Aragorn, also known as Aragorn II Elessar, is one of the main characters and the human protagonist of the Peter Jackson film trilogy adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He is also the title character of The Return of the King.
Aragorn was born in Gondor. However, his father, Arathorn was killed in battle. He was brought up in Rivendell by Lord Elrond, who treated Aragorn as his own son. Eventually, Aragorn left his mother and became the leader of the Rangers. When he was twenty-seven years old, he met Legolas, the prince of Mirkwood and became very close friends with him. Gandalf also met him and the two also became great friends.
One day, he was told by Gandalf to meet Frodo Baggins and his companions at Bree should he not make it back.
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- Has been connected to King Arthur.
- An abandoned concept was that Sauron and Aragorn fight one another. However ,Jackson felt it was too drastic and that it delved the attention away from Frodo and Sam. Instead, he was seen fighting a troll.
- When he was living in Rivendell, Aragorn was known as "Estel," which translates to "hope” in Sindarin.
- Aragorn was known as "Strider" when he was a Ranger of the North.
- He is one of the few characters to appear in all three films of The Lord of the Rings, along with Galadriel and other members of the Fellowship of the Ring
- Aragorn and his father are briefly mentioned in The Battle of the Five Armies. Thranduil tells Legolas to find a ranger by the name of Strider and mentions his father Arathorn being an honourable man and tells his son that he will one day learn the name of the young man.
- Aragorn tells Brego that his name is "kingly," a reference to King Brego, one of the first kings of Rohan.
- He was originally slated to appear in The Hobbit but Viggo Mortensen refused to appear because Aragorn did not appear in the original books.
- Aragorn's horse, Brego, was bought by Viggo Mortensen after growing a connection with a horse.
- Aragorn doesn't get his sword, Andúril in The Fellowship of the Ring, but recieves it Return of the King, where Elrond gives Aragorn the sword to guide the army of the Dead.