Talk:Durin's Bane

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The main image was changed months ago without discussion, but I propose to change it with this of the same artist, which is more detailed and is not already used. --LorenzoCB 11:55, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

I've just taken a look through the gallery and have to admit I prefer the previous image. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 12:27, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
Agreed with your choice, both are nice pictures and I don't mind which one is picked. Gaetano 22:06, 4 September 2020 (UTC)


In this article, Durin's Bane is referred to as both "it" and "he". Which is more correct? -- Ancalagon the Black 17:27, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

I'd say "he," since Durin's Bane is specifically referred to as a male by Gandalf in The Two Towers (Chapter 5 to be specific). --Holdwine Meriadoc (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:28, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
In The Fellowship of the Ring, The Bridge of Khazad-dûm, the Balrog is always referred to as "it". Some of that might come from its originally unknown nature, but even after Gimli identifies it as Durin's Bane, "it" is still used. But Holdwine Meriadoc is definitely right in that in Chapter 5 of The Two Towers (The White Rider), Gandalf always uses "he" when he gives his account of the encounter. I would go ahead and go with "he" here, which would make it consistent with the articles for Gothmog (balrog) and Lungorthin. --Grace18 02:58, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
Makes sense. Thank you both! -- Ancalagon the Black 03:24, 6 January 2021 (UTC)