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Absolute power corrupts absolutely, or so the idiom goes. But sometimes absolute power just makes you kind of an idiot. There are entities out there who are practically omnipotent but somehow haven't managed to find a way to use their powers for anything worthwhile. Here are 10 beings who are utterly wasting their godlike abilities.

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As action figures have become more detailed, toy fans have been treated to some amazing-looking figures over the years. But not that long ago, when sculpting techniques were less advanced, toy likenesses could range from the mediocre to the terrifying. Here are 11 figures who look less like they're ready for action and more like they're in desperate need of the restroom.

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It's not the shortest trip from the safety of Rivendell (or Imraldis) to the evil depths of Mordor. Along with the assorted dangers of orcs, spiders and scrawny, loin cloth-wearing jewellery thieves, one has to make sure they don't starve to death. Fortunately, the Fellowship had a supply of lembas, or elven travel bread. But how much would they have really needed? Science has it covered.

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Video: Aragorn's sword the Narsil had been famously shattered into pieces before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and was then reforged from the shards into the Anduril by the Elves in the last movie. Man At Arms: Reforged recreates that in real life by building the Narsil and then breaking the sword (it wasn't tempered after heat treating) only to reforge it into the Anduril.

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There's Lord of the Rings fandom — attending midnight movie premiers and dressing up as your favourite elf for Comic-Con, for instance. And then there are the super-fans who speak elvish fluently and reconstruct iconic landmarks from Tolkein's fantasy world in their own homes.