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What if Sauron had never made the One Ring?

alienorchid
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Nov 22 2012, 10:15am


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I was just discussing this with a friend and would like to hear your thoughts.

Obviously, there is no way to know! But here is a hypothetical situation, just to get the discussion started.

So, Sauron was in his 'Annatar' guise, working with and teaching the Elves to make magic rings and all sorts of cool stuff, meanwhile reinforcing Mordor and Barad Dur. The elves only became aware that Annatar was a bad dude when he forged the One Ring and they became aware of his intent and took their rings off. So, if he hadn't made it, they would not have caught on for a lot longer.

However, he would still have had to contend with the forces of Numenor when everyone eventually realised who he was (Elrond and Gil-Galad already had their doubts), which was a pretty big deal at this stage, and perhaps they would still have been able to capture him, and so he would still have been able to use his influence to corrupt them and set them against the Valar, thus ensuring the doom of Numenor and the flight of the Faithful back to Middle Earth to create the Kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor. Would Sauron have survived the Downfall of Numenor? Would his dark spirit have endured and flown back to Mordor to take a new form? Let's assume yes?

At this point, they would know for sure, beyond any doubt or trickery, that Sauron is a bad guy you should never listen to, so they would have gone to war with him, right? Would they have been able to defeat him? Could they have cast him down forever, or would his spirit have been able to gain another form? I have no idea! Let's discuss :)

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What if Sauron had never made the One Ring? alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Nov 22 2012, 10:15am
    His power was in rapport with the ring ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Nov 23 2012, 11:00am
    Many variables here Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Nov 23 2012, 10:09pm
        Well, he would have had an extra finger... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Nov 24 2012, 3:30am
        Not necessarily so... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 27 2012, 3:06pm
            The Three were never meant for war CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 5 2012, 9:03pm
                True, however... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 5 2012, 9:28pm
    He wanted elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Nov 26 2012, 5:11pm
    An even more cautious & vulnerable Sauron Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Dec 4 2012, 8:43pm
    A reply Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Dec 5 2012, 5:53pm
        An especulative reply Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Dec 5 2012, 6:02pm

 
 
 

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