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For the most part, I agree...

Otaku-sempai
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Nov 20 2012, 1:02pm


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Going strictly by the text of The Hobbit, Gandalf (and Elrond) most likely did know that the Necromancer was Sauron. Even when the company was still at Bag End, Gandalf knew that the strength of the Necromancer was far beyond the might of all of the Dwarves combined. When he and Elrond discuss the departure of the Necromancer from Mirkwood, they do seem to know exactly who he really is.

Saruman's magic: We only see Saruman use his power after his fall from grace. I doubt that, when he was still a 'good' wizard, he would have ever used his magic to thoroughly dominate another as he did to King Theoden. That is not to say that the devices or weapons that Saruman conceived to use against the forces of Dol Guldur were not destructive. They may well have been so. Even Gandalf's flaming pinecones wreaked destruction amongst a pack of Wargs.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Last Stage, part IV - Politics and Property sador Send a private message to sador Nov 18 2012, 4:44pm
    Thoughts Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 18 2012, 9:13pm
        I'm not so sure sador Send a private message to sador Nov 20 2012, 8:43am
            For the most part, I agree... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 20 2012, 1:02pm
    Tales and terminology FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 18 2012, 9:40pm
        ''wizard' as a general term? sador Send a private message to sador Nov 20 2012, 9:32am
            Hope you don't mind.... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 20 2012, 11:07am
                Not at all, but also yes sador Send a private message to sador Nov 20 2012, 2:21pm
                    His arm has grown long CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 20 2012, 2:50pm
                    *embarrassed* FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 21 2012, 8:45am
    The magic of politics CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 20 2012, 12:58pm
        Answering without explaining sador Send a private message to sador Nov 22 2012, 3:48pm

 
 
 

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