Who Is Halbrand, THE RINGS OF POWER’s Mysterious Character? (2023)

The Rings of Power‘s premiere ended with Galadriel refusing to abandon her mission on Middle-earth for an eternity of peace at her former home of Valinor. She likely wouldn’t have survived the journey back, though, had she not come across Halbrand and the wreckage of his ship. Together the two avoided death inside a monstrous sea worm. Halbrand also saved Galadriel from drowning, and he defended her before the royal court of Númenor. But who is Halbrand on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and how did this mysterious man end up lost among the waves? What is Halbrand running from and why? As Halbrand said, “looks can be deceiving.” He might be a new ally with a troubled past looking for redemption. Or The Rings of Power‘s Halbrand might be the very evil Galadriel has sworn to destroy.

Whatever the answer, The Rings of Power certainly wants us to think Halbrand might really be The Lord of the Rings‘ Sauron.

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Where Does The Rings of Power‘s Halbrand Come From?

Charlie Vickers’ Halbrand hasn’t exactly been hiding the fact he’s holding back important information about himself. That’s not how you maintain secrets. Especially not someone as smart and cunning as Halbrand. No, on The Rings of Power, Halbrand wants Galadriel to know he’s hiding something vital. And since everything he does and says seems to be intentional, everything we “know” about him might be a lie. But at minimum, even if he’s not being honest or only telling half-truths, that still reveals something about who he is.

Halbrand says his people have no king. They no longer even have a home in the Southlands where he comes from. Orcs drove them away and left his home in ashes. (Orcs are doing just that all over the south.) That would explain why Halbrand knew something no elf, not even Galadriel, realized—the “enemy” is in the Southlands, too.

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Orcs are hard to find throughout Middle-earth at this point in the The Rings of Power‘s depiction of the Second Age. They’ve been hiding from the sunlight and their foes for hundreds of years and only recently started terrorizing the world again. The closer a man’s home is to the hidden sanctuary of evil, the more likely they are to encounter them. But that also means they’re more likely to have once fought alongside orcs.

Where in The Lord of the Rings‘ World Were Halbrand and His Ship Going?

Elves sail west to reach Valinor. The only Lord of the Rings location men sail towards in that direction is Númenor, where Elendil ended up taking Halbrand and Galadriel.

That’s the island the Valar created specifically for the men who helped defeat Morgoth the Dark Lord during the First Age. It’s the greatest kingdom of men during the Second Age when the show takes place.

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On The Rings of Power, Halbrand hasn’t confirmed he was sailing to Númenor, but it’s the most logical place for any men to run to after orcs destroyed their home. It’s also a place he’s in no rush to leave. As Halbrand said, the island is “a paradise rife with opportunities.” It also’s a safe haven, far from the homeland he swore never to return to. Not even a jail cell has diminished Halbrand’s resolve to stay. When he spoke with his new fellow prisoner Galadriel in episode four, he asked her to “cease trying to convince” him to leave the island.

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Halbrand, despite everything, wanted to remain in The Lord of the Rings‘ city right up until the moment he finally relented and joined Galadriel and the Númenóreans on their journey back to Middle-earth.

What Is the Meaning of Halbrand’s Necklace?

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Halbrand’s necklace contains a pouch holding a vial likely full of liquid. In Middle-earth that unknown concoction could be a form of sustenance. (Elves, orcs, and ents alike have their own.) But while the pouch’s contents remain a mystery, The Rings of Power‘s third episode revealed what the necklace’s metal tag represents for Halbrand.

Galadriel found a drawing with the same symbol in the Hall of Law, which Númenor’s first king, Elros created. Elros also helped defeat Morgoth and his allies, which included some men.

