Who is your favourite evil character in all of Tolkiens works?

Discussion in 'Books' started by Rob Darken, Oct 1, 2008.

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Who is the most evil of all Tolkiens characters?

  1. Sauron

    6.2%
  2. The Witch King

    16.9%
  3. Morgoth/Melkor

    21.5%
  4. Saruman

    9.2%
  5. Balrogs

    6.2%
  6. Glaurung

    3.1%
  7. Charcharoth

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Thuringwethil

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Smaug

    3.1%
  10. Gollum

    23.1%
  11. Grima Wormtongue

    3.1%
  12. Other (please specify)

    7.7%
  1. Black Tattoo

    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    I voted Smaug. He has all the qualities of a great villain, but personally I loved his attitude best.

    "I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG! My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears! The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!"

    Such a charmer, that one.
     
  2. wanderingmagus

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    ^and then he rolls over and you notice there's a gigantic hole in his "impenetrable vest" :D
     
  3. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Well, he doesn't realise until he's shot.

    I like Smaug too, although if you think hard about his destroying Dale, then you realise he's not the same as depicted on the outside in the Hobbit.
     
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    wanderingmagus King Anakin's Royal Advisor, Constantly Around :D

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    you can even tell while he's talking to Bilbo, since he manages to gather almost the entire tale without even trying, and only refrains from killing him because he can't see him and was too lazy to expend the effort on getting up and roasting him.
     
  5. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    Maybe Smaug thought he could roast Bilbo later? No sense letting your dinner get cold if you're not hungry.... :p
    I voted for Gollum. The process of how the ring corrupted him was fascinating. I like my evil characters to have a reason to be evil and sometimes Tolkein's villains seem a little too black and white to me.
     
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    the pervading theme is that nothing starts out as evil; even Sauron was not so when he was first lured by promises of order from Morgoth, who himself was once one of the Ainur.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    But Sauron was never good either; the Maia were neither good nor evil.

    Many characters start off evil: Gothmog, Lurtz, Ungoliant, Shelob, etc.
     
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    many but not all, and there are many who die that deserve life. Can you give it to them?