Written by Mr. Mouseburger 30th Jun 2005
The Witchking orders his Nazgul to devour a mortally wounded Theoden (q.v.) when its path is blocked by a masked Rohir warrior, who refuses to let their king have such an undignified death. As the Nazgul lunges at the warrior, they sidestep and with two powerful blows, sever the head of the beast. This causes the Witchking to fall off his mount.
We then have a battle between this masked Rohir and the Witchking. To emphasise just how one-sided this battle is going to be, the Witchking unveils the biggest flail in cinematic history and, for added effect, he allows the ball to hit the floor with a resounding thump. This flail though is a cumbersome weapon, and the masked Rohir manages to dodge a few of the blows before finally being hit on the shield. The impact is so crushing that the Rohir crashes to the floor, arm broken and shield shattered to pieces.
It is at this point where the Witchking decides to have a quick gloat. "You fool," he cries, "no *man* can kill me" and he prepares to end this insolent curs life. However, the Witchking has made a critical error of semantics, for while he is distracted with the Rohir warrior, Merry, a young hobbit (i.e. not a man), sneaks up behind him and stabs him in the leg. This hurts like buggery, and the Witchking, roaring in pain, falls to his knees.
The witchking adopts the "i am a hard b***ard" pose
His error is compounded when the Rohir warrior removes their helmet to reveal Eowyn, a shieldmaiden. She cries, "I am no man" and stabs Witchy in the face with her sword. This kills the Witchking and, as his spirit leaves the armour for the choir invisible, it contorts.