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Characters of the LOTR

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A jovial, but eccentric Hobbit of the Shire, Bilbo is the much loved uncle of Frodo Baggins. Bilbo enjoyed a long and prosperous life after his earlier great adventures with the wizard Gandalf and the Dwarves,in part,due to preserving qualities of the mysterious, magic Ring he had found in his travels. It so happens that the magical ring he found is no ordindinay magic ring, it is the One ring of power. He surrendered the Ring to Frodo in Fellowship and made his way to Rivendell to end his days among the Elves.



Once the wisest and greatest of the Istari, the Wizards of Middle-earth, Saruman fell into darkness when he delved too deep into the study of his enemy's ways, Sauron got a hold of him. The wizard's pride and love of power overcame his wisdom, and all those to whom he had been known as friend became his well known enemies. He became the chief adversary of the freedom-loving people of Rohan, and by dark means, bred a vast army of terrible Uruk-hai warriors, requested from Sauron, to conquer their lands and destroy them. His force of 10,000 Uruk-hai were defeated at Helm's Deep and his fortress of Isengard flooded by the March of the furious Ents.



A wise Elf Lord, Elrond is the father of Arwen, and founder and master of the Elf-haven Rivendell. In the Third Age of Middle-earth Elrond is an instrumental leader, rallying the diverse peoples of the lands together to fight the threat of Sauron. When his only daughter Arwen contemplates forsaking her immortality to bind herself instead to the Human Aragorn, Elrond's heart is torn between honoring the love and choice of his daughter and losing her to a mortal death. He orders the shards of Narsil to be reforged so that the rightful King of Gondor, Aragorn, can reclaim his sword.

Witch King:


Lord of the Nazgûl, the nine terrifying Ringwraiths, the Witch King of Angmar was the chief lieutenant of Sauron, the Dark Lord. Once a great king of old, the Witch King, like all the Nazgûl, was enslaved to the will of Sauron by his magical Ring of Power when Sauron gave them their own rings. In the physical realm the Witch King was little more than a spirit wrapped in black cloth, a fearful presence, but when seen by Frodo in the spirit world, the specter's true form was revealed, a twisted, terribe and malicious fiend, still bearing the tall crown of his office.



A descendant of the lost line of the ancient kings of Men, and Isildur's hier. Aragorn has a fate to one day claim the empty throne of Gondor. Aragorn is a mighty and strong warrior, wielding his blade with great adeptness in defense of Helm's Deep and many other battles. He fights with passion, stregth and bravery, but also with wisdom, which earns him the respect and admiration of Théoden, King of Rohan. In The Return of the King, he will face several challenges that will determine the fate of all Middle-earth.



Tortured, mutated and wrought wretched by the lure of the One Ring, Gollum is a withered, piteous creature. Driven mad and twisted by his loss of the One Ring decades ago, he is compelled to haunt Middle-earth, searching everywhere for the only thing in the world he ever cared for, his "precious". When the Fellowship is broken, Gollum tries to steal the Ring from Frodo and Sam in The Two Towers, but ends up being their unlikely guide into the deadly Mordor. He is leading them into a trap so he can reclaim the One Ring for himself.



Ancient beyond thought, Treebeard the Ent is one of the last of his dwindling kind, the long forgotten tree shepherds of Fangorn Forest who once strode throughout the woods of Middle-earth. A wise and slow to act people, the Ents are persuaded by Treebeard, after his fateful meeting with Merry and Pippin, to awaken and lend their long slumbering might to the fight against the darkness threatening their world. Treebeard leads the March of the Ents and succeeds in flooding and destroying Isengard's war machine and helps the fight of Middle-earth, although that was not his intention at first.

Arwen Undomiel:


The only daughter of Elrond, Arwen is said to be the most beautiful of all living creatures in Middle-earth. Arwen is born to an immortal life as an Elf, Arwen must chose between immortality or to forsake this everlasting existence for the love of the mortal man, Aragorn. In so doing, she dooms herself to die as a Human Being.



Disembodied when the One Ring was cut from his hand at the Battle of the Last Alliance in the Second Age, the Dark Lord Sauron became a shadowy echo of his former self. Formless and terrifying, he returned to his rebuilt tower of Barad-dûr, and from there began to regain his strength to begin the long search for the only thing that might restore his form and power, his lost One Ring. Now no more than a terrible will, Sauron appeared as a great Eye, lidless and slitted, wreathed in flame. Against his piercing gaze none could stand.



The youngest son of Lord Denethor, current Steward of Gondor, Faramir is brother to Boromir who perished defending Merry and Pippin. Unlike his brother, Faramir is not beloved and favored by his father, and has spent many years as a ranger, scouting and defending the wild borderlands of Gondor in order to earn his affection.



