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    Could Gimili have destroyed the One Ring?

    We know that Suaron's attempt to use the Seven Dwarven Rings on the Dwarf Lords failed. All it did was make them like gold more. Was it possible that Gimili could have borne the One Ring to the Crack of Doom and thrown it in?
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    What if Faramir had gone instead of Boromir?

    I'm not sure we can say for certain that he'd have not caved like his brother (Boromir held out a long time against the temptation of the Ring before trying to seize it. He was with Frodo for a month or so (maybe more, cannot recall how much time passed, but they left sometime in winter from...
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    What did Gandalf mean by Gollum's fate might have happened to many Hobbits?

    "I think it is a sad story," said the wizard, "and it might have happened to others, even some hobbits that I have known." - Gandalf in The Shadow of the Past. At first glance, Gollum seems prone to evil in that he seems to fall under the Ring's sway pretty quickly and be led to commit murder...
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    How did the Men of the West keep from being defeated at the Battle of the Black Gate?

    Are these Easterlings and Southrons more primitive than that of Rohan, Gondor, Bree, or Dale? There seem to be more "civilized" Men like Rohan or Gondor and some more primitive ones like the Dunlandings or the "wild people". Also, were they more afraid of/in awe of Sauron than they were...
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    Could Elrond "fade"?

    If I recall correctly, the Men of Numenor weren't "killed" per se, but "put to sleep" till the Dagor Dagorlath.
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    How did the Men of the West keep from being defeated at the Battle of the Black Gate?

    Even with Sauron himself being defeated, it was pretty well stated that the armies of Mordor and its allies greatly outnumbered the armies of the West. While I can understand, if Sauron's armies of orcs and trolls might be weakened or killed if they were vulnerable to sunlight, surely the...
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    Could Elrond "fade"?

    Also, what about the children of Aragorn and Arwen? I understand that humans die, normally (I haven't read all of Tolkenology so I don't know if there were any that didn't die. I know that Beren was resurrected but later died again.) and Elves are immortal but will fade over time if they...
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    Would Sauron have fallen at any point if the Ring was destroyed?

    Melkor is another being of interest. Despite being a Valar, it does not appear that he was ever fully able to heal his leg wound that he got in his fight with that Elf Lord guy. Whether this inability to heal is only limited to evil Maia and Vala is unknown, though. The only good Mair I...
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    Would Sauron have fallen at any point if the Ring was destroyed?

    So if Sauron had never made the Ring, he would have "died" when Numenor sunk?
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    Fading, Death, Undead, and Immortal, how does that work in LOTR?

    I think that Men were clearly created to be mortal. It would seem that the Dwarves and Hobbits also ended up that way. However, supposedly the Orcs were Elves that Melkor had corrupted, so does that mean that they also were immortal and could only die the way Elves could? As for Mair...
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    "Whatever happened to Radagast the Brown?"

    Not quite. Radaghast ended up sending the eagle that rescued Gandalf, which did end up helping Frodo out as Gandalf was able to distract some of the Nazgul. Had Gandalf still been in the tower, the Nazgul would have gotten Frodo sooner and taken him over and seized the Ring.
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    Which side would Saruman pick?

    I know it's far fetched, but I was wondering if Saruman was put into a situation where he'd either have to swallow his pride and seek amends and rejoin Gandalf to stop Sauron or else accept being a servant of Sauron, which one he'd pick. The scenario above, though far fetched, was what first...
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    Which side would Saruman pick?

    I know Saruman's intention was to get the Ring for himself, but let's assume that, for whatever reason, the orcs of Isengard hadn't gotten there first and that Merry and Pippin were captured and were en route to Mordor via a Nazgul and Gandalf somehow knew about it and Saruman soon encountered...
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    Could the One Ring connection have worked in reverse?

    Sauron's goal was to control the Nine Men, Seven Dwarves, and Three Elves with his Master Ring. However, was it possible that, if the others had known about it and had not been of a villainous sort, that, say, Nine Aragorns, some dwarves with the strength of Durin or even a Dwarf of the First...
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    Would Sauron have fallen at any point if the Ring was destroyed?

    We know for certain that he'd have fallen AFTER his defeat at the Battle of the Last Alliance (can't recall the name), as they said Isildur could have and should have destroyed the Ring right then. But would Sauron have fallen even back in the Second Age if, by some chance, the Numenoreans...