“Rings of Power” Strange Fan Theory

In the middle of the first season, rings of strength He’s already juggled plenty of perplexing mysteries, but none have bothered viewers as powerfully as The Stranger’s identity. The way back 1 episode, this unknown strange man landed in the country of Harfout by a meteor strike; Since then, he has been testing his worldly powers and establishing relationships with the Harfoots. But who is this mysterious meteorite man? One just needs to look at it JRR Tolkien’s text for clues.

I’m going to share my hypothesis here online for Steve Jobs, once and for all – the stranger is Maya. I guarantee it. Myar Tolkien are creatures of divine origin who were created as aids to the gods before the beginning of time; Possessing otherworldly powers, they can roam the invisible world or masquerade as terrestrial creatures. Myar comes in many forms, although ordinary Tolkien followers know them best as wizards like Gandalf and Saruman. But which Maya could be curious?

One popular fan theory says The Stranger is Sauron. Yes, believe it or not, Sauron was a Maya, cut from the same cloth as Gandalf himself – at the beginning of the world, Sauron was a good and virtuous figure known as Myron, until Morgoth spoiled him. Certain things about The Stranger point to this theory; In the first episode, his inflamed crater looks very much like the Eye of Sauron, and in the fifth episode, Nuri inadvertently harms Brandy Foot with his supernatural powers, suggesting that he might be dangerous. But in my book, Sauron’s theory doesn’t hold up. The timing doesn’t line up. Although Sauron’s whereabouts were unknown during the first five centuries of the Second Age, rings of strength It takes place during the dusk of the Second Age, which means that for now, Sauron must be deployed to Eregion, where he disguises as a dwarf named Annatar and manipulates the Celebrimbor to make some very beautiful episodes that you may have heard of. Legally speaking, since Sauron’s main priorities during this time were to corrupt men and deceive elves, what meaning would it mean to land in the country of Harfuth?

If it’s not Sauron, then what else does Mayar leave? The strongest argument is for Gandalf. Let’s face it – The Stranger definitely has the right look, even if the timing doesn’t quite make sense, given that Gandalf didn’t roll into Middle-earth until the Third Age. But here’s the thing: Before he was sent to MIddle-earth as a sorcerer during the Third Age, Gandalf had already been hammering thousands of years ago like Olórin, the true form of Maia. Proto-Gandalf had a special interest in Middle-earth and roamed its lands for thousands of years, mixing incognito among the elves to patronize it. By this logic, perhaps rings of strength He takes some creative liberties with Gandalf’s previous voyages. This formative time with the Harfoots is sure to explain a lot about the affinity he later developed for the hobbit.

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Perhaps The Stranger is a completely different wizard. In his fine drawings of the Blue Wizards, Allatar, and Pallando, Tolkien often flips the timing, but someone finds them reaching Middle-earth during the Second Age to disrupt Sauron’s evil activities. We don’t know much about what specifically the Blue Wizards woke up during their stay, but we are an act I know they had “a very big influence on the history of the Second and Third Ages”.

Other theories abound about The Stranger’s true identity, from one of the fearsome Balrogs (also Maiar) to Elven’s legendary hero Glorfindel, but there’s nearly no evidence to support these claims, so we won’t get into them today. See me after class if you want to know more.

Mark my words: The Stranger is Maia, and sooner or later (I hope sooner), rings of strength It will reveal exactly which one. If I’m wrong you can make me walk in the back of the convoy. Or use your frightening icy power to blast me through the woods like poor Nori – your choice.