The current Steward of Gondor rules in the stead of the absent King. His sons are Boromir, who died trying to protect Merry and Pippin, and Faramir, the Gondorian ranger who encounters Frodo and Sam at Osgiliath and the one who marries Eowyn. Denethor grieves the loss of his favored son, Boromir, and refuses to light the beacons to call for aid from Rohan. Faramir tries to win his father's affection, for Boromir was Denthor's favorite.



The eldest and most favored son of Denethor, the current Lord and Steward of Gondor, was chosen to represent the race/culture of men in The Fellowship of the Ring. But the Ring's lure and power was too much for Boromir, who tried to take it from Frodo. He was redeemed when he was killed/murdered by Uruk-hai, while trying to protect Merry and Pippin, showing great courage, strength and heroism.



Frodo is a most unlikely hero to save the doom of Middle-earth. A Hobbit, small and quiet, but having a true and noble spirit, Frodo becomes the bearer of the One Ring when it is left to him by his Uncle Bilbo. The task therefore falls to him to do what no one else ever will and can, and destroys the ring by casting it into the great fires of Mount Doom in Mordor. The burden of this charge will lie heavy on Frodo and will change him ever more, pulling at him constantly as he trods the perilous path to Mordor from whence the One Ring once came and was made.



The very loyal friend and gardener of Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee is a stout hearted Hobbit of the Shire. Though simple in outlook, he is dependable, strong for his size and very brave. When Gandalf chooses him to accompany Frodo on his quest, Sam makes a simple promise not to lose his master and friend. To that promise he held true, following Frodo as his reliable companion even into the desolate, ashen waists of Mordor and almost certain death.



Beautiful, brave and strong, the Lady Éowyn of Rohan is the niece of King Théoden. Despite her noble blood, Éowyn is not one to shy from combat. Adept with sword and shield, the Lady is quite capable of defending herself and is an exellent fighter. When the men of Rohan leave to do battle in defense of their realm, Éowyn longs to be allowed to take arms and join them, and she just may do so, though her gender and office forbid it.



King of the land of Rohan, King Théoden is a courageous leader and soldier. By way of the slithering machinations of his servant Gríma Wormtongue tongue, the fallen wizard Saruman is able to subvert and poison Théoden's mind, for a time plunging Rohan into darkness and despair, but through the help of Gandalf, Théoden is exorcised of Saruman's influence. Restored to health and soundness of spirit, the King banishes Wormtongue from his hall and again leads his people with wisdom, strength and bravery.



A Hobbit from the Shire, Pippin joins Frodo on his great journey to destroy the One Ring of power as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. He and Merry separate from the rest of the great Fellowship and find themselves in Fangorn Forest, where they meet Treebeard the Ent. With Treebeard and the Ents, they wage war on Isengard and the evil wizard Saruman.



A Prince of the Elven Kingdom of Mirkwood, Legolas decided to joined the Fellowship of the Ring as a representative of his people and race. Legolas possesses the keen eyesight and sharp ears characteristic of his race as an Elf.



Oldest and wisest of all the Elves that remain in Middle-earth, the Lady Galadriel dwells in the forest haven of Lothlórien, surrounded by her Elven followers, and her husband Celeborn. Of all the wise, Galadriel is possessed of the greatest foresight and gave upon Frodo several gifts to help him in his quest, including the Phial of Light. She knows that the time of Elves is coming to an end, and soon she must join her kind leaving the shores of Middle-earth for the Immortal Lands to the west.



The nephew of King Théoden, Éomer is one of Rohan's mightiest and bravest warriors and a captain among the ranks of their fine horsemen. After the battle at Helm's Deep, Eomer and the Rohirrim wait for the call of Gondor.



Is a Hobbit from the Shire, Merry joins Frodo on his journey to destroy the One Ring as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. He and Pippin separate from the rest of the great Fellowship and find themselves in Fangorn Forest, where they meet Treebeard the Ent. With Treebeard and the Ents, they wage war on Isengard and the evil wizard Saruman.



Both strong and brave, Gandalf is an important character in the Fellowsip. After the devastating battle with the Balrog of Moria, Gandalf shed his grey mantle and title in The Two Towers and took up the title of Gandalf the White. The power that had lain veiled beneath his old grey visage now shines undiluted in the eyes of the pale wizard. After their triumph at Helm’s Deep, Gandalf continues to be a vital part of the war against evil and will make his way to Minas Tirith for the final battle.



A proud and strong-willed people, the Dwarves of Middle-earth were great craftsfolk, skilled in the arts of smithing and metallurgy. When Frodo is appointed his quest, Gimli the Dwarf represents his race as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Gimli is a mighty warrior, quick to draw his broad axes in battle. He befriends Legolas the Elf and Aragorn the man. Not given to subtlety, he wears his passions plainly for all to see. Yet for all his impulsiveness, Gimli is none the less loyal and noble in spirit. Once committed, his resolve to the success of the journey is unshakable.

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