15 Heartbreaking Things About 'Lord Of The Rings' We Noticed In 2021

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Vote up the most heartbreaking LOTR moments from this year.

A lot of Lord of the Rings is actually much sadder when you examine it the way that fans have over the years. Whether it's pointing out a previously unnoticed detail or bringing up some gut-wrenching bit of history, these fans pointed out some moments this year that will truly break your heart.


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    200 VOTES

    Balin And Ori's Cadaver's Are Still Trapped In The Mines Of Moria During 'Fellowship of the Ring'

    200 votes
  • 2
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    The Elvish Lyrics During Boromir's Last Scene Are Incredibly Depressing

    227 votes
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    The End Of 'Return of the King' Marks The End Of Magic In Middle-Earth

    From a former Redditor:

    That departure at the end of LoTR is extraordinarily moving and powerful, especially after reading the Silmarillion and the histories. It's really the departure of "magic" from the world, and the end of the age of myth. They are sailing to a place beyond the reach of anyone who will ever live, until the final end of the world.

    Lothlorien will fade into... I don't know, regular woods or something, maybe with a little bit of an "enchanted" or "elvish" feeling. Whatever elves are left will fade and become nothing, or maybe something invisible to men, diffuse spirits out of time...

    The end of LoTR is really the end of wizards, elves, and mythic powers, with the possible exception of old Tom Bombadil. From here on out, it is the age of mortal men, the age we live in still.

    191 votes
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    156 VOTES

    Boromir Represents Human Flaws

    156 votes
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    174 VOTES

    Legolas And Gimli Remained Close Friends For Their Entire Lives

    174 votes
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    Sam Sails To Valinor After His Wife Dies

    156 votes