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Gandalf
Character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium
Aliases Mithrandir, Greyhame, Stormcrow, Olórin, Incánus, Tharkûn
Race Ainur
Book(s) The Hobbit (1937)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
The Two Towers (1954)
The Return of the King (1955)
The Silmarillion (1977)
Unfinished Tales (1980)
.Gandalf is a fictional character with major roles in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ Gwaihir was a powerful magic being, his corruption would have been easier than that of a simple hobbit (same reason Gandalf didn't carry the ring).
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^ A picture of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings can be seen in the collection of great wizards in Professor Dumbledores study in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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.In these stories, Gandalf appears as a wizard, member and later the head (after Saruman's betrayal and fall) of the order known as the Istari, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and the army of the West.^ Jackson has Treebeard say he is taking the Hobbits to the White Wizard and later has Treebeard mention a conversation with Gandalf.
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^ Jackson has Gandalf decide on the way at the end of a conversation with Frodo while all members of the Fellowship are awake.
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^ Jackson has Theoden channel Saruman (there is no mention of Saruman "possessing" Theoden in the book) and then Gandalf strike Theoden on the head with his staff to break the spell.
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.In The Lord of the Rings, he is initially known as Gandalf the Grey, but after assuming leadership of the Istari, he becomes known as Gandalf the White.^ GANDALF (CONT'D) Never put it on, for then the agents of the Dark Lord will be drawn to its power...Always remember, Frodo, the ring is trying to get back to its master...it wants to be found.
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^ GANDALF There is only one Lord of the Ring.
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^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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Concept and Creation

"Der Berggeist" by Josef Madlener.
.Humphrey Carpenter in his 1977 biography relates that Tolkien owned a postcard entitled Der Berggeist (German: "the mountain spirit"), and on the paper cover in which he kept it, he wrote "the origin of Gandalf". The postcard reproduces a painting of a bearded figure, sitting on a rock under a pine tree in a mountainous setting.^ In fact, Treebeard does not even talk to Gandalf when he sees him under the trees of Fangorn (TTT p.131).
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^ Gandalf touches the smooth rock wall between the trees...
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He wears a wide-brimmed round hat and a long red cloak, and a white fawn is nuzzling his upturned hands.
.Carpenter said that Tolkien recalled buying the postcard during his holiday in Switzerland in 1911. Manfred Zimmerman,[1] however, discovered that the painting was by German artist Josef Madlener and dates to the mid–1920s.^ In a hundred year people will still be discovering Tolkien's Middle Earth, I don't know if the same can be said for Harry Potter.
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Carpenter acknowledged that Tolkien was probably mistaken about the origin of the postcard.
The original painting was auctioned at Sotheby's in London on 12 July 2005 for ₤84,000.[2] The previous owner had been given the painting by Madlener in the 1940s and recalled that Madlener said the mountains in the background were the Torri del Vaiolet, peaks of Dolomites.[1]
.When writing The Hobbit in the early 1930s Tolkien gave the name Gandalf to the leader of the dwarves, the character later called Thorin.^ (Tolkien decided to write Gandalf instead because he feared that the un-English look of the word would have bothered the readers too much)....Gandalf is not the name of an Elf, but it is a name in an Elvish language., so the rules still apply.
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^ If a character such as Saruman, Gandalf, or Galadriel had used the ring they would have been able to access its powers in way a Hobbit could not.
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^ The invisibility thing was a gimmick in The Hobbit which Tolkien then had to play off when he gave the ring more power in the Lord of the Rings.
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The name is taken from the same source as all the other Dwarf names (save Balin) in The Hobbit: the "Catalogue of Dwarves" in the Völuspá. He came to regret his decision, calling it a "rabble of eddaic-named dwarves, ... invented in an idle hour".[3]
Odin, the Wanderer (1886) by Georg von Rosen (1843-1923)
The wizard that was to become Gandalf was originally named Bladorthin.[4][5] .Tolkien later assigned this name to an ancient king who had ordered some spears from the dwarves.^ Jackson has a moth show up as some sort of messenger of the Eagles (a very slow messenger, if you ask me) who later returns with Gwahir in tow.
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[6] .The Old Norse name Gandalfr incorporates the words gandr meaning "wand", "staff" or (especially in compounds) "magic" and alfr meaning "elf" or in a wider sense "(mythological) being". Hence Gandalf means roughly "magic–elf/being" or wizard.^ The only light the party has in the Mines of Moria is Gandalf's staff as the party had "no fuel nor any means of making torches" (FOTR p.
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^ Gandalf hurries about, lighting fireworks with a blue spark that dances magically from his staff...
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^ (Tolkien decided to write Gandalf instead because he feared that the un-English look of the word would have bothered the readers too much)....Gandalf is not the name of an Elf, but it is a name in an Elvish language., so the rules still apply.
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This may have led Tolkien to transfer the name from the leader of the dwarves to the wizard.
.The correct pronunciation of the name Gandalf should contain a final /v/ and not /f/, corresponding to Old Norse and as stated by Tolkien in Appendix E of The Lord of The Rings.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ A picture of Gandalf the Grey (from The Lord of the Rings) can be seen in the collection of great wizards in Professor Dumbledores study in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Google Search .
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^ It is a misreading of the information contained in the Appendix quoted - those pronunciations only apply to Elvish names.
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.Throughout the early drafts, and through to the first edition of The Hobbit Bladorthin/Gandalf is described as being a "little old man", distinct from a dwarf, but not of the full human stature that would later be described in The Lord of the Rings.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ A picture of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings can be seen in the collection of great wizards in Professor Dumbledores study in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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^ Jackson has Treebeard say he is taking the Hobbits to the White Wizard and later has Treebeard mention a conversation with Gandalf.
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.Even in The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf was not tall; shorter, for example, than Elrond[7] or the other wizards.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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^ Gwaihir was a powerful magic being, his corruption would have been easier than that of a simple hobbit (same reason Gandalf didn't carry the ring).
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[8]
.Tolkien refers to Gandalf as an "angel incarnate" in a letter of 1954.[9] In the same letter Tolkien states he was given the form of an old man in order to limit his powers on earth.^ Network drives work exactly the same but are given a different letter and the files within are not stored on the computer.

