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    Holy guacamole, TEK... DATS A LOTTA READIN, YO!


    I think my problem with LOTR in the first place is that I don't like to read long things like ^^^... so I'll be damned if I'm gonna read THAT! Plus, if you browse through the 12 paragraph essay TEKNIC just wrote with all those character names it looks like he knows another language. :P

    Way to go being so thorough, though.

    I hereby dub thee thread:

    "LOTR Q&A: Powered by Teknic"
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    Ok then Sauron is the guy that got his hand cut off, Then who is Saruman?

    Just post every character and their description so i can tell what they look like because i am very conrfused here. I watched the first movie like two years ago same with the second one. I own the third one.

    Anyway plz post the character and their description, Better yet post their picture if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioactiveMan
    How come half of the hobbits in the Shire get to sail west, but humans can't? Or does it take a special invitation from the elves to do it?
    What are you talking about? Frodo and Bilbo are the only ones and yes it does take a special invitation.

    I voted for the second movie, even though Lurtz is in the 1st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diaz9220
    Just post every character and their description
    ...Do you have any idea how many characters there are? :?
    Well, I guess I'll start off with Saruman, since you ask about him.

    Saruman - Saruman the Wise, Curunír, eldest and first to be chosen of the Istari. The friend of men, the most clever and subtle with the tongue and the art of craft. It was he who wandered east, and to him Beren the Steward entrusted the keeping of Orthanc and the Ring of Isengard. This is where Saruman settled and began his abode.
    It was when the shadow of Sauron was perceived to be returning that the White Council was created. At its head was Saruman, for his knowledge in the arts of the enemy, although this choice was against the wish of Galadriel, who chose Gandalf.
    Saruman took then a great interest in the Rings of Power and their lore. At the Council where it was discovered that the shadow in Dol Guldur was indeed Sauron, he bade them wait and not make rash decisions. It was his belief, or the impression that he put forth, that the One Ring had been lost forever, and that it had made its way to the sea. It was most likely that Saruman fell at this time, brooding too long in the designs of the enemy and the desire for the Ring, and becoming ensnared by it.
    He made Isengard strong, and gathered a great army of spies of many kinds, unwittingly helped by Radagast. However, another Council was called, and Saruman was forced to give up his search for a while, and debate with the others the matter of the ring, and in this he left out much that he knew.
    It was Gandalf's plan that Sauron should be forced from Mirkwood, and to this Saruman agreed. Saruman had delayed them too long however, for Sauron fled to Mordor, which he had already prepared for himself, and Barad-Dûr became strong again.
    Saruman withdrew to Isengard again, and knew not that the Ring had been found again, and that Gandalf knew of this. However the armies were already gathering, and now in Isengard, as well in Mordor, orcs were once again multiplying. Saruman now greatly wanted the Ring for himself, and in his haste he tried to convince Gandalf to join him, and in this way revealed his treachery.
    However, Saruman in his anger, struck too soon, and emptied Isengard against Rohan, when a force that Saruman had long forgotten turned against him. It was the Ents, and they had become strong again, and they laid Isengard bare, with Saruman as witness. There Saruman had to sit out the War, until the Ring was destroyed and Sauron vanquished. Saruman only had one power left: the power of his voice. With this he tricked Treebeard into letting him go.
    From greatness he fell, and a beggar he became, wandering the Western Lands of Middle-Earth.
    He was killed at last by his servant, Wormtongue, in the very heart of the Shire.

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    Gandalf- In Valinor, Gandalf's name was Olorin. Wisest of the Maiar, his home was in Irmo's Lorien. He also often went to the house of Nienna and from her learned pity and patience. He loved the elves and walked unseen among them or in the same form. Thus they did not know that he was the source of fair visions and wise promptings that he put into their hearts.
    Later, he was the friend of all the Children of Iluvatar, pitying their sorrows. If they listened to him, they lost their despair and the dark imaginations that come of it.
    He was chosen to be one of the Istari sent to Arda as representatives of the Valar to counter Melkor's influence through Sauron. Instead of acting directly, they were to train the Children of Iluvatar to think and fight evil for themselves - to grow up. In order to do this, much power and many memories had to be removed from the Istari. Also, they took on the forms of old men as suited counselors and investigators, rather than active heroes.
    In one story, Gandalf gave the Elessar jewel from Yavanna to Galadriel to give to Aragorn, as a token that the Children of Iluvatar had not been forgotten by the Valar, and would be given aid.
    Gandalf watched for the doings of Sauron who would and did come again. He found the One Ring as it tried to make its way back to Sauron, but had been intercepted by hobbits with the aid of the Valar. He aided the forming of the Fellowship to have the One Ring destroyed rather than used, and was a prime mover seeing to that end as requested by the Valar of him and because he believed in the mission.
    He did have to fight the balrog of Moria, as should not have happened to a Counselor. He defeated the balrog but his form of Gandalf the Grey died, returning to Valinor. The Valar returned him as Gandalf the White, with greater power for the escalated battle they knew would come, and he the only Istar left.
    As were other wizards, he was quick to anger. But his anger was mild, gentled by understanding and humor. He had the pity and patience learned from Nienna. He was humble and therefore able to care about even the people considered lesser, such as the hobbit folk, which developed into his most important contact.

