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The dwarves generally run away a lot

Kimtc
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Feb 8 2013, 3:39pm


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You notice the dwarves spend a lot of time running away (whenever Gandalf tells them to run, for some reason I think of Monty Python, "run away!"). Gandalf only tells them to fight when they are in the Goblin cave, probably only because eagles can't get in there. In fact, despite Gandalf's ability to split boulders, flatten goblins, and later kill Balrogs, he tends to deploy this power in a fairly limited fashion--I think he needs to recharge batteries or something. In LOTR, on the other hand, everyone generally seems to be attacking something (except for the Balrog, where they take the general dwarf tactic to make a run for it).

I would also gently suggest that they have not been terribly successful at fighting stuff. Erebor, nope. Azanulbizar, well, yeah, they technically won, but lots of dead dwarves, and they aren't living there, are they? Trolls--even though they seemed to hack, stab and whack them at length, all I saw were a few troll teeth go, no wounds to speak of. With Azog in the trees--when they did finally attack, it didn't go well. They were surrounded until, well, eagles. I think running away is a good plan for this group.

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Why didn't they fight Azog? stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 8 2013, 2:59pm
    They are stuck on trees Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 3:06pm
        Not referring to the tree scene stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 8 2013, 3:10pm
            Sorry, got the wrong scene. Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 4:38pm
    Fighting wouldn't have guaranteed they'd all survive would it? Earl Send a private message to Earl Feb 8 2013, 3:23pm
    The dwarves generally run away a lot Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 3:39pm
        no more running! stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 8 2013, 4:18pm
            And there was the matter of that Balrog. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 10 2013, 3:12am
    Some thoughts... Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 8 2013, 9:00pm
        well said // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 9:19pm
        not a hole in logic irodino Send a private message to irodino Feb 9 2013, 5:10am
            Agreed.// Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 9 2013, 5:37am

 
 
 

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