c: boromir

have you ever noticed how in the Lord of the Rings films...

Throughout the Fellowship of the Ring, Boromir wears unique leather bracers (forearm-guards) adorned with the symbol of the White Tower and the Seven Stars…

After Boromir’s death, Aragorn takes up his bracers. He takes them as a reminder that Boromir’s kingdom is now his kingdom, that Boromir’s burden now falls on his shoulders….or just as something to remember his friend by…

 Aragorn wears them throughout the Two Towers…

And Return of the King….

And when we’re shown a “flash-forward” to Aragorn’s death, many long decades after The War of the Ring, he isn’t laid to rest in a king’s priceless silver armor. Instead, we find out…

...Aragorn keeps Boromir’s bracers all his life, and is buried in them

Boromir attending Aragorn’s coronation and feeling such an overwhelming sense of pride like “my boy is all grown up”

Boromir and Aragorn crashing together in a hug so meaningful and pure and Aragorn saying with great feeling, “The Lords of Gondor have returned” making the Captain of the White Tower unable to reply for the wave of emotion.

Boromir and Aragorn going on hunting trips with Legolas and Gimli and all of them ganging up on Faramir teasing him about Eówyn.

Boromir having a son and telling him the story of how he met Uncle Aragorn and their rampaging adventures through Middle Earth.

Boromir living to see the glory of Gondor restored.