This tweet shows a Dungeons & Dragons encounter which might give even the wisest wizard pause for careful thought. Not this time, though. Nope. The barbarian and his axe takes care of the problem in just a few seconds.
Guard 1:ONE OF US SPEAKS NOTHING BUT TRUTH
Guard 2:THE OTHER NOTHING BUT LIES
Wizard: ok, i know this, we have to ask..
Barbarian: *takes ax and kills the first guard*
Wizard: WHAT THE HELL
Barbarian: *to remaining guard* is he dead
barbarian: this one liar#dnd
— i_amJeremy (@dr5bludgeoning) August 6, 2018
I first saw this riddle in the film Labyrinth when two doors confront Sarah. The scene has become known as the ‘two-door riddle’ for obvious reasons and also the ‘certain death riddle’.
In I_amJeremy’s tweet the joke is similar but the barbarian has another quick solution.
Face it. Sometimes it’s best if the barbarian does the negotiations. Twitter agrees and the joke has over 22,000 likes and over 7,500 retweets.