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    Aragorn - Aragorn, son of Arathorn II and Gilraen the Fair, was born on March 1st of 2931, third age.
    Aragorn was only two years old when Arathorn went riding against the orcs with the sons of Elrond and was shot in the eye with an orc arrow and died.
    Aragorn, being now the Heir of Isildur, was taken to live in Rivendell with Elrond. His true name and lineage were hidden from him at the bidding of Elrond because the wise knew that Sauron was searching for the Heir of Isildur, if one existed anymore. He was called Estel, meaning Hope.
    When Estel was only twenty years old he returned to Rivendell after great deeds with the sons of Elrond. Seeing that he was a man, Elrond told Estel that he was Aragorn son of Arathorn and the Lord of the Dúnedain. He also gave to him the heirlooms of his house, the Ring of Barahir and the shards of Narsil, but he withheld The Sceptre of Annúminas until he earned it.
    The next day, while he was walking alone in the woods, he chanced upon Arwen Undómiel. Thinking her to be Lúthien Tinúviel he called to her,
    "Tinúviel, Tinúviel!" as Beren had done in the Elder Days in the forest of Neldoreth.
    She explained to him that she was the daughter of Elrond and had been away with her mother's kin in Lothlórien. And though she was of elven kind and far older than he, Aragorn loved Arwen forever on.
    Aragorn told no one of his love save for his mother, Gilraen, and she told no one. But Elrond saw many things and read many hearts and he confronted Aragorn about his love, and told him that he could not be wed to Arwen or anyone else until he was worthy of it. And so he took leave of Elrond, his mother, and Arwen and went into the wild.
    For nearly thirty years he served anyone who did not serve Sauron and he performed many great deeds and errantries. He wore many guises and won renown under many names. He went on many journeys with Gandalf the Grey and rode with the Rohirrim and fought for the Lord of Gondor by land and by sea. He also went far into the east and south discovering the ways of Sauron and his followers.

    "Thus he became the most hardy of living men, skilled in their crafts and lore, and was yet
    more than they; for he was elven-wise, and there was a light in his eyes that when they were
    kindled few could endure."


    And when he was forty-nine years old he wished to come back to Rivendell and on the way he stopped in Lothlórien and was with Arwen. She agreed to wed Aragorn, but Elrond would only allow it when he was the king of both Gondor and Arnor. And Aragorn left again to danger and war and came back once in a while and his mother died while he was away.
    Many years later Aragorn met Frodo, the bearer of the ring, and became one of the nine walkers. Along the journey he chased a group of orcs, found the newly re-embodied Gandalf the White, fought in the Battle of the Hornburg, took the Paths of the Dead, captured a fleet of ships at Pelargir, fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, was crowned King Elessar, and married Arwen.
    After the War of the Ring Aragorn had one son named Eldarion and some daughters. He passed away in the year 120 (fourth age) at the age of 210. His wife, Arwen, followed soon after.

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    Theoden - Ednew the king was long put under the power of Saruman, who mostly worked his evil through the lies of Grima
    Wormtongue. When healed by Gandalf he arose and marshalled his troops to war. Through the defeat of Saruman he came,
    to die on the Fields of the Pelannor.

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    Eomer - Eomer Eadig, sister's son of Theoden whose son Theodred fell in battle before he could become king.
    While young, Eomer took care of what had been his father's responsibility in the east marches, as a marshal of the mark, serving valiantly and well. He recognized the worth of Aragorn and his companions. Eomer showed initiative in his independent action concerning Aragorn and his companions, later becoming King Elessar's close friend and companion in battles. Theoden, while dying on the Field of Pelennor, named Eomer his heir.
    Since Eomer started kingship young, he ruled for sixty-five years, longer than any previous of their kings since Aldor the Old..Under Eomer's reign, both people and horses multiplied. Aragorn renewed the Oath of Cirion to Eomer, and Eomer renewed the Oath of Eorl, so that Aragorn ruled Gondor and Arnor while Eomer ruled Rohan as allies. Together they fought the many leavings of Sauron, including battle beyond the Sea of Rhun and the far fields of the South.
    In the last year of the Third Age, Eomer wed Lothiriel, daughter of Eomer's friend, Prince Imrahil.
    Their son, Elfwine the Fair, ruled after Eomer.

