LotR Facts: Part 4. Heres Part 4 funnyjunkers, please thumb and feel free to comment on who'd you'd like me to do next. Part 1: /funny_pictures/4669343/Lord+of+ LOTR facts gandalf
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#4 - mrcinnamon
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(07/08/2013) [-]
"Gandalf's ring of fire does not let him shoot fireballs out of his dick or anything though"... unless somebody can show me the quote in Tolkien where he explicitly denies Gandalf this ability I'm choosing to believe otherwise
#5 to #4 - galgawine [OP] ONLINE
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(07/08/2013) [-]
I really wish I could photoshop right about now
#6 to #5 - dashgamer
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#7 to #6 - galgawine [OP] ONLINE
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(07/08/2013) [-]
YES
#91 to #4 - phyoke
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(07/09/2013) [-]
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#18 - lavitts
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I wanna know more about Sauron and Morgoth.
#53 to #18 - rasp
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Morgoth (or Melkor) is kind of "the true bad guy", I mean he is a Valar, Sauron is just one of his "minion", a Maiar. Gandalf is a Maiar too, as said in OP's post. But I'll let galgawine explain all of that in one of his post!
#93 to #18 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Read the Silmarilion you illiterate *******.
#157 to #18 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
morgoth is basically (religiousbros, if I'm wrong, help me) lucifier. Iluvatar created the valar. and morgoth was the first. the valar then sang the universe into existence and morgoth kept trying to add his own notes to it. s'all i can remember off the top of my head5
#263 to #18 - bumbojumbo
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Read the silmarillion
#56 to #18 - creepingquincy
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(07/09/2013) [-]
In the early ages Sauron could shapeshift, he's Morgoth's lieutenant and he's a sneaky cunt, he basically destroyed Numenor single handedly by corruption by taking the form of a man which they pitied, also after being killed in the battle of Dagorlad he took the form of a necromancer at Dol Guldur in Mirkwood
#83 to #56 - toensix
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(07/09/2013) [-]
While Sauron did **** Numenor up beyond reason, he wasn't the one who destroyed it. That was Eru Illuvatar.
#246 to #83 - creepingquincy
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(07/09/2013) [-]
yes but sauron did play a huge part in leading up to its downfall, he told them to worship other gods or some **** which got Iluvatar angry and just destroyed it
#274 to #246 - creepingquincy
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(07/10/2013) [-]
we can all agree he's quite the badass
#259 to #246 - TheCanadianPatriot
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(07/09/2013) [-]
If I remember correctly he tricked the last king of Numenor into worshipping Morgoth. He basically created a religion of worshipping Morgoth so manipulate people into following him.
#41 to #18 - jboienggh
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I know you mean you want OP to make more posts but if you feel like it, you can learn a lot about the world of Lord of The Rings from this book.
#49 to #41 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Absolutely right. OP does a great job but he could provide the sources of that knowledge : The Silmarillion and the unfinished tales of middle-earth (vol 1 to 3) + some of tolkien's letters and Faerie where Tom Bombadil is mentionned.

There are three levels of "I love LOtR/Tolkien" people :
- dirty have-only-seen-the-movies peasants (aka *********** cumbuckets)
- people who read the book
- people who read the rest of Tolkien's work and have a better comprehension of it

OP is the third type, but don't let that fool you. He's no god he has just read. nd so should you, and then OP's posts would just make you like "heh, I know that. Sweet. I should read [any Tolkien book you like] once again"

