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Gandalf the Black

If Gandalf took the ring...

Wow looks like this picture got a lot of attention. Thanks very much everybody for your comments and feedback, it means a lot to me. I know it's probably not what Gandalf would look like if he took the ring, it's just a bit of fun, so apologies to any hardcore Tolkien fans out there who take offence to its inaccuracies. 

I have edited this a bit since first posting. Thanks for looking.

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shadowkyurem15's avatar

What a badass! He's pretty much what Dumbledore could of become if he held onto the same beliefs as Gellert Grindelwald did.

GalacticRimRunner64's avatar

A very interesting "what-if?" And very chilling... Nice job!

CrimeanDoodler's avatar
I legit no-joke non-metaphorically shuddered.
TrapicheSapphire's avatar
by the way you should add him standing in a huge pool of blood or something
TrapicheSapphire's avatar
its your intepretation of him, i think its gr8. but what is sauron doing in his staff? did he trap him there?
Theweepingwraith's avatar
PLEASE!! can you do more of what if Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli or even if Merry and Pippin took the ring?
HyperPowerfu64's avatar
Definitely a cool "what-if" to explore. 
stormshadiwsmith's avatar
This is creepy as fuck! nice job!
Kaylio's avatar
Cool concept!

But why is he holding Barad-dur as a staff? Did he shrink the tower into staff-size, or did he just move Sauron's angry eye and plopped it onto his staff. Questions...
too scary to consider...
Max-Blast's avatar
Hmmm.... It looks like I'm just gonna have to watch you.
Kruaken's avatar
this would mean he turned into a balrog, like sauron.
NightwingFan0497's avatar
Sauron Wasn't A Balrog, and Gandalf was an Istari, A Different class of Maiar.
Kruaken's avatar
a balrog is an corrupted istari and sauron was in that categori. look it up.
EasternDarkness's avatar
The Balrog, Sauron, Saruman, Gandalf, were all Maiar, "Istari" was the term for the 5 Wizards (Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast, The Blue Wizards)
NightwingFan0497's avatar
balrogs are corrupted maiar, the angel like beings of valinor, of which the istari order and sauron were part of, but each took different forms after arriving on middle earth, saruman, gandalf, and the others becoming istari and the balrogs becoming valaraukar, fire demons, while sauron remained in his enlightened angelic form when entering middle earth.
Admiral-M-10K's avatar
This.. is.. amazing.. Never stop drawing you awesome person!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] 
very nice work
TOKITOS's avatar
amazing job, amazing idea...
theshadow603's avatar
This is pretty cool.
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