I gush about this all the time. This is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favourite scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Aragorn, King of Men, rides with the remaining members of the Fellowship of the Ring as well as the Men of the West ride out to the Black Gates of Mordor, they are met by the Mouth of Sauron who wishes to treat with them. It is so disgusting and vile and thrilling. I can literally get onto the edge of my seat to see how this all goes down without fail each and every single time. The way the character is clothed: blind but with that cape flowing from his mask/helmet, dropping far down. The rotting, deathly mouth that so sickly and crookedly smiles, the way his voice carries the Black Speech, and just how his decaying mouth conveys to the viewer how disgusting the things that he is relaying are. It is just sick, and the way he mocks and taunts, his assured cockiness and completely sadistic tendencies are just amazing. The way he throws the Mithril? I truly get goosebumps throughout this scene every single time!

If you have a scene that you would like featured, drop me a mail at sporadiczoe@hotmail.com with a picture/gif/video of the scene and an explanation as to why (should you want to include it).

32 thoughts on “Sporadic Scene: Return of the King (2003) – The Mouth of Sauron

  1. Natasha says:

    Love the scene. Though anything from Return of the King is amazing!

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    1. Zoë says:

      😛 I know how you feel about this one teehee! But you know me and that Mouth of Sauron…

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  2. My clip for Return of the King would be the entire film! LOL

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    1. Zoë says:

      Teehee, there are far too many scenes in there that are awesome, but this is one of my all time favourite scenes if I had to get fussy!

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  3. Absolutely freakin’ love this scene, definitely one of my favourites in the film, along with the Witch King fight.

    (I don’t think the video has posted properly though Zoe)

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    1. Zoë says:

      😀 😀 😀 Yay! It really is epic!

      Really? Dammit. It was working just fine. I will go back and check it. Thanks for the heads up!

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      1. Hmmmm, it’s sorted now, maybe it was just my browser.

        Anyway, nice post 🙂

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      2. Zoë says:

        Nope, went and put the clip in again, it seemed busted up on this side, too, not sure what happened! Thanks for pointing it out!

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  4. movierob says:

    great post Zoe! excellent choice again!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thank you ever so kindly!

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  5. Tom says:

    Dude needs some serious dental work. Glad I’m not the only one.

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    1. Zoë says:

      LOL! Wow, Tom, if your teeth are ANYTHING like that I suggest you get to your dentist. Immediately! 😉

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  6. keith7198 says:

    That scene is freaking awesome. My second favorite “Lord of the Rings” beheading! 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      😀 YAY!! I am so glad to hear this! Which is the first one for you?

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      1. keith7198 says:

        My favorite beheading comes from “The Fellowship of the Ring”. [SPOILER] It happens right after Boromir is killed. Aragorn fights it out with the big Urak-Hai and ends their battle by cutting that sucker’s head off. Beautiful!!!

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      2. Zoë says:

        I thought that it would be that one xD. It is AWESOME, I totally agree. Then again, I am dreadfully hooked on these movies!

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  7. One of my favourite scenes from this stellar finale! So entrancing and compelling, yet repulsive and infuriating :).

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    1. Zoë says:

      I am so glad we see eye to eye on this!

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  8. theipc says:

    Nice post!!!!

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  9. caragale says:

    Beautiful. My all-time favorite LOTR scene is probably the Bridge of Khazad-dum. “YOU. SHALL NOT. PASS.” Don’t mess with Gandalf. 😉

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    1. Zoë says:

      Whoop! Another absolutely terrific scene! If you want it featured I’ll line it up along the way!

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      1. caragale says:

        Maybe down the line. We can’t have two awesome LOTR scenes featured so close together. The world couldn’t handle it! Lol.

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      2. Zoë says:

        No, they really wouldn’t. I have a load lined up, so maybe in a few months! 😛

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      3. caragale says:

        Sounds good! 🙂

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  10. ruth says:

    Great pick here Zoe, I’ll let you know which scene I’d like you to feature, the possibilities are endless 😀

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Ruth! Oooooooh, I am so looking forward to your requested scene! 😀

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  11. That Sauron, eh? What a douche!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Such a nice summation of exactly what he is 😛

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  12. Satua says:

    Hah, I was just thinking of sending you Boromir dying scene from the Fellowship but I’m happy with this one too. (Just watched the extended version of the Fellowship and I’m still listening the soundtrack.)

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    1. Zoë says:

      Send it to me anyway and I will put it up! There can never be too much Lord of the Rings for me!

      I am actually itching to watch them again. On holiday now, so setting aside a day soon 😀

      Extended versions for the win!

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      1. Satua says:

        Ok, I will! I started my holiday today too, so now is a good time to watch them!

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