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Tauriel, a Silvan Elf of Mirkwood, is a character of The Hobbit films. She is a warrior and the head of the Elven guard of Mirkwood. She knows how to wield any weapon, but primarily uses a bow and arrow and two daggers in battle. She is described as lethal. Tauriel has been confirmed as a high ranking and combat-ready member of Mirkwood's army of Elves. Her parents were killed by orcs when she was young.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Itaril was the original name for Tauriel.
- Evangeline Lilly will play Tauriel in the upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 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.
- Lilly describes Tauriel as: "She has no problem killing. She's a killing machine."
- Evangeline Lilly has stated that she knows that people do despise Tauriel but other people would come to really like her.
- In the official trailer for the Desolation of Smaug, Thranduil states, "Legolas has grown very fond of you, do not give him hope where there is none." This could mean that Tauriel and Legolas are close but Tauriel's feelings for Legolas are purely platonic while Legolas's feelings are romantic but one-sided.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
Voice Dubbing actorsEdit
|Foreign Language||Voice dubbing artist|
|Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD)||Sylvia Salustti|
|Spanish (Latin America)||Jessica Ortiz|
|French (France)||Vanina Pradier|
|French (Québec)||Catherine Proulx-Lemay|
|Italian (Italy)||Daniela Calò|
Tauriel appears in The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age as a hero in the Elven faction.
- "Tauriel will step forward and aid the elves with her mighty bow. Her aim is as strong as her bravery and will help guard these lands."
- —Description of Tauriel
Tauriel means 'Woodland daughter' (S. taur [forest, great] + -iell [pat. fem. suffix; daughter]).