Question: Was Olorin stronger than Sauron?

Is Olorin stronger than Sauron?

Sauron in the Third age was weaker than he had been in the second age and far weaker than he had been as Mairon. This would mean that in the third age he was also weaker than Olorin, as Olorin was equal to Mairon. Sauron, however, was still acting under the restrictions of diminishing and the loss of the ring.

Is Saruman more powerful than Sauron?

Saruman was granted the greatest power initially, but still less than that of Sauron as Sauron was not restricted to the body of a man. But take all of them (including Sauron) back to Valinor and they are more or less equal in power, being lesser than the Valar.

Who is more powerful Gandalf or Sauron?

When Gandalf returned as the White Wizard, he was more powerful, but could still not have beaten Sauron. Remember, if Sauron had gotten his ring back he would have been undefeatable. In concern of the point that you made saying they are both maiar, the 5 Istari were sent back to challenge the might of Sauron.

Is Gandalf stronger than Galadriel?

Gandalf the White, or in his true form, is much stronger than wise elf Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings.

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