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  • Acting for Two: Several actors play multiple roles, notably Nolan North (Eradan and Nordri) and Courtenay Taylor (Arwen and Saenathra)
  • Ascended Fanon/Fandom Nod: Once the heroes reach Rivendell, they can actually talk to Gandalf about using Eagles to transport Frodo and the Ring to Mount Doom, a topic that has been debated by the fandom for decades. Naturally, in order to keep with canon, Gandalf shoots this idea down by explaining why that wouldn't work.
    • You can also offer to join the Fellowship on their quest. However, Elrond and Gandalf explain that they deliberately chose the number as it was for the sake of secrecy and not strength of arms, and instead tell you that you will be needed for the struggle in the North. This was no doubt in acknowledgment of all the "Tenth Walker" concepts that have been explored by the fandom, and even in a few licensed works.
  • The Other Darrin: Featuring cameos from Aragorn, the Witch-king of Angmar, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Gandalf, Elrond, Bilbo and Arwen among others; none of whom are voiced by their movie counterparts. Justified in most cases, since they'd be busy filming The Hobbit at the time.
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    • Elrond is a particulary noticeable case — he doesn't even have a British accent.
    • Some localizations were luckier than others: in the French dub, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Bilbo and Frodo are all voiced by their movie counterpart, and Gandalf, at least, gets the same "unofficial" voice-actor he already had in EA's hack'n slash games.
  • Recycled Script: The game's story is strangely similar to that of Volume 1 of ''The Lord of the Rings Online''. Technically it's not plagiarism since it's essentially WB ripping off themselves. (It probably doesn't help that the games share the same source material.)
  • Relationship Voice Actor: This isn't the last time Nolan North and Laura Bailey would enter Middle-earth.
  • Talking to Himself: Nolan North plays both Eradan and Nordri.
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