Only 30% Of Lord Of The Rings Fans Can Name These Characters

It's been over 15 years since we first saw the first movie from Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003). Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) premiered in 19 December 2001, but it seems as though it was yesterday. This is because we can watch every one of these films countless times and we're never bored!

Besides the major theme of these films, namely the good vs bad theme, we see a lot of other ones, and this is what makes these films unique. We see the theme of friendship and the theme of love. We see the theme of freedom and the theme of greed. We see the theme of otherness and the theme of universality. We see how getting through such an experience changes people.

It follows, therefore, that although a lot of these characters belong to different races, many of their experiences and emotions are very human. We see hobbits, wizards, elves, dwarfs, Ents, Orcs, Uruk-hais, and men and each one of them has something distinct to share with us.

So, let's see how many real Lord Of The Rings fans are out there! Let's have some fun, and start naming as many characters as we can from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003)!

Question 1

Name this character

We can’t say his real name, but we can call him the ‘ring bearer’ like Galadriel in Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) does! He decides to take it upon himself to take the ring to Mount Doom and throw it in the fire so as to get rid of it forever. He goes through many things, and the ring eventually wins him over, but we still can’t blame him entirely! He has a great name, which according to Wikipedia is also given to “a street in the Dutch town of Geldrop.” Does that name come to mind?

Question 2

Name this character

“It all began with the forging of the Great Rings” says this character as the Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) begins. Audiences were able to see this character later on when the characters in the fellowship enter Lothlórien. We can see that she is a royal elf as she rules this place. She inspires respect, and we can totally see why! According to Wikipedia, Tolkien “describes Galadriel as ‘the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves that remained in Middle-earth’ and the ‘greatest of elven women’” and we couldn’t agree more! Remember the name of this character?

Question 3

Name this character

Okay, let’s start with someone from the fellowship of the ring! We know this guy! He appears in a great time of need for our favorite four hobbits and we couldn’t be more grateful! According to Wikipedia, “in the Lord Of The Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) directed by Peter Jackson, [this character] is played by Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen who took over the role from Stuart Townsend after four days of shooting because Jackson felt Townsend was too young for the role” (wow didn’t see that one coming!). We can’t be sure what Townsend would have done, but we’re very pleased with what we got with Mortensen! Remember this character’s name?

Question 4

Name this character

Perhaps he isn’t the brightest of the hobbits, but he is certainly the funniest and he has the biggest heart! We love this character for his optimistic views and his incredibly beautiful voice! Part of this character’s charm comes from his accent! Unlike the other three hobbits, he speaks with a Scottish accent, and there’s actually a reason for that! According to Wikipedia, Peter Jackson “found that [Billy] Boyd's comic timing was not as keen when he was not using his native accent. Therefore, it was decided to allow Boyd to play the role with a Scottish accent” (well we wouldn’t have it any other way!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 5

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It was a time that Hugo Weaving was in every film that amazed us! He was an agent, he was an elf, he then became a vigilante! The way Weaving plays this character is mesmerizing because we can see every emotional change throughout the films. Most of all, we can see his love as a father. We know that this character didn’t want his daughter to be with a mortal, but this isn’t exactly the case in the book. According to Wikipedia, “unlike the book, he is more skeptical of Aragorn both in terms of his ability to lead the Men of the West and the courtship of his daughter.” Remember the name of this character?

Question 6

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We know that The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003) has been cast quite well. One of those perfect casting choices is Sir. Christopher Lee as this character. According to Wikipedia, “it made sense to make greater use of [Lee’s] star status,” and therefore, this character is “significantly more active in the first two films than in the corresponding books, and he appears in several scenes that are not depicted in Tolkien's work” (Lucky us!). Everything about this performance is awesome, and we don’t know if another actor could have done it any better! Remember the name of this character?

Question 7

Name this character

And we’ve come to this guy! He is a character that we’re not sure how to feel about. After all, he is yet another victim of the One ring, and he is the one that has struggled the most. Also we see a glimmer of happiness and innocence from time to time, and perhaps we hope that he can like that once again! But there are other times that we know he shouldn’t be close to our favorite characters. Those times that he coughs. According to Wikipedia, the actor portraying this character, Andy Serkis, “based the iconic throat noise on the sound of his cat coughing up hairballs” (that's hilarious!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 8

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There are many things that make this character a fan favorite. Of course, there are moments that we don’t really like him. But there are those others moments, the moments he recognizes Aragorn as the true heir of Gondor, the moments we see how protective he is of his younger brother and of the hobbits that we can’t help but love him. There’s another reason that this character is exceptional! According to Screen Rant, “legend told that these princes” that is to say the two Stuart brothers “had the blood of both men and elf running through their veins” (wow didn’t see that one coming!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 9

