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The Baddies of Middle Earth

JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series (including The Hobbit) is one of the great touchstones of fantasy literature. Looking for proof for how influential it is? Just take a look at the varied interpretations of its villains.

The Great Debate by Gary Laib
The Great Debate by Gary Laib

Bilbo Baggins versus the Trolls. Spoiler alert: Bilbo wins!

Hobbit by ömer tunç
Hobbit by ömer tunç

I do believe Bilbo is more brave than I would be in this particular situation.

Gollum by sam greenwell
Gollum by sam greenwell

Riddles in the dark? How about no. Just… no.

Melkors Legacy by Jay Carpenter
Melkors Legacy by Jay Carpenter

The oldest and fairest becoming the corrupted and twisted.

Azog Fanart by Angel Ricalde
Azog Fanart by Angel Ricalde

And speaking of the corrupted, here’s Azog!

Nazgul by ömer tunç
Nazgul by ömer tunç

Facing a nazgul on any ground is a losing proposition. Facing a one mounted on that? Yikes.

Black Riders by Darek Zabrocki
Black Riders by Darek Zabrocki

So you’ve gotten used to one Nazgul, eh? How do you feel about the full complement of them?

Orc Assault by Darek Zabrocki
Orc Assault by Darek Zabrocki

Talk about intimidating expressions!

Lord Of The Rings Tribute by hugo richard
Lord Of The Rings Tribute by hugo richard

The Dark Lord, moments away from defeat. Well, partial defeat, anyway!

 

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