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May 12th 2011 at 12:31:43 AM •••

Moved from under the LOTR entry. If some more Tolkieninly-inclined than I can figure out whether or not this is indeed an example of the trope, and how, amend the current entry appropriately.

  • Arguable. Which "two towers" the title is actually referring to is debatable. While in the film it's made clear they're focusing on the metaphorical "union of the two towers" meaning Orthanc and Barad-Dur, in the book it seems to be Orthanc and Cirith-Ungol (invoking this trope), or Orthanc and Minas Morgul, or Orthanc and the Hornburg of Helm's Deep.

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Jan 11th 2012 at 4:37:23 PM •••

Tolkien himself said the two towers are Orthanc and Minas Morgul. The second one doesn't appear until Book IV Chapter 8, so yes, it is an example.

Oct 21st 2010 at 9:33:29 AM •••

How about.. How I met your mother? The whole thing has nothing to do with the framework story. Presumably "your mother" is Robin, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Apr 7th 2010 at 6:46:18 PM •••

On the Lord of the Rings entries...Granted I haven't read the books, but from everything I've heard, it's never really established which of the myriad towers in the book the title refers to, and it's obvious from the beginning that Aragorn is the long lost king.

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Oct 8th 2010 at 12:15:45 PM •••

I always assumed that the towers were Minas Tirith versus Minas Morgul.

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