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Gandalph's staff


Jul 10 2008, 7:47am

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Gandalph's staff Can't Post

My girlfriend just asked me how Gandalf gets his staff back, when (at least in the film) Saruman takes it from him.

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Jul 10 2008, 8:06am

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It's a different staff. [In reply to] Can't Post

Have a look at the top of the staffs (staves?) and you'll see the tops are different.

Back in the day, someone on TORN wondered if Gandalf had a locker of spare robes and staffs at Rivendell, as if it were a handy bus station. :)

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Jul 10 2008, 2:02pm

Post #3 of 7 (3379 views)
This question gets asked every two weeks at IMDB [In reply to] Can't Post

The other question is, the Witch King shattered his white staff at Minas Tirith. Where does he get the one he has at Grey Havens.

Digging through the LOTR ScreenCap Library will reveal shots of the first two that show some differences.

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Jul 10 2008, 2:11pm

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I expect [In reply to] Can't Post

he got that one, or made it, in Rivendell, and then got/made his later staff in Lothlorien. Perhaps with the help of one of the other Three rings. The last staff in particular looks very Elvish to me.
Here are the three staves in order:

His second staff is very similar, but is more open at the top, conveniently for the crystal he uses in Moria:

Gandalf the White is much more conscious about accessories:

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Jul 10 2008, 3:20pm

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But aren't there four? [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay.. not checking for myself but people keep asking how the Witch King shattered Gandalf's staff at Minas Tirith and then he has it at the Grey Havens. I realized that I actually haven't watched that scene more than once or twice since it came out. I can't verify it is shattered. But since people keep asking about it, I assume it is.

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Jul 10 2008, 3:47pm

Post #6 of 7 (3394 views)
Well now, tell me... [In reply to] Can't Post

the staff itself isn't powerful, is it? Isn't it just something to focus the power that flows through him? Or does he let some of his power pass to it, as Sauron did the ring?

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Jul 10 2008, 6:40pm

Post #7 of 7 (3359 views)
I'd say [In reply to] Can't Post

that since each staff seems to become more useful, he's using it as a conduit of his own powers and not relying on it to attain power. The first one held a pipe; the second one held a glow crystal; the third one could blind a Fell Beast with it's wicked beam! :D


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