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What would happen if smaug got the ring?

Blkcpt
Rivendell

Nov 19 2013, 10:32pm

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What would happen if smaug got the ring? Can't Post

Or was able to put it on? It adjusts to the users finger right? But would it be like when Tom Bombadil had the ring? Or would he become some amazingly powerful,hellish invisible creature.


Elskidor
Rohan


Nov 19 2013, 10:48pm

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Probably wouldn't care for silly things like rings =) [In reply to] Can't Post


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Or was able to put it on? It adjusts to the users finger right? But would it be like when Tom Bombadil had the ring? Or would he become some amazingly powerful,hellish invisible creature.


Yet, if he did I don't see Middle-Earth surviving. He would not need an army to demolish Gondor. Now if he would just learn to cover up that stinking weak spot! It's like remembering to put on your underwear before going outside, pants too.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 20 2013, 10:52am

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He'd better fill in that blank spot on his left breast ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

Then again, being a Ring it would still leave a hole!



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AjaxMinoan
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Nov 21 2013, 2:10pm

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It's terrible to imagine. [In reply to] Can't Post

  I used to play Dungeons & Dragons, and once fought a creature called a Spirit Troll. The thing was invisible, and we would knock it down, and it would regenerate. We had no idea it would eventually get up again at first.

Still, Smaug would only be like 50 times worse.


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noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Nov 24 2013, 12:06pm

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The Hobbit version of the Ring, or the LOTR one? [In reply to] Can't Post

The idea of Bilbo's ring as The One Ring - irredeemably evil creation of Sauron occurred to Tolkien when he was trying to write a sequel to The Hobbit, and instead came out with The Lord of the Rings.

So, in the Hobbit, Bilbo's ring is a useful magical trinket, giving Bilbo the magical power of invisibility. But not much more, if anything more. If Samug got that, I guess he'd be an invisible dragon. It doesn't at that stage in Tolkien's work have all the evil it does later - for example, Bilbo is able to tell the Dwarves (eventually) that he has the ring. None of them is tempted to try and take it from him, a la Boromir.

What if we retrofit the LOTR Ring into The Hobbit story (as the Hobbit movies will kind have to do as they are making The Hobbit an LOTR prequel) and then let Smaug get it? I think we end up with an invisible dragon who wants to become the new Dark Lord!

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"

 
 

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