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Conan the Adventurer, originally titled Conan, was a live-action TV series that ran for one season in 1997 to 1998. A total of 22 episodes. The characters are loosely based on Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories, with elements taken from the movie and other adaptations.

For the animated series that aired in the early 1990s, see here.


Tropes used in Conan the Adventurer (TV series) include:


  • Composite Character: Karella is based on Bêlit of the short stories and Valeria of the films.
  • Follow the Leader: Attempts to imitate the style of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than the original Conan the Barbarian.
  • Lost in Imitation: Conan in Conan the Adventurer is based heavily on the character from the movies — which had already altered the characterization from the original stories — and adds further elements that separate it from the original stories, with Conan becoming Crom's Chosen One fighting the Evil Empire.
  • Opening Narration: Explains Conan's backstory.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: Thickly accented German bodybuilder Ralf Möller for thickly accented Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Virgin Power: One of Conans many doomed love interests starts out a virgin warrior who can magically adorn herself with impenetrable armor and gain incredible strength and speed. She and Conan eventually fall in love and have sex. She later dies after being captured, because she couldn't do the armor thing anymore. At least he got laid that time?
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