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    Posted: July 31 2013 at 11:31
these are my main four theories, or laeds, is he the same race as Gandalf, Souron and Balrogs, or is he a higher being a vala, like Emve, Melkor, Orome, Manwe or is he Arda, the earth, middle earth, or is he the god of all, Eru?

I am postiive to that he is not Eru, personally I lead towards him being Arda in person, sort of like a Avatar or a mortal personification of Middle earth , any other suggestions.




Edited by aginor - July 31 2013 at 11:43
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The Spirit of Nature? Maybe.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2013 at 11:58
I think he is just a very old nature spirit not belonging to any particular race above. His power comes from the wisdom he has gained through simply being around for many thousands of years and learning the loopholes in the way the world works.
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Something else: J.R.R. Tolkien, creating a Gary Sue character acting as a Deus Ex Machina.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2013 at 15:16
He is.



Though if there was an option for damn annoying I would have picked it.


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i think he is a jolly being, i want to be like him if i could

he reminds me of Snufkin k
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I've always seen him as some sort of independent Maia; maybe he is something else...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2013 at 16:09
I still thin he is Arda but i also hell to what some of the people above is saying that he is a spirit of some sort, or a spirit of Arda, 

an  avatar of Arda of some sort
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I have no idea what the thread is about, sorry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2013 at 16:31
Tom Bombadil is an elusive figure in the Lord of the Rings e who has no certain place of origin or race which he belongs in, in the very dense and complex universe Tolkien created. Since the book was released, the largest headache for the geeks, was where do Tom Bombadil fit into the whole universe of Valas, Maias, Elvs, men, Dwarf, ents, hobbits, and such, and he have given many headaches, and have created gazzilion theories and speculation and, i would not be surprised if some have even written a university paper on the matter as well.

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He is very green. I like him.
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he sings songs that ether cheers you up when you are a guest, or sing songs that outright kill you if you trade with evil deeds and hurt good people in his Forrest 
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Just like Sting actually.
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^ see, damn annoying.
 
 
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QED (Quasimodo Eats Donuts)?




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Probably.


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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

^ see, damn annoying.
 
 
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I think he's a chimpanzee
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

He is.



Though if there was an option for damn annoying I would have picked it.

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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

He is very green. I like him.
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