History YMMV / TheLordOfTheRings

4th May '16 2:48:27 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Sauron]] is a demonstration of how those who were [[WellIntentionedExtremist once noble]] can [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget fall to great evil]]. Sauron was a once noble Maia who was swayed to Morgoth's side. Over time, Sauron's noble intentions for the world were replaced with vanity and lust for power. In the First Age, Sauron convinced a man to betray his comrades, showing him a vision of his beloved wife...once the man did what Sauron asked, Sauron revealed she was already dead and had his hapless pawn tortured to death as he [[ExactWords had promised to reunite them.]] Upon capturing the hero Beren and his companions, Sauron placed them in his dungeons where he allowed his werewolves to slowly pick the group off, one by one, to torment the survivors. After the defeat of his master, Sauron fled to Numenor, assuming the fair form of Annatar, the Bringer of Gifts and seduced Numenor towards darkness and evil until it was a Morgoth-worshipping theocracy that practiced human sacrifice. This was an act so unholy, Eru Illuvatar, the equivalent of God, stepped in to destroy Numenor. Even then, Sauron was not done, and tricked the other races with the Rings of Power, forging his master ring to enslave all that lived. In the Third age, he embarked on a genocidal war for conquest, seeking only to feed his lust for domination and megalomania.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Sauron]] is a demonstration of how those who were [[WellIntentionedExtremist once noble]] can [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget fall to great evil]]. Sauron was a once noble Maia who was swayed to Morgoth's side. Over time, Sauron's noble intentions for the world were replaced with vanity and lust for power. In the First Age, Sauron convinced a man to betray See his comrades, showing him a vision of his beloved wife...once the man did what Sauron asked, Sauron revealed she was already dead and had his hapless pawn tortured to death as he [[ExactWords had promised to reunite them.]] Upon capturing the hero Beren and his companions, Sauron placed them in his dungeons where he allowed his werewolves to slowly pick the group off, one by one, to torment the survivors. After the defeat of his master, Sauron fled to Numenor, assuming the fair form of Annatar, the Bringer of Gifts and seduced Numenor towards darkness and evil until it was a Morgoth-worshipping theocracy that practiced human sacrifice. This was an act so unholy, Eru Illuvatar, the equivalent of God, stepped in to destroy Numenor. Even then, Sauron was not done, and tricked the other races with the Rings of Power, forging his master ring to enslave all that lived. In the Third age, he embarked on a genocidal war for conquest, seeking only to feed his lust for domination and megalomania.entry at YMMV/TheSilmarillion.
17th Apr '16 2:54:00 PM aye_amber
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** {{Burzum}}, which is an example of the previous two points (the band's name itself is in BlackSpeech and Varg Vikernes is well-known for his white supremacist ideas).

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** {{Burzum}}, Music/{{Burzum}}, which is an example of the previous two points (the band's name itself is in BlackSpeech and Varg Vikernes is well-known for his white supremacist ideas).
11th Apr '16 7:36:53 PM LBHills
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** Although for those not familiar with the books, there ''are'' several heroic characters who die, [[UnbuiltTrope subverting our modern traditions of hero-immortality.]]
29th Mar '16 6:46:14 AM supergod
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* RootingForTheEmpire: A number of coincidences that can mostly be attributed to real-life ValuesDissonance sometimes leads to this: The human and elf lands are ruled by autocrats that inherited their wealth and privilege, the true kings sometimes literally a random naturalist hobo who never did anything for the country until he wanted the political power, while Sauron earned his dictatorship by literally creating most of the races that served him. The 'good' side is obsessively racially segregated, while Mordor is fully integrated. Even the intentional implications of the work, that industrialization and technological progress are bad, can swiftly make Mordor the more sympathetic faction to a modern reader.
9th Mar '16 4:40:27 AM WhatRayDid
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* RootingForTheEmpire: A number of coincidences that can mostly be attributed to real-life ValuesDissonance sometimes leads to this: The human and elf lands are ruled by autocrats that inherited their wealth and privilege, the true kings sometimes literally a random naturalist hobo who never did anything for the country until he wanted the political power, while Sauron earned his dictatorship by literally creating most of the races that served him. The 'good' side is obsessively racially segregated, while Mordor is fully integrated. Even the intentional implications of the work, that industrialization and technological progress are bad, can swiftly make Mordor the more sympathetic faction to a modern reader.
1st Mar '16 5:10:18 PM SinNanna
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** "We been eatin' nothing but maggoty bread for THREE STINKIN' DAYS!"
** "LOOKS LIKE MEAT'S BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS!"
1st Mar '16 5:03:31 PM SinNanna
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* HarsherInHindsight: Gollum once said about Sauron "He has only four (fingers) on the Black Hand, but they are enough. ..." Now we know, that it is much, much worse after it gets the fifth finger thanks to {{Manga/Berserk Kentaro Miura}}.
27th Feb '16 2:23:43 AM PRH
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* WidgetSeries: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2pdmXBNS9g A Chinese bootleg]] UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis FightingGame.



* WidgetSeries: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2pdmXBNS9g A Chinese bootleg]] UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis FightingGame.

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* WidgetSeries: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2pdmXBNS9g A Chinese bootleg]] UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis FightingGame.
WTHCastingAgency: Some older [=LotR=] fans objected to Creator/ElijahWood being cast as Frodo, as they believed that he looked too childlike. However, it can be justified, as the book specifically points out that the Ring (which he acquired just as he came of age) stopped Frodo's aging.
26th Feb '16 2:36:45 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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** "One does not simply X." Usually on top of a photo of Boromir saying the original line.

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** "One does not simply X." Usually on top of a photo of Boromir saying the original line. [[note]]A slight case of BeamMeUpScotty since the [[MemeticHandGesture hand gesture]] of the meme actually accompanies the line "The Great Eye is ever watchful", which he says immediately afterward. [[/note]]
26th Feb '16 7:58:18 AM Pren
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** It was this series that popularized the entire concept of telling a story in three parts. Ironically, Tolkien intended it to be published as one work and hated that he had to split it up.
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