Strong she seemed a daughter of kings - Eowyn from Lord of the Rings. She is not a surprising character for Tolkein to develop. Look at the strong queens Britain had Queen Elizabeth Queen Victoria, and.
RotK deleted scene when Legolas returns to Mirkwood, which no longer has the shadow of evil hanging over it. The sword is supposed to be Glamdring, though.<< isn't that Thranduil's sword? <- Glamdring is Gandalf's sword hon.