On a recent excursion to the HarryPotterverse to replenish my stock of certain useful magical potions, I inadvertently aroused the ire of Hermione Granger and was forced to retreat in a calm, dignified fashion that did not at all involve screaming like a little girl or wetting my pants, no matter what videos on YouTube seem to show. My continua buggy took some damage during this incident, forcing me to set down on Earth-analogue 193941485510-tiy for repairs. That Ea-series, as everyone knows, is where the Lord of the Rings movies take place, and I arrived just at the point in the first movie when the Fellowship is about to break; Boromir had just come to his senses after trying to steal the ring, and Aragorn had just realized that he and Frodo were about to be attacked by eleventy dozen orcs.
Now my usual policy, upon meeting Aragorn at any point in the timeline, is to shoot the poncy git in the back on the head to punish him for breaking Eowyn’s heart. But then inspiration struck. I jumped back into the continua buggy, and as soon as Frodo turned his back I used the teleporter to put Aragorn where Boromir was and vice versa. Everything went swimmingly. Aragorn was the one who attempted to come to the rescue of Merry & Pippin. That left Boromir to face the orcs, and with a little judicious sniper-rifle assistance from yours truly, he survived the incident and made it to Aragorn just in time to see the latter’s Saint Sebastian imitation. Otherwise matters proceeded much as in the previous timeline. Frodo and Sam made it to the river; Merry and Pippin were taken off by the orcs; and Legolas & Gimli arrived just in time to see Boromir grieving over Aragorn.
How do you expect the story to unfold from this point? Will Boromir be able to lead Gimil and Legolas in Rohan? Will he crash and burn? Assuming the former, will things go easier for Gandalf & Pippin in Minas Tirith?