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Galadriel believes the symbol on Halbrand’s necklace is that of the Southlands’ king, the person who united tribes of men during the First Age. Galadriel also said the symbol reveals why Halbrand has no king and what he is hiding—Halbrand is the Southlands’ lost king in The Rings of Power. (Same as Aragorn will one day be Gondor’s.) Halbrand hasn’t denied any of that, but he did say he took the necklace from a dead man. He also said he’s “not the hero” Galadriel seeks because his ancestors “swore a blood oath” to Morgoth. “Lord” Halbrand also told her he’s done terrible things to make it thus far. In the meanwhile, Halbrand has decided to lean into the necklace and its meaning. When Bronwyn recognizes the symbol she acknowledges Halbrand as King of the Southlands, and he accepts. Of course, a wrench, or is that a planned move, is thrown into Halbrand’s plan, as the Southlands become Mount Doom.

Those are not the only signs he might not be a great hero, though.

Is Halbrand a Hero or a Villain in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?

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Thus far, Halbrand has been presented as the Second Age’s version of a famous J.R.R. Tolkien character. The Lord of the Rings had its own dark-haired man who kept important secrets, Aragorn. And like Halbrand claims, Lord of the Rings‘ Aragorn was a man without a home who hated orcs and the forces of evil. But Aragorn, the lost king in hiding, was unquestionably a hero. He would never have done what Halbrand did to survive the seaworm. Halbrand abandoned “his companions to death” because he’s “the sort who knows how to survive.”

Halbrand’s also a thief and fearsome warrior not opposed to using violence. And he deceives not to hide his identity but for personal gain. He’s cunning and resourceful, capable of charming others to his will. The Rings of Power‘s Halbrand has a silver-tongue that he employs to manipulate others with lies and half-truths, just as Morgoth once did. And so far, he hasn’t used any of his skills for noble reasons. Yes, he agreed to fight with Galadriel, but since we know so little about him for sure, we can’t yet trust his reasons for departing Númenor or fighting for the Southlands are honest and good.

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But Halbrand not only allowed Galadriel to come aboard his wreckage, he dove into the sea to save her from drowning. He also spoke up on her behalf before the rulers of Númenór. He doesn’t want to leave, but joined the fight anyway. And even from a jail cell, he helped Galadriel realize the error of her ways in dealing with the Queen Regent. Galadriel has only convinced Númenor to go to Middle-earth with her because of Halbrand’s aide. If he were a villain, would he repeatedly rescue and help an elf who won’t stop prying into a past he’s hiding from? Would he help reunite elves and men?

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He might if he’s the villain Galadriel is searching for on The Rings of Power—Sauron.

Is The Rings of Power‘s Halbrand Really Sauron in Disguise?

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The Lord of the RingsSauron is a shapeshifter who takes on other forms and identities so he can covertly spread evil throughout the world. He thrives by earning the trust of others with good counsel, that way, he can later plant malice in their minds. Sauron is dangerous because he slowly manipulates the will of others to his own goals, like Halbrand seemingly does. The Dark Lord can even control the deadliest creatures to do his bidding, creatures like a giant sea worm. If anyone could cause an attack at sea and also survive it, Sauron could. Just as no one else could smile before his enemies in Númenor without being discovered or stand beside Galadriel without her realizing who he really is.

Sauron also knows the power of Númenórian kingdom poses a major threat to his own dreams of ruling Middle-earth. And, like Halbrand, The Lord of the Rings’ Sauron knows the “enemy” resides in the Southlands because that’s where he’s building his tower in Mordor.

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Telling Lies By Telling the Truth: Sauron and Halbrand

If Halbrand is Sauron—whose own king (Morgoth) fell long ago, who is already building his own fortress near the fires of Mount Doom by this time, and who in The Silmarillion was briefly a prisoner of Númenór before becoming one of its most trusted councilors—in disguise, almost everything he has said carries a totally different meaning. It’s the kind of double-speak that would reveal why Sauron’s deceptions flourished—because he told the truth.

“The tides of fate are flowing. Yours might be heading in..or out.”
“Looks can be deceiving.”
“I suspect finding safety won’t be that easy. Especially not for you.”
“My people have no king.”
“I have been searching for my peace far longer than you know.”
“Be careful elf, the heir to this mark is heir to more than just nobility.”
“I am not the hero you seek.”