^ In a hundred year people will still be discovering Tolkien's Middle Earth, I don't know if the same can be said for Harry Potter.
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^ Gandalf is simply far more limited in the magical powers at his disposal.
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Both in 1965 and 1971 Tolkien again refers to Gandalf as an angelic being.[10][11]
.In a letter of 1946 Tolkien stated that he thought of Gandalf as an "Odinic wanderer".^ Tolkien states, regarding the arrival of Gandalf with his fireworks, that "not a single squib or cracker was forthcoming" (FOTR p.46).
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[12] .Other commentators have also compared Gandalf to the Norse god Odin in his "Wanderer" guise — an old man with one eye, a long white beard, a wide brimmed hat, and a staff.^ His eyes settle on one old parchment.
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^ Gandalf and Treebeard had known each other for a very long time; another little tidbit Jackson chose not to dramatize.
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^ CONTINUED: GANDALF There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the Ring.
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Characteristics

Tolkien discusses the characteristics of Gandalf in his essay on the Istari, which appears in the work Unfinished Tales. .He describes Gandalf as the last of the wizards to appear in Middle-earth, one who: "seemed the least, less tall than the others, and in looks more aged, grey-haired and grey-clad, and leaning on a staff". Yet the Elf Círdan who met him on arrival nevertheless considered him "the greatest spirit and the wisest" and gave him the elven Ring of power called Narya, the Ring of Fire containing a "red" stone, for his aid and comfort.^ CONTINUED: GANDALF There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the Ring.
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^ Wearing the ring is what gives him the power.
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^ Who was Gandalf to doubt him?
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Tolkien explicitly links Gandalf to the element Fire later in the same essay:
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Warm and eager was his spirit (and it was enhanced by the ring Narya), for he was the Enemy of Sauron, opposing the fire that devours and wastes with the fire that kindles, and succours in wanhope and distress; but his joy, and his swift wrath, were veiled in garments grey as ash, so that only those that knew him well glimpsed the flame that was within.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ The ring was made in the fires of Mount Doom...only there can it be unmade.
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^ He knew that those countries "had" the ring, and couldn't conceive of anything but them using it against him.
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Merry he could be, and kindly to the young and simple, yet quick at times to sharp speech and the rebuking of folly; but he was not proud, and sought neither power nor praise... .Mostly he journeyed unwearingly on foot, leaning on a staff, and so he was called among Men of the North Gandalf 'the Elf of the Wand'. For they deemed him (though in error) to be of Elven-kind, since he would at times work wonders among them, loving especially the beauty of fire; and yet such marvels he wrought mostly for mirth and delight, and desired not that any should hold him in awe or take his counsels out of fear.^ He feared they would take it to Minas Tirith and use it against him.
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^ (From The Silmarillion, George Allan & Unwin edition, Sydney & Boston, 1977, p.300): "Chief among [the Istari] were those whom the Elves called Mithrandir and Curunir, but Men in the North named Gandalf and Saruman."
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^ I am only going to take this as a sign of how old I've become since the movies came out.
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... .Yet it is said that in the ending of the task for which he came he suffered greatly, and was slain, and being sent back from death and was clothed then in white, and became a radiant flame (yet veiled still save in great need).^ I've been sent back until my task is done.
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Biography

Valinor

In Valinor, Gandalf was known as Olórin.[15] As recounted in the "Valaquenta" in The Silmarillion,[16] he was one of the Maiar of Valinor, specifically, of the people of the Vala Manwë; and was said to be the wisest of the Maiar. He lived in the gardens of Irmo under the tutelage of Nienna, the patron of mercy. .When the Valar decided to send the order of the Wizards to Middle-earth in order to counsel and assist all those who opposed Sauron, Olórin was proposed by Manwë.^ He also has the worst optometrist in all of Middle Earth.
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^ It's not someone who has bad peripheral vision, thus the Witch-King can't be "the worst optometrist in Middle Earth" unless he is a terrible eye doctor.
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^ Gandalf sends another wizard from his order (Radagast; who is never mentioned in the movie) and he spends the majority of the story trying to convince them that this is a fight worth joining.
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Olórin initially begged to be excused as he feared he lacked the strength to face Sauron.

Middle-earth

.Gandalf the Grey was the last of the Istari to arrive in Middle-earth, landing in Mithlond.^ Gandalf- No Frodo, The Dark Lord must not have the ring, he will destroy Middle Earth, it will be the end of everything we know!
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^ First, (apologies if I'm wrong) Gandalf didn't come to Middle-Earth until AFTER Sauron's defeat.
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.He seemed the oldest and least in stature of them, but Círdan the Shipwright felt that he had the highest inner greatness on their first meeting in the Havens, and gave him Narya, the Ring of Fire.^ Jackson has Frodo meet Strider after Frodo has accidently put the Ring on (though he had seen him across the room prior to his "vanishing act").
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^ The Ring alters Frodo's perception for the first time when he reaches Amon Hen--the "Ring was upon him" (FOTR p.518).
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Saruman learned of the gift and resented it. .Gandalf hid the ring well, and it was not widely known until he left with the other ring-bearers at the end of the Third Age that he, and not Círdan, was the holder of the third of the Elven-rings.^ CONTINUED: GANDALF There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the Ring.
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^ GANDALF For sixty years the ring lay quiet in Bilbo's keeping, prolonging his life, delaying old age...but no longer, Frodo.
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^ GANDALF (reading) The year 3434 of the Second Age...here follows the account of Isildur, High King of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of power.
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Gandalf's relationship with Saruman, the head of the Order, was strained. The Wizards were commanded to aid Men, Elves, and Dwarves, but only through counsel; it was forbidden to use force to dominate them – an injunction Saruman disregarded.
In the essay in Unfinished Tales it is stated that some thought Gandalf was in fact Manwë himself. However, this is refuted by the author since Manwë will not leave Valinor until the Final Battle at the end of days.[14]

