40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Aragorn Already Knows Gollum
During Aragorn’s years of exploring, he was tasked with tracking Gollum and finding out more about the ring. Although Aragorn doesn’t interact with Gollum much inside the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he does carry some prior knowledge of Gollum with him.
He also learned some things about the ring, and the powerful effect it had had on Gollum. That may make his eventual decision to reject the ring somewhat easier. Having seen how it corrupted Gollum, Aragorn knows that its power is not worth the cost. Aragorn’s life has made him the noble man that he is, not his bloodline.