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This is never elaborated on in the movies, nor can I find any explicit interview that answers this question. However, Legolas is royalty (as the prince of the Woodland Realm), so it would make sense for the Elven troops to acknowledge him; at least more so than Aragorn, who at this point is not yet widely known nor treated as having any royal importance). ...


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When Aragorn greets Haldir the army doesn't move but when Legolas greets Haldir the army turns in unison to face them. I don't think this has anything to do with Legolas as they don't do this until after Haldir & Legolas have greeted each other. I suspect that this is more to do with the Elves turning to face Theoden to acknowledge their commitment to ...


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The question is movie-based. There is no suggestion in the book that Sauron thinks that Pippin has the Ring. All we know is Gandalf's view of the event, as outlined by Ben. We can charitably say that Merry knows what Sauron thinks because Jackson needs to create "drama." It is actually one of Jackson's better attempts.


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Sauron knew that a hobbit had the ring, and knew that Saruman had been searching for it as well. The book makes it clear (if we trust that Gandalf's guesses about Sauron's state of mind are correct) that when Sauron saw Pippin using the palantír, Sauron knew nothing of Saruman's defeats and thought that the palantír was still in Saruman's possession in ...


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Sauron is aware that Gollum owned the ring for many years and lost it to "Bagginses" from "The Shire". He sends the nine Ring Wraiths to look for it. They will have learned that the ring is being carried by a team of small people called Hobbits, but the Nine are defeated at the border of Rivendell. The next thing that Sauron hears is when a small person ...


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I've always attributed that to dementia; remember that Bilbo was very old for a hobbit (about 128 years); only the Old Took had been older. Bilbo attended the Council of Elrond where the history of the ring was explained by Gandalf and Elrond and the plan was made to destroy it in Mount Doom. 'That is the warning bell for the Council of Elrond,' cried ...


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