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LotR - P.E.T.E by SarahFriesen LotR - P.E.T.E by SarahFriesen
The result of one silly day. A few of the Tolkien Elves who were jipped when it came to the movie versions.

r-l: Glorfindel, Haldir, Elrohir & Elladan.

Characters obviously (c) J.R.R. Tolkien

edit Jan 8, 2009: man. this is probably one of the worst drawn pieces in my gallery, and yet it continues to be my most favourited piece. This totally boggles the mind, LOL.
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A-chaotic-Glorfindel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dont forget elronds chief advisor erestor!
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was also really disappointed when it ended up being Arwen showing up in the movie, Glorfindel was a pretty cool character :/

(and also, just for future reference: he has like one scene- when Arwen and Figwit (?) are talking and the latter says that they cannot delay, it shows some of the elves marching with them, and Glorfindel's the blond one just in front of them. talk about underrated cameos)
SarahFriesen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that confirmed by creators? I feel like every blond background elf has been labelled Glorfindel by someone at some point, so I'm basically of the stance that if he didn't feature, have any lines, or get named on screen... it's not worth adding to "movie canon" as an appearance.
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was acknowledged as a legitimate role, but I'm not really 100% sure..o.o I think I'll have to check later on. 
ChellefanCsibi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
So true & i love your drawing! :) I'll never forgive Peter Jackson these things even if i love the movies too. :)
Careba Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeh, I am not keen on how Arwen saved Frodo, Glorfindel really should have played that part :( and since I am a huge fan of Elves, I cryed when it killed Haldir in the movie! I hate the scene, since Haldir is such an adorable Elf. And for Elladan and Elrohir, I really agree, I wish they were in the movie too, it would have added a bit of background to Arwens life. Kind of...But all together, lovely picture, so true. I enjoyed the books.
SpeakTheTruth16 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
The twins where the ones that I was maddest about no one cares for the twins anymore Well I got news for you Peter Jackson you just made one fan your enemy and I will not rest til the whole world knows about what you have done muhaahaahaa...

Well good night
AwsomeA239 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Talk about overlooked!
Glass-Rose-Prince Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Just need to thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH for making this!! :iconworshipplz:
SarahFriesen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glass-Rose-Prince Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, for real, could've saved time / kept the same amount in certain scenes if they just kept true to those elf's real parts from the books. Actually-- he could've done that with multiple parts of the movie.... I don't want to start on a tangent... >.>
Celorbrin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Photographer
priyathranduillion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
the first thing i thought of was PETE Jackson, and then i thought: this is an unintended LOTR pun!
lol good drawing by the way, really made my day
NoxNoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is classic!
zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Hahahaha you basically summarized my main issues with the LOTR movies with this pic! My three favorite characters don't come out and one of my foavorite elves is not dead!
Cuileth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
PJ is great, but these were just epic fails. I'm sorry for them...
Krazy-Kira-Lynn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
LOL So Cute! ^_^
Mamc97 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
They also make Boromir a total jack-@$$.
SpeakTheTruth16 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
you are totally right in the books he dies in the second. if want a cliffhanger for the first movie there it is Peter go get it, go and get it, boy good dog.
Shinigami-senpai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so true......
LinweElendil Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they are sooo cuteee!!!
Boromirismyhero Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
love it
HellaLuvGlorfy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
YEEEEEAH. a complete disappointment. didn't expect it from Peter Jackson.. maybe just noone is worthy to picture such glory. but they did it well with Arwen and Legolas was'nt all that bad (appeared pretty innocent and girly as Orlando Bloom actually, but he did a good job).
anyway i like your pic there, even if this is one of the worst drawn things in your opinion :P
ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
So agree! I was WAITING for Glorfindel to appear in FOTR (when I first watched it) and when Arwen showed up, I was completely disappointed. Poor Haldir too, and the twins! Argh, so upset when Elladan and Elrohir never appeared! They're really cute, and recognizable, and I really like this piece! :)
FyreBurnsStrong96 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Wow, I soooooo support PETE now! Poor Haldir! So sad when he dies. And poor Glorfindel, I don't think he's in the films at all, is he?
SarahFriesen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Arwen stole his part. :(
FyreBurnsStrong96 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Baaaaaaad Arwen! And her poor brothers! Abandoned!
the-one-with-a-nose Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I saw this, went back into my book, searched through Two towers, found helms deep and read it for an hour. It was then I realized....Haldir doesn't actually die......
SarahFriesen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. There weren't even any Elves there at all, besides Legolas.