The White Council

.In "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age" (in The Silmarillion) and "The Istari" (in Unfinished Tales), Christopher Tolkien fleshes out the background and the history briefly tabulated by date in Appendix B of The Lord of the Rings by his father J.R.R. Tolkien, who was deceased by the time these tales were published.^ Gandalf, certainly is a powerful wizard who has conducted many battles in the 'Lord of the Rings' triologies, but could he really defeat Dumbledore, who in Jo's writings, is the cleverest wizard of the age, Headmaster of Hogwarts School, Current Possesor of the Elder Wand and former of the Order of the Phoenix?
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^ GANDALF (reading) The year 3434 of the Second Age...here follows the account of Isildur, High King of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of power.
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^ Third, the ring was lost 3000 YEARS before LOTR...compared to our time, that's when King Solomon ruled Israel, before Rome, before Greece, before the Persian Empire.
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.Gandalf suspected early on that the Necromancer of Dol Guldur was not a Nazgûl but Sauron himself.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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He went to Dol Guldur (in T.A. 2063[17]) to discover the truth, but the Necromancer withdrew before him. The Necromancer returned to Dol Guldur with greater force in T.A. 2460,[17] and the White Council was formed in response (T.A. 2463[17]). .Galadriel had hoped Gandalf would lead the Council, but Gandalf refused, declining to be bound by any but the Valar who sent him.^ Dumbldore knew Harry could handle what was thrown at him, just like Gandalf knew Bilbo (and Frodo) would sucessfully complete their adventures.
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^ I'm not quite sure who would win a duel, but I don't quite agree with Ian McKellen when he said that Gandalf was the original.
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^ Finally, Mr. McKellen answers a question long debated in this and the LotR fandom: Who would win if there was a battle between Gandalf and Dumbledore.
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Saruman was chosen instead, as being most knowledgeable about Sauron's work in the Second Age.
Gandalf returned to Dol Guldur in T.A. 2850[17] "at great peril" and learned that the Necromancer was indeed Sauron returned. (This is when Gandalf found Thráin the Dwarf imprisoned in Dol Guldur and recovered the map and key to Erebor before Thráin died.[17]) .The following year[17] the White Council was summoned, and Gandalf urged that Sauron be driven out.^ Oh, yes--if any evil seekers of power, following such examples as Sauron or Voldemort, reared their ugly heads, Gandalf and Dumbledore would unite against them!
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^ GANDALF (reading) The year 3434 of the Second Age...here follows the account of Isildur, High King of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of power.
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.Saruman however reassured the Council that Sauron's evident desire to find the Ring would fail, as the Ring would long since have been carried by Anduin to the Sea; and the matter was allowed to rest.^ SARUMAN They will find the ring...and kill the one who carries it.
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^ GANDALF Understand, Frodo...I would use this Ring from a desire to do good...but through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.
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^ How long has it been since Saruman bought you?
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.But at this time Saruman himself began actively seeking the Ring near the Gladden Fields where Isildur had been killed, not far from Dol Guldur.^ CONTINUED: IMAGE: GLADDEN FIELD...ISILDUR leads a small column of men through DARKENING WOODS...the ONE RING glinting on a CHAIN around his neck.
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The Quest of Erebor

"The Quest of Erebor" in Unfinished Tales elaborates upon the story behind The Hobbit. It tells of a chance meeting between Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield, Thráin's son, in the inn of the Prancing Pony in Bree. .Gandalf had for some time foreseen the coming war with Sauron, and knew that the North was especially vulnerable.^ GANDALF We still have time...time enough to counter Sauron...if we act quickly.
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If Rivendell were to be attacked, the dragon Smaug could cause great devastation. Thorin was also keen to regain his lost territory, and so the quest was born.
.In T.A. 2941,[17] Gandalf arranged (and frequently accompanied) a band of thirteen dwarves and the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins to reclaim from the dragon Smaug the Dwarves' lost treasure in Erebor.^ Frodo is turning the neatly inscribed title page of a red leather bound journal: FRODO (CONT'D) (reading) "There and back again: A Hobbit's tale" by Bilbo Baggins.
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^ CONTINUED: GANDALF There are many magic rings in the world, Bilbo Baggins, and none of them should be used lightly.
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^ Bilbo cowers from Gandalf, disarmed by his power...a frightened Hobbit.
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To the quest, Gandalf contributed a map and key to Erebor, which he had received from Thráin II while exploring the dungeons of the Necromancer. .It was on this Quest of Erebor that Gandalf found his sword, Glamdring, in a troll's treasure hoard, and that Bilbo found the One Ring, in a chance meeting with Gollum (though at the time it was thought to be a lesser ring).^ GANDALF Bilbo's ring.
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^ The screenie of Gollum is intriguing.  I've always been interested in what Gollum was up to between the time he escaped the Wood Elves and started tailing the Fellowship.  I wonder what Turbine has thought up...
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^ FRODO GANDALF In the common tongue it says, "One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."
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.After escaping from the Misty Mountains pursued by Goblins and Wargs, the party was carried to safety by the Great Eagles.^ EXT. SKIES OVER MOUNTAINS--DAWN Gwaihir the Eagle soars majestically over the mountains, carrying Gandalf towards the dawn.
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.Gandalf then devised a clever plan to convince the chief of the Beornings, Beorn — who did not like uninvited guests or dwarves — to house and provision the company for the trip through Mirkwood.^ GANDALF So, you mean to go through with your plan, then?
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.Gandalf left the company before they entered Mirkwood, saying that he had pressing business to attend to.^ Gandalf winks at Aragorn, and they enter the hall, Gandalf bent as though with a sudden gain of age.
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.He turned up again, however, before the walls of Erebor disguised as an old man, revealing himself when it seemed the Men of Esgaroth and the Elves of Mirkwood would fight Thorin and the Dwarves over Smaug's treasure.^ You would not part an old man from his - walking stick.
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^ Legolas stands ready to fight, but Gimli looks up, frustrated, for his head stands well below the wall, and he cannot see a thing.
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^ Frodo sits amongst a council of free-peoples of Middle earth, Elrond stands before them, addressing Gandalf, Strider, Legolas, and 20 other elves, Dwarves, and men.
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The Battle of the Five Armies ensued when hosts of Goblins and Wargs attacked all three parties. .After the battle, Gandalf accompanied Bilbo back to the Shire, revealing at Rivendell what his pressing business had been: Gandalf had once again urged the Council to evict Sauron, since quite evidently Sauron did not require the Ring to continue to attract evil to Mirkwood.^ GANDALF Bilbo's ring.
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^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ BILBO You're right, Gandalf...the ring must go to Frodo.
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.Then, in an event only briefly described (in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings), the Council "put forth its power" and drove Sauron from Dol Guldur.^ Then Sauron the deceiver gave to them Nine Rings of Power.
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^ GANDALF (CONT'D) Never put it on, for then the agents of the Dark Lord will be drawn to its power...Always remember, Frodo, the ring is trying to get back to its master...it wants to be found.
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^ SARUMAN (whisper) The power of Isengard is at your command, Sauron, Lord of the Earth.
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Sauron, however, had anticipated this and withdrew as a feint, only to reappear in Mordor.

