I was thinking recently about classic D&D character classes and their portrayal in the media. Most players I have known base their preconceptions of the classes in the game from movies and TV. With that in mind I thought to reverse the process. By taking a role from a movie or TV show and ascribing a class based on certain attributes.
That way you get a fresh perspective on that class.
In Conan the Barbarian (1982) the character Thulsa Doom is clearly a cleric.
Lets go to the check list.
- Wears heavy armour? Check
- Head of a religious order? Check (cult of set)
- Mystical powers? Check (transforms into a giant snake)
- Clear alignment choice? Check (chaos or evil as you prefer)
- Fights using weapons? Check (yes he uses a bow but he's evil)