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Conan has insinuated his way into popular culture.

MusicEdit

  • Italian metal band Domine's song "The Aquilonia Suite Pt. 1" from their Emperor of the Black Runes album is based on the story told in Conan the Barbarian. The song is primarily an original composition, but parts of Basil Poledouris's film score are woven into the song as well. Since the song is titled "Pt. 1", the band presumably plans to continue the Conan story on a later album.
  • Stoner rock band Electric Wizard feature Conan in their song "Barbarian" from their Dopethrone album.
  • American heavy metal band Manilla Road did a song based on the Conan story "Queen of the Black Coast". The song shares the title of the story, and is found on their Metal album.

OtherEdit

  • The bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans was nicknamed Conan the Bacterium after the character.
  • Apart from official Conan computer and video games, there are many games derived from the Conan character. Rastan, a coin-op and console game, is an example of these. It even has a King-Conan-like sequence at the end of the game.
  • In volleyball, an overhand hit with the bottom of both clenched fists is often called a "Conan," ostensibly after the sword swinging barbarian.


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