History Awesome / TheLordOfTheRings

3rd Jun '16 11:21:33 PM Doug86
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** Much has been said (by many people) about Tolkien's apparent love for the old pre-industrial classist social system where you had [[ValuesDissonance folks who were the well-to-dos and you had the folks who were the faithful servants]]. That said, Samwise Gamgee's role in the story was to show how Tolkien felt about those faithful servants, a badass {{Determinator}} who is solely responsible for his master ''surviving'', let alone ''succeeding'' in his mission. He was based on the soldiers and batmen[[note]] Officer's servants. Think of what Alfred does for Batman, but in uniform.[[/note]] of WorldWarOne, who faced terrible conditions, and who [[AnOfficerAndAGentleman Tolkien]] thought of as far superior to himself. In one of his letters, Tolkien describes Samwise as nothing less than TheHero of the saga, despite being the designated sidekick.

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** Much has been said (by many people) about Tolkien's apparent love for the old pre-industrial classist social system where you had [[ValuesDissonance folks who were the well-to-dos and you had the folks who were the faithful servants]]. That said, Samwise Gamgee's role in the story was to show how Tolkien felt about those faithful servants, a badass {{Determinator}} who is solely responsible for his master ''surviving'', let alone ''succeeding'' in his mission. He was based on the soldiers and batmen[[note]] Officer's servants. Think of what Alfred does for Batman, but in uniform.[[/note]] of WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, who faced terrible conditions, and who [[AnOfficerAndAGentleman Tolkien]] thought of as far superior to himself. In one of his letters, Tolkien describes Samwise as nothing less than TheHero of the saga, despite being the designated sidekick.
1st Jun '16 3:29:20 PM WarriorOfTheTrope213
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*** One for Theoden also. When he gets up from his chair, he's still weakened and needs support. Gandalf then brings him his sword, and as Theoden draws it the music swells magnificently and gives an indication of Theoden returning to his old strength.

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*** ** One for Theoden also. When he gets up from his chair, he's still weakened and needs support. Gandalf then brings him his sword, and as Theoden draws it the music swells magnificently and gives an indication of Theoden returning to his old strength.



*** And then Theoden gives [[TheMole Grima]] a truly [[NightmareFuel ''frightening'']] [[DeathGlare Death Glare]] that is both terrifying and ''oh so awesome.''

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*** ** And then Theoden gives [[TheMole Grima]] a truly [[NightmareFuel ''frightening'']] ''[[NightmareFuel frightening]]'' [[DeathGlare Death Glare]] that is both terrifying and ''oh so awesome.''
1st Jun '16 3:27:48 PM WarriorOfTheTrope213
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*** One for Theoden also. When he gets up from his chair, he's still weakened and needs support. Gandalf then brings him his sword, and as Theoden draws it the music swells magnificently and gives an indication of Theoden returning to his old strength.
--> '''Gandalf''': Your fingers would remember their old strength better... if they grasped your sword.
**** And then Theoden gives [[TheMole Grima]] a truly [[NightmareFuel ''frightening'']] [[DeathGlare Death Glare]] that is both terrifying and ''oh so awesome.''
26th May '16 10:13:28 PM HeroGal2347
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* [[BadassNormal Sam]] vs. [[GiantSpider Shelob]] was by far the most impressive scene. Somehow even the excellent movie scene couldn't compare to the images the book conjured. And Sam's charge into Cirith Ungol ("Spider Tower) in order to rescue Frodo is simply priceless. He's barely halfway through them and the orcs are ''convinced'' that there's a mighty Elf Lord around, with a sword ''and'' an axe and magical fire.

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* [[BadassNormal Sam]] vs. [[GiantSpider Shelob]] was by far the most impressive scene. Somehow even the excellent movie scene couldn't compare to the images the book conjured. And Sam's charge into Cirith Ungol ("Spider Tower) in order to rescue Frodo is simply priceless. He's barely halfway through them and the orcs are ''convinced'' that there's a mighty Elf Lord around, with a sword ''and'' an axe and magical fire.


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* Sam's charge into Cirith Ungol ("Spider Tower) in order to rescue Frodo is simply priceless. He's barely halfway through them and the orcs are ''convinced'' that there's a mighty Elf Lord around, with a sword ''and'' an axe and magical fire.
26th May '16 11:21:22 AM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350:"You Shall Not Pass!"]]
17th May '16 9:21:39 PM HeroGal2347
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--->"Now come, you filth! [[BerserkButton You've hurt]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners my]] [[TheNotLoveInterest master]], [[BerserkButton you brute, and you'll pay for it]]. We're going on; but we'll settle with you first. [[BringIt Come on, and taste it again]]!"

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--->"Now come, you filth! [[BerserkButton You've hurt]] hurt [[HeterosexualLifePartners my]] [[TheNotLoveInterest my master]], [[BerserkButton you brute, and you'll pay for it]].it. We're going on; but we'll settle with you first. [[BringIt Come on, and taste it again]]!"
16th May '16 7:43:52 PM HeroGal2347
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** When Frodo and company return to the Shire, they find armed guards trying to order them around. They simply ''laugh'' at them. And when the guards summon a Man who acts as their EliteMook, Pippin slaps his sword and orders the Man out of the Shire - for good - 'or I'll set this troll's bane in you.'

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** When Frodo and company return to the Shire, they find armed guards trying to order them around. They simply ''laugh'' at them. And when the guards summon a Man who acts as their EliteMook, and said enemy mocks Frodo, Pippin slaps his sword and orders the Man out of the Shire - for good - to kneel and ask forgiveness 'or I'll set this troll's bane in you.'
16th May '16 7:41:12 PM HeroGal2347
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** Tolkien also pretty heavily implies that there were Elven and Gondorian warriors who didn't do as well as our brave little hobbit."No such anguish had Shelob ever known, or dreamed of knowing, in all her long world of wickedness. Not the doughtiest soldier of old Gondor, nor the most savage Orc entrapped, had ever thus endured her, or set blade to her beloved flesh."

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** Tolkien also pretty heavily implies that there were Elven Orcish and Gondorian warriors who didn't do as well as our brave little hobbit."No such anguish had Shelob ever known, or dreamed of knowing, in all her long world of wickedness. Not the doughtiest soldier of old Gondor, nor the most savage Orc entrapped, had ever thus endured her, or set blade to her beloved flesh."
16th May '16 2:00:49 PM ilovehirohamada
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* Four simple words: '''''YOU SHALL NOT PASS!'''''
29th Apr '16 12:16:26 PM Aquila89
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** Tolkien also pretty heavily implies that there were Elven and Gondorian warriors who didn't do as well as our brave little hobbit.

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** Tolkien also pretty heavily implies that there were Elven and Gondorian warriors who didn't do as well as our brave little hobbit. "No such anguish had Shelob ever known, or dreamed of knowing, in all her long world of wickedness. Not the doughtiest soldier of old Gondor, nor the most savage Orc entrapped, had ever thus endured her, or set blade to her beloved flesh."
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