Dynasty (1981 TV series) and Dynasty (2017 TV series)

 

Forsythe and the women of season six (1985–1986)

 

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, revolves around the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado. Dynasty stars John Forsythe as oil magnate Blake Carrington, Linda Evans as his new wife Krystle, and later Joan Collins as his former wife Alexis.

Dynasty was conceived as ABC’s competitor to CBS’s prime time series Dallas. Ratings for the show’s first season were unimpressive, but a revamp for the second season that included the arrival of Collins as scheming Alexis saw ratings enter the top 20. By the fall of 1982, it was a top 10 show, and by the spring of 1985, it was the #1 show in the United States. The series declined considerably in popularity during its final two seasons, and it was ultimately cancelled in the spring of 1989 after nine seasons and 220 episodes. A two-part miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion, aired in October 1991. A reboot series with a new cast was picked up in May 2017.

As Dynasty begins in 1981, Carrington heirs Steven (Al Corley) and Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin) return to Denver to attend the wedding of their father, powerful oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). The Carrington family dynamic is soon established; thoughtful and sensitive Steven resists his father’s pressure to step into his role as future leader of Blake’s empire, while his spoiled sister Fallon, better suited to follow in Blake’s footsteps, is underestimated by and considered little more than a trophy to father Blake. Steven befriends Krystle (Linda Evans), Blake’s former secretary and future wife, who is adjusting to life at the mansion despite chilly receptions from Fallon and the Carrington majordomo, Joseph Anders (Lee Bergere).

Blake’s ex-wife Alexis (Joan Collins) appears in the second season and soon stirs up trouble for the family. In 1982, their infant grandson L.B. Colby, the son of Fallon and Jeff Colby (John James) is kidnapped. Former spouses Blake and Alexis make a televised plea that he be returned, and Alexis confesses a dark secret from their past: their firstborn son, Adam (Gordon Thomson), had been kidnapped as a baby and never recovered. Traumatized by the event, they had hidden his existence from their subsequent children Fallon and Steven. Meanwhile, in Billings, Montana, an old woman named Kate Torrance tearfully tells her grandson Michael that he is really the Carrington heir. Armed with items from Adam Carrington’s baby carriage, lawyer “Michael” comes to Denver and is eventually accepted as a Carrington, but his selfishness, greed and ambition put him at odds with all of his relatives at one time or another.

Steven leaves town that year and is presumed dead in an oil rig explosion in 1983; he turns up alive and returns (portrayed by Jack Coleman). Fallon leaves town in 1984 and is also later presumed dead in a plane crash. At the same time, chanteuse Dominique Deveraux (Diahann Carroll) comes to Denver and soon makes a shocking claim: she is the daughter of Blake’s father Tom Carrington (Harry Andrews) and his longtime mistress. Later in 1984 a young woman named Amanda Bedford (Catherine Oxenberg) appears on Alexis’s doorstep; she is Alexis’s youngest daughter,[1] and it is eventually revealed that Blake is her father. Blake and Krystle also have a daughter, Krystina (Jessica Player), in 1984. Fallon reappears in 1985 (portrayed by Emma Samms).

Alexis brings Blake’s vengeful, estranged brother Ben (Christopher Cazenove) to town in 1986 to help her destroy Blake, and Ben’s daughter Leslie (Terri Garber) soon follows in 1987. Ben leaves town that year after reconciling with Blake, and Leslie having reconciled with Ben follows suit in 1988 after a failed romance with Clay Fallmont (Ted McGinley), who is possibly also Ben’s child.

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Set to air on The CW, the new series was developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick. It stars Grant Show as Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores, Elizabeth Gillies as Blake’s daughter Fallon, and James Mackay as his son Steven. The pilot, which was announced in September 2016, was ordered to series in May 2017. Dynasty will premiere on October 11, 2017

 

Dynasty begins with heiress Fallon Carrington unhappy to find her billionaire father Blake engaged to Cristal, her rival employee at the family company. Fallon plots against Cristal with Blake’s chauffeur—and Fallon’s lover—Culhane, and then with Blake’s nemesis, Jeff Colby. Meanwhile, the arrival of Cristal’s nephew Sammy Jo threatens to expose her past.

The reboot updates several factors, including moving the setting from Denver to Atlanta, making Blake’s fiancée Hispanic and the Colby family African-American, and changing gold digger Sammy Jo from a woman to a gay man

Main

  • Grant Show as Blake Carrington
  • Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores
  • Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington
  • James Mackay as Steven Carrington
  • Alan Dale as Joseph Anders
  • Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby
  • Robert Christopher Riley as Culhane
  • Rafael de La Fuente as Sam Josiah “Sammy Jo” Flores

Blake Alexander Carrington is a fictional character on the ABC television Blake-John Forsythe.jpgseries Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. The role was portrayed by John Forsythe from the first episode of the series in 1981 until its finale in 1989. Forsythe returned for the 1991 miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion. In The CW’s 2017 reboot of the series, Blake will be played by Grant Show.

Patriarch of the Carrington family, self-made CEO of monolithic Denver-Carrington, and the principal character of the series, oil tycoon Blake Carrington is initially a ruthless man in both business and family matters. The character soon softens into a more benevolent patriarchal figure due to the influence of actor Forsythe.

Krystle Carrington (maiden name Grant; formerly Jennings) is a Krystle-Linda Evans.jpgfictional character from the American TV series Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Originated by actress Linda Evans, the character was introduced in the series’ pilot episode in 1981 and served as one of the long-running soap’s primary protagonists. Evans left the series after appearing in only six episodes at the beginning of its 22-episode final season, though she reprised the role for the 1991 miniseries continuation, Dynasty: The Reunion.

In the 2017 reboot of the series, the role of Krystle has been reimagined as Cristal Flores, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley.

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Fallon Carrington Colby is a fictional character from the ABC television series Dynasty, its spin-off The Colbys, and The CW’s 2017 reboot series. Created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, the role of Fallon was originated by Pamela Sue Martin in the show’s first episode in 1981, and Martin left at the end of the fourth season in 1984. Fallon was recast with Emma Samms in 1985, and the character was spun off onto a companion series called The Colbys. After the cancellation of the second series, Fallon (portrayed by Samms) returned to Dynasty in 1987, and remained on the series until its finale in 1989. Samms later reprised the role for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. Elizabeth Gillies will play Fallon in the 2017 reboot series Dynasty.

Fallon is the daughter of oil baron Blake Carrington and his first wife, Alexis, portrayed by John Forsythe and Joan Collins in the original series. Initially a self-indulgent troublemaker constantly at odds with her father’s second wife, Krystle (Linda Evans), in the 1980s series, Fallon navigates a series of romantic entanglements that includes marriages to Jeff Colby (John James) and his half-brother and cousin, Miles Colby (Maxwell Caulfield).Fallon-Elizabeth Gillies.png

Steven Daniel Carrington is a fictional character on the American prime time soap opera Dynasty. Steven is noteworthy as one of the earliest gay main characters on American television.Despite identifying as homosexual, Steven has relationships with both men and women throughout the series.Steven Carrington-Al Corley.jpg

The role was originated by Al Corley in the show’s first episode in 1981; Corley left at the end of the second season in 1982after complaining about Steven’s “ever-shifting sexual preferences” and wanting “to do other things.” The character was recast in 1983 with Jack Coleman, the change in appearance attributed to plastic surgery after an oil rig explosion. Coleman remained on the show until 1988, but Corley returned to the role of Steven for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion when Coleman was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts.

In the 2017 reboot of the series, Steven will be played by actor James Mackay.James Mackay 2012 Publicity Shot 2.jpg

Jeffrey Broderick “Jeff” Colby is a fictional character on the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Portrayed by John James, Jeff Colby was introduced in the show’s first episode in 1981 and appeared as a series regular for six seasons until transferring to the spin-off companion series, The Colbys. The character returned to Dynasty upon the cancellation of The Colbys in 1987 and remained with the series until its final episode in 1989. James later reprised his role for the 1991 miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion.Jeff Colby-John James.jpg

In the 2017 Dynasty reboot, Jeff will be portrayed by actor Sam Adegoke.Alan DaleRev3.jpg

Sammy Jo Carrington (born Samantha Josephine Dean; formerly Fallmont) is a fictional character on the ABC television series Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. The niece of central protagonist Krystle Carrington (Linda Evans), Sammy Jo marries and has a son with Steven Carrington (Al Corley, later Jack Coleman).Sammy Jo-Heather Locklear.jpg

Originated by actress Heather Locklear during the series’ second season in 1981, Sammy Jo was a recurring character until the end of the fifth season in 1985, when Locklear was promoted to a permanent cast member. The character remained on the series until the its finale in 1989, with Locklear reprising her role for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion.

In The CW’s 2017 reboot of the series, actor Rafael de La Fuente will portray a gay male version of the character named Sam Flores.Rafael de la fuente (cropped).jpg

Claudia Blaisdel Carrington (maiden name Barrows) is a fictional character on the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Originated by Pamela Bellwood in the series’ premiere episode, “Oil,” on January 12, 1981, the character was written out after the October 20, 1982 third season episode “The Wedding.” Claudia reappeared in the March 30, 1983, episode “The Dinner” later that season. Bellwood rejoined the series as a regular cast member in the October 19, 1983, fourth season episode “The Note” and remained until the end of the sixth season.ClaudiaCarrington-TheTriple-Cross.jpg

Rather than incorporate Bellwood’s pregnancy during the 1985–86 season into the character’s storyline, her appearances were filmed in such a way as to conceal her condition.Later, her character was absent from several episodes in the middle of the season while she delivered her baby.At the end of the season, however, producers ultimately decided to kill Claudia off. Claudia’s final episode was the sixth season finale “The Choice (a.k.a.) The Vendetta” on May 21, 1986.

Claudia will be portrayed by Brianna Brown in the 2017 reboot of the series.Brianna Brown.jpg

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The Gifted (TV series)


The Gifted is an American television series created for Fox by Matt Nix, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men properties. It is connected to the X-Men film series, set in an alternate timeline where the X-Men have disappeared. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, with Nix serving as showrunner.
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In Atlanta, Georgia, the mutant Clarice Fong escapes from prison with her teleporting abilities, and is rescued from police by members of a mutant underground that aims to protect persecuted mutants from the government. During this, Lorna Dane / Polaris is captured by the police, and is later asked by district attorney Reed Strucker to cooperate with him in exchange for a reduced sentence. Strucker’s own children, Lauren and Andy, go to their school dance that night, where Andy is attacked by bullies. The stress causes Andy’s mutant abilities to manifest, and he telekinetically causes major damage to the school. Lauren helps him escape, revealing that she is also a mutant. The pair and their parents are forced to go into hiding immediately by the arrival of the anti-mutant Sentinel Services agency. Reed convinces a member of the underground, Marcos Diaz, to help them in exchange for information on Polaris, but Turner and Sentinel Services also arrive at their meeting. Fong is able to teleport everyone to safety, except for Reed, who is captured
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There is nothing more important to me than my family.
— Reed

Reed Strucker is a main character on The Gifted. He is an Attorney for the mutant task force., employed with the goal of prosecuting and imprisoning mutants that threaten the community.

He is the husband of Caitlin Strucker, and the father of two mutant teens, Laurenand Andy Strucker. Reed is forced to go on the run with his family upon finding out that his children are mutants, and that Sentinel Services seek to take them into custody.

In eXposed, Reed, and his wife Caitlin, showed up at Belleview Acres High School to demand that the school take action in the recurring bullying of their son,Andy. It was negatively influencing his academic performance as well as his sleeping habits and communication between him and his parents. In situations such as this, Mr. Baird recommended the C.A.R.E (communicate, adjust, reconcile, and empathize) system. Before he could continue to explain the functioning purpose of the C.A.R.E system, Reed cut him off, wanting to make one thing clear; Andy needed help. Should the school fail to care for these needs, Reed threatened to sue the school into oblivion. But the school had procedures to follow, meaning they couldn’t stray from policy. With a menacing glare on his face, Reed advises Mr. Baird to find someone who can assist Andy as they see fit. Reed is worried that the glare may have been over the top as Mr. Baird exited the office, but Caitlin assured him that it was scary and the perfect amount of glare. Sadly, Reed wouldn’t be able to stay to finish out the meeting as he had been tasked with interviewing a mutant at Garland Detention Center. He told Caitlin that he loves her, before kissing her goodbye.

This is a burden, yes, but it’s also gift
— Caitlin to Lauren and Andy

Caitlin Strucker is a main character on The Gifted. She is a human nurse skilled in mutant medicine.

She is the wife of Reed Strucker, and mother of Lauren and Andy Strucker, two mutant teens. Her world is shaken to its core following the discovery of her children’s abilities, forcing her family on the run from Sentinel Services.

“A woman who is struggling with her separation from her husband, Reed, and her increasingly challenging teenage children. When her family situation takes a dark turn, she finds that she’s stronger than she thinks.”.

Residence

North Atlanta, Georgia

Status

Alive

Species

Human

Affiliations

Relatives

  • Reed Strucker (Husband)
  • Lauren Strucker (Daughter)
  • Andy Strucker (Son)
  • Jenny (Sister)

Occupation

Nurse
You know when you put your hand out of the window of a moving car, you can feel the air, and guide it? I can push the air together, water too, other stuff.
— Lauren to Andy

Lauren Strucker is a main character on The Gifted. She is the daughter of Caitlin and Reed Strucker. She is a Mutant with the ability to create force fields.

She had known for years that she was a mutant. However, she kept this secret from everyone, including her family, in fear that her father would send her away to a detention center for mutants.

Born

2000/2001 (Age: 17)

Residence

North Atlanta, Georgia

Status

Alive

Species

Mutant

Affiliations

Relatives

  • Caitlin Strucker (Mother)
  • Reed Strucker (Father)
  • Andy Strucker (Brother)

Occupation

High School Student

Skills and Abilities 

  • Force Fields: This ability allows Lauren to collect and bind energy and atoms together, which in turn create transparent force fields and barriers that can cut through solid objects, as well as push them away. Her force fields are strong enough to deflect bullets and push away oncoming cars. She has demonstrated a full understanding of her abilities, using them in both offensive and defensive settings. Using her force fields, Lauren is capable of manipulating matter in such forms as water and air. However, she has difficulties when manipulating these particular elements.
So, what’s the verdict this time? Am I stupid or crazy?
— Andy

Andrew “Andy” Strucker is a main character on The Gifted. He is the son of Caitlin and Reed Strucker. He is also a mutant with unspecified, yet destructive abilities.

Born

2001/2002 (Age: 15)

Residence

North Atlanta, Georgia

Status

Alive

Species

Mutant

Affiliations

Relatives

  • Caitlin Strucker (Mother)
  • Reed Strucker (Father)
  • Lauren Strucker (Sister)

Occupation

High School Student

 

In eXposed, at Belleview Acres High School, Andy Strucker waited in the hallway as his parents sat in the principal’s office, demanding that the school take action to prevent their son, Andy, from future bullying incidents, as it was affecting his academic performance as well as communication between him and his parents. Once home, he sat at the dinner table with his mother, Caitlin, and his sister, Lauren. His father couldn’t make it to dinner because he was called in to interview a suspect at the Garland Detention Center.

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Andy manifesting powers that destroy the gymnasium

Caitlin asked Andy how his day was at school, to which he talked about a debate they had in social studies class about the law they wanted to enforce to test people with the X-gene and monitor them. He mentioned someone in the class who freaked out, Andy’s guess was that his cousin was a “mutie”. Lauren mentioned how racist that sounded, as “mutie” is a derogatory term for referring to mutants. They got into an argument before their mother stopped it. Andy later snuck out of the house, telling his mother he was going to bed, and attended a high school dance with his sister. At the dance Lauren and Andy separated and Andy was cornered and dragged to the locker room by his bullies. They proceeded to mock Andy for telling his parents about them and spray him with hot water from the locker room faucets. In this moment of panic, anger and danger Andy’s X-Gene awakened with incredibly destructive results. Unleashing his mutant ability, Andy began to shake the entire school and slam his tormenters into the locker room walls without touching them. Unable to control his emotions and powers, the continued destruction nearly tore down the school gym until Lauren rushed into the locker room and calmed Andy enough to stop his enraged fit. Lauren and Andy quickly exited the school and ran home.

Skills and Abilities 

While Andy’s abilities are currently unspecified, he has proven to be more than capable of influencing and manipulating objects and matter with his mind, for instance throwing opponents across rooms, causing a vending machine to explode and nearly bringing an entire school gymnasium down. This is a destructive and chaotic power in its own right, but when fueled by his emotions, it is a force to be reckoned with. Andy is slowly learning to focus this ability and was able to grab hold of and rip apart several sentinel robots.

I found you. Trust me, I can find him
— Thunderbird

Thunderbird (birth name John Proudstar) is a main character on The Gifted. He is a Mutant with super strength, invulnerability, foresight, and heightened senses.

He comes from an Apache and military background. He is also the leader of the underground network. Thunderbird is often seeking out mutants who are on the run from the Sentinel Services, in search of refuge.

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Residence

Apache Reservation

Status

Alive

Species

Mutant

Affiliations

Allegiance

Mutant Underground

Relatives

Warpath (Brother)

Occupation

Special Forces (Formerly)

In eXposed, Thunderbird, Eclipse and Polaris were in a race against the Atlanta police to track down an escaped mutant fugitive, Blink. With Thunderbird’s tracking skills, he was able to conclude that the fugitive must not be far from their position. After locating her, they tried to gain her trust by explaining that they were mutants as well. Eclipse and Polaris introduced themselves are Marcos and Lorna. However, their introductory meeting was disrupted as the police had tracked them down at the abandoned workshop they were hiding in. They all went to the main room. Polaris stepped out in front of the window, and gestured her hands in a downward motion, which sent out a wave of energy so powerful that it took out the police cruisers. That’s when the police opened fire. Thunderbird was instructed to find them a way out. They exited through the back as they made a run for it and despite their efforts to take down the police by using their mutant abilities, Eclipse was shot in the alley. Polaris, in a fury of blind rage, attacked the police officer with great force. Distracted by her rage, other police officers appeared beside her and tasered her as Thunderbird tried to hold Eclipse back knowing he couldn’t do anything to prevent it. They were forced to leave without Polaris back to the Mutant Underground Headquarters.

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John and Sage watch the news

As John bandaged up Marcos’ wound, they debated over the rescue of Lorna. Marcos wanted nothing more than to get a team together, but John was not convinced they could take on hundreds of cops when they nearly subdued by merely a dozen of them at the abandoned workshop. They couldn’t take that risk, not right now. When Sage came in to alert them of a news story, where the news anchor reported that two mutants, Andy and Lauren Strucker, committed an act of terrorism at the local high school, Marcos and John then knew that their plans of rescuing Lorna would have to wait.

Later in the night, Clarice went to John to inform him of Marcos receiving a phone call and meeting the person about helping his family. John wondered why she didn’t tell him this before, to which she reasoned that Marcos told her not to, but after an hour had passed and he hadn’t returned, trusting her judgment to do right by Lorna, she decided to tell him. John then told her that they had to go find him, but they didn’t know where he went so they wouldn’t be able to find him, however, John reassured her that if he could find her, he could also track Marcos down.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Superhuman Strength and Invulnerability: Thunderbird has superhumanly dense musculature that gives him enhanced strength sufficient enough to rip open steel doors and allows him near invulnerability to physical harm.
  • Superhuman Speed: Thunderbirds dense muscle allows him to exert great force in his movements to achieve a level of superhuman speed.
  • Tracking Skills/Enhanced senses: Thunderbird possesses greatly enhanced physical senses and is an expert tracker, having displayed the capacity on two separate occasions to track Blink and Eclipse for miles. He even managed to locate Blink in an abandoned workshop shortly after she teleported herself there. Thunderbird’s senses are sharp enough to detect the presence of several Sentinels at a distance before they were deployed and sense them behind a heavy steel door.
  • Foresight: This ability allows him to see glimpses of the recent past and near future when focusing on a specific location or person. This is possibly an advanced tracking ability.
I know no mutant has ever escaped before. What can I say, I’m different
— Blink

Blink (birth name Clarice Fong) is a main character on The Gifted. She is a Mutant with the ability to teleport via portals.

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Status

Alive

Species

Mutant

Alias

Clarice Ferguson

Affiliations

Allegiance

Mutant Underground

She has spent a vast majority of her life on the run or in detention centers, simply for being born different. Unlike a lot of mutants, her markings are fairly visible, which led to constant persecution.

In Exposed, Blink, a fugitive, was on the run from the Atlanta police. After getting cornered in an alley, she was able to use her mutant ability to create a portal and transport herself to safety. She hid in an abandoned workshop where Thunderbird, Eclipse, and Polaris found her. Panicking, she threw whatever is in front of her, a coffee maker followed by a cup, but Eclipse managed to dodge them. They tried to gain her trust by explaining that they were mutants just like her, Polaris demonstrated her control over magnetism by yanking the steel stapler out of Blink’s hand. Eclipse and Polaris introduced themselves as Marcos and Lorna. Marcos tried to assure her that they had been in the same place as her, but if she went with them, they will get her a place to stay. However, their introductory meeting was disrupted as the police surrounded the abandoned workshop they were hiding in. Blink, Polaris and Eclipse joined Thunderbird at the main room.

After killing the lights, Polaris and Thunderbird took cover on the wall, observing the police as they pulled up. Polaris stepped out in front of the window and gestured her hands in a downward motion, which sent out a wave of energy so powerful that it takes out the police cruisers. That’s when the police open fire. Blink hid behind a wall and Polaris took cover behind the wall, as she instructed Thunderbird to find them a way out while she held off law enforcement. Polaris used her abilities once more to disable the cops and halt the firing bullets. With the police applying pressure, Eclipse came to Polaris’ rescue, emitting a blinding light from his hands, which in return both stunned the police and provided Polaris with the opportunity to escape as well as Blink.

As Polaris, Eclipse, Thunderbird, and Blink exited the building and made their way back to the getaway vehicle, despite their efforts to take down the police by using their mutant abilities, a cop appeared behind them and shot Eclipse in the arm. Blink managed to get inside the getaway vehicle, soon followed by Thunderbird who was dragging Eclipse inside the car so he wouldn’t run after a captured Polaris.

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Blink showing Eclipse her powers

Later on, Clarice arrived at the Mutant Underground Headquarters, as Sage talked to her. After getting settled in, Clarice went to thank Marcos for saving her, especially that he lost his girlfriend in the process. Marcos was trying to find a way to rescue Lorna, and though he thought Blink’s ability to create portals could help, she explained that in order to teleport herself, she would’ve had to have been in the place before. Marcos didn’t understand, so Blink illustrated it by using a toy to teleport it through the roof, a place she hadn’t seen before. When it came out of the roof, it was cut in half.

Their conversation was interrupted when Marcos received a call from Reed Strucker. Clarice overheard Marcos meeting someone about helping a family. She kept her mouth shut, but after an hour had passed and he hadn’t returned, trusting her judgment to do right by Lorna, she informed John about his meeting he attended alone. However, Clarice didn’t know how they would track him down, but John reassured her that he managed to track her down, so he could also track down Marcos.

The X-Men, the Brotherhood. We don’t even know if they exist anymore
— Marcos

Eclipse (birth name Marcos Diaz) is a main character on The Gifted. He is a Mutant with the ability to absorb and manipulate photons.

Eclipse

Residence

Bogotá, Columbia (Originally)

Status

Alive

Species

Mutant

Alias

Eclipse

Affiliations

Allegiance

Mutant Underground

Relatives

Unborn Child

He comes from a poor family that exiled him from his home after he used his powers for the very first time. In search of many things, such as family and unity, Eclipse headed to the United States, where he eventually got involved with an Underground Network of mutants, including his closest friend, Thunderbird, and his girlfriend, Polaris.

In eXposed, the Atlanta police, just as Eclipse, Thunderbird and Polaris, were looking for the escaped fugitive, Blink. After locating her, and barely gaining her trust, the police tracked them down in the abandoned workshop. They made a run for it and despite their efforts to take down the police by using their mutant abilities, Eclipse was shot in the alley. Polaris, panicked by Eclipse’s injury caused her to get tasered by the police and taken by the police. Eclipse tried to get to her, but Thunderbird held him back knowing they were outnumbered by the police.

They arrived at the Mutant Underground Headquarters. As John patched Marcos’ injury up, they debated over the rescue of Lorna. Marcos wanted nothing more than to get a team together, but John was not convinced they could take on hundreds of cops let alone a dozen of them. John reasoned that it was too risky. When Sage came in to alert them of a news story, where the news anchor reported that two mutants, Andy and Lauren Strucker, committed an act of terrorism at the local high school, Marcos his plans of rescuing Lorna would have to wait.

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Blink creates a portal to show Eclipse her powers

Marcos was trying to find a way to rescue Lorna, when Clarice entered the room. She wanted to thank him for rescuing her, knowing he lost Lorna in the process. Marcos shrugged it off, however, he was interested in her mutant abilities, he thought Blink’s ability to create portals could help with rescuing Lorna. All he needed was for her to get him inside the prison, but it was beyond Blink’s abilities as she explained that in order to teleport someone, she would’ve had to have been in the place before. Marcos didn’t understand, so Blink illustrated it by using a toy to teleport it through the roof, a place she hadn’t seen before. When it came out of the roof, it was cut in half.

Their conversation was interrupted when Marcos received a call from Reed Strucker. Reed proposed a deal to Marcos: He explained that he was the prosecutor with the city, involved in building a case against Marcos and his mutant associates for the district’s attorney office, so if he helped his family across the border, he would be able to sort out Lorna’s release. Reed also revealed to Marcos that Lorna was pregnant.

As planned, Marcos met up with Reed at a local bar for mutants called Tex’s Lounge. Reed offered to help Lorna in exchange for assisting his family. Marcos agreed because Lorna’s big secret was that she was pregnant, but said that Reed would have to stay behind to make sure the other man held up his end of their bargain. Meanwhile, back at the headquarters, Clarice informed John about Marcos’ conversation on the phone earlier, and how he was meeting the man alone, to which John decided that they go track down Marcos.

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Eclipse using his powers to stop the sentinels

Blink and Thunderbird successfully tracked them all down, Eclipse and the Struckers took their cue from Thunderbird to run. The seven of them sprinted through the warehouse, as Thunderbird detected the Sentinel Services unleashing their mutant-hunting robots, the Sentinels. Eclipse and Lauren were able to keep them behind using their mutant abilities while Blink created a portal for them all to retreat through. Everyone, except Andy and Reed, went through the portal. After Andy destroyed the Sentinels and entered the portal, Eclipse and the others screamed for Reed to hurry up before the portal closes. Unfortunately, Blink couldn’t keep the portal open much longer, Reed was shot and unable reach the portal, leaving everyone distraught over Reed being captured.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Absorption and Manipulation of Photons: Eclipse can absorb and manipulate photons of light , heat and energy but not much is known about the extent of his ability. His cells have the ability to adsorb solar energy and convert it for use as physical strength.
  • Laser Beam Projection: He can manipulate photons to project powerful rays of light and energy beams from his hands which are hot enough to cut through cinder blocks. His body is a literal battery of light and heat; when severally injured, Eclipse’s wound emit light that burns to the touch, proven when he was shot by an Atlanta officer, and later removed the bandage applies to his wound.

When they look at me, they see a troubled young woman. I’ll show them trouble.
— Polaris

Polaris (birth name Lorna Dane) is a main character on The Gifted. She is a mutant with the ability to manipulate magnetism. She is also the daughter of Magneto.

Her biggest heartbreak is not knowing who her real father is.As many mutants do, she discovered her abilities at a young age, but instead of shying away from them as most would, she embraced her powers.

