End of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” of its first season and concluded with important events for what will come in the following installments. For example, with the creation of the Rings of Power and, above all, the revelation of the true Sauron’s Identity. Since there are still many unanswered questions, here we will explain the Dark Lord’s plan in the first video series.
Throughout the season there were a lot of mystery around this character. At one time we thought it might be ” the stranger” who appeared with the fall of the meteorite and even confused the witches. However, this turned out to be Gandalf.
On another occasion, thought it might be to give awaybut some fans had also drawn the theory that it was actually Halbrand.
The mystery around Sauron was one of the main in the series and it makes sense that the developers, JD Payne et Patrick McKay, changed the name and the strategy used to approach the elves. After following to the letter what JRR Tolkien points out in his work, it would have been very predictable.
Then we will explain everything we know about Sauron’s plan throughout “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” began with Galadriel’s endless quest to find Sauronthe servant of Morgoth who had managed to escape and had been the cause, indirectly, of the death of his brother.
Where was Sauron during the early years of the Second Age? Well, what Adar says is true to the canon of the books. After the devastating war against Morgoth, Sauron regretted all the destruction he had caused and took on the task of trying to heal Middle-earth.
However, in something a very Machiavellian situation or Nagato (for anime fans reading us), Sauron realized that I had to rule the world to be able to heal it.
The experimentation on the orcs was one of their attempts to regain their precious ” power over meat” , most this caused a quarrel with Adarthe dark elf who had developed a strong bond with these creatures and was fed up with Sauron’s mistreatment of them.
When Joseph Mawle character tells Galadriel he murdered Sauronprobably he wasn’t lying, because he could believe he had done it. However, with the Dark Lord being the master of manipulation, he managed to trick her into believing this was true.
Being a Maia, Sauron couldn’t really diebut only his physical body is dead and the spirit recharged then took another formwho Halbrand was.
This explains the thirst for revenge he has when meeting Adartelling him ” remember me? Do you remember what you did to me?”. The elf does not recognize him, as the Dark Lord has taken on a new physical form. which was probably not similar to the one he had before.
Another question about Sauron’s plan is If you always planned to meet Galadriel in the sea. Since this never happens in the books, and the show doesn’t give a definitive explanation, it’s unclear if this was part of his strategy.
However, it is possible that this is the case, since Sauron needed a way to get closer to the elves and Galadriel, being in a vulnerable and lonely situation, was the best alternative.
Their meeting in the middle of the sea may not be a coincidence, since it seems strange that the Dark Lord ended up stranded on a dilapidated raft with a group of humans.
Among the audience of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”, there is much debate about the nature of the relationship between Galadriel and Sauron. Throughout the season, the tension and subtle flirting scenes between the two were evident, but if for a moment you think that there is a forbidden love story there, you are wrong.
As we mentioned earlier, Sauron/Halbrand is the master of manipulation. It is such a corrupt entity that there is no way for it to feel emotions such as love, empathy, sadness.
In episode 8, when he offers Galadriel to be his queen, it’s not out of love after the adventures they lived together, but because was able to identify how powerful he really is. Because of this, he would rather have her on his side, adding to his cause, than as an enemy.
As for Morfydd Clark’s character, well, we don’t know if he fell in love with him, but yes, it is obvious that it formed a great connection and that his betrayal disappointed her greatly.
Again, many details were left undefined by the series, although they did deviate from canon. For him, to explain whether Sauron was behind the creation of Mordor, we must also analyze some details and speculate.
Although it is Adar who leads the mission to create a home for his “children”, the orcs, and seems motivated, we have already seen Sauron’s great ability to manipulate people and make them act in his favor without them realizing it. Therefore, it’s possible that Sauron could have instilled this mission in Adar, while he sat on the sidelines tending to other important pieces like the creation of the rings.
In addition, the mechanism to activate the volcano was not worked out by Adarwho was only in charge of digging the tunnels, but by someone much more powerful, possibly Sauron or Morgoth himself.
Whoever is responsible, the truth is that proves handy for Sauronwho returns to Mordor at the end of the season.
WHAT WILL SAURON DO IN SEASON 2 OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER?
Most likely, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” season 2, Sauron will begin to build his fortress in Mordor and gather his forces.
Additionally, he will seek to obtain the Rings of Power created by Celebrimbor, for which he will make an attack on Eregion.
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