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Tauriel, a Silvan Elf of Mirkwood, is a character created for the upcoming films of The Hobbit. She is a warrior and the head of the Elven guard of Mirkwood. She knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses are a bow and arrow and two daggers. She is described as lethal and deadly. Tauriel has been confirmed to be a high ranking and combat-ready member of Mirkwood's army of Elves.
Behind the Scenes
- Evangeline Lilly will play Tauriel, in the upcoming The Hobbit film adaptations by Peter Jackson.
- Peter Jackson has confirmed that she will have no romantic connection to Legolas. However, it is hinted that there will be romance between Tauriel and Kili the dwarf.
Tauriel means 'Woodland daughter' (S. taur [forest, great] + -iell [pat. fem. suffix; daughter]).