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That Revealing Vision Of Sauron In The Rings Of Power Finale Was All Done With The Power Of CGI

While Season 1 of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" has been testing the patience of some viewers with its deliberate pacing, the final episode of this first batch had some startling revelations to reward those who have stuck with the series thus far. Chief among them was the shocking twist that we've been seeing a lot more of Sauron than we might have thought we were.

Yes, Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) has been hiding in plain sight as the dark lord all throughout the first season of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power," and that realization is going to have a massive impact on how the story of the Tolkien prequel continues to unravel across the planned five seasons of the show (via Empire). Notably, Season 1, Episode 8 ("Alloyed") also gave us another look at how Sauron will appear in the Amazon Prime Video series, and the quick glimpse of the villain did not disappoint.

Charlie Vickers hasn't suited up as the dark lord yet

Charlie Vickers had a lot to share with Variety following the incredible reveal of his character's true identity in "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." While we only saw Sauron in all of his glory briefly in the Season 1 finale of the series, this definitely has led some to wonder whether Vickers suited up as the iconic villain. Unfortunately, it would seem that the time hasn't come for that quite yet.

"No, I wish. That is amazing CGI work," Vickers confessed. "In the first episode's prologue, when Sauron walks down the stairs, that's not me either. Hopefully, one day I get to be fit." With his imposing size and frightful armor, it's easy to see why the "Rings of Power" showrunners might want to hold off on building the costume in real life until they need to, but it's still a tad disappointing that the character can't appear as fans remember him from the Peter Jackson films quite yet.

With that in mind, for now, fans of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" will just have to wait and see when the character will regain his armor. Since Sauron is already in Mordor, though, that time might be right around the corner in Season 2 of the series.