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‘Stranger Things’ Gave Hopper ‘Conan the Barbarian’s Sword for His DnD Combat Moment

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Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 4.

‘Stranger Things’ Gave Hopper ‘Conan the Barbarian’s Sword, David Harbour who plays David, revealed on Monday that the original prop sword that Arnold Schwarzene used in the movies Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984) made an appearance in the conclusion of the fourth season of Stranger Things.

Hopper one of the stars of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things revealed on his personal Instagram account that the fourth season of the show recycled a prop from an unexpected source: the classic Conan films from the 1980s, which were led by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Because of this, we can immediately begin writing our fan fiction about Jim Hopper (Harbour) being a distant descendant of Conan because they both wielded the same sword.

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The fourth season of Stranger Things featured a gladiatorial arena set up inside a Soviet prison. In this arena, prisoners were forced to fight against an elite monster from the Upside Down known as a Demogorgon. During the time that the Soviet regime spent studying the Demorgongon and attempting to weaponize it, these bloody battles were staged in order to keep the guards entertained and to keep the creature occupied.

‘Stranger Things’ Gave Hopper ‘Conan the Barbarian’s Sword!

Therefore, rather than having a fight that was fair, the prisoners were only allowed to use melee weapons, such as a sword that seemed very fishy. Harbour came to the conclusion that it was time to explain where the Demogorgon came from once the series finale was made available on Netflix and everyone had a chance to watch Jim defeat the Demogorgon with the unique sword.

As Harbour explains it:

“Nerd alert. The Atlantean sword from the “CONAN” movie franchise appears as a prop at the very end of Episode 9. A kind supporter discovered a still from when it was established in episode 7 and used by an unfortunate inmate who met an untimely death near the cells that are located on the side of our gladiatorial pit.

The real thrill of this, however, is that the sword that the amazing ‘ST’ props department (please reveal yourselves so that I can give credit where credit is due) gave to me is THE ACTUAL SWORD that was utilized during the production of both of the CONAN movies. It was difficult as all get out to manipulate, but doing so was an incredible privilege. Arnold Schwarzenegger, I am prepared to take into consideration the feedback you provide regarding my style.’’

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Both the 1981 film Conan the Barbarian and the 1984 film Conan the Destroyer, were both based on the classic character created by Robert E. Howard and originating in pulp stories featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger wielding the Atlantean sword. It’s interesting to note that the replica sword that Arnold Schwarzenegger used in one of his movies was of such high quality that it survived the years and was used in one of Netflix’s most popular shows. In an exclusive interview with Collider, we can watch the video given below:

With the release of Season 4 on Netflix, Stranger Things once again demonstrated that it is an unstoppable media phenomenon, with fans having already consumed more than one billion hours of the show. Therefore, it is not surprising that Netflix has reached an agreement with the creators’ Matt and Ross Duffer (also known as The Duffer Brothers) to direct multiple television projects in the near future.

These projects will include a live-action adaptation of the Death Note series as well as an adaptation of The Tasliman, a novel written by Stephen King and Peter Straub in 1984. There is also a plan for Stranger Things spinoffs that are currently being discussed, which ensures that Hawkins will continue to play an important role in our lives for a considerable amount of time.

FAQ

Did Hopper use the Conan sword?

For His Dungeons & Dragons Fight, the TV Show “Stranger Things” Gave Hopper the Sword from “Conan the Barbarian.” Transitioning smoothly from one production to the next.

What sword did Conan find?

The “Father’s Sword,” which was the sword made by Conan’s father at the beginning of the film, and the “Atlantean Sword,” which was the sword that Conan found in a cave and used throughout the movie, were the two swords that had the most significant roles to play in the movie “Conan the Barbarian.”

What kind of sword did Hopper use in Stranger Things?

Later, Harbour revealed the prop sword to be the authentic, hand-forged Atlantean sword that Arnold Schwarzenegger used in the iconic film series. He did so by posting the revelation on his Instagram profile.

Where did hopper get the sword from?

And before you ask, no, it’s not a replica of the sword from Conan; it’s the real deal. In an interview with British GQ, David Harbour himself confirmed this information, saying, “I don’t know if you saw this, but that sword I pick up—it’s actual prop sword they used in Conan the Barbarian.”

Who owns the sword from Conan the Barbarian?

The writer and director of “Conan the Barbarian,” John Milius, has the hero sword that Arnold Schwarzenegger used in the film and has provided a letter of provenance for it that he signed. Milius has the sword in his possession.

What was the sword Hopper used?

It is the sword that Arnold Schwarzenegger wields in the film. Later, Harbour revealed the prop sword to be the authentic, hand-forged Atlantean sword that Arnold Schwarzenegger used in the iconic film series. He did so by posting the revelation on his Instagram profile.

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