Discussion in '"The Fellowship of the Ring"' started by Minas, Dec 6, 2002.
Isn't Elrond supposed to be Lord of the Elves?
I voted for Galadriel, but on second thought, I think it is that Keebler elf.
I am sure he has a lot more soft money to give to Middle Earthen political parties, and we all know that money is power.
yeah as someone mentioned before, Elrond is half-elven, so i go for Galadriel.
I do like Galadriel more than Elrond.I don't know why,maybe her misterious character attracts me.
Yeah Galadriel is the most powerful Elf. She was a badass in The Hobbit w/ the Battle of Dol Guldur, and she gave Frodo a glimpse of that level of power in FOTR in Lothlorien. #badasselfprops #galadrielisboss
I think that according to Lotr there was not one single elf who was very powerful but many.
I can tell you some who were powerful in every way,
Glorfindel, Feanor, Earendil, Maedhros, Fingolfin, Ecthelion etc.
In the Istari chapter (sec. 4, chapter 2) of Unfinished Tales, Tolkien says:
"Galadriel, the greatest of the Eldar surviving in Middle-earth, was potent mainly in wisdom and goodness, as a director or counsellor in the struggle, unconquerable in resistance (especially in mind and spirit) but incapable of punitive action. In her scale she had become like Manwë with regard to the greater total action."
I don't know, there's an instance in the movie, at the Amon Hen scenes, where Legolas' bow is singing, dropping Orcs like flies, and an Orc dies before Legolas can even shoot an arrow at the darn abomination!
I don't know if that's just a movie mistake, or that Lego is more powerful than we think.
Still cool though. I wouldn't get into a ranged fight with Legolas.
Heck,, I wouldn't get into any sort of fight with any Elf.
Other. The greatest elf is unnamed by Tolkein, but was among the great Elf-warriors who died in the great wars previous to the ME story in the LOTRs. Yet these Elf-warriors were still well remembered, even by the orcs as shown by their conversation Samwise overheard while wearing the ring outside the tower of Cirith Ungol.
Willing to concede that it is either the G or E choice above but I'd like to again throw out another option for consideration.
Elves are known by their enemies and so the greatest elf is probably no longer in ME at the time of this story; perhaps destroyed in personal combat with one the great worms or maybe gone over the water. That there were such elves is more than hinted by Gorbag's comment to Shagrat:
`You may well put your thinking cap on, if you've got one. It's no laughing matter. No one, no one has ever stuck a pin in Shelob before, as you should know well enough. There's no grief in that; but think-there's someone loose hereabouts as is more dangerous than any other damned rebel that ever walked since the bad old times, since the Great Siege. Something has slipped.'
***I submit that this unnamed elf, I will also dub the "Dammed Rebel," (out of respect) of the bad old times (likely the Great Siege period) who Gorbag also supposes is a large elf warrior "loose"is perhaps the greatest elf of Middle Earthen time frame.
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