Lord Of The Rings: Every Death Ranked From Worst To Best

"No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we must all take."

Riding into battle armed with only a crossbow and a sword is a concept that is completely unimaginable to the majority of us. In fact, the concept of war is something that a lot of us cannot understand, but you know that if you were ever in a position where you had to fight for your country, you'd want either Aragorn, Legolas or Gimli standing by your side when it happened. Maybe even Boromir because you know that he dies first anyway. But Peter Jackson created cinematic history with his trilogy and it's probably the best book-to-film adaptation to date; even if he does concentrate a little too much on the battle scenes. But those scenes are what made these films so entertaining and he wasn't shy about leaving out the gory deaths either. Unfortunately, you'll only be able to see a few of these deaths if you own the extended editions of the Lord of the Rigs trilogy - but if you're a fan, you'll probably already own those anyway and will understand what watching the theatrical versions is a complete waste of time; you want that extra half an hour. So here they are, every memorable death in the Lord of the Rings, ranked.

14. GrĂ­ma Wormtongue

Film: The Return of the King (extended) How he died: Shot with an arrow by Legolas Wormtongue had what was coming to him and whether you believe that the arrow going through his heart is symbolic on account of him not actually having one, you're just glad that Legolas' aim really is that good.

Lover of Tolkien's world, Harry Potter and baked goods. A camel once put his head on my shoulder and it was the best day ever. sara@whatculture.com