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Poll: Lord of the Rings/Star Wars Similarities

There are many similarites between Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Which of these do you consider the most remarkable?

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    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Orphan protagonists (Luke and Frodo) that both start the story living with their Uncles.
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    Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    A 'comic relief' pairing (C-3PO and R2-D2/ Merry and Pippin).
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    Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    A wise, powerful mentor who dies during the first installment (Gandalf and Obi-Wan Kenobi)
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    Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    Final battles that happen near lava (Anakin vs Obi-Wan and the Frodo vs Gollum in Mount Doom).
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    Andy Serkis in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Andy Serkis portrays a motion capture villain who dies in both occasions (Gollum and Snoke).
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    David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The main villains (Darth Vader and Sauron) have a dark armor and cover their faces.
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    Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, and John Rhys-Davies in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    An iconic trio (Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli/Luke, Han and Leia).
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    Mark Hamill and David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Both of the main characters have a problem with their hand (Frodo lost his finger and Luke his hand).
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    Sean Astin, Noel Appleby, and Ali Astin in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    The third film of each series has the word 'return' in title (The Return of the King and Return of the Jedi).
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Amazing trilogies with a controversial prequel trilogy.
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    Christopher Lee in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Christopher Lee portrays a villain in both series (Saruman and Count Dooku).
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    Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    The "good guys" wield swords that glow blue (Luke and Obi-Wan with their lightsabers/ Gandalf and Frodo with Sting and Glamdring).
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    Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Beautiful weddings (Aragorn and Arwen/Anakin and Padme).
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The main characters are trying to hide from their enemies in snowy, isolated places, only to be discovered (Caradhras and Hoth).
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    Elijah Wood, Matt Appleton, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, and Sam Kelly in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Important councils (the council of Elrond and the council of Jedis).
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    Frank Oz in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    A creature who appears in the second movie and talks unorthodox (Yoda and Gollum).
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    Liv Tyler in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Beautiful princesses (Arwen and Leia).
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    Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

    Love story with tragic ending (Anakin and Padme/Tauriel and Kili).
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    Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

    Characters who are hated by many fans (Jar Jar Binks and Tauriel).
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    Alec Guinness and Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Protagonist encounter an ally in a dangerous pub (Han Solo and Aragorn).
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    Orlando Bloom in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    A character with a bow and a crossbow (Legolas and Chewbacca).
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    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

    Armies which are pretty much useless (Stormtroopers and Orcs).
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    Sean Astin in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Protagonist's best friend that won't let them do it alone (Sam and Han Solo).
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    Joonas Suotamo in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

    Sympathetic creatures (Chewbacca and Gollum).
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Characters with necklaces given from their lovers (Evenstar and Japor Snippet).
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    Woody Harrelson in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

    A traitor (Saruman and Beckett).
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Big statues (Argonath and Maz Kanata's).
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    Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, and Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Heroes "wearing enemy's skin" (Luke and Han in the stormtrooper armor and Frodo and Sam in the Orc armor).
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    Miranda Otto in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Strong female warriors (Rey and Eowyn) who can defeat the strongest villain (Witch-King and Kylo Ren).
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    David Alan Barclay, Toby Philpott, and Larry Ward in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    An overweight creature who is villainous (Jabba and Goblin king).
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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

    Prequels with terrible use of CGI.
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Villains who have an advantage in battles (inside a Walker/on an Oliphaunt).
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    Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    A ceremony at the end of the film (Aragorn became king/ Luke and his friends at the Victory Ceremony).
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Villains who move things with their mind (Darth Vader and Saruman).
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    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Main characters who see visions (Frodo and Rey).

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