The Fellowship of the Ring

.As explained in The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf spent the years between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings travelling Middle-earth in search of information on Sauron's resurgence and Bilbo's mysterious ring, spurred particularly by Bilbo's initial misleading story of how he had obtained it as a "present" from Gollum.^ GANDALF Bilbo's ring.
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^ Will you choose to fight for the things that bring peace to the land or will you add to the corruption of Middle-earth as the forces of Sauron move swiftly to extinguish all that is good?
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^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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During this period he befriended Aragorn and first became suspicious of Saruman. .He spent as much time as he could in the Shire, strengthening his friendship with Bilbo and Frodo, Bilbo's heir.^ BILBO (CONT'D) I should very much like to hold it again, one last time.
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^ FRODO (laughing) Sam...we're still in the Shire...what could possibly happen?
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.He returned to the Shire for Bilbo's "eleventy-first" (111th) birthday party in T.A. 3001, bringing many fireworks for the occasion.^ And, of course, trading tips on performing magical "special effects", like the magical fireworks Gandalf performs at Bilbo's birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring .
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.After Bilbo, as a prank on his guests, put on the Ring and disappeared, Gandalf strongly encouraged his old friend to leave the Ring to Frodo, as they had planned.^ GANDALF And what about very old friends?
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^ GANDALF I think you should leave the Ring behind, Bilbo.
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^ GANDALF Bilbo's ring.
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.Bilbo became hostile and accused Gandalf of trying to steal the Ring — which he called "my precious", much as Gollum, the previous owner of the Ring, had done.^ GANDALF Bilbo's ring.
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^ And, of course, trading tips on performing magical "special effects", like the magical fireworks Gandalf performs at Bilbo's birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring .
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^ BILBO You're right, Gandalf...the ring must go to Frodo.
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.(Isildur, who earlier possessed the ring and was destroyed by it, had written that "it is precious to me").^ ELROND (V.O.) (CONT'D) I let Isildur into the heart of Mount Doom, where the ring was forged: the one place it could be destroyed.
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^ ELROND The ring cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin, by any craft that we ELROND (CONT'D) here possess.
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^ GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D) The Ring passed to Isildur...who had this one chance to destroy evil forever.
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[18] Alarmed, Gandalf impressed on Bilbo the foolishness of this accusation. .Coming to his senses, Bilbo admitted that the Ring had been troubling him, and leaving it behind for Frodo, he departed for Rivendell.^ [Frodo comes to his senses and drops Sting.
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^ GANDALF I think you should leave the Ring behind, Bilbo.
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^ BILBO I'm leaving everything to him.
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.Though Bilbo would never be entirely free of the desire for the Ring, he was the first to give it up willingly.^ BILBO (CONT'D) I've got to get away from these confounded relatives, hanging on the bell all day, never giving me a moment's peace.
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^ GANDALF Understand, Frodo...I would use this Ring from a desire to do good...but through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.
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Over the next seventeen years, Gandalf travelled extensively, searching for answers. With Aragorn he sought to find Gollum. .Aragorn eventually succeeded, and Gandalf questioned Gollum, threatening him with fire when he proved unwilling to speak.^ Aragorn hesitates...Gandalf looks at him.
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.Gandalf learned finally that Sauron had forced Gollum under torture in Barad-dûr to tell what he knew of the Ring.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ CONTINUED: GANDALF There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the Ring.
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^ CUT TO: INT. BARAD-DUR -- NIGHT CLOSE ON: A teasing Glimpse of Gollum being tortured by the Orcs.
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This reinforced Gandalf's growing suspicion that Bilbo's ring was the One Ring.
.Returning to the Shire, in T.A. 3018, Gandalf confirmed his suspicions by throwing the Ring into Frodo's hearth fire and reading the writing that appeared on the Ring's surface.^ One striking similarity is the scene with Harry and Dumbledore at Kings Cross station where Harry thinks that he died and the scene with Frodo and Gandalf in the white tent after the ring has been destroyed.
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.He told Frodo the full history of the Ring, and urged him to take the Ring to Rivendell; for he would be in grave danger if he stayed in the Shire.^ He tried to take the Ring from Frodo.
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^ Gollum now jumps on top of Frodo and tries to reach for the Ring even as Frodo grabs his hands and tries to push him away.
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^ Frodo is about to put on the Ring when Sam runs up and tackles him.
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.Gandalf said he would attempt to return for Frodo's fiftieth birthday party, in order to accompany him on the road thereafter; and that meanwhile Frodo should arrange to leave quietly, as the servants of Sauron would be searching for him.^ Oh, yes--if any evil seekers of power, following such examples as Sauron or Voldemort, reared their ugly heads, Gandalf and Dumbledore would unite against them!
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^ And, of course, trading tips on performing magical "special effects", like the magical fireworks Gandalf performs at Bilbo's birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring .
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^ I'm not quite sure who would win a duel, but I don't quite agree with Ian McKellen when he said that Gandalf was the original.
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.Outside the Shire, Gandalf encountered Radagast the Brown, another of the Istari, who brought the news that the Nazgûl had ridden forth and crossed the River Anduin — and a request from Saruman that Gandalf come to Isengard.^ But, Gandalf is seemingly immortal or can pass from one life to another, in the sense that he's killed by the Balrog, like killed in battle, but he comes back as Gandalf the White.
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Gandalf left a letter to Frodo (urging his immediate departure) with Barliman Butterbur at the inn in Bree, and headed towards Isengard. .There Saruman revealed his true colours, urging Gandalf to help him obtain the Ring for his own use.^ With the power of his staff, Saruman raises Gandalf from the ground, then sends him crashing to the floor.
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^ Gandalf stands as the camera pulls back to reveal him stranded on the summit of Orthanc.
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^ GANDALF (CONT'D) Yes...Smeagol he was once called...Before the ring came to him, before it drove him mad.
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Gandalf refused, and Saruman imprisoned him at the top of the tower of Orthanc. .Eventually Gandalf was rescued by Gwaihir the Eagle.^ EXT. SKIES OVER MOUNTAINS--DAWN Gwaihir the Eagle soars majestically over the mountains, carrying Gandalf towards the dawn.
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.Gwaihir set Gandalf down in Rohan, where Gandalf appealed to King Théoden for a horse.^ There dwells Thoden, King of Rohan, Gandalf: (V.O.) whose mind is overthrown.
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.Théoden, under the baleful influence of Gríma Wormtongue, Saruman's spy, told Gandalf to take any horse he pleased, but to leave quickly.^ GANDALF (worried) Spies of Saruman.
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^ GANDALF You must leave, and leave quickly.
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.It was then that Gandalf met the great horse Shadowfax, one of the mearas, who would be his mount and companion for most of the rest of the war.^ I'm not quite sure who would win a duel, but I don't quite agree with Ian McKellen when he said that Gandalf was the original.
