Is Gimli in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria?

Dwarves exploring the mines of Moria.

Dwarves exploring the mines of Moria.

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is set in an interesting period of the LotR storyline and features an even more interesting premise. It's the first piece of Lord of the Rings media we've gotten in a long time, and not only that, it focuses on a race of characters that barely got the spotlight in the LotR trilogy, that being the dwarves.

For many fans, when they heard that the game would center around the dwarves and their journey to reclaim their lost kingdom, they collectively had the same question pop up in their heads: is he in it? Everyone's favorite quick-tempered dwarf is Gimli in Return to Moria?

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Is Gimli in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria?

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is set around the dwarves of Middle-Earth as they return to claim back, you guessed it, the mines of Moria. This underground mining network initially belonged to the dwarves before the events of The Fellowship of the Rings, so having them finally come back to reclaim it makes a ton of sense.

So, with this said, does Gimli, the most recognizable dwarf from the iconic film trilogy, make an appearance in Return to Moria? Fortunately, the answer is yes! Not only does Gimli appear in Return to Moria, but he is, in fact, quite pivotal to the game's story, being the one initially banding the dwarves together to reclaim their ancestral homeland.

A dwarf reading a letter from Gimli in Return to Moria.
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And the good news doesn't end there for fans of old Gimli Lockbearer because it turns out he's voiced by none other than John Rhys-Davies, back again to reprise one of his most iconic roles.

You can even find John Rhys Davies narrating the game's opening cinematic, where Gimli's letter reaches several dwarves across Middle Earth. From this vocal performance alone, it's clear he's serious about giving Gimli's character the effort he deserves.

For more Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, check out our guides on how to recover your lost loadout and how to use metal fragments.

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