Does Sauron Appear in First Episodes of 'The Rings of Power'?

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And are we ready for that?

Warning: the following article contains spoilers for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'

With the first two episodes of 'The Rings of Power' premiering on Friday, Middle-earth fans could not have been more shaken.

The show has been surrounded with a lot of speculation, starting from angered Tolkien fans blasting it for lack of respect to the source material and ending with claims that Sauron is going to be turned into a female character for the sake of diversity.

But does Sauron even appear in the premiering episodes? Oh yes he does.

And he does not seem to be anything like some people feared him to be; instead, he is rocking his full armor and stands in front of an army, channeling a dangerous and mysterious vibe.

Sauron is visibly bigger than the rest of his army, which adds up to the dark aura he gives off, and LoTR fans can't help but feel at least a little bit intrigued. It seems Amazon actually managed to do a lot of things right, Sauron being one of the biggest successes of the show.

"I've always struggled to really conceptualize his relative size, I'm looking forward to seeing more." – @tate_durham

Galadriel is out to get Sauron; however, she has to realize the extent of danger she is about to face. Moreover, in her mission to find and defeat Sauron, she risks losing the connection with her home, Valinor — a LoTR variant of heaven where gods invited Elves to rest many years ago. But some elves choose to spend time in Middle-earth — sometimes, they take too long there, which causes them to become "lingerers" and lose the perks of their immortality.

Sauron appears in episode 2, but we are definitely yet to see more of him over the course of the season. Some fans are already looking forward to episode 8 where Sauron apparently is going to "go full on mode."

'The Rings of Power' new episodes will arrive on Prime Video every Friday.

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