Lord Of The Rings: Yes, Frodo Does Talk To Legolas - But Only Once

"The Lord of the Rings" is one of the most engrossing and riveting fantasy tales ever told. Thanks to their epic scale, timeless storytelling, and incredible battle sequences, the trilogy of books and their cinematic counterparts have been leaving an indelible mark on fans for generations. However, what may be the strongest element of the story is its beloved cast of characters.

Of course, at the center of it all is the Fellowship of the Ring. But while the nine compatriots initially set out from Rivendell together, they are ultimately separated by an orc attack in Fangorn Forest and must embark on three separate journeys from there. This separation is responsible for the fact that Frodo (Elijah Wood) almost never speaks to several characters, particularly in the second and third films, and fans often point to the lack of direct interaction with Legolas (Orlando Bloom) specifically when this point is brought up.

However, the two characters do have one brief exchange, even if Frodo doesn't actually say anything to Legolas directly. At Elrond's council in Rivendell, the elven warrior joins Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Gimli (John Rhys Davies) in pledging his weapon to the young hobbit. In the scene, he says, "And my bow!" after Aragorn promises his sword, but that does seem to be it in terms of the two having any words with one another.

The two fellowship members have little to do with each other

Several Redditors have noted the fact that Frodo and Legolas have so little to say to one another over the course of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, pointing out that Frodo even neglects to say Legolas' name when they're finally reunited at in "The Return of the King," despite happily exclaiming most of the other characters' names. "But then, even at the end of Return of the King, when everyone's coming in to see Frodo while he's recovering, Frodo doesn't say his name," notes u/killerofheroes on the r/movies subreddit. "He says the names of most of the other characters who enter but just exchanges a smile with Legolas."

However, u/CaspianX2 points out that Legolas does speak to Frodo a few times in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," albeit without talking directly to the Hobbit. "There are also plenty of times that Legolas speaks to the entire group and/or no one in particular," they wrote.

Still, it is interesting to note how little some of the characters speak to one another in "The Lord of the Rings," especially when you consider how focused the series is on friendship and everlasting bonds. Of course, as we also see throughout the trilogy, sometimes actions speak louder than words, and Legolas shows his loyalty to Frodo as the ringbearer countless times as the story unfolds.