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Old 06-20-2002, 09:58 PM   #1
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I was wonding how did you envision the lesser characters in LoTR. Here are some starters...

WildMen-Looked, walked and talked like cavemen. Were a bit shorter than reagular men and mere broad.

Southrons,Easterlings-African,and Arabian in descent, respectivly. They wore black, spiked armor.

Mouth of Sauron-Tall, dark, menacing. Pale red eyes, dark, bloodstained plate armor under a black flowing cape. He wore a large horned helm with a single blade-like spike(like the summoners from Final Fantasy) coming from the forehead.

Lord Nazgul- He didn't wear a cloak over his body like the others. He wore jet-black plate armor with spikes on the elbows and shoulders. He had silver greaves and gauntlets. His helm was black and covered his neck and head(obviously [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] ) and completely shadowed his face. His eyes were bright , glowing red with no pupils. When he moved his head they left streams of light, like when you move a sparkler around in the dark. And he had a shining silver crown. It wasn't majestic like a king's but it was twisted and sharp looking.

That's just the few I could think of. It would be cool to see your descriptions of these I did and others you thought of.
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Old 06-21-2002, 07:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Downs, Ulairi! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Those are pretty good. You have a real knack for descriptive details .
The Men of Harad - Arabic-looking with dark, flashing eyes and white turbans, leather armour and fast, thin horses

Lobelia and Lotho SB - Lobelia is slightly chubby for a hobbit, with a hooked nose and eyes that are always looking for a scandal. She wears conservative dresses and has lots of curly brown hair; Lotho is thinner, keeps his eyes to the ground or on Lobelia, wears shabbier clothing and has a slightly furtive, worried air.

That's all I can think of for now.
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Old 06-21-2002, 08:05 PM   #3
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Twilight Ringwraiths- The Unveiled Ringwraiths have shining red eyes, tattered gray robes with chain-mail underneath, helms on their heads and twisted, wrinkled pale faces. The Lord of the Riders has a crown on his head instead of a helm.

That's all I cann think of. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

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Old 06-21-2002, 08:14 PM   #4
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My wildmen were small and wiry, wrinkled brown skin with black hair and eyes. Stocky, solid-looking people, skin with a texture of leather and hair very coarse and thick. Their hands are very calloused.
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Old 06-21-2002, 08:56 PM   #5
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Other Rangers- Tall, dark and handsome

Need I say more? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:02 PM   #6
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You are right about the Pukel men- short stout and really gruffy.

The southrons were dark colored cause Tolkien descires Sam looking at the face of the dead leader as dark skinned.

Man I cannot deside on how the ents should look. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-22-2002, 06:38 PM   #7
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Muse, I like your Lotho [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] - sounds like my picture of him too, to be honest. Though I'd always picture Lobelia as one of the few hobbits to have straight hair (maybe that's why she's always felt left out of things before?) which is pulled back into a severe bun; eyes, of course, as cold as marble.
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Old 06-22-2002, 09:26 PM   #8
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Nob: A young hobbit with light brown hair and a goofy grin on his face, looks a little like Gilligan from Gilligan's Island.

Wormtongue: A lankey man in his mid-thirties with dark brown, greasy hair that hangs down a little past his ears. He has sharp, black eyes and a long, thin face and rarely smiles; if he laughs, it comes out like a nervous, high-pitched giggle.

Lobelia: Short for a Hobbit, thin and wirey, with curly, black-and-grey hair that is pulled into a bun which is hidden under a large sun bonnet. Has dark eyes that are constantly darting around.

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Old 06-26-2002, 05:01 PM   #9
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I diffinetly agree with you on the Wild man, Ulairi. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
Easterlings: Resemble people of India, and don't really have that much armor on, just mostly other clothing that is red with white.

Lord of the Nazgul: I figured he looked like the rest of the Nazgul, exept of course he has a crown under the cloak.

Ents: each has different texter, like each has a differnt kind of bark or skin. And instead of having a stump for the head, they have full growth like a living tree. And they somehow have something like robes on them, I can't really explain it.

I think that's it for now.
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Old 06-26-2002, 08:49 PM   #10
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I always pictured the ents looking pretty buch like trees. Quickbeem was a fir tree.
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Old 06-27-2002, 10:25 AM   #11
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Ooh this is tricky. I've always had this picture of an ent in my head and how i felt they should look but how to explain it...

Ents - I felt that they looked pretty much like trees, but obviously they had eyes and a mouth and when they moved the bark would kind of move as well, i always imagined them as a sort of mid brown colour (although it depended on the individual ent) I figured their feet would be kind of fashioned out of the roots, like they'd have really long toes. Their arms would just be another branch, again with really long fingers. I don't really know how to explain it.
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:09 PM   #12
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Arwen -- you sure that Quickbeam was a fir? I tried to find out what he was once but didn't find it in LotR, except that he laughed every time he saw a rowan tree -- so I figured that he was a rowan as well.
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Old 07-18-2002, 07:32 PM   #13
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I've always pictured the ents being about 8-10 feet tall, and having dark brown bark for skin, with long noses that look kind of like short branches. And I have to admit, the first time I read LotR, I thought that the elves were pixie-like creatures, you know, Santa Claus elves. It wasn't until I saw the LotR trailer on commercial and saw Legolas. I thought, "That must be the elf." The good news is I only thought that about the elves Frodo, Pippin, and Sam met in the old forest. And it was only that one time.
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Old 07-19-2002, 12:17 AM   #14
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Well, who hasn't at first pictured the elves like pixies? I kind of did, and my mom did. Though Elrond was an exeption,(I pictured him like I still do-man like with pointy ears) and at first I pictured Legolas with a Peter Pan-type build! [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Now days we don't here about elves that are like warriors. And I wonder why?
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