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Halbrand’s Deceptions on The Rings of Power

Even Halbrand saying he wanted to “set history aside” so as not to antagonize the Númenóreans takes on new meaning if he’s secretly Sauron. The Númenóreans helped defeat Morgoth and are the reason Sauron and his “people” have no king. But The Rings of Power‘s Halbrand would be kind to both them and Galadriel so he can build trust if he were Sauron. That lets him get close to his enemies so he can destroy them from within. And since everything Halbrand is saying would still be technically true if he’s actually The Lord of the Rings’ Sauron, his lies are harder to recognize because they aren’t lies at all. They’re just hidden truths.

That includes even saying he’s sorry to Galadriel about her brother, whom Sauron killed.

Saving Galadriel
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That’s why Halbrand saving Sauron’s sworn enemy Galadriel makes sense if he’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Dark Lord. What better way to earn the trust of all elves than to rescue their most dedicated general? Rescuing Galadriel would blind even her to his real intentions. Which would make Galdriel’s comment to Halbrand—“Bind yourself to me.”—meaningful in a way she didn’t realize. They’re already bound in hatred, and their fates are intertwined. (All of which would explain why Sauron’s symbol flashed in Galadriel’s eyes when Halbrand mentioned orcs.)

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Halbrand in Númenor
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Halbrand being Sauron would also make Galadriel’s comment that Halbrand is “more than [he] claim[s]” just as true in a different way. Just as it would make his advice to both her and Pharazôn much more sinister.

In The Rings of Power episode four, Halbrand told Galadriel to “identify what it is that your opponent most fears.” Not to exploit it, but as “a means of mastering it, so that you can master them.” That’s exactly what Sauron will do to Númenor, whose people have grown jealous of the eternal life the Valar grant to the elves.

And his advice Ar-Pharazôn to let Galadriel escape so she can speak to the old king might soon prove one Sauron’s master strokes. That council, given in bad faith for nefarious purposes, might be what divides the people of Númenor, many of whom remain skeptical of elves. All of this will lead to the “great wave” that is coming for the island, which Queen-Regent Míriel sees in her prophetic dreams and through Númenor’s palantír or Seeing Stone.

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Sauron and Halbrand Are Both Smiths in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

And as if all of that’s not enough, Halbrand is a great smith, just like Sauron. The Dark Lord, who will soon forge the rings of power, learned from the Valar’s greatest smith. And unlike all other smiths Galadriel has known, Halbrand can also handle a sword like a skilled warrior. Sauron is one of the few smiths who could also fight.

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Halbrand and Adar

Halbrand almost kills the orc-father Adar on The Rings of Power. While he claims it’s because Adar and the orcs hurt him deeply, it could also be because he is Sauron, and Adar not only betrayed his commands but tried to kill him. Killing Adar would rid him of a possible foe and continue to convince Galadriel that he is on her side. However, perhaps keeping Adar alive, as he ultimately does, serves an even greater purpose on The Rings of Power, convincing Galadriel that Halbrand is worth of her sympathy, all while having someone to distract from his presence and actions. Interestingly, Adar’s actions on The Rings of Power have inadvertently made Halbrand the king of Mordor, a.k.a. Sauron.

Could Halbrand Have a Different Identity in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?

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Everything about these The Rings of Power scenes will play very differently if we learn Halbrand is Sauron. But Halbrand’s fate could still follow a sinister path even if he’s not the Dark Lord.

If he becomes king of the Southlands like his ancestor, Halbrand might lead men to follow Sauron into battle. He might even use the sword of Sauron Theo found. If that happens, Halbrand’s destiny might be as a member of the Nazgûl, Sauron’s most fearsome generals of nine men corrupted by the Rings of Power. Halbrand could even end up as the Nazgûl’s leader, the Ringwraith known as the Witch-king of Angmar.

