Irolas

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"Irolas" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Not to be confused with: Iorlas
Irolas
Gondorian
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Irolas.jpg
"Irolas" from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Biographical Information
PositionSoldier
LocationMinas Tirith
AffiliationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorBlonde
ClothingDark green cloak with gray armor
GalleryImages of Irolas

Irolas was a Man of Gondor in Minas Tirith. Irolas was invented for The Lord of the Rings film series by New Line Cinema, where he was portrayed by Ian Hughes.

History[edit]

Irolas came down to the gate after Faramir had pulled out of Osgiliath, and praised the wisdom of Denethor. Soon after, he saw that wisdom again in play as he had to bring the severely wounded Faramir to his lord. Dumbfounded, Irolas witnessed the total breakdown of Denethor as he ordered everyone to abandon their posts.

Etymology[edit]

Irolas is obviously an anagram of the canonical name Iorlas (the same way the character Madril is derived from Mardil Voronwë).[source?] However, there is no actual background or etymology behind it.[source?]

Inspiration[edit]

In the commentary of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition) , it is stated that he was originally to be called Beregond, but as the role was reduced, Peter Jackson saw little use in still calling him Beregond.[source?] On the Decipher Card, Irolas is identified as Imrahil instead.[source?]

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