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01/25/2016 03:25 pm ET

Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder Confronts Galaxy's Darkest Dad In Epic Proposal

Then he proposes with one ring to rule them all.
Ian Coulson via Barcroft

Asking a father for permission to marry his daughter is never easy, but it's even worse when he's threatening you with a light saber.

That's one of the many challenges Ian Coulson faced when he proposed to his longtime love, Lizzy Holt.

The couple shares a love for epics like "Star Wars" and "Lord Of The Rings."

So when the 25-year-old from Brighton, England, decided to pop the question, he made a proposal video in which he reenacts scenes from their favorite epic films, according to Barcroft TV. 

The proposal video included a cameo by Gollum from "Lord Of The Rings" and a "fight-to-the-death" with Coulson's potential father-in-law, Scott Holt, who dresses as Darth Vader, complete with light saber.

"He actually used to be a stage actor, so he took to it like a duck to water," Coulson told Barcroft TV. "We chatted about the whole 'bad guy' idea and after a little convincing he was totally on board. Though he did say that after watching me shoot him Lizzy might turn round and say no."

The proposal took place Jan. 6. If you want to see how she responds to the epic endeavor, check out the video below.

"He actually used to be a stage actor, so he took to it like a duck to water," Coulson told Barcroft TV. "We chatted about the whole 'bad guy' idea and after a little convincing he was totally on board. Though he did say that after watching me shoot him Lizzy might turn round and say no."

The proposal took place Jan. 6. If you want to see how she responds to the epic endeavor, check out the video below.

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