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40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings

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He Was Originally Supposed to be a Hobbit

Aragorn and Frodo

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Hobbits are the real heroes at the heart of the Lord of the Rings series, and it seems like J.R.R. Tolkien knew that from the start. In fact, Aragorn is the only major human character who gets to be at all heroic, and that almost wasn’t the case. Originally, Aragorn was supposed to be a hobbit as well.

Thankfully, Tolkien decided that at least some of his central characters should be human, and rewrote the character. This allows Aragorn to have a more protective relationship with the hobbits. He’s not only taller than them but a world traveler. Hobbits keep to The Shire, but men like Aragorn travel the world.

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