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what happens to bolgs mace?


Feb 21 2014, 8:36pm

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what happens to bolgs mace? Can't Post

When he briefly duels legolas, he has his mace on him but clearly he gets disarmed. But what happens after their little fight is bolg simply walks away without the mace! So now what? We aren't going to see that awesome mace again? Or is this a prelude to a bad continuity error...?


"And do you really think, Thorin Oakenshield, that Bolg will have the slightest symphony for you? After he watched you hack his fathers hand off, so ruthlessly in Moria. Azogs defeat has brought nothing to you, only refuelled hate of his kin, upon yours"


Feb 21 2014, 8:49pm

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His mace disappears before [In reply to] Can't Post

If I remember correctly, when the orcs reach the Lake-town rooftops, Bolg has no mace but in some of the later scenes, he wields it.

Same thing happens during the barrels sequence. One minute he uses his bow and arrow to fire at Kili, the next he's urging the orcs to follow the dwarves by waving the mace.

I'm suspecting he's got an orc servant carrying it around for him Wink

But it's true, they could have at least found a way to attach it to his back and retrieve it whenever necessary.

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(This post was edited by Arandir on Feb 21 2014, 8:50pm)

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Feb 21 2014, 10:20pm

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Hadn't thought about this before [In reply to] Can't Post

But you're right, IIRC, Bolg has the mace when the fight starts but it just kinda disappears at some point and he clearly doesn't go to retrieve it, unlike Legolas whom we see pick Orcrist up off the ground.

Maybe, when Bolg was disarmed, the mace got knocked way out of the way so he knew he wouldn't have time to retrieve it before Legolas finished dealing with the two other orcs and came after him. Not knowing how many orcs were in Lake-town and whether or not Legolas/Tauriel managed to take them all out, it could be that if any were left alive, then they could find the mace and leave Lake-town with it before Smaug gets there and give it back to Bolg when they catch up to him. Even if they don't show this happening, and Bolg shows up with the mace again then we can all just assume that that's what happened if that's what makes us feel better.Wink

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Feb 23 2014, 4:44am

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I really like the idea of Bolg having a little servant following him around. [In reply to] Can't Post

After all, isn't it standard for villains to have minions (always much shorter/skinnier/sillier than the head honcho) following them around to carry their stuff? Laugh

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


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