mirror door became breakable, and the whole castle began to fall apart.

Corrected entry: If the man-ape creature Conan was fighting had a "transparent" body, i.e. weapons would just pass through it like air, then how is it that the man-ape was able to actually block Conan's first blow with its (seemingly solid) arm?

Correction: Being "transparent" to weapons doesn't mean the man-ape was completely transparent. That's why it was able not only to block Conan's first blow, but also to claw him, kick him, grab him, throw him, etc.

Corrected entry: In movie Conan the Barbarian at the funeral, Conan throws away his wheel necklace and replace it with Eye of the serpent necklace from Valeria. At the beginning of Conan the Destroyer, when he was praying, he is still wearing his old wheel necklace.

Correction: The wheel necklace Conan wears in "Destroyer" (golden wheel with solid disc) is noticeably different from the one he wears in "Barbarian" (darl bronze rimmed wheel). So, Conan apparently changed necklaces again between movies, reasonable since some time did elapse between films.

Corrected entry: How did the heroes close the big dragon mouth after crawling inside to escape the crypt guards? There did not seem to be a switch or lever inside to perform such a function, unless the mouth closed by itself, which isn't very likely.

Correction: The mouth began to close after the jewl from the ice castle, which was placed in its holder to open the mouth, was removed.

Revealing mistake: Conan and his party flee from the temple guards and escape into the crypt, closing the huge stone door behind them. A moment later, the camera shows the leader (Ferdinand Mayne) standing at the foot of the steps holding a torch. He chucks the torch out of sight to his right and begins walking towards the door. If you look closely you'll see the torch disappear nicely out of sight behind the wall as if he had "passed" it to someone standing there.

More mistakes in Conan the Destroyer

Princess Jehnna: After we return to Shadizar, what will you do?
Conan: I'll find my kingdom, and a queen to sit beside me.
Princess Jehnna: What kingdom?
Conan: The promise I was kingdomed-no...the kingdom I was promised.


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Trivia: While everybody's voice was overdubbed here-and-there in "Conan the Destroyer," it is the prolific character actor Tracey Walters (as the thief, Malak) who holds the distinction of being totally overdubbed throughout the entire movie, because the boom microphones couldn't pick up his soft, nasal voice.

Charles Austin Miller

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