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not a hole in logic

irodino
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Feb 9 2013, 5:10am


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The Istari were not sent to do things for the Free People, Gandalf the Grey was there to help them find their inner strength to deal with things on their own. So, unlike Gandalf the White, Mithrandir had to restrain himself greatly, and only in his final moments on the bridge of Khazad-dum, did he reveal his true power. Other than than, he was trying to appear to be no more than a 'conjurer of cheap tricks', hence the burning pine cones. He only used a little of his powers in uttermost need, when the life of the entire Company was at stake - Trolls, Goblin town, and the final tree encounter. So it is consistent. He was not allowed to attack on his own.


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Tolkien didn't have Gandalf use his incredible power (the kind that can take down Balrog's) at that point (and many others) in the novel either. Is that a hole in logic or intentional? (Somewhat rhetorical question)






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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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