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5th Mar '17 7:22:56 AM Lightice
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The "Shepherds of the Trees". The most physically impressive of the Free Peoples, but also the fewest in number. Ents are giants with vast physical strength who closely resemble the trees they protect. By the end of the Third Age, there are only a couple dozen Ents left, which isn't helped by the fact that the females (known as Entwives) have apparently disappeared, thus no Entings (Ent children) can be born. Relegated to the ancient Forest of Fangorn, they have grown world-weary and sleepy. Treebeard is the oldest remaining Ent and their leader.

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The "Shepherds of the Trees". The most physically impressive of the Free Peoples, but also the fewest in number. Ents are giants with vast physical strength who closely resemble the trees they protect. By the end of the Third Age, there are only a couple dozen Ents few left, which isn't helped by the fact that the females (known as Entwives) have apparently disappeared, thus no Entings (Ent children) can be born. Relegated to the ancient Forest of Fangorn, they have grown world-weary and sleepy. Treebeard is the oldest remaining Ent and their leader.
24th Feb '17 5:24:24 PM karstovich2
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* PowerCorrupts: Out of the five, Gandalf is the only one who we know saw through his mission to the end, and he has a decisive role in the winning of the War of the Ring. Saruman, the most powerful wizard and their leader, ends up turning to evil, and the other three may have simply forsaken their missions.
** Although other material by Tolkien claims the two Blue Wizards were causing rebellions against Sauron in lands supplying his troops.

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* PowerCorrupts: Out of the five, Gandalf is the only one who we know saw through his mission to the end, and he has a decisive role in the winning of the War of the Ring. Saruman, the most powerful wizard and their leader, ends up turning to evil, and evil. Radagast the other three may Brown appears to have simply forsaken their missions.
** Although other material by Tolkien claims
gotten lost just tending to animals, and we don't hear much about the two Blue Wizards were causing (although supplemental materials by Tolkien suggest that they stirred up some rebellions against in the Eastern lands Sauron in lands supplying his troops.ruled).
25th Jan '17 4:49:55 PM pyroclastic
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* LongLived: Longer lived than Men, but not nearly as much as Dwarves or Elves. They are considered adults at 33, enter middle age around 50, and can expect to live to 100, with the longest-lived hobbits reaching about 130.
17th Jan '17 12:52:37 AM CaptainTimesink
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* IHaveManyNames: Cue Gandalf:
-->'''Gandalf:''' Many are my names in many countries: Mithrandir among the Elves, Tharkûn to the Dwarves; Olórin I was in my youth in the West that is forgotten, in the South Incánus, in the North Gandalf; to the East I go not.
22nd Dec '16 8:55:42 AM LBHills
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* HumansAreAverage: Seem to take this role in Middle-earth. Not ancient and magical like elves, don't specialize in mining like dwarves, aren't peaceful and jovial like hobbits.

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* HumansAreAverage: Seem to take this role in Middle-earth. Not ancient and magical like elves, don't specialize in mining like dwarves, aren't Unlike the fairly uniform cultures of the other races, human cultures are exceptionally diverse. There are peaceful nations and jovial like hobbits.warlike ones, noble ones and wicked, sailors and horsemen.


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* MadeOfIron: When they are enraged, there's not much that members of any other race can do - unless they KillItWithFire.
--> '''Merry:''' ...They cannot be poisoned, for one thing; and their skin seems to be very thick, and tougher than bark. It takes a very heavy axe-stroke to wound them seriously[...] But there would have to be a great many axe-men to one Ent: a man that hacks once at an Ent never gets a chance of a second blow. A punch from an Ent-fist crumples up iron like thin tin.
24th Nov '16 11:22:35 AM BrendanRizzo
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* MagicWand: They each carry staffs which they use both as a walking stick and a weapon. After Saruman turns to evil and is defeated, Gandalf breaks his staff and expels him from the order.

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* MagicWand: They each carry staffs staves which they use both as a walking stick and a weapon. After Saruman turns to evil and is defeated, Gandalf breaks his staff and expels him from the order.


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* MasterRace: The Corsairs are descended from those Numenoreans who gave themselves over to Sauron, and as a result believe that they are superior to all other Men. Of course, Sauron is just using them, but of all the evil Men, they are the least repentant.
6th Sep '16 2:50:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The ByzantineEmpire, in its geopolitical role. Culturally, they somewhat resemble AncientEgypt, specifically in their attitudes towards death.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The ByzantineEmpire, UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire, in its geopolitical role. Culturally, they somewhat resemble AncientEgypt, specifically in their attitudes towards death.
3rd Jul '16 8:53:34 PM Theriocephalus
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: They each wear different-colored robes, and are called by those colors (Gandalf the Grey, Saruman the White, etc.).

