Quick Answer: Why Didnt They Save Gandalf?

Did Gandalf know he would die?

I have no reference handy, but in the movie at least it was implied that Gandalf knew we would die if he went to Moria.

It reflects his great courage that he went to Moria anyway, and that he stood against the Balrog to buy the others time, though he knew it was suicide..

Did Gandalf know the Balrog was in Moria?

So Gandalf knew about the Balrog… and the Orcs. … He also knew that probably Balin wasn’t alive anymore and that there were orcs in Moria. He knew, but he also knew that it was the only way to go through the mountains without getting caught by Saruman. Gandalf knew more than we think.

Why didn’t Gandalf use the Eagles to destroy the ring?

They respected Gandalf who had always respected them. Gandalf knew the importance of secrecy and calling in the eagles is just about the least secret thing they could do. This. The eagles weren’t interested in the war or the ring or whatever men and elves were up to.

Does Gandalf come back to life?

Gandalf is “sent back” as Gandalf the White, and returns to life on the mountain top. Gwaihir, lord of eagles, carries him to Lothlórien, where he is healed of his injuries and re-clothed in white robes by Galadriel.

Can the Balrog fly?

The smoke, darkness and aura of the balrogs seem to take the shape of dark wings, but they might not be physical and thus, can’t be used to fly. … The Balrog couldn’t fly because its wings were not actual physical wings but a manifestation of the darkness that shrouded their figure.

Where did Gandalf go when he died?

4 Answers. By dying when he did, Gandalf had not completed his task of helping to defeat Sauron. In addition, his comrade Saruman had betrayed his order. And so, he was sent back to Middle-earth as Gandalf the White by Eru, the highest power in the Middle-earth universe.

What if Gandalf survived Moria?

If Gandalf had survived Moria and arrived in Lórien with the rest of them, they would have had less need of rest and healing (of grief as well as physical fatigue) and probably had left somewhat earlier. It is difficult to tell if Gandalf would have prevented Boromir’s madness or the attack of Uglúk’s band.

Why didn’t the elves fight in Lord of the Rings?

The short answer: The Elves time was ending, they lacked the numbers to mobilize a large force, and Elrond was likely concerned with maintaining the protection of Rivendell and the elves that remained there. He did send his two sons to aid Aragorn though.

Why did they not help Gandalf?

They didn’t help Gandalf because Gandalf was helping them. When Gandalf said “Fly, you fools” he wasn’t suggesting Quantas. The Balrogs were fierce and deadly enemies even of the Maiar, and far beyond the strength of all but a few of the Eldar and more than a match for any of the Kings of Men.

Why didn’t Gandalf warn the fellowship about the Balrog?

The movie implies that Gandalf knew there was a balrog in Moria and that is why he didn’t want to go that route, because they could possibly die and lose the ring. Gandalf was not aware of the massive orc presence in Moria so he could not warn them of that.

Is Legolas older than Gandalf?

Legolas is older than Gandalf. Gandalf (Olorín) is a Maya Who has took the form of a wizard (Istari). If his physical form will die, as it did in the second movie, he will have a “new one”, because he is immortal. Gandalf is 2 019 years old at the time of the war of the ring.

How does Gandalf defeat Balrog?

Gandalf pursued the monster for eight days, until they climbed to the peak of Zirakzigil, where the Balrog was forced to turn and fight, its body erupting into new flame. Here they fought for two days and nights. In the end, the Balrog was defeated and cast down, breaking the mountainside where it fell “in ruin”.

Why can’t Sam carry the ring?

Wild fantasies arose in his mind…..in that hour of trial it was the love of his master that helped him most…he knew in the core of his heart that he was not large enough to bear such a burden. Sam knows he cannot bear the Ring or destroy it.

Why did Boromir stop Frodo from helping Gandalf?

He would not have been able to help Gandalf on his own, so if the bridge had collapsed while they were helping Gandalf, they would have lost at least three members of the fellowship, including Gandalf, and the One Ring, which would mean that Middle-Earth had practically lost the war with Sauron allready.

Why is Gandalf so powerful?

Gandalf possesed Power of the mind and ability to influence people and great wisdom. Gandalf is the wisest of the Maiar. He was known as Olórin, who sometimes dwelt in the gardens of Irmo and was the pupil of Nienna, who taught him wisdom and pity, and of Manwë and Varda.