Return of the King character FAQ by MysticalMoon
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on SuperCheats.com
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                               Character FAQ
                      By: Greg Boccia aka MysticalMoon
                    Email: MysticalMoon@TheVGNation.com
                                Version .5


Table of Contents:

. Introduction
. Game Basics
 . Controls
 . Gameplay Screen
. The Characters
 . Fellowship Upgrades
  . Gandalf
  . Aragorn
  . Legolas
  . Gimli
  . Frodo
  . Sam
 . Secret Characters
  . Faramir
  . Merry
  . Pippin
. Email Policy
. FAQs
. Thanks
. Copyright

                            ================
                            - Introduction -
                            ================ 

  The Fellowship of the Ring was formed to save Middle-earth from the 
treacherous power of The One Ring. As the Fellowship set out to destroy The 
Ring of Power by throwing it into the hellish fires that bore it at Mount 
Doom, many a demon they encountered. One such struck down a member of there 
team, the great wizard, Gandalf the Grey. The Fellowship, however, marched on 
as the hope and trust they placed in their friend ultimately prevailed.

  In a great battle the Fellowship was broken as the hobbits Merry and Pippin
were taken, the great warrior Baromir defeated, and Frodo the Ringbearer along
with his best friend Sam left to Mount Doom alone. Only Aragorn, Legolas, and
Gimli remained to face the powers of Saruman as they moved through Fangorn
Forest. While traveling through the forest they came upon the White Wizard,
but it was not the White Wizard they thought it was. Gandalf the Grey was no
longer alive, but Gandalf the White had emerged and lead the three to the city
of Rohan. There they marched to Helm\'s Deep where a great battle ensued.

  The hobbits Frodo and Sam draw nearer to Mount Doom as Aragorn, Legolas, and
Gimli race to the gates of Minas Tirith where the battle of their time will
soon begin. Will the great Gondorian city hold? Will Frodo and Sam make it to
the fires of Mount Doom? In the final chapter of The Lord of the Rings, the 
fate of Middle-earth is in your hands.

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                            ===============
                            - Game Basics -
                            ===============

  The Return of the King is a grandeur and difficult game, but with some help
you too can conquer it\'s hardships. 

=----------=
- Controls -
=----------=

  The controls of the game will teach you the basics to defeat the forces of 
the Dark Lord Sauron.

Move -             Left Analog Stick
Speed Attack -     X or Right Analog Stick (Left and Right)
Fierce Attack -    Triangle or Right Analog Stick (Up and Down)
Physical Attack -  Circle
Parry -            Square
Action -           R1
Killing Move -     R2
Ranged Attack -    Hold L1 ro activate and press X to fire
Jump Back -        L2
Special Ability -  R1+R2+L1+L2
Pause -            Start


=-----------------=
- Gameplay Screen -
=-----------------=

  Mastering the gameplay screen is the first step on a long journey toward
saving Middle-earth.

Health Meter - Located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen lies the
               Health Meter. As you take damage, your Health Meter depletes.
               Do not let the bar become empty or else you are defeated.

Experience Meter - Located to the right of the Health Meter is the Experience
                   Meter. Experience points are awarded each time you defeat
                   an enemy. This allows you to gain levels and access more
                   powerful and useful skills.

Special Ability Meter - This meter is the picture of the current character
                        next to the Health Meter. By pressing L1, L2, R1, and 
                        R2 simultaneously the character\'s special ability is
                        activated. The meter will turn white and the ability
                        cannot be used again until full color has been regained.

Ranged Weapon - To the left of the Health Meter is the number of Ranged Weapons
                the character has remaining. Ranged Weapons are useful for 
                dealing small damage at the expense of not taking any,

Skill Meter - At the of the Experience Meter is the most important meter other
              than the Health Meter, the Skill Meter. To earn higher ratings
              and gain more experience points, string together successful hits
              to make the Skill Meter go around. There are four ratings: Fair,
              Good, Excellent, and Perfect. If the Perfect rating is achieved
              all of your attacks cause additional damage for a brief period
              of time and the experience received for each kill is doubled.

Crucial Information - Located in the upper right-hand corner is where any
                      vital or crucial information will be placed. There is
                      more then one gauge, but they all represent paths you
                      must take, tasks you must accomplish, or enemies that
                      you must be slayed. 

Note: Parrying (Square) is a vital part of swordplay. It deflects incoming 
      arrows, prevents damage if outnumbered, and when done successfully, allows
      you to perform instant killing moves. Jumping back (L2) can help maintain
      your health. Walking over potions recovers health and arrows can be found
      lying on the ground occasionaly.

