Why was Gandalf afraid of the Balrog?

Gandalf was simply afraid the Balrog would kill the Fellowship and capture the Ring. He wasn't concerned about his own personal safety, just that the quest would fail.

Was the Balrog scared of Gandalf?

Lord of the Rings: Why Balrogs Scared Even the Wildly Powerful Gandalf. One of the terrifying creatures of Lord of the Rings, the Balrog, was so frightening even Gandalf quaked at the sight of them.

Why did Gandalf stay to fight the Balrog?

The balrog named Durin's bane with a horde of trolls and orcs was on a trail of the group. So, Gandalf stayed behind as he is the only member of the group that was strong enough to put up a fight and slow down the demon from hunting the fellowship. As the fellowship was passing the bridge, the Balrog catches them.


Why is Gandalf so afraid of Moria?

Gandalf was scared of this beast because he knew how powerful it was since it was a Maia like himself, but it was purely evil.

Did Gandalf know there was a Balrog?

I just read through this part in the book and it seems like Gandalf didn't know about the Balrog pretty much until he saw it step out in Moria. I thought it was well known among Middle-Earth lore, especially among the wise, that a Balrog chased Durin's folk out of Moria.


Gandalf vs. the Balrog explained - LOTR Lore



How did Gimli not know about Moria?

There are a few reasons why Gimli would have been unaware of Balin's fate: a messenger could have been killed by orcs on the way to spread the news, or they could have been trapped within the mines for some time before they were killed.

Would the Balrog have joined Sauron?

The Balrogs were originally the servants of Morgoth in the First Age, of whom, Sauron was also his servant. The Balrogs and Sauron were all Maiar and somewhat coeval; it is debatable whether a Balrog would recognize Sauron as successor and serve him willingly.

Did Legolas know what a Balrog was?

It seems likely to me that Legolas has not encountered a Balrog before in his life, yet when the fellowship first sees the Balrog in Moria he is able to immediately identify it.

Who would win Balrog vs Smaug?

So, one glimpse into Smaug's eyes and the Balrog falls under the spell. Even if it's just for a second—a moment of hesitation or distraction, it'd be enough. Smaug would snatch up Durin's Bane and gobble him up with his sword-sharp teeth (and we know swords can kill Balrogs).


Why does Gandalf say he has no memory of Moria?

Why didn't he? He had been through Moria (more than once), but if memory serves he had only gone East to West, never West to East. So when he came to this place before, he may not have realized it was a fork in the road as he was coming out if the fork, not into the fork.

How long did Gandalf fall with the Balrog?

Now it is your turn to answer some questions. If you look at the fight scene between Gandalf and the Balrog as they fall, it takes about 69 seconds for the two to fall from the bridge to the underground lake.

How long was Gandalf gone after fighting the Balrog?

The entire battle, from the confrontation on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm to the mutual demise of the Balrog and Gandalf, had taken eight days... Nineteen days later Gandalf returned to life, and lay in a trance...

Did the Balrog save the fellowship?

Gandalf the Grey fought the Balrog, allowing the Fellowship to escape Moria. Both fell into the abyss, but the battle continued at the peak of Zirakzigil. Finally, it ended, but both Gandalf and Durin's Bane were slain in the process. Gandalf was later "sent back" by the Valar, as Gandalf the White.


Is Gandalf more powerful than Balrog?

The Balrog of Moria is a lot more powerful than Gandalf the Grey, who needs to use a ring of power to defeat the monster. He is also weaker than Saruman, another Maia. And all of that changes when he returns as The White. That being said, it is necessary to understand that the Maiar are not all made from the same mold.

Do Balrogs have wings?

On the other hand, the explicit reference to "wings of shadow" leaves open the interpretation that Balrogs had no physical wings. Balrogs were never exactly described as flying in any of Tolkien's works, including the "winged speed" language quoted above.

Did Gandalf fear Sauron?

Gandalf also held off Sauron's Nazgul at the time on Weathertop, and they were even afraid of him (at least during the day). Next to the ring of power, I would say that Sauron invested the most strength into his servants.

How many Balrogs are there left?

Christopher Tolkien indicates that his father eventually decided there were no more than seven Balrogs. "In the margin my father wrote: 'There should not be supposed more than say 3 or at most 7 ever existed. '"


Did Smaug know Bilbo had the One Ring?

Although Bilbo was forced to use his ring to keep out of sight from the dragon, Smaug was immediately aware of his presence by his scent (which the smell of hobbit was unknown to him).

Can Smaug use the One Ring?

Probably not. Dragons are a lesser order of creatures, and since Sauron is both a Maia and master of the Ring, in any contest between Smaug and Sauron, Sauron would have prevailed. Gandalf's primary concern when organizing the Quest of Erebor was: The Dragon Sauron might use with terrible effect.

Who killed fingon?

Fingon, with a host of Men from Dor-lómin led by Húrin, was surrounded. Eventually, being pushed back, Fingon fought Gothmog, lord of Balrogs in battle, but was killed by Gothmog's black axe after another Balrog bound him with a whip.

What were the undying lands?

The Undying Lands were a realm inhabited by Ainur and Eldar. The area included the continent of Aman and the island of Tol Eressëa. The ocean Belegaer separated the Undying Lands from the western shores of Middle-earth. Only immortals and ring-bearers were allowed to live in this realm.


Did Saruman know about the Balrog?

Certainly Gimli knew about Durin's Bane (but perhaps not what it was exactly), and Gandalf wasn't too keen on Moria. But in the films Gandalf straight up knows and seems to hope they can pass the Balrog by, whereas Saruman also straight up knows and hopes the Balrog will waylay/kill them.

Can a dragon beat a Balrog?

Dragons are stronger than Balrogs. The order of evil went Melkor, Sauron, Dragons, Balrogs. Dragons would own them.

Would the Balrog use the ring?

The Ring likely doesn't call to the Balrog because the Balrog has no use for it. The Ring is about corruption, preservation, and domination. These things are what Sauron, Elves, Men, Wizards, and even Hobbits can fall to because they all 'want' something.

Do Legolas and Frodo ever talk?

During the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Legolas only speaks directly to Frodo once, saying "And my bow." : r/movies.
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