English literature analysisEdit
I am changing Smaug to the MOST prominent antogonist, for about 3/4 of the book smaug is the main focus of the book. Bolg only appears right at the end after Smaugs demise - 184.108.40.206 (talk) 13:06, 18 December 2013
- This is a Wikia about Lord of the Rings, not a literary review or a high school English class book report assignment, so discussing who the protagonists and antagonists are is not necessary -- in fact, please don't. And remember to sign your comments with ~~~~ when you post a comment on a Talk page like this. - Gradivus, 20:48, December 18, 2013 (UTC)
Not to be that kind of person but could you change armour into armor so it's correct :P
- "Armour" is how it's written in The Hobbit, being the correct English spelling. Bramblepath 10:35, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
Ah,sry then :P havn't read the hobbit in english yet so :/
- Right. Tolkien was British and so used British English spellings of words, and accordingly it is fitting that the Wikia entries should follow that custom. -- Gradivus, 15:22, November 5, 2012 (UTC).
Discussion of material from later Tolkien works Edit
What is the relevance for discussing in the Smaug page whether the Dragon could destroy the One Ring? That information is from The Lord of the Rings; I don't believe the Rings of Power, or the fact that Bilbo's "lucky Ring" was one of them, was discussed in The Hobbit, in which case the discussion is not relevant here, and can be removed. --Gradivus, 15:06, December 12, 2012 (UTC)
I belive it is a good footnote, it helps establish the power of the ring, and the extent of the dragon's power, but the note section should be moved to the very bottom. TheDragonLord (talk) 22:16, January 6, 2013 (UTC)
nonono! Smaug was not the most prominent villain, Sauron was. Smaug might have been a dragon, but Sauron was like Lucifer. So listen, Sauron will always be stronger than Smaug.
Who else isn't very keen on the way Smaug has been created? He doesn't look very good, we all expected an amazingly edited Dragon with perfect scales and a crown of spikes coming from his head, but it's a little dissapointing. I hope they fix the way he looks before the film is released, but perhaps it's just the angle.
I always have to laugh a little when I read about how "incredibly wealthy" the dragon Smaug was because of all his treasure. He may have a lot of shiny stuff, but as far as I'm concerned he had no wealth at all, because there was no place a dragon could go to spend any of it. He got himself a nice place to live, a pile of gold to lie upon, but when he got hungry he still had to get off his scaly butt and go hunt something to eat. - Gradivus, 00:33, December 9, 2013 (UTC)
Pictures of Smaug Edit
- My apologies. I had removed them because you added a whole new gallery (there's already one) and in-between text lines, compromising some of our wiki standards. I have now added those 2 images to the correct gallery. Please pay attention to this next time and also remember to sign your comments with ~~~~ afterwards ;). Thank you. Winterz (talk) 18:21, December 18, 2013 (UTC)
- I didn't add a gallery, just a slideshow, and I put it in the text lines because I was trying to get it out of the way of the other pictures. Also I never learned how to sign. - Kurai the Tsukikage (talk) 8:17, 19 December 2013
Discussion of film continuity?Edit
- Yes, and if there's no objection I'd be happy to do it. - Gradivus, 15:25, December 26, 2013 (UTC)
Should the part about Smaug having blue-hued scales be in the article? Because I'm quite sure that it's simply the lighting in the scene, especially because the scales that aren't in the shade are clearly red. It may look odd, but I'm pretty sure it's a quirk of the texture of Smaug's skin, not a glaring continuity error. Sevec 06:38, December 30, 2013 (UTC)
I would like to know why this page is using 'IT' as a pronoun for Smaug. In both the books and the films, Smaug was referred to as 'HE'. If there are no objections, I'm changing it. -- Smeagol630 (talk) 01:36, January 19, 2014 (UTC) --
The norwegian word for 'dragon' is 'drage' or 'drake', not 'drágë', the spelling (and subsequent) pronunciation is wrong..
Just thought you should know :)
220.127.116.11 23:19, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
Please change "decimating" to "destroying" in the summary. Decimate is a word that has been misused so long that some dictionaries are starting to accept the misuse, but in a context that honors Tolkein I hope we would all want to use language more carefully? The prefix deci- means one-tenth, and decimate means to kill off one-tenth of your own forces as a disciplinary measure. (If you don't believe me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimation_%28Roman_army%29 .) As written, the summary really says that Smaug destroyed less than one-tenth of Lake-town before Bard took him down. 18.104.22.168 13:32, May 30, 2016 (UTC)
What source gives 'the Dragon Dread' as one of Smaug's titles? 22.214.171.124 19:13, July 17, 2016 (UTC)