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Lady Giladriel vs Gandalf

Wraith Buster
Gondor


Dec 14 2010, 1:55am

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The powerful elf vs the powerful Maia- what do you think?

Couldn't Lady Giladriel [if she wanted to] defeat Sauron without any help or is that something I just thought I heard?

Bustin' makes me feel good!!

I do believe if our honorable friend continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel for objections he is in danger of getting splinters under his fingernails.

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instigators?

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 14 2010, 3:10am

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Gandalf wins by an eyebrow. Maiar rule!

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StarElf
Rohan

Dec 14 2010, 3:22am

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if Galadriel could have defeated Sauron without anyone's help, then she totally would have done it. What you might have heard might have been something along the lines of Galadriel being able to defeat Sauron if she had the Ring, but it would still ultimately corrupt her and she'd ultimately wreak the same evil. Sauron might even well have another chance to take the Ring, so the whole 'transfer of power' thing would have been very superficial.

Personally, my bets are on Gandalf. Some of it might depend on if it was Gandalf the Grey or Gandalf the White, though. GtW is a much tougher opponent than GtG.


Was the world being born what called me...?
At the bottom of the deep sea, I could hear a voice.



(This post was edited by StarElf on Dec 14 2010, 3:27am)


Donry
Tol Eressea


Dec 14 2010, 3:52pm

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Although the lady of the woods might be able to smile real pertty like and probably kick mean butt, I think the old man in the white cloak could come out on top in this epic battle of middle-earth heavyweights.....

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 14 2010, 4:07pm

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If Galadriel was that powerful she would have made an effort.



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Wraith Buster
Gondor


Dec 15 2010, 12:38am

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If Galadriel was that powerful she would have made an effort.


It wasn't her "task". It wasn't appointed to her. But, if I were her I would slap some people (orcs) around more than she did.

Bustin' makes me feel good!!

I do believe if our honorable friend continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel for objections he is in danger of getting splinters under his fingernails.

Have you heard nothing of the stubbornness of dwarves and their elf
instigators?

The dark spybot will not avail you, flame of Ubuntu!



macfalk
Valinor


Dec 15 2010, 7:34am

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In my point of view, she had the responsibility to aid the suffering people of Middle-earth instead of wandering around in Lorien looking sad. Everyone may not agree with this but that's how I view it.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


StarElf
Rohan

Dec 15 2010, 1:00pm

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1. Galadriel was a Queen of the Noldor, and the Noldor had been fighting alongside the Sindarin Elves against the forces of evil for thousands of years. In the Prologue to Fellowship, you can even see Noldorin Elves in the fight against Sauron. Galadriel's kinsman Elrond was even there when Isildur got the Ring.

2. Galadriel was the mother of Celebrian, as well as the grandmother of Arwen and her brothers. People who are moms and grandmas don't let big, bad evil demons ruin the home planet of their kids and grandkids if they can stop it.

3. Guilt. Galadriel might have felt that the Royal House of Noldor still had to redeem itself for the civil war it had unleashed between the Elves during the First Age.

4. If Galadriel didn't have the willpower to overcome the temptation to travel with her uncle to Middle Earth despite the attacks on the Teleri, then I doubt she could have resisted the temptation to defeat Sauron. She likely also wouldn't have been as tempted by the Ring if she could just defeat Sauron on her own.

Was the world being born what called me...?
At the bottom of the deep sea, I could hear a voice.



(This post was edited by StarElf on Dec 15 2010, 1:09pm)


Gimli'sBox
Gondor


Dec 15 2010, 1:48pm

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You sound like what Merry said to Frodo in ROTK!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Roast chicken?!

You're taller. Who? You. Then what? Then me! I've always been taller than you. Pippin, everyone knows you're the short one. I'm the tall one. Please Merry. Your what? Three foot six at the most. Whereas I'm pushing three seven. Three eight! Three foot eight! You did something.

It's Latin. Loosely translated, it means... we cheat.

"Strange treasures in this fair world appear, strange all, and new to me." That is a poem by Thomas Traherne and I have absolutely no idea what it's about. But, when I was small I was made to learn it by heart so I don't see why you shouldn't suffer too.


StarElf
Rohan

Dec 16 2010, 7:31am

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And Frodo was only 'appointed' as Ringbearer because he volunteered in the first place. Tongue If he hadn't, who knows how long everyone at the Council would have gone on arguing about who was going to carry the Ring?

Was the world being born what called me...?
At the bottom of the deep sea, I could hear a voice.



sevilodorf
Gondor


Dec 17 2010, 11:05pm

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Wraith Buster
Gondor


Dec 19 2010, 12:46am

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Bustin' makes me feel good!!

I do believe if our honorable friend continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel for objections he is in danger of getting splinters under his fingernails.

Have you heard nothing of the stubbornness of dwarves and their elf
instigators?

The dark spybot will not avail you, flame of Ubuntu!



Airaloske
The Shire


Dec 28 2010, 4:13pm

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Galadriel wasn't trained for the offense. She's probably a kick-bum defender but when it comes to going on the offense I don't think she can quite hold a candle to dear old Olorin. Gandalf can use a sword, yes, but he can also use his power to cast offensive spells. I'm sure Galadriel could use a sword when it came down to it, but I don't think her offensive spellcraft is nearly as strong as Gandalf's, not to mention the fact that Gandalf is probably physically stronger than the Elf-Queen (not just because, on an anatomical level, dudes are generally stronger than chicks, but because he's been tromping through the wilderness for a ridiculously long time while Galadriel's been hanging out in her forest castle with Celeborn, weaving cloaks, baking lembas, polishing her jewelry, and looking in her Mirror). No, my money's on our favorite wonderful wizard. Maybe back in the day Galadriel kicked some tail but I don't think she quite has what it takes any more.



StarElf
Rohan

Dec 30 2010, 2:50am

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I'll bet she could outrun at least 89% of them. We have to give Galadriel credit where she was due; Elves had health and strength beyond that afforded to mere mortal women. Galadriel had strong genes, even for an Elf, and I doubt she was just sitting around all day in Lotholorien. Since she was still so young and strong, I can imagine her challenging Celeborn and/or her handmaidens to footraces when nobody was looking. Or maybe even when they were. If Nessa wasn't above running around in the woods from time to time, I doubt Galadriel would feel the need to be. She's a freakin' queen of the Elves, and Elves do seem to love their exercise. If it came down to fists over enchantment, then I'll bet Galadriel would have an excellent chance of pummeling Gandalf. Gandalf might have been strong, but Galadriel was just as tall and had the advantage of a more youthful body. I'd probably bet on her if it just came down to brute strength. Evil

Was the world being born what called me...?
At the bottom of the deep sea, I could hear a voice.



Airaloske
The Shire


Dec 30 2010, 5:35pm

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dudes are still stronger Wink *runs away*



Tolkien Forever
Gondor

Feb 26 2011, 8:52am

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...By a nose...

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