Name this character

Another one of our favorite hobbits! Like his best friend Pippin, this character also loves food and smoking his pipe (who can say no to a beer, a nice song, and dancing after all?!). We love this guy because he is sweet and he is brave! It turns out that this was what Tolkien himself was trying to communicate through this character’s name! According to Tolkien Getaway, this character’s name was inspired by “the legendary leader of a group of Welsh mercenaries who settled Armorica (modern Brittany) in the fourth century and founded the house of Rohan” (That’s awesome!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 10

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We have already said that Éowyn was in truly in love with Aragorn. But as we all know, Aragorn couldn’t reciprocate her love because he was already in love with Elrond’s daughter! We see from Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) that there’s something between them. Later on, we see some flashbacks in order to get a better idea about Aragorn’s character through their back story. What we never learned from the trilogy is that this character “fell in love with Aragorn when she was 2,700 years old” (Thanks Screen Rant for sharing!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 11

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This character is Frodo’s gardener. We know that from Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001). He is asked to accompany Frodo to Rivendell and he did so until the very end. The power dynamic of their relationship has been compared to the Batman and Alfred’s relationship according to Wikipedia "although the class differences between [this character] and Frodo are somewhat subdued, he still refers to Frodo as ‘Mr.’ (but not ‘Master’)” (wow a very interesting point to make!). Perhaps one might go as far to say that this character is the true hero of the film seeing that without him Frodo wouldn’t be able to accomplish his task. Remember this character’s name?

Question 12

Name this character

This character is the one that gives Frodo the One ring after he decides to go on one last adventure. He is Frodo’s uncle and he too is one of the ring's victims. In the Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003), he is played by Ian Holm. Interestingly enough, according to Wikipedia, Ian Holm was the one “who had played Frodo in the BBC radio series 20 years earlier” (Wow didn’t see that one coming!). Now we all know that holding the ring to one’s possession makes one age slower. When this character is about to go on said adventure, he is 111 years old, but he doesn’t look it! That’s why without the ring, he only manages to go up to Rivendell. Remember this character’s name?

Question 13

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This character has to be one of the most intriguing ones in the Tolkien universe. Perhaps we say that because he is very complex being guided by opposite moods. According to Tolkien Getaway “keen observers of [this character] often detected a veiled power, usually revealed in his eyes, which appeared deep and wise. He was alternately affectionate and brusque; he often surprised others with his bluntness when time was of the essence. [He] consistently upbraided foolish behavior, but also richly rewarded those who acted with good intentions” (How can a guy like this not be interesting, right?!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 14

Name this character

The great fiery eye is now fixed upon us! The eye is one of the things in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003) that sticks with us. We can never forget it both because we never thought we’d see something like that and because its very concept is unsettling. According to Tolkien Getaway, the eye is “the symbol of the Dark Lord following the loss of the One Ring. This symbol was adopted to show his unceasing vigilance and piercing perception, and was displayed on the weaponry of his [followers], or at least the orcs.” Remember the Dark Lord’s name?

Question 15

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Since we’re talking about elves again, there’s one more we have to mention! He is the elf that joined the fellowship of the ring by offering his bow to Frodo after he volunteered to get the One ring to Mordor. We also know that this elf was portrayed by Orlando Bloom. Perhaps what we didn’t know is that “due to technical mishaps involving Bloom's contact lenses, in the films [this character’s] eye color sometimes changes between brown, purple, and blue” (Thanks for sharing Wikipedia!). Of course, there so many things to notice about this character that this constant change in his eye color is of no importance! Remember his name?

Question 16

Name this character

This character is the dwarf that joins the fellowship and he is portrayed by John Rhys-Davies. It should be noted that “Rhys-Davies happened to be taller than the actors playing the Hobbits. Thus in scenes where [this character] and the Hobbits appear together, their respective sizes remain in proportion, whereas in scenes where they have to interact with human-sized characters, tricks of scale had to be employed, especially since John Rhys-Davies is also taller than Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom” (Wow! We never would have guessed that!). Overall, this character is one of the great comic reliefs in the films especially due to his stubbornness and bravery! Remember his name?

