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Old December 17 2012, 07:14 AM   #168
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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

sidious618 wrote: View Post
1) Was the Necromancer Sauron or just an agent of him?
The Necromancer is Sauron, in his weakened form. Originally he was just an evil wizard but when Tolkien expanded on Middle-Earth for the Lord of the Rings, he retconned them into being one and the same. I imagine that's one of the discrepancies he would have fixed if he'd ever done the full rewrite on the Hobbit that he'd wanted.

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2) Was the Witch King that Radagast fought the leader of the Ringwraiths?
I can't recall for sure, but I think he was mentioned as the Witch-King of Angmar, so that would make him the leader of the Ring-Wraiths, yes.
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