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The nazguls weapons of fear against Numenoreans

Victariongreyjoy
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Sep 29 2017, 2:00pm

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The nazguls screams and appearance seems to scare the crap out of most men, but were the numenoreans and later the dunedains of Arnor more stronger in will power to resist the nazguls?


grammaboodawg
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Oct 8 2017, 1:05pm

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I hope someone more knowledgeable has a really great answer for you; but looking at their encounters in the stories, I really think you've got something there! I definitely think it's in their blood to have a strength common men (and women) don't usually have. Of course, saying that... I think of Dernhelm / Eowyn standing against the Lord of the Nazgul alone and in the heat of the battlefield. Time and again she proved to have more to her than most individuals.

But as to the question about Numenorean/Dunedain having the willpower to resist... I think between their genes, heritage and history... they most definitely would never run from the primary representatives of the Dark Lord.

Thanks for this... I'm definitely going to do some more thinking about this :)

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Victariongreyjoy
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Oct 11 2017, 12:07am

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Thanks for answering.

I always wondered about the nazgul weapon of terror against men. If the Witch King were that powerful during Angmar's war, Arnor would have fallen in matters of days than years.


grammaboodawg
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Oct 11 2017, 11:02am

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I love how, in the films, Jackson shows that the presence of the Nazgul even scared away birds (hear them fluttering away) and worms/bugs when the hobbits are hiding from the Black Rider under the tree root. ;)




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sevilodorf
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Oct 11 2017, 11:59am

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Or were the bugs and things answering his call? [In reply to] Can't Post

Lining up to report so to speak. Evil/Bad creatures respond while good creatures run.

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Oct 12 2017, 3:18am

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Now that's definitely a possibility!

Can you imagine the 9 sitting there waiting for worms, beetles and centipedes to crawl out and get into battle formation? ;)




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Victariongreyjoy
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Oct 12 2017, 9:36pm

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Now that's definitely a possibility!

Can you imagine the 9 sitting there waiting for worms, beetles and centipedes to crawl out and get into battle formation? ;)


If their appearance were so terrible, how could Boromir and Faramir reclaim Osgiliath from them? Or do the nazgul back down if fearless men wants to fight them?


Darkstone
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Oct 12 2017, 9:43pm

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Maybe the Nazgūl were off fumigating Barad-dūr? [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, they can't be everywhere, and if Sauron wants his cockroach infestation problem solved, he wants it solved *now*!

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Victariongreyjoy
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Oct 12 2017, 10:12pm

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I mean, they can't be everywhere, and if Sauron wants his cockroach infestation problem solved, he wants it solved *now*!


But shouldn't his main focus be have control over Osgiliath tha losing i? A strategic important city.


Darkstone
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Oct 13 2017, 1:10pm

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An infestation of thousands and thousands of cockroaches all the size of Shelob might well take precedence. Keeping the home front secure first and foremost is a prime military dictum.

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