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Dec 23 2013, 3:40am

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I'm interesting to see where this might lead in TABA...

We've seen a number of pretty clear hints towards this kind of situation, perhaps not that Smaug would be a "leader" but that he would on some level serve Sauron. I'd argue that Smaug's intelligence and arrogance make it clear that such service wouldn't be as a mere minion.

It does seem unlike Jackson to introduce these kinds of themes and then not follow up on them, especially in the TE's of his films. That leads me to wonder whether Smaug's story might actually be altered from the book during TABA, perhaps he attacks laketown but then isn't killed by Bard until sometime latter in the story? maybe during the BOT5A?

Actually in terms of Bard's own story I don't see this being too difficult to achieve, even without killing Smaug I think its easy to see how the master can be disgraced/killed with Bard ending up taking on a leadership role simply by how he deals with the disaster(Bard looks to help people to safty, the master looks to protect his personal wealth at the cost of others lives).

The real problem with getting such a change to work for me would be how Smaug and Sauron(or his minions) interact, how would they convince him not to return to Erebor and finish off the Dwarves? how would the interaction be credible? maybe one of the Nazgul? some kind of "vision" sent by Sauron himself similar to the way he communicated with Azog?

(This post was edited by moreorless on Dec 23 2013, 3:41am)

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Post edited by moreorless (Gondor) on Dec 23 2013, 3:41am

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