But even if Halbrand is nothing more than a flawed man desperate to survive a world of growing evil and his family’s own heinous acts, the fact we’re even questioning his real identity and motives is what’s really important. As is the fact that the show itself is begging us to think Halbrand is Sauron. That possible connection between the two is now so obvious it almost seems like an intentional misdirect. (Which is itself wonderful. Even we, the viewers, can’t figure out what’s real and what’s not in a world where Sauron is hiding in plain sight somewhere.)

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The Coming of Sauron and Identifying Evil

Halbrand’s real identity in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power matters. But regardless of who, or what, he is, what matters even more is that Sauron’s presence looms over everything and everyone. Because if anyone can be the Dark Lord—even an ally who saves you from death—merely identifying the forces of evil will continue to be a great battle on Middle-earth. Now that Halbrand has been named King of the Southlands and is on his way to the elven city of Lindon on The Rings of Power, we’ll have to wait and see what his next move is.

Originally published on September 1, 2022.

Mikey Walsh is a staff writer at Nerdist. You can follow him on Twitter at@burgermike. And also anywhere someone is ranking the Targaryen kings.

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FAQs

Who was Halbrand in the books? ›

Halbrand is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Halbrand was the name that Sauron used for himself during the late Second Age of Middle-earth. This character was invented for The Rings of Power television series by Amazon Studios, where he was portrayed by Charlie Vickers.

Will Halbrand be Sauron? ›

Galadriel immediately becomes suspicious and soon confronts Halbrand. He concedes that, yes, he is Sauron, and hopes to restore order to Middle-earth. He offers her a place alongside him as his queen.

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As it turns out, the Mystery Meteor Man is indeed one of the Istari. With strange hooded figures following the tracks of his falling from the sky in the first episode, they finally catch up with the Stranger right at the beginning of the finale, and immediately call him... Lord Sauron.

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Halbrand is an original character to The Rings of Power, and it's clear from episode 3 that the production has some kind of plan for him and he's not just a character for Galadriel to deliver exposition to.

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Halbrand is actually the Dark Lord known as Sauron in disguise. The character was a man described by Amazon Studios as "a human running from his past whose destiny is entwined with Galadriel's".

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Halbrand doesn't seem as power-hungry as those kings who desire power above all else. A dark-horse theory suggests he may be the ghost king who appeared in the final act of Return of the King. This ghost king was banished to eternal damnation until he fulfilled an oath he swore to keep but clearly did not.

Is Halbrand a Nazgul? ›

Halbrand, the Nazgûl

Halbrand, per the theory, offers the perspective of the Kings of Men. If this is true, then Rings of Power won't end well for Halbrand. Sauron manipulates the Nine Kings by giving them rings that they use to accumulate wealth, knowledge, and prestige.

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Nonetheless, it has become increasingly clear over the last few episodes of the Amazon series that there is a strong bond between Galadriel and Halbrand. This bond may have turned into insurmountable love for one another, had they not been destined for different paths.

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He proposes that Galadriel join him to rule and “heal” Middle-earth, but she refuses. There's a brief reflection of Halbrand in his Sauron armor, and when Galadriel awakens, he's disappeared. We later see Halbrand/Sauron walking into Mordor in the final shot of the season.

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The Rings of Power includes no mention at all of the name “Annatar.” There is an easter egg-type reference to it, when Halbrand tells Celebrimbor that his suggestion of using alloys to create the Rings is a “gift,” but the name itself does not appear.

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Powers. The Ring's primary power was control of the other Rings of Power and domination of the wills of their users. The Ring also conferred power to dominate the wills of other beings whether they were wearing Rings or not—but only in proportion to the user's native capacity.

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He's been set up as a character of significant importance, meaning he is probably one of the two Ringwraiths named in Tolkien lore.

