The fifth episode of the series has revealed new details about the mysterious stranger.
With the latest episode of Amazon Prime’s mega-budget Lord of the Rings series “Rings of Power,” debunking theories that the mysterious white-robed character might be Sauron. The stranger in white and his two other friends, who created a controversy from the first time they were seen in the promotional trailers, finally took the stage in the fifth episode of the series.
These three mysterious people, who seem to be investigating the area where Meteor Man, another mysterious character of the series, fell, are referred to as “The Nomad” (The Nomad), “The Calm” (The Dweller) and “The Hermit” (The Ascetic) according to the official tag of the series. . Although the character of Dweller (Bridie Sisson), who draws attention with her short blonde hair, which creates great controversy, seems to be the leader of the group, it is not possible to talk about a superior-subordinate relationship for sure.
It’s obvious that none of the characters are Sauron himself, but they are definitely linked to Sauron and the rising evil in Middle-earth. As we understand from their short scenes, these strangers are members of a cult that worships Morgoth/Sauron. Their white robes, clad in religious iconography, indicate that they are members of a cult.
We can assume that the person with the wand examining the meteor field is a mage. There are stories of human sorcerers in Middle-earth, for example the Witch-king of Angmar in the Third Age. Of the other two standing on the hill, the helmeted and armored one looks like a soldier. He has an eye symbol on his chest that evokes Sauron. On the plate-like object carried by the other character, Meteor Man’s constellation with fireflies is visible.
We don’t yet know why these aliens are looking for Meteor Man or what their intentions are with him, as Meteor Man is currently one of the biggest mysteries of the series. In the fifth chapter, we saw more clearly his ambiguous existence between good and evil. This character, whom Nori believes is absolutely fine and sent to them for a reason, sees himself as a threat and doesn’t know yet what to do with his newfound powers. Meteor Man is also one of the characters that has been talked about from the very beginning that he could be Sauron.
As the series slowly draws to a close, fan theories continue to take shape. It is eagerly awaited how “The Rings of Power”, which has been widely criticized for its departure from Tolkien’s universe and temporal inconsistencies, will solve the mysteries it creates.