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That gate to Moria was created in the "Second Age" of Middle Earth, and was used to trade mithril with the Noldorian Elves of Hithlum. Relations between the Elves and the Dwarves were more cordial in the Second Age. The inscription and password on the gate created by Celebrimbor, the leader of the Elves of Noldor, hence is in elvish. Celebrimbor also ...


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Frodo saw the effect the ring had on Boromir (Sean Bean), and knew that eventually it would corrupt the rest of the Fellowship. No one is immune to the ring. Even, Gandalf and Galadriel refused to touch it. Frodo as a hobbit, is a bit resistant to the ring, but not completely impervious to it's influence. This is something that Lady Galadriel had foretold ...


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Aragorn didn't shatter the blade. When Lurtz threw the blade at him Aragorn used his own sword to deflect it. I'll see if I can get a screencap and put it up. Okay, after several tries I cannot get a decent screen cap that clearly shows the blade. It just looks like a flashing blur.


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First of all, when Gandalf was speaking the black tongue he actually quoted the ring inscription, which is itself written in black tongue. So for one point he "stayed true to the source material": Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, One Ring to rule them all, ash nazg gimbatul, One Ring to find them, ash ...


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Gandalf is both meddeling and hands-off, this is part of what makes him an interesting character. For instance, for as powerful as he is, don't you think he could have devised a better way to get to Mt. Doom rather than just walking/horse back? Sure, but the journey wasn't up for him to decide, it was for the rest of Middle Earth. The Balrog, if you look ...


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The language spoken is the Black Speech, which Tolkien described as thus: The Black Speech was not intentionally modeled on any style, but was meant to be self consistent, very different from Elvish, yet organized and expressive, as would be expected of a device of Sauron before his complete corruption. It was evidently an agglutinative language. ...


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The Balrog was a powerful magical creature and was a "foe beyond any of [them]". In this situation Gandalf had to turn his dials up as it was the only option. His mission was to inspire and assist, he was not permitted to take over and fight everyone's battles for them.


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I'm pretty sure it is the 'voice of the ring', therefore Sauron's voice, as the one ring was forged by him, with his own spirit infused in it.



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