The Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, Return of the King
Legolas was the son of Thranduil, who was the king of the elves (Silvan elves) in Mirkwood forest. In the events leading up to Lord of the Rings, Aragorn had captured Gollum and left him under the watch of the elves in Mirkwood. Legolas was later sent to Rivendell to report that Gollum had escaped and was able to report this news at the council of Elrond. After the council, he was chosen to represent the elves among the fellowship of the ring.
During the journey, Legolas became close friends with Gimli the dwarf and they fought side-by-side on several occasions. After the war, Legolas led a group of elves to settle in the woodlands of Ithilien, by the leave of the new king of Gondor (Aragorn). After the king's death, it is said that Legolas built a boat and sailed across the sea accompanied by Gimli. They were the last remaining members of the fellowship.
Legolas in the Peter Jackson films was played by Orlando Bloom
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