I don't think the adventure needs romance or some romantic sub-plot. It worked well in the LOTR trilogy since Arwen & Aragorn and Faramir & Eowyn (although not fully expanded) was already in the books.
Have one of the main characters "fall in love" with Tauriel won't add anything. Perhaps she will do a little flirting or even have her own elf-husband in Mirkwood. Who knows.
While I don't think Tauriel will fall in love with anyone, or that anyone will fall in love with her, or that there should be any kind of romance in these films... it'd be almost kind of cute if Bilbo had similar kind of chivalrous crush on her as Gimli has on Galadriel. A middle aged gentlehobbit crushing over a tomboyish female soldier 3/2 his height. Middleage crisis, anyone?
If we want to take this question seriously, then: a person most likely to developed feelings for her would be someone who deals with her daily, and is of the same social rank as she is; therefore someone of her colleagues; therefore some other of Thranduil's guards/soldiers. I doubt anyone distanced from her either by physical or social barriers would pay much attention to her*, and therefore would have no chance to get to know her intimately enough to start to love her.
*Unless she is a personal bodyguard, in which case bodyguard crush is an option.
(This post was edited by Faenoriel on Apr 11 2012, 3:00pm)
I am not very fond of the idea of bringing a new character that was not in the book as Tauriel but it should be even more harder to swallow if there is such a thing as a 'love story' with a character of the compagny. I just don't want to see that so I choose none of them in the list.
(This post was edited by sam90 on Apr 11 2012, 3:51pm)
"I believe she is authentic, because Tolkien refers to The Woodland Elves, he just doesn’t talk about who they are specifically"
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Evangeline said it best herself. As long as she does the same stuff as these unnamed backround Elves do in the book, I don't consider her altogether "invented". If the plot is changed to make up something for her to do, then it may become an issue.
I guess to me the character is an invention in terms of that they have personalized a background Wood-Elves guard who doesn't really exist in the book as we all know here. I mean the Wood-elves guard are there and are not really describe, that's a fact but nowhere in the book it is said that a Female guard of the name of Tauriel exist or doesn't, that's true but clearly not a Tolkien's initiative. I guess that is my point. My chief concern in that matter is that she might have quite an important role especially in the second movie, one would guess, and so this character will get a considerable visibility in the story that was simply not the case in the book. We shall what is going to be the result, I am not gonna juge the result before seeing it so I'll wait and see!
(This post was edited by sam90 on Apr 19 2012, 7:25pm)
well, this clueless mother wondered what it meant when her college gamer son played as computer game characters that were smoking hot, barely dressed women. What was the motivation? I would pick a character I thought was like me, or... more likely... I wanted to be. Did this mean he wished to be a smoking hot, big boob woman? I wasn't getting that vibe in real life but I am open minded and wanted him to tell me if that was the case.
They'll probably fight together and have fun trying to see who could kill more orcs like he did with Gimli and they'll argue a lot and think they can't stand each other but suddenly he'll look over at her admiringly and realize she's his soul mate. I hope not, though, because that could be reallllly cheesy!