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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Do Balrogs have wings?
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Poll: Do Balrogs have wings?
Yes - real ones
No - just a metaphor
*glug*
View Results (72 votes)
 

Stapper
Lorien


Feb 25 2007, 8:52pm

Post #1 of 26 (918 views)
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Do Balrogs have wings? Can't Post

Not that we'll ever settle for an anwer, but who cares Tongue


elvenhobbit
Rohan

Feb 25 2007, 9:07pm

Post #2 of 26 (467 views)
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*none of the above*... [In reply to] Can't Post

Balrogs have 'crunchable' wings...especially roasted on the fire!Tongue

-e_H-


Stapper
Lorien


Feb 25 2007, 9:07pm

Post #3 of 26 (422 views)
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hehe [In reply to] Can't Post

Should've thought of that one


~LANCELOT~
The Shire


Feb 25 2007, 11:45pm

Post #4 of 26 (425 views)
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YES [In reply to] Can't Post

IMHO, yes, they do have wings..


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 26 2007, 6:35am

Post #5 of 26 (456 views)
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Must be Burger King's most dangerous job: [In reply to] Can't Post

Balrog Catcher and Wing Snipper.


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 26 2007, 1:47pm

Post #6 of 26 (455 views)
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Not to mention, um... [In reply to] Can't Post

gelding.

Do balrogs have...those, I wonder?


Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 26 2007, 5:37pm

Post #7 of 26 (418 views)
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Huh? [In reply to] Can't Post

You never heard of Misty Mountain oysters?


Advising Elf
Rohan


Feb 26 2007, 5:50pm

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The Cave Troll in the movie does. [In reply to] Can't Post

Watch the documentary where they show how he was digitally created. He doesn't have a loincloth on and . . .


SandWitch King
Rohan


Feb 26 2007, 5:54pm

Post #9 of 26 (408 views)
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Stop! [In reply to] Can't Post

It is hours until lunch and you are making me hungry!


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 26 2007, 6:18pm

Post #10 of 26 (414 views)
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*howls* / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 26 2007, 7:26pm

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re [In reply to] Can't Post


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It is hours until lunch and you are making me hungry!


I had to check and make sure your post wasn't in reply to Advising Elf's!


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 26 2007, 7:27pm

Post #12 of 26 (384 views)
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YES [In reply to] Can't Post

Of course they have wings!

Who are these "metaphor" voters???


Patty
Immortal


Feb 26 2007, 8:41pm

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I am so glad to see this poll [In reply to] Can't Post

When we used to ask that question in the early days of the board (before folks got to the glugging stage with it) there was no way of keeping track with how many believed in the balrog wings. Glad to see my side is getting the majority of the votes!


SandWitch King
Rohan


Feb 26 2007, 9:26pm

Post #14 of 26 (404 views)
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But no matter how many votes they get [In reply to] Can't Post

Your side is still wrong! Evil


CAhobbit
Rohan


Feb 26 2007, 9:30pm

Post #15 of 26 (388 views)
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It was.... [In reply to] Can't Post

the Misty Mountain oysters that got your tummy rumbling wasn't it?? Tongue


SandWitch King
Rohan


Feb 26 2007, 9:32pm

Post #16 of 26 (410 views)
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Clearly! [In reply to] Can't Post

But I went and ate curry garbonzo beans and curry chicken so I am fat and happy now. Not even misty mountain oysters, as good as they sound, can tempt me now.


Patty
Immortal


Feb 27 2007, 2:51am

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Not! [In reply to] Can't Post

and I was really happy to see PJ acknowledge the wings, too.


Annael
Half-elven


Mar 10 2007, 3:24pm

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here's my answer [In reply to] Can't Post

It was dark, the Fellowship was scared out of their gourds, everything happened so fast, and then they were in shock and grief - later when they talked about it some remembered wings, others thought they were just shadows, but no one was very sure of anything.


Stapper
Lorien


Mar 10 2007, 7:52pm

Post #19 of 26 (320 views)
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*mods up* [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elizabeth
Valinor


Mar 14 2007, 5:36am

Post #20 of 26 (379 views)
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Great answer. [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
It was dark, the Fellowship was scared out of their gourds, everything happened so fast, and then they were in shock and grief - later when they talked about it some remembered wings, others thought they were just shadows, but no one was very sure of anything.


Prior to reading this, my vote was with the sainted Reverend. In summary (from his famous post),
"The transition between the early Balrog and the late Balrog is preserved for us in ink; the Balrog came into the room without wings and left with them. Dont say Tolkien was too careful a writer to do this. Nazgul also recieved a radical upgrade over the course of the story; they just managed it off-stage."



stridersGIRL
Bree


Mar 28 2007, 3:41am

Post #21 of 26 (352 views)
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Well. [In reply to] Can't Post

If you look closely at the ROTK Balrog gargoyles in Mordor, they appear to be surrounded by a pair of wings. :]

I checked out a book full of the art behind the ROTK movie, and these Balrog gargoyles are included. John Howe, who sketched them, said, in a funny little knowing fashion, "And yes, those are wings." I thought that was quite cute that Mr. Howe is putting his two cents in on the ever-lasting battle. :]

HeartsG


Tyler
Lorien

Aug 4 2007, 11:15pm

Post #22 of 26 (292 views)
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Yes i think they do . [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Dagonet
Lorien


Sep 27 2007, 7:58pm

Post #23 of 26 (299 views)
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Of course they do! [In reply to] Can't Post

Lookie!Balrog statue. Notice the wings.


Dagonet
Lorien


Sep 27 2007, 8:03pm

Post #24 of 26 (342 views)
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Here [In reply to] Can't Post

Proof from the book! Who can argue with that?!



"...suddenly it drew itself up to a great height, and its wings were spread from wall to wall..." The Lord of the Rings II 5 "The Bridge of Khazad-dm"


LEGIONTX
Rivendell


May 3 2009, 3:38pm

Post #25 of 26 (134 views)
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i think so [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always thought they had wings. If not they sure ran fast to save Melkor from UngoliantSly

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