40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Aragorn Learned He Was Isildur’s Heir at 20
Aragorn spent the first 20 years of his life without the knowledge of what his future held. As far as he knew, he was just a normal man. When he turned 20, though, he learned that he was Isildur’s heir, and thus the rightful ruler of Gondor.
That kind of burden can change who you are, especially when it comes after 20 years of ignorance. It’s probably for the best that Aragorn didn’t find out sooner. He got to have some time as a care-free kid. As soon as he turned 20, though, he found out that he may be man’s last hope of survival.