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Who are the characters on this book cover for Return of the King (French edition)?

Who are the two characters depicted on this illustration for the RotK ? I guess one is Sauron (presumably the one on the right), but the other ? He might be an Orc, but I find it strange that he's not ...
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Did Orcs retain any features of elves?

From the LotR.Fandom article on Orcs: Before Oromë first found the Elves at Cuiviénen, Melkor kidnapped some of them and cruelly tortured them, twisting them into the first Orcs. From the LotR....
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Did Peter Jackson (or his production team) explain why Legolas' eyes changed color between The LoTR and The Hobbit?

In Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King Orlando Bloom's Legolas has brown eyes (much as the actor portraying him does, although I am unsure if the ...
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Did Anglachel intentionaly prick Túrin's foot?

In the story of the children of Húrin, Beleg is granted a gift by King Thingol, and he asks for the sword Anglachel. Melian warns him of the evil of the sword, and says that it will not love the hand ...
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What movie or television show contains a short clip of Radagast the Brown?

I was flipping through channels in the late 1990s and I came across an animated film or television show. It immediately caught my eye, because it featured a wizard who I immediately recognized as ...
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Why didn't Morgoth corrupt the other races of Middle Earth?

I am aware that it is a hotly debated topic on what the true origins of Orcs are. However, assuming that Morgoth did create Orcs by corrupting Elves; why didn't he do the same thing for the other ...
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Why did Mîm not leave the sack with Túrin and leave?

In The Children of Húrin, after Mîm is captured by Túrin and his outlaws, he promises to lead them to his house, in ransom for his life. At first, he attempts to leave them for the night, and promises ...
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Why do they keep talking about important things with open windows in Lord of the Rings?

In Bag End, Gandalf and Frodo are talking about extremely sensitive topics with the window wide open. Anyone could have listened in to their conversation and ran off to gossip about it all over ...
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Why does Glorfindel have a saddle?

In FotR I, ch. XII, Glorfindel mentions his saddle: 'You shall ride my horse,' said Glorfindel. 'I will shorten the stirrups up to the saddle-skins, and you must sit as tight as you can. Later in ...
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Why wasn't Thorin aware about the state of Mirkwood and the Old Forest Road?

In The Hobbit, in the Queer Lodgings chapter, Beorn explains to the company the dangers that they might face through Mirkwood: “But your way through Mirkwood is dark, dangerous and difficult,” he ...
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Does Treebeard have any children?

In the books Treebeard laments the ents' loss of their entwives -which is why they can't have children anymore. However the way Treebeard describes the entwives, it seems that they (ents and ...
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How did Sauron withstand the seven-year siege of Barad-dûr?

We all know that the Siege of Barad-dûr, a key event of the War of the Last Alliance, lasted seven years (S.A. 3434-3441). During that period of time the Last Alliance of Elves and Men kept the bulk ...
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What inspired the Tolkienesque elves?

Middle Earth has basically 2 types of Elves, the "High Elves" (Noldor, Vanyar) and the "Wood Elves" (Lotholrien) But all of them have similar characteristics of Long face Sharp ...
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