Have a nice day ya'll
#174 to #49 - jarelk
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Call me a *********** cumbucket, but I just found the books unbearable to read. I read the Hobbit and enjoyed it, but the first part of the LotR trilogy was so boring at the start I didn't feel like reading the rest.
Call me a *********** cumbucket, but I just found the books unbearable to read. I read the Hobbit and enjoyed it, but the first part of the LotR trilogy was so boring at the start I didn't feel like reading the rest.
#21 to #18 - galgawine [OP] ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I am strongly considering doing that actually, especially since you are the only person who has requested a character. sauron/morgoth:1 everyone else:0
#37 to #21 - pjotor
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(07/09/2013) [-]
You make a lot of references to Morgoth so it would be nice to know more about him
#32 to #21 - hypex
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(07/09/2013) [-]
i want this too
#22 to #21 - lavitts
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(07/09/2013) [-]
**** YEAH!
#223 to #21 - colfer ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Yes, please talk about Sauron! I heard rumors that he was supposed to be present at the battle at the Black Gates i the third movie but was cut, anyone know more? Also, consider doing one about important buildings, like who built the Black Gates and the story of Minas Morgul. Great work so far!
#225 to #223 - galgawine [OP] ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Sauron was originally going to be like the final boss for Aragorn to fight yeah, but they took that because one: that's a retarded idea two: the point of the fight at the black gates is that it was a seemingly hopeless sacrifice to buy fro do time, even though all the evidence says fro do is dead. To have Aragorn fight Sauron would have just been demeaning to what Aragorn was there to do.
#227 to #225 - colfer ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Yes, it was more of a last "**** you" to Sauron and to show that humanity wouldn't go down without a fight. Man, it's been ao long since I read the books...
#266 to #21 - yyh
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Have you ever thought of doing a post-Hobbit thing. I'd like to know what happened to all of those dwarfs after the end of their quest.
#215 to #21 - Animalkilla
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(07/09/2013) [-]

Sauron/morgoth and definatley the ainur/Eru lluvatar. That is never talked about and I read on another site (none other then wiki) about the book never finished, the Silmarillion
#181 to #21 - flambenobunaga
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(07/09/2013) [-]
+1 Sauron and Morgoth
#156 to #21 - hotschurl
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(07/09/2013) [-]
+1 Sauron/Morgoth. I think i know almost everything there is to know about them but i really dig your style.

By the way, "Maiar" and "Valar" are plural. The singular forms are Maia and Vala.
#105 to #21 - djoka
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(07/09/2013) [-]
We want Witch king!!!
#66 to #21 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Could you do one for the dwarves as well? I know little about the lore for them aside from something about how the Tolkien equivalent of God's angels created them because they could. But their history may be interesting, especially since they barely appeared in battles during the trilogy
#194 to #66 - nitupsar
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(07/09/2013) [-]
yea, dwarf facts pls
#270 to #66 - normann
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Funfact: The dwarves were created by Aule, when he grew restless waiting for the arrival of the children of Iluvatar aka Elves and Men. At first he had to think about them to make them "live". But this was not allowed by Iluvatar, as only he was allowed to create life,(thats what Morgoth wanted to do the most, and one of the reasons he rebelled) so when Eru Iluvatar came and he first had to slay them or something, but thats not how that went down. insted Aule gave them to Eru and he gave them the flame of Iluvatar, making them able to live without the help of aule. The dwarfs were then buried under the mountains of Middle-Earth until the comming of the Elves, because Eru had decided that the elves where to be the first born children of the earth. Thats the short story. Sorry for bad English
#46 to #21 - eyeofsauron
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I would like to learn more about them. I plan on reading The Silmarillion, but I have to finish The Lord of the Rings first.
#2 - aeaduzb
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(07/08/2013) [-]
Slightly relevant
#45 - flamingpie
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(07/09/2013) [-]
#28 - stonerjesus
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Can you do one on the Witch King, or more specifically the Nazgul in general?
#39 to #28 - hinji **User deleted account**
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, the Witch King, Angmar and the Fall of Arnor would be nice (I've forgotten so much already...)
#62 to #28 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
....I think that would be definitively less specific.
#142 to #62 - stonerjesus
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Not really, I want to hear more about the Nazgul as a whole than just the Witch King. Which is why I amended my sentence the way I did.
#74 - alucord
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(07/09/2013) [-]
"does not let him shoot fireballs from his dick"   
   
Maybe he just didn't want too.
"does not let him shoot fireballs from his dick"

