My friends and I went camping this weekend, and someone proposed this question: What if the Nazgûl from Lord of the Rings fought with pillows instead of swords? Here’s my interpretation.
You gotta admit, they are still pretty terrifying.
Frodo is about to be injured by a Morgul feather pillow, a wound beyond Aragorn’s power to heal. He needs Elvish medicine to heal such a vicious blow.
The Hobbits tend to Frodo as Aragorn faces off against the Nazgûl with a fiery torch and his own trusty pillow. The fire is a lot more effective than just lighting the Ringwraiths on fire, especially if you can light the enemy’s own weapon on fire to disarm him.
As you can imagine, this got my mind thinking about making all swords in Lord of the Rings into pillows. Gandalf’s trusty pillow Glamdring, the tattered shreds of Narsil, resewn into the mighty pillow Andúril for the one true king of Gondor. I imagine Sting as one of those little sofa pillows, not fit for a man but perfectly sized for a Hobbit.
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