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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
if we had "Avatar" technology
Poll: if we had "Avatar" technology
Half a Halfling
Sorta Orcish
Mostly Maiar
Part Eagle (with real, not metaphorical, wings)
Half a Wizard is better than none
I'd stay a Man (woman)
other (what?)
View Results (46 votes)


Mar 2 2013, 3:52pm

Post #1 of 18 (466 views)
if we had "Avatar" technology Can't Post

and you were chosen to explore Middle-earth incognito, what avatar would you choose? Why?

(This post was edited by Annael on Mar 2 2013, 3:52pm)


Mar 2 2013, 6:55pm

Post #2 of 18 (336 views)
I voted for eagle [In reply to] Can't Post

I would love to be able to fly over the beautiful landscapes of Middle Earth and the feeling of freedom would be beyond awesome I think

Superuser / Moderator

Mar 2 2013, 9:08pm

Post #3 of 18 (339 views)
Half-Elven. [In reply to] Can't Post

I figure their lightning reflexes would be handy when it comes to dodging Big Bad Nasties during my journeys. And, I'd like my hair to stay perfect throughout the day just once in my life.


Mar 2 2013, 9:46pm

Post #4 of 18 (312 views)
I would remain a Man, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

I would take the body of a Dúnadan Ranger. What better for exploration?


Mar 2 2013, 10:07pm

Post #5 of 18 (306 views)
A tree [In reply to] Can't Post

So it was between Tree-ish and Half-elven, and while I'd normally go with an elf, I decided on the tree. Only if it's an entish tree, though. I'd love to be able to move from place to place, set down roots, and stop for the evening or however long. Plus, what's more incognito than a tree?


Mar 2 2013, 10:12pm

Post #6 of 18 (308 views)
This. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hair woes included. Sly


Mar 3 2013, 2:29am

Post #7 of 18 (294 views)
I would stay female and human [In reply to] Can't Post

but would want to be a Ranger, with healing and tracking lore.


Mar 3 2013, 8:09am

Post #8 of 18 (297 views)
Eagle for me [In reply to] Can't Post

They seem to have it best out of all Middle-earth creatures!

Grey Havens

Mar 3 2013, 2:36pm

Post #9 of 18 (320 views)
Eagles [In reply to] Can't Post

But Eagles are stuck-up who withhold their assistance until millions have died, and then they just leave you at the top a tall pillar of rock instead of, I don't know, something more helpful at ground level.

And they'd probably rip a talking purse to shreds if they even come across one.


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Mar 6 2013, 1:40am)


Mar 3 2013, 5:08pm

Post #10 of 18 (273 views)
as I've argued many times before [In reply to] Can't Post

divine aid is never allowed until after the Hero has fulfilled the quest. If the Valar let the Maiar take care of everything, the free peoples of Middle-earth would expect it and accomplish nothing on their own. Gandalf and the Eagles, all Maiar, had limits placed on them by the Valar. They could help only in specific ways, and whenever they could, they did.

And if that weren't true, I still think the only way to get the Ring to Mount Doom was to sneak it in. If the Eagles had tried a frontal attack, Sauron would probably have defeated them (since part of his sin was rejecting the limits of the Valar) and gotten the Ring back.

(This post was edited by Annael on Mar 3 2013, 5:09pm)

Grey Havens

Mar 3 2013, 5:42pm

Post #11 of 18 (271 views)
The Valar [In reply to] Can't Post

The Valar are worse. They're are not only stuck-up , but also an arbitrary, erratic, and capricious lot who can hold a grudge longer than any mortal human male or female I know. The Valar hand off their internal problems with other gods like themselves on an Earth-bound population overwhelmed and ill-equipped for thousands of years and generations of lifetimes because the Valar expect their inferiors to wash their own dirty laundry and restrict that to a few shavings of weak soap. Very helpful. Way to be accountable and take responsibility. One can only assume it's intentional and mean-spirited - literally.

If you're going to take a joke seriously, you really have to expect more of the same.


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Mar 6 2013, 1:40am)


Mar 5 2013, 12:27am

Post #12 of 18 (296 views)
Avatar for Middle-Earth [In reply to] Can't Post

An Elf for me! They are such marvellous being so if I had the choice, that would be the kind of avatar I should want. Just to experience what it's like to be one and wander in Middle-earth may it be in Rivendell, Lorìen or the Havens!

(This post was edited by sam90 on Mar 5 2013, 12:28am)

Tol Eressea

Mar 5 2013, 7:00am

Post #13 of 18 (286 views)
Half-Elven. Just once in my life I'd like to be tall, elegant...and able to sing :D// [In reply to] Can't Post


(This post was edited by zarabia on Mar 5 2013, 7:01am)


Mar 5 2013, 11:16pm

Post #14 of 18 (218 views)
okay [In reply to] Can't Post

I think I can promise never to take you seriously again.


Mar 6 2013, 1:13am

Post #15 of 18 (260 views)
Half-Elven, as long as the other half is Ninja. [In reply to] Can't Post

That would make me twice as stealthy, no?

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Mar 6 2013, 1:14am)

Tol Eressea

Mar 20 2013, 3:07am

Post #16 of 18 (186 views)
Na'vi! [In reply to] Can't Post


Oh, we have to choose *M-e* avatars- of course! Tongue I would choose half-Elven, then, definitely, and take up residence in Lorien. Smile


Mar 23 2013, 4:33pm

Post #17 of 18 (187 views)
Dwarfy [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it would be interesting to see ME through dwarven eyes.


Apr 16 2013, 2:18pm

Post #18 of 18 (232 views)
I believe 'Part eagle' [In reply to] Can't Post

for the most part:).


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