In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the world (those who hadn't read the books, anyway) was introduced to the Balrogs. These giant beasts terrified the Orcs and divided the Fellowship, making them incredibly appealing - if somewhat enigmatic - creatures in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Like that of any film franchise, the movies barely delve into the details of who or what Balrogs are, so most fans are left wondering.
Should they sit down to read the books, they would learn quite a lot of information about Balrogs, but Tolkien didn't publish everything he scribbled down over the years about them. His notebooks contained a plethora of lore details about Balrogs that the Lord of the Rings books and movies don't tell you. The most interesting of those details are listed here, so dig deep - but not too deep - and learn all there is to know about Balrogs!
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There Are Only Two Named BalrogsPhoto: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar / Daybreak Game Company
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Balrogs Were Incredibly Powerful Beings
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The Balrogs Rescued The Dark Lord From UngoliantPhoto: Middle-earth: Shadow of War / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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When They Ride, They Ride Dragons
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Balrogs Are Maiar - As Are The Wizards Of Middle-Earth
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Most Balrogs Carried Two Weapons