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Old 09-01-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Why did the Wise not bow to the Hobbits?

At the end of Return of the King everyone bows to the Hobbits in their honor but the Wise i.e. Gandalf and Elrond and even Legolas too, if I remember that. Why were they left out? Does it have any special significance or was it a miss from the movie makers' pov?
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:15 AM   #2
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Istari and Elf-lords outrank ring-bearers.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:19 AM   #3
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Istari and Elf-lords outrank ring-bearers.
But not for Tolkien.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:36 AM   #4
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Elrond and Gandalf were ringbearers. And the cynical might point out that the hobbits were their pawns..noo the one ring is too dangerous for us... off you trot now...
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:06 AM   #5
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Elrond and Gandalf were ringbearers. And the cynical might point out that the hobbits were their pawns..noo the one ring is too dangerous for us... off you trot now...
Heh. RHIP. It reminds me of the Bored of the Rings line where Frito says something like "I don't remember volunteering for this Ring business."
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:02 PM   #6
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Heh. RHIP. It reminds me of the Bored of the Rings line where Frito says something like "I don't remember volunteering for this Ring business."
No one was very noble in that book. Didn't Goodgulf run up the white flag declaring "better Sorhed than No Head"?
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