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Legolas Greenleaf

Legolas Greenleaf is a fictional male Elf warrior in the Lord of the Rings series. The character was portrayed on screen by Orlando Bloom. His allegiance / loyalty is to the Fellowship of the Ring. Legolas Greenleaf is a main character in both trilogies of Middle-Earth films. However, Legolas is not a character in the Hobbit books, he was added for the movies by the producers. Legolas is a skilled archers and that is his main weapon, however he does knives for close quarters fighting. Legolas is the son of King Thranduil's who features in The Hobbit. Legolas is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and son to King Thranduil.

Legolas Greenleaf portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

Legolas is relunctant to get involved with the Dwarf adventure. Legolas is part of the Elf team that rescues then captures the Dwarves from the spiders in the woods. When Tauriel decides to get involved with the dwarves adventures, it is then that Legolas gets involved fully as he goes off to protect Tauriel.

Legolas Greenleaf with Tauriel who he was romantically involved with.

Legolas is romantically involved with Tauriel, not something that is mentioned in the story. However Kili becomes a romantic interest of Tauriel, it is at that point that Legolas knows he has lost her and backs away. Legolas' father disapproves of the union between Legolas and Tauriel. At the end of the Hobbits, he leaves his Elven kingdom and heads to Rivendell where Elrond is the leader on a quest to identify who the Strider is.

Lord of the Rings

Legolas Greenleaf is a main character in the book and the film unlike what being added into the Hobbit movies. Legolas forms part of the Fellowship of the Ring and promises to protect Frodo Baggins to destroy the One Ring. The Ring that will controls all the other rings. The fellowship is not without friction, Gimli is not at all happy with Legolas as Thranduil once imprisoned Gloin in an Elven prison.

Given that the Lord of the Rings films were made before the Hobbit and they are a sequel of some sort to the Hobbit, there is no mention of Tauriel. Tauriel is an after thought at the time of the Hobbit were being made and not before.

Legolas is credited with killing Wormtongue the Orc however in the books, Wormtongue is killed by the Hobbits.

Legolas was in Rivendell to inform Aragorn that Gollum had escape from the Woodland Realm where the Elves were holding him captive. He had only gone there to tell of the escape but once there, he joined the Fellowship to help the Hobbits to destroy the item.

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Associated Characters

ArwenAzogBardBilbo BagginsBoromir
EowynFaramirGaladrielGandalfLord Sauron
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Associated Aliens

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Associated Films

Hobbit - An Unexpected JourneyHobbit - Battle of the Five ArmiesHobbit - Desolation of Smaug
LOTR - Return of the KingLOTR - The Two Towers 


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Alice Cetlok
Amazing character in the series! I really do love him, his personality and elfish skills are very attractive.