History Franchise / TolkiensLegendarium

26th May '16 9:58:46 PM Doug86
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: In-universe, the books are translations of the writings of Bilbo (who wrote ''The Hobbit: There and Back Again'' and translated ''The Silmarillion'' out of Elvish), Frodo and Sam (who wrote ''The Lord of the Rings''), and the Anglo-Saxon sailor Ælfwine (who stumbled upon Tol Eressëa in the Middle Ages and learned of the Elder Days from the Elves).[[note]]Ælfwine was written out of the published ''Silmarillion'' by Christopher Tolkien, but since he appears in JRRT's writings after ''[=LotR=]'', he apparently never abandoned the idea. Yet at the same time the ''The Silmarillion'' was also Bilbo's ''Translations from the Elvish''.[[/note]] Elvish authors such as Pengolodh are credited with particular texts about the Elder Days and linguistics.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: In-universe, the books are translations of the writings of Bilbo (who wrote ''The Hobbit: There and Back Again'' and translated ''The Silmarillion'' out of Elvish), Frodo and Sam (who wrote ''The Lord of the Rings''), and the Anglo-Saxon sailor Ælfwine [=Æ=]lfwine (who stumbled upon Tol Eressëa in the Middle Ages and learned of the Elder Days from the Elves).[[note]]Ælfwine [[note]][=Æ=]lfwine was written out of the published ''Silmarillion'' by Christopher Tolkien, but since he appears in JRRT's writings after ''[=LotR=]'', he apparently never abandoned the idea. Yet at the same time the ''The Silmarillion'' was also Bilbo's ''Translations from the Elvish''.[[/note]] Elvish authors such as Pengolodh are credited with particular texts about the Elder Days and linguistics.
15th Mar '16 4:10:50 PM PF_Fan
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* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Elves in Tolkien's works are almost invariably described as being good-looking. The three best-looking females in Middle-earth are all Elves. The Valar also count, although they cheat, since their bodies are artificial and custom-made, so their beauty is limited only by ego and imagination.

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* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Elves in Tolkien's works are almost invariably described as being good-looking. The three best-looking females in the history of Middle-earth (Lúthien, Galadriel and Arwen) are all Elves. The Valar also count, although they cheat, since their bodies are artificial and custom-made, so their beauty is limited only by ego and imagination.
13th Mar '16 8:55:30 AM LordGro
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: A posthumously published essays ("Eldarin Hands, Fingers and Numerals") reveals that Tolkien at least for a time entertained the idea that elves are ambidextrous (although this never actually showed in any of the Middle-earth books).

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* HeroicAmbidexterity: A posthumously published essays essay ("Eldarin Hands, Fingers and Numerals") reveals that Tolkien at least for a time entertained the idea that elves are ambidextrous (although this never actually showed in any of the Middle-earth books).
13th Mar '16 8:55:17 AM LordGro
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: A posthumously published essays ("Eldarin Hands, Fingers and Numerals") reveals that Tolkien at least for a time entertained the idea that elves are ambidextrous (although this never actually showed in any of the Middle-earth books).
19th Feb '16 7:59:02 AM BeerBaron
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* * PyrrhicVictory: Common, as part Tolkein's belief that WarIsHell. You may be able to defend yourself through war, and may even defeat your enemy, but it will always come at very high cost. A few specific examples:

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* * PyrrhicVictory: Common, as part Tolkein's belief that WarIsHell. You may be able to defend yourself through war, and may even defeat your enemy, but it will always come at very high cost. A few specific examples:
19th Feb '16 7:58:42 AM BeerBaron
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* * PyrrhicVictory: Common, as part Tolkein's belief that WarIsHell. You may be able to defend yourself through war, and may even defeat your enemy, but it will always come at very high cost. A few specific examples:
** The War of Wrath in ''The Silmarillion'' ends with Morgoth's defeat, but the continent of Beleriand was laid waste in the battle and sank under the sea. (Also as a result, the Valar and Maiar decide to no longer user their power to directly intervene in the war against evil, making the later battles against Sauron all the more difficult.)
** The Last Alliance managed to defeat Sauron, but lost so many people that the kingdoms of Elves and Men ended up depopulated and ripe for attack by Sauron's human allies, which led to the destruction of Arnor and the reduction of the Elves to just a few small settlements.
** The final victory over Sauron in ''The Lord of the Rings''. The destroying of the Ring led to the final waning of 'magic' in Middle-Earth and the departure of the remaining Elves to the West.
19th Feb '16 6:28:35 AM BeerBaron
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** "Far, far below the deepest delvings of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things".

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** "Far, far below the deepest delvings of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things".things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he. Now I have walked there, [[TakeOurWordForIt but I will bring no report]] to darken the light of day. "
16th Feb '16 3:27:53 AM captainmarkle
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Tolkien himself was troubled by the UnfortunateImplications of this trope. The problem is that races like the orcs were described in his published work as being almost genetically evil. As a believing and devout Catholic Tolkien realized the theological implications of this stance. Given the Catholic underpinnings of Arda's theology, Morgoth (the BigBad) may have corrupted the souls of elves to become orcs, but even with all Morgoth could do, any living creature should still have a chance, however small, of redemption, repentance and forgiveness. Tolkien's characterization essentially denied the possibility of redemption for the orcs. It was in part this conflict that kept him from releasing any of the other parts of his Legendarium in his lifetime, as he could never quite reconcile this portion of his fantasy world with his deeply-held faith.

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Tolkien himself was troubled by the UnfortunateImplications of this trope. The problem is that races like the orcs were described in his published work as being almost genetically evil. As a believing and devout Catholic Tolkien realized the theological implications of this stance. Given the Catholic underpinnings of Arda's theology, Morgoth (the BigBad) may have corrupted the souls of elves to become orcs, but even with all Morgoth could do, any living creature should still have a chance, however small, of redemption, repentance and forgiveness. Tolkien's characterization essentially denied the possibility of redemption for the orcs. It was in part this conflict that kept him from releasing any of the other parts of his Legendarium in his lifetime, as he could never quite reconcile this portion of his fantasy world with his deeply-held faith.


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* AnimalEspionage: Radagast's affinity with animals allows him to use them as his eyes and ears.
12th Feb '16 5:05:17 PM TempestKnight
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* ''TabletopGame/TheHobbitStrategyBattleGame'' (formerly ''`The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game'') - A tabletop miniature wargame that takes inspiration from both the Jackson films and the original books.
8th Feb '16 12:27:35 PM Melendwyr
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** The Seven Rings given to the Dwarves qualify to a lesser extent, causing them to fall to {{Greed}}. As for the Three Rings given to the Elves, they were ''supposed'' to be this, but Elves and Maiar are too [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure]] to fall to any [[TheCorruption corruption]] less than the One Ring.

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** The Seven Rings given to the Dwarves qualify to a lesser extent, causing them to fall to {{Greed}}. As for the Three Rings given to made by the Elves, they were ''supposed'' to be this, but Elves and Maiar are too [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure]] to fall to any [[TheCorruption corruption]] less than the One Ring.
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