The premiere of the two initial episodes, ‘ The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ‘ starts on Prime Video. An ambitious bet, as spectacular as it is disputed, which, due to the maze of rights that Tolkien’s work entails, does not take as a reference the famous events that occurred in the Third Age that make up the plot of Peter Jackson’s adaptations. Here we go thousands of years before and with characters that, for the most part, Amazon has invented for the series.
That is why we have created this character guide that will allow you to make your way through the abundant fauna of Middle-earth (and beyond) that proposes ‘Rings of Power’. A glossary of the most notorious protagonists of this new adaptation of Tolkien.
Galadriel (Morfydd Clark)
The elf protagonist of this adventure, at least in its initial bars. She undertakes a search for Sauron, a disciple of Morgoth, the first great dark enemy that the series introduces in its stupendous prologue. He is a younger, more active incarnation of the character that appeared in Tolkien’s work, and it is his rebelliousness, devotion to his brother’s memory, and his constant suspicion that something stinks in Middle-earth that leads him to Start a new search.
Elrond ( Robert Aramayo)
Another character that we could see in its more mature version (played by Hugo Weaving, in the same way, that Galadriel was given life by Cate Blanchett) in the Peter Jackson movies. This half-Elf is also a younger, impulsive, and idealistic version of the one we met, a firm believer in understanding between races although always attentive to the designs of Gil-Galad, the king of the elves.
Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi)
Bronwyn is a human from the Southlands who works as a healer and veterinarian in a human settlement in contact with an Elf outpost. She maintains a friendly relationship with Silvan Elf Arondir, which leads him to a situation of conflict with his family. She is the mother of Theo (Tyrone Muhafidin), a possible important character in the plot for being the bearer of a strange magical sword.
Hallbrand (Charlie Vickers)
Another important human character is also introduced into the plot due to his relationship with an Elf, although this time it is Galadriel who finds him in a shipwreck. At first, suspicions arise because nothing is known of his enigmatic past. He will arguably be the most canonically heroic character in the series, even if troublesome experiences from his past come to light that jeopardize his relationship with Galadriel.
Isildur (Maxim Baldry)
Another old acquaintance from Peter Jackson’s movies (slightly: he appeared in the prologue to ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’) in a slightly more youthful version. Here, this Dúnedain is an experienced sailor from Númenor eager to find adventure, although he is also forced to carry on the legacy of his father Elendil (Lloyd Owen, another character who will be of essential importance in the series, although for now only he has taken his first steps: we will see him, however, become quite a leader for the people of Númenor).
He is not the only member of Isildur’s family who is important: Eärien (Emma Horvath), his sister, is a kind of substitute figure for their mother. Like the rest of Isildur’s family, she barely intervenes in the first two chapters, so his real importance in the plot is yet to be revealed.
Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova)
This Wood Elf patrols the Southlands watching that the Evil that his people expelled long ago does not return. But he will end up in love with Brownyn, a human with whom he will embark on a journey to face the return of Sauron, and staying with her will force him to leave behind his fellow Elves, who end their surveillance of the area.
Durin IV (Owain Arthur)
Together with his wife Disa (one of the characters in this series that has aroused the most controversy as she is the first dwarf woman to star in a Tolkien adaptation), he lives in the underground empire of Khazad-dûm. He is the prince and heir to the mines where his father reigns. He is (as usual with dwarves) the only comic relief of the series, and raises one of the script’s subplots in his reunion with Elrond, with whom he had a strong friendship in the past.
An essential character in Tolkien’s mythology, although until now he had not made an appearance in the adaptations. He is the smith of the Rings, grandson of Fëanor, and creator of the imposing forge of Eregion. His role is fundamental, since Sauron will force him to forge the One Ring that will bring devastation to Middle-earth, and his presence in the cast suggests that we will see that event in the future.
Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker)
The imposing High Elf King is also a general of the army of this race, and responsible for the settlement of his people in Middle-earth. He will come to confront Galadriel due to her suspicions that the Shadow is still hidden and waiting for her moment, and asks her to stop being suspicious and honor the memory of her brother who fell in combat. Although he has not had much presence in other Tolkien adaptations, his name is mentioned repeatedly in the original work as a key part of the meeting between his own and Men.
Tar Miriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson)
The regent queen of Numeror will become one of Galadriel’s main allies, and possibly at the core of a good part of the courtly intrigues that take place in the series. She is the daughter of King Tar-Palantir of Númenor and a genuine successor to the throne, but she will face his adviser Ar-Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle). This rift between the two will be exploited by Sauron, who will make Ar-Pharazôn the key to the fall of Númenor.
The Outsider (Daniel Wayman)
A character still mysterious and whose nature is unknown, beyond that he falls from the skies in a meteorite whose trajectory is observed throughout Middle-earth. He is unable to speak and quickly gets along, despite his threatening appearance and his unknown intentions (some identify him with both Sauron and the Blue Wizards), with the Pelosos, the race of proto-Hobbits that have also been received with controversy. by fans as Amazon had to manipulate the Middle-earth timeline to fit them into the Second Age.
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