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Old 05-24-2003, 09:07 PM   #30
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Gil-Galad and Elendil defeated Sauron.
That's because they had the military capacity to do so. They had the troops to physically destroy Sauron's armies and then smack Sauron down too. In the Third Age the forces of Good could not do this.

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I do think that Saruman gets rather short shrift on this thread.
Ah well, remember that Saruman fell under Sauronís will without the Ring. I don't think that would have been much of a contest.

The one in this thread who seems to be getting short shift is Sauron. Nobody seems to be giving him the credit as Near-Master of Middle Earth that he deserves. He would have won except for an improbable bit of divine intervention.

[EDIT] And Gandalf would not have automatically won just by claiming the Ring.

[ May 24, 2003: Message edited by: Kuruharan ]
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