Questions tagged [the-battle-of-the-five-armies]

The third instalment in the live-action film series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit". *The Battle of the Five Armies* is mostly centred around the titular battle, a battle over control of the Dwarven-kingdom of Erebor. Please use with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag.

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Was Saruman already siding with Sauron before Dol Guldur? [duplicate]

in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. after Galadriel, Elrond and Saruman rescue Gandalf and banished the formless Sauron they encountered Saruman proceeded to go after Sauron alone ...
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Why was Thorin so interested in gold in the film, when he was really just after the Arkenstone?

In The Hobbit, it is made out to be that Thorin is after the gold but really he is after the Arkenstone. Why did the director want him going after the gold rather than the Arkenstone, and tried to ...
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Did Bard ride the cart in the novel?

In The Battle of The Five Armies, during Azog's attack on the city, Bard's children are about to be crushed by a troll (I think it's a troll, or maybe an ogre). Bard, seeing this, grabs a nearby ...
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Why did Thranduil bring an army to Erebor?

When the Dwarves fled Erebor following Smaug's invasion, Thranduil was seen arriving with an army before turning away promptly to return to Mirkwood. Why did he bring an army to Erebor? Did he ...
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Why didn't the orcs wait to attack at the Battle of the Five Armies

At the Battle of the Five Armies, it seems the Orcs would have had much more success if they had waited for the Dwarves and Elves and Men to battle each other before attacking. I am speaking to the ...
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How did the Orcs control the Were-worms?

In The Hobbit: The Nonsense Battle of the Four-to-Seven-or-so Armies, Depending on What You Count, the Orcs of Mount Gundabad use Were-worms to move their army quickly. Are the Were-worms intelligent ...
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Why didn't the dwarves use their shiny armor for the final battle?

In the Battle of the Five Armies movie, near the end the dwarves are all equipped with shiny armor that they found in Erebor. But for the final battle, they all go to combat without any armor. So they ...
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Why did Legolas save Thorin?

After Legolas clearly hated Thorin Oakenshield, why did he save him? I mean considering that at the beginning of the movie Thorin hated all Elves, but at the battle of the five armies when he was ...
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How does Gandalf get his staff back in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies?

In The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Gandalf's staff was broken when he was captured, but after his rescue he somehow got his staff back. How did this happen?
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What spell was Gandalf summoning in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

In the movie the Hobbit Battle of Five Armies, during Gandalf captivity in Dol Guldur (inside the cage), he and Radagast were whispering a spell, what kind of spell is that and what does it do?
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If Radagast gave Gandalf his staff in The Lord of the Rings, what happened to him?

Did he get another staff? If so, did he make his own? Did he have extra staves just lying around in case this exact situation occurred? Did he become staff-less?
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Is “Dragon Sickness” a figurative or literal curse?

"Dragon Sickness" played a major role in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies as Thorin became obsessed with wealth and gold, and paranoid about keeping it. This kept up even to the point of being ...
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From where did Thorin get those Goats?

In The Battle of The Five Armies movie, we see Thorin lead a shock troop of Fili, Kili and Dwalin to Ravenhill to take out Azog. They ride on huge-horned-rock climbing-goats. Now, I have not read the ...
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What was the point of the were-worms in the movie?

In Battle of the Five Armies there is a scene of the Orcs summoning the "earth eaters" and then a while later the were worms bust out of the Earth. I was kind of excited to see what kind of havoc ...
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What happens to Saruman when he goes after Sauron? [duplicate]

In the Hobbit movie: Saruman says to leave Sauron with him. What really happens?
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What are the dwarves saying (cheering or yelling) after Dain´s words: Let's give those bustards a good hammering?

I was wondering what are the words that the dwarves are yelling before battle in the movie The Battle of Five Armies. Can anyone tell me what those words are?
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Timing sequence of Smaug's death

In the final Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies, why did the movie start with Smaug's death? Why did this not conclude during The Desolation of Smaug?
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Neo-Khuzdul in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

I'm interested to know what all the Khuzdul (and languages other than the Common Speech) spoken in the third movie of The Hobbit means, as well as written out so the spelling is seen. I'd like the ...
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Why did Dáin hold half of his forces back in the Battle of the Five Armies?

In The Battle of Five Armies, Thorin's cousin Dáin leads a charge of dwarfs against some orcs to defend the lonely mountain. Why does he leave half of his host behind just watching the fight? (I mean, ...
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Legolas leaving Mirkwood/the Council of Elrond

(In the movies) Legolas says that he cannot return to Mirkwood, but other than Thranduil asking him to look for 'Strider', where does he go, or live? And if he no longer lived in Mirkwood, why would ...
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Who plays the Auctioneer?

In the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, who plays the role of the Auctioneer who is in charge of disposing of Bilbo's house and belonging? Was it Ian McNiece from Doc Martin or someone ...
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Why does Legolas choose to not return to Mirkwood at the end of BotFA?

At the end of Battle of the Five Armies, Legolas told his father he could not return to Mirkwood. Why so? Is it because he has feelings for Tauriel but she doesn't for him?
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Why is Galadriel so awesome?

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Surely, at least Saruman should be more powerful (in the modern sense of wizards being powerful) than Elrond and Galadriel, as they aren't minor gods. I ...
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Why was Galadriel so weakened?

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, the White Council attacks Dol Guldur. Why was she alone affected this way?
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Why didn't the trolls turn to stone? [duplicate]

Ok, I know trolls didn't fight at Erebor in the book; Jackson decided to include them in the film. Shouldn't they have turned to stone during the day?
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Did Saruman deal with Sauron?

In the third Hobbit film, Saruman tells Gandalf, Galadriel, and Radagast, to get as far from the Nazgul realm as possible, while he goes to handle Sauron alone. However, we never see him again, for ...
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Who was the fifth army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie?

Elves Dwarves Men Orcs Who was the 5th army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?