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Dominik Vetrák
September 27, 2022, 11:00am
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Which Characters From The Lord Of The Rings Are, And Will Be, In The Series Rings Of Power. Photo Comparison Of Actors (Part 6)

Which characters from director Peter Jackson's film trilogies will we see in the series, and which ones are already there? You may not have realised it, because they are played by other actors.

Dominik Vetrák
September 27, 2022, 11:00am
Reading time: 4:43
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Which Characters From The Lord Of The Rings Are, And Will Be, In The Series Rings Of Power. Photo Comparison Of Actors (Part 6)
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The Rings of Power series takes place thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings, in the Second Age. However, the creators had to narrow down the time period during which the book's events took place in Middle-earth. While the Second Age spanned thousands of years in the books, in the series it can only span hundreds of years so that the creators can show more events and characters without moving the plot thousands of years each series.

They can also work with human characters for longer, because while the dwarves, elves, and other creatures would still be alive, the human characters would have long since died. Thanks to this, it may happen that we see some characters from the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings film trilogies. In the article, we will introduce the characters we are familiar with from these films, some of who are already in the series, and tell you which ones have a chance to appear.


Characters that are already in the series:


The beloved elf is much more active and active in the series than in the movies. Galadriel is a main character who is a bit different from her movie older version. She obviously has some character development ahead of her, but so far we like her as a character. She was played by Cate Blanchett in the movies, while Morfydd Clark portrays her in the series.


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He was played by Hugo Weaving in the movies, and Roberto Aramayo in the series, who you may remember as the young version of Nedd Stark from Game of Thrones.


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Do you not remember him from the movies at all? This is understandable since he only appeared for a few seconds. Gil-galad died in the final battle of the Second Age, fighting alongside Elendil against Sauron. Gil-galad is the king of the elves living in Middle-earth, so he will still have an important role in the plot. He was played by Mark Ferguson in The Lord of the Rings, and Benjamin Walker in the series.


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Like Gil-galad, Elendil only appeared briefly in the Lord of the Rings prologue. He too was killed by Sauron, but Isildur's father and one of the last living men to experience the glory of Númenor had given Sauron a bit of trouble before.


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The series makes him quite the likable guy, and we can't wait to see what else he's going to show us. Both on the battlefield and in terms of character development. He was played by Peter McKenzie in The Lord of the Rings, in the series he is portrayed by Lloyd Owen.



Of the trio of Elendil, Gil-galad and Isildur, the last-named will be the most familiar to you. He appeared in several scenes of the prologue of The Fellowship of the Ring, when he cut off Sauron's fingers with the ring of power and took possession of him. Although Isildur is behind the defeat of Sauron, like everyone else, his mind is eventually defeated by the ring and he succumbs to its spell.


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Isildur didn't live long after the war as he was killed by the abominations, with the ring lost in the river for the next nearly 2,500 years. However, Isildur was a great hero and before the ring took control of him, he was a fair, just and good man. In the series, we recognize him just like that, but we must not forget that he is still young here, so he will probably make some mistakes. He is played by Harry Sinclair in The Fellowship of the Ring, Maxim Baldry in the series.


Characters that have a chance to appear:


Thranduil was born in the First Age, and in the Second Age he founded the elven kingdom Woodland Realm with his father Oropher. Purely theoretically, it can appear in Rings of Power. If that happens, it would be great if Lee Pace, who also portrayed him in the Hobbit film trilogy, played him again.


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Legolas is Thranduil's son. In his books, Tolkien never gave the exact year of Legolas' birth or the identity of his mother. He could easily have been born already in the Second Age, so the creators can use him in their stories. But probably only in later series.



Sauron shows up ninety-nine percent in the series. The events of the Second Age, especially those involving the creation of the rings of power, cannot be done without his input. It is questionable in what form and appearance we will recognize him (if it has not already happened by chance). Sauron may be seen for the first time in the series as Annatar, the lord of gifts, who convinces the elves and Celebrimbor to forge the rings of power, with which Sauron will later rule almost all of Middle-earth.


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It is likely that the entire series will culminate in the War of the Last Alliance, which we saw in the prologue of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. These were scenes in which Elrond, Elendil, Gil-galad or Isildur fought against Sauron, when Isildur cut off his fingers and obtained the main ring of power (The One Ring). So we will see Sauron and we hope that he will have some dialogues for a change and we will not see him just as some kind of materialised evil with no character.


Characters we probably won't see:

Gandalf, Saruman a Radagast

The Istari, wizards of Valinor and members of the Maiar, did not arrive in Middle-earth until the Third Age. The remaining two wizards, Allatar and Palando (the Blue Wizards), who were sent by the Valar to Middle-earth to aid in the fight against Sauron, arrived in the Second Age and then moved eastward, so we never heard of them.

While we'll likely see the Blue Wizards (one of them may already be in the series), it's unlikely that the same is true of Gandalf, Radagast, and Saruman. The creators would have to change an important part of the books.

Because the Valar only sent wizards to fight against Sauron, and since they didn't fight him in the books at the end of the Second Age, the series would have to change this event by including them and place them in a war called the War of the Last Alliance.


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We love Aragorn and would certainly love to see him again, but it probably won't happen. Aragorn was born in the Third Age, specifically 2931 years after it began. It wouldn't make sense for him to appear in the Rings of Power series.



Gimli was also born in the Third Age, specifically, in 2879. His involvement in the series is therefore excluded. However, the creators have already managed to introduce a very nice dwarf - Prince Durin IV. So I guess we'll get to know more cool dwarves.


All the other main characters from The Hobbit, including the dwarves, were not born until the Third Age. Basically, no other characters besides the elves have a chance to appear in the series.

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