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Poll: Central Character of 'The Lord of the Rings'

This is a re-creation of a poll by Drevnibor that was published on January 3, 2016.

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has many important characters, and for years, both fans and critics have been arguing... who, exactly, is the central* character of The Lord of the Rings' story?

*central in a very broad sense of the word - you can interpret it any way you want

Discussion thread

Results of 945 votes:

  1. 1.

    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

     
    FRODO BAGGINS FOR: Frodo is an ''everyman'' who voluntarily put the fate of the whole world on his small shoulders, and was probably the only Fellowship member who could carry the One Ring for such a …
  2. 2.

    Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

     
    ARAGORN FOR: Brave, strong, of noble birth, acting as a supreme leader of the armies of Men - Aragorn is the very definition of a classical hero in fiction. Also, the final volume of The Lord of the R…
  3. 3.

    Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

     
    GANDALF FOR: Gandalf was called THE Enemy of Sauron, because his entire purpose in Middle-earth was to help with stopping the Dark Lord. Also, he was the one who started the Quest of the Ring, and was…

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