Artist Uses AI To Imagine What Lord Of The Rings Characters Would Look Like Based On The Book Descriptions

When a book is adapted into a movie, sometimes the characters don’t look like you’d expect. Die-hard fans of stories adapted to movies often have mixed feelings about it because they already had an image of the characters in their minds.

So, what if a fan used artificial intelligence to imagine what the Lord of the Rings characters would look like based on their descriptions in the book?

That’s exactly what artist Ivan Rebikow did. The results were pretty cool and I think any fans of the movie would love to check this out.

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1. Gandalf


Gandalf in the movie

Gandalf, later known as Gandalf the White, and originally named Olórin, is a protagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

He is an Ishtar (Wizard) and the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring.

2. Balrog


Balrog in the movie

A Balrog is a powerful demonic monster in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

3. Sauron


Sauron in the movie

Sauron is the primary antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, where he rules the land of Mordor and has the ambition of ruling the whole of Middle-earth.

4. Nazgul


Nazgul in the movie

The Nazgûl, also known as the Black Riders or simply The Nine are fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. They are the dreaded ring-servants of the Dark Lord Sauron in Middle-earth.

5. Gimli


Gimli in the movie

Gimli is a Dwarf of the House of Durin and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. He is a dwarf warrior, the son of Glóin, who fought alongside Elves in the War of the Ring against Sauron at the end of the Third Age.

6. Frodo


Frodo in the movie

Frodo Baggins is one of the protagonists in The Lord of the Rings. He is a hobbit of the Shire who inherits the One Ring from his cousin and undertakes the quest to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor.

7. Aragorn


Aragorn in the movie

“Aragorn is a protagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He was a Ranger of the North, first introduced with the name Strider and later revealed to be the heir of Isildur, an ancient King of Arnor and Gondor.”

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