Every Character In The Rings Of Power Who Can Become A Ringwraith

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Rings of Power episode 4The Nazgûl are coming in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - here's every character Sauron might corrupt into

his dark service. In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the Nazgûl - known to their friends as Ringwraiths - are an elite group of nine ghostly villains doing Sauron's

bidding, and their existence dates back to Middle-earth's Second Age when the One Ring was initially forged. As part of Sauron's insidious plan for domination, he gave nine of the

magic rings created in Eregion to mortal Men, who gladly accepted. Over time, these gifts sapped away their owners' souls until they became Ringwraiths, walking between the mortal

realm and shadow. Ringwraiths are bestowed with long lives and fearsome strength, but are absolutely subservient to Sauron.

Tolkien never explains whom the Nazgûl were before transforming. Three are supposed to be Númenórean in origin and one was an

Easterling, but nothing is said of the other four, and none are named save the Witch-king of Angmar (which probably wasn't his pre-Ringwraith moniker) and Khamûl the Easterling.

Amazon's The Rings of Power begins during the Second Age shortly before the Rings of Power are forged. The Nazgûl have not yet been created, but because the TV adaptation's

timeline condenses Tolkien's lore, it's very likely that characters currently appearing in The Rings of Power season 1 could be among Sauron's Nine.

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