|Mr Khan said:
No, i get why Tauriel needed to exist, but why the romantic tension with Kili? It runs entirely counter to every portrayal of Dwarves and how they interact with Elves.
Because they saw an oppertunity to probably tell a bit about Legolasand it makes ..the next movie rather interesting. (If you've read the book), SPOILERS: Kili dies and with him having a romance, people will be able to atleast seperate him from any other dwarf (even if the book barely seems to mention him). Basically itll be more impactful. Maybe Tauriel dies alongside him as well. And I dont know about you but I'll weep if that hotness dies ;_;