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Author:  A-U Moderators [ September 11th, 2009, 11:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Strider!

Discuss anything Aragorn!

Author:  Elessar [Sly] [ March 9th, 2011, 7:58 pm ]
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My favourite Tolkien character. Certainly for the Dunedain. I thought he's the ultimate hero character -as I saw it - when I was growing up. Wise, tactical, 'street smarts'- ranger abilities, strong, soft, beloved elf friend, etc.

Author:  Angeli [ April 1st, 2011, 1:28 pm ]
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i think aragorn and arwen are so cute together, however i still think he looks hot!
i looked at the actor viggo morteson the other day and i dont think he looks good looking so i dont fancy him much any more but he still looks hot in the movies.

Author:  Aiwendil [ April 1st, 2011, 9:30 pm ]
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I think Aragorn is a great character, he's really cool especially when they first meet him.

Author:  Everswift [ April 1st, 2011, 9:34 pm ]
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He's my favorite character! <3 I love his personality and complete awesomeness.

And I agree with Aiwendil, when they first meet him he's really dark and secretive...

Author:  Aiwendil [ April 1st, 2011, 9:37 pm ]
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That's why I liked him so much at first! Also he looks cool. :)

Author:  Andúril [ April 3rd, 2011, 2:37 pm ]
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Also my favorite character <3 Love his "story". Those complications with Arwen, if he should follow his heart and be with her, but by that put her in danger, or bring her to saftey but in a way lose her.
And also everything with that he is the heir of Isildur. Everything with Andúril/Narsil, and so on. Elrond said something like this in RotK: "Give up the ranger, be the one you were ment to be". All that stuff is so cool. That is also why I find "The Riddle of Strider" so epic.
And that we at first think he is a regular ranger, but then we find out that he is the heir of Gondor, and much more than we thought he was.
His story by itself could make a very good movie.

Author:  Rochwen [ April 4th, 2011, 5:31 am ]
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I love Aragorn so much, when im older i going to name my horse after him <3 D: i think Strider is a beautiful name for a horse..

Author:  Tinker Bell [ June 20th, 2011, 1:09 am ]
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I'm glad that the original Aragorn character was changed into the character we all know and love. I was shocked when I read that he was originally a hobbit that wore wooden shoes and was called Trotter. The name Aragorn was one of Tolkien's ideas for the name of Gandalf's horse.

Author:  Aragorn-fan [ June 21st, 2011, 10:10 pm ]
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Well he's definitely my favorite character. He's kinda like Rohirrim. Generous, wise, etc. He's exceedingly brave in battle, in fact only him, Eomer, and Prince Imrahil were the only ones NOT injured in the Pelenor Fields.

Author:  Tinker Bell [ June 21st, 2011, 11:49 pm ]
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He's my favorite too. There's just so much to his character, and it seems like every time I read the books I see another side to his character and I discover something new. Of course its kind of like that with all the characters, but more so with Aragorn.

Author:  Aragorn-fan [ June 22nd, 2011, 10:28 pm ]
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I read the post you wrote on the 20th. I am so shocked to find that out! Where did you learn that?

Author:  Tinker Bell [ June 22nd, 2011, 10:51 pm ]
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I found it in 'The Return of the Shadow', its part of the History of LotR, part 1. I was shocked as well, I wonder how the story would have gone had Tolkien kept his original Aragorn character. And actually, I believe when he had the hobbit Aragorn, there wasn't an Arwen character, I'll have to check my book again though, to be sure. (Hey look at that, I made a post and managed to keep my country slang way of writing out of it!)

Author:  Tinker Bell [ June 23rd, 2011, 12:49 am ]
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Lets see, talking about Aragorn it says "Suddenly Bingo noticed that a queer-looking, brown-faced hobbit, sitting in the shadows behind the others, was also listening intently. He had an enormous mug (more like a jug) in front of him, and was smoking a broken-stemmed pipe right under his rather long nose. He was dressed in dark rough brown cloth, and had a hood on, in spite of the warmth, and, very remarkably, he had wooden shoes!" Apparently while trying to track down Gollum Trotter was captured and imprisoned, and was tortured and his feet were hurt in some way, which is why he wears shoes. Tolkien kept going back in forth over Aragorn's character, he kept coming back to the question of why a hobbit was a ranger from the north, if the rangers were supposed to be descendants of a kingly nature. Eventually he came to the conclusion that Trotter couldn't be a hobbit and a ranger.

Author:  [ June 23rd, 2011, 4:01 am ]
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^Hahahaha, that's great.. I like how Tolkien really wanted to have a hobbit as his main protagonist and then he just couldn't make it fit.. simply because the race he had created objected! :P Hobbits might be brave and tough but they are not descendants from great kings, that would contradict the nature he had made for them.

Author:  Tinker Bell [ June 23rd, 2011, 10:50 pm ]
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I know, its funny how he just couldn't make his original idea fit, Christopher Tolkien said there were scribbles in the margins of early drafts all about 'Trotter', trying to make the character fit and it just wasnt working for him! I wish I had more than just part 1 and 2 of the histories books, its really interesting to see how the story evolved, and some of the early ideas are surprising.

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