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I understand that the elves want to Valinor when they died. However, sometimes they took boats to Valinor, such as at the end of Lord of the Rings, and other times they died of injury and had no chance to. Would they end up in the same place either way? Also, if an elf lost the will to live, would they leave in a boat, or just die like a human?

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When elves die they go to Valinor and eventually their spirits are incarnated in new bodies.

Elven Life Cycle - Tolkien Gateway

Elves who die or are killed go to the Halls of Mandos in Valinor. After a certain period of time and rest, their spirits (fëar) are incarnated in bodies (hröar) identical to their old ones. They almost never go back to Middle-earth, however.

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If you're going to quote something from the wikia you should put it in a quote. –  DoctorWho22 Jun 5 at 17:46
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Just to note not all of them get reincarnated though. There are some cases where they aren't allowed to incarnate and have to wait for the end of time like Fëanor. lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Elves –  DoctorWho22 Jun 5 at 17:49
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So they would still get their bodies back even if they had died from injuries? It was actually their old body, or was it a new one? –  Feldpausch All4 Jun 5 at 20:26
    
@FeldpauschAll4 : this is all covered in HoME 10. –  Jimmy Shelter Jun 5 at 23:30

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