Viral Video: ‘Harry Potter’ vs. ‘Star Wars’ – Remarkable Similarities in Magical Powers [Watch]
By Sachin Trivedi | May 7, 2014 3:25 PM EST
A fan made video showing a fight between a "Harry Potter" fan and a "Star Wars" fan has gone viral, with over 7 million views. A wizard's wand and a Lightsaber are used in the fight as magical spells take on the power of The Force.
A woman wears a Yoda mask on the back of her head as she takes pictures of a show before the Star Wars Run race ahead of Star Wars Day in Buenos Aires May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
The viral video is of two friends in an apartment who get into a fight. One seems to be a "Harry Potter" fan and takes out his wand and later gets the Sword of Gryffindor. His opponent wields a Lightsaber and is strong in The Force.
The fight seems to be one sided with the "Star Wars" fan being able to block the spells using his Lightsaber and the "Harry Potter" fan is not able to block the Force attacks from his opponent, even his Gryffindor sword gets cut in half by the Lightsaber.
The fans seem to have put in some effort for the viral video for the graphics and also tried to mimic the looks from the movies. The "Harry Potter" fan got the similar glasses worn by the protagonist in the movie while the "Star Wars" fan sported the hairstyle of Obi Wan Kenobi from The Phantom Menace.
The "Harry Potter" fan repeatedly seems to be losing with even his broom not helping him much. The "Star Wars" fan is able to pull out his blaster after throwing his Lighsaber at his opponent.
The Potter fan demonstrates the levitation spell and the "Star Wars" fan is able to Force Jump and Force Push abilities. Viewers finally see whose side the creators of the viral video are on, in the final battle on the street.
In both the movies, the protagonists get help from ghosts. The "Star Wars" fan hears a voice speaking to him just like in the movies but then the voice of what seems like that of The Emperor urges him to use the Dark Side of the Force while the "Harry Potter" fan hears profanities being hurled at the character's father.
Towards the end of the viral video the "Star Wars" fan uses the Force Lightning skill to defeat the "Harry Potter" fan and "kill" him using his Lightsaber. A bystander in the video is seen shouting "Gandalf" in the end, but that is the name of a character from the "Lord of the Rings" movies.
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