Saturday, March 4, 2017

25 Days of LOTR - Day 4

Yesterday's winner...

Eowyn!

It was another case of more information being provided about Eowyn over Arwen, and her being a more complex character than the latter.

Please keep up the awesome input and opinions y'all are sharing--they really make this bracket game fun!


Today's contest pits two very powerful characters against each other.  

On one side, we have Elrond, a character tasked with much of the work of getting the Elves to leave Middle-earth as well as having to make immense sacrifices during the War of the Ring.

On the other side, we have the old character of Galadriel who resisted the Ring and lived through three ages in Middle-earth.

I'm very interested to see who wins this round...let me know in the comments!!

Happy 25 Days of LOTR!

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9 comments:

  1. Right off the bat, I'm going with Elrond. Really, weighing them against one another, they are pretty much equal. Both ring bearers, both old, both sad, both sort of in charge of their own elven domain, blah blah blah blah. In the books, they have pretty much the same 'page-time'. Their extra backstory in Silmarillion is also fairly equal. Contributions to the Fellowship and the war..... same. In a fight, I think they would kill each other (or, because they are both very wise, would come to a truce). Elrond is amazing for going on after what happened to his wife, but she was also Galadriel's daughter so....
    The only real reason for my decision, is that I just like Elrond more. I love Rivendell, with its books and it's friendly, open air. Lothlorien is beautiful, but it is exclusive, and slightly creepy (in a good way, but I just couldn't be entirely comfortable there). Elrond is more involved in the real world. More hands on. He is certainly more approachable, and he did have a history of helping the heirs of Elendil, so that contribution is large.
    Elrond, you have my vote.

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    1. I would write a new comment, but since it would mostly be the same stuff, I'm going to have to say that I second Elrond.

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  2. 1. In combat both Elrond and Galadriel would show immense power, Galadriel with her sheer raw power and Elrond with his more subtle yet still very powerful abilities. Both would be practically equal but if I would make a bet on who would win I would pick Galadriel. With being able combat the ring and Sauron she would have to be VERY powerful. So powerful that even after a while Elrond would even fall to her. Galadriel wins this one.

    2. In terms of charector their practically the same, it's just as The Author said,"Both ring bearers, both old, both sad, both sort of in charge of their own elven domain, blah blah blah blah. In the books, they have pretty much the same 'page-time'." so it's a tie

    3. I just like Galdriel, and Lothlorien better.

    So Galdriel has my vote.

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  3. Oh, dear, this is much too hard! It's as bad as choosing between Legolas and Gimli. I like Elrond and Galadriel both equally. Once again, I've vacillated a lot, but I'll settle for Elrond. He saved Frodo's life (Frodo is my ultimate favorite character), and he raised Aragorn. Also, he has some of the best lines in the Council - "Yet such of oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere." Finally, like The Author, I would be more at home in Rivendell than Lothlorien. All the books!!!

    So, Elrond it is, albeit for rather arbitrary reasons.

    - Ellen

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    1. I agree, Rivendell is my spot rather than Lothlorien. Thanks for voting!

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  4. I choose Elrond for this one. Both he and Galadriel are very interesting characters, but I like Elrond's story better. His origins are fascinating, and so is the nature of his mixed blood.
    So though young Galadriel's quest for power is intriguing, and her eventual humility is satisfying, I find Elrond a more appealing character simply because of the tone of his story.

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    1. I agree--Elrond does have a certain air about him.

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