History Awesome / TheLordOfTheRings

13th Feb '18 2:18:19 AM Cryoclaste
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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 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.

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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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, who faced terrible conditions, and who [[AnOfficerAndAGentleman [[OfficerAndAGentleman 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.
10th Jan '18 5:57:26 AM GunarmDyne
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** Gandalf trusting Pippin to light the beacon is one for both of them. Pippin for completing the objective in order to do his people proud, and Gandalf for showing confidence in him after doing nothing but reprimanding him for pretty much the entirety of the story so far.



* Just this...

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* Just this...Pippin arrives with soldiers to fight as the orcs start entering the city walls via siege towers. Gandalf tells him to get back to the citadel. His response, despite being clearly scared?


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** Followed by Pippin taking out an orc that was about to get Gandalf from behind, leading Gandalf to compliment him with a sincere, "Guard of the citadel indeed!" He still send Pippin back, but that is what allows Pippin to see Faramir's situation and help save him.
** This is Pippin's TookALevelInBadass moment as, just a couple of days before, he was hoping that his position was ceremonial and he wouldn't have to do any actual fighting. Come the actual call to battle, he throws himself into the fray.
9th Jan '18 7:59:40 PM GunarmDyne
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** And in the Extended Edition, after she downs the Witch King Eowyn is lying on the ground, arm broken and visibly freaked out by what she just did. Then she spots the Orc captain Gothmog coming her way, and [[{{Determinator}} starts crawling, going for a weapon.]]
*** She doesn't manage to find one, but she does hold his attention long enough for Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli to catch him off guard and cut him to pieces like he was nothing as they press forward, turning him into an AntiClimaxBoss done awesomely.

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** And in the Extended Edition, after she downs the Witch King Eowyn is lying on the ground, arm broken and visibly freaked out by what she just did. Then she spots the Orc captain Gothmog coming her way, way- after she wounded him earlier- and [[{{Determinator}} starts crawling, going for a weapon.]]
*** She doesn't manage to find get ahold of one, but she does hold his attention long enough for Aragorn, Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli to catch him off guard and cut him to pieces like he was nothing as they press forward, turning him into an AntiClimaxBoss done awesomely.
9th Jan '18 7:56:06 PM GunarmDyne
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* Pippin gets a minor one in ''The Two Towers'' in having the presence of mind to drop his cloak clasp for the others to find. He is also instrumental in working to convince the Ents to fight.
** Merry gets his moment after being somewhat of TheLoad for most of the film in convincing Treebeard to bring them to the Shire by slipping through Isengard, thereby making sure Treebeard knows why he needs to fight.

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* Pippin gets a minor one in ''The Two Towers'' in having the presence of mind to drop his cloak clasp for the others to find. He is also find.
* Merry and Pippin fulfill Gandalf's declaration of being small stones that signal the start of an avalanche by arriving in Fangorn when Merry becomes
instrumental in working gathering the Ents together and Pippin's quick thinking to convince divert Treebeard towards Isengard to finally convinces the Ents to fight.
** Merry gets his moment after being somewhat of TheLoad for most of the film in convincing Treebeard to bring them to the Shire by slipping through Isengard, thereby making sure Treebeard knows why he needs to
actually fight.
6th Jan '18 8:11:54 PM GunarmDyne
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** And in the Extended Edition, after she downs the Witch King Eowyn is lying on the ground, arm broken and visibly freaked out by what she just did. Then she spots the Orc captain coming her way, and [[{{Determinator}} starts crawling, going for a weapon.]]

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** And in the Extended Edition, after she downs the Witch King Eowyn is lying on the ground, arm broken and visibly freaked out by what she just did. Then she spots the Orc captain Gothmog coming her way, and [[{{Determinator}} starts crawling, going for a weapon.]]]]
*** She doesn't manage to find one, but she does hold his attention long enough for Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli to catch him off guard and cut him to pieces like he was nothing as they press forward, turning him into an AntiClimaxBoss done awesomely.
6th Jan '18 12:55:35 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** The cinematography of Éowyn's takedown of that oliphaunt makes it even more awesome. As she and Merry ride at this huge monster elephant, possibly bigger than any elephant or mammoth ''in the entire geological history of our planet'', we get a feel for just how fucking ''gigantic'' this thing is as it sweeps its tusks around, tossing Rohirrim and their horses left and right. And Éowyn ''still'' takes it down. ''By herself.''
5th Jan '18 6:06:57 AM anniechrist
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** The poster itself is arguably the most {{Crazy Awesome}} one for any LOTR film,
{{http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_1978_1978.jpg LOOK AT IT.}}

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** The poster itself is arguably the most {{Crazy Awesome}} one for any LOTR film,
{{http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_1978_1978.jpg
film, LOOK AT IT.}}
5th Jan '18 6:06:23 AM anniechrist
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** The poster itself is arguably the most {{Crazy Awesome}} one for any LOTR film. LOOK AT IT.

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** The poster itself is arguably the most {{Crazy Awesome}} one for any LOTR film. film,
{{http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_1978_1978.jpg
LOOK AT IT.}}
5th Jan '18 6:03:59 AM anniechrist
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** The poster itself is arguably the most [[Crazy Awesome]] one for any LOTR film. LOOK AT IT.

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** The poster itself is arguably the most [[Crazy Awesome]] {{Crazy Awesome}} one for any LOTR film. LOOK AT IT.
5th Jan '18 6:03:30 AM anniechrist
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** The poster itself is arguably the most Crazy Awesome one for any LOTR film. LOOK AT IT.

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** The poster itself is arguably the most Crazy Awesome [[Crazy Awesome]] one for any LOTR film. LOOK AT IT.
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