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Could we see the inscriptions on Bilbo's ring?


Sep 22 2013, 12:17am

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Could we see the inscriptions on Bilbo's ring? Can't Post

I just thought this up now. perhaps maybe when he is in smaugs lair, and it tends to be very hot, could the inscriptions show or something? Bilbo will be interested but may take little heed of it for he doesn't understand what it says, and forgets all about it. I personally love the thought of seeing the inscriptions, as it could be a perfect nod to the rings trilogy as well. but as usual im sure a lot of the "purists" are gonna say something against this..
role on your thoughts.......

"fingolfin looked up in grief to see what evil morgoth had done to maedhros"


Sep 22 2013, 2:27am

Post #2 of 7 (261 views)
Intresting Idea [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope we get a reference to it at least maybe Bilbo has his hands behind his back and we see the inscription or something. I don't think Bilbo should see it though why have him see it if It doesn't go anywhere?

Grey Havens

Sep 22 2013, 3:37am

Post #3 of 7 (249 views)
I'd say no. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm far from a purist, but that just seems very unnecessary to me. The Ring inscription is a pretty important plot element that basically sets the entire Lord of the Rings story in motion. Having Bilbo see it in the Hobbit in such a trivial way just wouldn't feel right in my opinion.

I think having it be very subtle could work though. As long as Bilbo doesn't notice it. It could be a cool little easter egg type thing that you have to look out for or you'd miss it.


Sep 22 2013, 9:46am

Post #4 of 7 (215 views)
No. And here's why. [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo and the audience should be led to believe that the Ring is just a magic ring. Other than turning Bilbo invisible, we shouldn't learn anything else.

We should learn that this magical ring is *the* One Ring in FOTR, along with Frodo and Gandalf. That is the purpose of that scene. And it would be undermined if in The Hobbit films we learned anything else of it.

I don't think it matters about being a "nod" to the other films, nor what "purists" may or may not think. It's simply not necessary to undermine scenes in LOTR. Tongue


Sep 22 2013, 12:09pm

Post #5 of 7 (162 views)
Gandalf has to put it in the fire for the inscription to show [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think Bilbo's going to get THAT hot! Though, it could be interesting for us to see it, but Bilbo shouldn't.

Personally I will always view the Hobbit films as the second trilogy. This is the way Peter is making them. AUJ was made for an audience who has already seen at least FOTR.

Old Pilgrim

Sep 22 2013, 1:48pm

Post #6 of 7 (150 views)
As others have alredy stated [In reply to] Can't Post

that would be just another foolish atempt to try connect this trilogy with LOTR. Ring should only remain a useful tool to make Bilbo invisible and nothing more than that or the whole point of revealing it's secret in the Fellowship will be lost. I wouldn't mind to see Bilbo showing the ring to Gandalf on the end of their journey but Gandalf should remain only curious and maybe a little suspicious.


Sep 22 2013, 8:11pm

Post #7 of 7 (114 views)
I think... [In reply to] Can't Post

It could be a clever nod to how Gandalf mentions Dragon fire in The Shadow of the Past chapter.


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