J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin. Epic Rap Battles of History

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin face off in this episode of Epic Rap Battles of History. Who won? You decide! Want to help ERB? Support us here: patreon.com/erb
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    ▼ CAST ▼
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    Human Warrior & Orc: Joey Greer
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    Hodor: Ricky Mammone
    Jon Snow: Rudy Fermin
    Khaleesi: Ceciley Jenkins
    Elves: Sulai Lopez & Shaun Lewin
    ▼ CREW ▼
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    Executive Producers:
    Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist
    Directed by:
    Nice Peter
    Co-Director:
    Mike Bettete
    Written by:
    EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Mike Bettete, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore and Samantha Kellie
    Senior Director of Studios:
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    Video Editing by:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton and Nice Peter
    Assistant Editor:
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    Director of Photography:
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Comments • 107 629

  • Emperor Mellkar Of The Dark Legion

    I just wanna give Tolkien a hug

  • M
    M Hour ago

    CS Lewis vs Madeleine L'Engle

  • Varg 29
    Varg 29 Day ago

    Professor

  • Laura Cirillo
    Laura Cirillo Day ago

    I'm number 1 and 2, you are under 50 shades of gray
    And only for that, Tolkien wins

  • Mallory Scott
    Mallory Scott Day ago

    "No he didnt!!"

  • Sirio Martins
    Sirio Martins Day ago

    Tolkin win in the last verse

  • War Demon
    War Demon 2 days ago

    Vladimir Putin vs Kim jong un

  • Любомир Нешев

    We don't need a backstory on every fucking tree branch

  • Mitlandir
    Mitlandir 2 days ago

    Tolkien, easy

  • JDGaming
    JDGaming 3 days ago +1

    I’ve only just realised how badarse Tolkien’s last verse is - “you cant reach this fellow! (Fellowship of the ring) shit I’m two towering! (Two towers) every time I battle, it’s RETURN OF THE KING!!!”
    Tolkien won HANDS down

  • roxasxiii380
    roxasxiii380 3 days ago

    1:38 that momentum DAMMN

  • GameLoversAnonymous
    GameLoversAnonymous 3 days ago +1

    Tolkien

  • Michael Eliot
    Michael Eliot 4 days ago

    Damn, JRR spittin' FIRE! Holy shiza!

  • Deanaus Deese
    Deanaus Deese 4 days ago

    J. K. Rowling vs Ed Greenwood

  • Chairman Meow
    Chairman Meow 5 days ago

    david the gnome was fucking great though

  • Vynson Yap
    Vynson Yap 5 days ago

    ooh george martin wrote game of thrones oops shouldve known that my big sister and brother loves game of thrones jrr tolkien wrote lord of the rings ok i know why not jk rowling with harry potter or

  • Spart Articus
    Spart Articus 5 days ago +1

    tolkian wrekt the fatso

  • Potato platoon
    Potato platoon 5 days ago

    1:13

  • Tyler Dice
    Tyler Dice 5 days ago +1

    "Every time I battle its Return of the King" will forever be one of the biggest power lines in ERB

  • Sipu97
    Sipu97 5 days ago

    I like how Martin mentions Beauty and the Beast because he uses that trope in his books.

  • Malachi Stillettoe
    Malachi Stillettoe 5 days ago +1

    J.R.R. Tolkien is obviously the winner

  • PANCAKEMINEZZ
    PANCAKEMINEZZ 6 days ago +1

    Honestly, I love the C.S. Lewis line, but I honk it would've been so much cooler if C.S. Lewis would've shown up as back up. Not that Tolkien needed it, but it would have escalated this video from spectacular to legendary.

  • coolio games
    coolio games 6 days ago +1

    "teabaggins my nuts!" instant win

  • Dem0
    Dem0 6 days ago

    I'm sorry but when Martin does that "yeah" at 0:35 just kills me

  • Maciej Januś
    Maciej Januś 6 days ago

    Tolkien's lines were more meaningful and hit harder, but Martin's flow and visuals made him more entertaining. Kinda like their books.

    • VunderGuy
      VunderGuy 3 days ago

      But Rape Rape Martin's books aren't entertaining. Theyre painful.

  • Marcus Anark
    Marcus Anark 7 days ago

    I knew it would mention the R.R. thing.

