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Comic 134 - But I'm not dead!

Posted on Tuesday, the 10th of February at 11:00 PM, 2015 in 2015

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DanVzare Tue, 10. Feb 11:00 PM, 2015 edit delete
First thing first, I doubt anyone will get this. The only reason why I made this comic strip was because of this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mKXfnuJxLk

But even though I knew that no one would get the joke, it was just too funny for me to pass up the opportunity.

If you don't want to watch the video, let me just give you the summary of it and the reason for this joke. On the crappy SNES game of The Lord of the Rings, the creators tried to script Gandalf's death by making the Balrog invincible while Gandalf was in your party. This meant that Gandalf had to be killed before you could defeat the Balrog and move on to finish the game. The thing is, if you left Gandalf behind then he wouldn't be in your party, and thus you could kill the Balrog without Gandalf dying. You would just need to go back and get Gandalf to join your party after you defeated the Balrog. The funny part is that the ending still refers to Gandalf as being dead, even though he's clearly walking with everyone.
So there you go, that's the full explanation. :)

Now, the only question remains is that why in the movie did no one try and help Gandalf up? After all, that Balrog only tripped Gandalf up. They could've easily walked up to him and helped him up.
Maybe everyone but Frodo knew that he wasn't actually going to die.

Meh, I'm sure there was a good reason for it in the book.


AlixeTiir Sat, 14. Feb 2:27 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
In the books, I believe gandalf was caught by the balrog's fire whip, so that's why he couldn't get up.
DanVzare Tue, 17. Feb 2:31 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
I'm just going to assume that the scene where Gandalf is holding on the ledge shouting "run you fools" was also in the book. If it was, then that Balrog must have been practically hanging onto Gandalf's foot. Which is pretty damn impressive. You'd think it would've torn his leg off or something.

On the other hand, I suppose it much more likely that the whip tripped him up, and Gandalf was pulled off the ledge when the whip had fully extended and yanked Gandalf off. I haven't read the books, but I can definitely see that being the case.

Thanks for telling me.