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^ There he sees Gandalf, who has just arrived when he had said he would.
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^ Faramir: As one of his companions, I had hoped you would tell me.
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.Gandalf pursued the horse for two days[17] before Shadowfax permitted Gandalf to ride him.^ Gandalf moves quickly towards him, grimy and weary from his long ride.
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^ Close on: Gandalf as he surveys the peaceful scene before him.
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^ GANDALF (V.O.) I don't know how long they tortured him...but amidst the endless screams and inane babble, they discerned two words.
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.Gandalf then rode hard for the Shire, but did not reach it until Frodo had already set out.^ GANDALF (alarmed) They have reached the Shire?
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^ Gandalf is already at the door, he turns to Frodo.
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^ Frodo reaches out his hand toward the surface of the mirror.
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.Knowing that Frodo and his companions would be heading for Rivendell, Gandalf began to make his own way there.^ GANDALF I don't know, Frodo.
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^ FRODO There is no other way.
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^ We know he has his own (or perhaps a higher power's) agenda, and there are no surprises about the fact that he is manipulating events to the best of his ability to force a particular outcome.
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He learned at Bree that the hobbits had fallen in with Aragorn. He faced the Nazgûl at Weathertop but escaped after an all-night battle, drawing four of them northward. .Frodo, Aragorn and company faced the remaining five on Weathertop a few nights later.^ Legolas shoots an Arrow into the creature's head, gaining a few vital seconds for Aragorn and Boromir as they race out of the water with Frodo.
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^ CUT TO: EXT. WEATHERTOP SUMMIT -- NIGHT Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin race into a RING OF BROKEN STONES on the summit or Weathertop...the ruined base of an ancient tower.
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^ CUT TO: INT. BAG END LIVING ROOM -- NIGHT CLOSE ON: FRODO'S HORRIFIED FACE! FRODO Shire!
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.Gandalf reached Rivendell just before Frodo's arrival.^ CUT TO: INT. FRODO'S BEDROOM--RIVENDELL Frodo raises himself up and looks at Gandalf.
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^ Sounds of arrivals...Gandalf watches as Boromir rides through Rivendell gate, followed by Legolas and Gimli.
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^ Gandalf just manages to hand on by his fingertips FRODO (screaming) Gandalf!
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.In Rivendell, Gandalf helped Elrond drive off the nazgûl pursuing Frodo and played a great part in the following council as the only person who knew the full history of the Ring.^ GANDALF helps FRODO into his coat.
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^ Dumbledore is the person who plays Gandalf - Google Search .
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^ CUT TO: INT. FRODO'S BEDROOM--RIVENDELL Frodo raises himself up and looks at Gandalf.
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He also revealed that Saruman had betrayed them and was in league with Sauron. .When it was decided that the Ring had to be destroyed, Gandalf volunteered to accompany Frodo – now the Ringbearer – in his quest.^ GANDALF Let the ringbearer decide.
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^ Gandalf drops the ring into Frodo's hand...he reacts to its weight.
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^ FRODO GANDALF In the common tongue it says, "One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."
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.He also persuaded Elrond to let Frodo's cousins Merry and Pippin join the Fellowship.^ Merry: Pippin, let's go!
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.Taking charge of the Fellowship (comprising nine representatives of the free peoples of Middle-earth, "set against the Nine Riders"), Gandalf and Aragorn led the Hobbits and their companions south.^ Across the wide lands of Middle-earth, the Free Peoples must face the threatening Shadow growing in the East.
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^ Hundreds of thousands of people will enter the perpetual world of Middle-earth for the very first time.
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^ In a hundred year people will still be discovering Tolkien's Middle Earth, I don't know if the same can be said for Harry Potter.
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.After an unsuccessful attempt to cross Mount Caradhras in winter, they crossed under the mountains through the Mines of Moria, though only Gimli the Dwarf was enthusiastic about that route.^ Eowyn walks beside Gimli's horse while he is talking to her about dwarves] Gimli: It's true you don't see many dwarf women.
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.In Moria, they discovered that the Dwarf colony established there earlier had been overrun by Orcs.^ There is one Dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath!
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^ INT. MORIA CEMETERY CAVERN -- NIGHT They continue up a steep stair, passing through a dwarf cemetery.
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The Fellowship fought with the Orcs and Trolls of Moria, but were no match against "Durin's Bane," a Balrog from ancient times. .At the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, Gandalf faced the Balrog to enable the others to escape.^ GANDALF To the bridge of Khazad-dum!
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^ A NARROW BRIDGE, spanning a bottomless pit...Gandalf yells to the others: Aragorn makes to throw Gimli across the Chasm.
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.After a short exchange of blows, Gandalf broke the bridge beneath the Balrog with his staff.^ [Gandalf slams his staff on the bridge, and a flash of white light drives the Balrog back.
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^ [We track in through the mountain and see Gandalf and the Balrog on the Bridge of Khazad-dm.
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.As the Balrog fell, it wrapped its whip around Gandalf's knees, dragging him into the abyss.^ Slow motion: The thongs of the whip lash and curl around Gandalf's knees, dragging him over the brink!
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^ Balrog into the bottomless Abyss!
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^ EXT. MORIA GATE -- NIGHT Frodo is suddenly PULLED TO THE GROUND. A long sinuous Tentacle is wrapped around Frodo's ankle and is dragging him towards the lake.
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.As his friends looked on in horror, Gandalf fell into shadow, crying "Fly, you fools!"^ Gandalf: Fly you fools!
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^ GANDALF (fierce) Fly, you fools!
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^ Gandalf slowly turns to Saruman...a look of dawning horror.
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as he went.
.Neither Gandalf nor the Balrog was killed by the fall into the deep subterranean lake under Moria.^ But, Gandalf is seemingly immortal or can pass from one life to another, in the sense that he's killed by the Balrog, like killed in battle, but he comes back as Gandalf the White.
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^ INT. DWAROWDELF CHAMBER, MORIA -- DAY The Fellowship pass under an arched doorway into a black and empty space.
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^ The BALROG slashes at Gandalf with its Sword of flame...Gandalf blocks with his sword...a ringing clash and the Balrog's sword shatters into molten fragments!
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.Gandalf pursued the Balrog for eight days until they climbed to the peak of Zirakzigil.^ [Flashback: Gandalf is battling the Balrog on a peak.
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^ As they continue to plunge into the depths, Gandalf hacks away at the Balrog even as it crashes and bounces off the walls.
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^ Gandalf: (V.O.) From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak, I fought him, the Balrog of Morgoth.
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Here they fought for two days and nights. .In the end, the Balrog was cast down and broke the mountainside with its fall.^ [Gandalf falls after the Balrog and grabs hold of his sword, Glamdring, on his way down.
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^ With a final cry, the Balrog falls from the peak and lands, smoking, onto the icy mountainside.
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Gandalf himself died during this ordeal, and his body lay on the peak while his spirit travelled outside of time.

