Hello all ! I was watching the Hobbit just now and asked myself a question during the scene where Bilbo go through Dale to warn Thorin and his kin of the arrival of the forces of Gundabad. Bilbo wears the ring and dodge orcs weapon swings while invisible. My question was : "what if he takes a hit that kills him ?". The question is less story driven and more about the invisibility mechanics that go with the One ring (and that's why I chose to post in the LotR forum and not in the Hobbit one). Does the invisibility wears off if the wearer dies ? If not then it would have been possible to just lose the ring forever in the eventuality that it happened and that the finger was not cut off. I think now that the corpse would have rotten and appear again at one point but still I'm curious. Other related questions : - Why does Sauron not invisible when wearing the ring (e.g. during the battle of Dagorlad) ? - What if someone decided to wear the ring forever ? In this hypothesis, from my understanding, that person would be immortal and the ring would be forever fueled (and not would fall off from the corpse like in my first assumption). Thank you for your help !