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The-Vigilante
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RationalMadman
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The Lord of the Rings is better than Harry Potter

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RationalMadman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/15/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 984 times Debate No: 27279
Debate Rounds (4)
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The-Vigilante

Pro

To open the offer and acceptance stage, I will rid any confusion by saying that I will be arguing in favor of The Lord of the Rings and my opponent shall support Harry Potter.

For clarification's sake, the arguments for which is better are based on content (characters, setting, plot, etc) and not which sold more. As such, claiming one sold more is not considered a relevant argument.

I ask my opponent to rely more on the books, however adaptations are still accepted. If adaptations are used the argument must still focus on content and not trivialities such as special effects.

Round 1- Acceptance
Round 2- Initial Arguments and Con Rebuttal
Round 3- Further Arguments and Rebuttals
Round 4- Concluding Statements

To the opponent, I wish you luck!
RationalMadman

Con

Having slept half way through book one of Lord of the Rings and barely making it through The Hobbit yet avidly reading every word in Harry Potter, it's safe to say I know where I am on this topic.

I will just warn you that my main contention shall be regarding how boring LOTR was in comparison not how uncreative it was.

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
The-Vigilante

Pro

The-Vigilante forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

Harry potter had a huge twist from sixth to seventh book. From what I know of LOTR it was extremely predicatable from the start that the good guys would always win.
Debate Round No. 2
The-Vigilante

Pro

The-Vigilante forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

Expelliarmus!
Debate Round No. 3
The-Vigilante

Pro

The-Vigilante forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

Vigilantes never win.
Debate Round No. 4
4 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 4 records.
Posted by CVS 4 years ago
CVS
The pro cannot post his arguments as he is off.... that is why he "forfeited" the round(s).
Doesn't, and shouldn't, change anything though.
Posted by BlackHawkWentworth 4 years ago
BlackHawkWentworth
I am deep in the Lord of the Rings camp for this debate, but I do appreciate the literary qualities of Harry Potter. I expect this to be a riveting discussion.
Posted by Sania.Z 4 years ago
Sania.Z
gooooo harry potter!!!!! Lord of the rings isn't that interesting. -_-
Posted by pmaloney46 4 years ago
pmaloney46
Lets go Harry Potter! I believe it is the better series, but it doesn't get the credit it deserves because it started as a children's series.
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Vote Placed by Ron-Paul 4 years ago
Ron-Paul
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