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The Rings Of Power Casts More Doubt On Our Biggest Sauron Red Herring
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for the sixth episode of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power."
"The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" has slowly nurtured a popular fan theory that Halbrand is one of the top candidates for being Sauron. Little is known about Halbrand, and while the series is likely trying to mislead fans, the sixth episode calls Halbrand’s true identity and mysterious past into question.
For unclear personal reasons, Halbrand is intent on killing Adar, and although the orc leader has no clue who Halbrand is, audiences know that Adar has claimed to have killed Sauron himself. The series has been intentional with subtle teases and nods to the source material, so while Halbrand may not be Sauron, his past and imminent future may lead him towards the darkness.
The series wants audiences to believe Halbrand’s underlying guilt comes from his ancestry, but could there be a double meaning to his words? Could he be somehow related to Sauron himself? Halbrand as Sauron might be a weak twist, but showing the redemption and transformation of a person burdened with responsibility is far more powerful.