Mind=Blown. So i was watching Lord of The Rings in preparation to the Hobbit and i noticed this curiosity... They're both forts on top of a slightly mountain-shaped hill, so what? They don't look anything like eachother. And if you haven't noticed, building fortificati
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#13 - lastsamurai (12/11/2012) [-]
A village on a hill.
OH, there's a village on a second hill here too..

User avatar #15 to #13 - BwainPhreeze (12/12/2012) [-]
landscape of Rohan and Whiterun are also very similar ( in the films ) , however i do not disagree with you
#18 - apronboobsface (12/12/2012) [-]
they really don't look similar apart from being hills.
User avatar #6 - TheMather ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
They're both forts on top of a slightly mountain-shaped hill, so what? They don't look anything like eachother.
And if you haven't noticed, building fortifications like that is very common because of the tactical advantage of having the higher ground.
User avatar #19 - Flaminghomosapien (12/12/2012) [-]
what because they are both mountain things? seriously...
User avatar #24 - reican ONLINE (12/12/2012) [-]
Well it is fairly known that Whiterun is made as a tribute to Rohan.
Take a look at the Shield of Whiterun for example.
#23 - bigredballr (12/12/2012) [-]
You sir should not mess with my LOTR
You sir should not mess with my LOTR
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#8 - dangalo ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
The devs did say that they based whiterun(right pic) on edoras(left pic) from the movies.
#10 to #8 - capps (12/11/2012) [-]
Ye like in every interview, haha.
User avatar #7 - Nahyon (12/11/2012) [-]
A fortress on a mountain full of rocks ... UNIQUE
#25 - bulbakip (12/12/2012) [-]
I am so pumped for The Hobbit you don't even know.
I am so pumped for The Hobbit you don't even know.

#32 to #25 - youcocksmoker (12/12/2012) [-]
thank you ive been looking for this gif
User avatar #42 - usernamesaredumb (12/19/2012) [-]
There's nothing particularly special about a medieval-esque residence being built on a noticeable, but manageable peak or hill. It's easy to find, remember, defend, fortify, etc...
#45 to #42 - anon (01/08/2014) [-]
its a reference to Lord of the Rings: The two towers. The one on the left is Edoras, the capital of Rohan, and whiterun in skyrim is based off of it
#20 - herpi (12/12/2012) [-]
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#12 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
Seriously? You didn't notice that until now? Really?
User avatar #27 - flameforged (12/12/2012) [-]
Far over, the Misty Mountains, cold.
User avatar #29 to #27 - RequieminMortis (12/12/2012) [-]
To dungeons deep, and caverns old.
#34 to #29 - hyenafarts (12/12/2012) [-]
The pines were roaring on the heights
User avatar #37 to #34 - jurple (12/12/2012) [-]
the dragonborn c-oh woops, sorry wrong prophecy :P
#3 - furrysheaperd ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
sowwy if incorrect but thats where the riders of rohan are from right?
User avatar #4 to #3 - rubanman (12/11/2012) [-]
that is indeed rohan, you are correct
#5 to #4 - furrysheaperd ONLINE (12/11/2012) [-]
#26 to #4 - bulbakip (12/12/2012) [-]
I thought the riders were banished after this dude said GTFO.
#28 to #26 - rubanman (12/12/2012) [-]
they were until theodan (the king) was freed from saurumans spell by gandalf, then they were welcomed back in a grand re-entrance at the battle for helms deep. regardless, they were originally from rohan, and continue to reside there now that wormtongues influence is done

little bit of a LOTR nerd, mightve gone a little overboard there...
User avatar #31 to #28 - atzekatze (12/12/2012) [-]
It seems that you are very knowledgeable about this..
Could you tell why they didn't use the eagles to fly to Mordor in the first place, maybe? I am cunfuse..
User avatar #38 to #31 - rubanman (12/12/2012) [-]
honestly, i do not know exactly why they did not do this, though i do have some theories.
1) it would have made the next two books extremely boring if the quest finished halfway through the first
2) the eagles are a bunch of lazy assholes who didnt feel like flying into mordor
3) flying the eagles into mordor would have alerted sauron to their location very early on and would have brought the nazgul down on them with their flying steeds
4) if the nazgul and their flying beasts hadnt been enough, the defenses around mordor would probably have been more than enough to bring down the eagles and those riding them
5) most importantly, would YOU want to ride an eagle past the giant floating eye that embodies all evil in the land? i know i wouldnt
User avatar #43 to #31 - finnini (12/21/2012) [-]
Sauron was still really powerful and the evil of Mordor was supposed to be hard to take. Sauron also still had some power, he was weakened but not powerless.
Also he would have seen them coming a mile off.
User avatar #33 to #31 - dejhire (12/12/2012) [-]
this. i want to know this. gandalf held out on everyone -.-
User avatar #35 - Nightelfbane (12/12/2012) [-]
The only thing those two pictures have in common is a mountain
You're ******* retarded
also hi gevaudan
User avatar #36 to #35 - gevaudan (12/12/2012) [-]
Good day to you.
User avatar #40 to #35 - Crusader (12/17/2012) [-]
Actually, Whiterun is based off of the town from LOTR (I forget the name)
Both symbols are horses, they are both centrally located, both play a big role in their stories, both have a devious plot to have an evil force to control of the throne.
Not to mention the architectural style looks very similar.
#9 - ascendedwings (12/11/2012) [-]
That's pretty awesome. I haven't played Skyrim in a while...I think I'll do just that. Thanks OP
#21 - selfdenyingbeggar (12/12/2012) [-]
Don't worry because people can't be analytical. I see the resemblance.
#2 - themilk (12/11/2012) [-]
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