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More recently, Legolas and Gimli have personal reasons for animosity. Tolkien didn't write an allegory in The Lord of the Rings (he famously element to the relationship between Legolas and Gimli as written by Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings (creative franchise) Their relationship really had to be closer than a romance for love to have opened the Straight Road (ironic name!) to a dwarf, Why didn't Legolas and Gimli bring Elves and Dwarves to the war?. All the Elves eventually left for the Undying Lands anyway (magic was fading from Middle Earth and Elves are inherently magical) & Gimli had.
At the beginning of the Quest to help Frodo get the Ring to Mordor, Legolas and Gimli have little to do with each other.
They each perform their individual functions and their minor plotlines are centered around the journey and Frodo. Legolas helps worsen matters by his suggestion that only the Dwarf should be blindfolded, pointing his people out as the sole enemy among a company of five different races. Gimli takes the first step, without knowing it. He looks on the Elf he had declared in ignorance to be an evil witch and finds in someone so utterly different from all he has ever known something to love, respect, and honor.
His response of sheer devotion and gallantry to Galadriel starts to break down the wall he and Legolas built up between them, and Legolas rises to meet him. From then on, they travel together wherever they go.
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After their first truce, they are bound together by a more personal quest than the one that sent them out from Rivendell, the quest to rescue the small beings who depended on them. They become legendary among the Rohirrim, ride the same horse for a while, fight together in a battle while holding a friendly competition, venture places no one has dared in centuries, prepare to lay down their lives together at the Black Gate, celebrate the triumph of good over evil together, and finally, at long last, sail to the Undying Lands together.
Gimli is the first and only Dwarf to go to Valinor, drawn by an unlikely friendship and an unlikely love, for an Elven prince and an Elven queen. He's A Geezer Despite his youthful good looks Legolas is one of the most elderly characters in Tolkien's tale.
The author never says how old Legolas actually is, but the immortal Elf refers to Aragorn who is 87 at the start of the quest and Gimli pushing as mere "children" compared to himself. And Legolas claims that he has seen "many an oak grow from acorn to ruinous age.
What's the Sindarin word for geezer? He's A Stoner Legolas can hear what stones are thinking. In the ruins of Hollin near the Gates of Moria, he hears the geology itself lamenting the loss of the Elves who used to live there long ago.
His psychic connection to the landscape is not limited to rocks. In Fangorn Forest he senses what the trees are feeling and this awareness takes his breath away.
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And he does this all without the benefit of psychotropic drugs. Unless, of course, he's been smokin' those mallorn leaf lembas wrappers.
He Has Superpowers Legolas has extreme hearing, telescopic vision, never gets tired or cold, and can defy gravity see 6. And Thranduil loathes Dwarves.
This might account for some of the latent hostility between Legolas and Gimli when they first meet at Rivendell.
The Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Legolas the Elf
According to Tolkien, Elves could even dream while moving about, "blending living night and deep dream. Later on Legolas naps with his eyes wide open, which if you've ever seen someone do it, looks really freaky.
He Can Defy Gravity Elves, for some reason, do not sink into snow, even though they weigh as much as Men.