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Balrogs with wings VS Balrogs without wings


May 25 2011, 8:10pm

Post #1 of 11 (1090 views)
Balrogs with wings VS Balrogs without wings Can't Post

Sorry I had to.

Wraith Buster

May 25 2011, 9:52pm

Post #2 of 11 (335 views)
That's like saying.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Dirt bikes with guns versus helicopters with bombs. Well, of course with wings.Wink

Pedich Edhellen? Lau? Hria cuilŽ.

End of line.


May 26 2011, 4:01pm

Post #3 of 11 (243 views)
Balrogs with wings [In reply to] Can't Post

Jen the Balrog: Wings? I don't have wings.
Kira the Balrog: Of course not. You're a boy.

And in contests between boys and girls, girls always win.

From IMDB trivia:

"A scene was cut from the finished film that showed Eowyn (Miranda Otto) stripping away her regular clothes and then dressing herself in the armor of a Rohan warrior."

*Darkstone bangs head against wall*

(This post was edited by Darkstone on May 26 2011, 4:03pm)

AlassŽa Eruvande

May 26 2011, 10:00pm

Post #4 of 11 (252 views)
Wings all the way! [In reply to] Can't Post

Little Eruvande, The Little Goblin and I are currently watching FOTR and just watched the bit with the balrog. LE says, "the balrog has wings, you know."

I choke back a *squee* and calmly ask him, "how do you know he has wings?"

He replies, "you can see them; they're made of smoke and bones."

I ask him why would an underground-dwelling creature the size if a balrog have wings at all? Can he fly?

His reply: "Duh! It makes him look scarier! The wings aren't for flying!"

There you have it, folks. (I've never mentioned the wings/no wings debate to my kids. And LE hasn't read the books yet. Soon, though.)
And now I'm going back to my own little geek-fest.

And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.

Forum Admin / Moderator

May 26 2011, 11:16pm

Post #5 of 11 (378 views)
What an awesome observation! [In reply to] Can't Post

We've gotta get that kid over to the Reading Room...! Cool


"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915

Lady Brynna
The Shire

Jun 1 2011, 2:35pm

Post #6 of 11 (220 views)
Can they even use the wings? [In reply to] Can't Post

In the movie it didn't look like it could use them.

God Bless,
Lady Brynna


Jun 4 2011, 6:06am

Post #7 of 11 (277 views)
*big broad grin*. [In reply to] Can't Post

My feelings on this subject are well known.Angelic

Permanent address: Into the West

Must. Have. The Precious! Give us the LotR EE Blu-ray Ultimate Box Set!

Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea

Jun 7 2011, 6:24pm

Post #8 of 11 (184 views)
Mmmmmm .... balrog wings! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sautee 'em with some on-yon, some pep-pair, about 40 cloves of gar-leek and some wiiiine ... Oooooeeee! I gar-on-tee a good time!

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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(This post was edited by Idril Celebrindal on Jun 7 2011, 6:24pm)

Gollum the Great

Jun 7 2011, 6:59pm

Post #9 of 11 (240 views)
Obviously they can fly. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hence, Gandalf: Fly, you fool! Sly

The movie misinterpreted the whole thing: made it look like Gandy was actually calling to the Fellowship, made it look like the balrog couldn't fly if it tried...

You can't blame Roggy for falling. Have you ever tried flying when you're smashing into rock walls and some guy is whacking your head with a sword?

Lord Smťagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day; fresh from the sea. Most Precious Gollum!

Wraith Buster

Jun 7 2011, 9:03pm

Post #10 of 11 (832 views)
Good points [In reply to] Can't Post

LOL. Cool

Pedich Edhellen? Lau? Hria cuilŽ.

End of line.


Dec 6 2013, 12:07am

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with wings [In reply to] Can't Post



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