Question 17

Name this character

This character is basically Gollum, but before he was turned into a creature by the One ring. But the ring didn’t turn him into Gollum right away! According to Screen Rant, this character “returned to his village” and he “would spy on and steal from his friends and family. His behavior became increasingly spiteful and anti-social, until they could take it no more. Perhaps they also began to suspect him in Déagol’s disappearance. Finally, his grandmother took the initiative and banished [him] from Stoor-kind, triggering his transformation into full-on Gollum” (Wow didn’t see that one coming!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 18

Name this character

We meet this character in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)! We’re not sure how to feel about him in the beginning because he seems to be a bit selfish. We then realize that he is in great pain. To be more exact, being Boromir’s brother meant both the loss of someone close to him and constantly being overshadowed as the useless son. In a more positive note, as we know the character is portrayed by David Wenham. According to Wikipedia, “the actor jokes that he got the role because he and Sean Bean, who played Boromir, both had large noses” (that’s hilarious!). Remember this character’s name?

Question 19

Name this character

And why was Théoden bewitched by Saruman to begin with? Well this character who was very close to Théoden was also working for Saruman. He is, in other words, a bad guy. This character was portrayed by Brad Dourif. It turns out that According to Dourif, “Jackson encouraged him to shave off his eyebrows so that the audience would immediately have a subliminal reaction of unease to the character” (Thanks for sharing Wikipedia!). Well we can’t say that we don’t agree! This character makes us feel very uncomfortable no matter how many times we’ve seen Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)! Remember his name?

Question 20

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As Aragorn (and anyone else before him) does not sit on the throne of Gondor, someone else has to take his place. A Stuart family was appointed of which Boromir and Faramir were the last of the bloodline. That being said, it was Boromir and Faramir’s father that sat on the throne and he was the last Stuart King. Overall, this character is very interesting! According to Wikipedia, “in the DVD commentary of that film, Jackson describes [this character] as a sort of Shakespearean tragic character” since he is portrayed “as a weak ruler who works against his kingdom's defense” (That’s an interesting point!). This character made a lot of poor decisions which can be characterized as the cause of a Shakespearean flaw. Remember this character’s name?

Question 21

Name the character on the left

This character is one of the most prominent female hobbits! We meet her in Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) as Sam stares at her! It’s quite clear that Sam is in love with her, but hasn’t done anything to show his interest. After the quest he goes through with everyone, Sam returns to the Shire and makes his move! Later on, we see that he has married the girl of his dreams, and that they have two beautiful daughters! Now about her name! According to Tolkien Getaway, “she is, like many female Hobbits, named after a flower.” Remember her name?

Question 22

Name this character

This character is another elf that the film audiences got to meet from Tolkien’s universe! In fact, he is Galadriel’s husband and lord of their home Lothlórien! We’re not sure if he has powers like Galadriel (telecommunication, glimpses of the future etc) but he still is a very elegant and powerful elf in other ways. Further, according to Wikipedia this character is “one of the other possible members of The White Council, along with the mightiest of Elves like Glorfindel and Erestor, Elrond's chief counselor” (well perhaps that kind of makes sense!). Remember the name of the Lord of Lothlórien?

Question 23

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This character is one of the many amazing and unusual creatures that we find in Tolkien’s universe. It turns out that there is a rumor about this character! According to Wikipedia “it's believed that many of [this character’s] mannerisms were based on Tolkien's friend C.S. Lewis, a loud, bombastic man known for his powerful stride and overwhelming presence” (That’s hilarious!). Although he doesn’t have a lot of screen-time, it is safe to say that he is one of fan favorites! He has a great sense of humor and in general he is an incredible presence in Tolkien’s universe. Remember his name?

Question 24

Name this character

The first man who got the One ring when he took it out of Sauron’s hand after he defeated him. The ring instantly got to him considering that after the battle Elrond takes him to Mount Doom to throw the ring in the lava, but this character refuses. Interestingly enough, there is a fun fact about this scene. According to Tolkien Getaway, “in all versions, [this character] does not speak save for one word -'No'- when he refuses to throw the ring into the Crack of Doom. This line was not spoken by Sinclair, but by Hugo Weaving, who played Elrond.” Remember this character’s name?

Question 25

Name this character

This particular character appears only in Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003). According to Wikipedia, he “was the lieutenant of the Witch-king in the Third Age, from Minas Morgul, notably at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.” We learn that he is an Orc, and as an Orc he most probably used to be an elf before he transformed into the figure we see in the third and final movie of Peter Jackson’s trilogy (2001-2003). He is relentless and he is definitely powerful. In the end, however, he is defeated. Remember the name of this character?

Question 26

Name this character

And we’re finally talking about the King of Rohan. This character pretty much follows the lead of his book counterpart since “as in the books, this character (played by Bernard Hill) first makes an appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)” according to Wikipedia. But as we read on his Wikipedia page, we learn that although in the film “the Lord of the Mark is actually possessed and prematurely aged by Saruman” that’s not the case in the book! (Wow didn’t see that one coming!). Old and frail in the beginning, but eventually he gets his strength back. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have doubts about himself and his strength throughout his screen-time. Remember this character’s name?