Which ringwraith is talion? ›

Talion becomes a Nazgul

He then uses the power to contain Sauron's forces in Mordor for as long as he can, but he eventually goes full-on Nazgul, which would make him one of the Ringwraiths that hunts Frodo.

What does the name Halbrand mean? ›

Meaning:Evil. Halbrand is an unusual name of English origin. Its origin is primarily attributed to the famous JRR Tolkien. Though it sounds like a traditional surname of the English olden days, this name comes from Tolkien's legendarium and the show The Rings of Power.

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Unfortunately, Sadoc is injured during the battle and knows he's not long for this world. It's a somber moment for the Harfoots. Sadoc tells his friends that he would rather watch the sun rise one more time than moping about it. He dies peacefully surrounded by the entire group.

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Is Isildur a Nazgûl? ›

As one of the nine Nazgûl, Isildur was forced to serve the Dark Lord for all time until he was defeated and freed by Talion. The ranger later claimed his ring to survive after Celebrimbor abandoned him and eventually took Isildur's place among the Nazgûl after holding back Sauron's forces for decades.

Who kills Witch-King? ›

In The Lord of the Rings, Éowyn killed the mighty Witch-king of Angmar, but there was a lot more to the story than the movies showed. Sauron may not be the greatest Dark Lord that ever existed in the world of The Lord of the Rings, but by the Third Age, he was the ultimate source of darkness.

Is the Witch-king a wraith? ›

The Witch-king of Angmar was the chief of the Nazgûl, King of Angmar and Sauron's great captain in his wars. A wraith, the Witch-king of Angmar was nearly indestructible, a terrifying warrior, and a cunning strategist.

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Isildur was later killed by Orcs and the Ring was lost in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields. After his death, the Orcs brought Isildur's body to the diminished and vengeful Sauron, who put a Ring on his finger, reviving him as one of his servants and eventually turning him into a ringwraith.

Is Halbrand good or evil? ›

As it turns out, Middle-earth's big bad was hidden in plain sight all along under the identity of Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), the castaway who eventually claimed the role of long-lost king of the Southlands in a seemingly Aragorn-like tale — only, well, he turned out to really be the biggest villain of the story.

Who is the true king in Rings of Power? ›

Halbrand is the Southlands' lost king in The Rings of Power. (Same as Aragorn will one day be Gondor's.) Halbrand hasn't denied any of that, but he did say he took the necklace from a dead man. He also said he's “not the hero” Galadriel seeks because his ancestors “swore a blood oath” to Morgoth.

Is Halbrand a Ranger? ›

Biography. Halbarad was among the Rangers who guarded the Shire in the years prior to the War of the Ring. He said of the Hobbits, "A little people, but of great worth are the Shire-folk. Little do they know of our long labor for the safekeeping of their borders, and yet I grudge it not."

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The third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power introduced audiences to the season's Big Bad: Adar (Joseph Mawle), a menacing elven figure who leads the orcs of the Southlands.

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The Ring, being essentially an extension of Sauron himself, was evil in nature. It seemed to possess at least a limited will of its own, and could "call out" subliminally to other people, in an attempt to get them to pick it up or possibly kill the current holder.

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But the most puzzling characters on Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power—at least to date—may be the three witches in white who are played by Edith Poor, Bridie Sisson, and Kali Kopae. Perhaps it's more accurate to call them cultists or evil-doers.

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However, Isildur refuses to destroy the One Ring. His refusal means that Sauron's spirit lives on and would remain a threat to Middle-earth for many years. After Isildur is killed by orcs, the ring is lost for more than 2,000 years.

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The Nazgûl (Black Speech: Ringwraiths, sometimes written Ring-wraiths), also known as the Nine Riders or Black Riders (or simply the Nine), were Sauron's "most terrible servants" in Middle-earth. They were mortal Men who had been turned into wraiths by their Nine Rings of power.

Does elendil become king? ›

Who Is Elendil? In the books, Elendil leads the survivors of the fallen city of Númenor, Tolkien's version of Atlantis, to Middle-earth, he founds and becomes king of the realms of Arnor and Gondor before eventually dying in that battle with Sauron at the end of the Second Age.

