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Talk:Fell beasts

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[edit] Article title

Tolkien uses the term "fell beast" on at least one other occasion, where it doesn't specifically seem to refer the flying steeds of the Nazgul:

"Under the boughs of Mirkwood there was deadly strife of Elves and Men and fell beasts." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Breaking of the Fellowship")

Although "fell beasts" seems to be a commonly used "fanon" name, I would therefore suggest that we move this page to either Hell-hawks or Nazgûl-birds (of which perhaps the former is to prefer, since it occurs in the LotR proper). What do you think? --Morgan 18:30, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

An argument to keep "fell beasts" might be that it is used twice in the Pelennor chapter, while the other terms only occur once each.--Morgan 18:37, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Since Fell beasts are usually known as Fell Beasts and the name is used a few times in the Pelenor-battle chapter I think we should keep it as Fell bests.. --Amroth 19:55, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Amroth. I also spoke with an admin on the IRC who was of the same opinion as you. I guess we should leave the article title as it is.--Morgan 17:23, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Adaptations

The current text about PJ's films has:

"Also, they are much larger than is implied in the books, where they are essentially used as light observation planes."

I don't agree with this observation; Tolkien writes about the fell beast: "it grew beyond the measure of all other things that fly". An (?over-)interpretation of this quote would imply that they actually were larger than dragons!--Morgan 17:23, 10 June 2011 (UTC)