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Who is the Stranger from Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power?

Our five picks on who Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power's The Stranger is
The Stranger
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If you've watched the first two episodes of Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, you likely have some questions - the biggest of them being 'who is the Stranger?'

Watch Popverse’s own Ashley Victoria Robinson’s predictions as she delves deep into the identity of the Stranger – a mysterious figured introduced at the end of the pilot episode of Amazon Studios' The Rings of Power.

Played by actor Daniel Weyman, The Stranger falls from the sky to land amongst the Harfoots. Tolkien fans will recognize trappings surrounding The Stranger’s arrival which have raised questions about his true identity. What are his motives? Is he a dark lord? Is he a dark wizard? Is there any possibility he’s just a nice guy who fell from the sky!? By the end of the second episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power we still have no answer.

Popverse's very own Ashley Victoria Robinson tackles the most popular theory and offers a handful of predictions of her own about who will be joining the cast list of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! Watch it below!

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power stars Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Nazanin Boniadi, Peter Mullan, and more as the key players during the major events of the Second Age of Middle-Earth. The series includes both well-known Tolkien characters and original characters for the show. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is created by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power airs on Amazon Prime every Friday.

Get up to speed on the show with our Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power guide.


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About the Author

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Ashley V. Robinson

Popverse video producer

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.


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