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What do you think of Elrond vs the Nazgul?

CuriousG
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Dec 11 2012, 9:32pm


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We see Elrond only as the wise old elf who rules from inside a Homely House, so he doesn't quite seem like a warrior who could stand in a field by himself. But he was at the battle at Mount Doom where Sauron was defeated, and I don't think he was a mere bystander in that war, though he says he was Gil-Galad's herald (which also doesn't sound too tough).

Something tells me that Elrond could, on his own, even without a flooding river, have held a bridge against the Nine as Glorfindel did, or drive them mad with fear if he revealed his inner spirit like Glofrindel. True, he wasn't born in Valinor and didn't have that extra light in his spirit, but being descended from Melian/Luthien, Turgon, and Earendil, and having the mightiest of the Three has to count for a lot. This is all gut sense. I'm not sure if Tolkien ever wrote about him explicitly as a warrior.

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The Most Powerful of the Third Age Carnivoran Send a private message to Carnivoran Dec 11 2012, 7:13pm
    I really Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Dec 11 2012, 9:21pm
        What do you think of Elrond vs the Nazgul? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 11 2012, 9:32pm
            I Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Dec 11 2012, 9:44pm
            A herald in battle would be a worthy leader and formidable fighter themselves ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Dec 14 2012, 10:50am
    Welcome! And great question CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 11 2012, 9:25pm
        Nice list Carnivoran Send a private message to Carnivoran Dec 11 2012, 11:07pm
        Like your list elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Dec 12 2012, 3:58pm
            Agree on Gandalf CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 12 2012, 4:05pm
    They are all Maiar Aule Send a private message to Aule Dec 20 2012, 5:55pm
        Where does it say that the Eagles are Maiar? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 6:28pm
            Thorondor Aule Send a private message to Aule Dec 20 2012, 6:38pm
                Gwaihir CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 6:52pm
                    Correction Aule Send a private message to Aule Dec 20 2012, 7:27pm
                Are you thinking of the fell beast? JessCej Send a private message to JessCej Dec 28 2012, 12:00am
            Some eagles: Maiar or not Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 30 2012, 1:58pm
                And Ungoliant CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 30 2012, 4:41pm
                    Oops CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 30 2012, 5:44pm
                        Ungoliant's origin ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Dec 30 2012, 8:29pm
    i don't go in for this sort of thing much geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 20 2012, 6:47pm
        I agree they don't rank neatly CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 7:04pm
    Power is definitely situational and varying Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 20 2012, 7:08pm

 
 
 

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