Feline-Owl wrote: The H-Man wrote:
Feline-Owl wrote:Gandalf is strong, but I noticed that he doesn't use his magic often in the movies. Either because of plot, or because if he does, he has to wait a while for his power to recharge, I don't know. I hope someone can explain this please.
Gandalf, Saruman and the other three wizards were sent to Middle-Earth to rally resistance against Sauron. They went in the guise of old men and weren't supposed to show their power unless there was dire need.
so this means that we don't know Gandalf's true power? That makes this fight moot then, unless we have an inkling of what he can do 0.o
well there's a big difference in the way that the respctive stories were written. in the Harry Potter universe you have magic spells and everything you listed. in the LotR universe "magic" is typically very subtle. there are words of command and such but no one waves wands around and shoots beams that do things.
good examples of magic in the tolkienverse... well there's a ton in the silmarillion but i'll name one or two from LotR.
the nazgul's black breath. gandalf's manipulation of fire. the effect of Black Speech on the enviornment (just speaking the ring rhyme near the One causes the sky to go dark). the power of the Three Rings (almost literally holding back time). Sauron's forging of the One Ring. Sauron pre-ring causing the mountians to the north of Mordor to raise out of the ground. the phail (?) of Galadriel.
the Palantir actually do not qualify as magical items according to the Elves: it falls under their definition of Art.
i've listed those mostly from memory, i haven't read the books for a while, i'll check and add or edit as needed lol
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