The warrior: Eowyn, niece of Rohan's King Theoden, disguises herself as a man so she can ride and fight with the army of Rohan in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Miranda Otto plays Eowyn in Peter Jackson's big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic tale. What she's fighting for: To protect Rohan, Gondor and the other people of Middle-earth from the advancing forces of the Dark Lord Sauron. She takes out several orcs, but her real contribution to the battle is defeating the undead Witch-king of Angmar, Lord of the Nazgul, with the aid of the hobbit Merry Brandybuck. "You fool," the wraith rasps to the disguised Eowyn. "No man can kill me. Die now." "I am no man," she replies, revealing her identity and casting the death blow.
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