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    Eowyn - Éowyn was the chosen leader of the Eorlingas while Théoden and Éomer were away helping Gondor in the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
    It is revealed in The Return of the King that she stole away to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in the guise of a man by the name of Dernhelm. Éowyn, under the disguise of Dernhelm, managed to fight the leader of the Nazgûl with Merry. She revealed that she was a woman after the Lord of the Nazgûl said that no living man may hinder him. This is one of the debates that runs through Tolkien minds. Was this simply a play on words? Or was it truly because she was not a man, but a woman? The same may go for Merry, as he is not a man, but a hobbit.
    As the beast the Nazgûl was riding attacked Éowyn, she managed to decapitate it in one fell swoop. Then the Nazgûl struck her with his mace, and shattered her shield and broke the arm beneath. Suddenly Merry attacked from behind and “pierced the sinew behind his mighty knee.” This allowed Éowyn to get up, and with her every last ounce of strength attacked the Lord of the Nazgûl by thrusting her sword between the Nazgûl’s crown and mantle. Her sword shattered into many pieces and she fell, wounded by a severe case of the Black Breath.
    After the battle, she was found in the field in a deathlike coma, and was taken to the Houses of Healing where she was healed of the Black Breath by Aragorn.
    Later, after she had healed with the exception of her sword arm, she was not content to be caged and wished to leave. It was during this time that Faramir confessed his love for her. At first she resisted, but eventually Faramir convinced her, she lost her obsession with her image of Aragorn, and they were to be wed. They would go on to become the Lord and Lady of Ithilien.

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    Faramir II - Younger son of Denethor II, the last Ruling Steward of Gondor. His brother Boromir, who was the heir to the stewardship,
    was slain by orcs on Tol Brandir while away from Minas Tirith as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Faramir then
    had to continue not only his own work as Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien but also take on the extra duties of his brother.
    Faramir was similar to his brother in many ways, yet was not as proud and reckless, considering the other free lands as
    well as his home city of the Tower of the Gaurd. Denethor, who preferred Boromir, took his death badly and to others
    it seemed as if he had wished that Faramir had died instead.
    Before the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Faramir was wounded by a Southron Dart while trying to hold the Rammas Echor. He was carried away by Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth to the City and to Denethor. Denethor, having gone mad, attempted to
    burn his son and himself like the Heathen Kings. Peregrin and Beregond played a part in preventing that madness and
    Gandalf had Faramir taken to the Houses of Healing.
    After being healed by the not yet crowned King, Lord Aragorn, Faramir fell in love with Eowyn, Lady of Rohan, who was also in
    the Houses of Healing. He married her some time later at the hall of Meduseld in Rohan, before a great many Lords and
    Ladies.
    After the crowning of the King Elessar Telcontar, Faramir was given Ithilien to be his princedom and was bade to continue the
    Stewardship for as long as he and his heirs should last.

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    Elrond - Elrond is one of the Peredhil, the Half-Elven. He is the son of Eärendil and Elwing and brother of Elros, as well as the father of Elladan, Elrohir, and Arwen. He was born in Arvernien, and captured by Fëanor’s sons when they attacked to recover the Silmaril. However, Maglor cared for both Elrond and Elros, and love eventually grew between them.
    At the end of the First Age, the Valar gave Elrond a choice: to choose either the fate of the Eldar or the Edain. Elrond chose to become an Elven lord of great power and wisdom, while Elros led the Edain to Númenor to become the First King of the Dúnedain.
    Gil-galad permitted Elrond to dwell in Lindon until he sent Elrond to Eregion to help defend the area against Sauron. When it was overrun, Elrond led the surviving Noldor to found Imladris (Rivendell), which eventually became one of the greatest Elven havens.
    During the War of the Last Alliance, Elrond accompanied Gil-galad as his herald. He and Círdan urged Isildur to cast the One Ring into Orodruin, but Isildur refused. Elrond would see the Ring once more when Frodo bore it to Imladris in hopes of shelter.
    Gil-galad gave Elrond Vilya, greatest of the Three Rings. Vilya was why Elrond was able to keep Imladris a haven for Elves against Sauron. He also aided the Edain by sending military aid, and shelter for the Dúnedain, especially for the line of Isildur. He also guarded the shards of Narsil until Aragorn could take it up again.
    Elrond eventually wedded Celebrían, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn. She bore him three children: the twin brothers Elladan and Elrohir and Arwen, their daughter. When Elrond sailed over Sea with the other Ring-Keepers, none of his children went with him, and Celebrían had gone over Sea before him. Arwen wedded Aragorn, and Elladan and Elrohir chose to stay beside their sister and friend rather than accompany their father to Valinor.

