Gandalf: Into his heart the thought will
not enter that any will refuse it, that having the Ring we may seek
to destroy it. If we seek this, we shall put him out of reckoning. If we send the ring to the fire, we will totally…subvert his expectations! *Gandalf winks at camera*
How am I supposed to reconcile this:
“Gandalf was shorter in stature than the other two; but his long white hair, his sweeping silver beard, and his broad shoulders, made him look like some wise king of ancient legend. In his aged face under great snowy brows his eyes were set like coals that could suddenly burst into fire.”
“But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows
that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.”
So Gandalf looks like a wise king of ancient legend, but with eyebrows that are longer than a shady hat? They have to be like 4 or 5 inches long, how am I supposed to picture him as a wise king with those things on his face?
Once they found out he was immortal and could be sent back, I’m surprised Merry and Pippin didn’t try to get Gandalf to do outrageously dangerous stunts for their amusement.
Gandalf: May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years.
Barliman: Can you also do something about my appetizers? I don’t just sell ale
Gandalf: *sigh* may your beer cheese dip be as cheesy and delicious as possible for 7 years…
I know Gandalf wanted Smaug to be killed to he couldn’t align with Sauron, but seriously Smaug is the laziest dragon ever. How was Sauron supposed to use him for evil when all he wants to do is sleep on a pile of gold?
When Gandalf realizes that they’re up against a Balrog and admits that he’s already weary, why not restore some of his energy with some lembas? Stuff like 20 lembas’s in his mouth and throw him at the Balrog and watch him kick its ass! Why did no one think of this?
Elrond: based on my understanding of the One Ring, we want a ringbearer who won’t be tempted to use the ring or powerful enough to do anything if they succumbed to it.
Gandalf: so…like…a baby?
Elrond: exactly what I was thinking. But a baby will turn invisible if it puts the ring on, and no one would be able to find an invisible baby!
Gimli: not if it was a dwarven baby! it wouldn’t turn invisible.
Elrond: perfect! we need a dwarven baby to be our ringbearer.
Frodo: Gollum deserves death!
Gandalf: Deserves it! I dare say he does. Many that live deserve death and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be so eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the wise cannot see all ends.
Frodo: So you shouldn’t kill someone because you could use them sometime in the future?
Gandalf: Yup! I learned that from my friend Dumbledore. What a smart guy.