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Poll: Similarities between Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings

A lot has been made of similarities between these two works of fiction over the years (especially on the internet) below is a list of the most noted upon similarities, which do you think is the most remarkable? Discuss Here

Results of 4,602 votes:

  1. 1.

    Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

     
    A wise, grey bearded, wizard mentor. (Dumbledore and Gandalf)
  2. 2.

    Ralph Fiennes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

     
    Dark Lords that have extreme power, lose it all, can't take physical form though their spirit lives on, they bide their time to then regain power again. (Lord Voldermort and Sauron)
  3. 3.

    Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

     
    Young orphan protagonists (Harry and Frodo) that both start the story living with their Uncle's. (Vernon and Bilbo).

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