As Polaris, Eclipse, Thunderbird, and Blink made their way back to the get away vehicle, Eclipse is shot from behind, which sent Polaris into a fury of blind rage. She attacked the shooting officer with great force, using her abilities to slam him against a dumpster multiple times. While she made quick work of the solo officer, she was unprepared for the back up that followed. Polaris was tazed, taken to the ground, and arrested, forcing Thunder, Eclipse, and Blink to leave without her.

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Polaris in her cell

Following her arrest, Lorna was taken to the mutant wing of the Garland Detention Center, where she was imprisoned within a transparent and plastic cell. Reed Strucker, a mutant prosecutor, entered the cell to inform her that she was being charged with the attempted murder of two officers as well as the illegal use of her abilities. Reed offered her a reduced sentence in exchange for her cooperation, but Lorna claimed to have nothing to offer. She was walking through the rain when an officer randomly fired at her, or so her story went. However, with documented information pertaining to Lorna, and her affiliation to the Mutant Underground, Reed knew better than to take Lorna for her word. She and her associates had aided and abetted hundreds if not thousands of mutant fugitives. Taking into consideration the severity of her charges, Reed claimed that he was merely trying to help her. He reiterated her charges of attempted murder. With her ability to control magnetism, Lorna lightly pulled on the screws embedded in Reed’s knee after an old sports injury. If she wanted to, she could tear out the screws, and show him what attempted murder truly looked like. All this to prove a point; that if she wanted those officers dead, they would be. There was a factor that Lorna was not aware of though. Reed pulled her medical exam from a folder. What Lorna read shook her to her core. She had a big decision to make. Angered by this recent development, Lorna lashed out, and in a great display of power, shattered the lights, broke a window, and cracked her cell. It is later revealed that the contents of her medical exam showed that she was pregnant.

In Rx, Lorna is shown being escorted to a new cell. After looking around, she tried to use her powers to move the prison bars, but she ends up getting shocked by the collar around her neck. A prisoner across from her cell asked if she was alright, and Lorna says yes.

Later on, Lorna was escorted to the showers and almost got into a fight with another prisoner after getting hit. While walking, Lorna stopped at another mutant’s cell. In the shower, the prisoners stared at Lorna as she showered and washed the dye out her hair, revealing her dark green hair. She walked out while ignoring all the glares.

While questioning Reed, Jace showed a picture of Lorna and mentioned how Reed used her file to get into contat with the Underground Network. During lunch, Lorna approaches the mutant she had seen earlier. She asked if she could sit down and does so. She introduced herself as Polaris to know response. Lorna asked about the collars, and the mutant said Lorna is not the first one to try to get the collars off. The mutants told her to stop causing trouble and to stay the hell away from her.

In the courtyard, Lorna is being taunted by another prisoner. She asked if there is a problem, and the prisoner replies that all mutants worked for her.

Skills and Abilities 

Lorna can manipulate magnetic fields allowing her to perform various feats, in the comics she inherited this power from her father, but it is unknown if she is on the same power level as her father.

  • Magnetokinesis: Polaris can manipulate various forms of magnetism, usually creating a green field of magnetic energy around her fingers allowing her to move metals in a similar manner to telekinesis.
    • Ferromagnetism: Lorna can magnetize metals making them attract or repel each other, she has also used it to ferrokinetically halt bullets in midair, cause several cars to move and group together, throw a police office against a dumpster several times, and lightly twist the medical bone screws inside Reed Strucker’s knee.
      • Ferromagnetic Sense: She is also able to sense metals as she did when she detected the screws in Reed Strucker’s knee from an old sports injury.
    • Electromagnetism: She can create and use magnetic fields to manipulate electrical currents, she has used this ability to blow out lights and shut down police cruisers using an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and reverse the electrical current of a taser to the cop who was holding it. It was also implied that she amplified the electricity from the taser when reversing the current seeing as how she was convicted for attempted murder.

Dreamer (also known as Beautiful Dreamer) (birth name Sonia) is a character on The Gifted. She is a mutant with the ability to remove or implant memories.

Dreamer

Biographical Information

Status

Alive

Species

Mutant

Affiliations

Allegiance

Mutant Underground

Skills and Abilities 

Showrunner, Matt Nix, described this ability as being sexy; “One of the things about her character is that’s a really sexy power that isn’t a gigantic power. We aren’t blowing up a building with her… it doesn’t involve a six-week CG build.”

  • Memory implantation and Removal: Dreamer possess the ability to both implant and remove a person’s memory

Agent Jace Turner-Sentinel Service

The Sentinel Services is a government agency within the U.S. Department of Defense. Its single, greatest purpose is the protecting of the nation against lawless mutant threats, or so they claim. This agency has been accused of targeting and imprisoning mutants in detention centers needlessly.

While its not illegal to be a mutant, it is illegal to hide it from the government, thus the need for an X-Gene test, which is conducted by Sentinel Services to determine whether or not any given individual is a carrier of the gene. Using a mutant ability in public is equivalent to using a deadly weapon in public and can result in incarceration. Reed Strucker stated that when Sentinel Services involved itself in one of his previous cases, the mutant suspect disappeared.Sentinel Services was founded several years ago after the constant battles of warring mutant groups resulted in many innocent humans getting caught in the crossfire. The government and public demanded something be done to contain mutant threats. Sentinel Services operates with little oversight and due to “the amended patriot act” they can violate civil rights and abduct and detain mutants without the need of a warrant or lawyer, if it is deemed that the mutant is a danger to the community. Sentinel Services employs different technologies in the aid of capturing mutants, such as drones to scan locations and neighborhoods for suspects. At some point, Sentinel Services also created the Sentinels for the purpose of hunting and capturing mutants too dangerous for agents to approach.

Roderick Campbell is a recurring character on The Gifted. He is a doctor and researcher for the Sentinel Services.

Roderick Campbell

Status

Alive

Species

Human

Affiliations

Allegiance

Sentinel Services

Occupation

  • Doctor
  • Researcher

A mutant researcher contracted by the Sentinel Services. Professorial, intense and intimidating, Dr. Campbell has a morally dubious mission yet to be revealed.”

 

The Lord of the Rings (film series)

The Lord of the Rings is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003).

 

The Hobbit:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film of the movie trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit. It was directed by Peter Jackson, who previously had directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was a major box office success, grossing over $1.017 billion worldwide. The film is the fourth Middle-earth film adaptation to be released, and the first chronologically.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a film, the second part of The Hobbit film series. It was released on December 13, 2013. It grossed over $960 million worldwide. The film is the fifth Middle-Earth film adaptation to be released and the second chronologically.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 epic fantasy adventure film and the third and final installment of The Hobbit film trilogy. Like its predecessors The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeyand The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the film was produced and directed by Peter Jackson, who also directed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film is the sixth and final Middle-Earth film adaptation to be released and the third chronologically.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson. It is the first part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, based on the best-selling novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film tells the story of young hobbit Frodo Baggins who, accompanied by eight companions, embarks on a journey to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. The screenplay was written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson and it was filmed simultaneously on location in New Zealand. The film had a budget of $180 million U.S. dollars, principal photography took 14 months, and post production continued long after that. It was also a great box office success, making over $871 million worldwide.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) is the second film in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. It is an adaptation of the book The Two Towers, the second part of the three-volume novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, although some of the book’s events are held over to the third movie, The Return of the King. The film was very well received critically, winning two Academy Awards, and was an enormous box-office success, making over $926 million worldwide. It was the second Middle-earth film adaptation to be released, and the fifth chronologically.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) is the third film in the Lord of the Ringstrilogy, directed by Peter Jackson and based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

The first two films were The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, although the third film’s story includes later events in the section of the book The Two Towers as well as most of The Return of the King. Like the two previous films, The Return of the King was a major box office success, grossing over $1.119 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Middle-earth film out of all six. The film is the third Middle-earth film adaptation to be released and the sixth and final film chronologically.

Aragorn II Elessar

Other names

Estel, Telcontar, Thorongil, Strider 

Titles

Chieftain of the Dúnedain, Heir of Isildur

Birth

March 1, 2931[

Rule

May 1, 3019

Death

FO 120 (aged 210)

Realms

Reunited Kingdom, Arnor, Gondor

Spouse

Arwen

Weapon

Andúril

Physical description

Race

Men

Gender

Male

Height

198cm (6’6″)

Hair

Dark

Eyes

Grey (book),

Culture

Dúnedain of the North, Dúnedain (House of Telcontar), Men of Gondo

 

I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the sword that was broken and is forged again! 
The Two Towers, The Riders of Rohan
AragorntoddlerAragorn as a toddler

Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, also known as Elessar as well as Strider. 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North; he was later crowned King Elessar Telcontar (March 1, 2931 – FO 120 or SR 1541), the 26th King of Arnor, and the 35th King of Gondor and first High King of Gondor and Arnor, since the short reign of Isildur. He was a great warrior, and as the heir of Isildur bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War of the Ring.

He was Aragorn son of Arathorn, the nine and thirtieth heir in the right line from Isildur, and yet more like Elendil than any before him.
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Aragorn was a descendant of Elros Tar-Minyatur. His ancestor Arvedui was wedded to Fíriel, who was descended from Anárion, who bore their son Aranarth, making Aragorn the last descendant of Anárion as well.

When Aragorn was only two years old, his father Arathorn was killed while pursuing orcs. Aragorn was afterwards fostered in Rivendell by Elrond. At the request of his mother, his lineage was kept secret, as she feared he would be killed like his father and grandfather if his true identity as the descendant of Elendil and Heir of Isildur became known. Aragorn was renamed Estel and was not told about his heritage until 2951.

Elrond revealed to “Estel” his true name and ancestry when he was twenty, and gave to him the Ring of Barahir and the Shards of Narsil. Elrond withheld the Sceptre of Annúminas from Aragorn until he “came of the right” to possess the item. It was also around this time that Aragorn met and fell in love with Arwen, Elrond’s daughter, newly returned from her mother’s homeland of Lórienwhere she had visited her grandmother Galadriel.

Aragorn thereafter assumed his proper role as the sixteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain and the Rangers of the North, and left the comforts of Rivendell for the wild, where he lived with the remainder of his people, whose kingdom had been destroyed through civil and regional wars centuries before.

Aragorn met Gandalf the Grey in 2956 and they became close friends. Heeding Gandalf’s advice, Aragorn and the Rangers began to guard a small land known as the Shire inhabited by the diminutive and agrarian Hobbits, and he became known among the peoples just outside the Shire’s borders as Strider.

From TA 2957 to TA 2980, Aragorn undertook great journeys, serving in the armies of King Thengel of Rohan, and Steward Ecthelion II of Gondor. Many of his tasks helped to raise morale in the West and counter the growing threat of Sauron and his allies, and he earned priceless experience which he would later put to use in the War of the Ring. Aragorn served his lords in disguise and his name in Gondor and Rohan during that time was Thorongil (“Eagle of the Star”). With a small Gondor squadron of ships, he led an assault on the long-standing rebel province of Umbar in 2980, burning many of the Corsairs’ shipsand personally slaying their lord during the battle on the Havens. After the victory at Umbar, “Thorongil” left the field and, to the dismay of his men, went east.

Later in 2980, he visited Lórien, and there once again met Arwen. He gave her the heirloom of his House, the Ring of Barahir, and, on the hill of Cerin Amroth, Arwen pledged her hand to him in marriage, renouncing her elvish lineage and accepting the Gift of Men: death.

Elrond withheld from Aragorn permission to marry his daughter until such a time as his foster son should be king of both Gondor and Arnor. As both Elrond and Aragorn knew, to marry a mortal, Arwen would be required to choose mortality, and thus deprive the deathless Elrond of his daughter while the world lasted. Elrond was also concerned for Arwen’s own happiness, fearing that in the end she might find death (her own and that of her beloved) too difficult to bear.

Before the events of The Lord of the Rings properly take place, Aragorn also traveled through the Dwarven mines of Moria, to Harad, where (in his own words) “the stars are strange.” Tolkien does not specify when these travels occurred nor does he indicate what happens when Aragorn visits.

In 3009, Gandalf grew suspicious of the origin of the ring belonging to the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, which later turned out to be the One Ring, the source of the Dark Lord Sauron’s evil power. Aragorn went at his request into Rhovanion in search of Gollum, who had once possessed the Ring. He caught the creature in the Dead Marshes near Mordor, and brought him as a captive to Thranduil’s halls in Mirkwood, where Gandalf questioned him.

As Reunited King of Gondor and Arnor

Men of Gondor, hear now the Steward of this Realm! Behold! One has come to claim the kingship again at last. Here is Aragorn, son of Arathorn, chieftain of the Dúnedain of Arnor, Captain of the Host of the West, bearer of the Star of the North, wielder of the Sword Reforged, victorious in battle, whose hands bring healing, the Elfstone, Elessar of the line of Valandil, Isildur’s son, Elendil’s son of Numenor. Shall he be king and enter into the City and dwell there?” And all the host and all the people cried yea with one voice.
—Faramir the Steward announces the coronation of King Elessar

King Aragorn

Aragorn, son of Arathorn, King of Gondor

Upon Sauron’s defeat, Aragorn was crowned as King Elessar, a name given to him by Galadriel. He became the twenty-sixth King of Arnorthirty-fifth King of Gondor and the first High King of the Reunited Kingdom, though it would be several years before his authority was firmly reestablished in Arnor. His line was referred to as the House of Telcontar (Telcontar being Quenya for “Strider”). Aragorn married Arwen shortly afterwards, and ruled the Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor until 120 of the Fourth Age. His reign was marked by great harmony and prosperity within Gondor and Arnor, and by a great renewal of cooperation and communication between Men, Elves, and Dwarves, fostered by his vigorous rebuilding campaign following the war. Aragorn led the forces of the Reunited Kingdom on military campaigns against some Easterlings and Haradrim, re-establishing rule over much territory that Gondor had lost in previous centuries.
During his coronation, Aragorn sang Elendil’s Oath: “Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn’ Ambar-metta!” (“Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come. In this place I will abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world.”)[24]

Death and End of Reign

Then a great beauty was revealed in him, so that all who after came there looked on him in wonder; for they saw that the grace of his youth, and the valour of his manhood, and the wisdom and majesty of his age were blended together. And long there he lay, an image of the Kings of Men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world.
— Description of Aragorn’s death.

Aragorn's death

Aragorn’s death

When in the year 120 of the Fourth Age, King Elessar realised his days were at an end, he went to the House of the Kings in the Silent Street. He said farewell to his son Eldarion and his daughters and gave Eldarion his crown and sceptre. Arwen remained at Aragorn’s side until he died. Shortly a year after Aragorn died, Arwen soon died of a broken heart. Eldarion began his reign as the Second King of the Reunited Kingdom after his father’s and mother’s death.

For I am the daughter of Elrond. I shall not go with him when he departs to the Havens: for mine is the choice of Lúthien, and as she so have I chosen, both the sweet and the bitter.
The Return of the King, “Many Partings”

Arwen was the Half-Elven daughter of Elrond and Celebrían. She was often called Arwen Undómiel or “Evenstar.

Titles

Lady of Rivendell, Queen of the Reunited Kingdom (Arnor and Gondor)

Birth

TA 241[1]

Rule

TA 3019

Death

FO 121 (2901 years old)

Realms

Reunited Kingdom

Spouse

Aragorn II Elessar

Weapon

Hadhafang

In marrying Aragorn II Elessar after the War of the Ring, she became Queen of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor, and like Beren and Lúthien before her, she united Elf and Man in peaceful love and harmony, and became mortal.

Arwen was born in TA 241, to Lord Elrond and Lady Celebrían of Rivendell. Like her father and brothers, she had the right to choose between immortality or mortal life. She lived most of her life in Rivendell and Lothlórien interchangeably

During Aragorn’s twentieth year, he met Arwen for the first time in Rivendell, where he lived under Elrond’s protection. Arwen, then over 2700 years old, had recently returned to her father’s home after living for a while with her grandmother Galadriel in Lórien. Aragorn fell in love with Arwen at first sight, and at first mistook her for Lúthien, thinking he had fallen into a dream.

About thirty years later, the two were reunited in Lórien, where Arwen reciprocated Aragorn’s love and they “plighted their troth” (promised themselves to each other) on the mound of Cerin Amroth, choosing to become mortal and to stay in Middle-earth with Aragorn, and giving up the chance to sail over the sea and live forever in the Blessed Realm. Arwen never broke faith with Aragorn, even when he went to war. While the War in the South raged on, Arwen wove a banner for Aragorn, which would become his standard after he became king.

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Aragorn, having been given Arwen’s Evenstar brooch

Before taking the Paths of the Dead, Aragorn was met by a group consisting of Dúnedain, and Arwen’s brothers, Elladan and Elrohir. They brought to him a banner of black cloth: a gift made by Arwen, and a sign that encouraged him to take the difficult path.[4] When the banner was unfurled at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields to reveal the emblem of Elendil in Mithril, gems, and gold, it was the first triumphant announcement of the King’s return.

Aragorn and ArwenQueen Arwen and King Aragorn Elessar are wed in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Eldarion

Titles

Prince of the Reunited Kingdom, King of the Reunited Kingdom, Lord of the House of Telcontar

Birth

FO 43

Rule

FO 120

Death

Before FO 220

Realms

Reunited Kingdom(Arnor & Gondor)

Spouse

Unknown

Weapon

Andúril (Possibly)

Physical description

Race

Men

Gender

Male

Hair

Dark

Culture

Dúnedain, Men of Gondor (House of Telcontar)

Eldarion (Quenya: IPA; “Son of the Eldar”) was the only son of Aragorn II Elessar and Arwen Undómiel, King and Queen of the Reunited Kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor in Middle-earth.

Eldarion was recorded to have several sisters. Of his rule after his father little to nothing is known only that he probably maintained the peace and the borders of the Reunited Kingdom set down by his father, after the War of the Ring.

One of the few known details concerning his time was the rise of a secret Melkor or Sauronworshiping cult.

 

Through his father, Aragorn II Elessar, he is grandson of Arathorn II and Gilraen, great-grandson of Arador and great-great grandson of Argonui; both from Dúnedain of the North.

Through his mother, Arwen Undómiel, he is the grandson of Lord Elrond and Lady Celebrian, nephew of Elladan and Elrohir of Rivendell, grandnephew of Elros Tar-Minyatur, great-grandson of Lady Galadriel and Lord Celeborn of Lothlorien, great grandson of Eärendil and Elwing.

According to Tolkien’s timelines, Eldarion was born in the year 43 during the Fourth Age. He became King of the Reunited Kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor in the year FO 120, after his father Aragorn Elessar died. King Eldarion ruled until his death.

Legolas was a Sindarin elf who was part of the Fellowship of the Ring in the Third Age. As he was the son of the Elvenking Thranduil of Mirkwood, Legolas was a Prince of the Woodland Realm (Mirkwood), a messenger, and a master bowman. With his keen eyesight, sensitive hearing, and excellent bowmanship, Legolas was a valuable resource to the other eight members of the Fellowship. His age was never stated by Tolkien. Legolas was well-known for becoming friends with the dwarf Gimli, despite their long held differences.

It is not known whether Legolas was Thranduil’s only son, or whether he was heir to his father’s crown.

Titles

Prince of the Woodland Realm

Death

Still alive, departed to Aman, FO 120

Weapon

Bow of the Galadhrim, Mirkwood bow, Knife

Physical description

Race

Elves

Gender

Male

Hair

Uncertain (book), Blonde (films)

Eyes

Grey (book), Blue (films)

Culture

Sindar (Elves of Mirkwood)

Early Life

Legolas was the son of Thranduil, the King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood.

War of the Ring

Legolas came to the Council of Elrond in Rivendell, the great meeting held by the Elf lord Elrond, as a messenger from his father to discuss the escape of Gollum. When the council was choosing the “Nine Walkers” to pit against the “Nine Riders,” Legolas volunteered to represent the elves, and become one of the members of the Fellowship that set out to destroy the One Ring.[

Legolas in Moria

Legolas in combat with the Goblins during the Skirmish in Balin’s Tomb.

During their journey, Legolas would stay at the rear due to his keen eyes. On Caradhras, Legolas was able to run nimbly over the snow, leaving behind little imprint, whereas his companions struggled to plow through it.When Gandalf gave his counsel, Legolas voted against passing through Moria. In the morning, the Fellowship was waylaid by wargs and Legolas fought for their defense. After the battle, he picked up his arrows, save one which was damaged.

Gimli quarreled with him in Moria (which was not unexpected considering the ancient quarrel between Elves and Dwarves), which began after the destruction of Doriath, and also because Legolas’ father Thranduil once had imprisoned Gimli’s father, Glóin.[6]

He and Gimli became friends, moreover, when Gimli greeted the Elven queen, Galadriel, with gentle words. The Fellowship left Lothlórien after receiving several gifts. Legolas was given a new Galadhrimlongbow, along with other gifts that Galadriel and Celeborn gave him and the rest of the Fellowship, such as Elven cloaks and Lembas, elven bread.[7] While the Fellowship was travelling over the River Anduin, Legolas used his new bow to shoot down a nearby Nazgûl with one masterful shot in the dark.

Weapons

Legolas famously used an Elven bow, as well as a long, white dagger, both with lethal precision. He would prefer to pierce his enemies from afar, but his daggers were sometimes used for close combat. In Lothlorien, he was given a long-bow of the Galadhrim, which was longer and stouter than those of the fashion of Mirkwood.Nevertheless he adapts to his new bow and makes deadly use of it in the remainder of the War of the Ring. This bow had a draw weight of about 150 pounds. It could reputedly send an arrow with fatal force for over 400 yards. The bow was over six feet tall, and was made from a single piece of Mallorn heartwood. Its string had a single strand of Galadriel’s hair entwined with it to help speed the arrow along even faster. Legolas’ skill with the bow is revered, even as equal to that of Beleg Cúthalion in the First Age.

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Legolas’ Bow of the Galadhrim
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Legolas’ iconic dual long knives Legolas animated

 

The Ring! Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!
from The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Breaking of the Fellowship”

Boromir was a valiant warrior known in Gondor for his greatness, having already achieved great merit in Gondor prior to the Council of Elrond. He is the eldest son of Denethor II, who was Steward of Gondor during the War of the Ring, and his wife Finduilas. Even the people of Rohan admired him, particularly Éomer. He is the older brother of Faramir.

Before the War of the Ring

Boromir in Osgiliath

Boromir in Osgiliath after its recapture

Boromir was born in the year TA 2978. He was the eldest child of Denethor II (the penultimate Steward of Gondor) and his wife Finduilas, and would have taken over as Steward after Denethor’s death, had he lived. When Boromir was only ten-years old, his mother died. Consequently, his father became a grim person and visibly preferred Boromir over his brother, Faramir. Despite this fact, Boromir looked after his younger brother and they became very close. Boromir devoted himself to leading his people and fought in the battle for the eastern part of Osgiliath. He, his brother, and two others were the only survivors of the unit that held the bridge until its destruction; they had to swim the river Anduin to reach safety.

 

Why should we not think that the Great Ring has come into our hands to serve us in the very hour of need? Wielding it the Free Lords of the Free may surely defeat the Enemy.
The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Council of Elrond”

Boromir, by order of his father, Denethor, set out from Minas Tirith to Rivendell to decipher a riddle that was given to him and his brother in their dreams:

Seek for the Sword that was broken,
In Imladris it dwells,
There shall be counsels taken,
Stronger than Morgul-spells.
There shall be shown a token,
That Doom is near at hand,
For Isildur’s Bane shall waken,
And the Halfling forth shall stand.

Boromir lost his horse in Tharbad and travelled the rest of the way on foot. The journey took 110 days.[1] He arrived at the beginning of the Council of Elrond where he talked about how Gondor was defending itself from Mordor and tried to convince them to give the One Ring to Gondor where he felt it would be kept safe. But the council disagreed with the One Ring’s being taken to Gondor, deciding that the only safe course was to destroy it.[

Boromir joined the Fellowship of the Ring and was warned by Elrond to not blow the Horn of Gondor until they were close to Gondor and in dire need.[1] He proved his worth as a capable warrior in the Mines of Moria, and assisted Aragorn in fighting off a large number of orcs and goblins. After the loss of Gandalf and the Fellowship’s departure of Moria, Boromir expressed opposition to Aragorns decision to continue to Lorien, argueing that to go south was better. He believed that stories told in Gondor of the Galadriel’s magic would harm them. He eventually agreed to go after Aragorn assured him the elves would help them. In Lothlórien, Boromir was disturbed by what he felt was Galadriel’s testing of his mind, and he was suspicious of her motives.[2] Before leaving Lothlórien he was given the gift of an elven-cloak and a golden belt.

Farewell, Aragorn! Go to Minas Tirith and save my people! I have failed.
The Two Towers, “The Departure of Boromir” (Boromir’s final words, spoken to Aragorn)

Boromir disliked the idea of destroying the One Ring, as he believed that it could be used to defeat Sauron once and for all, to save Gondor, and return it to its former glory; he tried to convince Frodo to give him the Ring. When Frodo refused, Boromir tried to take it by force but the hobbit put it on and fled.

After Boromir realized his actions were caused by the corruption of the One Ring, he repented, and upon returning to camp he was confronted by Aragorn about Frodo. Boromir told Aragorn that he had seen Frodo an hour ago where he had tried to convince Frodo to bring the One Ring to Minas Tirith. They then had an argument and Frodo walked off. After the argument Boromir went for a walk, until eventually returning to the camp. The Fellowship, especially Aragorn, believed that there was more to the confrontation than Boromir was telling them, but Aragorn did not press the issue. Upon hearing of Frodo’s predicament, the rest of the Fellowship, particularly the Hobbits, scattered in an ill-concieved attempt to find him. Aragorn ordered Boromir to follow and look after Merry and Pippin while he took off after Sam.

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Boromir’s body on a boat, on the Anduin

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Boromir with the horn of Gondor

During the search, Merry and Pippin ran into a group of Uruk-Hai, who tried to capture them. Boromir came to their aid and drove the orcs off, but more orcs came and Boromir was mortally wounded by many arrows. Aragorn found him dying under a tree, with Merry and Pippin gone. He stayed with Boromir until he died from his wounds.[5]

Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli laid his body inside one of the boats of Lórien, and sent him down the Falls of Rauros. Afterwards, they sang the Lament for Boromir.

Legacy

Denethor's vision of Boromir

Boromir is seen in Denethor’s vision

Three days after Boromir’s death, his brother Faramir saw his funeral boat passing down the Anduin. Men of Gondor found Boromir’s horn, the Horn of Gondor, broken in twain, and brought it to his father. This drove Denethor to despair, and when compounded with Faramir’s later seemingly-mortal wounding and his knowledge of Mordor’s indomitable might, he lost his mind. Many, including Faramir, often lamented Boromir’s passing as Sauron readied his forces to attack, noting that his loss would be keenly felt by Gondor on the field of battle.

Boromir won respect even from his enemies: in The Two Towers, Ugluk boasts that it was the Uruk-hai who “slew the mighty warrior,” a clear reference to Boromir.

Here was one with an air of high nobility such as Aragorn at times revealed, less high perhaps, yet also less incalculable and remote: one of the Kings of Men born into a later time, but touched with the wisdom and sadness of the Eldar Race. He knew now why Beregond spoke his name with love. He was a captain that men would follow, that he would follow, even under the shadow of the black wings.
Peregrin Took’s first impression on Faramir

Faramir was the second son of Denethor II and the younger brother of Boromir. He was the Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien and Captain of the White Tower upon his brother’s death.

After the War of the Ring, Faramir became the first Prince of Ithilien and married Éowyn of Rohan.

 

Faramir and Éowyn walked together in the gardens nearly every day, and he learned from Merry Brandybuck of Éowyn’s despair of feeling trapped, waiting on the waning of Théoden, and Aragorn’s rejection of Eowyn’s love.

