Top 10 Most Terrifying Lord of the Rings Characters

Characters that would be scary if you ran into them.

The Top Ten Most Terrifying Lord of the Rings Characters

Sauron Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Originally a servant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Morgoth was later defeated and Sauron fled. He later came back to Middle Earth and took over as the new Dark Lord by using a Ring of Power. He was later more.

His eye is just creepy. It's like looking into a black hole full of hate. - IronSabbathPriest

When I look at sauron I think of Saran

He strikes fear into the hearts of the people of middle earth.

"There is no life in the void. Only death."-Sauron


It is a giant freaking spider!

As an arachnaphobic, Shelob absolutely tertifies me. I'm really glad I wasn't in Frodo or Sam's place. - IronSabbathPriest

So freaky

Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope and Nope. Still can't watch her scene. - EJ0602


It might be kinda scary, but you have to admit it's also a pretty badass creature - evermxre

Also this is kinda offtopic but am I the only one who thinks marvel used the balrog as inspiration for surtur in thor ragnarok? - evermxre

Freaky son of a biscuit

It looks like Lucifer himself!

The Witch King

Pretty scary. I like the dragon he rides. - IronSabbathPriest

Unlike Sauron, this guy actually gets up and does something.

He breaks Gandalfs staff

He does not ride a dragon.Did you watch the movie with your ass? It's a fellbeast not a dragon!

Galadriel Galadriel is a character created by J.R.R. Tolkien, appearing in his Middle-earth legendarium. She was one of the greatest of the Eldar in Middle-earth, and surpassed nearly all others in beauty, knowledge, and power. She was also the bearer of Nenya, one of the three Elven rings of power. In film, more.

She's quite scary when she's in that trance. - IronSabbathPriest

I am pretty sure Kate Blanchett only plays creepy people. - JoyAbigable

In here armor, pale, form she is so creepy.

Hideous looking creature and so is the character

Gollum Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was introduced in the 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, and became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.

He's stronger than he looks. - IronSabbathPriest

Creepiest character I've ever seen. The ones that didn't creep out the first time they saw him have really brave hearts. - TopTener

Gives me the creeps. - ilar9118

He looks like a 3 feet tall 90 year old hunchback Asian lady


His general apperance is enough to make me run. - IronSabbathPriest


Morgoth could probably look at any modern western villain and say "That's cute." Guy makes Smaug look like a pansy and Shelob like a box of kittens.

The more ancient the more scary. He is ancient

He's the best villain of the entire Tolkien universe but he's not from LOTR but from the Silmarillion. - IronMaidenFan666

Books only, not the movies.
Sauron's boss during the First Age.


I suppose he's too not scary. But you wouldn't want to make him angry! - IronSabbathPriest


She devoured herself just think about that. And she was able to overwhelm Morgoth if it wasn't for the Balrogs.

Just imagine Shelob, but bigger and creepier and spewing darkness. She has an everlasting hunger and went toe to toe with Morgoth for crying out loud. Scary to think of witnessing her.

Queen of all spiders, and grandmother to Shelob, but three times larger. Balrogs were created to fight her, but it took several Balrogs just to get a tie in the fight.

The Newcomers

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He is so creepy

The Contenders

Mouth of Sauron

Yes, this is so scary!

He's the creepiest LOTR character ever, just look at those yellow teeth, that's so grose and his voice is so evil. - IronMaidenFan666

Should be #1

He should be number 1! He’s a dentist nightmare. - asantalo

Barrow Wight

Being trapped in a place with wrath like creatures..? No thank you

Watcher in the Water

I could not wathc that scene

So creepy!


Never forgot the first time I watched fellowship of the ring. Bilbo jumpscare.

Anyone remember the Bilbo jumpscare? I know that I'll never forget it.

Hehe I always skip the scene in Rivendell with Bilbo's jumpscare...

Legolas Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He has been portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the live action movies.

Legolas is a bad character


Smaug Smaug is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit.

Smaug the last great dragon he took down many dwarven armies in the hobbit from J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel the hobbit


Eru help you if you get between him and a Silmaril. This guy killed his own kin to get them back!

Frodo Frodo Baggins is a fictional character and is the main protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. He was a Hobbit of the Shire during the Third Age. He was also a Ring-bearer, a best friend to Samwise Gamgee, and one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to the Uttermost more.


Cave troll
Tom Bombadil

Books only, not the movies.
Intended by Tolkien to be something like "God's little brother", and more powerful than anyone, even Sauron.
However, he did not care about anything or anyone else, and did not get involved.

Tom bombadil is basically Tolkien

Aragorn Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War more.
Saruman Saruman the White is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.
Gandalf the Grey Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring more.

Only when he is angry.

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