Is Frodo part Wraith? ›

When Frodo was stabbed by the Witch-king of Angmar he was infected by the evil magic from a Morgul-knife; if Glorfindel had not saved Frodo, he would have eventually become a wraith himself.

Who killed Talion? ›

Eventually, this came to a head when Talion opted to free Isildur, instead of enslaving him. Celebrimbor then betrays Talion and leaves him, effectively killing him.

Who is the elf with Talion? ›

Celebrimbor is one of the two player-controlled protagonists in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War, alongside Talion, with whom he now shares a body. At the start of the game, after the slaughter at the Black Gate, Celebrimbor is joined with Talion as a vessel to take revenge.

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Dark Talion is the skin you unlock for Talion during the final mission of the Shadow of War storyline. Talion plays the same way as before when Celebrimbor was bonded with him, but he obtains new armor, new weapons, a new skill, wraith and Ring of Power.

Is Halbrand mentioned in Lord of the Rings? ›

The Dark Lord unveiled himself in dramatic fashion in the Season 1 finale of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which reveals that Middle-earth's Big Bad has been disguising himself as none other than Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) this whole time.

Why did Halbrand save Galadriel? ›

He had said that by doing so, Galadriel could allure the Queen into doing anything she wanted. The Queen agreed to send her ships to the Southlands and, in fact, accompanied Galadriel herself. Halbrand had won Galadriel's trust.

What did Halbrand say to Galadriel? ›

He did say he took the king's sigil off of a dead man, just neglected to mention that had happened several centuries ago, and he straight-up told her, “I am not the hero you seek.” Time to brush up on your close reading, Galadriel. Technically, the Halbrand reveal fits.

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Who is Aragorns BFF? ›

10/10 Best: Legolas and Aragorn

These two seem to already have a close bond, and they are always looking out for one another. Legolas especially is concerned about Aragorn and the leadership mantle he has to carry. They are definitely a solid friendship.

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Théoden
"Theoden King" by Jenny Dolfen
Biographical Information
Other namesEdnew, Horsemaster
TitlesKing of Rohan
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Is Éomer a real name? ›

Éomer is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. He appears in The Lord of the Rings as a leader of the Riders of Rohan who serve as cavalry to the army of Gondor, fighting against Mordor.

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Rohan Kishibe (岸辺 露伴, Kishibe Rohan) is a major ally introduced in Diamond is Unbreakable. First featured as an antagonist, he cooperates in the search for Yoshikage Kira.

What is Aragorns last name? ›

Aragorn
Full nameAragorn II
AliasesElessar ("Elfstone") Telcontar ("Strider") Thorongil ("Eagle of the Star") Estel ("Hope")
RaceMen
AffiliationDúnedain; Rangers of the North; Fellowship of the Ring
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Who is Sauron's wife? ›

Thuringwethil
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ParentageNone
SiblingsNone
SpouseSauron (lover)
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What is Aragorns sword name? ›

Andúril, "the flame of the west," is prominently featured in J. R. R. Tolkien's epic novel The Lord Of The Rings as the principal weapon of Aragorn, forged from the shards of the sword Narsil.

Who made Aragorns sword? ›

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Andúril
OwnerAragorn, Eldarion, High Kings of the Dúnedain
AppearanceLong sword
CreatorElven-smiths, reforged from Narsil (created by Telchar of Nogrod) Rivendell, T.A. 3018
GalleryImages of Andúril
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Who is Legolas's best friend? ›

Legolas and Gimli may begin Lord of the Rings hating each other, but by the end of the trilogy, they are the best of friends.

Who is Aragorns brother? ›

Faramir
First appearanceThe Lord of the Rings (1954)
In-universe information
AliasesSteward of Gondor, Prince of Ithilien, Lord of Emyn Arnen
RaceMen
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