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    ‘The Rings Of Power’: Who Is Witch-King Of Angmar?

    The world is excited for the premiere of the new Amazon Prime series, ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power hitting the screens in a couple of days, on September 2, 2022. The show will bring back the world of elves, humans, harfoots, and dwarves, from the prosperous city of Rivendell to the great coastal kingdom of Númenor. The fantasy epic series would deal with the history of Middle-Earth in the Second Age, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, ‘The Lord of the Rings ‘ and ‘The Hobbit ‘.

    This big-budget TV series would introduce new faces along with the old characters into the kingdom of Middle-Earth. Everyone would know the heroes and heroines, but what about the villains? Here is one of the feared villains of Middle-Earth, the Witch-King of Angmar. The power he holds can inflict fear on others through his mere presence. And, we have all you need to know about him.

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    Who Is Witch-King Of Angmar In ‘The Rings Of Power ‘?

    Witch-king of Angmar in The Rings of Power
    Witch-king of Angmar

    The chief of the Nazgul, King of Angmar, is the great captain in the wars of Dark Lord Sauron. “A great black shape against the fires beyond he loomed up, grown to a vast menace of despair. In rode the Lord of the Nazgûl, under the archway that no enemy ever yet had passed, and all fled before his face” – Tolkien described the Witch-king in his book, ‘The Return of the King‘.

    The Witch-King is one of the major antagonists in Tolkien’s fantasy novel. He had a wide array of powers, making him one of the most feared among the servants of Sauron. He was a cunning commander, a mighty warrior, and a feared sorcerer. This faceless villain had much power over the physical world which multiplied at night. The mere presence of the character could fill the minds of men and elves with fear.

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    Why Was Witch-King So Powerful?

    Witch-king of Angmar in The Rings of Power
    Witch-king of Angmar

    The Númenóreans were very powerful when compared to the other beings in Middle-Earth. Three of the nine Nazguls were Númenóreans. Thus it can be assumed that the most powerful of the Nines, the Witch-King was most probably a Númenórean. Being a sorcerer also increased his might double fold. And, with the Ring given by Sauron, it can be understood that his abilities would have hiked immensely. His superhuman skills would have also increased as he partnered with the Dark Lord.

    Witch-king becomes captain of Nazguls also due to the shortcomings of the other Nazguls. As mentioned in ‘Unfinished Tales‘, the other Nazguls would stray in daylight and also had a fear of water except for the Witch-King, which made him indestructible.

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