Tolkien uses the term "fell beast" on at least one other occasion, where it doesn't specifically seem to refer the flying steeds of the Nazgul:
Although "fell beasts" seems to be a commonly used "fanon" name, I would therefore suggest that we move this page to either Hell-hawks or Nazgûl-birds (of which perhaps the former is to prefer, since it occurs in the LotR proper). What do you think? --Morgan 18:30, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
- An argument to keep "fell beasts" might be that it is used twice in the Pelennor chapter, while the other terms only occur once each.--Morgan 18:37, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
- Since Fell beasts are usually known as Fell Beasts and the name is used a few times in the Pelenor-battle chapter I think we should keep it as Fell bests.. --Amroth 19:55, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
- Thanks, Amroth. I also spoke with an admin on the IRC who was of the same opinion as you. I guess we should leave the article title as it is.--Morgan 17:23, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
The current text about PJ's films has:
"Also, they are much larger than is implied in the books, where they are essentially used as light observation planes."
I don't agree with this observation; Tolkien writes about the fell beast: "it grew beyond the measure of all other things that fly". An (?over-)interpretation of this quote would imply that they actually were larger than dragons!--Morgan 17:23, 10 June 2011 (UTC)