History Characters / TheLordOfTheRings

23rd Sep '16 7:52:25 PM SwampAdder
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* ElementalPowers: Fire, [[spoiler:possibly thanks to Narya, The Ring of Fire.]]
** Subverted in that it generally refers to fire in the spiritual sense, rather than the literal sense (although he is capable of the latter if he has no other choice). He is a servant of the ''Secret Fire'' which is the Middle Earth equivalent of the Holy Spirit. Likewise, the purpose of [[spoiler: Narya, the Ring of Fire is not the generation of the literal kind, but the kindling of the fire of the spirit, which spiritually and emotionally supports Gandalf on his centuries-long quest to bring about Sauron's downfall.]]

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* ElementalPowers: Fire, [[spoiler:possibly thanks to Narya, The Ring of Fire.]]
** Subverted in that it generally refers to
Fire (though its fire in the spiritual sense, rather than the literal sense (although he is capable of the latter if he has no other choice). He is a servant of the ''Secret Fire'' which is the Middle Earth equivalent of the Holy Spirit. Likewise, the purpose of [[spoiler: Narya, the Ring of Fire is not the generation of the literal kind, but the kindling of the fire of the spirit, which spiritually and emotionally supports Gandalf on his centuries-long quest to bring about Sauron's downfall.might be only metaphorical).]]
23rd Sep '16 3:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorAvatar: In some ways inspired by the personal assistants assigned to British officers (i.e. {{Battle Butler}}s) during WorldWarI, who were known as "batmen".

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* AuthorAvatar: In some ways inspired by the personal assistants assigned to British officers (i.e. {{Battle Butler}}s) during WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, who were known as "batmen".



* AuthorAvatar: Tolkien has stated that Faramir is the character the closest to his personality except in courage. This was shaped by Tolkien's experiences in WorldWarI.

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* AuthorAvatar: Tolkien has stated that Faramir is the character the closest to his personality except in courage. This was shaped by Tolkien's experiences in WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
21st Sep '16 8:04:01 PM Drgonzo
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* RightfulKingReturns: [[ItWasHisSled The best-known one in literature, except possibly King Arthur]]. Gondor's been waiting hundreds of years for The Return of the King.

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* RightfulKingReturns: [[ItWasHisSled The best-known one in literature, except possibly King Arthur]]. Gondor's been waiting hundreds of years for The Return of the King. It's worth noting however, that although it is his birthright to do so, he ''refuses'' to enter Gondor as a king and just take the throne, believing that doing so would be the act of a tyrant. He only sets foot in the city when he is willingly invited and welcomed by the people.
20th Sep '16 11:54:26 AM Daethalion
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* [[AngryGuardDog Angry Guard Spider]]: The main reason Sauron let her set up shop right on Mordor's back door step. She captures and kills ''everything'' that wanders into her nest, making her a more effective watch than a full gate regiment. Even orcs don't mess with her.



* [[AngryGuardDog Angry Guard Spider]]: The main reason Sauron let her set up shop right on Mordor's back door step. She captures and kills ''everything'' that wanders into her nest, making her a more effective watch than a full gate regiment. Even orcs don't mess with her.
20th Sep '16 11:53:36 AM Daethalion
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* [[AngryGuardDog Angry Guard Spider]]: The main reason Sauron let her set up shop right on Mordor's back door step. She captures and kills ''everything'' that wanders into her nest, making her a more effective watch than a full gate regiment. Even orcs don't mess with her.
20th Sep '16 11:01:03 AM Daethalion
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** Subverted: He's always been "The White", and was good for most of his life. His move to the "Dark" Side involves him claiming to be "Saruman of the Many Colors", playing this trope quite straight.

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** Subverted: He's always been "The White", and was good for most of his life. His move to the "Dark" Side involves him claiming to be "Saruman of the Many Colors", playing this trope quite straight.Colors".
20th Sep '16 10:41:04 AM Daethalion
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* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: He has spent so much of his power on evil pursuits and attempts to subjugate Middle-Earth that by the time he infuses his essence into the One Ring he becomes incapable of sustaining himself without it. As long as the Ring survives, so does he - but as soon as it is destroyed, he is instantly and irrecoverably undone.
19th Sep '16 2:54:46 PM Daethalion
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* MysteriousInformant: In the typical elvish way he seems to have knowledge about what is going on in the Shire, despite never being seen. He also spreads information about Frodo's journey as far as Rivendell and Tom Bombadil.

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* MysteriousInformant: In the typical elvish way he seems to have knowledge about what is going on in the Shire, despite never being seen. He also spreads information about Frodo's journey as far as Rivendell and Tom Bombadil. Bombadil, which is even weirder given that he and his group are explicitly traveling in the exact opposite direction.
19th Sep '16 10:28:08 AM Daethalion
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* HiddenDepths: Though he often behaves in a fashion typical of dwarfs (that is to say, boisterous and standoffish), he frequently surprises others - especially elves - with his silver tongue and reverence for natural beauty. He does it often enough to qualify as a RunningGag, but the very best examples are with Éomer and Galadriel.
13th Sep '16 6:20:14 PM LuckyCharms
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He listen to what Aragorn has to say when he catches him with Legolas and Gimli in Rohan, and helps them by giving them mounts.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He listen listens to what Aragorn has to say when he catches him with Legolas and Gimli in Rohan, and helps them by giving them mounts.



* RousingSpeech: he gives one of these twice in a row to the Rohirrim: right after [[spoiler:finding the bodies of his uncle and sister on the battlefield]], and again when he realizes they're surrounded and probably going to die.

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* RousingSpeech: he He gives one of these twice in a row to the Rohirrim: right after [[spoiler:finding the bodies of his uncle and sister on the battlefield]], and again when he realizes they're surrounded and probably going to die.



* WillNotTellALie: his words: "the Men of the Mark do not lie, and therefore they are not easily deceived".

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* WillNotTellALie: his His words: "the Men of the Mark do not lie, and therefore they are not easily deceived".
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