Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lord of the Rings Vs. Harry Potter

Gandalf (LOTR) vs. Harry Potter (HP)

Gandalf wins by a landslide. While Potter has a wand, Gandalf has a whole freakin' STAFF! ... and he can grow major facial hair.

Legolas (LOTR) vs. Dobby the House Elf (HP)

Dobby's off to a strong start. He deflects all of Legolas' attempts with his own House Elfy magic. Legolas strikes again, but his long blond hair gets in his eyes. He is distracted by his reflection in a puddle, giving Dobby the momentary advantage. But the H-E never was very good with sharp, pointy objects. Watch out for that arrow, Dobb--Ooh. Not pretty. Legolas wins... by a hair ;)

Orcs (LOTR) vs. Inferi (HP)

For a first, I think HP's world would win. While fire or heat hamper Inferi attacks,
and only sunlight can slow Orcs, Orcs can be killed. Inferi? Well, they're already dead. Hard to destroy something like that without magic, which Orcs don't have.

Gollum (LOTR) vs. Severus Snape (HP)

What? They're both pale and greasy and like dark places. Anyway, Sevvy would win with sheer wandage powerage (Avada, anyone?) Though I think Gollum might try to eat him first and give it a fair attempt...

Balrog (LOTR) vs. Hagrid (HP)

After Hagrid tries to make the Balrog a pet (Aww, the lil' tyke) and fails, the Balrog decides he does not like being called "Bessie" and sets the half-giant on fire.

Worm Tongue (LOTR) vs. Lucius Malfoy (HP)

Both cunning in their own oily ways, the two make fast friends and live in mutual hatred of each other. Everybody loses.

Sauron vs. Voldemort

Both evil with no apparent reason (mommy issues?), both not entirely alive or dead, both with life forces tied to earthly objects, these two wizards would have to find each others rings/Horcruxes and destroy them. Voldy has seven. Sauron has one. Both have many obstacles set in the way, along with loyal followers.

And the winner is...

I can't say without a certain side killing me, so I'll just leave it at that ;)

Who do YOU think would win?


  1. Sauron's a *lot* bigger than Voldy. I would put my vote on him...but then again, all Frodo needed to do was destroy one ring - Harry had to kill off seven objects. Argh! This is a hard choice...

    Still Sauron. Put me down for $5.

  2. I haven't a clue and I'm not a betting person, but I very much enjoyed the read, Beth.

  3. I think that you are pitting the wrong characters against each other. For example, Gandalf is much more of a match to Dumbledore than he is to Harry. Both are old wizened men who guide the protagonist along their journey. Harry should be matched against Frodo because they are both protagonists with a mission to save the world. I won't comment on the rest because I only know the basics of LOTR.

    Oh, and Voldy would totally kick Sauron's butt. In two seconds flat. Bam.

  4. @Elena - Ah, but Voldy is a lot more mobile. Sauron would have to send all his mindless minions to get all the horcruxes.

    @Dizzy - Glad you enjoyed :D

    @Ana - Hmm. Fair point. I had a reason for pitting Gandalf against Harry. Maybe it was laziness :p