  • Melkhiordarkblade
    Melkhiordarkblade 7 days ago

    Martin: Well I have incest.
    Turin and his sister: *Ahem*

  • Averon god of Fire
    Averon god of Fire 7 days ago +1

    Yo Tolkien don’t talk about hacks okay😂🤣

  • Alexander Morton
    Alexander Morton 7 days ago +22

    Tyrion: This is going to be epic!

    Gimli: May the best dwarf win!

    • Fernando Gonçalves
      Fernando Gonçalves 20 hours ago +1

      There's no competition between a really smart and charismatic dwarf and a son of Durin. Gimli is just superior

  • EisenhowerRepublican

    "lift up my gut and tea Baggins my nuts"

    👍🤣

  • Nervanian News Network [Triple N]

    GoT is better

  • Tiarnan Tyrrell
    Tiarnan Tyrrell 8 days ago +1

    Tolkien obviously won #lotr

  • Garnik Medik
    Garnik Medik 8 days ago +2

    Tolkien is the best🔥🔥🔥🔥🤙😎😎😎

  • Garnik Medik
    Garnik Medik 8 days ago +2

    Тонкиен😎😎😎😎

  • anthony rowan
    anthony rowan 8 days ago

    Tolkien

  • Zachary Avila
    Zachary Avila 9 days ago

    Pause the video 1:56 . Right when the flame moves closest to his pipe. Is it me, or does that bowl have a beautiful green color sitting in it..

  • lotem shabtai
    lotem shabtai 9 days ago +2

    Tolkien won

  • Ryan Bailey
    Ryan Bailey 9 days ago

    Can anyone explain the Led Zeppelin reference?

    • Gabriel TS Gardner
      Gabriel TS Gardner 7 days ago

      Ramble on, The Battle of Evermore, Misty Mountain Hop all include references, direct or indirect to Tolkien's work, some songs even have the lines "The ringwraiths ride in black" and "Gollum, the evil one" "T’was in the darkest depth of Mordor"
      Plant was the biggest fan of Tolkien for sure, he named his own dog "Strider". Not sure about the other members, but Plants affinity for it influenced a lot of their work, including stairway to heaven.

  • Fabian Hartmann
    Fabian Hartmann 9 days ago

    GEORGR R.R. MARTIN!

  • ZentaurAutor
    ZentaurAutor 9 days ago

    "We don't need the back story on every fucking tree branch"
    Oooooooohhh man you just got roasted!

  • Hasufel y Arod
    Hasufel y Arod 10 days ago +1

    I wonder what the actual George R. R. Martin said of this.

  • Anarchistc Hero
    Anarchistc Hero 10 days ago +3

    I love how tolkiens first reaction is like" seriously...? This is what I have to deal with today?"

  • Fredrick Bismark
    Fredrick Bismark 10 days ago +32

    I love both but with prose like:

    “His hopeless challenge dauntless cried
    Fingolfin there: 'Come, open wide,
    dark king, your ghastly brazen doors!
    Come forth, whom earth and heaven abhors!
    Come forth, O monstrous craven lord,
    and fight with thine own hand and sword,
    thou wielder of hosts of banded thralls,
    thou tyrant leaguered with strong walls,
    thou foe of Gods and elvish race!
    I wait thee here. Come! Show thy face!”

    Martin has no chance.

    • Arthur
      Arthur Day ago

      This looked like a badass rap

    • Gurls Talents
      Gurls Talents 9 days ago +3

      or this,

      “And far away, as Frodo put on the Ring and claimed it for his own, even in Sammath Naur the very heart of his realm, the Power in Barad-dûr was shaken, and the Tower trembled from its foundations to its proud and bitter crown. The Dark Lord was suddenly aware of him, and his Eye piercing all shadows looked across the plain to the door that he had made; and the magnitude of his own folly was revealed to him in a blinding flash, and all the devices of his enemies were at last laid bare. Then his wrath blazed in consuming flame, but his fear rose like a vast black smoke to choke him. For he knew his deadly peril and the thread upon which his doom now hung.

      From all his policies and webs of fear and treachery, from all his stratagems and wars his mind shook free; and throughout his realm a tremor ran, his slaves quailed, and his armies halted, and his captains suddenly steerless, bereft of will, wavered and despaired. For they were forgotten. The whole mind and purpose of the Power that wielded them was now bent with overwhelming force upon the Mountain. At his summons, wheeling with a rending cry, in a last desperate race there flew, faster than the winds, the Nazgûl, the Ringwraiths, and with a storm of wings they hurtled southwards to Mount Doom.”

