On one hand, Aragorn was the true king and Denethor was the steward. But Aragorn lived to an old age and was kinda boring, and Denethor chose the hour of his death by falling from a tower while on fire. So which one really carried on the dramatic spirit of Numenor?
In a hard to find but crucial Fellowship deleted scene, Boromir pulls a few dumbbells out of his sack and begins doing bicep curls in front of Aragorn near the doors of Moria.
What’s with people in Middle Earth and long hair? Aragorn is a ranger and a warrior. Shouldn’t he want a buzz cut or something that’s gonna be less messy? At least the Hobbits understand.
What you need to be a good ruler:
- Ability to recite poetry on the spot
- Descended from a line of kings
- Fancy sword with a name
- Wife who is more powerful than you
What you don’t need to be a good ruler:
- Knowledge about taxes
- Experience governing
- Anything else
Elrond: You do not know the dangers that lie ahead of you on this quest.
Eowyn: I made you some stew.
Aragorn: Great, I’m starving.