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Tail or wing?


Jul 14 2012, 4:38pm

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This particular image is actually slightly hard for me to interpret. I can't tell what I'm seeing with the Balrog and the flame. When I first looked at this, I thought, "oh my gosh! the Balrog has a TAIL! How have I never noticed?!"

But now I'm wondering--is that thing that looks like it's coming out his backside actually the bridge?!

Kind of a silly question, and not particularly important for the scene. But now I'm curious.

I thought those were wings, not a tail.

Although, apparently it can't use its wings? That would be more accurate to what Tolkien wrote, too. I don't think Balrogs can fly, but I also don't think that rules out the possibility that they have wings like Corey Olsen claims.

Subject User Time
SCOD: Gandalf faces the Balrog zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jul 10 2012, 6:22am
    Re: Gandalf vs the Balrog Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jul 10 2012, 12:47pm
        oh lovely to see the parallels in film-book imagery 'like a wizened tree'. . I agree, it's encaptured well// Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 10 2012, 12:58pm
    I absolutely love this picture :) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 10 2012, 12:55pm
    Hard to tell what I'm seeing, actually... HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess Jul 11 2012, 8:59pm
        Sorry, here's a link to larger image zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jul 12 2012, 1:00am
        Tail or wing? Jeremy Send a private message to Jeremy Jul 14 2012, 4:38pm
    He could be... BallyWhooo Send a private message to BallyWhooo Jul 12 2012, 2:44am


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