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I don't disagree with much of what you say. I am not saying Gandalf should breeze out of Dol Guldur

AinurOlorin
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Jun 28 2013, 4:34am


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I don't disagree with much of what you say. I am not saying Gandalf should breeze out of Dol Guldur [In reply to] Can't Post

(and I hope Galadriel doesn't either). I am merely saying, it should be one hell of a show if and when Gandalf meets Bolg and The Nazgul. We should see a lot more from Gandalf than we would from Boromir, Aragorn or even Legolas or Thranduil, because Gandalf commands powers that they do not, and we have seen examples of them in the film.

It has to be shown that he is not to be taken lightly, neither by monstrous orc captains nor by the Wraiths of Sorcerer Kings, even if, ultimately, he is not unassailable and is not a match for Sauron.

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From the Two Towers Gandy says it best:


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"Perhaps he also thought that you were Saruman," said Gimli. "But you speak of him as if he was a friend. I thought Fangorn was dangerous."
"Dangerous!" cried Gandalf. "And so am I, very dangerous: more dangerous than anything you will ever meet, unless you are brought alive before the seat of the Dark Lord. And Aragorn is dangerous, and Legolas is dangerous. You are beset with dangers, Gimli son of Glóin; for you are dangerous yourself, in your own fashion. Certainly the forest of Fangorn is perilous—not least to those who are too ready with their axes; and Fangorn himself, he is perilous too; yet he is wise and kindly nonetheless."


I don't wanna get into a who's the toughest debate, but even Tolkien himself in the Hobbit by inference makes Gandalf seem less powerful than he is. Gandalf get's a broken arm in BO5A, he goes to Elrond for advice about the swords and the map, and Gandy nearly goes out in a blaze of glory when they were trapped in the trees by the goblins and wargs.

I think as "bad guys" do, Sauron will throw his cannon fodder at Gandalf to try and tip him up or just for the sadistically simple enjoyment of making it rough on him by trying to overwhelm him. And, even though he hasn't revealed himself, Sauron IS at Dol Guldur, otherwise there would be no need to drive him out ...


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

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Persisting concerns about possible severe under-representation of Gandalf in Dol Guldur. . . he should not seem less effective than Aragorn would be. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 5:35am
    Some Gandalf love The Mitch King Send a private message to The Mitch King Jun 25 2013, 6:29am
        Galadriel out performing all three of the represented Wizards presents its own bag of problems, AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 7:07am
            I don't see the need to rank the great ones Nerwen Send a private message to Nerwen Jun 25 2013, 8:16am
                I agree about Frodo, but here there are several more layers of problems than existed with Frodo. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 26 2013, 3:35am
            By all indications, Gandalf and Radagast will be in DG together, at least at first... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 25 2013, 11:17am
            Hear, Hear! GoBlue Send a private message to GoBlue Jun 26 2013, 3:22am
                Thank you, and well stated. I must say, my main concern in this particular set of posts is AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 26 2013, 3:39am
                Well no, not quite.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jun 26 2013, 8:18am
                    I don't want to veer too far off from the central point of this parcitular thread, AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 26 2013, 8:45am
                    I agree. arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jun 26 2013, 10:46am
    Are these weekly rants really necessary? dubulous Send a private message to dubulous Jun 25 2013, 8:05am
        If these are rants, they are the most intelligent and well-thought out rants I have ever seen Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jun 25 2013, 8:12am
            My thanks to you, my friend. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 2:29pm
        It's not actually a 'weekly rant' Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Jun 25 2013, 9:58am
            Honoured by your appreciation AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 2:30pm
                I meant it – I always find your posts interesting, and inevitably put in a polite way Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Jun 25 2013, 2:44pm
            Ditto Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 25 2013, 3:22pm
                Awww. Blushergized. lol AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 26 2013, 2:39am
                    Virtual high-five Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 26 2013, 4:06am
        Allow me to be clear, this is not so much about him not being the strongest in the assault on Dol Guldur. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 2:27pm
        You don't have to read something if you're not interested. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jun 25 2013, 2:31pm
            Noted, Bumpypotato Send a private message to Bumpypotato Jun 25 2013, 2:42pm
        They are weekly. Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jun 25 2013, 6:30pm
            You can always change it. Imladris18 Send a private message to Imladris18 Jun 25 2013, 7:12pm
                That would not work. arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jun 25 2013, 8:09pm
                    Any poster can veiw activity by latest replies. Imladris18 Send a private message to Imladris18 Jun 25 2013, 8:15pm
    I don't mean to be rude... Bumpypotato Send a private message to Bumpypotato Jun 25 2013, 11:46am
        On old page arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jun 25 2013, 12:14pm
            . Bumpypotato Send a private message to Bumpypotato Jun 25 2013, 12:41pm
                There's only one way to find out! // arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jun 25 2013, 12:44pm
                Pssst... Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jun 25 2013, 9:15pm
        These type of comments will stop now entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jun 25 2013, 2:33pm
    Which Gandalf? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 25 2013, 1:27pm
        I understand. I would say though, The "Pure" Hobbit Gandalf would not have been AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 2:38pm
        Meant to add this but time expired. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 25 2013, 2:51pm
            Well, another thing to consider... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jun 25 2013, 3:35pm
                Once it is decieded to be a trap and he starts being attacked, secrecy will no longer avail. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 26 2013, 2:42am
            How I would like to see it. Imladris18 Send a private message to Imladris18 Jun 25 2013, 6:19pm
    Your concerns are understandable but may prove unfounded Michelle Johnston Jun 25 2013, 9:36pm
    Thanks JWPlatt Jun 26 2013, 6:29pm
        I agree with all you post here JW Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jun 26 2013, 6:37pm
            My thanks to you, AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 27 2013, 6:11am
                AO Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jun 27 2013, 6:59am
                    I don't disagree with much of what you say. I am not saying Gandalf should breeze out of Dol Guldur AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 28 2013, 4:34am
        *swelling with fond appreciation* AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 27 2013, 6:11am

 
 
 

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