Maybe he just didn't want too.
#12 - Awesomenessniss
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(07/09/2013) [-]
He was one of the maiar, but more specifically he was one of the 5 Istari, the "wizards" chosen to preside over Middle Earth.
(left to right) - (Alatar, Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf, Pallando)
#110 to #12 - Grom
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(07/09/2013) [-]
so, where are they during the war of the ring?
#197 to #110 - angarwaen
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Radagast abandons the problems of men and elves, and becomes a hermit of the woods. Of Alatar and Pallando little is known, they went to the south and probably became corrupt.
#198 to #197 - Grom
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(07/09/2013) [-]
well i actually just meant the 2 that aren't mentioned much
#202 to #198 - angarwaen
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Tolkien did not write much about them. They failed in their task of watching over the south and east of Middle Earth and that's all. There are no songs about them.
#254 to #202 - christopherdolan
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(07/09/2013) [-]
When i asked this question in the previous post, a commenter said that they helped weakening the armies of mordor in the final battle at minas tirith
#255 to #254 - christopherdolan
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(07/09/2013) [-]
That was of course not during the battle itself, but before, so mordors already ginormous army should have been a lot bigger
#271 to #255 - angarwaen
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I don't know much about the War of the Ring. I've only read LotR and the silmarillion about it.
I guess more is said in the apendix books.
What I said about them is from the Unfinished Tales.
#182 to #110 - Awesomenessniss
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Gandalf and Saruman, you know where they were. The blue wizards Tolkien never really went into. Gandalf visited Radagast's home near the beginning of the ring trilogy and it was completely deserted, whereabouts unknown.
#196 to #182 - Grom
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(07/09/2013) [-]
it kinda irritates me that tolkien didn't get famous for decades after he wrote the series but he seemed prepared for that, making other books that explained plenty, yet the gaps are large.
#199 to #196 - Awesomenessniss
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Look at it this way, he wrote The Hobbit to read to his children and it took family and friends a long time to get him to publish it and even longer to write the trilogy, thank God for his son Christopher publishing so much else postmortem.
#204 to #199 - Grom
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(07/09/2013) [-]
thank hippies too, don't forget they're the ones that brought tolkien out of obscurity
#213 to #12 - newforomador
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(07/09/2013) [-]
**** yeah Radagast!
**** yeah Radagast!
#77 - alucord
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(07/09/2013) [-]
**** you he can't shoot fire out of his dick
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#8 - melcor
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I beg to differ.

Gandalf aint the most powerfull man in Middle-Earth, that title goes to our merry Tom Bombadil. He's the most powerfull person or creature in Middle-Earth but refuses to go out of his forrest and to do nothing but protect his and his forrest's peace.
#211 to #8 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Bombadil, so powerful that not only does the ring have no effect on him, he is so powerful that Gandalf wouldnt have wanted Tom to keep the ring in the first place because chances were great he would have simply misplaced the ring out of carelessness because it seemed like such a small and unimportant thing.
#279 to #8 - anon
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(07/12/2013) [-]
>Alternate universe, sauron wins.
>"Ok my minions, feel free now to rule over the earth, it is yours. BUT STAY THE **** AWAY FROM THAT FORREST OVER THERE OR THAT CRAZY MAN WILL **** YOUR **** UP UNDERSTAND?!"
#281 to #279 - melcor
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(07/18/2013) [-]
Probably what would have happened.
#11 to #8 - shiningfinger
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Tom is amazing.
#60 to #8 - lmfaoattheboat
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Also, I believe that Shelob had similar abilities to that of Bombadil. How she was portrayed in the films really annoyed me!
#140 to #60 - Mojake
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Shelob wasn't that powerful. Her mother Ungoliant however, was one of the most powerful creatures to have existed in Middle Earth and aided Melkor in the destruction of the Trees of Valinor.
But get this:
The spider was so powerful that she imprisoned Melkor (Sauron's boss) and he needed an army of Balrogs to come and set him free.
#178 to #140 - melcor
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(07/09/2013) [-]
But I got free! ;)

please read the "c" as a "k" (I got my reasons for changing it)
#240 to #8 - iamchicken
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(07/09/2013) [-]
One of the valar was just sitting there and thought. "Ya know what? Im gonna make some mother ****** who's extremely ******* powerful but he can only use his power in a forest and he's gonna be the happiest ****** around."
#243 to #240 - melcor
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Well, he can use the power anywhere but he doesnt want to.
#244 to #243 - iamchicken
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Oh. well i read one of these comments wrong then.
#108 to #8 - kforkayo
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I didn't really like him in the book because his part was a little slow and boring but I think he is one of the most interesting characters...It is nowhere explained what he is or where his powers come from right? I'd like to know...
#118 to #108 - melcor
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(07/09/2013) [-]
He is one of the oldest creatures in middle earth, maybe even older than middle earth it self, not sure where and how its mentioned but I seem to recall that he is pretty damn bad ass and powerfull.
#26 to #8 - thenewnuggubler
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(07/09/2013) [-]
If I remember correctly, in the books he said that he doesn't leave the forest, or rarely, because he has no power outside of it.
From Wikipedia:
"Behind Bombadil's simple façade are hints of great knowledge and power, though limited to his own domain."