Thranduil Quotes in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)


Thranduil Quotes:

  • Thranduil: If I am not mistaken, this is the Halfing who stole the keys to my dungeon right from under the nose of my guards.

    Bilbo Baggins: Yesh. Sorry about that.

  • Thranduil: Your mother loved you, Legolas, more than anything. More than life itself.

  • Legolas: I can not go back.

    Thranduil: Where will you go?

    Legolas: I do not know.


    Thranduil: Go to the North. Meet with the Dunedain. There is a young Ranger among them. His father, Arathorn, was a good man. His son may grow to be a great one.

    Legolas: What is his name?

    Thranduil: He is known in the wild as Strider. His true name, you must discover for yourself.

  • [From trailer]

    Thranduil: [to Gandalf] You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

  • Thranduil: [From trailer] I came to reclaim something of mine.

  • Tauriel: [Thranduil arrives at the top of Ravenhill to find Tauriel crying over Kili's body] They want to bury him.

    Thranduil: Yes.

    Tauriel: If this is love, I do not want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?

    Thranduil: [sadly] Because it was real.

    Tauriel: [Tauriel cradles Kili's hand in hers and leans down to kiss him]

  • Gandalf: My lord! Dispatch this force to Ravenhill, the Dwarves are about to be overrun! Thorin must be warned!

    Thranduil: By all means, warn him. I have spent enough Elvish blood in defense of this accursed land. No more!


    Gandalf: [desperate] Thranduil!

  • [the night before the Elves are set to attack Erebor, Bilbo brings the Arkenstone to Thranduil's tent]

    Thranduil: The King's Jewel...

    Bard: And worth a King's ransom... how is this yours to give?

    Bilbo Baggins: I took it as my one-fourteenth share of the treasure.

    [Gandalf suppresses a smile]

    Bard: Why do this? You owe us nothing.

    Bilbo Baggins: I'm not doing it for you. I know that dwarves can be obstinate and pigheaded and difficult. They're suspicious and secretive, with the *worst* manners you can possibly imagine. But they are also brave and kind, and loyal to a fault. I've grown very fond of them, and I would save them if I can.

  • Bard: [to Thranduil after failing to negotiate with Thorin] He will give us nothing.

    Thranduil: Such a pity. Still, you tried.

    Bard: I do not understand. Why would he risk open war upon his kingdom?

    Thranduil: [unsheathes his sword] It is fruitless to reason with a dwarf. They only understand one thing.

  • [Thranduil's army of Mirkwood Elves arrives in Dale]

    Bard: My lord Thranduil. We did not look to see you here.

    Thranduil: I heard you needed aid.

    [a carriage full of food approaches and the citizens of Lake-town rush to the carriage in relief]

    Bard: You have saved us. I do not know how to thank you.

    Thranduil: Your gratitude is misplaced. I did not come on your behalf. I've came to reclaim something of mine.

  • Dain: Good morning. How are we all? I have a wee proposition, if you don't mind giving me a few moments of your time. Would you consider... JUST SODDING OFF! All ye, right now!

    Bard: Stand fast!

    Gandalf: Come now, Lord Dain.

    Dain: Gandalf the Grey. Tell this rabble to leave or I'll water the ground with their blood.

    Gandalf: There is no need for war between Dwarves, Men, and Elves. A legion of Orcs march on the mountain. Stand your army down.

    Dain: I will not stand down before any elf! Not least this faithless Woodland sprite! He wishes nothing but ill upon my people! If he chooses to stand between me and my kin, I'll split his pretty head open! See if he's still smirking then!

    Thranduil: He's clearly mad like his cousin.

    Dain: Ya hear that, lads? We're on! Let's give these bastards a good hammering!

  • Thranduil: I offer you my help.

    Thorin Oakenshield: I am listening.

    Thranduil: I will let you go if you but return what is mine.

    Thorin Oakenshield: A favor for a favor...?

    Thranduil: You have my word, one King to another.

    Thorin Oakenshield: I would not trust Thranduil, the great King, to honor his word should the end of all days be upon us! You lack all honor! I have seen how you treat your friends. We came to you once, starving, homeless, seeking your help, but you turned your back. You turned away from the suffering of my people in the inferno that destroyed us!

    Thranduil: [reveals scars] Do not speak to ME of dragon fire! I know its wrath and ruin! I have faced the great serpents of the north!... I warned your grandfather what his greed would summon. He would not listen... You are just like him. So go, stay here and rot. One hundred years is a mere blink in the life of an elf! I'm patient! I can wait!

  • Legolas: [after Thranduil decapitates Narzug] Why did you do that? You promised to set him free.

    Thranduil: And I did. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders.

  • Thranduil: Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul things come forth.

  • Thranduil: [stares at Bilbo] I know you're there. Why do you linger in the shadows?

    [Bilbo thinks he's been found out... ]

    Tauriel: [steps out from behind Bilbo] I was coming to report to you.

    Thranduil: I thought I ordered that nest to be destroyed not two moons past.

    Tauriel: We cleared the forest as ordered, my Lord, but more spiders keep coming up from the South. They are spawning in the ruins of Dol Guldur. If we could kill them at their source...

    Thranduil: That fortress lies beyond our borders. Keep our lands clear of those foul creatures. That is your task.

    Tauriel: And when we drive them off, what then? Will they not spread to other lands?

    Thranduil: Other lands are not my concern. The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom, we will endure.

    [Bilbo sneaks past him, Thranduil senses something and looks in Bilbo's direction but sees nothing]

  • [questioning Thorin]

    Thranduil: [to Thorin] Where does your journey end? A quest to reclaim a homeland, and slay a dragon!... I suspect something more prosaic. Attempted burglary, or something of that kind. You seek that which would bestow upon you the right to rule: the Arkenstone!

  • [from trailer]

    Thranduil: Such is the nature of evil, in time all foul things come forth!

  • Thranduil: Legolas said you fought well today. He's grown very fond of you.

    Tauriel: I assure you, my Lord, Legolas thinks of me as not more than a captain of the guard.

    Thranduil: Perhaps he did once. Now I'm not so sure.

    Tauriel: I do not think that you would allow your son to pledge himself to a lowly Silvan elf.

    Thranduil: No... You are right, I would not. Still, he cares about you. Do not give him hope where there is none.

  • Thranduil: You have found a way in. You seek that which would bestow upon you, the right to rule. The King's Jewel. The Arkenstone. It is precious to you beyond measure, I understand that. The gems in the Mountain that I, too, desire... White gems, of pure starlight. I offer you my help. I will let you go, if you but return what is mine.

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