In terms of bravery, strength, and sheer badass-ness, few parties in all of fantasy come anywhere near the Fellowship of the Ring. The group of nine warriors forms in the first part of the trilogy, and consists of the Elven archer Legolas, the Dwarven warrior Gimli, the humans Boromir and Aragorn, the grey wizard Gandalf, and four Hobbits, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, who are much tougher than they look. Though the Fellowship disbands at the end of the first part of Lord of the Rings, they make a huge mark as a team.
While each member of the Fellowship has value and contributes to the quest and the ultimate destruction of the One Ring, some are far more powerful in battle than others. Putting experienced fighters and those who have never seen combat on the same team will inevitably lead to some imbalance in terms of battlefield capabilities. Though every member of the Fellowship is a hero in their own right, some are far better for fighting Orcs than others.
Here is every member of the Fellowship of the Ring ranked from least to most accomplished in battle. Head to head, this list might look different, but there are a lot of surprises when we measure them by their successes as fighters within the trilogy.
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