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Old 03-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Fantasy with over-overpowered protagonists?

Hi,

I'm looking for a fantasy (swords, magic, the like) story/series which sports one or more protagonists (knight, wizard, the like) which are just too powerful to be allowed. People who leave death and destruction in their wake, battles that level mountains, knights who single handedly defeat armies of 50'000 men, wizards who just like to blow stuff up, that kind of thing.

In other words I'm looking for a Superman/Dragonball/Id/etc. thing in a fantasy setting as a book to read, not a comic. It doesn't have to have a great plot nor particularly well written (indies allowed, but please no fanfiction). It should just be fun to read with a bit of a kick to it.

One example that goes into this direction would be Morcyth Saga (indie) if you can get used to the writing style (naration in present tense) and lots of typos. Main character is a bit weak but mountains collapse in all the right places.

Any recommendations?

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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The Half-Orcs series by Dave Dalglish. its got armies of the undead, angels, demons, war gods, necromancy, blood titans, paladins, and earth rending magic battles. its pretty much superheroes in a fantasy setting and the series gets crazier as it goes.

Greatshadow by James Maxey. great book. again, its pretty much superheroes in a fantasy setting. the protagonist is a nearly invulnerable, super strong girl who the other characters use as a pack mule. its got shapeshifters and elemental dragons, all that good stuff.


The Runelords series by David Farland. its got a magic system where the heroes syphon attributes from citizens and animals, costing the donors said attributes. one hero for example might be syphoning the strength or metabolism of thousands of people.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:29 AM   #3
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Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series is filled with characters who wield incredible power in the way you describe. Some of them are described as "Ascendants" or belong to an ancient species who can wield an Elder form of magic, etc. These characters routinely battle dragons (or even turn into dragons sometimes), use magically endowed weapons to destroy things, shatter mountains, create tectonic shifts, wipe out entire armies, and they have incredible duels with one another. In one book, one of these superhuman characters steps off the boat and as soon as his feet touch the earth...the entire city trembles and experiences this strange shock just from his very presence.

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Thanks. I'll check them out.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #5
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" Fantasy with over-overpowered protagonists? "

"Fantasy" isn't a nickname for (apparently) well-endowed sports person who advertises a certain item of gentlemen's undergarment, is it ?
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