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Gandalf the Black by Benco42 Gandalf the Black by Benco42
If Gandalf took the ring...

Wow looks like this picture got a lot of attention. Thanks very much everybody for your comments and feedback, it means a lot to me. I know it's probably not what Gandalf would look like if he took the ring, it's just a bit of fun, so apologies to any hardcore Tolkien fans out there who take offence to its inaccuracies. 

I have edited this a bit since first posting. Thanks for looking.


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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
too scary to consider...
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:iconmaximilian-mcmonkey:
Maximilian-McMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   General Artist
Hmmm.... It looks like I'm just gonna have to watch you.
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:iconkruaken:
Kruaken Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
this would mean he turned into a balrog, like sauron.
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:iconnightwingfan0497:
NightwingFan0497 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sauron Wasn't A Balrog, and Gandalf was an Istari, A Different class of Maiar.
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:iconkruaken:
Kruaken Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
a balrog is an corrupted istari and sauron was in that categori. look it up.
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:iconeasterndarkness:
EasternDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  New Deviant
The Balrog, Sauron, Saruman, Gandalf, were all Maiar, "Istari" was the term for the 5 Wizards (Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast, The Blue Wizards)
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NightwingFan0497 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
balrogs are corrupted maiar, the angel like beings of valinor, of which the istari order and sauron were part of, but each took different forms after arriving on middle earth, saruman, gandalf, and the others becoming istari and the balrogs becoming valaraukar, fire demons, while sauron remained in his enlightened angelic form when entering middle earth.
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:iconvirtualbrian:
VirtualBrian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
WELL DONE!
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:iconadmiral-m-10k:
Admiral-M-10K Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
This.. is.. amazing.. Never stop drawing you awesome person!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] 
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:iconbobbisart:
Bobbisart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work
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:iconsarahhite:
sarahhite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Digital Artist
love it! 
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:icontokitos:
TOKITOS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
amazing job, amazing idea...
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:icontheshadow603:
theshadow603 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty cool.
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:iconnocturnallies:
Nocturnallies Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Artist
Bad guy Gandalf, like it!
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:iconmacx85:
MacX85 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
uh, I like it!
Would he have worn a nazgul crown though? I thought they did because they used to be kings when they were alive.
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4DRaven Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hence his description :P
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:iconmacx85:
MacX85 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, yeah... thought you might have had reasons for it though.
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:icon4draven:
4DRaven Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nothing wrong in posing the question, i agree :)
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:iconruvikkkkk15:
RuVIKKKKK15 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Woah!!!!:D
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:icondigorylarynith:
digorylarynith Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   General Artist
NUUUUUU, Gandalf, why did you take ze ring?! Soundwave icon please face Korra Epic Freakout Scream Plz

Great job with the artwork! This is totally legit. :D
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
thats scary:)
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:icondarthhelios:
DarthHelios Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... that is legit terrifying. Awesome job!
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:iconthepokemondude:
thepokemondude Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Deeeeeeeeeeeeeyum
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:icontwaimz4life:
twaimz4life Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
OMLLLLL THIS IS AMAZIMG
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:iconspaceangel777:
Spaceangel777 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow, amazing detail in this one - great job! :heart:
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:iconwasagamack:
wasagamack Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy smokes 
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:iconcharliefinn:
charliefinn Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!!Nuu 
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:iconbrookeh17:
BrookeH17 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
oh wow evil Gandalf! :heart: revamp :heart: revamp 
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:icona-krawiec:
A-Krawiec Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dark side of power is always more intresting. He should took the ring.
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:iconkgetown:
Kgetown Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
absolutely amazing!
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:iconwillowbreez:
Willowbreez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Wo... this is FABULOUS!
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:iconmonkeezgob:
monkeezgob Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Looks agreat. I'm not sure about tpe of scale of his hand holding the seeing stone thing,,,but the rest looks good.
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:iconrogerioguimaraes:
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Very good artwork.
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:iconveteran1972:
Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Scary but just think had Lady Galadriel took the ring. "All shall love me and despair!"
The Lady of Light going black.
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:iconargenticnocturne:
argenticNocturne Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student General Artist
whoa really cool concept!
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:iconspectra-unknown:
spectra-unknown Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
This is cool. I'd like to see what the story would have been like if this what had happened.
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:iconcreatorxm:
CreatorXM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love LotR and Hobbit!! My favourite movies ever made!! and this picture rocks the f*cking house!!!!!!!!
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:iconmihoshi5:
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Amazing art :woohoo:
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:iconewrwrqeqe:
ewrwrqeqe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how u get in WHATS HOT even u dont have core member???? did u pay DA or something??
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:iconnightarmor:
NightArmor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If your artwork is 'hot' so to speak, usually referred to as 'popular,' it doesn't matter what rank you are, you'll still get in based on amount of comments received in a day/views or perhaps something else. You don't pay to have people appreciate your art, that's just downright weird and wrong.
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ewrwrqeqe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and i know he paid for it to DA staff....he got pageviews like 10-20 and suddently to 300 for some reasons
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ewrwrqeqe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
surely something he did..and i cant found out why
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:iconnightarmor:
NightArmor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool concepts tend to get sky-rocketing views and comments, haven't you seen youtube videos with millions of views yet the uploader's other videos have very few views in comparison? It's like that except dA.
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Terrencethetitan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
OMG
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:iconhey-galaxy-artist:
Hey-Galaxy-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconaltean-prince:
Altean-Prince Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Fuck off
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:iconnightarmor:
NightArmor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed.
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:iconunknownsights:
Unknownsights Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
a pretty cool 'what if' scenario
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:iconsylkrode:
SylkRode Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
looks more like Gandalf the Wight.
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:iconcaptainrender:
CaptainRender Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gandalf the pale
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