Legolas is Aragorn and Merry’s close friend and one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. His loyalty leads him to follow Aragorn along the Paths of the Dead and into battle, even in the hopeless march on the Black Gate. Legolas is an elf of Mirkwood and has been warned by Galadriel to be wary of the gulls; when he sees them for the first time, he is unable to shake his longing for the sea, which is a reminder that his true home is not in Middle-earth.
Legolas Character Timeline in The Return of the King
The timeline below shows where the character Legolas appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 5, Chapter 2
Book 5, Chapter 9
Book 5, Chapter 10
Book 6, Chapter 4
Book 6, Chapter 5
Book 6, Chapter 6
...suspects Saruman has a little more strength left. The party prepares to move on, but Legolas and Gimli decide to take a different route to reach their own homelands. Aragorn announces... (full context)