The reappearance of the Ringwraiths in the Hobbit offered a fantastic opportunity to revisit these iconic characters. Unlike the previously depicted "Black Riders" these designs explored the Ringwraith's origins as Kings of Men. Each Ringwraith needed to feel unique to the cultural realm they once ruled, but unified in their corruption of sprit as servants of Sauron.
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