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Major Details About Minor Characters In 'Lord Of The Rings'

July 15, 2021 128 votes 20 voters15 items

List RulesVote up the most interesting details about minor characters in the 'Lord of the Rings' saga.

When talking about The Lord of the Rings movies, it's easy to get tunnel vision on the main characters. Frodo and Samwise forge their way through the most dangerous landscapes of Middle-earth. Aragorn slashes his way through the Black Gate to finally ascend as the King of Men. Gandalf the Grey becomes Gandalf the White. However, there's a lot more to the minor characters than a casual viewer might know. Thankfully, fans online have spotted some of these sneaky details for us. Some of these minor - sometimes unnamed - characters are interesting from a behind-the-scenes perspective. 

Check out this list of major details about minor characters from The Lord of the Rings, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!

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    Tolkien's Great Grandson Cameos In 'Return of the King'

    From Redditor /u/Tokyono:

    In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Tolkien’s great grandson has a cameo as a ranger in Osgiliath. He wore Viggo Mortensen’s wig as part of his costume.

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    Peter Jackson Cameos As A Villager In 'Fellowship of the Ring'

    From Redditor /u/Lowkey_HatingThis:

    In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), director Peter Jackson cameos as a villager of Bree, eating a carrot. Over ten years later, he would cameo as the same villager in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

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    The Nazgul Wear The Eye Of Sauron In 'Fellowship of the Ring'

    From Redditor /u/Spartan17492:

    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Nazgul have an Eye of Sauron metal emblem on their horses. Best seen when chasing Arwen.

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    An Arrow Pushes Through A Fallen Orc's Body In 'The Two Towers'

    From Redditor /u/DlfJB:

    In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, after the old man mistakenly shoots one of the orcs with an arrow, the orc falls over. When he falls over, you can see the arrow go through his body.

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