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[[File:Morgul_blade_wound.jpg|thumb|220px|The wound on Frodo Baggins from the Witch-King of Angmar.]]
 
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===Films===
 
===Films===
In the film ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]'' (2012), a shade of the wraith uses a Morgul-blade to attack [[Radagast the Brown]] at [[Dol Guldur]], but Radagast fends off the shade and takes the weapon, giving it to Gandalf. Gandalf later tries to use the Morgul-blade as proof that the [[White Council]] should attack Dol Guldur, but [[Saruman]] overrules him. Saruman believes that there is no proof that it could be a Morgul blade, but Galadriel points out that the blade was buried with the [[Witch-King of Angmar]] in a cave sealed by magic. In the next film ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]'' (2013), [[Kili]] is shot and wounded by an Orc's Morgul arrow during the escape from Mirkwood. When he reaches Lake-town, he is ordered by Thorin to remain behind until he is cured. As it continues to affect him, the elf [[Tauriel]] comes to his defense and aids him in curing him with Kingsfoil - an act that Kili acknowledged and then admitted his love for the Elf.
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In the film ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]'' (2012), a shade of the wraith uses a Morgul-blade to attack [[Radagast the Brown]] at [[Dol Guldur]], but Radagast fends off the shade and takes the weapon, giving it to Gandalf. Gandalf later tries to use the Morgul-blade as proof that the [[White Council]] should attack Dol Guldur, but [[Saruman]] overrules him. Saruman believes that there is no proof that it could be a Morgul blade, but Galadriel points out that the blade was buried with the [[Witch-King of Angmar]] in a cave sealed by magic.
   
 
===Video games===
 
===Video games===

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Witch-King of Angmar's Morgul Blade

The Morgul Blade of the Witch-King of Angmar.

A Morgul-blade was a magical and poisonous dagger that was used by Ringwraiths in Middle-earth during the Third Age. After it tastes flesh, the dagger breaks, leaving a shard of the blade in its victim. The remaining blade soon turns to dust, and the shard works its way through the body to the heart. If the shard of the blade stays in the victim for too long the victim becomes a wraith.

History

Morul-blade

Aragorn observes the Morgul-blade that the Witch-king used to slab Frodo.

As short daggers the Morgul-blades might not be very practical weapons to use in a battle so it might be reserved on Mordor´s greatest enemies or as a punishment.

A victim of this blade was Frodo who was stabbed by the Witch King himself. A fragment of the blade remained within the wound of Frodo, working its way toward his heart and threatening to turn Frodo into a wraith. Elrond was able to remove the shard and heal the wound, but each year on the anniversary of receiving the wound from the Morgul-blade Frodo became seriously ill. Only his eventual departure to Eldamar also known as the Undying Lands offered a permanent cure.

Frodo Entering the Shadow World

Frodo begins to enter the Shadow World and become a wraith after being stabbed by the Witch-King of Angmar.


Athelas (or Kingsfoil) is known to slow the poisonous effect of the Morgul-blade, though true hea
Elrond With the Morgul Blade

Elrond with the Morgul blade in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

ling (usually Elven healing) is necessary in order to fully cure a victim. This remedy is also known to heal other Mordor-associated illnesses, like the Black Breath of the Ringwraiths.

Portrayal in adaptations

Morgul blade wound

The wound on Frodo Baggins from the Witch-King of Angmar.

Films

In the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), a shade of the wraith uses a Morgul-blade to attack Radagast the Brown at Dol Guldur, but Radagast fends off the shade and takes the weapon, giving it to Gandalf. Gandalf later tries to use the Morgul-blade as proof that the White Council should attack Dol Guldur, but Saruman overrules him. Saruman believes that there is no proof that it could be a Morgul blade, but Galadriel points out that the blade was buried with the Witch-King of Angmar in a cave sealed by magic.

Video games

In EA's BFME2 Rise of the Witch-King, Captain Carthaen was stabbed with a Morgul-blade by Morgomir and became Karsh the Whisperer after the Dark Plague Ritual on the Barrow DownsCarthaen became a wraith that journeyed across the Northern lands hunting for the enemies of the Witch King. His tortured spirit became free after Elrond of Rivendell killed him with his Noldorin sword. The spirit of Carthaen went to the Valar and Karsh's body was later destroyed (in the campaign).Template:Meweapons

In The Lord of the Rings Online , the Ranger Amdir was wounded by a Morgul-blade during the beginning of the Man and Hobbit Epic Quest lines. Even after Strider's atempt to cure him with Kingsfoil gathered by the player, Amdir left with Cargul during the Assault on Archet. His appearance changed when the player encountered him again in the Blackwold's Hideout, having a more undead or zombified face. Amdir ran away from the hideout, and was encountered again under Marshwater Fort. Later, now fully under the Enemy's control, Amdir, clad in red Nazgul robes, fought against the player one last time before finally being at peace.  

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