On March 25, Faramir gave Éowyn a dark blue mantle sewn with silver stars that had once belonged to his mother, as they stood at the wall that looked towards Mordor. There, they saw a threatening darkness towering over and seeing this, Faramir told her of his dream of the Downfall of Númenor that the darkness threatening to overtake Middle-earth reminded him of the great wave that swallowed the land of Númenor. Somehow, to Faramir and the people of the city, a hope and joy welled in their hearts and he kissed Éowyn’s brow.

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Faramir and Eowyn in the Houses of Healing

Éowyn, however, still felt languished and unfulfilled. Several days after he’d given her the mantle, Faramir told her that he understood that she desired to be lifted in greatness and out of the cage she had felt trapped in, and when Aragorn only gave her understanding and pity, instead of love (which she later realized was a shadow of love), she had wanted to die valiantly and gloriously in battle. He told her that though he had first pitied her, he now loved her. There, Éowyn’s grief was fully healed, and no longer did she desire glory or greatness and realized that she had come to love Faramir in return.

Faramir briefly served as the Ruling Steward of Gondor, and began preparing the city for the King’s arrival. On the day of the King’s official coronation on May 1st, Faramir surrendered his office, which was represented by the white rod of the Steward, kneeling as he did so. Aragorn however, gave the rod back, announcing that as long as his line would last, Faramir and his descendants would be Stewards of Gondor. After Faramir had asked the people of Gondor if they accepted Aragorn as their King (which they did), Faramir took the crown out and Aragorn was crowned King Elessar.

King Elessar appointed Faramir as the Prince of Ithilien, and Beregond to be the Captain of his guard, the White Company. As Prince of Ithilien, he and the Prince of Dol Amroth, Gondor’s two highest-ranking nobles, became King Elessar’s chief commanders. His duties also included acting as resident march-warden of Gondor’s main eastward outpost, rehabilitating the lost territories, as well as clearing it of outlaws and orcs and cleansing Minas Morgul of evil-remnants. Faramir also fulfilled the traditional role as Steward, acting as the King’s chief counselor as well as ruling Gondor in the King’s absence.

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Family portrait

After marrying Éowyn, the two settled in Emyn Arnen, where they had at least one son (named Elboron), who succeeded him as Steward of Gondor, Prince of Ithilien, and Lord of Emyn Arnen, after Faramir’s death in FO 82. One of his descendants was Barahir, who may have been the son of Elboron

Shall I always be left behind when the Riders depart, to mind the house while they win renown, and find food and beds when they return?
Éowyn, to Aragorn

Éowyn was a shieldmaiden of Rohan, daughter of Éomund and Theodwyn, younger sister of Éomer and niece of King Théoden. After the War of the Ring, she married Faramir and had one son with him, Elboron.

White Lady of Rohan, Shieldmaiden of Rohan, Lady of the Shield-arm, Lady of Ithilien, Lady of Emyn Arnen

Birth

TA 2995

Death

FO?

Spouse

Faramir

Weapon

Sword

Physical description

Race

Men

Gender

Female

Height

Tall

Hair

Pale gold

Eyes

Grey

Culture

Rohirrim (House of Eorl), Men of Gondo

Éowyn was the second child of Éomund and Theodwyn. Like her brother Éomer, she was related to King Théoden through their mother, the King’s sister. Her father was slain and her mother dies of illness in TA 3002. Afterwards, Théoden took Éomer and Éowyn in his household and raised them as his children.

During the War of the Ring, Éowyn was forced to stay in Meduseld and care for her declining uncle for several years, as he was weakened by the influence of Saruman and Gríma Wormtongue. When Gandalf restored the King, he prepared to defend Rohan against Isengard. Since Théoden planned to ride to battle himself, he asked his doorwarden Háma, to suggest a leader for the people in his absence. Háma recommended Éowyn, who, though a woman, was “fearless” and “all love[d] her.”

Éowyn reluctantly obeyed the King’s orders to stay behind in Edoras while Aragorn, Théoden, and the rest of the men confronted Saruman’s army at the Battle of the Hornburg. When they returned, victorious to Edoras, Éowyn had kept everything in perfect order for their return. It was near this time when she confessed her growing feelings for Aragorn, but he reluctantly refused.

When Denethor II urgently called for Théoden’s aid against Mordor, Éowyn again, begged to be allowed to ride with Aragorn to battle, but he refused.

In bitterness, she disguised herself as a man, under the alias Dernhelm, and rode to Minas Tirith on her horse Windfola. She took Meriadoc Brandybuck along because he likewise wanted to follow his friends to battle, but had been refused by Théoden. Because Éowyn weighed less than a man of similar height, Windfola was able to bear Merry as well as her.[1]

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Eowyn fighting the Witch King,

During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, she fought in Théoden’s escort; when he and his company were attacked by the Witch-king of Angmar, lord of the Nazgûl, she and Merry were the only riders who did not flee. As Théoden lay mortally wounded, she challenged the Witch-King, who boasted that “no living man may hinder me.” In answer, she removed her helmet, exposing her long blond hair, and declared, “No living man am I! You look upon a woman! Éowyn I am, Éomund’s daughter. Begone if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!”

In a rage, the Witch-King attacked her, but she cleaved the head off his Fell Beast. The Witch-King shattered her shield with a blow of his mace, breaking her arm, but stumbled when Merry stabbed his leg from behind with a Barrow-blade of Westernesse make. Éowyn stabbed her sword through the Witch-King’s head, killing him, and thus fulfilling Glorfindel’s prophecy a thousand years earlier at the Battle of Fornost that “not by the hand of man” would the Witch-King fall.[6]

Eowyn at the Houses of Healing

Éowyn at the Houses of Healing.

Her constitution already severely weakened by her loneliness and despair, combined with her physical injuries, Éowyn succumbed to a severe case of the Black Breath. Théoden, not knowing that she was nearby, told Merry with his dying words that she had been “dearer than daughter” to him.

Seeing her lying apparently dead on the battlefield caused her brother Éomer to go temporarily mad, and charge in fury at the enemy. But during the battle she was found by Prince Imrahil, who noticed that she was still alive, though barely, and ordered her taken to the Houses of Healing. There she was healed by Aragorn, the plant Athelas, and the entreaties of her distraught brother.

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Éowyn and Faramir share a tender moment.

Éowyn remained behind in Minas Tirith while the Army of the West marched toward Morannon, the Black Gate, to challenge Sauron. She met and fell in love with Faramir, who had likewise been injured before the battle. After the War of the Ring had ended, she decided to give up dreams of glory in battle and devote her life to peace and a happy marriage.

I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way…
Frodo, at the Council of Elrond, in The Fellowship of the Ring

Titles

Bearer of the One Ring, Elf-friend, Deputy Mayor of Michel Delving

Birth

22 September, TA 2968 (SR 1368)

Death

Unknown (Last sighting September 29, 3021) (SR 1421)

Weapon

Sting and Barrow-blade

Physical description

Race

Hobbit

Gender

Male

Height

1.06m (3’6″)

Hair

Brown

Eyes

Blue

Culture

Shire-hobbit (Brandybuck family/Baggins family)

Frodo Baggins, son of Drogo Baggins, was a Hobbit of the Shire during the Third Age. He was, and still is, Tolkien’s most renowned character for his leading role in the Quest of the Ring, in which he bore the One Ring to Mount Doom, where it was destroyed. He was a Ring-bearer, best friend to his gardener, Samwise Gamgee, and one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to the Uttermost West at the end of the Third Age.

Childhood

Much of Frodo’s youth was spent at Brandy Hall in Buckland, the ancestral home of the Brandybuckfamily, including his mother (Primula Brandybuck). Frodo was known as something of a rascal, befriending Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck and Peregrin (Pippin) Took and causing trouble wherever they went. They would often steal mushrooms from Farmer Maggot’s farm Bamfurlong.

In TA 2980, when Frodo was only 12 years old, his parents drowned in a boating accident on the Brandywine River. An only child, Frodo stayed in Brandy Hall until his 99-year-old “uncle” Bilbo adopted him in TA 2989. Bilbo took Frodo to live with him in his home at Bag End and made him his heir.

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Frodo with Bilbo during his 111th birthday

The two grew very close in the following years; Frodo learned much of the Elvish language during his time with Bilbo, as well as much of the lore of Middle-earth. The two shared the same birthday, September 22 by Shire Reckoning (around September 12–14 of our calendar),and a party of special magnificence was held at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo came of age of thirty-three and Bilbo hit the peculiar year of 111.

Bilbo gave a memorable Birthday Speech before playing a joke on his fellow hobbits by using the One Ring to disappear, at which Gandalf quickly reacted and used his staff to create a blinding flash where Bilbo had been standing. The hobbits at the Party were left confused and disgruntled, and Bilbo was never again seen in the Shire.

Before departing for his journey to Rivendell, Bilbo had a long conversation with Gandalf, who finally persuaded him to voluntarily surrender the One Ring. Bilbo left it on the fireplace mantel with a note for Frodo, who would now become the next Ring-bearer.

The End of the War and the Departure of Frodo

The Scouring of the Shire

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Merry, Frodo, Sam and Pippin attend Aragorn’s coronation

After recovering in Minas Tirith, and witnessing the coronation of King Aragorn, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin all returned to the Shire. When they arrived though, they found it under the control of a man named Sharkey(later revealed to be Saruman) and his forces. Saruman was ruling the Shire from Bag End, although he was later murdered by Grima Wormtongue. Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin however, started to gather all the Shirriffs and townsfolk in the Shire, and they successfully defeated the Ruffians employed by Sharkey at the Battle of Bywater.

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Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin at the pub

Frodo wasn’t directly involved in the fighting at the Battle of Bywater; instead, he made sure that no Hobbits were harmed (saying that no Hobbit had ever intentionally harmed another in the Shire and that it was not going to begin there), and also that any ruffians that surrendered were not harmed.

The Fourth Age

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Frodo gazes fondly at his friends as he bids them farewell at the Grey Havens

Frodo briefly served as Deputy Mayor of the Shire, but soon realized that he still bore the wounds of his quest, and so retired. He was also in continual pain from his shoulder wound, which pained him each anniversary of their stay on Weathertop. On 22 September SR 1421 (Fourth Age), at the age of 53, Frodo joined Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, and Círdan aboard an Elven ship. He was allowed passage across the sea to the Undying Lands, as he was a ring-bearer, with the hope of healing the damage to his spirit that bearing the Ring had caused. Sometime after the year 61 in the Fourth Age, fellow ring-bearer and best friend Samwise Gamgee, reunited with Frodo in the undying lands where it was presumed they lived out the remainder of their days.

I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can’t turn back. It isn’t to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want – I don’t rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire.
The Fellowship of the Ring, “A Shortcut to Mushrooms”

 

I have looked the last upon that which was fairest. Henceforward I will call nothing fair, unless it be her gift.
Gimli, speaking of Galadriel

Gimli, son of Glóin, was a well-respected dwarf warrior in Middle-earth during the Great Years. He was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, and was the only one of the dwarves to readily fight alongside elves in the war against Sauron at the end of the Third Age. After the defeat of Sauron, he was given lordship of the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep.

Gimli, Son of Glóin

Titles

Lord of the Glittering Caves

Birth

TA 2879

Death

Unknown (Departed to Aman, FO 120)

Weapon

Battle Axes

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Hair

Auburn

Eyes

Blue

Culture

Durin’s Folk (House of Durin)

 

 

Gimli as Young

Gimli’s mother (left) and young Gimli (right) as depicted in Glóin’s locket in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Gimli was the son of Glóin and a nephew of Óin, both former companions of Bilbo Baggins. He was a remote descendant of Durin the Deathless, father of the first house of dwarven people. Gimli stemmed from, but was not an inheritor of, the royal line. Through his father, Gimli was also the first cousin once removed (or “nephew”, for simplicity’s sake) of Balin, Lord of Moria, and his brother Dwalin, two more former companions of Bilbo. It is also stated in the Unfinished Tales that Gimli was prevented from traveling with his father on The Quest of Erebor because Thorin and company thought him too young, though Gimli, being in his sixties, considered himself ripe for adventure and was disappointed to be left behind.

In the year 3017 of the Third Age, an emissary from Mordor approached the King under the Mountain, Dáin II, with offers of friendship and requests for news of a Hobbit bearing a Ring. Not trusting the messenger, Dáin sent Glóinand Gimli to Rivendell to seek the advice of Elrond, and to have Bilbo warned that the Enemy was seeking him. As a result, they were summoned to the Council of Elrond, where Elrond believed they would find the answers to their questions and would be able to contribute. Whilst there, Gloin told Elrond of the messenger and made reference to Balin, who had entered Moria and attempted to reclaim it. However, he had not sent any word to King Dáin II for five years, and Gloin was concerned. The Council ultimately chose to send Frodo Baggins to Mordor to destroy the Ring, and decided that a small fellowship should go with him. Gimli volunteered to accompany the Fellowship to Mordor to destroy the One Ring.

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He volunteered to join the company at least in part because Legolas had volunteered and he doubted the elf’s intentions. Gimli journeyed with the fellowship southward along the Misty Mountains. However, the Fellowship was stymied in their attempt to traverse the pass of Caradhras, and were compelled to travel under the mountain rather than go over it. While none in the Fellowship were particularly keen on passing thorough Moria, Gimli at least was eager to learn what may have happened to Balin. Unfortunately, while in Moria, Gimli discovered Balin’s tomb, as well as evidence that virtually all of the Dwarves who had attempted to retake Moria had been slain years prior. After Gandalf fell with Durin’s Bane from the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, the Fellowship entered the Woods of Lothlórien, thus making Gimli the first dwarf to enter the Realm since the Balrog was awakened in Moria. However, there was some tension regarding Gimli’s being in the Wood, and his Elven escorts wished to blindfold him for the journey. Gimli staunchly refused until Aragorn decided that all in the Fellowship should be blindfolded to make the Elven demand more equitable. While in Lorien, he accompanied Legolas on many walks through the wooded city, and the two became fast friends. When the fellowship departed, he was given a strand of Galadriel’s hair, though when he asked for one, he was given three, which would lead to his name in later years of “Lockbearer”, given to him by Galadriel. When the Fellowship of the Ring fractured, Gimli accompanied Aragorn and Legolas in pursuit of Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, who had been captured by the forces of Isengard.

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Gimli

Eventually the three were reunited with Gandalf, and became more involved with the war. Gimli played a critical role in the defeat of the forces of Isengard at Helms Deep, where he was separated from Aragorn and Legolas and driven into the caves which he would later become Lord of. He fought his way out alongside Eomer when the forces of Isengard were driven from Helm’s Deep. His skill with an axe led to his winning, by one orc, the friendly contest he and Legolas held over who could kill the most Orcs, despite starting with a disadvantage. Gimli then accompanied Aragorn and Legolas through the Dimholt in an attempt to recruit the Army of the Dead. Upon freeing Gondor’s soldiers and capturing the Corsair’s ships, the forces under Aragorn, including Gimli, sailed to Minas Tirith. After being victorious at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Gimli accompanied Aragorn and the remainder of the Gondor and Rohan armies to the Black gates.

Weapons

Gimli-axes

Movie axes used by Gimli.

In the books, Gimli uses one single axe. War of the Ring he wielded five different types of axes.

  • A bearded axe
  • Two throwing axes
  • A walking axe
  • A battle axe
  • Double-Blade Axe

Melee Axes

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Gimli with 2 of his axes from the movie.

Like most Dwarves, Gimli favoured the axe and carried an assortment of variations of the weapon throughout his travels. At the beginning of his journey, Gimil was already equipped with a long handled axe which doubled as a walking stick, to ease the strain of long open walks through the vast open grasslands of Middle Earth, which was a value to the heavy clad Dwarf. As with most Dwarven Axes, the staff was square edged, with tightly wrapped double-cross leather strapping, which kept the axe from slipping through his grasp. The length of this staff gave Gimli’s axe a much longer reach, which combined with his great strength, enabled him to hack into enemies at a three foot distance.

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Gimli fighting in Parth Galen

During the Fellowship’s travels through Moria, Gimli was able to retrieve a double bladed battle axe which apparently belonged to his father’s cousin Balin, Lord of Moria, who had perished during the Goblin and Orc attack on Dwarrowdelf. Being double bladed, it allowed Gimli to swing it in both directions, without any need to constantly change the angle or grip. But it was much heavier, with a shorter staff, which meant it was more suited to close combat, but was compensated by its great striking power. He is never seen using it during the Return of the King film, as it remains pinned to his cloak. Gimli used all the axes mentioned above throughout the War of the Ring. He used them depending on the battlefield conditions and the types of enemies that he would have to face. No matter what axe, however, Gimli used them all with devastating power in every battle he faced, working in perfect conjunction with Aragorn’s swordplay and Legolas’s bow skill.

Throwing Axes

In addition to his melee weapons, Gimli utilized several throwing axes for his ranged attack. These axes, though obviously not the ones with the most range, could effectively kill whatever they were thrown at (with the exception of large, heavily armored enemies like trolls); however, he rarely uses them in the films. In the movies, Gimli threw an axe at the cave troll and at Gandalf in Fangorn Forest. He also throws one at an Uruk at beginning of the battle of Amon Hen. It is apparent that he prefers engaging in direct combat rather than using his throwing axes. Only on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube platforms of the Two Towers Gimli has 25 throwing axes and Gimli has 30 throwing axes in The Return of the King video game on the same above mentioned platforms as well as Mac and PC. This game also came out on the Gameboy Advance. Throwing axes however makes this function different in the Two Towers and The Return of the King on the Gameboy Advance it is available but to perform this function at the cost of certain points to do this certain ability. Though they can effectively damage/kill enemies when charged, they are actually the weakest among Gimli’s ranged attacks unlike the ranged attacks of Aragorn and Legolas. Still, they do have potency up to some extent.

 

To Gimli son of Gloin, give his Lady’s greeting. Lockbearer, wherever thou goest my thought goes with thee. But have a care to lay thine axe to the right tree!

Titles

Mayor of the Shire

Birth

April 6, 2980 (SR 1380)

Death

Still alive, after going to the Undying Lands in FO 61 (SR 1482)

Spouse

Rosie Cotton

Weapon

Barrow blade, also wielded Sting in Cirith Ungol

Physical description

Race

Hobbits

Gender

Male

Height

1.22m (4’0″)

Hair

Blond (movie)

Eyes

Hazel-blue (movie)

Culture

Shire-hobbits (Gamgee family)

Samwise Gamgee, also known as Sam, was a Hobbit of the Shire. He was Frodo Baggins’ gardener and best friend. Sam proved himself to be Frodo’s closest and most dependable companion, the most loyal of the Fellowship of the Ring, and also played a necessary role in protecting Frodo and destroying the One Ring.

Biography

The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t.
The Two Towers, “The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”

Quest of the Ring

As “punishment” for eavesdropping on Gandalf’s conversation with Frodo regarding the dangers of the One Ring, Gandalf chose Sam be Frodo’s companion on his journey to Rivendell. Sam saved Frodo’s life more than once during the quest to destroy the Ring, and accompanied him all the way to Mount Doom.

Samwise the Brave

Sam confronts Shelob with the Phial of Galadriel.

After Shelob attacked and seemingly killed Frodo, Sam took the Ring, intending to complete the quest on his own. Because he held the Ring for a time, he was considered one of the Ring-bearersand during the time he possessed it the Ring tempted him with visions of a great garden all for himself. Being humble, Sam never gave into the treacherous visions and temptations of the Ring, and returned it when he discovered Frodo alive in the Tower of Cirith Ungol. He and Bilbo were the only ones ever to have given up the ring willingly, and only Sam surrendered it readily.

When Orcs took Frodo’s body, Sam overheard one of them saying that Frodo was still alive, so he followed the Orcs into the Tower of Cirith Ungol, determined to rescue Frodo. Once there he found that competing bands of Uruks and Morgul Orcs had rioted and killed one another over the possession of Frodo’s Mithril coat, thus making it easier for Sam to get to Frodo and escape the tower with him.

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Sam carries Frodo to the entrance of Mount Doom

Sam and Frodo made their way to Mount Doom, disguised as Orcs along the way. The way to Mount Doom was filled with fiery rocks and pillows of ash which made it almost impossible for the hobbits to pass. When Frodo collapsed from weakness, Sam carried him up the slopes of Mount Doom, only to be stopped by Gollum. Sam delayed Gollum while Frodo walked on to the volcano. As Sam, following Frodo, reached and entered the door of the Sammath Naur he didn’t notice Gollum following behind. Sam yelled for Frodo to destroy the Ring, but Frodo was overcome by its power and claimed the Ring for himself, putting it on his finger and disappearing from Sam’s sight. Just then Gollum attacked Sam, who fell and hit his head on a rock, temporarily knocking him unconscious. When he came to he saw Gollum fighting with an unseen foe (Frodo, having put on the Ring). Then Gollum bit off Frodo’s finger, Ring and all, and was reunited with his treasure for a short time, until dancing with joy he toppled off the brink and fell into the depths, destroying the One Ring, and him dying in the process with it.

The two hobbits managed to escape the crumbling mountain, just as the volcano erupted, only to be left helpless atop the remains of giant rock,engulfed in a sea of lava . As their demise approached, Sam confessed his love for the beautiful hobbit, Rosie, a fellow resident of Hobbiton, that he dreamed of one day marrying. Sam and Frodo eventually collapsed from exhaustion, but were spotted by Gwaihir the Lord of Eagles and with his Eagle companions. Landroval and Meneldor rescued Sam and Frodo and flew them to the safety of Minas Tirith.

Bow

The citizen’s of Minas Tirith, bow to the four Hobbits.

After recovering from their strenuous and substantial injuries Frodo and Sam were greeted by the rest of The Fellowship, who praised the two Halfling’s for completing their mission. Sam and the rest of the hobbits, remained in Gondor to bear witness to Aragorn’s Coronation Ceremony. Many of Middle Earth’s esteemed leaders and famed warriors were in attendance as the new King of Gondor was crowned. Aragorn, greeted many of the brave souls who had helped the Fellowship on their journey’s, but non more so than the four brave hobbits who stood before him. Aragorn and the rest of the city, bowed to the four halfling’s, in admiration for thier brave acts that ensured the safety of all of Middle Earth

With the threat of Sauron’s return vanquished and The One Ring destroyed, the four hobbits returned to the Shire, where they settled in once again.

Sam and Rosie at their wedding

Sam and Rosie at their wedding.

After the War of the Ring

After the War of the Ring and the end of the Third Age, Sam married Rose (Rosie) Cotton. They had thirteen children: Elanor the Fair, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin, and Tolman. When Frodo Baggins announced that he was leaving to the Undying Lands, west of Middle-earth, he gave Sam the Red Book of Westmarch and the household of Bag End where he and his large personal family later called the Gardners would live for many years. After Will Whitfoot resigned his post as Mayor of Michel Delving, in SR 1427, Sam was elected Mayor of the Shire for seven consecutive 7-year terms.

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Sam with Elanor, Rosie & Frodo

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Frodo says goodbye to Sam.

Later years

After his wife died in the year 61 of the Fourth Age (SR 1482), Sam entrusted the Red Book to his daughter, Elanor and left the Shire. It is a tradition handed down from Elanor that he went to the Grey Havens, and because he was also a Ring-bearer (albeit for a short time), he was allowed to pass over the Sea to be reunited with Frodo in the Undying Lands.

The road goes on forever, but I can’t without a rest. It is high time for lunch.
Pippin

Peregrin Took, more commonly known as Pippin, was a Hobbit of the Shire, and one of Frodo Baggins’s youngest, but closest friends. He was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Titles

Thain of the Shire, Guard of the Citadel, Knight of Gondor

Birth

TA 2990 (SR 1390)

Death

FO 65 (SR 1485) (aged 95)

Spouse

Diamond of Long Cleeve

Weapon

Barrow-blade, Elven dagger (film), Troll’s bane

Physical description

Race

Hobbits

Gender

Male

Height

1.34m (4’5″)

Hair

Almost golden

Culture

Shire-hobbits (Took family)

Pippin was born to Paladin Took II and Eglantine Banks on the spring of TA 2990 (SR 1390). He was the youngest of four children and had three older sisters, Pearl, Pimpernel, and Pervinca. His father’s sister, Esmeralda Took, was the mother of Meriadoc Brandybuck, thus making Pippin and Merry first cousins.

Through his father, Pippin was the second-cousin once-removed of Frodo, and the first-cousin twice-removed of Bilbo Baggins.

Guard of the Citadel

In Orthanc, Pippin picked up the palantír, which Gríma Wormtongue threw. As he looked into the stone, Pippin had a first-hand encounter with Sauron himself, leading the Dark Lord to assume Pippin was the Ring-bearer. Gandalf and Pippin then rode on Shadowfax and went to Gondor, for the latter’s protection from Sauron’s forces.[19] Pippin met Denethor II, the Ruling Steward of Gondor and Boromir’s father. In return for Boromir’s death, Pippin pledged his allegiance to Denethor and became the Guard of the Citadel.

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Pippin wearing the Citadel Guard livery

While in Minas Tirith, Pippin befriended Beregond, a fellow Guard of the Citadel, and Faramir, Boromir’s younger brother. During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Pippin witnessed Denethor preparing a pyre for him and an unconscious Faramir. He quickly went out in search for Gandalf and saved Faramir from being burned to death. Denethor, however, was not rescued and threw himself off of Minas Tirith.

Pippin was among the Army of the West, which was led by Aragorn. They assaulted the Black Gate to divert the attention of the Eye of Sauron and give Frodo enough time to destroy the Ring. In the battle, Pippin managed to kill one of the Olog-hai, a troll-race bred by Sauron, the first hobbit ever to do so. He was knocked unconscious when the troll fell on him. Gimli later recognized the Hobbit feet under the Troll and dragged him out of the battle, saving his life. After the restoration of the monarchy, King Elessar knighted him and granted him and his fellow hobbits leave to return home, as well as leave to return to Gondor whenever they liked. Later, he, Merry, Frodo, and Sam were instrumental in overthrowing the small remainder of Saruman’s forces during the Scouring of the Shire

After the War

In the year FO 6 of the Fourth Age Pippin married Diamond of Long Cleeve, when she was 32 and he himself was 37. They had one son, Faramir Took I, who later married Samwise Gamgee’s daughter Goldilocks Gardner.

In the year FO 13, Pippin became the 32nd Thain of the Shire, a position he held for 50 years before retiring in FO 63, when he revisited Rohan and Gondor with Merry. He remained in Gondor for the rest of his life.

Pippin probably died sometime after the year FO 64 and was laid to rest with Merry in Gondor. After the great King Elessar (Aragorn) died in FO 120, Merry and Pippin were entombed next to the great king.

 

He was tall and straight; his hair was of shining gold, his face fair and young and fearless and full of joy; his eyes were bright and clean, and his voice like music; on his brow set wisdom, and in his hand was strength.
The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Many Meetings

Glorfindel was one of the mighty of the Firstborn (the Elves), and was once the Lord of the House of the Golden Flower in Gondolin. After his death, he was re-embodied by the Valar to act as an emissary.

Titles

Lord of the House of the Golden Flower

Birth

Possibly YT

Death

FA 510 (Gondolin),later re-embodied (SA 1600)

Spouse

None

Weapon

Sword, dirk[2]

Physical description

Race

Elves

Gender

Male

Height

Tall

Hair

Golden

Culture

Ñoldor (Gondolindrim), Elves of Rivendel

Glorfindel was born in Tirion sometime during the Noontide of Valinor, and was descended from a house of princes. He followed the House of Fingolfin during the Flight of the Ñoldor, but he took no part in the Kinslaying at Alqualondë.

First Age

Glorfindel’s banner

After the exile, Glorfindel followed Turgon to Gondolin. He was appointed as the Lord of the House of the Golden Flower and one of the captains of the King. He was popular and well-loved by the Gondolindrim.

