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Agree on Gandalf

CuriousG
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Dec 12 2012, 4:05pm


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When he comes back from the dead, he continues to play the role of adviser and the behind-the-scenes motivator, but he's clearly more powerful than before, and profoundly so. I don't think it's just the invulnerability, I think, as you say, if it came down to a one-to-one battle with Sauron, they would be at least evenly matched. It's my suspicion that he was sent back by the Valar/Iluvatar as the ultimate weapon if all else failed, since the first attempt at sending the Istari had failed completely. Who would want to make that mistake twice? And even though Sauron is powerful, he was defeated once before by the Last Alliance: Elves and Men, no Maiar involved, so it's not a stretch to think that another Maia on steroids could knock him off.

Subject User Time
The Most Powerful of the Third Age Carnivoran Send a private message to Carnivoran Dec 11 2012, 7:13pm
    I really Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Dec 11 2012, 9:21pm
        What do you think of Elrond vs the Nazgul? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 11 2012, 9:32pm
            I Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Dec 11 2012, 9:44pm
            A herald in battle would be a worthy leader and formidable fighter themselves ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Dec 14 2012, 10:50am
    Welcome! And great question CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 11 2012, 9:25pm
        Nice list Carnivoran Send a private message to Carnivoran Dec 11 2012, 11:07pm
        Like your list elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Dec 12 2012, 3:58pm
            Agree on Gandalf CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 12 2012, 4:05pm
    They are all Maiar Aule Send a private message to Aule Dec 20 2012, 5:55pm
        Where does it say that the Eagles are Maiar? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 6:28pm
            Thorondor Aule Send a private message to Aule Dec 20 2012, 6:38pm
                Gwaihir CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 6:52pm
                    Correction Aule Send a private message to Aule Dec 20 2012, 7:27pm
                Are you thinking of the fell beast? JessCej Send a private message to JessCej Dec 28 2012, 12:00am
            Some eagles: Maiar or not Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 30 2012, 1:58pm
                And Ungoliant CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 30 2012, 4:41pm
                    Oops CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 30 2012, 5:44pm
                        Ungoliant's origin ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Dec 30 2012, 8:29pm
    i don't go in for this sort of thing much geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 20 2012, 6:47pm
        I agree they don't rank neatly CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 20 2012, 7:04pm
    Power is definitely situational and varying Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 20 2012, 7:08pm

 
 
 

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