Most Terrifying Lord of the Rings Characters

Characters that would be scary if you ran into them.

The Top Ten

1 Sauron Sauron

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

It's not his "eye" you know.It's his soul it just looks like an eye.

SAURON TERRIFIED ME! he is also a sick villain the same, he almost killed the elves and men in the second age. what scares me the most was when Frodo put the ring on and he said "i see you." WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU THIS GUY SHOULD BE NUMBER 1 SHELOB PEOPLE!

2 Shelob

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

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

3 Balrog

It looks like Lucifer himself!

If I think of evil the first thing I picture is balrog

Freaky son of a biscuit

Imagine a cow but 10 times bigger who turned into a demon on steroids
That's the balrog

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4 The Witch King

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

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

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

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5 Galadriel Galadriel

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

Hideous looking creature and so is the character

That woman can get in your head, like seeing all sexual fantasies you imagine right at the moment you see her :o

She's a maniac

6 Lurtz

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

7 Gollum 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

8 Morgoth Morgoth

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.

9 Treebeard

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

10 Barrow Wight

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

The Contenders

11 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

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

12 Bilbo

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...

13 Watcher in the Water
14 Ungoliant

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.

15 Legolas 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.

How is Legolas scary? - LegoGeek21

Why is he here?

Legolas is a bad character

16 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

17 Aragorn Aragorn Aragorn II, son of Arathorn is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings.

Aragon, son of a arathorn is a fictional character from J.R.R Tolkien's legendarium

18 Feanor

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

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20 Saruman 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.
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