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What do your elf eyes see? by Aiffe What do your elf eyes see? by Aiffe
So I wrote up a post on my theory that Thranduil may actually have been blind. There's quite a bit of things in canon that can be read that way. Check it out in the tumblr link!

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Elenna-Huntress Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Ok, that is an amazing theory, and regardless of what happened in the book(s), that just became my movie-verse headcanon -- mostly because it *does* rather make sense of his incredible Other-ness (even for being an Elf, Thranduil is very Other and distanced from reality) and of the admittedly odd way he moves. And just because it's amazing to think of the story possibilities. :D
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Chere-and-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh, this is super interesting and I'm glad you thought all this out.
Can't wait to see how close to home this theory is.
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jariinforever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute favourite theory. Can I adopt it as a head canon?
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Aiffe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
You can and I'd be delighted if you did! :D
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jariinforever Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! 
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YawningWolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap. The next based on that pic is just.. wow. I never thought it that way, but I noticed that Thranduil acts wery strange. If he is really blind, a lot of things would make sense. But what would happen with him in the last movie when he is supposed to go into battle? I can't wait to know!
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
He is supposed to see the Arkenstone, however. And in the extended edition of AUJ he also sees the treasures ahead him, reaching for them for a moment.
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YawningWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, but it's still a nice thought. Maybe he just needs some glasses :XD:
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Aiffe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
*nod* He does act strangely, and when I realized it could be this I also had that moment of suddenly it making sense.

I added some edits to the post regarding the next movie, but I'm excited for it too! I certainly think he can fight while blind, if his bit with the orc is anything to go by.
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AlcinavomSteinsberg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I'm not on tumblr, so I can't answer you there. Your theory is very interesting, but you have me wondering: where do you get from Thranduil and Thror being friends? And what do you mean about a glamour? I never read or heard anything in the Tolkienverse that might make that possible.
Still, I agree, Lee Pace's Thranduil can be interpreted very well in that way. Perhaps some fanfic author will take this under her or his wing, that would be awesome.
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