Rivendell to Erebor — Elrond and Thranduil’s relationship
This week, Legolas, elf-prince, member of the fellowship of the ring, and Questions Fellowship Of The Ring, Lord Of The Rings, Thranduil. Thranduil in The Hobbit is honestly kind of a dull-witted prick. for thousands of years, it's pretty obvious the spiders aren't much of an issue, to be honest. by her influence on Legolas and squashes any potential relationship between them. Legolas and Thranduil's Relationship ((These were both multi-question asks, so I blocked out the other questions to keep this post focused. Plus, it was really fun.
She left you a son. Tell me, which would she have you value more? It also shows that the death of the late Queen of Mirkwood ultimately was what caused the two to become distant with each other.
The Battle of the Five Armies only shows the beginnings of a reconciliation between father and son, not the full resolution. But from where they leave each other in the film, I can easily believe that by the time the events of Fellowship of the Ring occur, the two have a much better relationship than in The Desolation of Smaug. Moreover, the scene between Legolas and Thranduil at the end was meant to invoke Thranduil seeing greatness within Legolas by using Aragon and his own father, Arathorn as a parallel: His father, Arathorn was a good man.
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His son might grow to be a great one. I can understand how much confusion one might feel when Thranduil sends his son to find "a ranger" when in reality, Aragon is only ten years old at the time of The Hobbit and not the older character we meet in the LOTR trilogy.
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On a side note,The Hobbit films follows a shorter and more condensed timeline which actually makes Aragon older than in the books. However, by Thranduil sending Legolas to find Aragon, Peter Jackson explains how the elf knew of Aragon's identity during the Council of Elrond when he defends him in front of Boromir: This is no mere ranger!
He is Aragon, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance. Although in the books, there is already a good explanation for how Legolas previously met Aragon.
However, this was dropped or not mentioned during the whole run of the LOTR trilogy. In the books, Gandalf sent Aragon to track down Gollum and hand him over to the elves of Thranduil. Aragon eventually found him and Mirkwood was given the responsibility to watch over Gollum; however, he escaped and it is for that reason Legolas was sent to Rivendell by Thranduil himself. This could perfectly explain how Aragon could have previously met Legolas, who was probably one of the elves who watched over Gollum.
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But this is not mentioned within Fellowship of the Ring, and thus, Jackson had to create a new reason for how Legolas knew of Aragon's identity as the rightful king of Gondor. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J. However, the threat of Sauron was back and they had to discuss how to protect Middle Earth. If Oropher was not invited, he and Thranduil could also have taken offence at this.
And finally, Oropher and Thranduil may have been angry at the Noldor for having allowed Sauron to forge the rings in the first place.
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None of this concerns Elrond directly, but it adds to the potential rift between Noldorin and Sindarin elves. There were dozens of thousands of people involved, though, so they may or may not have been in contact.
Still, it is possible that when Oropher met Gil-galad if only to disagree with his plansThranduil and Elrond were also present. Thranduil survived his father and it seems that he continued fighting in the Last Alliance until the very end.
This is a time when he could have been in closer contact with Elrond and Gil-galad. It could have been positive: It could also have been negative: Did he know about Isildur keeping the One Ring?
Could Elrond or Cirdan have told him, though? Thranduil is more open than Oropher. One of the reasons he chose the Greenwood and to live with the Silvan elves was the desire to get back to a simpler way of life, uncomplicated by Silmarils and Noldor exiles and villains like Morgoth and Sauron. The Silvans themselves were uninterested in mixing with other people. I already mentioned Oropher moved away when he realised Galadrielwas in Lorien.
Another reason for the move was the dwarf activity in Moria. Oropher moved his fortress several times to get away from them and from the potential trouble they could cause. He did not have contact with Men either, except for keeping Easterlings at bay. He had a good relationship with the Men of Dale and of Lake-town, as well as with the dwarves of Erebor. And of course Thranduil had a very good relationship with Celeborn, since he happily shared his forest with him after it was purified.
All in all, Thranduil is potentially more open to making alliances than his father was. But more than that, Legolas is not shy in this scene.
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The rest of the scene goes as: This is all while Thranduil is getting pretty worked up, the Orc mentioned the dragon and The One, this is clearly bringing up memories of the last time he fought a dragon in the War of Wrath and if there was a time that Thranduil was going to be cruel to Legolas, this would have been it. To be fair, both sides of that whole thing were not the best behaved.
That is the face of someone who knows what news he has to deliver and just exactly how Legolas is going to react to it. Of course Legolas is going to make his day harder. That is not the face of an elf who is used to not getting his way. Which leads to his conversation with Tauriel at Gundabad.