History Fridge / TheLordOfTheRings

15th May '18 3:46:10 PM Discipulus
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* At Return of the Kingís climax, we see [[spoiler: Frodo hanging over the edge of the Crack of Doom, exhausted and guilt-ridden for allowing himself to succumb to the Ringís corruption; unsure if he still wants to live. Meanwhile, the Ring is not quite destroyed as it sits and shimmers on top of the magma. It would seem that the Ring is using the last bit of its power, of its very existence, to try to claim Frodoís life (just as Galadriel had forewarned). For its influence lies not only in corruption but also making one give into despair. Frodo is at his weakest, so it would seem like he would give up all hope and fall. However, Sam would not have any of it as he pleads with Frodo to take his hand and not let go; to not give into despair. Hearing his best friendís pleas, Frodo uses what little strength he has left to take Samís hand. At that moment, what sway the Ring had left over Frodo was no more as it then disintegrates into the magma. What makes this scene so brilliant is that it illustrates that no matter the influence of evil, no matter the weight of despair, love will always triumph and that hope will prevail. That strength can be found even at oneís weakest of times.]][[/folder]]

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* At Return of the Kingís climax, we see [[spoiler: Frodo hanging over the edge of the Crack of Doom, exhausted and guilt-ridden for allowing himself to succumb to the Ringís corruption; unsure if he still wants to live. Meanwhile, the Ring is not quite destroyed as it sits and shimmers on top of the magma. It would seem that the Ring is using the last bit of its power, of its very existence, to try to claim Frodoís life (just as Galadriel had forewarned). For its influence lies not only in corruption but also making one give into despair. Frodo is at his weakest, so it would seem like he would give up all hope and fall. However, Sam would not have any of it as he pleads with Frodo to take his hand and not let go; to not give into despair. Hearing his best friendís pleas, Frodo uses what little strength he has left to take Samís hand. At that moment, what sway the Ring had left over Frodo was no more as it then disintegrates into the magma. What makes this scene so brilliant is that it illustrates that no matter the influence of evil, no matter the weight of despair, love will always triumph and that hope will prevail. That strength can be found even at oneís weakest of times.]][[/folder]]
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* Shortly before the final battle in The Return of the King, we see Aragorn lower his sword and turn back to Gandalf with a lost, almost despairing look. Immediately after, Gandalf does a little waving motion with his hand and then we get the completely epic "For Frodo" line. Gandalf is the bearer of Narya, one of the Great Rings of Power, and its powers allow its bearer to "inspire others to resist tyranny, domination, and despair", as the other wiki says. Gandalf is using Narya in that scene to give Aragorn the last push he needs to take one last stand against the seemingly insuperable forces of Sauron.[[/folder]]
9th May '18 2:20:21 PM Jibster
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* At Return of the Kingís climax, we see [[spoiler: Frodo hanging over the edge of the Crack of Doom, exhausted and guilt-ridden for allowing himself to succumb to the Ringís corruption; unsure if he still wants to live. Meanwhile, the Ring is not quite destroyed as it sits and shimmers on top of the magma. It would seem that the Ring is using the last bit of its power, of its very existence, to try to claim Frodoís life (just as Galadriel had forewarned). For its influence lies not only in corruption but also making one give into despair. Frodo is at his weakest, so it would seem like he would give up all hope and fall. However, Sam would not have any of it as he pleads with Frodo to take his hand and not let go; to not give into despair. Hearing his best friendís pleas, Frodo uses what little strength he has left to take Samís hand. At that moment, what sway the Ring had left over Frodo was no more as it then disintegrates into the magma. What makes this scene so brilliant is that it illustrates that no matter the influence of evil, no matter the weight of despair, love will always triumph and that hope will prevail. That strength can be found even at oneís weakest of times.]][[/folder]]
25th Feb '18 5:34:58 PM nombretomado
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22nd Jan '18 2:23:54 PM Aetol
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* At the end of the Battle of Helm's Deep, the pike-wielding orcs would surely have broken the charge led by Gandalf and Eomer, if not for the sun rising over the hill at the last second and making them break ranks. Luck? No, the Rohirrim were led by a wizard. And a wizard arrives ''precisely'' when he means to.
19th Jan '18 8:25:41 PM sonar1313
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** Among them is probably Éothain, who is old enough to have been drafted and unfortunately went out of the frying pan and into the fire.
18th Jan '18 12:33:38 PM LummoxJR
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** This comes with a side of fridge brilliance: Saruman could have secretly captured both Dunlendings and people on the fringes of Rohan's Westfold for this purpose, inflaming tensions between the two (who would blame each other) to keep them preoccupied while also making it easier for him to manipulate both sides. He gets two armies and Rohan is weakened.
16th Dec '17 9:46:20 PM SkidTroper
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* During the lead up to the battle for Helm's Deep, several young boys are seen being armed for battle. When the last survivors retreat to Hornburg keep, none of the child soldiers are seen and Saruman's forces have otherwise taken over Helm's Deep. [[DeathOfAChild What happened to them can likely be guessed]].
12th Jul '17 7:59:16 PM immortalfrieza
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** Alternatively, the Dwarves actually DO have an evil counterpart, just one that wasn't spawned from corrupting them. The Dragons are essentially the Dwarves one weakness driving them towards evil, greed, personified. Dragons also possess strength and toughness far exceeding that of all the evil races and likely all the good ones as well, just as Dwarves themselves are physically the strongest and most resilient of all the good races. Dragons and Dwarves are natural enemies not due to the fact that they're different but because they are so similar, especially when it comes to greed.
9th Jul '17 10:04:11 PM Lightning4119
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* In the Extended Edition, the Mouth of Sauron gloats at the Fellowship, talking about how Frodo is dead and suffered horrible tortures at their hands. [[TalkToTheFist Aragorn's measured response]] [[ShutUpHannibal of lopping off his head]] and saying that he doesn't and won't believe it makes a lot more sense when you factor in that Frodo was carrying the Ring, and if he had been captured and tortured to death, the Ring would already be in Sauron's hands again, and he would have simply wiped out the army at his gates rather than send out a diplomatic envoy.
25th Jun '17 1:43:05 AM akanesarumara
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* Bilbo's seemingly immeasurable wealth seems odd, considering he returned to the Shire with a single chest of treasure that seemed to sustain him for decades, in spite of spending those decades giving lavish gifts to hobbits throughout the Shire. However, the events leading up to the party imply that a great many of the gifts that Bilbo gives out at his parties come from Dale and Erebor. In a sense, Bilbo has paid for them with his "one fourteenth share" of the treasure of Erebor, which he was contractually promised for helping the company on their quest. Aside from that one chest, the rest of his share is just being held at Erebor and being spent when he needs it.

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* Bilbo's seemingly immeasurable wealth seems odd, considering he returned to the Shire with a single chest of treasure that seemed to sustain him for decades, in spite of spending those decades giving lavish gifts to hobbits throughout the Shire.Shire and generally not being known for being tight with money in his everyday life either. However, the events leading up to the party imply that a great many of the gifts that Bilbo gives out at his parties come from Dale and Erebor. In a sense, Bilbo has paid for them with his "one fourteenth share" of the treasure of Erebor, which he was contractually promised for helping the company on their quest. Aside from that one chest, the rest of his share is just being held at Erebor and being spent when he needs it.
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