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: They each wear different-colored robes, and are called by those colors (Gandalf the Grey, Saruman the White, etc.).Radagast the Brown, and the Blue Wizards).



The Kingdom of Arnor was once the sister realm of Gondor, one of two Númenórean kingdoms in exile after Númenór's destruction. Located in, and encompassing most of Eriador, civil war, plague, and a ForeverWar against Angmar reduced Arnor in territory and population until it was finally destroyed when the Witch-King sacked Fornost. Descendants of the extinct kingdom now wander about the region of Eriador, acting as wardens, spies, and warriors guarding such settlements as remain in the North against "dark things". Led at this time by Aragorn (see Fellowship of the Ring above).

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The Kingdom of Arnor was once the sister realm of Gondor, one of two Númenórean kingdoms in exile after Númenór's destruction. Located in, in and encompassing most of Eriador, civil war, plague, and a ForeverWar against Angmar reduced Arnor in territory and population until it was finally destroyed when the Witch-King sacked Fornost. Descendants of the extinct kingdom now wander about the region of Eriador, acting as wardens, spies, and warriors guarding such settlements as remain in the North against "dark things". Led at this time by Aragorn (see Fellowship of the Ring above).



* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Third Age for them consisted of: The untimely death of Isildur, a civil war, the fragmentation of their realm, a terrible plague, more civil war, a war against Angmar, extensive depopulation, the decline of the Dúnedain, the sacking of Fornost, the drowning of Arvedui, the loss of two of the Palantiri, one thousand years of living as nomads, the War of the Ring...and then the restoration of the king and their realm.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The Third Age for them consisted of: The of the untimely death of Isildur, a civil war, the fragmentation of their realm, a terrible plague, more civil war, a war against Angmar, extensive depopulation, the decline of the Dúnedain, the sacking of Fornost, the drowning of Arvedui, the loss of two of the Palantiri, one thousand years of living as nomads, the War of the Ring...Ring... and then the restoration of the king and their realm.



* VillainousValor[=/=]WorthyOpponent: Ugluk the Uruk-hai captain in particular shows this, as Eomer dismounted to duel him.

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* VillainousValor[=/=]WorthyOpponent: WorthyOpponent: Ugluk the Uruk-hai captain in particular shows this, as Eomer dismounted to duel him.
3rd Jul '16 8:30:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* {{Arcadia}}: Subverted. Though Tolkien's love of the English countryside are part and parcel of the Shire's conception, effort is made to show that it is no more a utopian paradise than any other nice place to live.

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* {{Arcadia}}: Subverted. Though Tolkien's love of the English countryside are part and parcel of the Shire's conception, effort is made to show that it is no more a utopian paradise than any other nice place to live. While the Shire does have the idyllic, rural and unspoiled look of the typical Arcadia, Tolkien portrays the Hobbits as very parochial, somewhat small-minded, and generally uncaring of what goes on outside the Shire.



* [[AuthorAvatar Author's Neighbors' Avatars]]: Hobbits are, in speech, culture, and manner, more-or-less rural Englishmen.

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* [[AuthorAvatar AuthorAvatar: Or Author's Neighbors' Avatars]]: Avatars. Hobbits are, in speech, culture, and manner, more-or-less rural Englishmen.



* [[{{Hobbits}} The Hobbit]]: TropeNamer and TropeCodifier.

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* [[{{Hobbits}} The Hobbit]]: TropeNamer {{Hobbits}}: TropeNamer, TropeCodifier, and TropeCodifier.quite likely the UrExample.



* [[MustHaveNicotine Must Have Pipeweed]]: Tolkien liked his pipe, [[AuthorAppeal so he decided to make smoking A Thing]] for Hobbits, with the Shire a major producer of excellent pipeweed.

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* [[MustHaveNicotine Must Have Pipeweed]]: MustHaveNicotine: Tolkien liked his pipe, [[AuthorAppeal so he decided to make smoking A Thing]] for Hobbits, with the Shire a major producer of excellent pipeweed.
20th Jun '16 1:36:49 PM brianify
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* HatesEveryoneEqually: Tolkien mentions that Orcs are fully aware of their freakish, unnatural existence, and hate everyone and everything for it, including themselves. Only fear of Sauron's punishment keeps them from turning on each other, and this not infrequently fails to keep them in line when no enemies are on offer.


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* {{Mooks}}: The Mookiest of mooks, as they are disposable, cowardly, and almost entirely combat-ineffective except when in vast numbers or pursuing already beaten enemies. Their incompetence forced Morgoth, and later Sauron, to only engage when the odds are overwhelmingly stacked in their favor and to introduce EliteMooks to stiffen the line.
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