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Rings of Power: Halbrand is Sauron?

The Rings of Power series movies has entered its sixth week of broadcast, with episode 7 which will air on Friday. Last week, episode 6 entitled ‘Udun’ had seen the battle between the Numenor army and the orcs in Southland. During the battle, it was revealed that Halbrand had a ‘vengeance’ against the orc leader Adar who claimed to have killed Sauron. Based on this, not a few fans suspect Halbrand as Sauron.

From the very beginning, Halbrand’s appearance was very mysterious, as was his origin. Physically he does look like a human in general. However, his relationship with Southland actually made many fans wonder about his past. When he was last seen in episode 6, Halbrand insisted that Adar had done something to him. On the other hand, Adar didn’t even know him at all, at least with his current appearance. Is it true that Halbrand is the human version of Sauron?

Halbrand’s Hint Is Sauron

Halbrand is the original character of The Rings of Power that Amazon created to make the series more interesting. The original novel The Lords of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien never introduced a character similar to Halbrand in the Second Age. The same thing happened with the fate of Sauron, who in this series is told to disappear or be killed by Adar. Previously, Tolkien had also never told him that Sauron had disguised himself as a human. Even so, there are at least some clues that point to Halbrand’s identity as Sauron in The Rings of Power series.

The first is the revelation of Halbrand’s status as heir to the King of Southland. It all started when Galadriel visited Halbrand’s cell in Numenor and saw him wearing a necklace that symbolized a king from Southland. Galadriel, who was convinced of Halbrand’s status, even convinced Queen Miriel to fight in Southland and make Halbrand king again. However, if it is true that he is the ‘lost king’, who are the people? Where did his lineage come from? It didn’t make sense if his status was only set based on a necklace.

The mystery of the necklace makes Halbrand’s character even more mysterious. If Halbrand was Sauron, he could have stolen or found the necklace and used it to secretly manipulate Galadriel. The second clue, Halbrand is quite proficient in combat, he is also able to forge a sword, and is good at attracting Galadriel’s attention. Halbrand’s various abilities are similar to Sauron in his novel. Who is great at battle, can forge One Rings alone, and is good at getting Celebrimbor’s attention to want to make Rings of Power.

Sauron Will Soon Reveal His True Form?

If it is true that Halbrand is Sauron’s disguise, it is not impossible that we will see Sauron’s identity reveal in the last two episodes of The Rings of Power. Previously Adar had confessed to Galadriel that he was the one who killed Sauron earlier. This could happen because Adar could not stand to see Sauron continue to carry out bloody experiments on the orcs he considered his children. While Sauron was focused on experimenting to create a more powerful orc, Adar stabbed him in the back and split his body.

In fact, Sauron was a Maiar celestial being who would not die no matter how many times he was killed. When his mortal body is destroyed or killed, he will find a way to rise again with a new form. Sauron might have disguised himself as a human named Halbrand because he still needed time to recover his powers. While doing so, he can manipulate people including Galadriel into wanting to take him back to Southland and defeat Adar who took his throne.

At the end of episode 6 yesterday, the destruction of Southland had signaled the birth of Mordor, Sauron’s headquarters in Middle-earth. With Adar defeated and Mordor appearing, as well as devastating destruction for the armies of Numenor and Galadriel, now is the perfect time for Sauron to appear in the final two episodes of The Rings of Power. And fans won’t be too surprised if it turns out he’s been hiding behind Halbrand’s identity. What do you think, geeks? The truth will only be revealed when The Rings of Power episodes 7 and 8 releases films on HBO.

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