Legolas must be so confused about death

In the screenwriters’ and actor’s commentary/interviews for Lord of the Rings, they say they portrayed Legolas as an immortal elf who’s always lived among immortal elves, who has never encountered death or grief before. 

His “arc” in Lord of the Rings is about confronting death for the first time in his immortal life, and struggling to understand it.

But like…Legolas must be so confused by the idea of death??? Because everyone who “dies” keep coming back???? 

Just imagine: 

Legolas: So when is Boromir coming back?
Aragorn: Legolas…Boromir’s dead.
Legolas: Gandalf was dead. He’s back.
Aragorn: That’s different—
Legolas: You fell off that cliff, and you came back.
Aragorn: But I wasn’t really—
Legolas: Merry and Pippin were dead, but they came back.
Aragorn: But they–
Legolas: *busy looking around for Boromir*

  • [at the council of Elrond]
  • Legolas: But Frodo, beating Sauron... it can't be done. You're asking us to die.
  • Frodo: Yeah, I guess I am.
  • [pause]
  • Aragorn: [stands up] Frodo, I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I will be grateful to die among my friends.
  • Gimli: [stands up] You're an honorable man, Frodo. I will fight beside you.
  • Boromir: Aww, what the hell, I don't got that long a lifespan anyway...
  • [stands up]
  • Boromir: Well, now I'm standing. Happy? We're all standing now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle.

What I love about Legolas in the LOTR fandom is that his personality changes so much from adaptation to adaptation that he’s literally just….whoever you want him to be

Want Legolas as a sassy little snark-tank diva? Read the books

Want Legolas as an innocent manic pixie dream boy who makes weird kitten faces and is confused by (but always there for) his mortal friends? Watch the original LOTR trilogy

Want Legolas as a tragic-past-ed Brooding Bad Boy with a Heart of Gold? Watch The Hobbit Films

There’s no one “fanon Legolas” because he’s literally everything

Interesting

Originally posted by avengers-of-mirkwood

Originally posted by legolas-imagines

Originally posted by avengers-of-mirkwood

A/N: This is part 1 of a request made by @floofy-halfling. I don’t know if this is what you wanted so like just tell me if I’m on the right track :)

Italics: Elvish

Word Count: 1,806

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