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Durin's Bane is one of the non-playable characters in LEGO Dimensions 2: The Rise of Enoch, from The Lord of the Rings franchise.

Background

Durin's Bane was a Balrog of Morgoth which was an ancient fiery creature that was one of Morgoth's best soldiers. He was a Maia that had turned evil and decided to follow Morgoth. He was awoken by the Dwarves when they mined too deep under Middle-earth, and then was awoken again when the Fellowship of the Ring entered the Mines of Moria many years later. It chased them towards the bridge of Khazad-Dum, a narrow walkway over an extremely deep chasm. The Fellowship reached the other side except Gandalf the Grey, who stood his ground against Durin's Bane in order to buy the others time. Gandalf smashed the bridge with his staff and Durin's Bane fell into the chasm, but Gandalf's ankle was caught on its fiery whip. As a result they both fell, but they both continued fighting and Gandalf eventually killed Durin's Bane, throwing its corpse off the mountain. With all his life force used up, Gandalf died, but was sent back to Middle-earth as Gandalf the White.

Dimensions Crisis

Due to Lord Vortech's abduction of Frodo Baggins and Gandalf's departure to rescue him, Durin's Bane was not destroyed and instead fell under Vortech's sway. Controlled by The Riddler, the Balrog got a second chance to destroy Gandalf along with his new allies Batman and Wyldstyle. However, with their combined skills and various resources-such as Laval's Fire Lion-the heroes were able to defeat it, and the Balrog fell from the pinnacle of Minas Tirith while the Riddler managed to escape.

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