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Vote for your favorite LotR character

Plato to MacDonald to Chesterton, Tolkien and the Boys in the Pub.

Who is your favorite LOTR character?

Frodo
2
3%
Bilbo
2
3%
Pippin
1
2%
Merry
1
2%
Aragorn
11
18%
Boromir
3
5%
Sam
7
11%
Gimli
2
3%
Legolas
2
3%
Galadriel
4
6%
Gandalf
5
8%
Faramir
8
13%
King Theoden
0
No votes
Eomer
0
No votes
Eowyn
3
5%
Goldberry
1
2%
Tom Bombadil
3
5%
Smeagol/Gollum
4
6%
Treebeard
3
5%
Elrond
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 62

Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby galion » 03 Mar 2009, 17:18

What he did to Frodo is nothing compared to what he did to Faramir!
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Perhaps some of the orcs .... :wink:
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby Michael » 04 Mar 2009, 20:52

I wonder if they will get the characters right in the Hobbit!
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby galion » 04 Mar 2009, 20:55

I'm not counting on it.
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby Michael » 09 Mar 2009, 16:25

Ddi you ever hear the BBC radio version of the LOTR? I think Ian Holm was good in that.
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby galion » 09 Mar 2009, 16:38

Indeed I did! And yes, it was overall not a bad adaptation at all - well acted too. But even they cut out Bombadil :angry:
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby Michael » 09 Mar 2009, 17:41

Yea that's right. What is up with everyone cutting him out?????
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby Robert » 09 Mar 2009, 17:41

Really??? Where can you find that???
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby Michael » 09 Mar 2009, 20:50

It is highly recommended. The voice acting is excellent.
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Re: Vote for your favorite LotR character

Postby ainulindale » 03 May 2009, 01:36

Robert wrote:Its not even a contest for me. Tom Bombadil is the most fascinating character in my humble opinion. The fact that he and he alone is unable to be corrupted by the ring (save perhaps Goldberry-that I don't know) is reason enough I should think.

But then there is the whole issue of his history. Here is a man-if indeed one can call him that since his description resembles a more hobbit-like presence-whose lineage is never mentioned. Instead he is described as going back to before anything existed. I am not sure if he is mentioned in the Simarillion. I have only read parts of it. However, one would think that he would be the first reasoning, sentient being in middle earth.

And no one can deny his powers. He is almost amniscient and in some ways omnipresent. The authority he has over everything. And indeed it is more like authority than magic-for he commands things to act according to his will not by some unseen force of superphysicality.

Overall, I find him to be the most interesting and mysterious of characters. Almost Christ-like in some scenes, country bumpkin-ish, and yet so wise and knowledgeable. I love him.


agreefully, Tom has a Christ-like quality to me, in some way like Ransom from the space trilogy, the description of him inspiring great wonder...his realm seems more like it's own world existing independently within middle earth...a h(e)aven of sorts...
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