Saruman is a fictional male Human wizard in the Lord of the Rings series. The character was portrayed on screen by Christopher Lee. His allegiance / loyalty is to Lord Sauron. Saruman is one of the main wizards in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Saruman appears in the Hobbit films but he isn't in the books, his character was written in for soem kind of continuity and Saruman was a great figure. Saruman is sometimes referred to as Saruman the White. The other wizards that get a mention are Gandalf the Grey and Radagast the Brown. Whilst he begins on the side of the Baggins, he soons reveals his hand. Gandalf reveres his friend, when it is clear that Saruman has changed, everything is off the table.
Saruman is the leader of the wizards but as his knowledge of the One Ring grew so did his appetite to control the one ring. He had aligned himself with Lord Sauron in the hope that he would one day be able to overpower the dark lord and gain power himself.
Saruman is seen briefly in the films, popping up Rivendell, home of the Elves under Lord Elrond. He appears later as he along with Galadriel and Gandalf try to kill the Necromancer, the name at the time for Lord Sauron.
In Lord of the Rings, Saruman is the protagonist of the story. After researching the One Ring, the ring that controls all the other rings. He feels that having the ring will allow him to have absolute power. He betrays everyone he trusted him and sets forth an army of Orcs to regain control of the Ring that he lost. He was last seen at the top of one of the towers in the LOTR - The Two Towers.
At the beginning of the third movie, after the Ents, the walking trees have defeated Saruman, the Fellowship confront Saruman who is at the top of his tower. Saruman's once loyal friend, Grima Wormtongue stabs Saruman in the back, causing Saruman to fall to his death. Legolas fires an arrow at Grim, killing him.
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