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I do not believe the extended version shows us how, but the staff taken by Saruman is different from the one used until he falls into the chasm in Moria. Gandalf in the Shire Gandalf in Moria (Links rather than embedded because I'm not sure of the licensing of the photos) You can clearly tell from the photos that although they are both rough wooden ...


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This question has a word of god answer on the SciFi sister site. Turns out, both theories are right, to some extent; that is: the tear is both from awe at the military might, and regret at the imminent destruction of mankind. Citing both the actor who played Gríma and the director (via the director’s commentary on the DVD of The Two Towers) the answer notes ...


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While I think @SJuan76's answer is on the right track, it's too specific. There is no indication he sheds a tear for Eowyn specifically, as he can't even be sure she's at Helm's Deep. I think many events indicate he's shedding a tear for the end of Rohan. There are multiple indications in the movie he's deep down still a proud man of Rohan. After Isengard'...


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Grima has just been arguing with Saruman about how strong Helm's Deep is and how it is virtually un-breachable. My interpretation is that he has always seen Helm's Deep as the ultimate in protection and power, and in this moment he is shown power that he's never known to be possible. He was unaware of the power of the black powder and he claims that there is ...


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In the book it was explained that Grima's final plan in Rohan (or at least what Saruman had promised him) was to marry Éowyn and become the next King of Rohan (of course still at the orders of Saruman). Not only did he want the throne but he also wanted Éowyn herself. Saruman had just ordered his army to go to Helm's Deep and kill everyone there, which ...


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