When Aredhel wished to depart Gondolin in search for the Sons of Fëanor, Turgon appointed Glorfindel, Ecthelion, and Egalmoth to be her escorts. They were denied entrance to Doriath, and instead turned north where the escort lost Aredhel near Nan Dungortheb. They later returned to Gondolin without her.

Along with King Turgon, Glorfindel fought in the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, holding the King’s flanks as they retreated towards the Pass of Sirion.

Fall of Gondolin]

Jenny Dolfen - Glorfindel and Ecthelion

Glorfindel and Ecthelion, by Jenny Dolfen

In FA 510, the forces of Melkor attacked Gondolin, with the help of Maeglin’s treachery. Glorfindel and the last of his followers held the Great Market from the Orcs, in pursuance of ambushing the enemies. However, they themselves were ambushed and fought until a fire-drake arrived. Glorfindel and his people cut their way out, but were pursed by the orcs. The House of the Harp arrived to help them, after disobeying their deceitful lord, Salgant. The House of the Golden Flower regrouped at the Square of the King and was one of the last Houses to fight

Celeborn was the Lord of Lothlórien, and his wife was Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood. Celeborn was said to be one of the wisest Elves in Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age.

Titles

Lord of Lothlórien, Lord of the Galadhrim, Lord of the Golden Wood, Lord of East Lórien, formerly Prince of Doriath

Birth

YT?

Rule

Mid-Third Age – Early Fourth Age

Death

Still alive, departed over the sea in the early Fourth Age

Realms

Eregion, Lothlórien, Caras Galadhon

Spouse

Galadriel

Physical description

Race

Elves

Gender

Male

Height

Tall

Hair

Silver

Culture

Sindar (Elves of Doriath) (Galadhrim)

During the War of the Ring, Celeborn defended Lothlórien and led the assault on the Enemy castle of Dol Guldur. He remained in Middle-earth for a time at the beginning of the Fourth Age, but eventually he joined his wife in the Undying Lands.

The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earth’s history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. See Middle-earth canon for a discussion. This subject’s portrayal in earlier or alternative versions is discussed in the other versions of the legendarium section.

This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, and I am its keeper.
Galadriel to Frodo Baggins

Galadriel was the co-ruler and Lady of Lothlórien alongside her husband, Lord Celeborn – however, neither of them took royal titles, as they only saw themselves as the Guardians of The Golden Wood.

She was the only daughter and youngest child of Finarfin, prince of the Ñoldor and of Eärwen, whose cousin was Lúthien. Her elder brothers were Finrod Felagund, Angrod, and Aegnor.[2]Galadriel was a niece of Fëanor, one of the most important elves of the First Age.

She was one of the greatest of the Eldar in Middle-earth, and surpassed nearly all others in beauty, knowledge, and power. She was also the bearer of Nenya, one of the three Elven rings of power. Tolkien thought of her, along with Gil-galad the Elven-king, as one of the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves left in Middle-earth.

Galadriel was born in Valinor during the Years of the Trees, before the First Age had even begun. Much of Galadriel’s story is confusing, and there are several distinct tales told about her collected in the Unfinished Tales. According to the older account, used in the published Silmarillion, Galadriel was an eager participant and leader in the rebellion of the Ñoldor and their flight from Valinor due to her desire to one day rule over a patch of Middle-earth herself.

She was eager to see Middle-earth, having heard of it from Fëanor, and wanted to rule a realm of her own. She swore no oaths and was like minded with Fingon, son of Fingolfin

However, separated from Fëanor and his kin, she and her people did not take part in the Kinslayingat Alqualondë. They followed Fingolfin instead and crossed the Helcaraxë in the far north.

Once in Beleriand, she lived nominally with one of her brothers, most likely Finrod, but spent much time at the court of Thingol and Melian in Menegroth, where she arrived in FA 52 and was welcomed because of her family relationship to Thingol’s brother Olwë, Galadriel’s maternal grandfather. She met Celeborn, a kinsman of Thingol, in Doriath.[4] She also traveled to visit her brother, Finrod, in his realm of Nargothrond multiple times. Her three other brothers were killed during various battles in the First Age.

Galadriel became friends with Melian the Maia, who wanted to know the cause of the exile of the Ñoldor. Galadriel only briefly narrated the story to her, leaving out the death of Finwë, the Kinslaying at Alqualondë, and the burning of the ships at Losgar. She dwelt in Nargothrond with her brother Finrod, and asked him if he would take no wife. But Finrod had taken an oath only for himself, and his beloved had been left in Valinor.

She played a relatively insignificant part in the wars of the First Age, as she thought that defeating Morgoth was beyond the power of the Eldar, and when Morgoth was defeated by the coming of the Valar out of the West she, having played no part in the Kinslaying, was offered safe return to Valinor. But being prideful, she chose to remain in Middle-earth.

Once he was as great as his fame made him. His knowledge was deep, his thought was subtle, and his hands marvelously skilled; and he had a power over the minds of others. The wise he could persuade, and the smaller folk he could daunt. That power he certainly still keeps. There are not many in Middle-earth that I should say were safe, if they were left alone to talk with him, even now when he has suffered a defeat. Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel, perhaps, now that his wickedness has been laid bare, but very few others.
Aragorn, The Two Towers, “Flotsam and Jetsam”

Titles

Lord of Isengard, Head of the White Council, “The Boss” (to the ruffians in the Battle of Bywater)

Birth

Before the creation of Arda

Death

3 November, 3019(book); March 3 3019(film)

Realms

Isengard, Nan Curunír

Spouse

None

Weapon

Wizard Staff, (powers of Maiar) dagger, Dark sorcery

Physical description

Race

Maiar

Gender

Male

Hair

White

Eyes

Black

Culture

Wizards

Saruman(Quenya; IPA: [‘saruman] – “Man Of Skill”), also known as Saruman the White was an Istar (wizard), who lived in Middle-earth during the Third Age. Originally, he was the chief of the wizards and of the White Council that opposed Sauron. His extensive studies of dark magic, however, eventually led him to desire the One Ring for himself. Thinking he could ally himself with Sauron and then betray him, Saruman allied Isengard with Mordor in the War of the Ring, in which he was defeated.

He studied deeply the arts of Sauron, the better to oppose him, but he soon became enamored of Sauron’s devices, especially the One Ring. He betrayed his mission and sought the power of the Ring for himself. He initially advocated an alliance with Sauron, but he soon betrayed Sauron as well, as his ultimate goal was to supplant Sauron and rule Middle-earth. But his plans came to nought, and his power was broken in the Battle of the Hornburg and the Battle of Isengard.

Before his fall, he was the chief of both the wizards and of the White Council (a league of all those opposed to Sauron). His knowledge and skill, especially of Sauron’s devices, was said to be great. However, his deep study of the One Ring and Sauron’s other magic corrupted him, and his overweening lust for power led to his downfall. He is one of the few characters in Middle-earth who is morally “grey” – serving neither good nor evil. He betrays both sides and ultimately works for his own ends.

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Saruman as the Maia Curumo before leaving Valinor

Saruman was originally a Maia of Aulë the Smith – just as Sauron had once been – named Curumo, meaning “skillful one”, or Curunír by the elves in Sindarin. In Valinor, the land of the Valar, a council was called by Manwë, leader of the Valar, shortly after Sauron’s defeat by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Though Sauron was overthrown, it would later turn out that he had not been effectively vanquished and his shadow began to fall upon Middle-earth a second time. It was decided to send five emissaries to Middle-earth. These should be “mighty, peers of Sauron, yet forgo might, and clothe themselves in flesh,” as they were intended to help Men and Elves unite against Sauron, but the wizards were forbidden from matching the Dark Lord in power and fear.

The other four who were chosen were Olórin (Gandalf), Aiwendil (Radagast), and Alatar and Pallando (the Blue Wizards). Curumo was appointed overall leader of the group.

The Witch-king of Angmar was the leader of the Nazgûl or Ringwraiths, and Sauron’s second-in-command during the Second and Third Ages. Once a Númenórean king of men, he was corrupted by one of the nine Rings of Power that had been given to the lords of men, and became an undeadwraith in the service of Sauron.

King of Angmar, Lord of the Nazgûl, The Black Captain, Lord of Minas Morgul

Birth

Mid-Second Age ?

Rule

TA 1300

Death

March 15, 3019

Realms

Angmar, Minas Morgul, Osgiliath (briefly)

Weapon

Sword, Morgul-blade, Flail, Mace, witchcraft

Physical description

Race

Men-Wraith

Gender

Male

Height

7′ 1″ (2.13 metres)

Hair

Brown, graying, later white

Culture

Nazgûl (Servants of Sauron), formerly Black Númenóreans

After the first defeat of Sauron in the War of the Last Alliance, the Witch-king fled to Angmar, a kingdom he ruled for over thousands of years until he returned to Mordor to lead Sauron’s armies in the War of the Ring. He stabbed Frodo Baggins on Weathertop during the first months of Frodo’s venture out of the Shire to Rivendell.

He was killed in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields by Meriadoc Brandybuck and Éowyn, niece of King Théoden, at the end of the War.

Powers and Abilities

As a Nazgûl, the Witch-king had a wide arsenal of powers. He was surrounded by an aura of fear, enough to make trained soldiers run in terror. Besides the common Black Breath, any weapon that struck the Witch-king would be destroyed (a fate shared by Meriadoc Brandybuck’s and Éowyn’s swords), and its bearer would be poisoned. This was so severe that it was worse than a blow from his mace.

The Witch-king was also a feared sorcerer, having powers over the physical world, breaking Frodo’s sword with just a move of his hand, or weakening the Gates of Minas Tirith allowing the Grond to break them. The spell he used to weaken it also caused it to explode in a flash of lightening. He could also light objects on fire. He was stronger at night time. His power fluctuated greatly over his existence, as his powers were bound up with Sauron’s own; the more powerful Sauron became, the more powerful the Nazgûl beca

Éomer was a Man of Rohan and the eventual eighteenth King of Rohan, and first of the Third Line of their kings.

Titles

Third Marshal of the Riddermark, Lord of the Mark, King of Rohan

Birth

TA 2990

Rule

TA 3019

Death

FO 63

Realms

Rohan

Spouse

Lothíriel, after the War of the Ring

Weapon

Guthwine, spear,Bow and arrows

Physical description

Race

Men

Gender

Male

Height

Tall-6’6

Hair

Dirty blonde

Culture

Rohirrim

Éomer, born in TA 2991, of the House of Eorl, was the son of Éomund, a descendant of Éofor, and of Theodwyn, sister of Theoden King. In TA 3002, when Éomer was eleven, Éomund was slain in battle with Orcs. Theodwyn died of grief shortly afterward. Éomund also had a daughter named Éowyn, Éomer’s sister. After they were orphaned Théoden adopted them as his own children.

Éomer was third Marshal of the Mark, and was a strong leader of Men. Éomer was faithful to his country, and people. He was honored highly, and prized extensively by the king and was good friends with Théodred, son of Théoden who loved him like a brother.

His éored hunted down the Uruk-hai that had taken Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took as they camped near Fangorn forest, slaying them all. He never saw the Hobbits, as they fled during the battle. Afterwards he met Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas in the plains of Rohan, and he lent them two horses, Arod and Hasufel.

Éomer returned to Edoras and reported on meeting the Ranger and friends and allowing them to go free, a violation of the king’s law. Under the poisonous advice of Gríma Wormtongue, he was imprisoned by Théoden, who had grown weak, aged, and suspicious under Saruman the White’s influence.

After Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas reunited with Gandalf, the four hastened to Edoras, where Gandalf broke Saruman’s influence over Théoden and restored him to health and vitality. Théoden freed Éomer, who offered his sword to Théoden in token of his loyalty. Théoden named Éomer his heir prior to riding away from Edoras to the defense of the Hornburg.

Eomer

At the Battle of the Hornburg, he and his éored drove the orcs and Dunlendings of Saruman into the walls of the Glittering Caves and in the Huorn forest, where they were killed. One of the main defences that Éomer was involved in was the defence of the gate where he, Aragorn, and a small band of men left through a small door at the side of the Hornburg and led an assault on the forces attempting to break the gates of the Hornburg. After this attack Éomer and Aragorn attempted to return through the door when Éomer was jumped upon by several orcs who had laid low during the assault though Éomer was saved by Gimli who had secretly followed him out to the gate.

Afterwards he rode with Théoden, Aragorn, and Gandalf to Isengard, where they were greeted by Merry and Pippin, who were celebrating their recent victory. Treebeard and his felllow Ents, remained as well in order to guard the now imprisoned Saruman and Wormtongue.

After the “Warning Beacons of Gondor ” were lit, Theoden agreed to gather what forces he had to help defend the city of Minas Tirith against the impending battle with the forces of Mordor. Theoden and Eomer manged to rally six thousand soldiers, before travelling to “The White City”. The armies of Rohan, manged to arrive at Pellenor, just before the City Gates could be breached. Eomer fought gallantly, slaying many foes. But Théoden was fatally crushed by his horse, Snowmane, after being thrown by the Witch King’s Fell Beast. Coming upon their corpses, Eomer was driven to temporary madness at seeing Eowyn, his sister, among the King’s retinue, apparently dead, and charged in renewed fury at the forces of Mordor. He and Aragorn met on the battlefield and reaffirmed their loyalty to each other, before returning to the long, grim work of winning the battle.

In the battle’s aftermath, Eomer attended his sister in the Houses of Healing, and, with Aragorn and Meriadoc Brandybuck, helped call his sister back to consciousness. Aragorn said that, as broken as Eowyn’s heart had been over her unrequited love for Aragorn, her love for her brother was much more real to her, and a much more potent reason for her to live.

Éomer became King of the Mark upon Théoden’s death. Following the battle, Éomer and his men went back to Edoras to attend to affairs of the kingdom, returning later to bear the body of Théoden back to his home for burial.

Eomer at the coronation

Éomer King at Aragorn’s coronation

Éomer renewed the Oath of Eorl with Aragorn after Aragorn had been crowned King Elessar of the Reunited Kingdom, and Éomer had been crowned King of Rohan, swearing everlasting friendship between Rohan and Gondor (and legalizing Cirion’s grant of Calenardhon to the Éothéod.)

He became known as Éomer Éadig, or “the Blessed”, because during his reign Rohan recovered from the hurts of the War and became a rich and fruitful land again.

Éomer had met Lothíriel, daughter of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth during his stay in Gondor, and they were wed. She bore him a son Elfwine, who succeeded his father, after Éomer’s death in the year FO 63.

Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter!
spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,
a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!
The Return of the King, Chapter 5: “The Ride of the Rohirrim”

Théoden was the seventeenth King of Rohan, and last of the Second Line of the royal house of House of Eorl.

Earlier Years

Théoden was the only son of Thengel, and became king after the death of his father in TA 2980. Théoden spoke Sindarin and Westron more often than Rohirric, due to the influence of his father, and spent a part of his youth growing up in the mountain vales of Gondor, his mother’s homeland.

His sister Théodwyn lived with him in Edoras, and after she and her husband both died he adopted her children Éomer and Éowyn as his own. He had a son Théodred, whose mother Elfhild died in childbirth.

Fey he seemed, or the battle-fury of his fathers ran like new fire in his veins, and he was borne up on Snowmane like a king of old
Tolkien’s description of Théoden charging the orcs
Theoden's death

King Théoden dies

He challenged the Witch-king of the Nine Ringwraiths, and was unconscious when his horse Snowmane fell upon him after being spooked by the Ringwraith’s fell beast. He was quickly protected by his niece Éowyn and the Hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck both of whom had ridden to war in secret.

Theoden’s wounds were mortal and he perished on the plains of Pelennor. His body was preserved in the Hallows of Minas Tirith until Eomer returned to Rohan, and Theoden was buried in Edoras.

After his death, a Rohirrim minstrel Gléowine composed a song for him and the other Kings of Rohan.

Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day’s rising
he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
Hope he rekindled, and in hope he ended;
over death, over dread, over doom lifted
out of loss, out of life, unto long glory.

 

 

But, but, lord, I offered you my sword. I do not want to be parted from you like this, Théoden King. And as all my friends have gone to the battle, I should be ashamed to stay behind.“—Merry addressing King ThéodenMeriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck was a Hobbit and one of Frodo’s cousins and closest friends. He loved boats and ponies and had a great interest in the maps of Middle-earth. He was also one of the nine companions in The Fellowship of the Ring.

 

Titles

Master of Buckland, Esquire of Rohan

Birth

TA 2982 (SR 1382)

Death

FO 65 (SR 1485) (age=103)

Spouse

Estella (Bolger) Brandybuck

Weapon

Barrow-blade, Noldorin dagger

Physical description

Race

Hobbit

Gender

Male

Height

1.38m (4’6″)

Hair

Golden yellow

Eyes

Blue

Culture

Shire-hobbits, Bucklanders

Merry was born in TA 2982. He was the only child of Saradoc Brandybuck (TA 2940 – FO 11), Master of Buckland, and Esmeralda Took (TA 2936 – ?), the younger sister of Paladin Took II , making him first cousin to Paladin’s son Pippin, who was clearly his closest friend.

Separated from Pippin when Gandalf took the latter to Gondor, Merry swore fealty to Théoden and became his squire. Without permission from his liege, he rode to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in the care of young Dernhelm(who was actually Éowyn, though Merry didn’t know it). When Nazgûl attacked the Riders of Rohan and Théoden was injured, Merry and Éowyn faced the Witch King of Angmaralone. Here, Merry’s companion revealed herself to be Éowyn. Battling both fell beast and the Nazgûl alone, Éowyn was well assisted by Merry’s crucial move: his sword, built for this very purpose, was one of the few weapons able to pierce the Ringwraith’s form, but at a great expense to himself. He cut the Witch King behind the knee as he was about to kill Eowyn. This was enough to allow Éowyn to finish off the Witch-king. Merry heard Théoden’s last words, but went unnoticed by the honour escort of Riders and was found wandering the city by Pippin. He was saved by the healing of Aragorn and recovered fully.

For his bravery in battle, King Éomer, as the new King of Rohan, knighted him and gave him the name of “Holdwine”. During the Scouring of the Shire, he was in the forefront of the Battle of Bywater, using the Horn of Rohan presented to him by Éowyn.[1]

Legacy

Upon their return he and Pippin both got married to beautiful hobbit women. They were also the tallest of hobbits, taller even than the legendary Bandobras “Bullroarer” Took, due to their having drunk large amounts of Entwater. Merry married Estella Bolger some time after the end of the Third Age. He became the Master of Buckland in SR 1432 (FA 11). He wrote Old Words and Names in the Shire. Although he was not recorded as having any children within the family trees, he clearly had at least one son. At the age of 102, he returned to Rohan and Gondor with Pippin, dying there around the year FO 64. He was laid to rest in Gondor, and when Elessar died in the Fourth Age 120, he and Pippin were entombed beside the great king.

Sauron (or Þauron (Thauron); Quenya; IPA: [ˈsaʊron] or Vanyarin; IPA: [ˈθaʊron] – “The Abhorred”), the eponymous Lord of the Rings, was a fallen Maia, the creator of the One Ring, and the most trusted lieutenant of his master Melkor (Morgoth, the first Dark Lord). After Melkor’s defeat in the First Age, Sauron became the second Dark Lord and strove to conquer Arda by creating the Rings of Power. In the Second Age, he was defeated in the War of the Last Alliance by the last line of defense: Elves and Men under kings Gil-galad and Elendil.

Abhorred, Sauron the Great, Necromancer, Dark Lord, Lord of Mordor, Lord of Gifts, Lord of Barad-dûr, Lord of the Earth, Lord of the Rings, Lord of Wolves

Birth

Before the creation of Arda

Death

March 25, 3019(physical death only- immortal)

Spouse

None

Weapon

One Ring, Mace, Sword, Sorcery, Powers of the Maia

 

During that battle, Isildur managed to cut off Sauron’s finger with the Ring on it, causing the destruction of his corporeal form and scattering his armies. After spending hundreds of years lying dormant and slowly regaining his strength, Sauron returned to power in the Third Age, but was finally defeated in the War of the Ring through the destruction of the One Ring by Frodo Baggins.

He was called Gorthaur the Cruel by the other Maiar.

Also known as Thû the Necromancer, Lord of Wolves, greatest of the servants of Morgoth, dwelling in the Elvish watchtower on Tol Sirion; later name Sauron.

Origin

Eric Faure-Brac - Morgoth and Sauron

Morgoth and Sauron,

Sauron was originally a Maia of Aulë the Smith, named Mairon, meaning “the admirable”, and learned much from him in the ways of forging and crafting, becoming a great craftsman, and mighty in the lore of Aulë’s people. Although he was a Maia spirit, and not as mighty as the Valar, Mairon was one of the most powerful Maiar, being far stronger than others such as Olorin and Curumo(who was also a servant of Aulë).[citation needed]

During this time, Mairon was as Eru had created him: good and uncorrupt. His greatest virtue was his love of order and perfection, disliking anything wasteful. However, this would also prove to be the source of his fall, for in the Dark Lord Morgoth Mairon saw the will and power that would help him achieve his own goals and desires faster than if he had pursed them on his own. So great was his allegiance that even in later days, after Morgoth was defeated and locked outside the confines of the world, Sauron encouraged and coerced some Men to worship Morgoth as the one and true god. However, while Morgoth wanted to either control or destroy the very matter of Arda itself, Mairon’s desire was to dominate the minds and wills of its creatures.

After allying himself with Morgoth, Mairon maintained his appearance of being faithful to the Valar, but secretly fed Morgoth information about their dealings. It was only when Morgoth established his strongholds in Middle-earth that Sauron left the Blessed Realms and openly declared his allegiance, and ever after remained a foe of the Valar and the Free Peoples of Middle-earthThe Sindar in Beleriand called him Gorthaur, meaning “dread abomination”, and to the Ñoldor, he was named Sauron, meaning “the abhorred” or “the abominable” (a mockery of his original name)

Sauron in DOS

Sauron reveals himself to Gandalf at Dol Guldur

Weapons and powers

Sauron was among the mightiest of the Maiar. Originally of Aulë’s people, he acquired great “scientific” knowledge of the world’s substances and how to use them. He would retain this knowledge throughout his tenure as the Dark Lord in Middle-earth, using it to forge the One Ring and construct his fortress of Barad-dûr. Sauron also seemed primarily linked to the use of fire, and as Morgoth’s chief lieutenant, his ability to tap into the fires in the earth was of great value.

Annatar sauron

Sauron’s fair disguise

Among Sauron’s chief powers were deception and disguise: In the First Age Sauron took on many forms. His battle against Luthien and Huan in The Silmarillion has him taking on no less than four separate shapes: his “normal” shape, presumed to be that of some kind of terrible dark sorcerer, a great wolf, a serpent, and finally a vampire “dripping blood from his throat upon the trees” (“Of Beren and Lúthien,” The Silmarillion). At the end of the First Age, Sauron took on a fair form to appeal to the Captain of the Hosts of the Valar and ask for pardon. In the Second Age, Sauron took up that fair form again and used it under the alias “Annatar” to deceive the Elves into creating the Rings of Power. The level of deception required to fool the Elves of Eregion must have gone beyond simply taking on a fair form. Sauron was literally instructing the Elves to make artifacts that while capable of great good, were ultimately purposed for his own domination and were imbued with power to arrest the natural order of the world. The Elves were unaware of who they were dealing with until the eleventh hour, and only narrowly escaped his trap. Centuries later, Sauron was able to deceive the Númenóreans and steer them directly to their own destruction under promises of eternal life. Such destruction is a testament to Sauron’s manipulative nature and ability to twist the perceptions of his enemies.

Haldir was an Elf of Lothlórien, probably a Silvan Elf, and a marchwarden who guarded the forest’s northern borders. When the Fellowship of the Ring arrived in Lórien, he became their guide to Caras Galadhon. He and his companions are described as wearing grey hooded cloaks and residing on platforms or flets.

Haldir was accompanied by his brothers, Rúmil and Orophin, who interacted little with the Fellowship because they, unlike Haldir, spoke little of the Common Tongue. He could speak it fluently, as he often travelled outside of Lothlórien. Little is known about his brother.

Titles

Marchwarden of Lórien

Birth

Unknown

Death

TA 3019

Spouse

Unknown

Weapon

Bow, sword

Physical description

Race

Elves

Gender

Male

Hair

Golden

Eyes

Blue

Culture

Nandor (Silvan Elves), Galadhrim

On January 15, 3019, the brothers encountered the Fellowship near the Nimrodel in the eaves of the forest. Haldir was able to speak to the Fellowship, for he knew the Common Tongue. Haldir welcomed Legolas as one of his kindred from the north and recognized Aragorn as a friend to Galadriel. He was prepared to lead the Fellowship into Lórien, but he hesitated upon learning that one of the party was a Dwarf. After consulting with his brothers, Haldir agreed that Gimli could enter if he went blindfolded. The fellowship then insisted that if one of them had to go blindfolded, they all would. The brothers reluctantly agreed, and then led them into the forest.

They spent the night on a flet, or a platform in the trees. During the night, Haldir and his brothers heard orcs passing and lured them away from the Fellowship. When he returned to the flet, Haldir saw a strange creature at the base of the tree, which Frodo guessed to be Gollum.

In the morning, Haldir fashioned a rope bridge for the Fellowship to use to cross the Silverlode. Haldir learned from Merry Brandybuck that the Grey Havens lay west of the Shire, and he spoke longingly of the sea, but sadly of the time when he and his kin would have to leave Lorien. When news came that the Fellowship’s blindfolds could be removed, Haldir apologized to Gimli and welcomed him as the first Dwarf to enter Lórien since the time of Durin.

After guiding the Fellowship to Caras Galadhon, Haldir returned to his duties guarding the northern borders, but he returned when the Fellowship was about to depart to guide them to the banks of the Silverlode, where boats awaited them.

Nothing further is known of Haldir’s activities. It is likely that he participated in the defense of Lothlórien when the forces of Dol Guldur attacked it in March of 3019.

Haldir was one of the few Elves of Lórien who could speak Westron. He had clearly heard of Aragorn, but there is no indication that they had met previously.

 

The Hobbit Characters

Balin was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin, and elder brother of Dwalin. He was one of the thirteen Dwarves who accompanied Thorin II Oakenshield on the quest to regain the Lonely Mountain.

A Dwarf Lord, Balin was old and wise, he was one of Thorin’s closest friends and advisors, and was always willing to listen and offer wise counsel. Balin is distantly related to Thorin, and is a descendant of the noble house of Durin.

He later went to reestablish the kingdom of dwarves, Erebor, where he was later killed by Orcs

Balin

Biographical information

Birth

TA 2763 (in book), TA 2725 (in films)

Rule

TA 2989

Death

TA 2994

Spouse

Unknown

Weapon

Sword

Other names

Elvenking

Titles

King of the Woodland Realm, King of the Elves of the Wood

Birth

First Age

Rule

Second Age

Death

Presumably departed to Aman

Realms

Woodland Realm, most of Northern Mirkwood

Spouse

Unnamed wife

Weapon

Sword
Thranduil, son of Oropher, was an Elven king who ruled over the Woodland Realm in the Secondand Third Ages. Though inherently cautious, he eventually committed his kingdom to fighting against Sauron in the War of the Ring. He was the father of the Elven prince of Mirkwood, Legolas, who was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

 

Thranduil was the only son of Oropher, the King of the Woodland Realm. He was born sometime during the late First Age in Doriath before its fall. At the beginning of the Second Age, the Sindar travelled east and Oropher eventually founded Greenwood the Great.

