Lord Of The Rings Fans Spot Touching Detail On Aragorn's Armor
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More than a decade on from their original release,The Lord Of The Rings series is still surprising those who've watched the films a thousand times. This detail relates to the connection between Boromir and Aragorn and... is someone cutting onions in here?
Spoilers for The Fellowship of the Ring follow, so if you're yet to check out Middle-earth on the silver screen, click off this article.
Portrayed by Sean Bean, Boromir is the son of Denethor II and is the steward-prince of Gondor. His realm is constantly under attack from the forces of Mordor and he joins the Fellowship in order to transport the One Ring to the fires of Mount Doom to destroy it. However, Boromir clashes with the other members as he sees the One Ring as an opportunity to defeat Sauron and protect Gondor in using its powers. Furthermore, he initially struggles to befriend Aragorn as he finds out that the warrior is the Heir of Isildur and should be the ruler of Arnor and Gondor, but Aragorn is seemingly shirking his responsibility.
In spite of this, Boromir remains valiant and courageous, yet vulnerable to the effects of the One Ring. He tries to snatch it from Frodo but the Hobbit puts it on and disappears, and Boromir comes to his senses and is ashamed of what happened. The group then spread out to find Frodo but Merry and Pippin encounter Uruk-Hai and Boromir rushes to their aid. Unfortunately, he is shot with arrows by the enemies, Merry and Pippin are captured and Aragorn finds his friend dying at the base of a tree.
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Boromir confesses he tried to take the One Ring from Frodo and he says, "I have failed you all." When Aragorn tries to bind his wounds, Boromir is aware that he won't survive his injuries and panics that Men and Gondor will be consumed by the evil of Sauron in the end. "I do not know what strength is in my blood, but I swear to you - I will not let the White City fall nor your people fail," replies Aragorn. "I would have followed you, my brother, my captain, my King," are Boromir's last words.
Boromir's body is then placed in one of the boats of Lórien and sent down the Anduin. Yet, there's something different about him. In the extended version of The Fellowship Of The Ring, Aragorn is shown pulling on the bracers that Boromir wore before watching the boat plunge down the Falls of Rauros. And, Aragorn actually keeps these bracers with him for the rest of his life, even after accepting his role as the Heir of Isildur and High King of the Reunited Kingdom.
Sweet, isn't it? Of course, fans are poking fun at the fact that Aragorn nicked something of Boromir's as soon as he kicked the bucket. "Looting your teammate after he died... and only keeping the legendary items," joked Reddit user Snowballing_. "Probably sold the rest at the next merchant."