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                           ==================                                 
                           - The Characters -
                           ==================
 
 While playing a game it is crucial to know what your characters can do. This
section gives a brief description of each character and all of their moves.
With the help of this section you will be well prepared to conquer the forces
of evil in the future.

Note: Where the chart reads \"Experience\", it is meant as to how much the 
      upgrade costs in Experience Points. Also, for longer combinations the 
      first letter of each button is used as an abbreviation. 


=---------------------=
- Fellowship Upgrades -
=---------------------=


Note: Experience refers to the Experience Points required for a Character
      Upgrade. The second number refers to the Experience Points required for
      a Fellowship Upgrade.

L e v e l   2

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| Upgrade: Orc Bane          | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Square, R2  |
|                            |             8000  |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill an Orc enemies from  |
|              their feet.                                                  |
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| Upgrade: Orc Hewer         | Experience: 1000  | Combination: X, X, T     |
|                            |             3000  |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: An effective combo for taking out unshielded foes.    |
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| Upgrade: Final Judgment    | Experience: 5000  | Combination: X, C, R2    |
|                            |             8000  |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: Wound, knock down, then finish off powerful enemies   |        
|              with this combo.                                             |
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L e v e l   3 

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| Upgrade: Strength of Stone | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|                            |             15000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increases your health                            |
|              Note: Level differs for some characters                      |
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| Upgrade: Rising Revenge    | Experience: 10000 | Combination: X           |
|                            |             20000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Attack as you regain your feet, taking enemies by surprise.  |
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L e v e l   4

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| Upgrade: Balrog\'s Gambit   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: X, C, T     |
|                            |             8000  |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: Wound, knock down, and strike your enemy with this    |
|              combination attack                                           |
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L e v e l   5

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| Upgrade: Warrior Bane      | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Square, R2  |
|                            |             10000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill a man-sized enemy.   |
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| Upgrade: Dark Deliverance  | Experience: 7000  | Combination: T, X, X, T  |
|                            |             11000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: Effective for rapidly dispatching shielded enemies.   |
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L e v e l   6

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| Upgrade: Strength of Iron  | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|                            |             15000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increases your health. (Requires Strength of     |
|              Stone) Note: Level differs for some characters               |
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| Upgrade: Shield Cleaver    | Experience: 7000  | Combination: T, T, C, T  |
|                            |             11000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: Use on powerful foes to smash a shield, knock him to  |
|                     the ground, and then strike.                          |
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L e v e l   7

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| Upgrade: Bane of Sauron    | Experience: 9000  | Combination: Square, R2  |
|                            |             12000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill an attacking Uruk.   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   8


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| Upgrade: Lightning Strike  | Experience: 7000  | Combination: X, T, X, X  |
|                            |             11000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: A series of quick and powerful strikes that will take |
|              down one or more unshielded enemies.                         |
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| Upgrade: Strength of the   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|          Fellowship        |             15000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increases your health. (Requires Strength of Iron|
|              Note: Level differs for some characters                      |
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| Upgrade: Killing Zone      | Experience: 10000 | Combination: N/A         |
|                            |             20000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the amount of time during combat that you remain in|
|              Perfect Mode.                                                |
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L e v e l   9 

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| Upgrade: Helm\'s Hammer     | Experience: 12000 | Combination: T, T, T     |
|                            |             20000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: A deadly combination to shatter enemy shields and     |
|              strike again.                                                |
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L e v e l   10

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| Upgrade: Swift Justice     | Experience: 12000 | Combination: X, X, X, X  |
|                            |             20000 |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: COMBO: A fast combination deadly against unshielded enemies. |
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


=---------=
- Gandalf -
=---------=

  An agile character who can easily reach Perfect Mode. Gandalf\'s attacks are
swift and deadly as he fights through crowds of enemies. His special ability
is his best strength; upon execution a magic shield surrounds Gandalf as he 
fights. Also coming with a great missile attack, Gandalf can fit any players
style.