Gandalf the White

.Gandalf was "sent back"[19] as a significantly more powerful figure, Gandalf the White.^ But, Gandalf is seemingly immortal or can pass from one life to another, in the sense that he's killed by the Balrog, like killed in battle, but he comes back as Gandalf the White.
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^ [Gandalf slams his staff on the bridge, and a flash of white light drives the Balrog back.
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^ Gandalf is simply far more limited in the magical powers at his disposal.
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Gwaihir carried him to Lórien, where he was healed of his injuries and re-clothed in white robes by Galadriel. .He travelled to Fangorn forest, where he encountered Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas (who were tracking Merry and Pippin).^ Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are in pursuit.
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^ [Merry and Pippin, on Treebeard's shoulders, travel through Fangorn Forest.
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^ [Meanwhile, Aragorn and company go into Fangorn Forest to look for Merry and Pippin.
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They travelled to Rohan, where Gandalf found that Théoden had been further weakened by Wormtongue's influence. .He broke Wormtongue's hold over Théoden, and convinced the king to join in the fight against Sauron.^ I swear that somewhere it says (I can't find where) that the Istari were sent to Middle Earth to aid in the fight against Sauron, but they were not supposed to directly challenge him.
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.Gandalf then set off to gather Erkenbrand of the Westfold and his warriors to assist Théoden in the coming battle with Saruman.^ Gandalf and Saruman battle, powerful blasts throwing them across the room.
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^ But, Gandalf is seemingly immortal or can pass from one life to another, in the sense that he's killed by the Balrog, like killed in battle, but he comes back as Gandalf the White.
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^ With sudden effort, Gandalf wrenches himself off the wall and swings his staff on Saruman...blasting him off his feet!
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.Gandalf arrived just in time to shatter Saruman's attack on Helm's Deep.^ The Horn of Helm Hammerhand shall sound in the Deep one last time.
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^ [Aragorn sees the army of Saruman and quickly rides to Helm's Deep.
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^ There he sees Gandalf, who has just arrived when he had said he would.
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.After the ensuing battle, Gandalf and the king rode to Isengard, which in the interim had itself been attacked and conquered by Treebeard and the Ents, along with Merry and Pippin.^ [The sun shines on Isengard, as Merry, Pippin, and the Ents celebrate victory.
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^ Pippin scrambles on to the back of Gandalf's wagon, snatching up a small firework MERRY (urgent whisper) No, no..the big one...the big one!
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^ [Merry and Pippin, on Treebeard's shoulders, travel through Fangorn Forest.
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.Gandalf broke Saruman's staff and expelled him from the White Council and the Order of Wizards, and assumed Saruman's place as head of both.^ Commanding two staffs, Saruman sends Gandalf into a sickening spin.
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^ [Gandalf slams his staff on the bridge, and a flash of white light drives the Balrog back.
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^ CUT TO: EXT. ISENGARD GARDENS -- DAY Gandalf and Saruman walk slowly between the beautiful trees of Isengard, Saruman's clean, white robe contrasts with Gandalf's dusty grey robes.
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.Wormtongue made an indecisive attempt to kill Gandalf or Saruman with the palantír of Orthanc, but missed both.^ CUT TO: INT. ORTHANC ANTE-CHAMBER -- DAY Saruman and Gandalf are seated in a small, cluttered room to the side of the cavernous central chamber.
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^ Gandalf and Saruman stride through Orthanc toward a stone plinth on which a sphere like shape is draped with a cloth...
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^ CUT TO: EXT. ORTHANC SUMMIT -- NIGHT SARUMAN stands over Gandalf, gloating...
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Pippin retrieved the palantír, but Gandalf quickly appropriated it. .After the group left Isengard, Pippin took the palantír from a sleeping Gandalf, looked into it, and came face to face with Sauron himself.^ [Frodo looks at Sam, a tear in his eye, and as the camera moves to Gollum, we see that even he is moved by Sam's words, for a confused sadness comes into his face.
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^ [Meanwhile, Aragorn and company go into Fangorn Forest to look for Merry and Pippin.
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.Gandalf then took the chastened Pippin with him to Minas Tirith to keep the young Hobbit out of further trouble.^ CLOSE ON: GANDALF glowers at the young Hobbit...
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^ Close on: MERRY AND PIPPIN, two mischievous Young Hobbits in their late teens.
