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At the Bridge of Khazad-Dum, Gandalf the Grey was faced with a choice: die and come back more powerful than he was to better combat the evil of Sauron, or let a Balrog of Morgoth join the ranks of Sauron against the world of Men. He decided the latter:
"You cannot pass! I am the servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Arnor; dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadows!... YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
He slammed his staff onto the bridge, collapsing the causeway underneath the ancient demon. As he turned to leave, the Balrog's firey whip closed around his ankle, dragging him into the pit with it.
"Fly you fools!"
The War of the RingEdit
"From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak, I fought with the Balrog of Morgoth. Until at last, I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountainside. Darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time; the stars wheeled overhead, and everyday was as long as a life-age of the Earth, but it was not the end; I felt life in me again. I had been sent back, until my task is done."
-The resurrection of Gandalf
Gandalf layed on the peak of Zirakzagul until the Lord of the Eagles found him there, carrying his body back to Lothlorien to be healed by Galadriel, Lady of the Wood. He was then clothed in white, and given a new staff: Gandalf the White had been born.
He fought in the Battle of Helm's Deep, the Battle of Pelennor Fields, and the Siege of the Black Gate, watching as much as he could on Frodo's path to Mount Doom.
After the WarEdit
Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo, Galadriel, Elrond, and later Gimli, Legolas, and Sam, sailed west to Valinor, the Undying Lands.