L e v e l   2

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| Upgrade: Fog of War        | Experience: 4000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: This attack invokes an expanding fog cloud that knocks back  |
|              enemies.                                                     |
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L e v e l   3

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| Upgrade: Wizard\'s Power    | Experience: 3000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The magic shield causes increased damaged and persists longer|
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| Upgrade: Light of the      | Experience: 5000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|          Pilgrim           |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: This lightning bolt projectile causes increased damage       |
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L e v e l   4

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| Upgrade: Wrath of Anor     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A more devastating attack that creates a ring of lightning.  |
|              (Requires Fog of War)                                        |
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L e v e l   5

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| Upgrade:Light of the Forges| Experience: 3500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: This magical projectile lights enemies on fire.              |
|              (Requires Light of the Pilgrim)                              |
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L e v e l   6

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| Upgrade: Flame of Udun     | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating attack that creates a ring of flame that  |
|              sets foes on fire. (Requires Wrath of Anor)                  |
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L e v e l   7

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| Upgrade: Power of the      | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|          Palantir          |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The magic shield deflects enemies further and persists       |
|              longer. (Requires Wizard\'s Power)                            |
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L e v e l   10

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| Upgrade: Enlightenment of  | Experience: 10500 | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|          the Havens        |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The magic shield knocks enemies to the ground and persists   |
|              longer. (Requires Power of the Palantir)                     |
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| Upgrade:Power of the Istari| Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of your Ranged and Devastating Attacks  |
|                                                                           |
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| Upgrade: Light of the Valar| Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: This projectile of pure light passes through multiple foes   |
|              setting them aflame. (Requires Light of the Forges           |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


=---------=
- Aragorn -
=---------=

  Aragorn is a well-balanced character and the last descendant of the Kings of
Men. As a Ranger and Elf friend, Aragorn\'s bow skills allow him to defeat
opponents at long range. Though skilled with a bow, Aragorn\'s best strength
lies in his close combat. Aragorn wields the reforged Narsil, the legendary 
sword that struck down Sauron, and easily defeats multiple foes with his great
strength and haste.

L e v e l   2

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| Upgrade: Ranger Fury       | Experience: 4000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.           |
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L e v e l   3 

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| Upgrade: Dunedain Arrows   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These blessed Elven arrows cause additional damage.          |
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| Upgrade: Gondorian Sword    |Experience: 3500  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|          Master             |                  |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with    |
|              this Special Ability.                                        |
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L e v e l   4

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| Upgrade: Wilderness Rage   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.         |
|              (Requires Ranger Fury)                                       |
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L e v e l   6

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| Upgrade: Wrath of Numenor  | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs.    |
|              (Requires Wilderness Rage)                                   |
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| Upgrade: Rivendell Arrows  | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These arrows emit a lightning arc on impact.                 |
|              (Requires Dunedain Arrows)                                   |
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L e v e l   7 

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| Upgrade: Kingmaker         | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and reach Perfect Mode even faster.          |
|              (Requires Gondorian Sword Master)                            |
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L e v e l   8

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| Upgrade: Mithril Arrows    | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These magical arrows set your enemies on fire.               |
|              (Requires Rivendell Arrows)                                  |
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L e v e l   10

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| Upgrade: Strength of the   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|          Evenstar          |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health.                            |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
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| Upgrade: Sword Mastery of  | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|          Kings             |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of your Speed Attack.                   |
|                                                                           |
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=---------=
- Legolas -
=---------=

  Legolas is fast character of the Elven heritage. While speed is his best
offense it also serves as his best defense; Legolas can easily run from most
groups. Arrows also serve Legolas well as they do the most damage of any other
character\'s ranged attack. Players who like getting the job done will surely
enjoy playing as Legolas.


L e v e l   2

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| Upgrade: Mirkwood Arrows   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These blessed Elven arrows cause additional damage.          |
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L e v e l   3

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| Upgrade:Light of Lothlorien| Experience: 3500  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with    |
|              this Special Ability.                                        |
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L e v e l   4

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| Upgrade: Elven Fury        | Experience: 4000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.           |
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L e v e l   5

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| Upgrade: Lothlorien Arrows | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These arrows emit a lightning arc on impact.                 |
|              (Requires Mirkwood Arrows)                                   |
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L e v e l   7

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| Upgrade:Arrows of the Valar  Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These magical arrows set your enemies on fire.               |
|              (Requires Lothlorien Arrows)                                 |
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| Upgrade: Galadriel\'s Gift  | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and reach Perfect mode even faster.          |
|              (Requires Light of the Lothlorien)                           |
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L e v e l   8

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| Upgrade: Elrond\'s Rage     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.         |
|              (Requires Elven Fury)                                        |
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L e v e l   9

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| Upgrade: Mithril Arrows    | Experience: 10500 | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These arrows penetrate and set on fire all enemies in their  |
|              path. (Requires Arrows od the Valar)                         |
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L e v e l   10

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| Upgrade: Elven Bow Mastery | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Fire two arrows at two targets with a single shot.           |
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=-------=
- Gimli -
=-------=

  Gimli is slow moving Dwarf. Though he moves slow, his attacks are quite 
devastating. With some time and practice Gimli can become a players best
friend. Players who like to maul through enemies will love using Gimli.


