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can we just stop for a minute and talk about how fucking useless frodo was. I mean sure yeah he wore the ring and had these bad visions or whatever, but sam did ALL the work. sam’s carrying his lazy ass 99.99999% of the time and every watches out for him and he always has this pity part like “aw i have the most powerful ring in the word and it gives me headaches” and everyone else is dYING and he’s just like ow ow headache and sure yeah he was cute my frodo was my least favorite character bc he was useless
You do realize that being the Ring-bearer means fighting against extremely powerful corruption at literally every single moment of your life, right? If you are the Ring-bearer, it is inevitable that you will succumb to its power and it just becomes a question of how long you can resist. (In the books, Sam puts on the Ring at least two or three times in the 24 hours that he bears it.)
Sam only carries Frodo up Mount Doom when Frodo does not have the strength to go any farther. Tolkien says in the books that the Ring literally grows heavier with each step Frodo takes, and by the time he and Sam are at Mount Doom, Frodo is using every ounce of strength he has to resist the Ring’s power, and it isn’t physically possible for him to go any farther.
And you are seriously underestimating just what Frodo endures. If he hadn’t been treated for the Morgul-blade wound, he would have entered a state of living death, and he would have had no control over his mind or any of his actions. And even Elrond, who is one of the most skilled healers in Middle-earth, cannot fully cure the wound. Gandalf himself says that the wound will never fully heal. And those aren’t “headaches.” The torment from Sauron is so inconceivable that Frodo cannot put the full extent into words, but basically, Sauron has devoured all of Frodo’s memories, and whenever Frodo tries to recall anything from his past, Sauron’s presence is the only thing he can sense.
But you’re totally right, Frodo didn’t do anything. All he did was sacrifice himself to save all the free people of Middle-earth. It really isn’t a big deal.