What Fans Hope To See From Sauron In The Rings Of Power
On Reddit, fans debated the prospect of Sauron appearing without his armor in Amazon’s upcoming series. The original post, which accrued over 800 upvotes on r/LOTR_on_Prime, came with a fan-made image of Sauron in the flesh by artists Billelis and Kevin Cassidy. This interpretation of the character shows him as monstrous, with the large crown-shaped spikes that adorned his helmet in the films actually being part of his skull. Instead of a set of eyes, he possesses only a single, fiery eye like the one on top of Barad-dûr. However, fans feel somewhat mixed regarding this depiction.
“Really not a fan of the ‘disgusting burned husk’ take on Sauron post-Akallabeth,” wrote one fan, u/Xerped. “Yeah, the weird cyclops eye and the horns aren’t for me either,” commented u/ImrusAero.
Thankfully for the fans who don’t enjoy this version of Sauron, there’s a good chance that he will look very different in the show. As u/Xerped pointed out, Sauron wasn’t always as monstrous as this depiction makes him.