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Why does Gandalf start speaking in Black Tongue at the Council of Elrond?

Not much more description to give; I never understood that part. His justification is "that may not be the last time this voice is heard here" or something like that.
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Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog?Why not before?

Could he have used that kind of firepower earlier to the Fellowship's benefit?
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Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
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Language of the Moria password in The Fellowship of the Ring

At the gates of Moria there is a riddle on the door. "Speak Friend and Enter". Frodo then asks Gandalf "What is the elven word for 'Friend'?" who replies and the door opens. Given Moria is a ...