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    WitchKing - Lord of the Ringwraths. Also known as the Black Numenorean in the books, or Murezor in the card game, sometimes called Angmar as he was lord of that place.
    While still human, he lived in the Second Age as a sorceror King. Once changed by his ring into a wraith, he operated under Sauron, commanding his forces.
    When Sauron was defeated, the Black Numenorean went into shadowy limbo until Sauron recalled him a thousand years later. Thus he rose again in 1300 of the Third Age as the Witch-King of Angmar, constantly warring upon Arnor for about seven centuries until 1974, the time of the destruction of Arthedain. The next year, his kingdom of Angmar was destroyed in the Battle of Fornost. This was not a great setback to his plans, as he was through with the important business there of destroying the Dunedain's North-Kingdom.
    Then he turned his attention in the year 2000 to the South-Kingdom of Gondor, taking Minas Ithil and renaming it Minas Morgul, using it for his new base. For the next thousand years he harried the realm of Gondor.
    In 3018, the most important work of all took his attention. The One Ring of Sauron had re-appeared, the key to victory for his side. He led the other Riders to the Shire. At Weathertop, he wounded Frodo the Ringbearer, and chased him as far as the Fords of Rivendell where the elves destroyed the Riders's links to the mortal world temporarily.
    They were remounted on flying beasts of horror, no longer requiring secrecy. The Witch King led the vast forces collected at Minas Morgul along with the Haradrim allies to attack the South-Kingdom. He slew King Theoden of Rohan, chief ally of Gondor, just outside Gondor during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, by using the fear of his presence to terrify Snowmane, Theoden's horse, so that it reared and fell on the king.
    Glorfindel's prophecy stated that no man could destroy the Witch-King, as mentioned by Gandalf to Denethor. On the Pelennor Fields, the Lord of the Ringwraiths finally met his end at the hands of the Shieldmaiden of the Rohirrim, Eowyn, niece of Theoden, and of Meriadoc Brandybuck, hobbit of the Fellowship of the Ring, neither of whom were men.






    Okay, this is getting tiring. Just tell me who you want to know about, because there are way too many characters for me to describe in one post.
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    that's good info. but you have way too much time on your hands teknic and you forgot Lurtz
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    Do all the Evil Characters!

    BTW: What is the Difference between Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White? Just the color?
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    Gandalf became Gandalf the white after Saruman (the white) was defeated. I'm not sure what significance the colour has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioactiveMan
    Gandalf became Gandalf the white after Saruman (the white) was defeated. I'm not sure what significance the colour has.
    I thought it was after his fight with the balrog?

    Gandalf the White > Gandalf the Grey. Some wizard thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by If you had read my post, you would see that I
    He did have to fight the balrog of Moria, as should not have happened to a Counselor. He defeated the balrog but his form of Gandalf the Grey died, returning to Valinor. The Valar returned him as Gandalf the White, with greater power for the escalated battle they knew would come, and he the only Istar left.
    Istar means wizard. He was killed by the Balrog, but the Valar retured him ina new body with greater power because he was the only one left.
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    I like all three movies but Return of the King caught my eye the most. It has the most action and it ties everything all together.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TEKNIC
    Quote Originally Posted by If you had read my post, you would see that I
    He did have to fight the balrog of Moria, as should not have happened to a Counselor. He defeated the balrog but his form of Gandalf the Grey died, returning to Valinor. The Valar returned him as Gandalf the White, with greater power for the escalated battle they knew would come, and he the only Istar left.
    Istar means wizard. He was killed by the Balrog, but the Valar retured him ina new body with greater power because he was the only one left.
    Whos is Valar?

    Tek, Just post the pic of the character and the name. No description plz
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    http://www.theargonath.cc/characters/characters.html

    You should be satisfied with that.

    As for the Valar, they are the Powers of Arda. One might call them Gods, but they are just creations of the thought of the one God, Eru Illuvitar. They are the Ainur and Valinor is their land. They shaped Middle-earth in the depths of time and they created the Sun and the Moon and Manwe is their King. It was the Valar who overthrew Melkor the Morgoth at the end of the First Age.
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    Not too much of a fan. The battle scenes were nice, but like BigRed I prefer SciFi. Dorks :P
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    all are connected, is hard to choose.
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    Defenitely the third one. This is my favourite trilogy, though.
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