but why. saruman can cast fire balls, lightning over vast distances, voice craft, power to drive out the necromancer with the white council, he was the head of the council too, he is a maiar whilst she is just an eldar? (i dont disagree just playing devils advocate)
@Smeagol's Bane She's Ring-bearer, one of the ones Sauron can't find. If she can evade Sauron, I'm pretty sure she's slightly more powerful than Sauron, and in turn, Saruman.
@ShireofMiddleEarth I concede she is powerful but no where near as Sauron, she couldnt even fully resist the ring for a few seconds and that had a shadow of saurons power. sauron in all his power would have crushed galadril. He had to be fought by the whole white council just to drive him away not even defeat him when he was reduced in power. I personally believe their powers are just different but of equal power. hers are about hiding what is good from evil and protecting from evil. Whilst to become corrupted Saruman had to be conected to saurons will directly through the Palantir. I think i would be a hard fight between them.
Morgoth probably couldn't resist The Ring. No one but Tom can. Point taken though, but Saruman hadn't even see it and might as well fallen to it.
@ShireofMiddleEarth not entirely true, i doubt morgoth couldnt resist, i think as saurons master he would be able to use it but he is already corrupt and believes himself evil so it would be impossible to corrupt him further. also in the book faramir completely ignored the ring so and bilbo resisted for 60 years (mostly) so much so he could still give it up willingly. the reason being they didnt crave power but galadril did.
@Smeagol's Bane I'm sorry, but it's Galadriel (that's how you spell it). Bilbo resisted it, but needed help giving it up, Sam was the only one to posses it and give it up without any help. Sam was also tempted to take it and turn the Vale of Gorgoroth into a massive garden.
Saruman in his incarnate form is forbidden to use his full power, and that might give Galadriel the edge if she possessed the Master Ring. Still, Saruman is one of the Maiar and is presumably more powerful than the Queen of the Golden Wood under normal circumstances.