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    Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Regarding both the films and the books (can't reallycomment on the books as I've only read fotr this past month and just started ttt), which battles, duel, charges and any other moments worth of awe inspiring action are your favourites and most memorable.


    for me I have a few, my favourites being that of the members of the fellowship against againast all the gribblies and beasties they have to face, from the eerie watcher in the water, to the Mighty and terrible Balrog, right down to Sam's heroic stand against shelob.


    from these i would have to pic of course, the Balrog as i i haven't seen any other duel of the like, and the first memory i have of wathcing the film and seeing Gandalf hold back the Balrog of Morgoth kept me at the edge of my seat for the whole duration... also like how it concluded in the next film as Gandalf slew the Balrog at the the top of the Misty mountains on the ruins of Durins Tower.

    coming in second and very closley would be the first sight of a troll, another scene in Moria where the Feloowship are beset by Goblins, which had a cave a troll, and seeing the cumbersome beast destroy the burial chamber and all about him in a primitive ferocity and finally alsmot impaling the ringmearer with a spear.


    lastly the Last March of the Ents, a wonderful part of the ttt where the ents of Fangorn led by treebeard, bring down the walls of Isengard and imprison the wizard Saruman for his treachery. some great scenes like the ent using the orcs as a weapon, and of course the breaking of the damn and the flooding of isengard.


    there are many more I am also keen of such as the storming of the gate of minas tirith where th trolls rampaged through the first line of defenders. The charge of the Rohirrim, both at Helms deep and at the pelennor, and of course the counter charge of the titanic Mumakil.
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    From the film : Aragorn against the Uruk Hai leader (named somewhat in the film). It must have been specific circumstances, but when we saw it the first time, the whole audience seemed to have held their breath, and applauded when Aragorn beheaded the Uruk...

    The scene is burned into my mind since then.

    My truly favourite 'Middle Earth' duel isn't from the LotR, btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaebriel View Post

    My truly favourite 'Middle Earth' duel isn't from the LotR, btw
    Nor mine.

    Favourite from the films? Hmmmm? Eowyn vs Witch King I think, or Aragorn just wading through orcs in the special edition of rotk.
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    As they say, LotR is full of win.

    But the scenes that most impressed would have to be the prologue and the Battle of Pelennor Fields.

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    I koved the whole 'Cutting the ring from Sauron' part. Boom we all fall down, fantastic!

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    THE duel, is Glorfindel Vs. Balrog (in the first AGE) --> Books

    In the movies is Weathertop

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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfenAvandir View Post
    THE duel, is Glorfindel Vs. Balrog (in the first AGE) --> Books

    In the movies is Weathertop
    No, no, no. The duel in the books is Fingolfin vs Morgoth. :cries:

    In the movies it is Aragorn vs..... well whoever you fancy really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfenAvandir View Post
    THE duel, is Glorfindel Vs. Balrog (in the first AGE) --> Books
    Indeed...
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    The Silmarillion is where it's at

    ecthelion of the fountain vs gothmog, lord of balrogs (THE DUEL, I mean come on that was fu cking badass, Gothmog was arguably more powerful than Sauron)

    fingolfin vs morgoth

    glorfindel vs random balrog

    siege of gondolin (THE BATTLE)

    battle of unnumbered tears

    first age action really put LotR to shame
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MontytheMighty View Post
    The Silmarillion is where it's at

    ecthelion of the fountain vs gothmog, lord of balrogs (THE DUEL, I mean come on that was fu cking badass, Gothmog was arguably more powerful than Sauron)

    fingolfin vs morgoth

    glorfindel vs random balrog

    siege of gondolin (THE BATTLE)

    battle of unnumbered tears

    first age action really put LotR to shame
    agree with all the above

    in addition from LotR
    Eowyn vs Lord of the Nazgul
    hobbitses vs Shelob
    Gandalf vs balrog

    Haldir vs Uruk Hai ... ha ha JK, that was totally dumb to have Haldir at Helm's deep. wtf?
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fracas View Post
    that was totally dumb to have Haldir at Helm's deep. wtf?
    Amen, to that. (Shouts) He isn't even supposed to be there, let alone die.

    Watched RotK special edition the other day and quite liked Gandalf versus the Witch King and Sam on the warpath.
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    i really need to finish reading the lotr series quick and start on the simarillion, I've read up small tid bits on the internet about battles, heroes etc but i raly want to get to grips with the whole book.

    it sounds really good.

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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    i really need to finish reading the lotr series quick and start on the simarillion, I've read up small tid bits on the internet about battles, heroes etc but i raly want to get to grips with the whole book.

    it sounds really good.

    It IS Good, but mind you, do not expect a "story" such as LoTR

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    Yes, the Silmarillion is more like reading, say, a greek epic or a history book. But you can easily skip parts that you don't like, except if you want to get the big picture...
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    it's more like an epic prose poem but in terms of scale everything in LotR really pales in comparison to the stuff in The Silmarillion

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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Book of Lost Tales (volume I) is excellent too, the account of the Fall of Gondolin in Lost Tales is much more detailed than the one in Silmarillion and it's
    fu cking EPIC

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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    feanor vs assorted balrogs
    fingolfin vs Morgoth
    Ecthelion vs Gothmog

    It really is all about the silmarillion
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magos Saphentos View Post

    It really is all about the silmarillion
    So true. The book is jammed with them.

    Turin vs Glaurung.

    And .... so..... on....
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    Re: Heroic duels and epic battles. favourites ?

    I'll go with the movies...

    Duel- Gandalf VS Balrog in moria.

    Battle: Charge of the rohirim on the pellenor fields.

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    Charge of the Rohirrim is amazing. Little tears of joy.

    Also really like the death of Boromir (who doesn't?) but was reminded of Sam sticking orcs in Cirith Ungol. 'That's for my old gaffer!' Love it. Go Sam.
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