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tylergraham95
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Who would win in a fight Gandalf or Dumbledore

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tylergraham95
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Started: 12/5/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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colinblock3

Pro

I will be arguing pro Dumbledore the con will be for Gandalf
tylergraham95

Con

I accept!
To clarify, I will be arguing in favor of post-resurrection gandalf (gandalf the white) of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Best of luck!
Debate Round No. 1
colinblock3

Pro

colinblock3 forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

I am confused by my opponents forfeit. I shall post my argument anyway.

In a 1 on 1 fight to the death, Gandalf would be able to take Dumbledore. I will support this statement with a series of contentions and evidence based on observable evidence from the movies and books of both series. For the sake of argument, I will assume that combatants will not be able to call upon allies such as the fellowship of the ring or shadowfax.


Gandalfs Arsenal


Glamdring


The first major advantage gandalf has over dumbledore is his sword, glamdring. Gandalf the white is an expert swordsman, and kills quite efficiently with glamdring. He even killed the goblin king with glamdring, while he was still grey. Gandalf even took on a fell beast with glamdring. Most impressive of all, is of course his duel with the demon of moria, the horrible visage of morgul, the Balrog. Gandalf even summoned lightning with glamdring atop a mountain to kill the Balrog. Glamdring is a very deadly sword. It is elven crafted and imbued with powerful magic. He can cut through many foes with it, and can summon powerful magical attacks with it. If Gandalf closed the gap in a fight and was up close and personal with dumbledore, then dumbledore would have no defense against Gandalfs melee attacks.


The Staff of a White Wizard


As a white wizard, Gandalf is armed with an incredibly powerful conduit of magical power. The staff of a white wizard. Gandalf uses this powerful tool not only as an effective bludgeoning weapon, but also as a conduit for many of his spells. I will talk more in depth about his supernatural abilities in the next portion of my argument.


Supernatural abilities


Gandalf is an Ainur, an immortal spirit, so technically he can't die. Even if by some miracle dumbledore was able to somehow vanquish him in a fight, gandalf would simply return with a vengeance. As an Ainur or, more commonly, a Wizard, gandalf also has access to a collection of incredibly powerful spells. Gandalf the White is the most powerful of the Wizards. He has the power of the voice, similar to sarumans, and can summon very powerful magic to assist him. The wizards of harry potter have somewhat insignificant powers compared to the ainur. Their spells are totally localized. They can disarm opponents, stun them, and if they are a dark wizard (which dumbledore is not) they can maybe torture, control, and kill their enemy. Gandalf can bring down storms, summon giants, and control the weather. He can also summons massive blasts of power to throw around his opponents.

Vote Gandalf!



Sources
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (books) by J.R.R. Tolkein
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (movies) directed by Peter Jackson
3. The Hobbit (book) by J.R.R. Tolkein
4. The Silmilarrion (Book) by J.R.R. Tolkein
5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Movie) directed by Peter Jackson
Debate Round No. 2
colinblock3

Pro

colinblock3 forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

Gandalf Wins.
Vote Gandalf.
Debate Round No. 3
colinblock3

Pro

colinblock3 forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

Vote Gandalf!
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!
Debate Round No. 4
colinblock3

Pro

colinblock3 forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

GG. Gandalf slays Dumbledore.

VOTE GANDALF
Debate Round No. 5
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