Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Wired proves the laws of physics don’t apply to Legolas

It should be clear to anyone who’s seen either The Lord Of The Rings or The Hobbit films that the laws of physics don’t apply to flaxen-haired elf prince Legolas. But now a new analysis from Wired explores just how much gravity alters in Legolas’ presence.

Over the course of the five films in which he appears, Legolas does stuff like walk on top of snowdrifts others sink into, ride a shield down stairs while shooting his bow and arrow, surf on an oliphant trunk, and use two daggers to steer a troll. But there’s an even more elaborate setpiece in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies that sees Legolas survive a bridge collapse by climbing up the stones falling around him.

Wired‘s Rhett Allain set about exploring the physics of that death-defying stunt, assuming Middle Earth has the same gravitational field as Earth …

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