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I can't be the only one who was befuddled by the ring when I read the series and watched the movies several years back (then again, I wasn't such a close reader then). Going off the movies alone though, there are plot holes everywhere. Despite the emphasis on the power of the One Ring, all it can do is make its wearer invisible (and also make its wearer go power hungry), which does not seem like such a great deal. Thus I present to you this cool and genuinely helpful video to help wrap your minds around anything you missed in Tolkien's magnificent world building.
Contributed by Lucy Zhang