In SA 3434, Thranduil and his father fought in the Battle of Dagorlad. Oropher was slain and Thranduil returned to Greenwood with roughly a third of the army that had marched to war.He claimed his inheritance and some time before TA 1000 inherited Oropher’s title of King of the Woodland Realm, reigning over the south of Greenwood the Great

My precious!
Gollum referring to the Ring

Gollum, originally known as Sméagol (or Trahald), was at first a Stoor, one of the three early Hobbit-types. The name Gollum was derived from the sound of his disgusting gurgling, choking cough. His birth can be estimated to have happened in the year TA 2430. His death date is given as March 25, 3019. His life was extended far beyond its natural limits by the effects of possessing the One Ring. At the time of his death, Sméagol was about 589 years old, a remarkable age for a creature that was once a Hobbit, but he had been deformed and twisted in both body and mind by the corruption of the Ring. His chief desire was to possess the Ring that had enslaved him, and he pursued it for many years after Bilbo Baggins found it while walking in the Misty Mountains in the book The Hobbit. In the movies, he was a deuteragonist-turned-secondary antagonist.

SmeagolAB

Once a predecessor of the Stoorish Hobbits, Sméagol spent the early years of his life living with his extended family under a Matriarch, his grandmother. Around the year TA 2463, Sméagol became the fourth Bearer of the One Ring, after Sauron, Isildur, and Déagol. Déagol was his cousin, and on Sméagol’s birthday, they went fishing in the Gladden Fields north of the mountains. It was there that Déagol found a gold ring, after being pulled into the water by a large fish. Almost immediately, Sméagol fell to the power of the ring and demanded it as a birthday present. When Deágol refused, Sméagol promptly flew into a barbaric rage and fought with Deagol over the ring, choking him to death and taking the ring as his own. Sméagol was quickly corrupted further by the ring and banished by his people; turned by his grandmother out of her hole, he was forced to find a home in a cave in the Misty Mountains in around TA 2470. The Ring’s malignant influence twisted his Hobbit body, as well as his mind, and prolonged his life far beyond its natural limits. He called it his “Precious” or his “Birthday Present,” the latter as a justification for killing Déagol.
The Ring! What shall we do with the Ring, the least of rings, the trifle that Sauron fancies? That is the doom that we must deem. That is the purpose for which you are called hither.
The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Council of Elrond”

Elrond (Sindarin; IPA: “Star-Dome”) Half-elven, Lord of Rivendell, was one of the mighty Elf-rulers of old who lived in Middle-earth from the First Age to the beginning of the Fourth Age. He was the father of Arwen Undomiel, lover of Aragorn II Elessar.

Titles

Lord of Rivendell

Birth

FA 532

Death

Still alive; departed to Aman on September 29, 3021

Realms

Rivendell

Spouse

Celebrían

Weapon

Sword, Bow, Vilya, Hadhafang (films)

Elrond Half-elven is the son of Eärendil and Elwing, and a great-grandson of Lúthien. He was born in the refuge of the Havens of Sirion in Beleriand late in the First Age, soon before its sack by the Sons of Fëanor. Elrond and his twin brother Elros were captured and raised by Maedhros and Maglor, the Sons of Fëanor. Though at first there was no great love between them, eventually Maglor took pity on them and cherished them, and eventually grew to love them. By the end of the First Age and the War of Wrath, the Sons of Fëanor were again working alone, suggesting that by this time Elrond and Elros had left their nominal captivity and traveled to Lindon.

 

Jenny Dolfen - As little might be thoughtlrond Half-elven is the son of Eärendil and Elwing, and a great-grandson of Lúthien. He was born in the refuge of the Havens of Sirion in Beleriand late in the First Age, soon before its sack by the Sons of Fëanor. Elrond and his twin brother Elros were captured and raised by Maedhros and Maglor, the Sons of Fëanor. Though at first there was no great love between them, eventually Maglor took pity on them and cherished them, and eventually grew to love them.[4] By the end of the First Age and the War of Wrath, the Sons of Fëanor were again working alone, suggesting that by this time Elrond and Elros had left their nominal captivity and traveled to Lindon.

Elrond and Elros were given the choice at the end of the First Age to be counted among Men or Elves. Elros chose the Fate of Men and became Elros Tar-Minyatur, the first King of Númenor. Elrond chose to be counted among the Elves,and remained in Lindon as captain and herald of Gil-Galad, the High King of the Ñoldor.

In SA 1695, Elrond was sent to Eregion by Gil-galad in an attempt to protect the city from the invading forces of Sauron. Unfortunately, Elrond’s host was too weak and was unable to hold off Sauron’s army. He retreated north with a host of elves out of Eregion including Celeborn and remained ever watchful of Sauron from there. It was during the following two years (SA 1697) that Elrond founded Rivendell at the feet of the Misty Mountains, which survived as one of the last remaining strongholds against Sauron at the end of the Third Age.

After the combined forces of the elves under Gil-Galad, Cirdan, Elrond and the Men of Númenordefeated Sauron in SA 1701 Elrond remained in Rivendell and hosted the first White Council, attended by Galadriel, at which it was decided that Elrond’s home, the Last Homely House, would remain the last stronghold west of the Misty Mountains, and that the Three Rings then held by Gil-Galad and Galadriel would remain hidden. According to one account Gil-Galad at this time gave Elrond Vilya the Blue Ring, though in other accounts Gil-Galad kept both Narya and Vilya until the end of the Second Age. It was also here that Elrond first met Celebrían, the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel.

Elrond's armor - halfbody

Elrond in battle during the War of the Last Alliance in the Second Age.

Near the end of the Second Age, Elrond rode beside Gil-Galad in the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, which set out from Rivendell to Mordor in SA 3431. Elrond was Gil-galad’s herald during the war against Sauron. The Alliance, which also included elves from Lorien, men from Arnor and Gondor, and Dwarves led by Durin lV, eventually defeated Sauron’s army and laid siege to Barad-dûr for seven years. Eventually, Sauron himself was defeated by Elendil and Gil-galad, allowing Isildur to cut the One Ring from Sauron’s finger and claim the Ring for himself.

The Last Alliance of Elves and Men took a toll on the forces of both Elves and Men. Gil-Galad, Elendil, and his younger son Anarion were killed in the siege. Elrond and Cirdan only remained as the commanders of the elves, and Isildur as lord of men. Upon discovering that Isildur had claimed the One Ring for himself Elrond urged Isildur to throw the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom, but the seduction of the ring made Isildur refuse. Isildur claimed the Ring as a Weregild for his father and brother, and Elrond (perhaps not fully understanding the nature of the One Ring) acknowledged his claim. Isildur was then named High King of Gondor and Arnor and took his father’s throne, while Elrond returned to Rivendell at the end of the war


My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail is a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!
The Hobbit, Inside Information

Smaug was a fire drake of the Third Age, considered to be the last “great” dragon to exist in Middle-earth. Smaug was drawn towards the enormous wealth amassed by the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain during the reign of King Thror, and laid waste to the neighboring city of Dale and captured the Lonely Mountain, driving the surviving Dwarves into exile.

For almost two hundred years, Smaug hoarded the Lonely Mountain’s treasures to himself, staying within the mountain, until a company of Dwarves managed to enter the Lonely Mountain and awaken him from hibernation. Correctly believing that the dwarves had received assistance from the men of Lake-town in entering the Lonely Mountain, Smaug left the mountain to wreak destruction upon Lake-town, nearly decimating it before being slain by Bard the Bowman.

Radagast  “Tender Of Beasts”) the Brown, also called Aiwendil (Quenya; IPA: [ai’wendil] – “Bird-Friend”) was one of the five Wizards, or Istari. He was a good friend of Gandalf the Grey, whom he aided occasionally. Radagast was mainly concerned with the well-being of the plant and animal worlds, and thus did not participate heavily in the War of the Ring. 

Titles

The Brown Wizard

Birth

Before the creation of Arda

Death

None

Spouse

None

Weapon

Wizard Staff, Powers of the Maiar

Radagast was originally a Maia of Yavanna the Fruit-Giver named Aiwendil, meaning “bird-friend”. In Valinor, the land of the Valar, a council was called by Manwë, leader of the Valar, shortly after Sauron’s defeat by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Though Sauron was overthrown, it would later turn out that he had not been effectively vanquished and his shadow began to fall upon Middle-earth a second time. It was decided to send five emissaries to Middle-earth. These should be “mighty, peers of Sauron, yet forgo might, and clothe themselves in flesh,” as they were intended to help Men and Elves unite against Sauron, but the wizards were forbidden from matching the Dark Lord in power and fear.

The other four who were chosen were Olórin (Gandalf), Curumo (Saruman), and Alatar and Pallando (the Blue Wizards). Yavanna subsequently begged Curumo to take Aiwendil with him.

If more of us cared about food and home above gold, this world would be a merrier place.
Thorin, to (and about) Bilbo

Bilbo Baggins was a Hobbit of the Shire, the main protagonist of The Hobbit and a secondary character in The Lord of the Rings.

Gandalf suggested Bilbo Baggins to be hired by Thorin and Company to be their burglar in the Quest of Erebor, and later fought in the Battle of the Five Armies. Bilbo was also one of the bearersof the One Ring, and the first to voluntarily give it up, although with some difficulty. He wrote many of his adventures in a book he called There and Back Again. Bilbo adopted Frodo Baggins as his nephew after his parents, Drogo Baggins and Primula Brandybuck, drowned in the Brandywine River.

Bilbo was the first Hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and was one of the few to visit the The Undying Lands across the ocean.

Early life

Bilbo Baggins was born on September 22 by Shire Reckoning (around September 12-14 of our calendar), in the year 2890 of the Third Age. He was the only son of Bungo Baggins and Belladonna Took.

Bilbo

Young Bilbo smoking

In Hobbiton, Bungo Baggins constructed a spacious and luxurious Hobbit-hole for Belladonna, which they named Bag End. The family moved to their new home, where Bilbo would spend much of his life.

As a young Hobbit, Bilbo was curious and eager for news of the outside world. The Istar wizard, Gandalf, took interest in this unusual quality in Bilbo during his visits to the Shire. Bilbo would later remember Gandalf’s Fireworks displays in the dwelling of his mother’s family at Great Smials. Bilbo apparently practiced his rock-throwing skills in his youth so much, that birds and squirrels fled the area whenever he bent down to pick up a rock.

When Bilbo’s father and mother died in TA 2926 and TA 2934 respectively, Bilbo became his own master and spent the next seven years living alone in Bag End. During this time, Bilbo grew fond of his life as a wealthy bachelor and acquired a reputation for respectability that the neighbors admired.

He wore a tall pointed grey hat, a long grey cloak, and a silver scarf. He had a long white beard and bushy eyebrows that stuck out beyond the brim of his hat.
The Fellowship of the Ring, “A Long-expected Party”

Titles

Istar (Wizard), Servant of the Secret Fire, Wielder of the Flame of Anor, Ring-bearer, Elf-friend

Birth

Before the the Shaping of Arda

Death

January 25, 3019, Battle of the Peak(physical death only, resurrected as Gandalf the White) immortal

Weapon

Glamdring, Narya, Wizard Staff

Gandalf (Norse; IPA: [gand:alf] – “Elf of the Wand” or “Wand-elf”) the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, and originally named Olórin (Quenya; IPA: [oˈloːrin] – “Dreamer” or “Of Dreams”), was an Istar (wizard), sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron. He joined Thorin and his company to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, convoked the Fellowship of the Ring to destroy the One Ring, and led the Free Peoples in the final campaign of the War of the Ring.

Olorin or gandalf maia by annie claudineGandalf as a Maia (named Olórin) before leaving the Undying Lands

Originally called Olórin, he was accounted as the wisest of the Maiar. He was a Maia of Manwë and Varda. He also served under two other Valar, such as Irmo and Nienna. When the Valardecided to send the order of the Istari (also known as Wizards) to Middle-earth, to counsel and assist all those in Middle-earth who opposed the Dark Lord Sauron, Manwë and Varda decided to include Olórin among the five who were sent.

At first, Olórin was nervous and described himself as too weak and too afraid of Sauron. Manwë understood, and told him that that was one main reason why he should go, to overcome that fear. Thus, he insisted that Olórin should go as the third, but Varda convinced him not to include Olórin as the third, but as the second.Olórin agreed, and prepared for his departure from the Undying Lands with the other four wizard

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But, sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell.
The Hobbit, The Return Journey

Titles

King of Durin’s FolkKing under the Mountain (briefly)

Birth

TA 2746

Rule

Durin’s Folk (TA 2850 – TA 2941), Lonely Mountain (TA 2941)

Death

November 23, TA 2941

Realms

Dwarven Halls of Ered Luin (Third Age), and Lonely Mountain (briefly)

Weapon

Orcrist, Axe, Dwarven Sword, Lake-town Sword, Dwarven Regal Sword, Dwarven Shield, Oaken branch

Thorin II, also called the OakenshieldKing under the Mountain or the Mountain King,was the son of Thráin II, the older brother of Frerin and Dís, the grandson of King Thrór and the uncle of Fíli and Kíli. Thorin was best known for his deeds as leader of a company that infiltrated the lost Kingdom under the Mountain to take it back from Smaug and for leading an alliance of Men, Dwarves, and Elves in the Battle of the Five Armies.Young Thorin

In the year TA 2746, Thorin II was born to Dwarven prince Thráin II in the mountain city of The Lonely Mountain. Early in his youth, he and the other Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain were forced to flee by the dragonSmaug in TA 2770. While in exile, he quickly grew to become a capable warrior. This was demonstrated when he participated in the Battle of Azanulbizar in TA 2799. He marched with one of the Dwarven armies beneath the East-gate of Moria. At some point in the fighting, his shield broke, and using an oaken tree branch found on the floor as a shield, he gained the epithet “Oakenshield,” which would remain with him even in death.

Thorin eventually became King-in-Exile of Durin’s Folk after his father went missing, and presumably died in the dungeons of Dol Guldur.

Bifur was a D

warf of the late-Third Age. He is best known for being a companion to Bilbo Bagginsand Thorin Oakenshield on the quest to regain the Lonely Mountain, along with his cousins Bofurand Bombur.

Birth

TA 2814

Death

Unknown, Fourth Age

Weapon

Boar Spear, Knife, Goblin Sword, Dwarven Axe, Forehead Axe

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Height

4’5″ (film)

Hair

Black/ Grey (film)

Eyes

Brown (film)

Culture

Dwarves of Khazad-dûm

 

Bifur, a descendant of the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but was not of Durin’s Folk. His parents are unknown, and most of his familial relations are unclear but he and his family were driven out of their home in the Lonely Mountain by the DragonSmaug. Forced to live in exile, the Dwarf warrior worked as a toy maker. Following Thorin II Oakenshield to a new life in the Blue Mountains, he continued his life as a toy maker.

 

Birth

TA 2843

Weapon

Mattock, Axe, Dagger, Regal War Hammer

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Hair

Dark Brown

Eyes

Green-Brown

Culture

Descendant of the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm

 

Bofur was a Dwarf of the late-Third Age. He is best known for being companions to Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and Gandalf on the quest to reclaim Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug, along with his brother Bombur and cousin Bifur.

Bofur was a descendant(related) of the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but was not of Durin’s Folk. He and his family hailed from the Blue Mountains. As such, they felt less strongly about the quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug, more interested in the adventure than a home they’d never seen.

Bofur’s family were miners, and he and his cousin Bifur also dabbled in toy-making, crafting the wonderful mechanical toys that were so famous in Dale. Life in the Blue Mountains was difficult, but Bofur remained cheerfully optimistic, with a love of mince pies, cheese, and music – he played the clarinet. Bofur maintained a close but feisty relationship with his brother Bombur whom he often teased but always looked after.

It was a dwarf with a blue beard tucked into a golden belt, very bright eyes under his dark-green hood.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party

Dwalin was one of the Dwarves who travelled with Bilbo and Gandalf on the quest to regain the Lonely Mountain from Smaug. He is the brother of Balin and the youngest son of Fundin.

Birth

TA 2772

Death

FO 91

Weapon

War Hammer, Dual Axes (Grasper and Keeper), Dagger, Knuckle Dusters, Lake-Town Four Sided Axe, Regal Pounamu Battle Axe

 

Tall, moody, strong and very brave, Dwalin is a Dwarf through and through. A famous warrior, powerful ally and muscular, Dwalin would like nothing more than to see the return of the Dwarven King under the Mountain.

Born in TA 2772, two years after the dragon Smaug had come to Erebor and took over the Kingdom, Dwalin was the son of Fundin and younger brother of Balin (though he is taller). After fighting in the Battle of Azanulbizar at the age of 27, Dwalin accompanied Thrain the Second and Thorin Oakenshield to settle peacefully in the northern Ered Luin

Later in TA 2841, Dwalin, along with his brother Balin, and a few others accompanied Thráin when he left the Ered Luin to visit Erebor. The small party was dogged by the emissaries of Sauron. In TA 2845, Thráin was captured one night when he and his companions sheltered under the eaves of Mirkwood from a black rain. After a fruitless search for their leader, the Dwarves gave up and returned to Thorin to inform him the news.

Glóin son of Gróin was one of the Dwarves of Thorin II Oakenshield’s company who set out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit, and was the father of Gimli, a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Birth

TA 2783

Death

FO 15

Spouse

Unnamed wife

Weapon

Walking Axe, Throwing Axe, Hunting Knives, Lake-Town Sword & Axe

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Hair

Red, later White

Culture

Durin’s Folk, Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain
In TA 2799, Glóin was known to have fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the last battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. In TA 2941, Glóin and his brother Óin, along with his cousins Dwalin and Balin, were among the Dwarves accompanying Thorin and Company during their quest to the Lonely Mountain to recapture it from the Dragon Smaug. He was noted for his skills with a tinderbox, and, along with his brother Óin, was usually the one told to get a fire started whenever the Dwarves made camp. Gloin also fought in the Battle of the Five Armies.After the battle, he settled in the Lonely Mountain.

Birth

TA 2837

Death

Unknown

Spouse

Unknown

Weapon

Sword (book) Staff, Fleshing Knives, Punch Dagger, Goblin Cutlass, Regal Mace and Shield (films)

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Culture

Durin’s Folk
Nori was a Dwarf of Durin’s folk who lived in the northern Blue Mountains in Thorin’s Halls and later the restored Lonely Mountain. He had two brothers named Dori and Ori, and was a remote kinsman of Thorin Oakenshield. His hood was purple, he played the flute, and he was very fond of regular and plentiful meals like his hobbit friend, Bilbo Baggins.
Nori was the brother of Dori and Ori. Both Nori and Dori were capable flutists, and seem to have carried their flutes with them.  Both these apparent brothers also shared Bilbo’s liking for regular meals. Before the Quest for the Lonely Mountain, Nori lived in Thorin’s home in the northern Blue Mountains with his two brothers.
Ori was a member of Thorin’s Company of Dwarves. He, alongside his brothers Dori and Nori, are remote kinsman of Thorin.

Birth

TA 2865

Death

TA 2994

Weapon

Slingshot, Knife, Dwarven Axe (film)

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Culture

Durin’s Folk, Dwarves of the Northern Blue Mountains, Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain
Ori lived in Thorin’s home in the Northern Blue Mountains for many years. In the year TA 2941, Ori became a member of Thorin and Company and travelled with the company on the quest for the Lonely Mountain and the death of Smaug. Finally, he and the other Dwarves of Thorin and Company fought in the Battle of the Five Armies, and he survived it.[2]

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Book of mazarbul

Book of Mazarbul

Ori was one of the several Dwarves that accompanied Balin to Moria in TA 2989 to begin a colony there. Though it saw initial success, the colony was destroyed in TA 2994 when the Balrog and Orcsbegan to press back from the initial fight. After Balin died, Ori and others lived just long enough to bury him properly in a stone tomb before dying themselves in the last stand in Mazarbul. Ori recalls his last moments in The Book of Mazarbul which Gandalf reads from when the Fellowship passes by Balin’s Tomb in the Fellowship of the Ring. His body is left clutching the scarred, bloodied, and shredded book; a warrior-scribe to the last breath.

Ori Khazad-dûmOri’s final resting place in Moria, holding the Book of Mazarbul

Óin was a Dwarf of Durin’s Folk known for being a part of Thorin and Company during the Quest of Erebor.Oin

Birth

TA 2774

Death

TA 2994

Weapon

Fighting Staff, Battle-knife, Erebor Regal Sword and Shield

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Culture

Durin’s Folk, Dwarves of the Thorin’s Halls, Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, Dwarves of the Khazad-dûm(briefly)
Óin was the older brother of Glóin, cousin of Dwalin and Balin, and uncle of Gimli. He usually wore a brown-hooded cloak when travelling. Óin fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar along with Thorin Oakenshield, and in TA 2941 joined with Thorin and Company on the quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain wearing a brown hood.Óin was one of the Dwarves who bet that Bilbo would come along with them to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. Óin and his brother Glóin were usually in charge of preparing the fire for the Company. He fought in and survived the Battle of the Five Armies, and later settled in the Lonely Mountain along with many other of the Dwarves of The Company of Thorin such as Bombur.

 

Kili at your service!’ said the one. ‘And Fili!’ added the other; and they both swept off their blue hoods and bowed.
The Hobbit

Fíli and Kíli were brothers, the youngest of the thirteen dwarves who set out on Thorin Oakenshield’s quest along with Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins to reclaim the Lonely Mountain for the Dwarves.

Birth

TA 2859 (Fíli), TA 2864(Kíli)

Death

November 23, TA 2941(Fíli, aged 82) and (Kíli, aged 77)

Spouse

None

Weapon

(Fili) Dual Swords, Warhammer, Knives, Throwing Axes (Kili) Sword, Bow and Arrows

Physical description

Race

Dwarves

Gender

Male

Hair

Yellow

Culture:Durin’s Folk

Fíli and Kíli were the two most active dwarves of Thorin’s company, and apart from Balin, and possibly Bombur, they appeared more frequently as “individual” characters in Tolkien’s novel than the rest of Thorin’s companions, who were most often named only in “group” references to the entire company.

Fíli and Kíli were nephews of Thorin, who was the elder brother of their mother Dís. They were also nephews of Frerin, grandsons of Thráin II, and great-grandsons of Thror. Fíli’s most distinguishing feature was his long nose, the longest of any of the Dwarves on the Quest of Erebor.

As the youngest Dwarves, Fíli and Kíli had the sharpest eyes so they were often sent scouting or searching. They found the Goblins’ cave in the Misty Mountains.

Fili's burial

Fíli’s burial

Kili's burial

Kíli’s burial

With the other Dwarves, Fíli and Kíli encountered spiders and were later imprisoned by the Elvenking Thranduil. They escaped with the help of Bilbo, through barrels and traveled down the river until they reached Lake-town.The brothers accompanied Thorin and Bilbo to Lake-town while the others rested by the river.

On the feet of the Lonely Mountain, Fíli and Kíli scouted Ravenhill and found the Front Gate with Balin and Bilbo. Also, with Bilbo, they found the side-door leading inside the mountain.

Both brothers were killed while defending the mortally wounded Thorin Oakenshield in the Battle of the Five Armies, and all three were buried with honor.

Fili and Kili at Bag End

Fíli and Kíli at Bag End

In the animated version of The Hobbit, their roles are relatively minor compared to the book and have few lines; both brothers are voiced by Don Messick.

The Hobbit film trilogy

In Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film Trilogy, Fíli is portrayed by Dean O’Gorman and Kíli by Aidan Turner. While in the book they both have yellow hair and beards, in the films, only Fíli has golden hair, while Kíli has dark brown, almost black hair (an orc refers to him as “the black-haired archer”). The following is from information released by the studio:

Fíli was born into the royal line of Durin and raised under the stern guardianship of his uncle, Thorin Oakenshield. Along with his brother Kíli, Fíli is one of the youngest dwarves of The Company. He has never travelled far, nor ever seen the fabled Dwarf City of Erebor. A skilled fighter, Fíli sets off on the adventure ahead with little idea of the challenges and dangers that lie before him.

Younger brother to Fíli, Kíli is a loyal nephew to Thorin Oakenshield. Carefree and somewhat reckless, Kíli has led a charmed and untroubled life to this point. Handsome and physically able, Kíli possesses the invincible courage of youth. He is a skilled fighter and expert archer, having been trained with weapons from an early age. As one of the youngest of the Company of Dwarves, Kíli is determined to make his mark and prove his worth.

Once Upon a Time (TV series)

This town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales and other stories that were transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their original memories by the Evil Queen Regina who used a powerful curse obtained from Rumpelstiltskin . The residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging. The town’s only hope lies with a bail-bonds person named Emma Swan , the daughter of Snow White  and Prince Charming , who was transported from the Enchanted Forest to our world via a magic tree as an infant before she could be cursed. As such, she is the only person who can break the curse and restore the characters’ lost memories. She is aided by her son, Henry , with whom she was recently reunited after giving him up for adoption upon his birth, and his Once Upon a Time book of fairy tales that holds the key to breaking the curse. Henry is also the adopted son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women.

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Rumplestiltskin locates his son, only to find he is Henry Mills’ father, and outsiders Greg Mendell and a woman named Tamara arrive in Storybrooke with the intention to remove magic and the town. They eventually fail to destroy Storybrooke, though they kidnap Henry and take him to Neverland to the unknown Peter Pan, leading the main characters to follow them to retrieve him, setting the premise for the third season. New characters introduced in the season include Baelfire (the son of Rumpelstiltskin) under his new alias Neal Cassidy – who is also the father of Henry Mills – Captain Killian “Hook” Jones, Princess Aurora, Mulan, Prince Phillip, Robin Hood, and the Darling Family.

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New characters introduced in the season include the main antagonists of the two volumes: Peter Pan and the Wicked Witch of the West, in addition to Tinker Bell, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Medusa, Rapunzel, Lumiere, the Wizard of Oz, Glinda the Good Witch, the Good Witch of the North, the Witch of the East, Dorothy Gale, Blackbeard, Robin Hood and Elsa.

 

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New characters introduced to the series include the main antagonists for the two volumes, the Snow Queen, and the Queens of Darkness (a triad of villains including returning character Maleficent, and new characters Cruella de Vil and Ursula). In addition, Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Little Bo Peep, and Poseidon are introduced to the series.

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New characters introduced to the series include the main antagonists for the two volumes, King Arthur, Nimue, and Hades. In addition, Guinevere, Merlin, Merida, Percival, Hercules, Megara, Zeus, Poole, Jekyll, and Hyde are also introduced to the series. The season also saw the return of numerous deceased characters from the first four seasons, including the Blind Witch, Queen of Hearts, Peter Pan, Cruella De Vil, Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, Milah, Prince Henry, Liam Jones, Prince James, Gaston, Claude, and Stealthy.
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This season also marks the final appearance of Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) as a series regular. Morrison announced she would be departing the series after the sixth-season finale, but if the series receives a seventh season renewal she has agreed to appear in at least one episode. It is currently unclear to what capacity.After serving as a series regular for two seasons, Rebecca Mader also announced that season six would be her last on the show. Shortly after, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis announced that original cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, and Jared Gilmore, as well as Emilie de Ravin who joined the main cast in season two, would also exit the show at the end of the season

 

Just when it looks like Storybrooke can enjoy some peace, once more it is threatened by dark forces. The malevolent Mr. Hyde, now separated from Dr. Jekyll, has arrived and brought his fellow inhabitants from the Land of Untold Stories. To make matters worse, Regina’s dark half – the Evil Queen – continues to exist despite her heart being crushed; unburdened by a conscience, the Evil Queen has declared war on the heroes and separates Snow and David by placing a sleeping curse on their shared heart. Meanwhile, Aladdin’s past as the previous Savior becomes a new factor in Emma’s role as the current Savior, and is about to be pushed to the limits, which could lead her to a future that has no happy ending for her, while Gold must deal with trying to win Belle’s heart again so they can be a family for their future child. Later on, the Black Fairy abducts Gideon, the son of Gold and Belle, which further complicates things for Storybrooke’s residents. As Emma, Regina, and an alternate universe version of Robin Hood return to Storybrooke, Gideon arrives now a grown man, and is revealed to be the one fated to kill Emma. The events lead to the Black Fairy, the creator of the Dark Curse, who is also controlling Gideon with his heart, crossing over into Storybrooke, as the ongoing war between light and darkness ultimately leads to the Final Battle that was prophesied before the casting of the original Curse. However, after the events of the Final Battle close the last chapter, which finally bought “Happy Beginnings” for everyone involved, a new one has begun for a grown-up Henry, when his daughter Lucy arrives in Seattle from the Magical Forest, for a new adventure.

