A brand new rumor for Prime Video’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series has hit the internet and claims to reveal significant plot details for the show’s first episode.
This latest rumor comes from YouTuber and The Lord of the Rings fan Gary Buechler at Nerdrotic. After going over a number of “superfan” reactions who saw around 20 minutes of footage from the show and were privy to a Q&A with The Rings of Power showrunners, Buechler discusses the latest information he’s obtained about the show.
He begins, “I’m not gonna spoil the whole plot of the first episode, but I’ll tell you right now how the episode starts. You remember Peter Jackson’s epic prologue prior to The Lord of the Rings that breaks down very succinctly what happens in the second age, and hell, even the prologue to The Hobbit is pretty good. And I’m not saying there isn’t one here, but it’s preceded by, and this is the very first scene, Galadrial getting bullied.”
“That’s right. Galadriel getting bullied,” Buechler continues. “Does that sound like Tolkien or modern bulls***? I’m not say elves weren’t capable of bullying little girls, even one that’s going to be the most powerful of all of them, one that is royalty.”
“Maybe it’s her brothers, the ones that all end up dead prior to the Second Age. Although it looks either one is going to survive or we have yet another original character because Galadriel does indeed have a living brother. Now, we know it couldn’t be Finrod who died saving Beren killing a werewolf with his bare hands and then he died in the dark. That’s Beren of Beren of Lúthien,” he asserts.”
Buechler then says, “Now, this rumor has been out there since December of 2021, “The Lord of the Rings rumor claims one of Galadriel’s brothers plays a leader of a band of orcs.” Now, I’m not sure about that, but this brother is marked by Sauron.”
“That rumor came from the Fellowship of the Fans, and I’m here to confirm it,” he declares. “Our girl, warrior Galadriel, is indeed leading a hunting party for Sauron.”
“The other two characters that the show decides to focus on over Gil-Galad, Celeborn, Celebrimbor, Círdan the Shipwright, or even Elrond Half-elven, who was called Herald Elrond in this, which is at least proper, because he was the herald to Gil-Galad. Well, that second character is Eleanor or Nori Brandyfoot, the female Bilbo and Frodo. That’s right, an original character,” Buechler reveals.
He adds, “And the third character it’s going to focus on is another original character, Arrondir. Our EOC or elf of color. We will also get to see our HOCs, Hobbits of color. Now, why in the hell would you tell everybody you’re respecting Tolkien and start your very first episode by focusing on two original characters. I call bulls***.”
“Never mind the fact that Hobbits aren’t part of the story and wizards aren’t even supposed to be in the Second Age, or have — and I can’t even believe I’m saying this — have one of your legacy characters like Galadriel going after an original character or an original concept. It’s sacrilege,” he decries.
“Again, they chose to use the word ‘diverse’ in their very first statement, and the first three character that they chose to show in their trailer are the first three characters they chose to focus on in their first episode,” he concluded the scoop portion of the video.
What do you make of this latest rumor? Are you surprised by this information? Do you believe it?