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Old 05-23-2003, 10:38 PM   #18
Legolas
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Tolkien does not seem so sure that they would be capable (to the point of implying that):

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In the 'Mirror of Galadriel', 1381, it appears that Galadriel conceived of herself as capable of wielding the Ring and supplanting the Dark Lord. If so, so also were the other guardians of the Three, especially Elrond. But this is another matter. It was part of the essential deceit of the Ring to fill minds with imaginations of supreme power. But this the Great had well considered and had rejected, as is seen in Elrond's words at the Council. Galadriel's rejection of the temptation was founded upon previous thought and resolve.
[ May 24, 2003: Message edited by: Legolas ]
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