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Season Seven is the seventh season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. It was announced on May 11, 2017 and is scheduled to end on April 2, 2018.

Season Seven premiered on October 6, 2017 with “Hyperion Heights”.

 

  • Henry’s age and “how [he] is as old as he is without everyone else”.
  • A new love interest for Roni.
  • Multiple new and different curses, and the identity of their caster(s).
  • New worlds.
  • What the darkness that attacked Henry in the Enchanted Forest is.
  • More details about the time jump, which is longer than 10 years.
  • If Hook and Emma have a child together.
  • Why Lady Tremaine became evil.

New Characters

  • Alice/Tilly (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Cinderella/Jacinda (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Drizella/Ivy Belfrey (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Roni (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Rogers (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Tiana/Sabine (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Weaver (“Hyperion Heights”)
  • Witch The Garden of Forking Paths”)
  • Eudora (“Greenbacks”)
  • Rapunzel (“Eloise Gardener”)
  • Anastasia (“One Little Tear”)
  • Dr. Facilier
  • Zelena’s cursed persona

Returning Cast Members

Starring

  • Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills/Roni
  • Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers
  • Andrew J. West as Henry Mills
  • Alison Fernandez as Lucy
  • Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold/Weaver

Henry: Wait, Alice? You’re the Alice? From Wonderland?
Alice: And other places! Gah, you have one weird trip and it’s all anyone knows about you.

—Henry Mills and Alice 

 Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Tilly

Gender:

Female

Status:

Cursed

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Blonde

Eye color:

Blue

 

Alice is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by guest star Rose Reynolds, and is the original counterpart of Tilly.Alice is based on the titular character from Lewis Carroll’s novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, and from the Disney film, Alice in Wonderland.

At some point, Alice visits a place called Wonderland. Not much is known about her time in that land, except that she describes it as a “weird trip”.

In the New Enchanted Forest, Alice is serving refreshments at a royal ball. Henry samples a drink from her platter, which, unknown to him, is laced with a hallucinogen. As Henry attempts to stop Cinderella from killing a prince, he collapses from the drug’s effects and sees Alice standing over him before his vision goes blurry. Henry regains consciousness and finds himself in a nightmarish cavern, where he is trapped against a wall, while a cloaked Alice reappears in front of him. Upon Henry calling her Alice from Wonderland, she expresses irritation over being called as such since she only went there once before. Alice reveals she knows he is Henry Mills and implies she drugged him on Rumplestiltskin’s orders because his grandfather is looking out for him. She warns him to stay out of stories that don’t concern him, especially Cinderella’s, because bad things will happen if he doesn’t, but Henry refuses, out of obligation to help someone in need

 

Well, there was this guy, but it was just a fling. Not my proudest moment, but, uh, it gave me Lucy. And I wouldn’t change that for the world. As for the rest of my life…

—Jacinda to Henry

 

Jacinda is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Dania Ramirez, and is the cursed counterpart of Cinderella.

Jacinda

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Cinderella

Gender:

Female

Status:

Alive

Home:

Her apartment

Occupation:

Worker at Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Brown

Eye color:

Black

 

 

In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda and her daughter Lucy live with Sabine in an apartment. On the way to work each morning, Jacinda passes by Bainbridge Island, which she dreams of having as a future home for herself and Lucy.

One morning, Sabine takes too long in the bathroom, causing Jacinda to be late for work. Jacinda ends up running to work, where her boss Louie notes she is late again. She tries to explain, but Louie is not having it. She stands up to Louie when he is a jerk to another employee, and when Louie asks for an apology from her, she refuses. Upon receiving insults from her boss, Jacinda quits and returns home, where she tells Sabine of her plans to keep her resignation a secret from her stepmother Victoria, who didn’t want her to have custody of Lucy. She goes to wake up Lucy for the ballet lessons Victoria arranged for her, but she finds her daughter is gone. Jacinda discovers Lucy making a wish at the wishing well and learns Lucy apparently went to find her father. Believing her daughter caused trouble for a stranger, she goes to Roni’s to apologize to the man, Henry, as well as return the laptop Lucy stole from him. As the two share drinks, Jacinda tells him about the quaint, island life she wants. Victoria, furious over Lucy sneaking out to see Henry, arrives to declare Jacinda an unfit mother and that her grandchild will start living with her from tomorrow onward. Upset by this ultimatum, Jacinda attempts to bring Lucy to Bainbridge Island to have a fresh start, only for her car to break down. She ushers her daughter to walk with her there, but Lucy refuses. Jacinda comes clean to Lucy about Victoria’s demand, however, Lucy’s concerns continue to rest on Henry and breaking the curse. Perceiving that her daughter’s imaginative thinking is her way of escaping from their harsh reality, Jacinda asks her to believe in her just this once. Lucy agrees, and as she and her mother hug, Officer Rogers and Jacinda’s stepsister Ivy show up to retrieve Lucy. Upset after learning Henry ratted her out, Jacinda confronts him for meddling, while Henry insists he never wanted to get involved in her family drama. Jacinda later goes back to her old workplace, where Louie agrees to rehire her. While sweeping the floor, she finds a coin and tosses it into the wishing well, unknowingly triggering the magical growth of a flower in the abandoned lot.

 

 

Ivy Belfrey

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Drizella

Gender:

Female

Status:

Alive

Occupation:

Assistant

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Brown

 

Ivy Belfrey is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by guest star Adelaide Kane, and is the cursed counterpart of Drizella.

In Hyperion Heights, Ivy works as an assistant to her mother Victoria. She chides the other office workers to “look busy” when Victoria arrives and reminds them of the no eye contact rule. As Victoria steps out from the elevator, she inquires after the whereabouts of granddaughter Lucy, whom her stepdaughter Jacinda was supposed to bring. Ivy admits she doesn’t know but that she will try to find out, to which Victoria corrects her, telling her that instead of trying, she needs to get it done. A little later when Victoria learns from Henry about where Jacinda took Henry, Ivy accompanies Officer Rogers in his car to reach the mother-daughter pair. Ivy informs Lucy that Henry revealed their location, although Lucy insists that’s not possible. Before ushering her niece into the car, Ivy takes the storybook from Lucy’s bag and hands it to Rogers. She implores him to dispose of it as he sees fit since it has caused too much trouble for Lucy. Rogers is seemingly mesmerized by the book, however, when Ivy questions if there’s something wrong, the officer snaps out of his dazed state and assures her all is well.

Go back to your books, your fairylands, whatever nonsense you write. Because in this world, the real world, people get hurt… And if that happens, you’ll be sorry you ever stepped foot on this street.

—Victoria Belfrey to Henry Mills 

Victoria Belfrey

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Lady Tremaine

Gender:

Female

Status:

Alive

Occupation:

CEO of Belfrey Developments

Relatives:

See “Family”

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Blonde

Eye color:

Blue

 

Victoria Belfrey is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Gabrielle Anwar, and is the cursed counterpart of Lady Tremaine.

After the casting of an unknown curse, Lady Tremaine becomes Victoria Belfrey, the stubborn and cruel CEO of Belfrey Developments in Hyperion Heights. Victoria uses her position to try to push the cursed residents of Hyperion Heights out of town so that they will not remember each other, including purchasing Roni’s, the local bar. Victoria is the stepmother of Jacinda, Cinderella’s cursed counterpart, and is quite unhappy with her granddaughter living with Jacinda, who she sees as unreliable. The day before Roni will sign her bar over to Victoria, Lucy is also supposed to come visit her grandmother but is late because she sneaked out to find Henry, her father. As Victoria arrives at Belfrey Towers, Ivy, her daughter and personal assistant, updates her on this development and promises to try to find Lucy, to which Victoria responds by telling her to stop trying and start succeeding. She then heads to Roni’s, where Jacinda is returning Henry’s laptop to him after Lucy stole it, and reprimands Jacinda for day drinking, reminding her that that is how she ended up with Lucy in the first place. Victoria informs Jacinda that she will be taking full custody of Lucy, much to her stepdaughter’s dismay. After Jacinda storms out, Henry remarks to Victoria that he understands why Lucy thinks Jacinda is Cinderella, insulting Victoria. Jacinda decides to run away with Lucy, so Victoria plots to stop them, heading to the police station and ordering Officer Rogers to help her. Henry, whose car was stolen, overhears her demands and realizes where Jacinda must be. Victoria persuades him to tell her, promising that she wants what is best for Lucy and Jacinda and that she will help him find his car if he helps her. Henry reveals that Jacinda wants to live on Bainbridge Island with Lucy and Victoria sends Rogers and Ivy to retrieve them. Because of Rogers’ success in helping her, Victoria puts a good word about Rogers at the station, causing him to be promoted to Detective. Later, Victoria arrives at Roni’s bar to watch Roni sign the bar over, but Roni changes her mind, having been inspired by Jacinda’s attempts to stand up to Victoria. Victoria is forced to listen as Roni expresses hope in the future and that she considers the bar her home before she tears up the contract. Infuriated, she swears that Roni will regret her decision, but the bar owner responds that regret isn’t really her thing and watches as Victoria storms out.

 

Victoria: You’ll regret this, Roni.
Roni: Doubtful. Regret’s not really my thing.

—Victoria Belfrey and Roni src

Roni is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Lana Parrilla, and is the cursed counterpart of Regina Mills.

Roni

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Regina Mills

Gender:

Female

Status:

Alive

Home:

Roni’s

Occupation:

Owner of Roni’s

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Brown

Eye color:

Brown

 

Due to the effects of an unknown curse, Regina Mills becomes Roni, the owner of the local bar Roni’s in Hyperion Heights, and completely forgets her past as the Evil Queen. Roni is pressured by Victoria Belfrey into selling the bar as she watches much of the community in Hyperion Heights get similarly chased away. The day before she is supposed to sign the papers, Roni is setting up the bar when Henry walks in. The two talk, with Roni explaining her issues with Victoria and Henry revealing that a girl showed up at his apartment and claimed to be his daughter before stealing his laptop. Jacinda, Lucy’s mother, arrives to return Henry’s laptop, apologizing for her daughter’s behavior, as Henry muses that he’s now certain Lucy can’t be his daughter because he would have remembered Jacinda. Recognizing the romantic tension between the pair, Roni offers them both drinks to break the ice. Roni watches as they bond, but they are unfortunately interrupted when Victoria arrives, livid over learning her granddaughter Lucy sneaked out during the night to see Henry, a complete stranger. Victoria criticizes Jacinda for day drinking and announces her plan to take full custody of Lucy. At midnight, as Victoria waits for Roni to sign the bar over to her, Roni decides that she will not go through with the deal, having been inspired by Jacinda’s attempts to stand up to Victoria. She explains to Victoria that she has hope for Hyperion Heights, considering the bar is her home, and rips the contract to shreds. Infuriated, Victoria tells Roni that she will regret her decision, but Roni assures her that regret isn’t her thing. Once Victoria is gone, Roni takes a look at her bar and smiles.

Don’t worry. I’ll help you. Some of us still care about police work. Some of us still want to help people.

—Rogers to Henry 

Rogers is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He débuts, with his only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. He is portrayed by starring cast member Colin O’Donoghue, and is the cursed counterpart of Hook.

 

Rogers

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Hook

Gender:

Male

Status:

Alive

Occupation:

Detective
Policeman (formerly)

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Blue

In Hyperion Heights, Rogers works at the police station. Henry arrives needing help finding his missing car, and after one officer provides little to no assistance, Rogers steps in to offer aid. He gives Henry a form to fill out and promises to do his best to check the local impoundments to see if the car is there. After some searching, Rogers turns up with no trace of the vehicle anywhere. Henry expresses frustration over the news, however, he quickly calms down after Rogers assures him he’s on his side and just needs more time. Victoria shows up looking for her missing granddaughter Lucy, and she notes to Rogers that Lucy’s mother Jacinda is also gone. After Henry eventually reveals Jacinda has likely taken Lucy to Bainbridge Island, Rogers is joined by Victoria’s daughter Ivy in his police car as he drives there. Ivy tells Jacinda that it was Henry who ratted her out, although Rogers tries to soften this blow by mentioning Henry was only trying to help. Before ushering her niece into the police car with her, Ivy grabs Lucy’s storybook and hands it to Rogers, telling him to dispose of it as he sees fit since it’s caused too much trouble for Lucy. Rogers flips the book open and appears mesmerized by something he sees in it, but he snaps out of his daze after Ivy asks if he is all right. Later, Rogers returns to the station, where he receives news about being promoted to Detective, in part due to Victoria’s recommendation. He shakes hands with his new partner, Weaver, who assures him that they will do great work together. Sometime afterwards, Rogers is standing by his police cruiser as he looks through the storybook, seemingly transfixed by one of the pages featuring a blonde woman.

He’s what you grin and bear so that the singles in the rent jar don’t get lonely.

—Sabine to Jacinda about Louie 

Sabine is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by guest star Mekia Cox, and is the cursed counterpart of Tiana

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Tiana

Gender:

Female

Status:

Alive

Home:

Her apartment

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Dark Brown

In Hyperion Heights, Sabine is roommates with Jacinda and her daughter Lucy. One morning, Sabine takes too long in the apartment bathroom, causing Jacinda to be late for work. Later as Sabine is cooking in the kitchen, she sees Jacinda return home after quitting her job due to her overbearing boss Louie. Sabine acknowledges Louie is unfair but that she needed that job to pay her share of the rent. She questions what Victoria, Jacinda’s stepmother, will think, considering she was unhappy about letting her have custody of Lucy. Jacinda decides to not tell her stepmother anything and then asks whether Lucy has gotten up yet. Sabine mentions Lucy’s bedroom door has been closed all morning, to which Jacinda goes to check up on her daughter, only to find her missing

Pleasure, detective. We’ll do great work together.

—Weaver to Rogers 

Weaver is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He débuts, with his only appearance in the first episode of the seventh season. He is portrayed by starring cast member Robert Carlyle, and is the cursed counterpart of Mr. Gold.

Weaver

Biographical Information

Counterpart:

Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin

Gender:

Male

Status:

Alive

Occupation:

Detective

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Blond

Eye color:

Brown

In Hyperion Heights, Weaver is in the midst of drowning a man, but stops after his guard brings in Tilly, who informs him there is someone new in town he should know about. Later that night at the police station, Weaver is telling some officers a story about breaking a man’s finger when he is introduced to his new partner, the recently promoted Officer Rogers. As Weaver shakes his hand, he tells Rogers that they will do great work together.

 

Magical Abilities

  • Belief – Ability to mildly alter reality (usually in Neverland) by believing strong enough.
  • Dark One – Ability to use the powers of Darkness acquired with the Dark One’s Dagger.
  • Blood Magic – Use of one’s own blood as a magical seal that can only be broken by someone of the same bloodline.
  • Enhanced Traits – Augmented strength, agility, durability and fighting skills.
  • Immortality – Eternal unaging life. Can only be killed with the Dark One’s Dagger.
  • Witchcraft – Ability to cast spells and/or curses.
  • Conjuration – Ability to conjure objects out of the blue.
  • Healing Spells – Ability to magically heal injuries and/or diseases.
  • Heart-ripping – Ability to rip someone’s heart out in order to control/kill them, among other purposes.
  • Locator Spells – Ability to cast a spell that will aid in finding something or someone.
  • Magical Immobilization – Ability to magically immobilize something or someone.
  • Pyrokinesis – Ability to conjure and control fire.
  • Shapeshifting – Ability to alter the appearance of oneself or others.
  • Telekinesis – Ability to control the movement of objects or other people/animals.
  • Teleportation – Ability to magically teleport oneself and/or others from one location to another.
  • Transformation – Ability to magically transform an object into a different one.
  • Fairy Magic – Use of fairy dust and/or fairies’ wands to do magic.
  • Potioncraft – Ability to create liquid substances for various purposes by combining a set of ingredients.

Former Magical Abilities

  • Foresight – Ability to see the future in bits and pieces.

 

Gideon

I’ve lived a full twenty-eight years. I was in a place where time moved differently, where the Black Fairy raised me. […] She did many things trying to make me evil… but she failed. Because in all of those dark years, I always remembered you, mother. I tried to follow your example.

—Gideon to Mr. Gold and Belle French 

Gideon, briefly known as Morpheus and also known as Son, is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the first episode of the sixth season. He is portrayed by guest stars Giles Matthey and Anton Starkman.

Gideon is based on Morpheus from Greek Mythology.

 

Gideon

Biographical Information

Gender:

Male

Status:

Alive

Home:

Storybrooke

Dark Realm (formerly)

Occupation:

Pawnshop worker (formerly)
Bartender (while disguisedas “Æsop”)

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Brown

Eye color:

Brown

 

Before being born, Gideon is glimpsed by Emma in her visions of the future, where he wears a cloak and kills her in a sword duel. According to the Oracle and Mr. Hyde, this is an event that is meant to happen and cannot be stopped.

After Mr. Gold uses sand from the Temple of Morpheus in the hopes of waking up Belle from the sleeping curse, he remains unaware that the sand also affected the unborn child within her, resulting in the Dream World being shared by both Belle and her son, with the latter taking the form of a fully grown man and assuming the identity of the Morpheus, the god of dreams, to fool Mr. Gold. Within Belle’s dream world, he guides Mr. Gold into his former castle, where Belle is inside, stuck as the former meek servant she once was while unable to see Mr. Gold as anything but the beastly Rumplestiltskin. Gideon shows him an hourglass, cautioning that if Belle does not wake up by the time the sand runs out, she will return to the Netherworld’s red room for good. Mr. Gold eventually helps Belle regain her memories with true love’s kiss, but Belle refuses to be with him, believing their union has already caused too much heartbreak for both of them. Upon hearing this, Gideon returns with the timer, and as Mr. Gold pleads that there’s still sand remaining, Gideon congratulates Belle for not falling for Mr. Gold’s lies again, explaining that this was a test and that now that she’s passed, he will wake her up with true love’s kiss. Though Belle insists that she does not know “Morpheus”, much less love him, Gideon admits the truth—that he is their unborn child. Although his father is doubtful, Gideon warns Belle to beware of Mr. Gold and to not let him ruin their family like he did with his first one. With this warning, he kisses her forehead, and the trio is snapped back to the present reality, where Gideon remains unborn.

After mostly giving up on Belle ever loving him again, Mr. Gold formulates a way to force his future son to love him, deciding on using the Shears of Destiny to cut him away from the fate of hating his father like in the Dream World. Still able to visit Belle in her dreams, “Morpheus” tricks her into believing that she is still awake and lures her with a fake manual on how to defeat the Dark One and a ribbon, which leads her to the shears on display in a cave. When they vanish before she can take them, she realizes that it is a dream, and “Morpheus” makes his presence known. He begs her to stop Mr. Gold from changing his fate, and to wake Belle from the dream, he cuts the ribbon with the fake shears. After Belle awakens, she finds the answer to her son’s message in a book, which is written in squid ink, a substance that can paralyze Mr. Gold.

Angry with Mr. Gold for deceiving her, the Evil Queen decides to poison Belle’s tea to speed up her pregnancy, knowing that she will blame her husband and take their son away from him. As she goes through a painful labor, Gideon visits her again in a dream, where they meet nearby a swing set. He tells her that they are out of time and that she knows what she must do. Belle, realizing she must send her son away after his birth to keep him from Mr. Gold, begins to cry and vows that she will always love him. Before she returns to the real world, he tells her not to forget the book, which momentarily confuses her. Soon after, he is born, and Belle names him Gideon after the main character in Her Handsome Hero, the first book her mother ever read to her. After holding Gideon for a short time, she begs Mother Superior to be his fairy godmother and take him far away to where Mr. Gold will never find him. Mother Superior is reluctant, but Belle believes it is her son’s best chance. She also gives the Her Handsome Hero book to Mother Superior, telling her to read it to Gideon so he’ll always know his mother is close to him. Shortly after Mother Superior flies off with Gideon, Mr. Gold arrives just in time to see the fairy is already gone and demands to know his son’s name, but Belle, believing he will use it to track Gideon, refuses to tell him no matter what. Mr. Gold insists he would never harm her, but promises to find their son.

As Mother Superior flies through the forest with Gideon, she is attacked by the Black Fairy and nearly killed. The Black Fairy then takes Gideon and retreats to her domain, a realm of darkness where time runs differently and anything is possible. Gideon is left in the care of a nursemaid, who is tasked with raising him as if he were the Black Fairy’s own. She also takes Her Handsome Hero from him and keeps it with her other personal possessions.

The Black Fairy treats Gideon differently compared to the other children she captured, teaching him to read and eventually how to use magic in hopes that he will one day be her apprentice. Sometime during his childhood, Gideon discovers the Her Handsome Hero and steals it, learning that his real mother wanted him to have it and named him after the main character. He keeps the book under the mattress in his cell, and it is his sole comfort through the endless nights as he reads from it to Roderick, the boy in the next cell over. As the Black Fairy approaches one night, Roderick expresses fear that they will be punished, but Gideon promises to protect him. When Gideon argues with the Black Fairy and insists that the book is not hers and he can be a hero, she performs a test to prove Gideon’s cowardice: she leaves his cell door open while taking Roderick to be whipped. Despite Roderick’s cries for help, Gideon cannot bring himself to step out of the cell to come to his friend’s aid, and Roderick is eventually led away by the Black Fairy to be tortured.

Many years later, Gideon is more hardened and cold under the constant discipline of the Black Fairy. One day, he is summoned by her and informed that it is his twenty-eighth birthday, though he has never celebrated one before. When the Black Fairy discovers that the key to her vault, which she uses to keep her dark fairy dust, is missing, she directs Gideon to find the culprit and gives him a bottle of the dust to use. Gideon demands the attention of the children and tells them that if the one responsible steps forward, they will only deal with his rage and not the Black Fairy’s. When no one does, he grabs a random child and prepares to punish them as an example, but Roderick to step forward to admit he is the culprit. Roderick reminds Gideon who he is, the boy that he failed to save years ago, and states that he knows, deep inside, Gideon still wants to be a hero. He reveals that the Black Fairy previously used dark fairy dust to create a powerful and dangerous curse and that he fears what she will do this time. Gideon agrees to help him find the Black Fairy’s crystal ball and use it to contact the Savior, a powerful person in another realm who may be able to defeat the Black Fairy and free her prisoners. However, when they find the ball, it shatters before they can use it. The Black Fairy reveals that she planned the whole thing to test Gideon and expresses disappointment that he would betray her after everything she did for him. She has her guards drag Roderick away, but Gideon hurls the fairy dust at her to try to stop her, which she dodges. Outraged by his behavior, the Black Fairy uses the dust on Roderick, turning him into a beetle and crushing him under her foot, an act that devastates Gideon. She then announces her intention to have the Savior break the curse keeping her from traversing realms and rips Gideon’s heart out, commanding him to travel to the realm the Savior resides in and kill her, which will allow the sword Hrunting to free the Black Fairy.

Under the Black Fairy’s thrall, Gideon returns to Storybrooke only a short amount of time after his initial kidnapping through a portal, arriving at the diner wearing the cloak he is destined to kill Emma in. The Evil Queen is surprised to see him and questions his identity. In response, Gideon flings her away with magic and transforms her into a caged snake before leaving. He arrives at the pawnshop and lowers his hood, revealing his identity to his parents.

As Mr. Gold and Belle question how he could possibly be in Storybrooke, Gideon explains that he lived for twenty-eight years with the Black Fairy but always held on to his mother’s words and her desire for him to be a hero. Mr. Gold expresses hope that he may not wish to kill Emma after all, but Gideon corrects him, falsely stating his plans to kill her so that he can become a Savior and defeat the Black Fairy himself, and then teleports away. Mr. Gold finds him on a cliff and advises him to plan ahead if he hopes to kill the Savior, however, Gideon takes this to mean his father doesn’t believe he is strong enough to do it. Gideon continues to be defiant even after his father states he has hundreds of years of more experience than him, to which Mr. Gold encourages his son to hit him, as he knows Gideon must hate him for not being there for him. Mr. Gold goes as far as slapping Gideon and insisting that he slap back. When Gideon fails to do so, his father calls him weak and implies if he can’t do this, he can’t kill the Savior. Angry and indignant, Gideon teleports away. Later, as Emma walks through Storybrooke, Gideon appears behind her wielding a sword. Recognizing him from her vision, she questions his identity and is surprised to learn that he has the same name as Belle’s child. They briefly fight before Gideon knocks Emma’s sword, the sword he is fated to kill her with, out of her hands and takes it before teleporting his sword away as David, Hook, Henry, Regina, Robin of Locksley, Mr. Gold, and Belle gather to watch. As he freezes the crowd in place and prepares to land the final blow, Emma’s hands begin shaking, but she tells him that though she will someday die, it will not be this day, and uses her magic to knock him away, shattering the sword blade. Though she prepares to use a shard of the sword to slit his neck, Mr. Gold begs her to stop. Gideon insists once again that he does not need his father’s help and teleports away, leaving his family to explain to Emma what happened. After the crowd has cleared, Gideon takes a walk through town and eventually makes it to the clock tower, where he, in a fit of rage, shatters its face.

Breaking into the sheriff’s station, Gideon blacks out the security cameras before forcing his way into Emma’s office, where he grabs the broken sword. He is surprised when his father suddenly appears and cautions him about being in public after his fight with the Savior. Gideon assures him that it will be different now that he has the sword, but Mr. Gold magicks him unconscious before binding to a chair in the clock tower. Having once given into darkness for an initially good purpose, Mr. Gold talks about becoming the Dark One to protect his first-born son Baelfire, but as a consequence, once the darkness took hold inside him, it never stopped. He worries the same will happen to Gideon, who remains unconvinced that his father’s fears will come to fruition. When Mr. Gold asks what the Black Fairy did to make him believe he must kill the Savior to become a hero, Gideon persuades his father to untie him, as a sign of trust between them. Gideon recounts the memory of Roderick being taken and abused by the Black Fairy to prove to Gideon that he is a coward. He then asks for his father’s help to prove the Black Fairy is wrong about both of them, and Mr. Gold agrees before passing him a cup of tea. Gideon drinks it, which Mr. Gold spiked with a forgetting potion, in an attempt to erase his son’s pain for good. After Mr. Gold admits to what he put in the tea, Gideon hugs him with feigned gratitude and then steals the Dark One’s dagger from him, as he reveals the potion had no effect on him, claiming that the Black Fairy’s harsh regimen made him immune. Now forced to aid Gideon, Mr. Gold reveals the sword can be repaired with the blood of whoever forged it, but begs his son to reconsider because he’ll have to kill an innocent person. Gideon demands the person’s name anyway, and upon learning it’s his fairy godmother, Mother Superior, he softens momentarily at the thought of having to kill her, before deciding it’s what he must do to become the Savior. He commands Mr. Gold into not trying to stop him, but before he can finish off Mother Superior, Mr. Gold does it for him, in order to spare him from committing an act of darkness. Gideon, taken aback by his father’s actions, thanks him and returns the dagger to him

Before enacting the Black Fairy’s plans of going after Emma again, Gideon is forced to get Hook out of the way so he can’t interfere. He waits for Hook to board Captain Nemo’s submarine and then uses the last of Nemo’s kraken blood to cause the vehicle to begin submerging underwater, with the blood eventually opening a portal to take the Nautilus passengers to another realm.

