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At the end, Thranduil tells Legolas (I still don't understand why he was included, but nevertheless...) to keep his eye on a ranger named Strider. If the events of The Hobbit took place sixty years before those of The Lord of the Rings, and Strider looked to be in his late-30s/early 40s in those movies, how did Thranduil know about him? I haven't seen a lot of nerdrage about this particular point, and I wondered if there were some legitimacy regarding that point.
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I believe because Aragorn has some specific kingly blood, he lives longer.

Or something along that ilk.

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That's right - Aragorn was actually closer to 80 or 90 at the time of the War of the Ring. He is directly descended from the Kings of Numenor - the first of whom was Elros, Elrond's twin brother.

I don't believe there is any mention in any of the books of Aragorn/Strider having any contact with the Mirkwood elves, though he did travel extensively so it seems likely he'd have passed through at some point.

As a side note, Aragorn lived to be over 200.
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Well, remember, he tells Eowyn his age in one of the LotR movies - I think it's The Two Towers - and she's shocked because he doesn't look old at all. (I've only watched the extended edition, so I'm not sure if that's in the shorter versions or not.)

This has to do with being part of the ancient race of kings. They lived much longer.
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Since no one has answered the question yet, I will now do so:

He lives longer.

Whew, good thing I was here.
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He's 87 by the time of the Two Towers. Because he lives longer.

Oh... been answered?

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At the end, Thranduil tells Legolas (I still don't understand why he was included, but nevertheless...) to keep his eye on a ranger named Strider. If the events of The Hobbit took place sixty years before those of The Lord of the Rings, and Strider looked to be in his late-30s/early 40s in those movies, how did Thranduil know about him? I haven't seen a lot of nerdrage about this particular point, and I wondered if there were some legitimacy regarding that point.


Despite the fact that this question has been answered, it was still a remarkably dumb moment in the movie.
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