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A matter of perspective.

Lightice
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Feb 2 2013, 4:42pm


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Hardly nice to abandon the people because it's king went nuts with dragon sickness, either way Thranduil's apparently abandonment of even humanitarian aid to the dwarves in the aftermath hardly casts him as a stand up...elf. :)


If Thranduil considers the dwarves collectively responsible (they did dig the gold and flaunted their wealth as a nation, not just under orders of their king), then it's possible that he refused aid on those grounds. But as I said, we don't even know if he did offer any aid or not, at this point. We only have Thorin's possibly skewed perspective on what actually happened.

It can also be made a matter of character growth for Thranduil when he offers aid to the people of Laketown that he refused before. We still know almost nothing about his personality, issues or actions. You can't judge him either way based on two silent scenes. We need to wait and see him in person to find out what his motives and ideals actually are.

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Bard with Legolas The Mitch King Send a private message to The Mitch King Feb 1 2013, 5:16am
    Might be the other way around Wauntaun Send a private message to Wauntaun Feb 1 2013, 5:56am
    It's said the pic is from TABA Elk2013 Send a private message to Elk2013 Feb 1 2013, 6:39am
        Interesting... Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Feb 1 2013, 9:41am
            I think that you are slightly confused? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 1 2013, 3:39pm
                Wait, I think I've got myself mixed up here... Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Feb 1 2013, 4:12pm
                Sooo marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Feb 1 2013, 10:09pm
                    Two possible answers. Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Feb 1 2013, 10:14pm
                        well marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Feb 2 2013, 4:16am
                            A matter of perspective. Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Feb 2 2013, 4:42pm
                    Ding, dong, the dragon's dead! Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 2 2013, 8:35pm
        Yes... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 1 2013, 4:11pm
            "help people's perception of his character as he appears in LOTR" Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 1 2013, 9:38pm
        Did he do that? florian Send a private message to florian Feb 2 2013, 1:09am

 
 
 

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