Under the diguise of a bartender at Aesop’s Tables, Gideon is behind the counter when Emma arrives explaining she is investigating a report she received of someone starting a fight at the bar. He assures her that there has been no fight and asks if she’s sure she’s in the right place, to which Regina and Snow interrupt and reveal they made the fake report to fool Emma into joining them for their girls’ night out. Later that night, Emma talks to the bartender to request another drink and guesses that he is Aesop, which Gideon falsely confirms. Giving a fake backstory on how be became a bartender, he proceeds to claim that he has never successfully been able to write himself a story and went to the Land of Untold Stories to attempt to accomplish this, noting that his real life story is simple but sad, in that he was an artist who loved his wife but she decided she didn’t love him back. Emma relates to this, believing that Hook abandoned her as she does not know Gideon was responsible for him being taken away, and begins to cry, wiping her tears on a napkin. Gideon discretely takes the napkin and later confronts Emma outside of her house as she attempts to communicate with Hook through an enchanted shell, revealing that she cannot as long as he has her tears. Emma quickly deduces that he is not really Aesop or a bartender and Gideon confirms this by transforming back, then revealing that he will not allow Hook to return to Storybrooke unless Emma helps him. Emma reluctantly agrees and asks what her task is, so Gideon lies that he needs her help to kill the Black Fairy.

As Gideon tries to convince Emma that the Black Fairy is worth helping him defeat, Emma expresses doubt that she can face him since he tried to kill her once before. She starts to choke him, though he reminds her that Hook cannot return unless he allows it. She instead throws him across the room and slaps him hard, telling him she will never help him. Rejecting Emma’s attempts to intimidate him, Gideon instead tells her to consider that he is not the enemy, and having had first hand experience with the depravity of the Black Fairy’s soul and what she has done to other enslaved children, he now has to stop her for their sakes. Before teleporting out, he suggests that she comply with his demands or never see Hook again. Emma goes to his parents for more information on the Black Fairy and soon finds Gideon in the clock tower, agreeing to help if he gives her a reason to trust him by returning Hrunting and bringing Hook back. Gideon falsely agrees, taking her to the Sorcerer’s Mansion claiming that they can open a portal to bring Hook back there. However, the Black Fairy instead sends a gigantic spider through the portal to attack Emma. As they flee the spider, Gideon continues to build up Emma’s trust by apologizing for trying to kill her and assuring her that all he wants is to free the Black Fairy’s prisoners. However, as they run into a dead end, surrounded by massive spider webs, Gideon shoves Emma into one of them and takes back Hrunting, announcing that he will be able to open a portal to go kill the Black Fairy himself once she dies. He then teleports away, standing in the clock tower and waiting for the portal to begin opening. As Emma’s life is suffocated by web, Hrunting begins to glow and the portal begins to open, but it is suddenly stopped when Emma is rescued by Mr. Gold. Realizing Emma didn’t die and thus prevented the fairy from coming through the portal, Gideon notes out loud that her plan failed. However, he is surprised when she appears behind him, revealing that the portal was open just long enough to let her through. She compliments him on a job well done and asks if, even though he is under her control, there is a part of him that wanted to help her, which Gideon confirms. Satisfied with his answer, she smiles and tells him they have much more to do. (“Mother’s Little Helper”)

When the Black Fairy goes to the pawnshop to make her presence known to her son, Mr. Gold questions how she made it to Storybrooke, to which Gideon steps in, implicating himself for aiding her. Mr. Gold expresses disappointment at his son for betraying him, but Gideon only offers a lukewarm apology, stating that the Black Fairy is his mother and that perhaps one day he will understand his reasons for helping her. Later, Gideon is ordered by the Black Fairy into destroying all the pixie dust flowers to prevent Emma from breaking Snow and David’s joint curse, however, his love for his mother Belle helps him to resist the command by leaving one flower untouched, which is something the Black Fairy only discovers after Mr. Gold points out this fact to her.

After Zelena comes to the mines hoping to kill the Black Fairy and Regina follows her there, the Black Fairy reveals herself to them, with Gideon by her side. In response to the fairy taunting her, Regina prepares to throw a fireball at her, but on the Black Fairy’s orders, Gideon flings her against a wall. He is then left to guard Regina as the Black Fairy goads Zelena into chasing her. Once the Black Fairy uses Zelena’s magic to turn a cave of light fairy crystals into dark ones, Regina catches up with them as Gideon trails in behind her. Upon seeing Gideon enter, the Black Fairy praises him for playing his part well. When Regina is flung aside again after she tries to stop the fairy from choking Zelena, Gideon wordlessly goes to stand over Regina’s unconscious body. Later, while Gideon and the Black Fairy are still in the cave, they are surprised by the crystals reverting from dark to light. At the wishing well, after the Black Fairy sees through her crystal ball that the heroes have revived Mother Superior, Gideon seem to be defeating her, first by taking her dark magic and now saving the Blue Fairy, and asks if she’s really that afraid of the broken wand, an item which Mother Superior has a piece of. The Black Fairy is indifferent about the wand, calling it a trinket, and states why she wants to be rid of Mother Superior, who she knows her darkest secret: the true reason she gave up Rumplestiltskin when he was a baby.

With Gideon disguised as David and the Black Fairy as Snow, the pair are present in the pawnshop when Mr. Gold uses residual magic in a dragon egg to awaken Mother Superior. The nun reveals the whereabouts of the other half of the wand, but then Snow prevents her from saying anything more by choking her before revealing herself as the Black Fairy. Gideon also sheds his disguise and moves to teleport away once the Black Fairy has teleported out with Mother Superior, however, Mr. Gold quickly clasps a cuff on him to block his magic. After Gideon’s parents tie him to a chair in the pawnshop, Belle tries to question him about where his heart is hidden and encourages him to resist the Black Fairy’s control of him. Gideon, in pain from feeling the Black Fairy squeezing his heart, tells her that he can’t because of what the Black Fairy is doing to him now as punishment if he disobeys her again like last time. As an alternative, Mr. Gold puts Gideon to sleep with the sands of Morpheus, believing his son’s dreamworld is the only place he can speak to him without interference from the Black Fairy. He also uses the sand on Emma and then himself, but they end up in his dreamworld instead of Gideon’s. In the dreamworld, Gideon reveals he actually has no idea where his heart is but that the Black Fairy’s greatest fear is Mr. Gold learning the truth about why she abandoned him. After Mr. Gold finds his old baby blanket, Emma encourages him to allow himself to be vulnerable for Gideon’s sake in order to see the memories of his own past and find out the Black Fairy’s secret. The trio are transported into a memory, where they learn Mr. Gold was destined to be a Savior and fight a great evil, but this evil turned out to be the Black Fairy. Later, Mr. Gold goes to fulfill his destiny by going to kill his mother with the mended wand, however, he instead agrees to a secret alliance with her. He returns to his family with a heart that he claims is the Black Fairy’s as proof he defeated her and restores Gideon’s heart to his body. Unbeknownst to Mr. Gold, the heart that the Black Fairy gave him is not actually Gideon’s. Mr. Gold then makes a promise to both Belle and their son, in that it may not seem apparent at the time but that everything he has done is to keep them safe.

When the Black Fairy, Fiona, unleashes a Dark Curse upon Storybrooke, Gideon has his memories of altered, with him believing that his birth mother Belle left him when he was still a baby and that Fiona has been more of a mother figure to him than the one who abandoned him. He works with his father Mr. Gold at the pawnshop, where Fiona, now the town mayor, drops to ask Gideon to fix her broken wristwatch and also gifts him a lunch basket with his favorite oatmeal raisin cookies. Mr. Gold, who has maintained his real memories, attempts to change his son’s mind about Belle by showing him the book that his mother wanted him to have so he’d always know she loves him. Gideon, however, refuses to touch the book and insists that his father should just accept the fact Belle left the both of them.

Later, Gideon greets Fiona when she comes to the pawnshop and he asks if she has come to pick up the watch she left behind. Fiona coldly denies this and instead tells him that because Emma is back, she needs her wand that is somewhere in the shop. Gideon, in his confusion, prepares to phone his father so he can better help Fiona, but she orders him to hang up, which he does, much to his own bewilderment. Fiona explains that, contrary to what Mr. Gold thought at the time, she never returned Gideon’s heart and is therefore still in control of him. She orders him to search for the wand, which he finds in a drawer encased in a box. With the wand, Fiona decodes a set of symbols Henry wrote, giving her knowledge about the final battle in which light magic will defeat light magic. Fiona then puts a spell on Gideon’s heart and orders him to kill Emma.

When Fiona dies at the hands of Mr. Gold, her Dark Curse is lifted and restores everyone’s real memories, however, the spell on Gideon’s heart is not undone even with Fiona’s death. Gideon finds Emma in the hallway of the mayoral office just after the curse breaks and lunges at her with his sword. Henry knocks him down with a fire extinguisher, allowing himself and Emma some spare moments to run out, before Gideon groggily gets up to follow them, only for Emma to put a shield on the door to temporarily prevent him from leaving the room. Out on the streets of Storybrooke, Gideon teleports in after grabbing Snow and holding his sword to her neck. He then lets Snow go when Emma tells him to before she begins a duel with him. In the mines, Mr. Gold finds where Fiona hid Gideon’s heart and commands his son to stop, but Fiona’s fail-safe on the heart prevents Gideon from coming to his senses. Unable to kill Gideon with the risk of darkening her own heart or allowing him to kill her and extinguish all light magic, Emma eventually surrenders by dropping her sword. Gideon apologizes to her, as he had hoped she could save the both of them, before stabbing her in the stomach, causing a bright light to emit from her body. After the light is gone, Gideon seemingly disappears while Emma dies and is restored with Henry’s kiss of true love. Miraculously, Mr. Gold and Belle soon learn their son is not lost to them, as they discover he has been given a second chance as an infant. One night sometime after the final battle has ended and peace has resumed in Storybrooke, Belle and her husband bring baby Gideon to Granny’s, where they sit down with the other heroes for supper.

 

Magical Abilities

  • Foresight – Ability to see the future in bits and pieces.
  • Witchcraft – Ability to cast spells and/or curses.
  • Magical Immobilization – Ability to magically immobilize something or someone.
  • Shapeshifting – Ability to alter the appearance of oneself or others.
  • Telekinesis – Ability to control the movement of objects or other people/animals.
  • Teleportation – Ability to magically teleport oneself and/or others from one location to another.

The Witch is an upcoming character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She will début in the third episode of the seventh season. She will be portrayed by Emma Booth.

Eudora is an upcoming character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She will début in the fifth episode of the seventh season. She will be portrayed by Robin Givens.

Eudora is based on the character of the same name from the Disney film The Princess and the Frog.

 

Rapunzel is an upcoming character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She will début in the seventh episode of the seventh season. She will be portrayed by Meegan Warner.

Rapunzel is based on the titular character from the fairytale “Rapunzel

Anastasia is an upcoming character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She will début in the ninth episode of the seventh season.

Anastasia is based on the Evil Stepsisters from the fairytale, “Cinderella”, and on the character of the same name from the Disney film, Cinderella.

Dr. Facilier is an upcoming character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He will début in the seventh season.

Dr. Facilier is based on the character of the same name from the Disney film The Princess and the Frog.

Zelena, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West, is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the twelfth episode of the third season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Rebecca Mader and guest star Isabella Blake-Thomas.

The Wicked Witch of the West is based on the character of the same name from the children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Zelena is born in the Enchanted Forest, where her mother Cora gives birth to her months after she is abandoned by her child’s father. Cora, believing she will never be able to rise above her station if she keeps her daughter, leaves her in a bassinet to be taken away by a cyclone, in the hopes her child’s best chance is elsewhere. The girl is found by a woman who is immediately enchanted by her. The woman’s husband, a woodcutter, witnesses the baby exhibit magic by felling a tree, though the latter remains oblivious. Frightened by this sight, the woodcutter tries to persuade his wife to not take in the baby, but she insists on it, deciding to name the child Zelena.

Shortly after Mr. Gold kills the Black Fairy, the Dark Curse is lifted and those trapped in the Enchanted Forest, such as Zelena, are teleported back to Storybrooke. Zelena is present for Emma and Gideon’s duel, in which Emma allows herself to killed by Gideon and is then restored to life by Henry’s kiss of true love. Sometime following the final battle, Zelena brings Robin to Granny’s for supper with some of the heroes

Magical Abilities

  • Potioncraft – Ability to create liquid substances for various purposes by combining a set of ingredients.

Former Magical Abilities

  • True Love – Ability to kiss one’s True Love and break a curse.
  • Witchcraft – Ability to cast spells and/or curses.
  • Conjuration – Ability to conjure objects out of the blue.
  • Healing Spells – Ability to magically heal injuries and/or diseases.
  • Heart-ripping – Ability to rip someone’s heart out in order to control/kill them, among other purposes.
  • Locator Spells – Ability to cast a spell that will aid in finding something or someone.
  • Magical Immobilization – Ability to magically immobilize something or someone.
  • Pyrokinesis – Ability to conjure and control fire.
  • Shapeshifting – Ability to alter the appearance of oneself or others.
  • Telekinesis – Ability to control the movement of objects or other people/animals.
  • Teleportation – Ability to magically teleport oneself and/or others from one location to another.

I’m done reading about heroes. I want to be one.

—Henry Mills to David Nolan 

Henry Daniel Mills, also known as Young Man, the Truest Believer and the Author, is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the first episode of the first season. He is portrayed by guest star Jared S. Gilmoreand starring cast member Andrew J. West. He is the main reality version of Sir Henry.

Henry is born in a prison in Phoenix, Arizona, and given up for adoption by his birth mother, Emma, because she wishes to give him his best chance in life.

After being given up by Emma, he is placed with his first family, but for an unknown reason, it doesn’t work out. He is put up for adoption again in Boston, where Regina adopts him, and she names him Henry after her father. Upon bringing him back to Storybrooke with her, Regina finds Henry is very fussy and difficult to calm down. She attempts to tell him a bedtime story, but he suddenly vomits on her shirt. A thorough check by Dr. Whale at the hospital proves Henry is healthy, but he suggests looking into the birth parents’ medical records for genetic diseases. While Regina talks with Sidney on the phone about looking up the information, she hands her son to a hospital volunteer, Mary Margaret, who instinctively begins rocking and soothing him. Stunned that Henry has finally quieted down, she takes him back into her own arms, to which he starts to cry again, leading her to believe there is something wrong with her as a mother. When Regina, at last, manages to help Henry relax, she learns from Sidney about her child’s birth mother, who was abandoned in the woods eighteen years ago, causing her to suspect this is the grown-up savior of the curse. Since Mr. Gold was the one who procured Henry for her, Regina confronts him about orchestrating everything, but he chalks up her erratic behavior to being a full-time mom. She return Henry to Boston, where he will be given to the next potential family. As Regina says goodbye to him, she realizes that she loves Henry, despite who his birth mother is, and decides to keep him. In fear that the savior will come to reclaim Henry one day, Regina decides to erase her own knowledge of Henry’s birth mother. While Henry is resting in a crib, she brings him to her vault. She tells him a story of a queen and her prince as she makes and then drinks a potion to help herself forget about his birth mother.

At ten years old, Henry feels unloved by Regina, and is further saddened by the fact his birth mother gave him up. He relates all of this to his teacher, Ms. Blanchard, during lunch time. Henry is also frustrated by the sameness in town, and believes he doesn’t belong. To cheer Henry up, she gives him a fairytale storybook, and explains the stories in it are a reminder that his life will get better if he just holds onto hope. He shows interest in the book, and casually flips through it. For a brief moment, Henry sees a mirage of Ms. Blanchard as a princess.

Henry becomes rebellious towards Regina and begins having therapy sessions with Archie. From reading the storybook, he realizes the stories in the book are real as well as that every person in Storybrooke is a fairytale character under the influence of the Dark Curse. Henry also recognizes his mother as the Evil Queen and has knowledge about the savior, also his birth mother, who is prophesied to break the curse in twenty-eight years. Seeing as it’s now twenty-eight years, he steals Ms. Blanchard’s credit card and uses it on an online website to track down his birth mother, Emma Swan, in Boston. After she opens the apartment door, he introduces himself as the baby she gave up ten years ago. When Emma threatens to call the police, Henry nonchalantly replies that he’ll just tell them she kidnapped him. Emma is not convinced and uses her “superpower” to detect his lie. As she begins making the call, Henry pleas for her to come back to Storybrooke with him. On the drive there, he animatedly fills her in on his book and proclaims all the fairytales in it are real. Upon entering Storybrooke, Henry’s refusal to give out his home address prompts Emma to step out of the car, to which Archie approaches them on the street. Henry is dishonest when Archie asks him about why he skipped their session, and is advised against being untruthful. Archie gives Emma the address of Henry’s mother and leaves. Henry insists that Archie is Jiminy Cricket and everyone is under the Evil Queen’s curse. At his house, he steps out of the car, but purposely leaves his storybook behind. Henry is greeted by an anxious and worried Regina, but runs past her while remarking Emma is his “real” mom. Later, from his bedroom window, Henry watches Emma leave the house. The next day, Henry is severely disappointed that time still hasn’t moved forward since bringing Emma back to town. He runs away to his castle playground where Emma returns his book. He speaks about his own adoption and his belief she gave him up for the best chance in life, which brings tears to Emma’s eyes. However, they butt heads over his fairytale theory. He even begs Emma not to bring him back to Regina because life with her “sucks” and encourages her to stay in town for at least a week to prove the curse is real. This prompts Emma to disclose how she was abandoned twice; once at birth and then again by her first set of foster parents, though he contends she came through a magic tree as an infant. After going home, he stares at the clock tower from his window until it begins moving forward in time. To this, he realizes Emma decided to stay after all.

The next morning, Henry sits on his bed happily as he watches the clock move. His mom walks in with his storybook, and asks where the torn out pages are. He claims not to know, though Regina cares quite a bit as Henry seems to think she is some “evil queen”, and it hurts her feelings as his mother. Henry retorts that she is not his mother, and as the clock tower chimes, he rushes off to the diner to order a cinnamon hot chocolate for Emma. From another table booth, he reveals himself and invites her to walk him to school. Upon seeing her try to eat one of Regina’s apples, he hastily throws it away and engages her in conversation about the curse by adopting the name “Operation Cobra” to keep the Evil Queen off their trail. He pulls out torn out pages from the storybook, and claims the infant in the drawing is her. During an outdoor school lesson, he called out by his mom, who tells him that Emma was arrested. Though Regina warns that Emma is a con woman, he is unfazed by the news and excuses himself back to class. With Mary Margaret, Henry bails Emma out of jail. After school, he arrives home to overhear Emma in discussion with Regina, and is extremely hurt when she refers to him as “crazy”. Henry runs off before she can explain. Later, while still upset, he refuses to talk during a session with Archie until Emma bursts in to clear up the misunderstanding. Emma regains Henry’s trust by telling him she told Regina what was necessary to throw her off their trail as they work to break the curse. To prove her point, she takes the storybook pictures and burns them in the fireplace so Regina will never find out. With his faith restored, Henry happily runs to hug Emma.

During a hospital volunteer day with his class, Henry curiously wanders into the room of a comatose patient, John Doe, when Mary Margaret enters. She explains the mystery of the man’s identity. From this, he begins to believe John Doe is Prince Charming, and later proclaims to Emma that the man is her father. Through much persistence, he begs Emma to have Mary Margaret read the Snow White fairytale in his book to John Doe. Mary Margaret agrees, and the three plan to meet at the diner for a full report in the morning. Henry waits expectantly with Emma, and is pleased when Mary Margaret blurts out that John Doe grabbed her hand in his sleep. They rush back to the hospital only to discover John Doe disappeared the previous night. Regina drags Henry back home while Sheriff Graham takes care of the investigation, but he sneaks out into the forest as a search party is ongoing. He insists that John Doe is looking for Mary Margaret. While Emma wants to take Henry home, Graham finds John Doe’s patient tag. At the shore, Mary Margaret begins resuscitating John Doe using mouth-to-mouth, nearly giving up, when he sputters awake. Back at the hospital, Henry and the others watch from outside the door as John Doe is put into recovery when a blonde woman, Kathryn, rushes in. As it turns out, Kathryn is John Doe’s long lost wife, and his real name is David Nolan. Regina calls Henry to leave for home, though he makes an excuse to grab his backpack. To Mary Margaret, he assures that she and David belong together.

Henry obediently follows Regina’s rules for staying home and doing his homework, but once she leaves for a council meeting, he bolts out to find Emma at Mary Margaret’s apartment. Henry runs into Mr. Gold, who is just leaving the apartment, and expresses confusion to Emma over the identity of his fairytale counterpart. Emma informs Henry that a pregnant woman, Ashley, is missing, and she needs to find her. Henry ignores her orders to go home and follows along to the diner, where she proceeds to interrogate Ruby. When Ruby reveals that Ashley has two stepsisters and a stepmother, Henry quickly catches on and starts to mention “Operation Cobra”, but Emma shushes him before he can finish. Next, Emma decides to see Ashley’s ex-boyfriend, Sean. She is told by his father, Mitchell Herman, that Ashley has agreed to sell her baby to Mr. Gold. Henry warns her that she cannot make Ashley break a deal with Mr. Gold. When the duo questions Ruby again, she admits she let Ashley have her car to drive out of Boston. Emma sends Henry home, but as she is driving away to find Ashley, he pops up in the back seat. He states that no one will be able to leave Storybrooke because of the Dark Curse, and if anyone tries, bad things will happen. On the side of the road, Ashley is going into labor, to which Emma drives her back to the hospital. While in the waiting room, Henry claims to Emma that no one can leave Storybrooke except her. This fact, he argues, reinforced his idea about the Enchanted Forest and that she really was the savior. After Emma saves Ashley’s baby from being taken by Mr. Gold, she drives Henry home. He narrowly escapes getting caught by Regina when she gets home.

The next day, Henry is in another session with Archie. He strongly believes his therapist used to be Jiminy Cricket as Archie humors him. Moments after, the town suffers an earthquake and a large sinkhole appears at the entrance of an abandoned mine. He and Archie go to the site to have a look. Henry notices Regina tuck something into her coat, and believes the sinkhole must have evidence of the curse. He relates this idea to both Archie and Emma, but is cut off when Regina orders him into her car. At the next therapy session, Marco comes to Archie’s office in order to see his long-time friend. Henry excitedly reveals that Marco is actually Geppetto, and outlines his plans to search the mine because he is positive that the sinkhole’s sudden appearance has something to do with the curse. Archie cuts him off; telling him that if he continues on with his crazy idea, people will think he is insane and lock him up. Henry is crushed by Archie’s demand that his nonsense must end, and leaves visibly upset. In tears, he goes straight to Emma, who comforts him and then drops him back home. Nonetheless, Henry is unable to give up on his idea, and ventures into the mines. Inside, he removes a piece of decorative glass that bears a striking similarity to the one Regina pocketed earlier. Suddenly, the ceiling begins collapsing. Henry finds Archie inside the mines as well, and they become lost. From following the sound of Pongo’s bark, they come upon an elevator and start cranking it upward to the surface, but it gets stuck halfway up. Henry apologizes for being reckless as Archie is also remorseful for his own harsh words earlier. In truth, he doesn’t really think Henry is crazy, and though Regina is extremely protective, it’s perfectly fine to have an imagination. In turn, Henry inspires Archie to change into the person he wants to be rather than listening to other people all the time. They discuss Henry’s fairytale theory, and his firm belief that there simply has to be more to the world. Suddenly, Emma is lowered down on a harness to bring them up. Archie almost falls with the collapsing elevator, but latches on to Emma’s foot with umbrella. All three of them are lifted to safety.

After David is released from the hospital, he and Emma attend his welcome home party. Henry theorizes that David doesn’t remember his life as Prince Charming due to the curse, and needs to recall them before his false memories set in. Emma tries to convince him that the reason David got lost a few nights back by the Toll Bridge is due to amnesia. Henry thinks if David is asked about his previous sword fighting skills as Prince Charming, it will jog his memory. When he openly inquiries about this later, David laughs at the thought.

Sheriff Graham stops by Regina’s house where Henry answers the door. Graham wants to speak with Henry, and asks Henry if he is in his book. After showing him a picture of wolf, Graham recognizes it as the Wolf he has seen around Storybrooke, and tells Henry that he has been flashes of what he believes to be a past life, and they began after he kissed Emma. Henry is surprised Graham kissed Emma, and listens as he continues to describe the flashes; one being the wolf, the other having a knife and getting ready to hurt Mary Margaret. Henry turns the page, and finds out that Graham is the Huntsman because he was raised by wolves, and once spared Snow White’s life. Graham asks what happened to him after he spared Snow White’s life, and Henry states the Evil Queen ripped out his heart.

After Graham’s death, Henry becomes depressed and warns Emma that they should not mess with the curse. He blames himself for Graham’s death and wants to give up on “Operation Cobra”. However, his faith is renewed when Emma wins the position as the new town sheriff.

A few days later, Henry is browsing in Mr. Clark’s store when two children about his age walk up to him. They introduce themselves as Ava and Nicholas and ask him to hang out. Just as Henry is about to leave, Mr. Clark corners them and accuses them of shoplifting. He calls Regina who, when she arrives, is confident that Henry is framed by the two orphans. Henry arrives at the police station and tells Emma that Ava and Nicholas are really Hansel and Gretel, and asks her about his birth father. Emma tells him that his father was a man training to be a firefighter who liked pumpkin pie and died trying to save a family from a burning apartment building.

Emma succeeds in reuniting Ava and Nicholas with their father, and Henry gets a pumpkin pie to share with Emma. As they leave the diner, he comments she really is changing things in Storybrooke. Suddenly, they hear a rumbling noise, and turn to see a man on a motorcycle riding into town.

In the morning, Henry walks out of his house with his backpack when he sees the stranger from last night with his motorcycle and a large box attached to the back of it. He asks the man what he is doing in Storybrooke, and that no one ever comes here. Regina notices Henry conversing with the stranger, and comes out to investigate, but the man drives away quickly on his motorcycle.

Regina demolishes Henry’s castle playhouse for safety reasons, which upsets him greatly. He also discovers that his storybook of fairytales has disappeared. Emma tries to expose Regina for wasting Storybrooke’s stolen money on a separate house for herself in the woods, however, the house turns out to be a modern playground for all the children of Storybrooke. Regina then warns Emma to stay away from Henry, or else she will take legal action against her. While Henry is playing on the playground with the other children, he asks if they can talk about “Operation Cobra” sometime. Emma declines and says that his mom might keep her away from him if they tried. As she drives away, Henry watches her leave.

A few days later, during Mr. Gold’s imprisonment for physical assault on Moe, Regina arrives at the station with Henry. She bribes Emma to spend some time with him so she can speak to Mr. Gold for thirty minutes. He and Emma go to the parlor to get ice cream. (

After that, Regina gives Henry a video game to apologize for her destroying his castle, but Henry still misses his book. A few minutes later, a visibly upset Kathryn comes into Regina’s office in order to speak with her, and Henry leaves. Emma later finds his storybook and surprises him by returning it.

Many days later, he helps out in the sheriff’s office browsing on the computer through possible jobs for a recently unemployed Ruby. Most of the job listings involve carrying something in a little basket and delivering it, but she does not like the sound of any of them. However, Ruby is very good at directing and answering office telephone calls, which Emma takes note of. Emma hires Ruby as her assistant. When David is reported in a daze in the woods, Emma is ready to go look for him when Henry cuts in. He reveals that Ruby is actually Red Riding Hood, but that she does not know how cool she can be. Emma heeds Henry’s advice and takes Ruby with her. Ruby successfully finds David, and later finds a crucial piece of evidence under the Toll Bridge linking Mary Margaret to Kathryn’s murder.

Soon after Mary Margaret’s arrest, Henry sits a the diner counter trying to think of ways he can help. August comes in and offers him some encouragement. August tells Henry to look inside his book for the answers. He becomes excited at the prospect of someone believing in him and browses through the book.

