The Lord of the Rings: Prophecy, the origin of their powers … all those things you don't know about the Nazgul


If the Nazgul terrify you enough like that in The Lord of the Rings, wait until you discover their dark origins …

Among the creatures introduced in the saga To see also : We bet you forgot all those abandoned Game of Thrones storylines along the way. The Lord of the Rings , the Nazgul are some of the most terrifying. Servants of Sauron, these specters were once Men, ancient kings and high lords, corrupted by the wearing of Rings of Power given by the Dark Lord. While the Peter Jackson trilogy faithfully portrayed them, J.R.R. Tolkien's work offered an even wider take on the Nazgul. Details on their origins and their powers that the films and their director preferred to dismiss but that Melty recapitulates, just for you!


L'arbre blanc du Gondor.

The white tree of Gondor. Read also : Star Wars: The Prelogy Could Have Been Much Different If George Lucas Had Listened To The Production's Advice. – Credit (s): New Line Cinema

As it was mentioned in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by Gandalf, the white tree of Gondor does not bud because the lineage of the kings has been severed and subsequently fell into the hands of the stewards. However, it was never mentioned how the Kingdom's descendants ended. It is in reality the work of the Nazgul and in particular of the Witch-King of Angmar, the leader of these specters. The latter had challenged Prince Earnur, the last king of Gondor after the destruction of Angmar. However, after accepting this challenge, Earnur ventured deep into Minas Morgul, never to return again. This then broke Elendil's line. and Gondor until the arrival of Aragorn …


Un Nazgul dans La Communauté de l'Anneau. Un Nazgul dans La Communauté de l'Anneau.

A Nazgul in The Fellowship of the Ring. On the same subject : DCEU: Will Mera (Amber Heard) join the Justice League after the Snyder Cut ends? – Credit (s): New Line Cinema

The movies rarely made reference to the powers of the Nazgul, Peter Jackson having simply endeavored to represent their power . However, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien has taught us that their abilities vary depending on the day and night. The specters of Sauron are thus more powerful after dark and are ultimately unable to see in broad daylight, relying on their mounts to guide them. However, in the evening their sight and smell are increased tenfold, allowing the Nazgul to locate their prey and navigate through the darkness. A power which allied to the use of witchcraft by some, represents a major threat, Sauron not having exclusively corrupted Men but also Wizards.


The Nazgul in The Lord of the Rings saga. – Credit (s): New Line Cinema

The fear inspired by the voice of the Nazgul is something new in the This may interest you : Pirates of the Caribbean franchise star believes Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) must be in the cast. The Lord of the Rings franchise. If the films of Peter Jackson showed each person curling up and plugging his ears at the approach of the Nazgul, the reason for this cry has however never been explained. A mystery solved thanks to the writings of JRR Tolkien which tell us that these specters become more powerful as the One Ring draws closer to its true master, Sauron. They become so powerful that even their voices and cries are able to undermine the hope of the inhabitants of Middle-earth, arresting them in their tracks and thus making them fear for their lives.


Minas Morgul.

If the amazing origins of the Balrog in The Fellowship of the Ring were finally explained , this time back to those of Minas Morgul. Very mysterious, this city once belonged to Gondor and responded to the name of Minas Ithil. The most easterly fortress in the Kingdom, it protected the capital Osgiliath from invaders from Mordor. However, with the weakening of the forces of Gondor, Minas Ithil was invaded by the Nazgul and their master, the latter having transformed the city and chosen to rename it Minas Morgul.


Le Roi-Sorcier d'Angmar. Le Roi-Sorcier d'Angmar.

The Witch-King of Angmar. This may interest you : Riverdale season 5: a creepy new poster teases the return of dead characters in the series. – Credit (s): New Line Cinema

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, new information about the past of Middle-earth. The opportunity to learn about a prophecy that the Witch-King of Angmar cannot be killed by a Man. The origins of such a legend have their roots in the Battle of Fornost. As the leader of the Nazgul watched Angmar fall, he tried to flee. However, Prince Earnur wanted to pursue him and destroy him for good. An assault that was prevented by Glorfindel who stopped him and said: “Far still is his fate, and not by the hand of man he will fall” . A prophecy finally fulfilled by the hobbit Merry and Eowyn during the Battle of Pelennor Fields …

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