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HOW does Smaug cover himself in Dwarven gold and jewels?

The Shire

Nov 30 2012, 2:41pm

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HOW does Smaug cover himself in Dwarven gold and jewels? Can't Post

I got to thinking about this after reading some comments on TV spot #9.

Perhaps we will see a Smaug that is a bland color, who then takes over Erebor, piles up the gold, smelts a large pile of it with his breath and then wallows in it, creating a golden shell on his scales.

It would be a good practical element to help explain his greed a bit, which frankly was always a little puzzling to me. He loves the gold for its appearance, not for its monetary value. It would highlight his vanity, and create a bit of personality in what is in danger of just being another 2-D CGI monster like the balrog or those cave trolls.

It would also be in keeping with the color palette used by PJ, in which evil creatures are grey and black. He becomes Smaug the Golden, but he wasn't born that way.


Subject User Time
HOW does Smaug cover himself in Dwarven gold and jewels? Beeromir Send a private message to Beeromir Nov 30 2012, 2:41pm
    good idea! Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Nov 30 2012, 3:19pm
    How can I express Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Nov 30 2012, 3:23pm
    NO ! He's red anyway, so it doesn't work // Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Nov 30 2012, 3:28pm
    But that's not how it goes. Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Nov 30 2012, 3:29pm
        Just guessing. Surely there will be additional elements brought in to flesh out Smaug Beeromir Send a private message to Beeromir Nov 30 2012, 4:33pm
    I think GDT was planning something like this... nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Nov 30 2012, 3:54pm
        do you think it means Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Dec 1 2012, 4:46pm
            Maybe Smaug's physical nature is responsible - Hanzkaz Dec 3 2012, 6:55pm


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