But should you feel compelled to compare him to Arnold Schwarzenegger, know this: When Conan resists police interrogation, Dionus, the prefect of Numalian police says to him: More importantly, we also see a complete egalitarian leveling of Hyborian society in one compact sentence: The boss-man James Spader realizes that the secretary Maggie Gyllenhaal was once in the insane asylum for doing harm to herself and orders her never to do it again. After Corky finishes, Violet admits it was all a ruse to get closer to Corky and tries to seduce her. Only when Conan realizes like all anarchists and anti-civ dissidents must that the judge, guards, and civilized people are all totally insane, he then uses violence to escape their injustice. The liberatory critique of Patriarchy, and all of the harmful sexist trappings and conventions that derive from it and support its continuation. Valannus [an Aquilonian commander] and men like him have to obey the orders of a set of damned fools. Conan himself comes forward as the chieftain of the Bamulas, and comes to the village in order to negotiate a peace between the two rival peoples. If you had had men of the outlands guarding you instead of soft-gutted civilized weaklings, you would not be a slave… this night. A character that is violent, fairly unsophisticated, and narrow in scope? Thak has escaped, and has demonstrated his great intelligence, wisdom, and ability to deceive throughout the story.