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Black Serpent

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The Black Serpent
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesThe Serpent Lord
PositionCommander of the Haradrim
LocationHarad
AffiliationHaradrim, Sauron
Death15 March T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale

The Black Serpent was the leader of the Haradrim in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. "The Black Serpent" was also the name of the banner under which the Haradrim fought.

[edit] History

At the Battle of the Pelennor Fields the great commander of the Haradrim was called the Black Serpent. He was slain by King Théoden of Rohan just before his death.[1]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Dernhelm warns Théoden of the coming of the Black Serpent. He kills the Serpent, but is killed by the Witch-king almost immediately after.

2001-2010: Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game:

The Black Serpent is given the name Suladân.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Matthew Ward (2008), The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game: Harad