Now that The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies has hit theaters, we've seen all of Peter Jackson's interpretations of J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular works: The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Regardless of your opinions of Jackson's films, you have to admit that those movies are pretty fun rides, and they are rife with some heart-stopping action and some truly amazing, badass moments.

Though there are many to pick from in Jackson's six Middle-earth films, we’ve thought back on each of the titles and selected the moments we truly believe to be the most badass of the badass. These are the true standouts.

Be warned, there will be spoilers for every Peter Jackson Tolkien film - including Battle of the Five Armies - ahead.

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10. Tauriel Interrogating The Orc
Okay, so Tauriel wasn’t actually featured in any of the Middle-earth books at all, and Legolas wasn’t actually present in The Hobbit. This is only the start of particular complaints about the arguably unnecessary additions Peter Jackson made to the The Hobbit trilogy’s story, but there is one thing we can all probably agree upon: Tauriel definitely was a badass character. A perfect example of this is seen when she is interrogating an orc in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Tauriel refuses to wait around for the orc to decide to play nice, and just before lunging at the creature, she says, "You like killing things, orc? You like death? Then let me give it to you." Made up character or not, this line is one of the most awesome lines since Eowyn’s, "I am no man."

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