L e v e l   2

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| Upgrade: Dwarven Fury      | Experience: 4000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.           |
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L e v e l   3

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| Upgrade: Lonely Mountain   | Experience: 3500  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|          Lore              |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with    |
|              this Special Ability.                                        |
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L e v e l   4

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| Upgrade: Mountain Rage     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.         |
|              (Requires Dwarven Fury)                                      |
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L e v e l   5

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| Upgrade: Erebor Axes       | Experience: 5000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These enchanted throwing axes cause additional damage.       |
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L e v e l   6

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| Upgrade: Wrath of Moria    | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs.    |
|              (Requires Mountain Rage)                                     |
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L e v e l   7

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| Upgrade: Moria Axes        | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These enchanted axes emit a lightning arc on impact.         |
|              (Requires Erebor Axes)                                       |
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| Upgrade: Axe Mastery of    | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|          Kings             |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and reach Perfect Mode even faster.          |
|              (Requires Lonely Mountain Lore)                              |
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L e v e l   8

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| Upgrade: Strength of Gloin | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increases your health.                           |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
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L e v e l   10

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| Upgrade: Strength of       | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|          Khazad-dum        |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increases your health.                           |
|              (Requires Strength of Gloin)                                 |
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| Upgrade:Dwarven Axe Mastery| Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase the damage of your Fierce Attack.                   |
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=-------=
- Frodo -
=-------=
                         
  Frodo Baggins is the Ringbearer who received the Ring from his uncle Bilbo
Baggins. Not normally a fighter, Frodo uses only a short sword that Bilbo gave
to him. In battle Frodo is much like the other hobbits with the exception of
having a shorter range.

L e v e l   3 

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| Skill: Poison Blade        | Experience: 4000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak.                                                 |
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L e v e l   5 

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| Skill: Cloud of Shadow     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Generate a poison cloud that causes continuing damage.       |
|              (Requires Poison Blade)                                      |
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| Skill: Poison Daggers      | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Each dagger that hits a foe causes continuing damage.        |
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L e v e l   6

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| Skill: Cloak of Celeborn   | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Haldir)                      |
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L e v e l   7

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| Skill: Morgul Daggers      | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The hobbits\' most damaging ranged attack.                    |
|              (Requires Poison Daggers)                                    |
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L e v e l   8

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| Skill: Halfling Strength   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health.                            |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
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L e v e l   9

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| Skill: Cloud of Rage       | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating poison cloud that causes continuing damage|
|              (Requires Cloud of Shadow)                                   |
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L e v e l   10 

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| Skill: Cloak of Galadriel  | Experience: 10500 | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description:  Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his     |
|               Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Celebron)                   |
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| Skill: Strength of the     | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|        Gaffer              |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of all sword attacks when attacking an  |
|              an enemy from behind.                                        |
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| Skill: Baggins Strength    | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health. (Requires Halfing Strength)|
|                                                                           |
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=-----=
- Sam -
=-----=

  Samwise Gamgee is Frodo\'s best friend and protector. Sam is the best of the
hobbits when it comes to fighting. With great speed and strength, Sam matches
up against the dark forces. His strength is equal to that of Legolas and his
killing move is the fastest in the game.

L e v e l   3 

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| Skill: Poison Blade        | Experience: 4000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak.                                                 |
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L e v e l   5 

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| Skill: Cloud of Shadow     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Generate a poison cloud that causes continuing damage.       |
|              (Requires Poison Blade)                                      |
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| Skill: Poison Daggers      | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Each dagger that hits a foe causes continuing damage.        |
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L e v e l   6

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| Skill: Cloak of Celeborn   | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Haldir)                      |
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L e v e l   7

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| Skill: Morgul Daggers      | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The hobbits\' most damaging ranged attack.                    |
|              (Requires Poison Daggers)                                    |
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L e v e l   8

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| Skill: Halfling Strength   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health.                            |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
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L e v e l   9

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| Skill: Cloud of Rage       | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating poison cloud that causes continuing damage|
|              (Requires Cloud of Shadow)                                   |
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L e v e l   10 

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| Skill: Cloak of Galadriel  | Experience: 10500 | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description:  Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his     |
|               Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Celebron)                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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| Skill: Strength of the     | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|        Gaffer              |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of all sword attacks when attacking an  |
|              an enemy from behind.                                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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| Skill: Baggins Strength    | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health. (Requires Halfing Strength)|
|                                                                           |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


                           =====================
                           - Secret Characters - 
                           ===================== 


=---------=
- Faramir -
=---------=

  Faramir is the son of the Lord and Steward of Gondor, Denethor. Faramir
fights in the same manner as Aragorn. Slightly faster but also in terms of
strength is slightly weaker. Overall, Faramir matches up great with any 
opposition and can easily dispose of them.



