Gríma was the counselor of King Théoden of Rohan. He secretly joined the service of Saruman and weakened Théoden and his kingdom by working as a spy. He used his voice to keep a spell intact while Saruman possessed the king, causing the people of Rohan to call him Wormtongue.
In The Two Towers, Gandalf breaks Gríma's control of Théoden and releases the king. Before Théoden could kill Gríma, Aragorn stopped him. Instead, Gríma was exiled from Rohan with only a horse. During his exile he rode hard to Orthanc and dwelt there with Saruman.
While with Saruman, Wormtongue gave him important information, including Théoden's plans to leave Edoras for Helm's Deep and revealing the heir of Isildur. Wormtongue, shocked with surprise, watched as Isengard was attacked by Ents and flooded with water from a dam close by. After this time Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Eomer and Théoden rode to confront Saruman. When they arrived at the walls of Isengard, they found Merry and Pippin at the foot of the battle.
After Saruman was defeated at Isengard, he and Wormtongue went to the Shire to get revenge on the Hobbits. Wormtongue eventually decided to kill Saruman, and after he did so he was shot down by the Hobbits.
Video Game Appearances Edit
- His minifigure does not have a pair of pale blue pupils that was seen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and video game.