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Name: Sauron
Title/Rank: Originally Lieutenant of Melkor
Other: Aliases: Mairon the admirable, Gorthaur the cruel, Annatar, Zigur, Tar Mairon, The Deceiver, Necromancer of Dol Guldur, The Enemy, The Great, Lord of the Earth, Dark Lord of Mordor, The Great Eye, The Shadow, The Terrible
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Sauron is a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is an antagonist in the Silmarillion and the main antagonist in The Lord of the Rings. He is referenced in both the The Hobbit novel and Hobbit films as the Necromancer of Dol Guldur. He is a Maia.

In Fanon

Sauron's character interpretation varies from person to person. Some base their interpretation off of "Mairon the admirable" (Sauron’s original name, often used to refer to pre-evil Sauron). Others believe this undermines Sauron's antagonistic role in canon. [1] In fanart, Sauron is usually depicted as humanoid, often with glowing or catlike eyes. Some examples: by esquitor by phobs by alyruko by misbehavingmaiar

In the Silmarillion fandom, Sauron is often paired with Melkor/Morgoth, the Vala he once loyally served, under the ship name(s) Angbang or Melron.

Another popular fandom pairing is Annatar (an alias and disguise Sauron used to fool the Elves) and Noldor Elf Celebrimbor, the grandson of Feanor. Like Sauron, Celebrimbor was a Smith; and together they crafted the rings of power. In canon, Sauron eventually betrayed and murdered Celebrimbor. This ship name is Silvergifting or Silverfisting.


Fan Art

Sauron in fair form Deleted scene from Return of the King movie

Sauron having lost his fair form with The One Ring by Angel

The Lieutenant of Angband by melkorts4

Tolkien’s drawing of Sauron from Wikipedia

Many faces by Esquitor

Serpent’s Tongue by Esquitor

Thu by misbehavingmaiar

Sauron as he appears in his Dark Lord form in The Lord of the Rings movies

Sauron as Annatar with The One Ring in the video game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Celebrimbor and Annatar from Shadow of Mordor

Mairon with Melkor by jreizen

Sauron in Númenor by theladyFlora

Sauron as a King by Almesiva-Moonshadow

Sauron on Wolf by Anastasia Cemetery

Sauron and Ar Pharazôn by Algrass (Anastasia Cemetery)

Sauron capturing Celebrimbor by Algrass (Anastasia Cemetery)

Sauron the Dark Lord by

Mairon by suzannart

Sauron/Mairon by m0rket

Sauron throughout the ages by phobs

Mairon/Sauron by esquitor

Sauron-centric Comics by ttrtru

Sauron by alyruko

Fannish Resources


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