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Why did no one help Gandalf up?
When Gandal was on the edge in Moria, the whole Fellowship (ecept Frodo who tried to save him, but was held back) just stood back. What I wonder is why didn't they help him up? Why did they just stand their & let him fall?
The way it's presented in the movie it seems like one of the Fellowship could have helped him up. The Balrog's whip clearly was no longer attached to his ankle and the goblin arrows were landing well short of threatening anyone. My theory is that Gandalf pushed himself off because he knew that the Balrog had to be killed.
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Doesn't explain why none of the other Fellowship (besides Frodo) tried to rush forward to help him. Even out of knee-jerk instinct. They all just stood there. If the archers were a threat they would take cover, but they literally stood there out in the open and watched Gandalf struggling to hold on.
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Drama? Alternatively, with Balrogs being masters of the dark arts, Gandalf was being dragged down by the Balrog's invisible powers. That or Gandalf had been made feeble by some strange magic of the Balrog, whO were always noted as the embodiment of the idea of fear in LOTR.
Iboga chose not to fight, to allow himself to evolve. He had the wisdom to abandon the actions of war when he knew they would no longer serve him.