After coming to the sheriff department, he finds Mary Margaret’s cell empty. He sits out in the hallway until Emma and Mr. Gold walk up to him, and he tells them they did a good thing by freeing Mary Margaret from her cell. Emma is confused until she goes into the sheriff’s office to see what he is talking about. In a panic, she leaves the station to find Mary Margaret, and eventually finds her in a crazed stranger’s house, who believes himself to be the Mad Hatter with a daughter named Grace. The next day, Emma talks with Henry before he has go to class. A classmate, Paige, greets Henry on her way into the school building. Puzzled by the girl’s appearance, Emma asks Henry for his book, and he happily offers it up. She flips through the book until she sees a picture page with the Mad Hatter and Grace.

With August’s assistance, Emma follows up a lead that Mary Margaret has been set up by Regina. She finds proof of a shovel piece, to which Henry helps set them up to enter into the house garage with a key while Regina is busy in the shower. Inside Regina’s garage, August and Emma find a shovel is a perfect match for the piece they found earlier. However, when Emma comes back the next day with a search warrant, the shovel is gone. Despite the setback, they do find a disheveled and alive Kathryn in the diner alley. (

One morning, August suffers a severe leg spasm, and phones Henry to “move the plan along faster”. On a rainy morning, they have a stakeout across the street from Mr. Gold’s pawnshop. Henry does not understand how this is part of “Operation Cobra”, but August asks him to do as he says. Henry goes into the store and distracts Mr. Gold by asking to buy a homecoming gift for Mary Margaret, who has since been released from custody following Kathryn’s reappearance. Later, at the party, he asks August if he found what he was looking for, and how bad was it when Mr. Gold caught him snooping in the store. August admits he did not find what he wanted, but he believes “it” will find him. Shortly thereafter, Emma escorts Henry out of the party as Regina does not know he is here, and he will have to go home since his mother will be home shortly. Emma opens the door just as David is preparing to come in. To save Mary Margaret the awkwardness of dealing with him, she asks Henry to walk home with David.

Since regaining his book, Henry notices the story of Pinocchio has been added to the pages. One day at school, Emma approaches him and asks to read the book, to which he happily obliges. However, he quickly notices that the new pages are strange and asks Emma for her help over it. She does not take him seriously and leaves.

After another bad encounter with Regina, and August’s crazy suggestion that she is Storybrooke’s “savior”, Emma becomes fed up and wants to leave town with Henry. She offers him a ride in the car, and after does he realize what is happening, Henry forces the steering wheel to swerve, and the car comes to a halt in a brush of trees. He tells her that she must stay and break the curse. Emma reluctantly agrees to go back. Worried about Emma’s lack of belief in the curse, Henry seeks out August at his bed and breakfast guest room. As August pulls up his pant leg, Henry is able to see the leg is wooden. August explains that it’s no longer possible for him to help with “Operation Cobra” with his rapid transformation into wood and it’s up to Henry. So, he rushes over to convince Emma that the curse is real, but she urgently tells him she is leaving town so the feud between her and Regina can stop. He hugs her tightly, unable to say goodbye, and then notices an apple turnover sitting on the table. Alarmed, he frantically asks where she got it from. Emma states it is a treat from Regina, but Henry is adamant that she doesn’t eat it. Henry refuses to accept that Emma is leaving his life for good and promises her that he has faith in her, and will somehow prove that the curse exists. Henry grabs the apple pastry and before she can stop him, he takes a bite. At first, he seems fine, but then collapses unconscious.

Emma rushes him to the hospital, but Henry is completely comatose. She shows Dr. Whale the apple turnover he ate, but he is not convinced that is what made Henry collapse. Emma is frustrated Dr. Whale does not believe her, and comes to the sharp conclusion what happened to Henry is like “magic”. She dumps out everything in Henry’s backpack, and reaches for his storybook. With one touch of the book, a flash of the Enchanted Forest events come to her. Now enraged, she angrily confronts Regina about the apple turnover, and the poison she put it in, which was intended for Emma to consume. Mary Margaret reads to Henry in the hopes that he would wake up as David did, but it does not work. In the middle of her explanation for giving the book to him, his heart flat lines. Despite the doctors’ best attempts, Henry passes away. Regina and Emma, who had been working on finding a magical cure, arrive on the scene, and both collapse in tears. Emma kisses Henry’s forehead as a last goodbye, but, as a mother’s love is unconditional, she unintentionally gives him the kiss of true love and breaks the curse he is under as well as the Dark Curse. Henry wakes up, and everyone in Storybrooke regains memories of their former lives in the Enchanted Forest. However, Regina is horrified that the curse is broken, and in a panic, states her love for Henry, who looks at her questionably. Then, she rushes out of the hospital. From the window, Henry and Emma notice a purple cloud of magic, which was created by Mr. Gold, descending over the town.

At a later point in time, another curse consumes the New Enchanted Forest, causing Henry to be taken under its influence. In this new life, Henry lives in Seattle and works as a pick-up driver for the company Swyft. He has a solitary life in his apartment and believes his wife and child died in a fire. He authors a book called “Once Upon a Time” and begins working on a new story, but finds himself unable to come up with the opening line. A little girl, Lucy, shows up at his apartment claiming to be his daughter, and although Henry denies this, she pushes her way in. Lucy comments on Henry’s lack of success although he is an author, which he insists is not for her to know about. She then tells him about his cursed memories and then informs him about her town being run by her step-grandmother, saying she is trying separate people from their loved ones by trapping them in Hyperion Heights, but Henry refuses to believe and persuades her to return home. The next day, Henry decides to start writing, only to notice his laptop is missing. In a sticky note, Lucy claims responsibility for the theft and tells him to meet her at Roni’s. Henry drives there, but shortly after stepping out of his car, he meets a strange woman who refuses to talk to him. At Roni’s, he meets the bar owner Roni and the two of them exchange stories about each other’s dilemmas. Jacinda, Lucy’s mother, arrives to return his laptop and apologize her daughter’s behavior. As the pair have drinks together, Jacinda explains how she ended up with Lucy, and her dream to live with her daughter on a nearby island. Victoria, Jacinda’s stepmother, walks in and confronts Jacinda about Lucy sneaking out to see Henry, and states she is taking permanent custody of her grandchild. After Jacinda storms out, Victoria tries to convince Henry to leave Lucy and go home. When Henry goes outside, he discovers that his car has been stolen, which he confronts Lucy about. She denies it, only to continue begging him to stay in town and to find his story, but he refuses due to his prior experience with losing his supposed family. At the police station, Henry gains help from Officer Rogers to search for the car. Victoria, in search of a missing Lucy, pries Henry for information about her whereabouts, to which he reveals what Jacinda told him earlier on. Rogers eventually finds the car, and as Henry reclaims it, Jacinda says an amicable goodbye to him. After Henry returns home, he brings a bouquet of flowers for his supposed wife and child’s grave, only to discover that the cemetery is actually a parking lot, which a bystander tells him that it’s been there since forever, much to his confusion. He later returns home and begins writing a new story with the opening line, “Once upon a time…

Magical Abilities

  • Author Powers – Ability to record and/or rewrite reality with an Enchanted Quill.
  • Belief – Can use Belief outside of Neverland, including the Land Without Magic.
  • True Love – Ability to kiss one’s True Love and break a curse.

Limited Abilities

  • Heart-ripping – Peter Pan gives him a one-time ability to take out his own heart.

You’re waiting for the perfect first sentence, but no story is perfect. It just needs a start.

—Lucy to Henry

Lucy, also known as Little Girl, is a character on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the twenty-first episode of the sixth season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Alison Fernandez.

Lucy

Biographical Information

Gender:

Female

Status:

Alive

Home:

Her mother’s apartment
Underground Hideout(formerly)

Physical Description

Species:

Human

Hair color:

Brown

Eye color:

Brown

 

After Fourth Curse

After the final battle between Emma and Gideon, Henry Mills leaves Storybrooke for another realm, where he meets and falls in love with Cinderella. They eventually have a daughter: Lucy.

In the New Enchanted Forest, during a time of upheaval, Henry is chased to his hideout where Lucy is staying. Lucy is frightened by the urgency, but Henry tells her to take her book and keep it safe. She swears to protect it with her life but is assured that it will not come to that. Henry kisses her on the head before she runs off through a back exit and he goes to fight off the intruders. Later, Lucy returns to the ruins of this shack and searches for her father but cannot find him. She is visited by Tiger Lily, a fairy, who insists that Lucy did the right thing as the book is very important and she must share the stories inside of it. Lucy doesn’t think anyone will believe her, but Tiger Lily promises someone will. Tiger Lily also reveals to a distraught Lucy that the fairies have seen the future and know that Lucy and Henry will be reunited, however, the future is unclear and she cannot confirm that they will be alright, just that they will be reunited. She then tells Lucy to go find her mother.

During Fifth Curse

At an unknown point in time, a curse brings Lucy and her mother, now known as Jacinda, live in the neighborhood of Hyperion Heights in Seattle. Lucy remembers her father Henry and is aware her stepgrandmother Victoria is responsible for the separation as well as everyone’s cursed memories. She obtains a copy of Henry’s book, “Once Upon a Time”, which contains real stories of Henry’s family, although Henry himself believes it is just fiction. Deciding to seek out her father even though he has no memory of her, she sneaks out to board a train and arrives at his apartment doorstep. She readies herself by knocking on the door, and when a man answers, she asks if he is Henry Mills. When he confirms this, she introduces herself as his daughter, though, due to the curse, he believes he doesn’t have a daughter; however, she insists he does and that his family needs him.

In Henry’s apartment, Lucy regards his shoddy and unkempt home, noting that despite he is her favorite author, he hasn’t had much success. She tries to persuade him that everything he wrote in his book actually happened to him and his family, and insists he returns to Hyperion Heights with her to rescue them from a curse, including her mom, who was his true love Cinderella. Due Henry does not buy her story and unceremoniously tells her to go home. Lucy does go, however, she secretly swipes Henry’s laptop and leaves him a sticky note requesting that he meet her at Roni’s in Hyperion Heights. While attempting to make a wish at a wishing well in an abandoned lot, she is found by Jacinda, who reprimands her for her disappearing act. Lucy tells her mother about finding a quarter at the well and how she has taken it to be a sign that change is just around the corner. Jacinda allows her to toss the coin in before ushering her to hurry up so she’s not late for ballet class. After being questioned by her mother about where she was, Lucy confesses to going to find Henry. Jacinda then takes Henry’s stolen laptop and returns it to him at Roni’s. Meanwhile, Lucy is in the lot sprinkling hyacinth seeds in the soil beds when Henry confronts her for causing his car to be stolen, but she denies it. She tries to stop him from leaving for good, insisting that he has cursed memories and that is why he doesn’t remember her as his daughter and her mother as his wife. Lucy suggests the reason why he also has been unable to write anything is that he doesn’t believe in the truth yet, however, Henry simply apologizes and departs. When Victoria announces her intentions of seizing custody of Lucy, Jacinda attempts to prevent this by taking her daughter to Bainbridge Island so they can have a fresh start together. Jacinda’s car breaks down during the trip, which Lucy points out is because of the curse, but an undeterred Jacinda has her walk with her instead. After Lucy refuses to go, her mother reveals her desire to not be separated from her if Victoria becomes her permanent guardian. Lucy’s main concerns rest on Henry and breaking the curse, but Jacinda asks to put aside her imaginative thinking and believe in her just this once. Lucy agrees, and as she and her mother hug, Officer Rogers and Jacinda’s stepsister Ivy show up to retrieve Lucy. Much to the girl’s protestations, Ivy takes Henry’s book and asks Rogers to dispose of it, before ushering her niece into the car with her.

The Walking Dead October 22, 2017

 

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont for AMC that is based on the eponymous comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Andrew Lincoln plays the show’s lead character, sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes,who awakens from a coma discovering a world overrun by zombies, commonly referred to as “walkers”. Grimes reunites with his family and becomes the leader of a group he forms with other survivors. Together they struggle to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers and opposing groups of survivors, who are often more dangerous than the walkers themselves.Much of the series takes place in and around Atlanta, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

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Season 1 (2010

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Sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes wakes from a coma discovering a world overrun by zombies. After befriending Morgan Jones, whom he becomes separated from, Rick travels to Atlanta to find his wife Lori, his son, Carl, and his police partner, Shane Walsh, encountering other survivors. The group travels to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but find from the sole remaining CDC member that no cure exists for the epidemic.

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Traveling from Atlanta, Rick’s group takes shelter at Hershel Greene’s farm while they search for Carol’s missing daughter, Sophia. Tensions between Rick’s group and Hershel’s family worsen after it is discovered that Hershel has kept friends and family turned into zombies, including Sophia, in his barn. Shane and Rick’s friendship becomes increasingly unhinged when Lori reveals that she is pregnant, and Rick is forced to kill Shane with a knife in self-defense. Carl then shoots Shane in the head after he reanimates as a walker. The noise draws walkers, forcing Rick’s group and Hershel’s surviving family to evacuate the farm.

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Eight months after fleeing Hershel’s farm, Rick’s group finds a prison, which they clear of zombies to make their new home. Lori dies in childbirth, and Rick becomes withdrawn. Meanwhile, Andrea is rescued by Michonne and the two discover Woodbury, a fortified town led by a man known as the Governor. He learns of Rick’s group at the prison, leading to conflict between the groups. Rick’s group eventually raids and destroys Woodbury, but the Governor has Andrea ultimately killed and escapes. Woodbury’s citizens live with Rick’s group at the prison.

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Several months after the Governor’s attack, a deadly flu kills many of the population at the prison. The Governor finds his former right-hand men and kills them, taking over their group and destroys the prison. Rick’s group are forced to separate and flee, but not before Hershel and the Governor are killed. The survivors divide, face their own trials and meet new faces before finding signs pointing to a safe haven called Terminus. One by one, they reunite at Terminus, but all the group are captured for some unknown purpose.

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Rick discovers the residents of Terminus engage in cannibalism, but the group manage to destroy Terminus and reunite. Some are injured and kidnapped to Grady, a hospital run by corrupt cops and doctors. When everybody regroups, they are approached by Aaron, inviting them to join a fortified community called Alexandria. The group are initially welcomed, but as the residents have not faced the zombie threat directly, Rick’s group starts to take charge. Morgan, who has been searching for Rick, arrives and is shocked to see Rick killing an Alexandrian, who has been abusing his wife, in anger.

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The residents of Alexandria put more trust in Rick’s group to protect the town better. A group known as the Wolves use a zombie horde to attack Alexandria, and many lives are lost before the living regain control. While recovering, they learn of a community called the Hilltop, who offer to help trade supplies if they can end the threat of the extortionist Saviors led by a man named Negan. Although Rick’s group decimate one Savior outpost, they are later caught by Negan, and forced to swear loyalty to him.

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Negan murders Glenn and Abraham to coerce Rick’s loyalty. Rick initially submits, but Michonne persuades him to fight back, and he recruits the Scavengers to help. Separately, Carol and Morgan befriend Ezekiel of The Kingdom, another survivor community, while Maggie and Rosita rally Hilltop. Alexandria is attacked by the Saviors aided by the turncoat Scavengers, but the Kingdom and Hilltop forces arrive to help. The three communities declare war on the Saviors.

Season 8

Season 8 was announced in October 2016, prior to the season 7 broadcast premiere. It will premiere on October 22, 2017 as the show’s 100th episode. Gimple continues as the showrunner for this season.

Main

  • Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes: The series’ protagonist and a former sheriff’s deputy, who is the leader of the main group of survivors. He becomes a more cold and calculating leader over the course of the series.
  • Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh: Rick’s former police partner and close friend. (seasons 1–2; guest season 3)
  • Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes: Rick’s wife, who has an affair with Shane when she believes Rick is dead. (seasons 1–3)
  • Laurie Holden as Andrea: A former civil rights attorney and member of the original Atlanta group of survivors. (seasons 1–3)
  • Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath: An older member of the group, who owns the RV with which the group travels. He is often the voice of reason within the group. (seasons 1–2)
  • Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee: A former pizza delivery boy, who saves Rick’s life. He begins a relationship with Maggie Greene, and over the course of the series, becomes an integral member of the group. (seasons 1–7)
  • Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes: Rick and Lori’s young son, who is forced to mature and learn to survive in the deadly new world.
  • Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon: The group’s primary hunter, who becomes a key member of the group. (season 2–present; recurring season 1)
  • Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier: Originally a meek housewife, she overcomes domestic abuse to become a strong and empowered woman capable of making difficult decisions. (season 2–present; recurring season 1)
  • Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon: Daryl’s racist and volatile older brother. In season three, he is the right-hand man to the Governor. (season 3; guest seasons 1–2)
  • Lennie James as Morgan Jones: The first survivor Rick encounters in season one. After suffering a psychological break, he comes to peace with the world around him. (season 6–present, recurring season 5; guest seasons 1, 3)
  • Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene: The eldest daughter of the Greene family and who begins a relationship with Glenn. (season 3–present; recurring season 2)
  • Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene: A veterinarian and farmer, who maintains his faith and acts as the group’s primary moral compass. (seasons 3–4; recurring season 2)
  • Emily Kinney as Beth Greene: A soft-spoken teenage girl, Hershel’s younger daughter, and Maggie’s younger half-sister. (seasons 4–5; recurring seasons 2–3)
  • Danai Gurira as Michonne: A katana-wielding, quiet, but fierce woman who joins Rick’s group. (season 3–present)
  • David Morrissey as The Governor: The antagonistic leader of the town of Woodbury. He is ruthless, paranoid, and dangerous. (seasons 3–4; guest season 5)
  • Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese Williams: Tough and compassionate, he places an emphasis on moral reasoning. He struggles to cope with the immoral nature of some of the group’s survival tactics and finds it difficult to kill in defense of the group. (seasons 4–5, recurring season 3)
  • Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams: Tyreese’s fiery younger sister and a former firefighter, who is the group’s sharpshooter. After several personal losses, she suffers from PTSD. (seasons 4–7; recurring season 3)
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Bob Stookey: A former army medic and recovering alcoholic, who develops a close relationship with Sasha. (seasons 4–5)
  • Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler: A former police academy student and ally of the Governor’s before joining Rick’s group. She serves as a primary supply runner. (season 5–present; recurring season 4)
  • Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford: A former military sergeant, who is on a mission to bring a survivor to Washington, D.C., to find a cure for the walker virus. (seasons 5–7; recurring season 4))
  • Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter: A man who claims to know a cure for the walker virus. He is weak and inefficient when dealing with walkers, but is very smart. (season 5–present; recurring season 4)
  • Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa: A tough, focused, and a very capable survivor and also Abraham’s girlfriend. (season 5–present; recurring season 4)
  • Andrew J. West as Gareth: The cannibalistic leader of Terminus, who captures and coerces Rick’s group into submission. (season 5; guest season 4)
  • Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes: A priest, who joins Rick’s group. He lacks experience of walkers and struggles with his faith in the new world. (season 5–present)
  • Ross Marquand as Aaron: An Alexandrian recruiter, who brings Rick’s group to Alexandria. (season 6–present; recurring season 5)
  • Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna Monroe: A former Congresswoman and leader of Alexandria. (season 6; recurring season 5)
  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Jessie Anderson: An Alexandria resident, who develops a relationship with Rick. (season 6; recurring season 5)
  • Austin Nichols as Spencer Monroe: Deanna’s son and a guard of Alexandria. (seasons 6–7; recurring season 5)
  • Katelyn Nacon as Enid: An isolated teenager in Alexandria, who forms a bond with Carl. (season 8; recurring seasons 5–7)[28]
  • Austin Amelio as Dwight: A ruthless and reluctant member of the Saviors. (season 7–present; recurring season 6)[29]
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan: The psychopathic leader of the Saviors that he rules in tyranny. (season 7–present; guest season 6)
  • Tom Payne as Paul “Jesus” Rovia: A member and scout for the Hilltop Colony. (season 7–present; recurring season 6)
  • Xander Berkeley as Gregory: The selfish and arrogant leader of the Hilltop Colony. (season 7–present; guest season 6)
  • Steven Ogg as Simon: A high-ranking member of the Saviors, serving as Negan’s right-hand man. (season 8, guest season 6; recurring season 7)
  • Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis: The impassive leader of the Scavengers. (season 8; recurring season 7)

Riverdale (2017 TV series)

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The CW renewed the series for a second season, which is scheduled to debut on October 11, 2017. In September 2017, a spin-offseries, titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, was revealed to be in development.

The show features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics, with KJ Apa in the role of Archie Andrews; Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, his next door neighbor who has a crush on him; Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, his new love interest; and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, his ex-best friend and the narrator of the show. The show also features Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, the lead singer of the Pussycats, and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, the twin sister of Jason Blossom, who is at the center of the series’ mystery. Other characters in the show include Fred Andrews, Alice Cooper and Hermione Lodge, the parents of Archie, Betty, and Veronica respectively.

As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps — despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy, who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves — which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice — aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione, there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows…


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THE ANGEL OF DEATH — As Fred’s life hangs in the balance following the shooting at Pop’s diner, Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of what he witnessed. Meanwhile, as Veronica steps out of her comfort zone to support Archie, she learns that her father Hiram has arrived to Riverdale earlier than expected. Elsewhere, at Pop’s diner, Pop Tate recounts the chilling details of the shooting, which leaves Jughead and Betty questioning the gunman’s true motives. Lastly, after running into Cheryl at the hospital, Betty and Kevin are surprised to learn about the fire at Thornhill.
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SAVING POP’S — With the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty leads the charge to save Pop’s after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever. Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie’s well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica approach Cheryl and Josie for their help saving Pop’s, while Jughead’s attempt to find FP a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions. Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram and Hermoine.

I love a good closet case. So, let’s start with skinny-dipping, and then see what happens?
— Kevin to Moose

Kevin Keller was a major recurring character on the first season of Riverdale. He has been promoted to a series regular for the second season.He is portrayed by Casey Cott.

Kevin is a sophomore at Riverdale High School and the best friend of Betty Cooper. Along with that, he has become Veronica’s gay BFF.

 

Here’s the thing about snakes— you don’t step on ’em, they got no reason to bite.
— FP to Hermione Lodge

January 20, 1970 (age: 47)

Occupation

Gang Leader
Construction Foreman

Status

Incarcerated (innocent)

Affiliates & Family Information

Affiliation

Southside Serpents

Relatives

  • Unnamed Woman (wife)
  • Jughead Jones (son)
  • Jellybean Jones (daughter)

 

Forsythe Pendleton “FP” Jones II was a recurring character during Season 1of Riverdale. He has since been promoted to series regular for Season 2.He is portrayed by Skeet Ulrich.

FP is the leader of the Southside Serpents and the father of Jughead and Jellybean Jones. During the first season, FP almost got framed for the murder of Jason Blossom after the cops found a gun in FP’s trailer. It was later revealed that Cliff Blossom was the one who murdered his own son in cold blood, having FP to take the fall for him so he could protect his son Jughead. Even though FP was found innocent he was still an accomplice and is still behind bars until his court trial. Due to FP’s loyalty of protecting the Southside Serpents and not outing anyone as he told the sheriff that he’s no snitch. Jughead was later rewarded as a member into the Southside Serpents due to his father’s loyalty towards them.

 

Occupation

BusinessmanPrison Inmate

Status

Alive

Affiliates & Family Information

Relatives

  • Hermione Lodge (wife)
  • Veronica Lodge (daughter)

Hiram Lodge is an upcoming main character and an antagonist set to appear in the second season of Riverdale. He is also the unseen, hidden secondary antagonist of the first season.He is portrayed by Mark Consuelos.

Hiram is the husband of Hermione, and the father of Veronica Lodge. He is a powerful businessman and the CEO/President of Lodge Industries. Prior to the start of the series, he was incarcerated at Yonkers Penitentiary and is currently awaiting trial for multiple counts of embezzlement and fraud. Despite his imprisonment, Hiram still runs his business and criminal empire from behind bars. He is soon to be released from prison, and will be taking up residence in Riverdale.

He was also business partners with Manfred Muggs until he no longer needed him, resulting in Manfred and his family almost losing everything including their house. As a result of their partnership Manfred was hospitalized.

 

Polly Cooper

Also known as

Pollykins (by Cheryl)
Poll (by Betty)

Occupation

Student (formerly)
Cheerleader (formerly)
Patient at Sisters of Quiet Mercy (formerly/escaped)

Mom and Dad hated that Jason and I were dating. They were thrilled when Jason dumped me. Jason’s parents forced him to break up with me. Of course, they didn’t approve of a Blossom boy dating a Cooper girl. But when I told him about the baby, our baby… Oh, he was so happy, Betty. We were gonna run away. Start our family in a beautiful place.
— Polly to Betty

Polly Cooper is a recurring character on Riverdale. She is portrayed by Tiera Skovbye.

Polly is the youngest sister of Chic, as well as the older sister of Betty Cooper, the daughter of Hal and Alice Cooper, former fiancée of the late Jason Blossomand soon-to-be mother of twins.

 

Riverdale Casts Hart Denton to Play Betty’s Long-Lost Brother Chic

the role of Chic will be recurring in Season 2; Denton will make his Riverdale debut midway through the upcoming season, which debuts next Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW. We first learned about Chic in last season’s finale, when Betty’s mom Alice confessed that she got pregnant in high school and gave the baby — who grew up to be Chic — up for adoption.

 

 

5 days, 4 hours, 49 minutes and 25 seconds Until the Season 2 Premiere of Riverdale

Cast

Main cast

  • KJ Apa as Archie Andrews
  • Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
  • Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
  • Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
  • Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge
  • Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
  • Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
  • Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper
  • Luke Perry as Fred Andrews
  • Casey Cott as Kevin Keller (season 2; recurring season 1)
  • Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones (season 2; recurring season 1)
  • Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge (season 2)

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Dressed Every Day

It may seem like a cliché, but the way you look can definitely affect the way you feel, both physically and mentally. Boost your confidence with these five ways to look and feel your best.

1. You Are What You Wear

Although some guys think the road to confidence starts with a high-powered job or a big bank account, others understand the power inspired by clothing. Dressing well creates a win-win situation. You look better, which ultimately makes you feel better about yourself. Positive feedback from others boosts your confidence even further, and soon you’re moving through life with poise and self-assurance.

For a quick style update, take advantage of a few easy tips:

  • Match your wardrobe to your lifestyle.
  • Consider slimmer fits.
  • Explore layering.
  • Wear light colors to accentuate body parts and dark colors to hide them.
  • Wear hues that complement eye, hair and skin color.
  • Ditch bulky, pullover sweaters for thin, button-up cardigans.
  • Bump up your wardrobe with a few Henley shirts and some corduroy pants.
  • Save your tennis shoes for the gym, and replace them with mocs or oxfords.
  • Invest in a few leather belts and silk ties.
  • Trade department store shopping for fashion services like Trendy Butler.

2. Comfort Equals Confidence

When it comes to finding your true love, your mom always said, “Don’t settle.” The same goes for your clothing. It’s important to be yourself, so don’t “make do” with styles you don’t completely love. Whether you want a button-down flannel or the perfect vintage motorcycle jacket, staying true to your personality makes you more attractive to others.

3. Get Fit For a Better Fit

Wouldn’t it be great if everything in your closet fit well? In addition to trimming fat and building muscle, a regular fitness routine also relieves stress, improves posture, encourages better sleep and lightens your mood. Add a nutritious diet for extra benefits like disease prevention, more energy and healthier skin. All that adds up to you feeling — and looking — your very best.

4. Grooming 101

Good grooming habits are a given for looking and feeling better. To make sure you’re presenting the best version of yourself, master the basics. Brush your teeth and shower with quality products, wear excellent deodorant and run a comb through your hair every now and then. Whether you prefer a clean shave, a little stubble or a beard, don’t let facial hair get out of hand — and always nix the neck hair.