Thread: aragorn and Nazgul
The Nazgul thought they were going to be chasing easy meat. They were not prepared for flame weilding maniacs like Aragorn. Besides the Hobbits and Aragorn were in the middle of the lone lands and all the Nazgul needed to do was wait for the consuming power of the Morgul blade.
What was he supposed to do there on Weathertop, just stand there at let the Nazg’l kill the other hobbits and capture Frodo and the Ring?
Sure, why not? I didn't like those guys anyway.
Besides, should Evil (look, I even wrote it with a capital letter) always lose?
and i don't think that aragorn much cares did YOU like them or no
he was just doing as he saw fit
It's called clich’.
Anyway, back on topic, Aragorn probably managed to drive away the Nazgul with light and heat, and a swinging blade.
Oh, I just thought of something. Might the Nazgul have sensed the blood of Numenor, and therefore have been a little more scared than they should have been? Just a theory.
"In that hour I look on Aragorn and thought how great and terrible a Lord he might have become in the strength of his will, had he taken the ring to himself. Not for naught does Mordor fear him"
It seems that Aragorn has the strength of will enough to stand against a Nazgul as he further reveals in the house of healing:
"Alas! For she was pitted against a foe beyond the strength of her mind or body."
I think that this might explain it
Trust Gandalf to point out the right guy
That is true about fear being the greatest weapon of the dread Nazgul. In age after age in the world of reality you see massive armies with the war drums or shouting or wearing such as to strike terror into the hearts of those having to fight them. If a person can be paralyzed with fear the enemy has won already.
I often wonder what Tom Bombadil would have done had he had to face the nine, or even one of them.
The fact that he was not the least bit fazed by the One Ring, nor the dangers out side of his and Goldberry's home shows him to be absolutely fearless. Just think, an entire army of Tom Bombadils, what a sight that would be. Strange looking soldiers in brilliant green and yellow, calming advancing upon a bunch of screaming, foaming orcs or Nazgul , and all the while whistling and sing 'fol de rol and hey!' Brilliant.
It is doubtful whether Bombadil would have any power outside his little realm.
Virumor has a fair point. Still if the Nine attacked his land I would guess he might actually resist them. After all, all these cold barrow Wights living next to him couldn't harm him though it is unclear how powerful they actually are.
In any case if a confrontation arose between the Nazgul an him I would think that it would be like the contest of Finrod and Sauron where they would strove for mastery though songs of power.