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PJ will probably choose to kill him off, but almost certainly not in film 1

Radagast-Aiwendil
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Nov 24 2012, 7:43pm


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PJ will probably choose to kill him off, but almost certainly not in film 1 [In reply to] Can't Post

He could provide a more subtle reason as to why the Wizard wasn't in LOTR, but PJ ain't subtle, now is he? In order to spell out to a general audience why Raddy is not in LOTR, I'm pretty certain that Radagast will die in the second or possibly third film. Either that or become the moth.

Now, if he dies it's unlikely to be in film 3, as (spoilers) the main death in film 3 will be Thorin's, as well as the side deaths of Fili and Kili. Having Rad die as well would detract from the emotion of these other deaths. If however he was killed in film 1 we wouldn't be very upset as we would barely know the guy. Therefore, if he's to die then it must surely be in film 2, perhaps he is killed in the Battle of Dol Guldur, giving Gandalf a larger motive than ever to succeed in his mission of bringing about Sauron's fall.

I'm also on the same wavelength as the author of the essay posted a few days ago (i.e. Raddy could be secretly dealt with by agents of Saruman, with his death symbolizing the beginning of darker times and the end of innocence).

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.

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Could PJ kill off Radagast? chris10112 Send a private message to chris10112 Nov 24 2012, 4:28pm
    Many have speculated so DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 24 2012, 4:31pm
    I'm assuming he will. Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 24 2012, 4:32pm
    but... jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Nov 24 2012, 4:36pm
        Not in the films. He appears in FOTR book. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 24 2012, 4:37pm
    Doubtful Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Nov 24 2012, 4:36pm
        That old trope chris10112 Send a private message to chris10112 Nov 24 2012, 4:39pm
            There was an interesting discussion DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 24 2012, 4:43pm
                Ta, fella chris10112 Send a private message to chris10112 Nov 24 2012, 4:44pm
        It's not about shock value... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 24 2012, 5:12pm
            If he dies... T_Meyers Send a private message to T_Meyers Nov 24 2012, 5:26pm
            Even more unlikely Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Nov 24 2012, 7:27pm
                I don't see why Saruman's betrayal should be a surprise in FOTR... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 24 2012, 8:08pm
                    Visuals Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 24 2012, 8:17pm
                    Sorry, I don't see it Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Nov 24 2012, 9:10pm
                        He doesn't HAVE to die.... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Nov 24 2012, 9:12pm
                        The theory Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Nov 24 2012, 10:14pm
                            In my childhood totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 24 2012, 10:28pm
                                I'll not be happy if raddy is knifed totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 24 2012, 10:36pm
                                    I dont want Radagast to die either. Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 24 2012, 10:55pm
                                        Radagast will die... painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Nov 24 2012, 11:33pm
                                            I was almost sure about it previously Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Nov 25 2012, 1:29pm
                                Exactly... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 24 2012, 11:05pm
                On the Saruman FOTR point, I don't see that as any great issue. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 1:34pm
                    Even in FotR totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 25 2012, 10:26pm
                        Not sure he is all that unfallen Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 10:38pm
    All we know by now is that Radagast's sled bunnies were cooked by Sam.// Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Nov 24 2012, 6:55pm
        Which is why he refuses to help anyone in LotR.// Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Nov 24 2012, 10:42pm
    PJ will probably choose to kill him off, but almost certainly not in film 1 Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Nov 24 2012, 7:43pm
    If they kill him off Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 24 2012, 10:35pm
        I dislike GoT for that reason alone nt totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 24 2012, 10:37pm
    I've always, and still, dislike this line of thinking.... Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Nov 24 2012, 11:42pm
        Radagast Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Nov 25 2012, 1:48am

 
 
 

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