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^ CUT TO: INT. CITADEL, MINAS TIRITH -- NIGHT ANGLE ON: GANDALF making is way down into the lower depths of the Citidel.
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.Gandalf arrived in time to help order the defences of Minas Tirith.^ CUT TO: INT. CITADEL, MINAS TIRITH -- NIGHT ANGLE ON: GANDALF making is way down into the lower depths of the Citidel.
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His presence was resented by Denethor, the Steward of Gondor; but after Denethor's son Faramir was gravely wounded in battle, Denethor sank into despair and madness. Together with Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth, Gandalf led the defenders during the siege of the city. When the forces of Mordor finally broke the main gate, Gandalf alone on Shadowfax confronted the Witch-king of Angmar, Lord of the Nazgûl. But at that moment the Rohirrim arrived, compelling the Witch-king to withdraw and engage them. .Gandalf would have ridden to their aid, but he too was suddenly required elsewhere — to save Faramir from Denethor, who sought in desperation to burn himself and his son on a funeral pyre.^ I'm not quite sure who would win a duel, but I don't quite agree with Ian McKellen when he said that Gandalf was the original.
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^ Finally, Mr. McKellen answers a question long debated in this and the LotR fandom: Who would win if there was a battle between Gandalf and Dumbledore.
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^ There he sees Gandalf, who has just arrived when he had said he would.
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.Aragorn and Gandalf then led the final campaign against Sauron's forces at the Black Gate, in an effort to distract the Dark Lord's attention from Frodo and Samwise Gamgee, who were at the same moment scaling Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.^ Gandalf returns his attention to Frodo.
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^ In the ensuing struggle Aragorn catches his hand in the harness of the warg, and fights with the Orc rider, who finally falls off.
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^ FRODO GANDALF In the common tongue it says, "One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."
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.In a parlay before the battle, Gandalf and the other leaders of the West met the Mouth of Sauron, who showed them Frodo's mithril shirt and other items from the Hobbits' equipment.^ GANDALF (CONT'D) There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.
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^ Frodo open his shirt to reveal the Mithril Vest.
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^ CONTINUED: GANDALF There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the Ring.
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.But Gandalf rejected Mordor's terms of surrender, and the forces of the West faced the full might of Sauron's armies, until the Ring was destroyed in Orodruin.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ One striking similarity is the scene with Harry and Dumbledore at Kings Cross station where Harry thinks that he died and the scene with Frodo and Gandalf in the white tent after the ring has been destroyed.
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^ ELROND This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves...We do not have the strength to fight both Mordor and Isengard...Gandalf...the ring cannot stay here.
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.Gandalf led the Eagles to rescue Frodo and Sam from the erupting Orodruin.^ [Frodo and Sam are led to the edge of a cliff.
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^ Frodo: He has led us this far, Sam.
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^ Gandalf leads his Horse...Frodo and Sam are carrying knapsacks.
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.After the war, Gandalf crowned Aragorn as King Elessar, and helped him find a sapling of the White Tree of Gondor.^ He finds Gandalf looming over him.
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^ Aragorn hesitates...Gandalf looks at him.
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^ GANDALF (reading) The year 3434 of the Second Age...here follows the account of Isildur, High King of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of power.
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He accompanied the Hobbits back to the borders of the Shire, before leaving to visit Tom Bombadil. .Two years later, Gandalf — who by now had spent about 2,000 years in Middle-earth[17] — departed with Frodo, Bilbo, Galadriel, and Elrond across the sea to the Undying Lands.^ The battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.
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^ Bilbo looks across at Frodo, hesitates...
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^ FADE UP: An ancient PARCHMENT MAP of MIDDLE EARTH...moving slowly across the MAP as if drawn by an unseen force the CAMERA closes in on a PLACE NAME...MORDOR. GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D) ...for another ring was made.
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.It was only then that his possession of Narya, one of the Three Elven Rings, became generally known.^ ELROND You have only one choice..the ring must be destroyed.
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^ GANDALF There is only one Lord of the Ring.
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Names and titles