L e v e l   2

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| Skill: Ranger Fury         | Experience: 4000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.           |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   3 

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| Skill: Dunedain Arrows     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These blessed Elven arrows cause additional damage.          |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Gondorian Sword      |Experience: 3500  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with    |
|              this Special Ability.                                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   4

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Wilderness Rage     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.         |
|              (Requires Ranger Fury)                                       |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   6

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| Skill: Wrath of Numenor    | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs.    |
|              (Requires Wilderness Rage)                                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Rivendell Arrows    | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These arrows emit a lightning arc on impact.                 |
|              (Requires Dunedain Arrows)                                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   7 

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| Skill: Kingmaker           | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increase damage and reach Perfect Mode even faster.          |
|              (Requires Gondorian Sword Master)                            |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   8

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Mithril Arrows      | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: These magical arrows set your enemies on fire.               |
|              (Requires Rivendell Arrows)                                  |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   10

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Strength of the     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|        Evenstar            |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health.                            |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Sword Mastery of    | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|        Kings               |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of your Speed Attack.                   |
|                                                                           |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


=-------=
- Merry -
=-------=

  Merry is a hobbit from the Shire and is best friends with Pippin. Together
they journeyed until Merry saw the Palantir. Fast, but low damaging, Merry
needs to be resourceful to be played with well.

L e v e l   3 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Poison Blade        | Experience: 4000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak.                                                 |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   5 

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| Skill: Cloud of Shadow     | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Generate a poison cloud that causes continuing damage.       |
|              (Requires Poison Blade)                                      |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Poison Daggers      | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Each dagger that hits a foe causes continuing damage.        |
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  

L e v e l   6

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| Skill: Cloak of Celeborn   | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Haldir)                      |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   7

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| Skill: Morgul Daggers      | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The hobbits\' most damaging ranged attack.                    |
|              (Requires Poison Daggers)                                    |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   8

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Halfling Strength   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health.                            |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   9

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Cloud of Rage       | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating poison cloud that causes continuing damage|
|              (Requires Cloud of Shadow)                                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   10 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Cloak of Galadriel  | Experience: 10500 | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description:  Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his     |
|               Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Celebron)                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Strength of the     | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|        Gaffer              |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of all sword attacks when attacking an  |
|              an enemy from behind.                                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Skill: Baggins Strength    | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health. (Requires Halfing Strength)|
|                                                                           |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


=--------=
- Pippin -
=--------=

 Pippin is a hobbit with speedy, low damage attacks. Very quick to run and 
great for getting out of trouble with his special technique, Pippin works best
with more conservative players.


L e v e l   3 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Poison Blade      | Experience: 4000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak.                                                 |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   5 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Cloud of Shadow   | Experience: 5000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Generate a poison cloud that causes continuing damage.       |
|              (Requires Poison Blade)                                      |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Poison Daggers    | Experience: 5500  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Each dagger that hits a foe causes continuing damage.        |
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  

L e v e l   6

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Cloak of Celeborn | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his      |
|              Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Haldir)                      |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   7

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Morgul Daggers    | Experience: 7000  | Combination: L1 + X      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: The hobbits\' most damaging ranged attack.                    |
|              (Requires Poison Daggers)                                    |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   8

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Halfling Strength | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health.                            |
|              (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   9

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Cloud of Rage     | Experience: 7000  | Combination: Triangle    |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: A most devastating poison cloud that causes continuing damage|
|              (Requires Cloud of Shadow)                                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

L e v e l   10 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Cloak of Galadriel| Experience: 10500 | Combination: L1 R1 L2 R2 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description:  Increases the time that a hobbit is hidden by using his     |
|               Elven Cloak. (Requires Cloak of Celebron)                   |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Strength of the   | Experience: 25000 | Combination: N/A         |
|          Gaffer            |                   |                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Increases the damage of all sword attacks when attacking an  |
|              an enemy from behind.                                        |
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Upgrade: Baggins Strength  | Experience: 5000  | Combination: N/A         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Description: Permanently increase your health. (Requires Halfing Strength)|
|                                                                           |
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  

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