Does the balrog have wings?

Does the balrog have wings?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's the Balrog's choice.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, explicitly. Tolkien fans will argue a coin-toss if it means believing their headcanon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is it explicit though? I'm not sure I'd call a simile comparing something to wings, and a metaphor playing on the simile "explicit" confirmation of wings.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yep.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yep.

      Yes, explicitly. Tolkien fans will argue a coin-toss if it means believing their headcanon.

      Why didn't the balrog just fly the ring to mordo?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It didn't get the ring.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because even the trees fucking walk in that children's story. Everything walks, everywhere. I wouldn't be surprised if the birds walked too.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I wouldn't be surprised if the birds walked too.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >children's story
          Cheeky.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The ring it didn't have? Also if it got it it probably would have kept it and betrayed Sauron.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >betrayed Sauron
          >betrayed
          That implies the Balrog was working for him. They served Morgoth as fallen Maiar. Had Sauron tried ordering about the Balrog it would have told him to go eat a dick.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not everything that has wings can fly over long distances.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The wings are made of shadow and flame and are useless for flying.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So what's their use then?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Buffeting foes

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Why would you serve food to them?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                They get too full to fight back

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the balrog took a look at the ring and told Frodo it would not be wise to ask it to do so, for the ring would be too tempting to use and would corrupt him

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I love how many zoomers and newfags completely missed this joke
        Excellent post

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What will happen if balrog gets the ring? Will he become more powerful than Sauron or even Morgoth?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Stronger than Sauron, possibly, given time. Tolkien noted that the Ring “belongs” to Sauron, but possession matters, which is why a conflict of ownership between Gandalf and Sauron would have been a razor’s edge too close to call on who would have retained the Ring. The Balrog would have likely been much the same, possibly more so and possibly less depending on how much the Morgoth tie changes things.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reckon so. Whether they're functional or not is a different matter, but it can project flame and shadow into the image of wings.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    John Howe and Alan Lee draw them with wings, and whatever they do in the legendarium is dogma for me

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Also let's at least make something good out of this stupid thread and post some kino balrog art.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably not.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the virgin balrog has wings
    >the virgin balrog doesn't have wings
    >the chad balrog doesn't most of the time but can manifest shadow wings

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like an anime

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    balrogs are just dragon pugs

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    depends on the balrog

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    BETTER QUESTION: When the Balrog became "a thing of slime" did its shape change or did it just get slick like a slug when it was wet?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My assumption was that its flames were snuffed so all that was left was the "fuel" its own vile essence and a mixture of whatever effluence was found in the dark waters beneath the mountain.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >effluence
        I learned a new word today. Thanks, anon.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every time a Balrog dies in the legendarium, it involves falling off a cliff. You'd think one of them would USE their wings if they had any.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do people eat ostrich legs? Like, just big fried chicken legs that you can sling over your shoulder and eat as you go about your day?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I did once. Tasted pretty damn good but then I made the mistake to look up how they are slaughtered and it made me a little sick since the are considerably more intelligent than chickens. I'd still eat them again though.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            But can an ostrich fly the ring into mordor?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Holy shit really? I was kidding when I asked that, but genuinely curious too. I knew people ate their eggs, but for some reason hadn't considered their meat. Was it good? I imagine meat from that big of a bird is tough and dry.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Ostrich Jerky is pretty popular, you can buy it online

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Is it like the gator jerky that's actually like 80% turkey jerky I buy when I'm vacationing in Florida?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It depends where you buy it from, there are quite a few 100% ostrich meat jerky out there.

                What will happen if balrog gets the ring? Will he become more powerful than Sauron or even Morgoth?

                Does the balrog even have fingers small enough to wear the ring? Can the ring grow large enough to accommodate balrog fingers?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                How's Ostrich compare to emu? I've had emu before and they honestly tasted like beef, just with less beef flavor.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                never had emu, ostrich is just kinda real beefy tho tbh

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Holy shit really? I was kidding when I asked that, but genuinely curious too. I knew people ate their eggs, but for some reason hadn't considered their meat. Was it good? I imagine meat from that big of a bird is tough and dry.

          Ostrich is super tasty. If you've ever had grass fed beef it's very very similar to that. I'm in the UK and you can just get it in supermarkets here some times. Would recommend giving it a shot should you ever get a good opportunity to.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why does it matter?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does Aragorn have pants?

  15. 2 months ago
    Smaugchad

    Uh yeah duh

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    He can if he wants to
    All maiars are just shape shifting spirits and demigods

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would a Balrog even answer Sauron or just look at him as another usurper who tries to copy morgoth?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      When Morgoth was still around, most of the later works place Sauron/Gorthaur/Thu as pretty solidly in the position of lieutenant, second in command, so they might retain their loyalty out of adherence to Morgoth’s established hierarchy.

      Of course, they might also disagree with Sauron’s new position of “control and enslave the world” instead of Morgoth’s position of “destroy the world and reduce it all to chaos”

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sauron by taking centre stage and setting himself up to do his own thing is pretty solidly breaking from Morgoth’s intent and hierarchy. I don’t think Sauron could rely on a Balrog showing him any loyalty at all, myself. Even Sauron’s position as lieutenant at the time shouldn’t carry that much weight because the actual authority derived from Morgoth. They might have obeyed him then because he was placed above them, but thr power/authority to do that derived from Morgoth, and Morgoth is gone.

        I think if Sauron had thought there was a genuine possibility for getting loyal Balrogs to join him, he would have already tried it like he did when he corrupted Saruman.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Sauron sexy?

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What system?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      FATAL

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Does the balrog have wings?
    Depends on what he’s been drinking.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the balrog was a merry fellow

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what colour are Spock's bones?

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