Kiss My Wonder Woman: There's Something About Tauriel (The Hobbit: BOTFA)
The Hobbit Movies, The Hobbit Thranduil, Legolas And Tauriel, Gandalf, Lee Pace . Funny, Lee Pace Thranduil, Legolas, Bagginshield, Hobbit 3, Concerning. Tauriel is a non canon character and Legolas officially didn't make an appearance in the book We are not given enough of a back story to know if there was really much of a relationship as siblings or friends. Views · View 3 Upvoters. I have a theory, that Tauriel will be one of the main driving forces behind Legolas eventually joining the Fellowship. From what we've seen.
While there are scenes throughout the final cut that imply how the death of Mrs. Thranduil affected both father and son, a cut scene firmly establishes the flaw of Thranduil's original motives in BOTFA.
Those gems weren't all your wife left you, my friend. She left you a son.The Hobbit- Tauriel VS Bolg
Tell me, which would she have you value more? It also shows that the death of the late Queen of Mirkwood ultimately was what caused the two to become distant with each other.
The Battle of the Five Armies only shows the beginnings of a reconciliation between father and son, not the full resolution. But from where they leave each other in the film, I can easily believe that by the time the events of Fellowship of the Ring occur, the two have a much better relationship than in The Desolation of Smaug.
Moreover, the scene between Legolas and Thranduil at the end was meant to invoke Thranduil seeing greatness within Legolas by using Aragon and his own father, Arathorn as a parallel: His father, Arathorn was a good man.
His son might grow to be a great one.
I can understand how much confusion one might feel when Thranduil sends his son to find "a ranger" when in reality, Aragon is only ten years old at the time of The Hobbit and not the older character we meet in the LOTR trilogy.
On a side note,The Hobbit films follows a shorter and more condensed timeline which actually makes Aragon older than in the books. However, by Thranduil sending Legolas to find Aragon, Peter Jackson explains how the elf knew of Aragon's identity during the Council of Elrond when he defends him in front of Boromir: This is no mere ranger!
He is Aragon, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance. Although in the books, there is already a good explanation for how Legolas previously met Aragon. However, this was dropped or not mentioned during the whole run of the LOTR trilogy. In the books, Gandalf sent Aragon to track down Gollum and hand him over to the elves of Thranduil.
Aragon eventually found him and Mirkwood was given the responsibility to watch over Gollum; however, he escaped and it is for that reason Legolas was sent to Rivendell by Thranduil himself. This could perfectly explain how Aragon could have previously met Legolas, who was probably one of the elves who watched over Gollum. But this is not mentioned within Fellowship of the Ring, and thus, Jackson had to create a new reason for how Legolas knew of Aragon's identity as the rightful king of Gondor.
My Theory on Tauriel, Kili, and Legolas
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J. Tolkien Pages " All sat silent for a while, until at length, Boromir spoke. Small, but great in mischief. What became of him? To what doom did you put him? There is no doubt that he was tormented, and the fear of Sauron lies black on his heart.
Still, I for one am glad that he is safely kept by the watchful Elves of Mirkwood. His malice is great and gives him strength hardly to be believed in one so lean and withered.
Tauriel grew up around Legolas and came to admire him for his leadership and loyalty to his people while he admired her skill in battle as stated by Thranduil. He probably saw her as a little sister since she was a child who grew up in, I assume, their household. The two also have good chemistry as fighting partners. While Legolas is the voice of reason, Tauriel is more strong-willed and impulsive, which, in my opinion, influences Legolas to stand up to his father and decide to leave Mirkwood.
Sure, Tauriel smiles when he says Legolas complimented her fighting. When the king then tells her Legolas seems fond of her, she just seems shocked more than anything. My theory about this scene is that Thranduil used their close friendship to put Tauriel in her place. Earlier in the conversation, she reveals that she does not agree with his decision to not care about the rest of Middle Earth.
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There is a part in BotFA when Legolas watches Tauriel speaking with Kili when he is locked up and again he watches them interact just before he sails off to Thorin and the other dwarves. He never made any advances and seemed pretty content to remain by her side as a loyal companion. If any information I provided is incorrect, please let me know.