The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Main characters


  • Frodo Baggins, bearer of the One Ring, given to him by Bilbo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee, gardener and friend of the Bagginses
  • Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry), Frodo's cousin
  • Peregrin Took (Pippin or Pip), Frodo's cousin
  • Gandalf the Grey, a wizard, leads the Fellowship until his fall in Moria, returns from death to lead the armies of the west against Sauron.
  • Aragorn, descendant of Isildur and rightful heir to the thrones of Arnor and Gondor
  • Legolas Greenleaf, an Elf prince and son of King Thranduil of Mirkwood
  • Gimli, son of Glóin, a dwarf
  • Denethor, ruling Steward of Gondor and Lord of Minas Tirith
  • Boromir, the eldest son and heir of Denethor
  • Faramir, younger brother of Boromir
  • Galadriel, Elf co-ruler of Lothlórien, and grandmother of Arwen
  • Celeborn, Elf co-ruler of Lothlórien, husband of Galadriel, and grandfather of Arwen
  • Elrond Half-Elven, Half-elven Lord of Rivendell and father of Arwen
  • Arwen Undómiel, daughter of Elrond, love interest of Aragorn
  • Bilbo Baggins, Frodo's cousin[note 2]
  • Théoden, King of Rohan, ally of Gondor
  • Éomer, the 3rd Marshal of the Mark and Théoden's nephew. Later King of Rohan after Théoden's death.
  • Éowyn, sister of Éomer, who disguises herself as a male warrior named Dernhelm to fight beside Théoden
  • Treebeard, oldest of the Ents


  • Sauron, the Dark Lord and titular Lord of the Rings, a fallen Maia who helped the Elves forge the Rings of Power long ago
  • The Nazgûl or Ringwraiths, men enslaved by Sauron when they accepted his treacherous gifts of Rings of Power
  • The Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, and Sauron's most powerful servant, who commands Sauron's army
  • Saruman the White, a wizard who seeks the One Ring for himself. Originally the chief of the order of wizards of which Gandalf is also a member;[12] corrupted by Sauron through the palantír.
  • Gríma Wormtongue, a secret servant of Saruman and traitor to Rohan, who poisons Théoden's perceptions with well placed "advice"
  • Gollum, a river hobbit originally named Sméagol
  • Shelob, a giant spider who dwells in the passes above Minas Morgul
  • Durin's Bane, a Balrog dwelling beneath the Mines of Moria

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