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Who could have fully mastered the One Ring?

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Rohan

May 16 2010, 10:08am


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Its mentioned that "the wise" could have commanded the One Ring and set themselves up as a new dark lord but does Gandalfs comments about Mortals "fading" apply to all men? Would Aragorn or perhaps more importantly Denethor have been able to set themselves up as a new dark lord? I know the Nazgul themselves were great Numenorean lords but there nine Rings were specifically created to control them.

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Who could have fully mastered the One Ring? moreorless Send a private message to moreorless May 16 2010, 10:08am
    This is easy: Sauron & only Sauron. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska May 16 2010, 10:19am
    In a letter Tolkien theorized that only Gandalf the White Curious Send a private message to Curious May 16 2010, 12:12pm
        I don't find the text to be ambiguous... Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion May 17 2010, 12:56am
            You don't find that ambiguous? Curious Send a private message to Curious May 17 2010, 1:29am
    the master PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS May 16 2010, 4:10pm
        Very good point about Gandalf Lord of Magic Send a private message to Lord of Magic May 16 2010, 10:13pm
    Aragorn Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee May 16 2010, 11:14pm
        Tolkien would disagree Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion May 17 2010, 12:53am
            But in the same letter sador Send a private message to sador May 18 2010, 9:13am
                I was discussing... Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion May 18 2010, 4:29pm
        Sauron viewed Aragorn as most likely... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 17 2010, 1:53am
            Outside... Donry Send a private message to Donry May 17 2010, 11:31pm
    Come to think of it, there is one besides Sauron who could fully master the one ring. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska May 17 2010, 1:34am
        Interesting.... Donry Send a private message to Donry May 17 2010, 11:27pm
        The book seems to clearly state otherwise squire Send a private message to squire May 17 2010, 11:43pm
            Interesting.... Donry Send a private message to Donry May 17 2010, 11:54pm
                Watcher? What kind of Watcher did you have in mind? squire Send a private message to squire May 18 2010, 1:32am
                    I see.... Donry Send a private message to Donry May 18 2010, 1:36am
                Bombadil's purpose and nature is a mystery. Curious Send a private message to Curious May 18 2010, 3:42pm
                    Tulkas in the Third Age. // Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska May 18 2010, 3:58pm
                    Bombadil Lord of Magic Send a private message to Lord of Magic May 18 2010, 8:26pm
                        Bombadil's power Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion May 18 2010, 9:00pm
                            It is all conjecture really... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron May 19 2010, 1:24am
        Tom Bombadil Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee May 18 2010, 8:35am
            Seems to me dormouse Send a private message to dormouse May 18 2010, 11:09am
    "Mastering?" Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 May 19 2010, 4:25am
        Good point. Curious Send a private message to Curious May 19 2010, 12:06pm
            Buddhist Koan? Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 May 19 2010, 4:48pm
                It's a riddle. Curious Send a private message to Curious May 19 2010, 5:37pm
        You speak to my thoughts eloquently. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska May 19 2010, 12:18pm
    Don't forget Treebeard CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG May 19 2010, 7:14am
        Treebeard the 'Master' PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS May 19 2010, 11:46am
        Some trees did succumb to the Shadow. Curious Send a private message to Curious May 19 2010, 12:11pm
            darkness and then there's darkness PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS May 20 2010, 5:25pm
                The Ring is most tempting to those used to power. Curious Send a private message to Curious May 20 2010, 7:16pm
        What about Treebeard? Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 May 19 2010, 5:02pm
    Two choices xy May 19 2010, 7:43pm
    About the "fading" FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome May 21 2010, 7:20am
        Not dwarves. Curious Send a private message to Curious May 21 2010, 10:23am
    having read this entire thread... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Jun 6 2010, 2:49am
        Interesting analysis, thanks!// Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jun 6 2010, 3:07am
            <wry grin> Thanks for the compliment... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Jun 6 2010, 3:58am

 
 
 

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