Smaug got my vote...that witty repartee just won me over! And let's face it, he was loads better looking than his competition!
"They were taller and darker than the Men of Bree and were believed to have strange powers of sight and hearing, and to understand the languages of beasts and birds...but they were now few and rarely seen."
My vote went to Gollum. Of all the villians, he came closest to redemption. Aside from Deagol, the only thing he hurt while in possession of the ring, were the fishes he ate. And all the while, the torture of the ring gnawed his mnd.
For those who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not, no explanation will suffice!
Post by Stormrider on Dec 30, 2004 20:03:00 GMT -6
I agree, Illy! The Witchking would be a very interesting evil entity to find out more about! I have not read into the HoME series much and am not sure if there are any extra tidbits on him in those or not. It would be very interesting to know how ALL the Nazgûl obtained their rings and how their downfalls came about.
"You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"
It would be very interesting to know how ALL the Nazgûl obtained their rings and how their downfalls came about.
That's exactly what I was thinking Stormy. There's a lot of history there, and each one has a story. That's what's so great about the professor's writing, it's so rich, and so deep... all of the characters, no matter how limited their part, are so utterly um... 3D.
It's rare to find that with just a few characters in most stories, but that I would feel that way even about the villians speaks volumes I think.