Monday 11th of October 2021

All my Theoden Fans Rise Up.

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My class="u-nolinkc" href="">favorite part is when the Haradrim came and he is like in 10 seconds reform the line then yells attack, fucking love that scene so much.
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What You Really Think

This is the best battle cry of all time.


At that sound the bent shape of the king sprang suddenly erect. Tall and proud he seemed again; and rising in his stirrups he cried in a loud voice, more clear than any there had ever heard a mortal man achieve before. Arise, arise, Riders of Theoden! Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter! Spears shall be shaken, shields be splintered, A sword day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor! With that he seized a great horn from Guthlaf his banner-bearer, and he blew such a blast upon it that it burst asunder. And straightaway all the horns in the host were lifted up in music, and the blowing of the horns of Rohan in that hour was like a storm upon the plain and a thunder in the mountains. Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor! Suddenly, the king cried to Snowmane and the horse sprang away. Behind him his banner blew in the wind, white horse upon a field of green, but he outpaced it. After him thundered the knights of his house, but he was ever before them. Eomer rode there, the white horsetail on his helm floating in his speed, and the front of the first eored roared like a breaker foaming to the shore, but Theoden could not be over taken. Fey he seemed, or the battle fury of his fathers ran like new fire within his veins, and he was borne up on Snowmane like a God of old, even as Orome the Great in the battle of the Valar when the world was young. His golden shield was uncovered, and lo! it shown like an image of the sun, and the grass flamed into green about the white feet of his steed. For morning came, morning and a wind from the sea; and darkness was removed, and the hosts of Mordor wailed, and terror took them, and they fled, and died, and the hoofs of wrath overtook them. And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them, and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City.

RIDE NOW!!!!!!

Came here to say this DEAAAAATH!!


If Gondor had showed up in that battle, Middle-earth would've been destroyed. Why? Mordor would've taken over Gondor. Yes darling, Gondor was desperately fighting in defence of Osgiliath and Cair Anderos and was in no situation to be able to offer military aid to Rohan.

That speech still gives me goosebumps, and I can't tell you how many times I've watched the trilogy.

The way the last 2 words resonate when watching the movie is marvellous. Absolute perfection.

Is he saying rise or ride?

Oh I always thought it was ride now.

Six thousand spears. Less than half of what Id hoped for.

The mithril phial in LOTR lego game played a song out of this and it was godtier.


His line to Aragorn, Look at my men, their courage hangs by a thread. If this is to be our end, then I would have them make such an end, as to be worthy of remembrance. You can just feel it.

Me too, I showed my gf the trilogy and so many times I teared up during moments like that, she just gave me funny look.

Theodin lowkey has the best monologs in the whole trilogy, if you ask me. I know the competition is very strong, but come on. > Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and a red dawn! Forth, Eorlingas! > Arise, arise, riders of Theoden! Spear shall be shaken, shield shall be splintered! A sword day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now, ride now, ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Death! Death! Death! Forth, Eorlingas!

He's my favorite character.

The horn of helmhammerhand will sound in the deep one last time. Forth Eaorlingas!!!

I like how when Aragon wants to ride our theoden is just like for death and glory?! Like hes a ride or die lol.

Pull everybody back. Pull them back.


I am ready Gamling. Bring my horse...This is not a defeat...We will return...We will return.

You may triumph on the field of battle for a day, but against the power that has risen in the east there is no victory.

Where are the riders from Snowbourn?

The one true king.

King Gigachad.

Hahahahaahaha. Hahahahahahah. You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey.

Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took! I might have known!

Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West, behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?

There is always time to shit on that movie.

To the gate. Draw your swords!

You joke, but Id hoped for.

True, but Agamemnon (and Nestor) seem to have a lot of seniority, and the existence of a high king is probably at least partly historical (even if that high king doesn't have absolute power over the other leaders). In any case, Achilles definitely fights along with his troops when he's not sulking near the boats.

Ah but he wasnt fighting his battles, he was fighting other peoples battles for them. When the time comes to avenge his cousin, Achilles does ride out to fight his own battles and it is indeed a sight to behold. That is of course unless your hectors wife in which case probably not :/.

Eomer, take your eored down the left flank. Gamling, follow the Kings banner down the center. Grimbold, take your company right after you pass the wall. Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise, Arise, Riders of Theoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin, and the worlds ending! Death! Death! Death! Forth Eorlingas!!!

OldPeopleKissing, you need not follow him. You were not always as you are now. You were once a Man of Rohan. Come down.

I agreed with that statement until that scene at the gate. Where you saw weakness, I saw an old man rip a spear out of his shoulder that was being forced in by an urk hai, and him impaling said urk with the blunt end of his own spear with one hand. That moment was badass enough to change how I saw the man from then on.

TBF dude is 70 years old when we meet him in the book/movie. After all of Saruman's bullshit and medieval level healthcare it's probably a miracle he can walk much less still mount a horse and fight some orcs.

I always felt the same, but honestly, hes a great character. Hes human and fallible doing the best he can. I think it wouldve been pretty demoralizing for his army to see their king killed in front of them.

I like Troy a lot, tbh. I hated it when I saw it in theaters, a year or so after reading the Iliad in high school. I was pissed off by how much it diverged from what I considered the source material. Since then, I've learned to separate it from the Iliad and consider it on its own terms, and in imo, it's a pretty badass and emotionally satisfying historical epic. Far from perfect, but I appreciate it for its ambition, its huge-scale sets and practical effects, its battle/fight choreography (Achilles vs Hector is so good) -- they don't make many movies like that anymore. Plus, Achilles calls Agamemnon a sack of wine, which is honestly enough for me.


Guessing small kings. Cause that's stupid. Like asking Biden to go be a soldier. No thanks.

Yes. Yes. The horn of Helm Hammerhand shall sound in the Deep one last time.

Gondor?! Where was Gondor when the Westfold fell?! Where was Gondor when our enemies closed in around us?! Where was Gon? No, my Lord Jerry717, we are alone.

Get the women and children into the caves.

So much death. What can Men do against such reckless hate?

We will cover the causeway and the gate from above. No army has ever breached the Deeping wall, or set foot inside the Hornburg!

Not alone. Rohirrim!

As I recall, he did fight in Helm's deep. Got injured at the gates, and finally led an epic charge. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath. Now for ruin. And the red dawn!

All riders to the head of the column.

Theoden was being a commanding general at the start. He had a vantage point and could direct the battle. When things seemed to settle, and the hornburg looked to be holding, he went to fight personally at the battle at the gate. He took a spear to the chest, and charged that urukhai to stab him back, before being dragged out of the fight. *Now compare this to another ruler directing a siege defense...*.

Thats not controversial, its just wrong.

His job is to command. Hard to do that when on the front line (in a siege). The fact he even went to the gate as it was being broken down was very brave.


So you have chosen DEEEEEEAAAAATTH.

Not controversial, just wrong.

It's been years since I watched the film, but I'm pretty sure they're talking about king Agamemnon in that scene.

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