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Who is your favorite lord of the rings character?

Asked by wrestlemaniac (810points) August 8th, 2008

sorry ran out of good Q’s used all my good ones today, or yesterday, anyway i like Aragorn the king of Gondor (I’m sleepwalking)

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wrestlemaniac's avatar

Joking about the sleepwalking:)

aidje's avatar

Aragorn was my favorite until Faramir showed up. After that, Faramir was hands down my favorite character.

(Movie-Faramir is an impostor. Real-Faramir isn’t in the movies.)

jlm11f's avatar

Aragorn was my favorite. I liked one of the sons too…i think it was Faramir…or was it Boromir? Well it was the nice, quiet one, who wasn’t loved by his dad. I forget…

Just so you know, you don’t have to ask a Q, if you can’t think of one. It’s not required.

aneedleinthehayy's avatar

i’m not gonna lie. i’m a sucker for frodo and sam.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

Is it just me or does it look like that Frodo and Sam are maybe more than friends. maybe relatives.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

The one that wasn’t boring.

Oh, wait…

Lightlyseared's avatar

Sam (I’m a hobbit at heart)

shilolo's avatar

Gandolf, by far.

tinyfaery's avatar

Don’t kill me, but I wasn’t a big fan of the Rings trilogy, nor did I read the books. However, I liked the trees, and the 2 funny little hobbits that messed things up all the time.

aidje's avatar

What you should say is, “I wasn’t a big fan of the LotR movies. I never bothered to read the books, which are undoubtedly far superior in every way.”

Randy's avatar

Ive been told I look like Froto, but I’m not a big fan either tiny.

MacBean's avatar

@tinyfaery—I’m gonna totally disagree with aidje here and advise you to steer waaaaaaay clear of the books if you didn’t care for the movies. Tolkien’s stories are wonderful. His writing is tedious.

And to answer the question, Faramir is my favorite. (In the books. Gandalf is my favorite in the movies because my love for Ian McKellen knows no bounds.)

mee_ouch's avatar

Gollum/Smeagol all the way!!!!

“My Preciousssssssssssssss. Where’s my preciousssssssssss?!”
His quest to retrieve the ring lead him on many an adventure with Frodo and the boys.

Vital Stats:
Name: Gollum
Real name: Smeagol
Height: who knows? Years of exile in a cave have given him a wizened old man/hunchback look. Although, it is believed that when he was Smeagol he stood b/w three and four feet tall.
Hair: Barely
Eye Colour: Penetrating, ‘Sea-foam Green’. Glow-in-the-dark feature was the result of his cave-dwelling….and general creepiness.
Skin Colour: In the book it’s black. Peter Jackson, (perhaps bowing to Hollywood pressure, perhaps not)....‘rolled the little guy around’ in flour (chalk, soot…who knows)

Played with aplomb by the multi-talented welshman himself….Andy Serkis…“I WANT

aidje's avatar

I’ve heard a few other people say the same thing. I don’t see it, myself. I find his writing to be far from tedious; some of the most gripping writing I’ve ever encountered. I don’t have time for multiple readings of the trilogy, but there are certain passages that I read again and again, for their beauty if for nothing else (ride of the Rohirrim, bridge of Khazad-Dûm, the dialogue between Eowyn and the Nazgul, which was so foolishly left out of the movie, etc.). I would, however, say that there are certain parts of the trek in which he does an incredibly effective job of conveying the tediousness of the journey.

janbb's avatar

Loved Aragorn in the book and Viggo Mortensen was him to a T in the movie. How hot can you get? I also really like Gandalf in both, follwed closely and awe-inspiringly by the Ents. Gollum is my worst nightmare personified…......

blastfamy's avatar

There was that elf archer (standing in the background) who was shot in the second one. He was the BEST!

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Personally, I think Tolkein is overrated as a writer. As MacBean said, if you didn’t like the movies, stay far, far, far away from the books. They actually cut a lot of the content out when making the transition from book to movie, and that actually helped it a little bit.

glowfull's avatar

samwise gamgee.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

It’s Gandalf!, which one the white or grey?

wrestlemaniac's avatar

blastfamy, that was haldir, commander of the lothlorien archers.

Hobbes's avatar

I agree with MrMeltedCrayon – I wasn’t too impressed with the books. Though I do still like Gollum/Smeagol.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

if they made the movies like the books it would last like 5 hours each movie and it would suck ass.

mee_ouch's avatar

Hobbes, I was beginning to feel like an outsider for my choice. You just re-intstilled the faith in me. Go Gollum!!!!!

Hobbes's avatar

I love the character because he’s one of the only ambiguous ones in the whole book, which makes him the most interesting. His role is always uncertain, whereas everyone else is black and white.

mee_ouch's avatar

The classic good vs. evil dichotomy. Ambiguity at it’s finest!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

touche, my friend!

V_Scofield's avatar

I like Aragorn and Faramir. Frodo’s good too, but I like the tall ones.

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