Apparently, earlier plans for the movie even had Arwen at Helm's Deep. When fans caught wind of it, they were pissed. They changed it quickly after seeing the fan reaction, hahaha.
the-one-with-a-nose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeahhhh!!!! I remember hearing about the whole arwen thing... she was hardly in the books too, she pretty much got a mention and then the rest of her parts were all in the appendicies. I can't even imagine her in armor let alone fighting off orcs.

Didn't they want sauron to appear in physical form in the end too?
SarahFriesen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Arwen did nothing in the books but look pretty at a dinner table, send love letters to Aragorn, and then show up to marry him at the end. So turning her into some sort of warrior chick was like one big NO. lol (That's Eowyn's role anyway! Go Eowyn!)

Yep, it was even shot with a physical Sauron, but they digitally replaced him with the troll in the battle that nearly stomps on Aragorn instead. I don't think I would have minded that change so much as the Arwen stuff, as long as they handled it in a way that made sense.
CeresMaria Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
The twins' comment and epreions are funny!
Lady-of-the-Shield Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Writer
This is a club I'd join! Because it's too true. They WERE Jipped.

UGH why ARWEN?? I mean she so strong in Movie I then she's dying in Movie II because Sauron's powers are growing. ...?

I love the Twin's signs. And the incredible detail you put into the background.

Excellent job!!
Aelinmir-Novelda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
yes i was looking for the twins in the movie :(
luthien-surion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I AGREE!!!! i'm joining!!

...if you look REEEEEEEAL closely at the other elves in pj's version of the films, you can see the other, forgotten elves.. i've seen the twins (sit on either side of elrond in council scene), thranduil (blondie right behind elrond in crowning of aragorn), gildor (blondie on end of row in council... shorter hair than other elves)... they're just never mentioned by name... it's really annoying, but they're still there at least....

however, the worst is the fanfiction... they're all tortured, or *shudders* made gay.... ie: twincest between the twins... and not only elrohir/elladan, but elrond+elros... or haldir w/ his brothers/elrond/celeborn...

..why can't people leave these poor elves alone?
Aelinmirnovelda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thranduil was not in gondor that elf at the crowning had to be Glorfindel
pendraig71 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LMFAO !!!!!
MalevolentAbsol Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
*joins up with the cause* Elf Rights!!!! All elves are frickincute!!! I'm joining
LegiWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome!! these guys shouldve been in the movie, especially Glorfindel, who they replaced with Arwen.
IsaaFalaschi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010

OMG, their put Arwen in place of Glorfindel. If it's not Glorfindel, Frodo would be DEAD!!

I Love the movies, but Peter Jackson screwed it up getting rid of Glorfindel. --'
deviant-rohain Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
L*O*V*E!!!!!! I saved Frodo!
Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD They're so cute!
045-lucky Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
wooo!!! im with you!! yeah PETE!!lol ahhh it does annoy me that there is no Glorfindel bagh... *sighs* but then again it was good even so.
Elafacwen09 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
*gives you a high-five*
Excellent idea!! I especially love the twin's banner XD
LizleMouton Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah I was kinda ticked off when they killed, what was THAT all about? And they had a cute Haldir too! :XD:
lovelylogan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome! I love it! ^^
NimwenSiradon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! And it is true! :D
Ailin1252 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job :giggle: They're absolutely right.
Moumou38 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant !! I can't stop laughing !!
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