Apart from the lead characters seen almost throughout the movie, there were other individuals whose presence was briefly witnessed.
Whether it was in the form of normal men or taking the shape of magical beings, these characters befitted their role like a piece in the puzzle.
From the majestic Ent, Treebeard to the fiery demon, Balrog.
Chances are you might have forgotten about these characters, especially if you are in the last chapter of The Return of the King.
Here are some other characters in Lord of the Rings movie series:
- King of the Dead
This character was once known as the King of the Mountains and steered the Men of the Mountains. Their name spring from the fact that they inhabited the White Mountains.
At the time, they were of mortal essence. Their undead state was brought about by the curse that was spoken by Isildur – an individual that was once one of the rulers of Gondor.
Before the curse, the Men of the Mountains were under the rule of Sauron. After the territory of Gondor was formed, the Men of the Mountains were relieved from this rule.
As a sing of gratitude, the King of the mountains made an oath upon the Stone of Erech. He swore to abet Isildur against Sauron’s forces.
When the time came, the King infringed the oath and the whole procession was enslaved to remain undead until the oath is fulfilled.
In the Lord of the Rings, the army of the dead is summoned by Aragorn – a descendant of Isildur and they finally fulfill their oath.
Composed of shadow and fire, the Balrog was a creature of so much dread.
This creature took the shape of a man although it was mighty and its arms were relatively long. Its eyes were glowing and breath from its mouth channeled fire from within.
As seen in the movie, Gandalf tries to fight the Balrog at the bridge of Khazad-Dum.
In an attempt to protect the fellowship, Gandalf destroys the bridge. The Balrog falls into the abyss and drags Gandalf along.
The fight continues during the fall and in the summits of the mountain where the Balrog is defeated. Gandalf also dies and then reappears as Gandalf the white.
During the fight, the Balrog is briefly seen stretching its wings but from the story itself, it is uncertain whether or not the Balrog has wings.
Gothmog was the lieutenant of Minas Ithil. Since he was second in command, he was tasked with leading the enemy troops at the battle of the Pelennor fields right after the death of his superior.
In the movie, he is depicted as an Orc with one of the eyes disfigured. From the story itself, it is not clear whether Gothmog was an Orc or a Nazgul.
During the battle, the odds seemed in favor of Gothmog troops. Aragorn then arrived with the Army of the dead and the tables were turned. Gothmog eventually lost the fight.
This character was a black rider who wore a hooded cloak and was for the most part seen scouting all over middle-earth for the One Ring.
Khamul seemed to sense the presence of the ring and even influence the bearer. This was seen in the event where the four hobbits hid under the roots of a tree upon sighting the rider.
In the old days, Khamul was a man of mortal flesh and ruler of the Nazgul. When the nine rings of power were forged by the Dark Lord, he received one of them.
Sauron had the intention of bending the bearers to his will using the One Ring. The other bearers gave up the rings upon learning the Dark Lord’s trickery.
Although Khamul held on to the ring and his mind became corrupt under the influence of Sauron.
Beechbone was one of the creatures that lived in the Fangorn forest known as Ents. These creatures guarded the trees within the forest and resembled the trees themselves.
This Ent participated in the war against Saruman in Isengard. He was the only Ent that died in the process by being set on fire.
This act only sparked fury in the other Ents to destroy Isengard.