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

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Elrond Kept His Identity A Secret

Elrond Identity Secret

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Elrond worked hard to keep Aragorn’s identity a secret from everyone around him. He knew that Isildur’s heir would be an instant target for Sauron and his allies, and wanted to keep Aragorn safe. Isildur’s heir could ultimately prove crucial in beating Sauron back.

Elrond’s gambit certainly paid off. Aragorn plays a huge role in Sauron’s defeat. Although Elrond and Aragorn don’t agree on everything, Elrond always had Aragorn’s best interest at heart. Conveniently, what was best for Aragorn was also best for Middle Earth. By keeping Aragorn’s identity a secret even from Aragorn himself, Elrond killed two birds with one stone.

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