History Characters / TheLordOfTheRingsFilmTrilogy

8th Jul '16 3:40:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: He serves as a mentor figure for Frodo - and Bilbo before him - and is killed by the Balrog.



* TheObiWan: He serves as a mentor figure for Frodo - and Bilbo before him - and is killed by the Balrog.
17th May '16 1:33:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* WhatTheHellDad: Elrond tells her only ''half'' of the vision he had about her unhappy future; she sees her own vision of having children, which she does in fact consider worth staying for.
30th Dec '15 12:59:25 PM intastiel
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* NightmareFace: When she rallies to banish Sauron from Dol Guldur, she briefly appears as a gaunt, sickly glowing wraith-like figure, complete with KubrickStare and VoiceOfTheLegion effect. Possibly a nod to the lore that elves could degenerate into shades if their magic and power fade away, suggesting that she's throwing everything she's got into a DeathOrGloryAttack.
27th Dec '15 8:32:51 PM PF_Fan
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* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: Her look in the films (which is completely accurate to the books) is clearly meant to evoke this trope. Her famous hair is of the deepest gold woven with silver and she primarily wears flowing white gowns adorned with jewellery made from gold and/or {{Mithril}}. Even her crown is made from a woven mixture of gold and mithril (in the original trilogy at least, it appears to be just mithril in The Hobbit films), perhaps also meant to mirror her hair. It is clearly meant to symbolise her divinity as one of the oldest, wisest and most powerful beings in all of the realm and perhaps the sole being (other than Gandalf himself) in Middle-earth that Sauron actually fears. Due to her own powers combined with her ring Nenya he cannot see into her mind without the power of the One Ring. Also, she is the Lady of Light and LightIsGood.


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** As the daughter of Finarfin and the highest ranking Noldorin Elf left in Middle-earth, she ''could'' have rightfully been crowned as the actual High Queen ''but'' for the pesky fact that Noldorin tradition doesn't allow for female heirs to ascend to the throne so the title of High King automatically went to her great-nephew Gil-galad instead.


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* IHaveManyNames: As was the Noldorin tradition, her 'father-name' was Artanis ('Noblewoman' in Quenya due to her being a princess of the Noldor) and her 'mother-name' was Nerwen ('Man Maiden' in Quenya due to her unusual height and strength). She was given the name Alatáriel (meaning 'maiden crowned with a garland of bright radiance' in Telerin Quenya) by her husband Celeborn, the Sindarin equivalent being 'Galadriel', her eventual chosen name. None of these names (barring Galadriel of course) are mentioned in the films, but she ''is'' referred to under many titles including The Lady of Light, The Lady of Lorien, The Lady of the Galadhrim, The Lady of the Golden Wood and The Mistress of Magic.


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* RoyalBlood: Galadriel is of quite a complex mixed royal elven heritage. She is the only daughter of Finarfin, who was at the time of her birth a prince of the Noldor who eventually ascended to be the High King of the Noldor in Aman. Finarfin himself is of both Noldor blood (from his father Finwë's side) and Vanyarin blood (from his mother Indis' side). Also, Galadriel's mother and Finarfin's wife is Eärwen who (being the daughter of Olwë) was also a princess of the Teleri in Aman. Therefore, despite being identified as a Noldorin Elf, she is actually descended from the royalty of ''three'' separate Elf-clans and is really part Noldor, part Vanyar ''and'' part Teleri. This is most likely how she got her infamously beautiful silver-gold hair when the Noldor are usually identified as being dark haired. The gold would be from her Vanyarin heritage and the silver from her Teleri heritage.
26th Dec '15 11:01:16 AM PF_Fan
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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: She is Arwen's grandmother and later Aragorn's grandmother-in-law.



* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: She is Arwen's grandmother and later Aragorn's grandmother-in-law.
24th Dec '15 8:03:38 PM PF_Fan
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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Galadriel's granddaughter Arwen was often said to be the most beautiful Elf in Middle-earth at the time of the War of the Ring, but Galadriel's great beauty was every bit as much the stuff of legend. Tolkien described her as being 'the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves that remained in Middle-earth'. The subject of Galadriel and Arwen's beauty and whose was greatest actually nearly brought Gimli and Éomer to arms. Éomer, having seen them both, preferred Arwen to which Gimli (also having seen them both) replies, ''"You have chosen the Evening; but my love is given to the Morning."''
3rd Nov '15 2:33:47 PM ThallianGold
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** The split between Sméagol and Gollum is strikingly like a classical [[SplitPersonality Multiple Personality Disorder]] stemming from abuse. Gollum is the cold, isolated, abusive personality who cares for nothing but his desires, and Sméagol is the tender, remorseful, self-loathing aspect that longs for forgiveness. [[spoiler: Possibly subverted, as Sméagol was originally a killer with only the barest nudging from the ring -- it's possible that Gollum is the first personality, and that it created Sméagol to suffer the ring's abuses in a way that'd satisfy Sauron.]]
1st Nov '15 11:35:27 PM keyblade333
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* CombatPragmatist: Being trained by the Rangers of the North taught him a few things. Including '''punching out''' orcs with his hand or using throwing knives.


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* HeroicWillpower: [[GenreSavvy Although he knows better then to even consider it]], when Frodo flat out offers the ring to him, Aragorn manages to fight it's power to tell Frodo not to. Considering how afraid he is of it's power, it's telling.
1st Nov '15 11:11:51 PM sidestep
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* FallenHero: TheHobbit trilogy actually shows us Saruman before his HeelFaceTurn. He also demonstrates that being the strongest of Five Wizards is definitely ''not'' an InformedAbility.
-->'''Saruman''' (to Galadriel, surrounded by Nazgûl): [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Are you in need of assistance, my lady?]]
31st Oct '15 11:51:31 PM Scorntex
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* BiggerBad: In ''Literature/TheHobbit''.

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* BiggerBad: In ''Literature/TheHobbit''.''The Hobbit Trilogy''. He's Azog and Bolg's boss, but he's not responsible for most of the company's problems.



* LightEmUp: Even in the finished product, his eye forms a spotlight of sorts.
* TheDragon: In his backstory, he was TheDragon to Morgoth. This is indeed revealed to be canon in the film verse as of ''The Battle Of The Five Armies'', when Galadriel explicitly mentions Morgoth's name for the first time in film history [[spoiler:as she banishes Sauron]].

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* LightEmUp: Even in the finished product, his eye forms a spotlight of sorts.
* TheDragon: In his backstory, he was TheDragon to Morgoth. This is indeed revealed to be canon in the film verse as of ''The Battle Of The Five Armies'', when Galadriel explicitly mentions Morgoth's name for the first time in film history Sauron as his servant [[spoiler:as she banishes Sauron]].him]] (Morgoth having already been named as the Balrog's creator without much elaboration in ''Fellowship of The Ring'').



* HumanoidAbomination: Sauron's physical form at the beginning is a black-armoured humanoid warrior, but he's anything but human.



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%%* ISurrenderSuckers* HumanoidAbomination: Sauron's physical form at the beginning is a black-armoured humanoid warrior, but he's anything but human.



* LightEmUp: Even in the finished product, his eye forms a spotlight of sorts.



* BerserkButton: Saruman doesn't like being questioned. He's all charm with Gandalf until Gandalf asks if he's lost his mind. Then Saruman attacks him.



* BigOlEyebrows: In the films.

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* BigOlEyebrows: In the films.As provided by Christopher Lee.



* FauxAffablyEvil: He tries to be his old, charming self when everything's gone to pot at the beginning of the extended version of ''The Return of the King'', but neither Théoden or Gandalf are having any of it.
-->'''Saruman:''' Can we not have peace, you and I?
-->'''Théoden:''' We shall have peace... when you answer for the burning of the West Fold! For the children that lie dead there! When the men who's bodies were hewn even as they lay dead against the gates of the Hornburg ''are avenged!'' When you hang from a gibbet, for the sport of your own crows! ... We shall have peace!



* {{Hypocrite}}: He rails against Radagast's mushroom habits, claiming it's yellowed his teeth and Gandalf's smoking. Saruman's teeth aren't exactly pearly white themselves, and as it turns out Saruman has a big supply of fabled Longbottom Leaf sitting around in a cupboard.



* IWantThemAlive: Says this word for word when he orders Lurtz to capture the hobbits, though everyone else is fair game.

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* IWantThemAlive: Says this word for word when he orders Lurtz to capture the hobbits, though everyone else is fair game. Good thing too, since if he hadn't explicitly told them to keep the hobbits alive, Merry and Pippin would've wound up on the menu.



* YouCantMakeAnOmelette: Discussed. [-[[KirkSummation "He who breaks a thing to discover what it is has left the path of wisdom."]]-]
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