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Old Pilgrim
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Sep 12 2013, 5:28am


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but I am not certain that he will display a lot of his magic in Dol Guldur, at least not when he is alone. Perhaps I am wrong but we have twi things that confirm this;

- even in books Gandalf rarely displays his power as his main task is to help peoples of Middle Earth against Sauron and his minions. He is doing that by encourage them, giving them hope and focus them on the right path rather then using full power to fight enemy directly. Though many objected the fact that Gandalf showed so little magic in LOTR I think filmakers were true to the books in that case and I approve that. The only greatest error was his confrotation with the Witch King in EE which shouldn't be included in the film at all but then again maybe Gandal would still fight the Witch King if the Rohirrim wouldn't arrive.

- as I already pointed out Peter Jackson and his team didn't show much of Gandalf's magic until now. His powers are always display rather subtile, he is fighting with his staff and sword rather than using magic and I doubt that they will change this. Again we see Gandalf fighting Thrain with his staff in Dol Guldur so unless he will be in great danger he won't do great lightening shows.

Also don't forget that he is only investigating and he should do that subtle and without making great mess. However attack of the White Council on Dol Guldur is another matter as their main goal is to defeat Sauron and therefore a lot of magic should be presented on that attack, even from Gandalf.


(This post was edited by Old Pilgrim on Sep 12 2013, 5:30am)

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Certainly Gandalf needs to display power-magic in Dol Guldur. But how? Let the books be your guide, filmcrew! AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 10 2013, 11:28pm
    Completely agree Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 11 2013, 6:59am
        That is a fear, but I certainly hope they won't make that mistake. Two things play in favour of them doing the right thing AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 11 2013, 7:53am
            Plus, burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 11 2013, 11:00am
                Definitely, Burgahobbit and Sycoraxa82. I thought it fitting and proper that Radagast AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 11 2013, 10:15pm
        # 2 of this list completely nails it on EVERY level. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 11 2013, 8:01am
            Very very true ... Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 11 2013, 3:48pm
                Fingers crossed for it, Arandir my friend. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 11 2013, 10:16pm
        I wish they would reshoot the Witch-King confrontation sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Sep 11 2013, 6:22pm
    i still missed how in the book when Gandalf showed up in... MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Sep 12 2013, 3:18am
        Sauron Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Sep 12 2013, 3:48am
            No, however Sauron almost surely would not be the first wave of confrontation (and, yes please to Glorfindel in the full assault . .. SURVIVING in a hero Elf role!) AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 12 2013, 4:09am
                ^ Liking all of this, AO. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Sep 12 2013, 4:16am
        I really missed that too, HOWEVER, after the how many of Gandalf's displays of power were either AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 12 2013, 4:01am
            agreed MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Sep 12 2013, 4:13am
                orcrist did glow Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Sep 12 2013, 5:10pm
                    nope MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Sep 13 2013, 3:38am
                        There were a few points where Glamdring glowed VERY briefly, as it was swung. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 13 2013, 10:20pm
    Hard to tell Old Pilgrim Send a private message to Old Pilgrim Sep 12 2013, 5:28am
        It is the books being quoted. Yes he encouraged, with wisdom, and his kind Spirit, and was aided by the healing power of The Red Ring, but make no mistake AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 12 2013, 7:46am
            Yes but Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Sep 12 2013, 12:00pm
            True, but we are talking about Dol Guldur here Old Pilgrim Send a private message to Old Pilgrim Sep 12 2013, 12:56pm
                It is a trap. And as he said on Caradhras when the wargs came, ere another display of power, "Need we wait till morning? The Hunt is up!" AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 13 2013, 9:36pm
                    Hopefully not... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Sep 14 2013, 12:35am
                        Guard your heart, Salmacis. I hope as you do, but AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 14 2013, 3:10am
                        maiar vs istari Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Sep 14 2013, 3:01pm
                            The Istari are Maia Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 14 2013, 9:05pm
                            What Otaku said... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Sep 15 2013, 3:09am
                            Otaku and Salmacis have nailed it. To give greater specifity, Olorin and Curumo were the highest of the Maiar who were sent and became known as AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 15 2013, 5:28pm
    If we are going by the books Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Sep 12 2013, 11:56am
        True... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Sep 12 2013, 2:43pm

 
 
 

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