Could a Silmaril REALLY Make Morgoth Good in “Rings of Power”?

A startling remark in “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” raises the possibility that a Silmaril would make Morgoth the good guy. Being the main antagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, it is obviously difficult to think that Morgoth would ever change his allegiance. The second episode of Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series does, however, make note of this possibility.

In Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Morgoth has a reputation for being the most malevolent entity on the planet. Although Sauron was the main antagonist of The Lord of the Rings films, Morgoth poses a larger threat and is a being that genuinely had power over Sauron. But there was never a need for him to show up in live-action as his rule took place in the First Age. Given that “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” takes place in the Second Age, he might also miss it. The Dark Lord has already been mentioned a few times, thus he is unquestionably pertinent to the series.

When Elrond was speaking to Celebrimbor about the Silmarils in “The Rings of Power” episode 2, he made a reference to Morgoth. Celebrimbor described their strength as having “almost twisted the heart of the Great Foe himself.” Morgoth apparently had to stop staring at them after experiencing the “evil of his own reflection” in them. It seems improbable that a villain in the mold of Morgoth would suddenly turn over a new leaf for any reason, but Celebrimbor appears to believe it almost did. Celebrimbor’s claims, however, were merely a rumor he had heard, and there is no proof that it is accurate. The Silmarillion, however, attests to the fact that the Silmarils burned Morgoth’s hands.

The Silmarils and Their Meaning Described

One of the Middle earth’s potent artifacts is the Silmaril. The Silmarils were a trio of jewels created by the hammer seen in episode 2 and were renowned for their unparalleled beauty and immense power. The jewels “contain the very light of Valinor,” according to Elrond in “The Rings of Power.” What makes the Silmarils so priceless is that they are connected with the light of a heaven-like place. The War of the Jewels began as a result of the intense desire for these artifacts. The Elves were driven from Valinor by Morgoth snatching them in the First Age, which also served as the catalyst for a number of other significant developments in the Lord of the Rings narrative.

Galadriel’s history lesson interestingly omitted the Silmarils, but the exchange between Elrond and Celebrimbor paves the way for them to play a significant role later. The Silmarils may have some sort of significance in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” because the series made a point of highlighting how special they are. Making it work would be a significant narrative problem, though, since it is already known that the Silmarils were imprisoned in the land, earth, and sky at the beginning of the Third Age.

The True Villain of Lord of the Rings Has Just Been Revealed In “The Rings of Power”