In “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” the new main villain for season 2 has already been hinted at – and it’s not Sauron. This one will probably lurk in the shadows again. We reveal who will be acting openly!
- Sauron is finally in the game, but in Season 2 of “The Lord of the Rings” series, another villain could still be the more obvious antagonist.
- In Season 1, Sauron hung over the season like a shadow, while Adar served as the antagonist. This could repeat itself.
- With Pharazon, the next villain is already on the agenda, who will cause trouble in season 2.
In “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” Sauron is now at large and his true identity has been revealed. But still, we don’t expect Sauron to be the main villain in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Season 2. Rather, we think that Sauron is pulling strings in the background, while Pharazon is a much more acute threat.
Already in the first season, Númenor’s chancellor, Pharazon, has not necessarily been introduced as a sympathetic figure. Book connoisseurs also know that the power-hungry politician aspires to greater things. And even though Pharazon, portrayed by Trystan Gravelle, was still acting in the service of Míriel in the first season, that will soon change.
In fact, it’s amazing how much Pharazon is still subordinate in his role as Chancellor, considering the role the villain plays in Tolkien’s books. But in the finale, the usurper’s facade begins to crumble. When King Tar-Palantír dies, one sees no sadness in his eyes, but rather obsession, almost joy.
Now his time has come to guide the destiny of Númenor, and Pharazon knows the people. He knows about the broken society and has already fueled certain extreme views such as hatred against the Elves. He also revealed to his son plans to subjugate the people of Middle-earth.
Through Míriel’s less than glorious return from Middle-earth, Pharazon is able to further draw the Númenórians to his side and put Míriel in distress, challenging their position of power. We know from the books that he will marry Míriel, his cousin. This is against the laws of Númenor, but Pharazon will find a way to pull this off against Míriel’s will anyway, and thus come to power.
It is also Pharazon who will eventually fight and capture Sauron in Middle Earth. Thus Pharazon falls under the influence of Sauron and the Númenórians begin to pay homage to Morgoth, which will eventually lead to the downfall of Númenor.
So, as we can see, Pharazon still has a long way to go in the series and he will certainly become one of the most important, if not the most important, villain in season 2!
Sauron has some more rings of power to forge after the first 3 Elven rings, 16 in number as well as the One Ring, but to get Celebrimbor and the Elven forge of Eregion to forge rings for the Dwarves and Men as well, he has to act covertly again.
Thus, as in Season 1, Sauron will hover over the season like a heavy shadow, but another will be the obvious villain. In season 1 it was Adar, in the second we guess Pharazon.