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.
Bilbo Baggins versus the Trolls. Spoiler alert: Bilbo wins!
I do believe Bilbo is more brave than I would be in this particular situation.
Riddles in the dark? How about no. Just… no.
The oldest and fairest becoming the corrupted and twisted.
And speaking of the corrupted, here’s Azog!
Facing a nazgul on any ground is a losing proposition. Facing a one mounted on that? Yikes.
So you’ve gotten used to one Nazgul, eh? How do you feel about the full complement of them?
Talk about intimidating expressions!
The Dark Lord, moments away from defeat. Well, partial defeat, anyway!