Sauron, also reffered to as the Necromancer of Dol Guldur, the Enemy or the Dark Lord, is a minifigure based on the main character of the same name in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He first featured in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game and made his physical appearance in 79014 Dol Guldur Battle.
Sauron was originally a Maia and the devotee of Aulë the Smith. In his beginning he was not wholly evil, as he initially cared for the welfare of the world's inhabitants; his love for order became his downfall. In the rebellious Morgoth, Sauron saw the means to affect his designs quickly and pursue his agenda faster.
In league with the First Enemy, Sauron acted as his spy in Valinor, keeping pretense of loyalty to the Valar and secretly feeding information back to Morgoth. After the fortresses of Angband and Utumno were raised, he fled to Middle-earth and openly shifted sides: ever remaining a great foe of the Valar and the Free Peoples.
In those days, he was the chief captain and most-trusted lieutenant of Morgoth, governing the fortress of Angband. It was Sauron who made the black armies that were at the disposal of the First Enemy upon his return from captivity and warred with the Noldor of Nargothrond. Absent from the War of Wrath, Sauron evaded Morgoth's defeat and likewise renounced his old allegiance, repenting for his misdeeds and pleading to Eönwë and the victorious Host of the West. Despite this, he remained in Middle-earth instead of heeding the command to face judgement from the Valar.
Returning to his ways, Sauron became the reincarnation of evil: a Dark Lord and the One Enemy. He gathered under his government most of the foul creatures of Morgoth's days and corrupted peoples of Dwarves and Men to his service. Viewing himself the rightful Lord of the Earth, Sauron justified his plots and evil works as acts done under necessity for the greater good of the world. Turning the Black Land of Mordor into his domain, Sauron constructed the Tower of Barad-dûr, from where he conceived his plots.
Cunningly, Sauron came to the Elves as a minister of the Valar and taught them many crafts, including the art of Ring-making - with his guidance the Noldor smiths made the Rings of Power, unaware that their tutor had forged the One Ring to rule them all. The Elves eventually realized the depth of his evil and hid their rings, while Sauron gifted the others to the lords of Dwarves and Men. The Kings of Men succumbed to his power and became his deadliest servants: the Ringwraiths; the Dwarves did not completely fall under Sauron's sway, and so their possessions were raided by the Dragons.
Largely unopposed, the Dark Power that was Sauron dominated much of Middle-earth and strove to conquer the last Free Peoples. But a Last Alliance of Elves and Men led by High-Kings Elendil and Gil-galad pushed back the enemy to the slopes of Mt. Doom, where they fought for the freedom of the world. Then Sauron himself came forth, killing Gil-galad and Elendil, at the cost of being severely weakened. Elendil's son, Isildur, saw the chance and cut off the One Ring from the Dark Lord's iron claw with the broken sword Narsil. Diminished, Sauron's spirit retreated into the East, though to the others it seemed as if the Enemy had at last perished. The Ring betrayed Isildur and was in the Anduin river for 2,461 years.
Recovering over the centuries, Sauron casts his Shadow over the world once more, as he settles atop the hill of Amon Lanc in the sorcerous fortress of Dol Guldur. Assuming the identity of the dreaded Necromancer, Sauron stirrs all evil things to renew their hatred for the Free Peoples: the Watchful Peace begins to wither away as wars unfold. The wizard Gandalf is able to peer behind the veil and sense the puppet master pulling the strings behind the recent events. Fearing that the Dragon Smaug's allegiance would be swayed to fit Sauron's purposes, Gandalf sets on a quest with Thorin Oakenshield's company to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and discover the truth about the mysterious Necromancer. Ultimately, Smaug is slain and the immeasurable number of Mountain Orcs is decreased in the Battle of Five Armies, limiting the Dark Lord's power in the northern territories. When the White Council attacks Dol Guldur, Sauron goes into the East on his own intent, but not before a display of sheer malice and strength.
Not long after, Sauron returns to Mordor in preparation for the upcoming war. The wizard Saruman, shaken by the revelation of the Dark Lord's return and envious of Gandalf, begins to actively work against the White Council by sending spies and peers into the Seeing Stone: he is dominated by Sauron, wanting his victory or no longer opposing it. Openly declaring himself, Sauron unleashes his forces in the War of the Ring, maneuvering Saruman and the Witch-king against the kingdoms of Men. Even with losses suffered, it is clear that Sauron is nearing triumph. However, in the last moment the One Ring is cast into the fires of whence it came and the Dark Lord is defeated: bereft of bodily shape and rendered much impotent, Sauron shares a similar fate to Morgoth and is sent on the same ruinous path into the Timeless Void, beyond the outer walls of the world.
