Is The Dweller Really This Big Lord of the Rings Character in The Rings of Power?

Is The Dweller Really This Big Lord of the Rings Character in The Rings of Power? ...

This Lord of the Rings article contains spoilers for The Rings of Power.

The Rings of Power's major flaw has been the absolute absence of any actual rings anywhere to be seen, or any discussion of rings. We've also heard a lot about the show's principal bad guy, but we've finally seen him in the form of a mysterious new character named The Dweller (Bridie Sisson), who is seen peering over the edge of the crater where the Stranger landed in episode 1.

Sauron is a Maiar, a powerful being, who may be distinguished from others in Tolkiens lore. He was initially dubbed Mairon and later known as The Necromancer in The Hobbit. He was also disguised as a beautiful Elf named Annatar, the Lord of Gifts, who developed the Seven and the Nine Rings of Power with Celebrimbor, which would later be given to Dwarves and to Men. Elrond, Gil-galad,

There's been a lot of speculation over whether or not any of the characters we've been following is actually Sauron under a different name. Halbrand was a contender at one point, but we think hes more likely to be a very well-dressed Sauron, even if he's not in hiding. He seemed to dispel the idea himself when it was discussed in episode 5.

The other possibility was that the Stranger himself might be Sauron, but at this point we are pretty sure that he is either Gandalf or Saruman. Nori insists that he is excellent, and he has certainly shown goodness and kindness. He might be Saruman, who was also corrupted in later years, but like Gandalf was originally a member of the Istari and Maiar who were sent to Middle-earth as wizards specifically to assist the peoples of Middle-

The Strangers' unruly beard, his long grey woolen cloak, and his close connection with the Harfoots are all fairly convincing examples of Gandalf. The refrain not all those who [wonder or] wander are lost was also mentioned in episode 5, which could equally apply to Gandalf's friend, so we are almost certain that he is Gandalf at this point.

Annatar appears as a beautiful Elf in Tolkiens legendarium, although the person standing to their left isn't quite the same as the Elves we've seen previously. In fact the leader looks a little like the Devil from Mel Gibsons 2004 film The Passion of the Christ).

Another reason we do not believe Halbrand, Adar, or the Stranger to be Sauron is because they are all involved in the wrong plots: Halbrand is spending most of the series kicking around in Numenor, Adar is learning to speak and trying to avoid killing fireflies with the Harfoots, while Annatar is needing to go to Lindon or to Khazad-dum to try to sabotage Elrond, Gil-galad, Celebrimbor, and Durin

The Wizards were sent to Middle-earth to combat Sauron, so it makes perfect sense that Sauron would follow the comet seen in the first episode to find out who had arrived, and whether or not they would pose a threat to him in the TV version.

The whole scene in general is screaming This Is Sauron! The crater where Probably-Gandalf fell almost appeared like a giant eye for a moment as the image of it in flames faded away. The music sounds like the Black Speech of Mordor. The new character has blackened fingers and carries a staff that looks like a prettier version of some of Saurons weapons.

Weve been waiting for Annatar to appear in Lindon for a few weeks now, and we're extremely happy that he's finally being introduced! He's expected to appear in Lindon soon, hopefully next week, probably looking less evil and more charming. And maybe even get confirmation on the Gandalf front as well.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is now available on Amazon Prime Video.