Question 27

Name this character

In Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Sauron asks Saruman to create an army for him. Then, Saruman creates an army of Uruk-hais and sends them along with some Orcs to get the hobbit that has the One ring. Uruk-hais are stronger and larger than Orcs, so they see themselves as better than the Orcs (they see themselves as the leaders). So, it makes sense that the Orc in the picture has a name which according to Tolkien Getaway “was a contemptuous term for the lesser Orcs of Mordor and Isengard, used especially among the larger and stronger Uruk-hai.” Remember that name?

Question 28

Name this character

This character is introduced to us in Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001), when the fellowship enters Lothlórien. In fact he is the one that guides them to Galadriel. His role does not end there, however, since he is also included in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) during which he leads an army of elves to help in Helm’s Deep. This character’s name is very unique since according to Tolkien Getaway “Tolkien explained [his name] as Sindarin for ‘Hidden Hero,’” (Which in our opinion is very appropriate!). Remember this unique and awesome name?

Question 29

Name this character

We’ve talked about Éowyn, so perhaps the time has come to talk about her brother! Like Éowyn, he is introduced to us in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) in which he is banished by the kingdom of Rohan. We see from the very beginning that this character is honorable and caring. According to Tolkien Getaway, “he was [also] tall, strong and possessed of great passion and also was considered a valiant and splendid warrior and a discerning and decent man” (we see all that in Karl Urban’s great performance!). Unfortunately, this character has a smaller part in the films, but at least he’s in on the action! Remember his name?

Question 30

Name the horse

This is the horse of Gandalf after he turns into Gandalf the White. According to Wikipedia, he is “a horse of Rohan, and the chief of the Mearas” that has “fantastic speed and stamina. Like the other mearas, [this horse] was a 'grey' or silver stallion and could understand the speech of Men.” (yet another incredible creature in Tolkien’s universe!). We first see him in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) when Gandalf (now a White wizard) encounters Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas. We see his magnificence by the way Gandalf treats him and describes him! Remember his name?

Question 31

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This character is a commander of Rohan’s Kingdom and the closest one to King Théoden. His role is vital because he helps paint a more elaborate picture for King Théoden. According to Wikipedia, “in the DVD extras, Bernard Hill (who plays Théoden) explained that he did not think Théoden would seem very authoritative if he was shouting out his own orders; he felt a king should have a lieutenant that shouted out the king's orders to his troops, so [this] character was expanded to follow Théoden around throughout the movies” (Wow didn’t see that one coming!). Remember the name of this character?

Question 32

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This character is connected to a great loss. He appears in Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) and he is the reason with think that we’ve lost Gandalf forever. He is not the main antagonist of the film; he is merely one of the barriers the fellowship has to overcome in order to get to Mount Doom. We see in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) that he is defeated by Gandalf and we couldn’t be happier! Now, about his name: according to Tolkien Getaway the name of this character is “Sindarin for ‘Demon of Might’” (Very suitable if we’re asked for our opinion!). Remember his name?

Question 33

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This particular character is the second in command when it comes to Sauron. He is the leader of the nine kings (the men who were given 9 rings to rule). According to Wikipedia, besides his name, he is “also known as the Lord of the Nazgûl and the Black Captain,” (Well, that’s accurate!). He is the one that traces Frodo and almost transforms him into a Nazgûl as well with his knife. He is the one that fights Éowyn and is eventually defeated by her after she says the famous line “I am no man.” Remember the name of this character?

Question 34

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This character is the owner of ‘The Prancing Pony,’ the pub that Gandalf and Frodo were supposed to meet after Gandalf had visited Saruman and informed him about the One ring. According to Tolkien Getaway, “'The Prancing Pony' in Bree was kept by the Butterbur Family for many generations and [this character] inherited it before the War of the Ring” (so The Prancing Pony was a family business! Who would have thought!). Even if his screen-time is brief this character has our trust because Gandalf trusts him and it turns out that he was right since he never gave the hobbits to the Nazgûl! Remember his name?

Question 35

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We are introduced to this character in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as the legendary ‘The King of the Golden Hall’ theme is playing. She is a noble woman of Rohan, who wishes to protect the kingdom and her closest ones any way she can. No one can forget her encounter with one of the Nazgûl and her “I am no man” quote. Besides her bravery, we also witness her falling in love with Aragorn. It turns out that “Tolkien intended for Éowyn to marry Aragorn. Later, however, he decided against it because Aragorn was ‘too old and lordly and grim’ (Wow didn’t see that one coming! Thanks Wikipedia!). Remember the name of this amazing character?

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