Sauron is one of the villains rallied by Lord Vortech to conquer the multiverse, bringing his servants from Middle-earth to the cause. As required of their alliance, the Dark Lord is sent over to the city of Metropolis alongside Two-Face, retrieving the Keystone and morphing Metropolis into a Mordor-like state, complete with his army of orcs and the Tower of Barad-dur. Batman, Wyldstyle, and Gandalf arrived on the scene not soon after, taking down Sauron's dark army and Two-Face as they approached the Tower. They eventually reached Sauron himself, who had the keystone perched on his throne. Angered by their interference, Sauron used the power of the keystone to summon a Dalek ship, with several Daleks emerging from within and causing objects from other realities like Gandalf's fireworks cart and Batman's bat-signal to arrive from various portals. Eventually, the trio defeated Sauron, as his power was not as absolute as it was in Middle-earth, causing Barad-dur and the rest of his creations to collapse and for Sauron himself to suddenly compress into a cube before being sent back to Vortech's lair.
During the film after The Joker having been emotionally hurt by Batman's insistence that he was not his archenemy, he is seen depressedly watching a news report of Superman who had recently banished General Zod to the Phantom Zone which contains some of the most evil villains in pop culture, chief among them was the Eye of Sauron, King Kong, Lord Voldemort, the Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys, the Daleks, the Kraken, Agent Smith, Lord Vampyre, The Mummy, The Swamp Creature, The Great White Shark from Jaws, the Skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts, and the Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptors from Jurassic Park. It is here when Joker concocts his greatest plan to free the villains from the Phantom Zone and conquer Gotham. When Joker is sent to the Phantom Zone, he is greeted by the various villains. The Eye of Sauron is the first to greet him by commenting he is the new guy, all the other villains first impression is to kill him but Joker quickly states that he plans to set them all free if they help him to destroy Batman and rule Gotham City.
The Eye of Sauron along with all the others accepts the offer and asks if the Joker wants the rivers of Gotham city to run red with his blood but Joker says he doesn't want to got that far and the Eye of Sauron quickly suggest lava instead to which Joker gleefully agrees. The Eye of Sauron is one of the first to be released by Harley Quinn and the first thing he does is flood Gotham with lava, during the invasion Joker asks the Eye of Sauron where the Batcave is and Eye of Sauron discovers it to be beneath Wayne Manor, but Joker fails to see that Bruce Wayne and Batman are one and the same. Regardless the villains attack the Batcave and the Eye of Sauron acts as the surveillance for the villains he soon spots Batman and the bat family in Arkham Asylum and orders the minions to capture them.
The heroes decide that they cannot get to Wayne manor to stop the Joker with the Eye of Sauron watching them and so the heroes make a plan to take Eye of Sauron out, using master build they create the Batwing and manage to get the attention of the Kraken who fires an energy blast at the Batwing but he misses and hits the Eye of Sauron instead, making him the only villain to die in the film. The other villains are horrified by this and the Joker cries out "SAURON!!!!" in anguish as he mourns his dead friend, while the Kraken who is equally shocked by what he did, quietly slips away stating "nothing to see here."
- In the cutscenes and as a boss in the first level, Sauron does not seem to be a minifigure; rather, he appears to be made out of a combination of Knights' Kingdom II and Hero Factory elements, although there is a minifigure version that is an unlockable character.
- Sauron is unlocked in the Bonus Level of the LEGO Lord of the Rings video game, along with the Mouth of Sauron. It might be worth noting that Sauron as a minifigure (armoured) can smash Morgul LEGO so anyone could use him to destroy Big Sauron's mace in the Prologue level or destroy the Morgul LEGO surrounding Mordor in the bonus level. Sauron (armoured minifigure) also has super strength, so he can pull and move objects with orange handles.
- 70922 The Joker Manor includes a large tower with an eye partialy based on Sauron. However, possibly due to licensing rights, advertising calls it the Big Eye.
- A necromancer is usually a term that refers to a sorcerer that uses black magic to bring back the dead to life. Although in the narrative of J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology itself the alias is obscure, a later essays mentions Sauron wickedly communing with the Unbodied, and even suborning them; it is suggested that some of his followers learned in his arts, could also master this dark practice.
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