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This article is for the version of Gandalf from the Peter Jackson continuity. You may be looking for more info on his mainstream counterpart.

You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor! The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn! Go back to the Shadow! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
~ Gandalf's most famous quote.

Gandalf is the main protagonist of the Middle-earth film series. He is a wise and elderly wizard and one of the Ainur, primordial spirits that entered Arda when it was first created, and who assists Frodo in destroying the One Ring.

He was portrayed by Ian McKellen in the live-action films, who also played Zebedee in The Magic Roundabout.

What Makes Him Pure Good?

  • While not above impatient jabs or petty insults, he never antagonizes Thorin Oakenshield or Pippin Took more than what they warrant.
  • He convinced Thorin to band together a company to defeat Smaug. Partially because he believed if Sauron was around, he would use Smaug as a weapon.
  • He convinced Bilbo Baggins to join the company of Thorin and be their burglar.
  • Gandalf kills the three trolls who kidnapped the company with sunlight. He consistently shows Thorin the benefit of Bilbo; by the end of the first film, Thorin realizes Bilbo's use.
  • He gave Bilbo his sword and convinced Thorin to keep the one he found in spite of it's Elvish origin.
  • He brought the company to Rivendell for shelter, where the Elves supply knowledge of their swords, the map and what to do. As a result the company knew they had to arrive at the mountain by a set time.
  • He tells the White Council of Sauron's eventual return. He also buys time for the dwarves to escape Rivendell to not be questioned by Saruman.
  • He saves the dwarves from the Goblin army and leads them out of the caverns. Personally killing the Great Goblin himself.
  • He uses a butterfly to summon great eagles to their rescue from Azog.
  • He burns pinecones so the company could use them against Azog and his Orcs.
  • He revives Thorin at the end of the film.
  • He rescues them from Azog and Beorn. Leading them directly to Beorn's house.
    • In the extended cut, Gandalf intended to use a similar trick he used in the book to entice Beorn into letting them stay at his house
  • He goes to the High Fells of Rhudaur to visit the Nazgul graves to find it empty, confirming Sauron's return.
  • Gandalf braves into Dol Guldur itself to fight Azog and Sauron. Telling Radaghst to get the White Council.
    • In the extended cut, Gandalf met Thrain and attempted to rescue him. Additionally, Thrain confirmed Gandalf's suspicions of Smaug and Sauron being allies.
  • After escaping Dol Guldur, he rushes to the Lonely Mountain to warn everyone of Azog's attack.
  • He devises a plan with Bilbo, Thranduil and Bard to make Thorin give everyone the jewels and gold they want.
  • He tells a corrupted Thorin to let Bilbo go.
  • He partakes in Battle of the Five Armies.
  • He convinces Bilbo to let the ring go.
  • He researches Isildur's account to confirm the ring that Frodo has is the Ring.
  • He tells Frodo and Sam to leave the Shire to meet Aragorn to be given further instructions. He also tells Sam to take care of Frodo.
  • He goes to Saruman for assistance, only to be captured when he wanted to warn Frodo. He also warned Saruman that Sauron wouldn't share power.
  • He explains to Frodo why he couldn't meet him at Bree and forms the Fellowship with Gimli, Legolas, Aragorn, Boromir and the other hobbits.
  • He helps them get through Moria and faces the Balrog, dying in the process.
  • He exorcises Saruman from Theoden.
  • He recruits Eomer and the other riders of Rohan to help defeat the Uruk-Hai attacking Helm's Deep, and arrives with them at dawn to defeat and drive them off, winning the battle for them and saving all of the people from Rohan who were holed up there.
  • He attempts to convince Saruman to redeem himself.
  • He destroys Saruman's staff.
  • He told Pippin not to fool with the Palantir.
  • He and Aragorn take the Palantir away from Pippin. He comforted Pippin as well.
  • He deduces that Sauron would attack Minas Tirith.
  • He told Aragorn to summon the Army of the Dead to fight against Sauron.
  • He warns Theoden and attempts to convince him to join forces with Aragorn.
  • He tells Pippin to light the signals of Gondor.
  • He attempts to convince Faramir to not listen to Denethor as the latter had gone mad.
  • He takes Command of Minas Tirith and tells the city to fight.
  • He made the people of Gondor catapult debris onto Orcs.
  • Plots to defeat Sauron with Aragorn.
  • In the extended cut, he didn't get mad at the Mouth of Sauron when he claimed Frodo died. He also didn't take back the mythril armor when close to the Mouth, unlike in the books where Gandalf becomes spiteful at the Mouth and does those things.
  • He partakes in the Battle of the Black Gate. He gets a moth to summon the Eagles. The Eagles save Frodo and Sam.
  • He crowns Aragorn as king of Gondor.
  • He accompanies Bilbo, Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel and Celeborn on their ship to the Grey Havens. It should also be noted that the trip brings Frodo peace as the wound that the Witch-king gave him could never fully heal in Middle-earth.

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