  • Olórin, his name in Valinor and in very ancient times. ."Olórin was my name in my youth in the West that is forgotten". The word originates in Tolkien's invented language of Quenya, and its meaning is associated with dreams.
  • Mithrandir, his name in Tolkien's invented language of Sindarin, used in Gondor and by the Elves, meaning Grey Pilgrim.
  • Gandalf Greyhame, Gandalf was his name in the North, meaning Elf with the Staff and Greyhame meaning Greycloak.^ Gandalf: [To himself]: The Grey Pilgrim.
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  • Gandalf the Grey, later Gandalf the White after he was reborn as the successor to Saruman.
  • The White Rider (when riding the great horse Shadowfax), contrast to the Black Riders (Nazgûl).
  • Stormcrow (a reference to his arrival being associated with times of trouble), often used by his detractors to mean he was a troublesome meddler in the affairs of others.
  • Incánus (in the south), of unclear language and meaning.^ SARUMAN They crossed the river Isen in Midsummer's eve, disguised as riders in black.
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    ^ GANDALF Understand, Frodo...I would use this Ring from a desire to do good...but through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.
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    ^ SARUMAN (V.O.) Smoke rises once more from the mountain of doom...the shadow takes shape in the darkness of Mordor; the hour grows late...and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard seeking my counsel...
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    .Tolkien changed his mind about this several times, apparently trying to devise an appropriate Middle-earth origin for the Latin word incanus (meaning 'grey-haired') that was likely his source.^ The battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.
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    ^ Tolkien Middle Earth is a very different place from the world JKR created.
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    ^ In a hundred year people will still be discovering Tolkien's Middle Earth, I don't know if the same can be said for Harry Potter.
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  • Tharkûn (to the Dwarves), probably meaning Staff-man.
Within the Tolkien legendarium, "Gandalf" translates an unknown name of the meaning "Wand-Elf (alternatively cane/staff)".

Adaptations

Gandalf in Ralph Bakshi's animated version of The Lord of the Rings.
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Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White in Peter Jackson's live-action version of The Lord of the Rings.
  • In the BBC radio dramatizations, Gandalf has been voiced by Norman Shelley in The Lord of the Rings (1955–1956), Heron Carvic in The Hobbit (1968), Bernard Mayes in The Lord of the Rings (1979) and Sir Michael Hordern in The Lord of the Rings (1981).
  • John Huston voiced Gandalf in the animated films The Hobbit (1977) and The Return of the King (1980) produced by Rankin/Bass.
  • William Squire voiced Gandalf in the animated film The Lord of the Rings (1978) directed by Ralph Bakshi.
  • Charles Picard portrayed Gandalf in the stage production of The Two Towers (1999) at Chicago's Lifeline Theatre.
  • Sir Ian McKellen portrayed Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) directed by Peter Jackson.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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    ^ GANDALF (reading) The year 3434 of the Second Age...here follows the account of Isildur, High King of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of power.
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    ^ A picture of Gandalf the Grey (from The Lord of the Rings) can be seen in the collection of great wizards in Professor Dumbledores study in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Google Search .
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    The make-up and costumes were based on designs by John Howe and Alan Lee. .At the time he was cast, McKellen had never read any of Tolkien's works, but he quickly developed his knowledge of The Lord of the Rings and based his accent on Tolkien.^ At all times they feel the presence of the ring...drawn to the power of the one..they will never stop hunting you.
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    ^ GANDALF (CONT'D) Never put it on, for then the agents of the Dark Lord will be drawn to its power...Always remember, Frodo, the ring is trying to get back to its master...it wants to be found.
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    .McKellen has received universal acclaim for his performance in the trilogy, particularly in The Fellowship of the Ring, for which he received both a Screen Actors Guild Award and Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as an Academy Award nomination under the same category.^ And, of course, trading tips on performing magical "special effects", like the magical fireworks Gandalf performs at Bilbo's birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring .
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    ^ The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films .
    • Weekly Box office For The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.the-movie-times.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Academy Award Nominated Short Films .
    • Weekly Box office For The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.the-movie-times.com [Source type: General]

    On his personal web site,[22] McKellen has said he would be delighted to reprise the role in the upcoming two-part film adaption of The Hobbit (2011–2012) should Peter Jackson be involved, which he is, as the executive producer.
  • Tom Striver portrayed Gandalf in stage productions of The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) for Clear Stage Cincinnati in the United States.
  • Brent Carver portrayed Gandalf in the musical production of The Lord of the Rings (2006), which opened in Toronto.

References

  1. ^ a b Manfred Zimmerman, The Origin of Gandalf and Josef Madlener, Mythlore 34 (1983).
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ The Return of the Shadow, p.452.
  4. ^ Douglas Anderson, The Annotated Hobbit, "Inside Information", note 9, p. 287.
  5. ^ John Rateliff, Mr. Baggins, "Introduction", p. ix (and many other references throughout the book).
  6. ^ The Hobbit, "Inside Information".
  7. ^ The Fellowship of the Rings, "Many Meetings".
  8. ^ Unfinished Tales, "The Istari", p. 389.
  9. ^ Letters, no. 156.
  10. ^ Letters, no. 268.
  11. ^ Letters, no. 325.
  12. ^ Letters, no. 107.
  13. ^ Burns, Marjorie (2005). Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien's Middle-earth. University of Toronto Press. pp. 97. ISBN 0-8020-3806-9. 
  14. ^ a b Tolkien, J. R. R. (1980), Christopher Tolkien, ed., Unfinished Tales, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, The Istari, ISBN 0-395-29917-9 
  15. ^ "Olórin I was in my youth in the West that is forgotten", The Two Towers, "The Window on the West", page 353.
  16. ^ The Silmarillion, pp. 30–31.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i The Return of the King, Appendix B.
  18. ^ The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond".
  19. ^ In Letters, #156, pp 202–3, Tolkien clearly implies that the 'Authority' that sent Gandalf back was above the Valar (who are bound by Arda's space and time, while Gandalf went beyond time). He clearly intends this as an example of Eru intervening to change the course of the world.
  20. ^ www.glyphweb.com, Encyclopedia of Arda: Greyhame
  21. ^ Unfinished Tales, "The Istari", pp. 399-400.
  22. ^ 26 March 2008

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Alternative spellings

  • Gundulf
  • Gundulph

Etymology

From Norse mythology, meaning wand-elf.

Proper noun

Singular
Gandalf
Plural
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Gandalf
  1. A male given name known in history, and in the books of Tolkien, but not usually bestowed on children.

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Proper noun

Gandalf
  1. (rare) A male given name, in occasional modern use.

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