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Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:39pm

You are correct that the cloaks and hoods give them shape. Gandalf describes it as "Giving shape to their shapelessness." Which is a good explanation for why they fear fire. Destroy the cloaks and they become formless.

However, at the same time, the fact that the cloaks give them a physical form means that being tossed would apply. The warrior's arm did wrap around the cloak, but it wasn't described because the battle is being watched through 'Ring Vision' by Frodo. So he's seeing a bunch of shriveled corpses dueling with someone wearing armor, while the armored warrior sees a bunch of cloaks with swords.

No, the fic is not a crackfic, though that scene was meant to be funny. The image of someone just tossing a ringwraith was too funny to leave out.

  • Haha, what?Neshomeh, Sat Aug 25 12:27pm
    I'm not sure you can do that to a Ringwraith. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they really have physical bodies anymore? It's just the cloaks and hoods that give them shape? If... more
    • Explanations. — Mikelus, Sat Aug 25 1:39pm
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