Conan the Adventurer: Watering Down Robert E. Howard's Stories

Since Conan the Adventurer is a cartoon, they replaced the word "barbarian" with adventurer which effectively cut off the series from the mainline of Conan.  Here they are:


Conan was toned down considerably.  While still badass and bad-tempered, he is not a womanizer, thief, bloody fighter, etc. that he was in the comics but rather, he is morally upright.  That completely separates him from the Conan of the movies, comics and novels.


Violence toned down.  Obviously it's to fit with TV-Y7-FV standards.  If this were a Japanese cartoon, they would have probably added violence.  Wrath-Amon's attack on the village was toned down, Conan's family is merely turned to stone rather than butchered by Wrath-Amon's attack, the star metal merely sends serpent men away than destroy them, etc.

And he dressed like this
Wrath-Amon is nowhere near as ruthless as Thoth-Amon in the comics/novels or the movie Thulsa Doom (who is closer to Thoth-Amon than the comics Thulsa Doom).  Instead, he is more of a hammy villain who is like the cartoons version of Serpentor.  I thought he's really more of a joke at times.  His predecessor Ram-Amon was a much better high priest for Set than he was!  He was born out of a time paradox... so we don't know how Wrath-Amon came to be before Conan tried to intervene.  Wrath-Amon is one hammy high priest for Set.  I don't even get it why doesn't Set get a better high priest than Wrath-Amon?


Even Set himself actually in spite of being the ultimate evil of the Conan franchise, he is watered down to this point.  In the comics, Conan won't stand a chance fighting this badass serpent.  But in the cartoons, after they shut down the main pyramid and defeated Wrath-Amon for good (he was merely turned back into a lizard)... they used all their Star Metal weapons on Set which sent him back into the Abyss.  For me, the Set of the comics and novels wouldn't fall down that easily!

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