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It depends on which you think is worse


Sep 11 2013, 10:26am

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It depends on which you think is worse [In reply to] Can't Post

being crushed by shear force from without

or crumbled by corruption from within.

I'd say that Gothmog would be more likely to command other balrogs, dragons, and various dark and nameless wild things. However, such evil consolidation without any effort towards dividing, conquering, and corrupting the "free peoples" would only lead to a much stronger, more sustained and continuous, and more unified and organized alliance greater in numbers (provided their important strongholds didn't get overwhelmed).

Sauron's efforts divided half of the Numenoreans into the "evil camp" and got them turned as a nation against the Valar - a thing that I don't think Gothmog would ever accomplish. He also effectively "took out" the elves by making them rely on rings which in turn relied on his one ring so that even if it was removed, their power would shrink from the world. I don't know the extent that elves relied on the rings for sure - maybe if they hadn't had the rings made, their power would have faded from the world sooner? But I am guessing that they could have survived a little longer if so much hadn't gotten bound up in the rings. I'm not sure on that, though.

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what if sauron was defeated in the first age? boldog Send a private message to boldog Sep 11 2013, 9:55am
    It depends on which you think is worse Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 11 2013, 10:26am
    I doubt that there would have been Inferno Send a private message to Inferno Sep 12 2013, 5:09am
    Tolkien described ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Sep 12 2013, 9:29am


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