What is Gandalf’s flaw?

He can also be overly stern, rude, arrogant. And he had enough self-doubt or lack of foresight that he failed to realize the truth about The Ring (and Saruman’s designs on it) for many years. Plus, it took Boromir’s intervention for him to admit at last that Caradhras was too much for the hobbits.

Why is Gandalf so useless?

Gandalf was sent by the valar (holy ones) to aid elves and men against Sauron. He was forbidden to gain power or hold lordship over people or openly challenge Sauron. The wizards were sent to advise and council all the free folk. This is enough to show that you have not read the books, hehehe.

What were the causes of Frodo’s big mistake?

However, Frodo never got Gandalf’s letter, thanks to Butterburr. The big mistake that was his own fault was in putting the Ring on at Amon Sul, on Weathertop. He had managed to resist the temptation in the barrow, but he failed there, and it cost him. The result was getting stabbed by a Morgul-blade.

Is Gandalf good or evil?

Gandalf is a protagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He is a wizard, one of the Istari order, and the leader and mentor of the Fellowship of the Ring. As a wizard and the bearer of a Ring of Power, Gandalf has great power, but works mostly by encouraging and persuading.

How does Gandalf die?

In ‘Lord of the Rings’ how does Gandalf die? – Quora. As it turns out those wizards are pretty tough. The Balrog pulled him down off the Bridge of Khazad-dum in Moria into a vast, seemingly bottomless pit. They fell together, and the Balrog’s fire surrounded Gandalf, and he was burned.

Who is better Dumbledore or Gandalf?

Gandalf is more fully fleshed-out, but as an immortal, he’s not a normal person. Gandalf is greater than Dumbledore, although (or perhaps because) he had less power. He rallied all the free peoples of Middle-Earth to the cause, gave them heart, and sacrificed himself to save his friends and the quest in Moria.

Who is the weakest wizard in Harry Potter?

10 Gilderoy Lockhart

He manipulates, lies, and cheats to seem strong and special, but he can’t even deal with some pixies on his own. He’s probably the weakest wizard that Harry ever encounters.

Did Merlin exist in Harry Potter?

Merlin was born sometime during the medieval era. During his formative years, he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was sorted into Slytherin House. It is possible that he was taught by Salazar Slytherin himself, given the time period Merlin lived in.

Who would win Gandalf or Sauron?

Sauron was stronger than Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings, but it has to be said that there were a few different shapes of both characters. Sauron was stronger than Gandalf the Grey, but probably not stronger than Gandalf the White.

Can smaug kill Sauron?

Smaug doesn’t come close to defeating Sauron. Don’t care if Sauron is not a combatant, even in combative strength, he stomps the Golden Dragon. Sauron is Morgoth’s greatest servant and has a legion of feats to go off of as well as many scalings— scaling which would make him dwarf Smaug in power.

Why can’t Gandalf touch the ring?

Gandalf can’t touch the One ring because it would corrupt him and he would become a terrifying wizard like Saruman. It’s the same reason Galadriel refused the One ring. The One ring can only be worn by Sauron. Anyone else who wields it would be under his control, even Gandalf the grey/ white.

Can Gandalf kill Smaug?

Now it’s possible that Gandalf t’identifie know about the dragon’s weaknesses. The real question is how in the first place Smaug managed to invade Erebor and fight against the dwarves. In any case, Gandalf not able to defeat him, is inconsistent with the Bard able to defeat him.

Are balrogs stronger than dragons?

Dragons had more physical power than balrogs. They could destroy and kill an entire army, along with the fact that they are a lot bigger: Bigger you = stronger you are.

Why did smaug die so fast?

In the film, Bard uses a special anti-dragon arrow forged specifically to kill dragons, and it strikes deep enough to pierce Smaug’s heart. It’s 7–8 foot projectile and all but the end disappears into Smaug.

Did smaug know Sauron?

2 Answers. This is a very interesting question, however things are quite different in the book and in the movie, the short answer is that Smaug probably didn’t know about the ring nor Sauron, the long answer is explained below.

Does smaug fear Sauron?

The Extended Edition of The Desolation of Smaug confirms Gandalf’s fear of Smaug and Sauron working together to conquer Middle-earth. Gandalf carefully planned the Quest for the Lonely Mountain and the attack on Dol Guldur so as to prevent the two from assisting one another.

Who is bigger smaug vs drogon?

Drogon is a very young dragon and still barely large enough to get Dany into the sky… Smaug is gigantic, not to mention that Smaug talks and would probably have an intellectual advantage. But Balerion could give Smaug some trouble; they’re more equivalent in the size and ferocity department.”

Is Smaug the last dragon?

Smaug was the last named dragon of Middle-earth. He was slain by Bard, a descendant of Girion, Lord of Dale.

Can smaug destroy the One Ring?

Could Smaug have destroyed the one ring when Bilbo was at the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit? Dragons fire did end some of the Dwarf rings. But no such force could end the one ring. No.

Could Dragon Fire destroy the One Ring?

The Ring could be destroyed only by the Fires of Mount Doom, because that is the place it was made. The lesser Rings of power could be destroyed by dragonfire, as Gandalf mentions: “Your small fire, of course, would not melt even ordinary gold.

How old is Smaug?

Certainly dragons live very, very long– Glaurung had been ‘brooding’ for a century, and was still considered to be juvenile. Smaug was at very least ~180 years old by the time he was slain.

Does smaug eat?

From what I understand, Smaug is a beast that must eat other living things to sustain himself. For example, he does not “eat” gold and jewels, he simply admires and covets them. It’s implied that he ate a good deal of dwarves, men, ponies, etc., during his attack on Erebor.

Did smaug not need to eat?

He may simply not get hungry. He did immediately go snack on the Dwarves’ ponies, so perhaps he was beginning to get a little peckish. Perhaps even in the absence of the quest, the youngsters of Lake-town might have learned that the dragon was indeed very real.