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Yes, they're not supposed to be related, even if you as an out-of-universe movie spectator know their comic backstory. There are two pieces of evidence for that. The first is the audio commentary of X-Men 2, over the Mystique/Nightcrawler scene below (timestamp 1:14:13 in the movie, and therefore in the commentary): Alright, this is uh, this is a big ...


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Sauron speaks in The Silmarillion Thus Gorlim was ensnared; and taking him to their camp they tormented, seeking to learn the hidings of Barahir and all his ways. But nothing would Gorlim tell. Then they promised him that he should be released and restored to Eilinel, if he would yield; and being at last worn with pain, and yearning for his wife, he ...


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When Pippin... um... 'borrows' the Palantir taken from Orthanc, he hears (for lack of a better word) Sauron say the following in his head: “Tell Saruman that this dainty is not for him. I will send for it at once. Do you understand? Say just that!” And when Pippin is shaken out of the trance-like stupor caused by the Palantir, he says: “It is not for ...


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From everything I've heard about the background of the show, is that the show is supposed to be a prequel to the books, and the books are a prequel to the games. I'm currently listening to the books on Audible, and a lot of the first episode is in The Last Wish which is basically a prequel book set before the first published book. A few details are off but ...


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The Battle of Sodden Hill is not described in detail in any book - we just know that 22 mages have fought on the side of the Northern Kingdoms and 14 (officially, 13 in practice since Marigold has survived) of them have died. We know for sure that what the show presented was only the small (but the most famous) part of the battle - a bit like the real-life ...


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