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AI Recast Lord Of The Rings With Arnold Schwarzenegger In Every Role

Instagram user @samhughesvo has recently posted two videos titled "The Schwarzeneggers of the Ring," which replaces every "Lord Of The Rings" character with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Elrond, Legolas, Boromir, Gimli, Frodo — everyone has a visage that is eerily deepfaked to look like Schwarzenegger in a disturbing and hilarious series.

The AI deepfake feels like a fever dream between high fantasy and classic sci-fi, with the characters all speaking in an impression of Schwarzenegger's voice.

In the clip, Gimli lets out a guttural sound that is trademark Schwarzenegger. We even see the famous "One does not simply walk into Mordor" line Schwarzenegger-style.

The videos appear to have been a goof from voice actor Sam Hughes, who did the voice impression and included the caption, "Had some quick fun with this deepfake."

The original post of "The Schwarzeneggers of the Ring" has received nearly 220,000 likes as of this writing. Hughes has teased a third installment of the series.