Re: What if Gandalf didnt fall in Moria ?
Balrogs were never really that big of a deal kind of like trolls in the days of now... I mean Durin's Bane grew to be stronger... while the races declined... If it was Durin the First that Balrog would have been a rug and it even seems like dwarves were originally built to kill Balrogs, Dragons and even Melkor... "And Aule made the dwarves even as they are.... and because the power of Melkor was yet over the earth; and he wished therefore that they should be strong and unyielding." ... but Durin the VII by this time just wasn't as strong nor were the elves (And Durin the VII gave a pretty good fight by himslef)who beat own balrogs for fun poor old Fingon was beatin' some down when he got ganked and then smashed into dust . and really The Elves of Lorien never really were fighters... I mean look at the Last Alliance... they were described as having lame armor lol. and yeah... I always thought the wizards failed harshly... They didn't return to ME until after Sauron was defeated and were pretty much charged with finding and destroying him but alas one betrayed his charge two wandered off one kinda sorta helped but not that much... and the other well Gandalf helped but I always thought he could've done more but felt people had to earn their own and stop bugging the Valar for help... And besides Gandalf didn't do much until the time of the hobbit.
Last edited by MattTheIndian; Apr 19 2009 at 03:28 AM.
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