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Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About Legolas

July 7, 2021 66 votes 21 voters 2.7k views8 items

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Legolas is one of the central members of the Fellowship but so little is explored about his character in the immediate text and films. There is a lot more to know about the Mirkwood elf and fans on Reddit are pointing out their favorite lore details about the famed archer.

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    Despite Many Elven Relations, Legolas And Aragorn Are Not Related

    From Redditor u/WildVariety:

    Aragorn is related by blood to all Three Houses of the Edain, the Ruling Houses of the Noldor, Vanyar, Teleri and the Maiar. Though, notably, probably not related to Legolas.

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    Legolas And Frodo Only Speak Once In The Movies And Books

    From Redditor u/decker12:

    Although the trilogy is 9+ hours long, Legolas and Frodo are only in about half of Fellowship and the very end of Return of the King, so there isn't a very big "pool" of screen time together for them to exchange any lines. 

    From Redditor u/PersonUsingAComputer:

    There is also only one conversation between them in the book, but it's a completely different (and rather longer) one that doesn't appear in the movie, after the Fellowship leaves Lorien.

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    Not All Elves Are Skilled With A Bow, And Those Who Are Don't Come Close To Legolas

    From Redditor u/Toaster-Retribution:

    I feel that most elves probably can’t casually shoot down a Nazgul in darkness, which Legolas does do in the books (the fact that this got cut is my biggest beef with the movies). So I definitely think he is above most Elves of his time even in the books, though he isn’t on par with Galadriel/Celeborn/Glorfindel.

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    Legolas Is A Sindarin Elf

    From Redditor u/stevepremo:

    Most elves of Mirkwood were Silvan but they were ruled by Sindar. Legolas was a Sindarin elf, that is, a Teleri who did not make the journey to Valinor. But he's still Eldar. I don't know if Sylvan elves feel the draw of the sea the way Legolas does.