    • Gurls Talents
      Gurls Talents 9 days ago +3

      or this,

      “Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme
      of things not found within recorded time.
      It is not they that have forgot the Night,
      or bid us flee to organized delight,
      in lotus-isles of economic bliss
      forswearing souls to gain a Circe-kiss
      (and counterfeit at that, machine-produced,
      bogus seduction of the twice-seduced).
      Such isles they saw afar, and ones more fair,
      and those that hear them yet may yet beware.
      They have seen Death and ultimate defeat,
      and yet they would not in despair retreat,
      but oft to victory have tuned the lyre
      and kindled hearts with legendary fire,
      illuminating Now and dark Hath-been
      with light of suns as yet by no man seen.”

      -J.R.R. Tolkien, “Mythopoeia,” in Tree and Leaf (London: Unwin Hyman, 2nd Ed. 1988), 100.

    • Gurls Talents
      Gurls Talents 9 days ago

      truth

  • Uri Mischener
    Uri Mischener 10 days ago

    1:52 onwards it's just Tolkien swiping the floor with Martin (fan of both, but they went all out with that last reply)

  • Riko Saikawa
    Riko Saikawa 11 days ago

    orc comes from anglo-saxon futhorc (runes) :D

  • SPARTAN GHOST98
    SPARTAN GHOST98 11 days ago +2

    Lord of the rings was better it never disappointed any one unlike game of thrones ain’t that right season 8

    • sweetl
      sweetl 4 days ago

      @SPARTAN GHOST98 what are you talking about? the guy who wrote lord of the rings books was died since 1973 lord of the rings move was made in 2001-2003 but george is still alive and still working on his books

    • SPARTAN GHOST98
      SPARTAN GHOST98 4 days ago +1

      sweetl I knew that I’m just saying unlike grrm the other guy never decided to wait until the tv show or movies was finished

    • sweetl
      sweetl 4 days ago

      Idiot grrm write the books not season 8 season 8 is writen by d&d

  • Zachary Avila
    Zachary Avila 11 days ago +1

    Are we not going to mention that dope ass flow at 1:39

  • Atomic Flores
    Atomic Flores 12 days ago

    Tolkien won, but Martin was badass too.

  • yes no
    yes no 12 days ago +1

    1:54 Is J.R.R. in George's nuts?

  • yes no
    yes no 12 days ago +1

    Am I the only person who thinks that George won?

  • Charlsero Ribauw
    Charlsero Ribauw 12 days ago

    Uncle drow vs michle jorden

  • Nightmarefuel Gamer
    Nightmarefuel Gamer 12 days ago +1

    The best thing George R.R. Martin did in his pathetic life was die.I don't think that the incest in his books were fictional.I honestly hope his fat,child molester looking ass is rotting in hell, and the devil shoving every copy of that fucking SHIT he called a novel,up his fatass.And if weren't for Tolkien,his bitchass wouldn't have that genre to write in.Tolkien practically invented the fantasy genre. What genre did George invent? That's right,nothing!Just like Seinfeld was a show about nothing,Gays on Thrones is a show, based off a book, that's about absolutely nothing.The only thing that it's good for, is that you can wipe your ass with it.

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia 12 days ago

    Got sucked the last season was the best it’s ever been

  • sascha aramburu
    sascha aramburu 12 days ago

    wierd al vs bart baker

  • Juan Toledo
    Juan Toledo 12 days ago

    Tolkien slayed

  • Yash Pawaskar
    Yash Pawaskar 12 days ago +1

    Scorpion vs subzero

  • Felix Paul
    Felix Paul 13 days ago

    who won: me: Peter Jackson

  • SuperHurra
    SuperHurra 13 days ago

    Yeah, I think we all know who won the war.

  • Joey Misenti
    Joey Misenti 13 days ago +41

    Ever notice Tolkien’s last words are references to his books like
    “You can’t reach this fellow” is the fellowship of the ring
    “Shit I’m too towering” is the two towers
    And most obvious is “every time I battle It’s returns of the king” which is well return of the king

    • Fil Gal
      Fil Gal 3 days ago

      A Trilogy.

    • Conner McClarren
      Conner McClarren 8 days ago

      Please tell me you knew this when the video first came out and you are just now commenting about it

  • C. W. Johnson Jr
    C. W. Johnson Jr 13 days ago

    Shaka kaSenzangakhona vs Red Cloud