Bronn or Sandor Clegane?
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:21 PM
I'll go for Sandor. Regardless of physical might or tactics, Sandor would be the ultimate one to understand what dirty games are all about. Bronn's sneaky tactics would be child's play compared to what he went through with his brother Gregor.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:14 PM
The title comes with the oath. If he gets pious, why would he refuse the oath?
It takes a True Knight to slay a dragon. Sandor, the knight-hater who is terrified of fire, is obviously being set up to ironically assume this role.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:17 PM
I don't see why people call Sandor a wuss for leaving the battle in King's Landing. What was he fighting for, exactly? Joffrey? He didn't give a crap about Joffrey, or being a knight, or any of that crap. What is the point of sticking it out and fighting for some mean little kid who doesn't give a crap about anybody? I don't think he would have stayed in King's Landing forever, wildfire or no.
Whether it's Sandor, Bronn, or anybody else, they simply aren't going to hang around and fight for nothing. They have to be getting something out of it, like gold or honor or just the joy of killing people. I don't think anyone in Westeros would hang around in a battle that won't gain them anything.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:50 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:10 PM
Bronn probably has seen him possibly fight, and possibly dissect his moves and find out his patterns and be able to get him or know what he might do next. But Sandor can sometimes pull some crazy shit. Bron would keep his cool, and the hound would just go in balls out angry.
Bronn by an inch.
Edited by Mumatil, 02 May 2012 - 08:11 PM.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:10 AM
- great fighter
- smart (smarter then some posters think anyway - understands the GOT, wanders around Westeros for weeks/months, etc.)
- not afraid to die ("Death don't scare me. Only fire."(ASOS) - though he still fights even when he's on fire) whereas IMO Bronn likes living too much
- though an alcoholic he can still fight drunk (hopefully he will quietly sober up now)
- with the proper incentive (i.e. the Stark girls) would even fight badly injured whereas Bronn would cut and run
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:55 AM
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
In my opinion, Bronn takes this one because of his skill and agility (swiftness). No mistakes for him though or it wil cost him dearly.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:58 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:49 PM
It's unknowable anyway, and there's not even a guarantee that the better fighter would actually win (see Oberyn vs. Gregor). But one thing I wanted to mention ... someone earlier was commenting on Bronn not wanting to fight Gregor and saying that that meant he must be weaker, but that's really not valid. Bronn didn't want to fight Gregor because, as he rightly pointed out, he'd lose either way -- even winning, he'd lose. It doesn't mean he didn't think he could do it, nor did he say he didn't think he could. He just had no good reason to try.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:35 AM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:14 AM
Love you, my twin.
** Though funny enough I imagine Book!Bronn and Book! Sandor to look quite similar, only of course Sandor is much bigger and much more damaged.
I sort of think of Bronn as the Hound - Lite ....and as much as I like enjoy the character, I also view him as more of a sell-out.
Ok, so Sandor comes out on top in terms of my personal preferences....but in terms of an actual fight between the two, I have no idea, but despite Bronn's craftiness, I still say the Hound would win ("She knew the Hound would win", hehe!). Bronn's got nothing on that Hound-rage....
Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:01 AM
This is so off-topic but I misread your name as Completely Nedless Head (almost as funny as your real name).
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:09 PM
As for the fight between them, in a straight up fight the Hound would blitz it. Those who say that a full on attack wouldn't work, I point you to the time in the Vale fight where Vardis bull rushed him, and Cat says something along the lines of he almost got him. Sandors bigger, and stronger than Vardis. Furthermore Bronn actually needs to get him off his feet (almost said on his back, but I'm in no mood to even contemplate Brondor) he never elaborated on how to do this. For the post about Bronn being able to use a spear, this just doesn't make sense, he's a s good with his sword as he is because he practises with it. Where pray did he get his spear tutealage? We know he isn't classically trained (master at arms) so he'd of had to make a conscious decision to learn how to use a spear in a fight at some point.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:19 PM
I believe Sandor could beat nearly anyone that has appeared so far in a fight (I'm not saying he would do it 100% of the times), and I don't think the same about Bronn.