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25th Mar '16 7:10:17 PM CrimsonZephyr
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** Even after all the misery this ultimately led to, the Dúnedain still thought this was awesome. When Gondor controlled the city of Umbar, they built a monument to Pharazôn, marking the spot where Sauron submitted to him. He might have been a jerk, but in that one moment, he was ''their'' jerk, and the savior of Middle-earth.
16th Feb '16 4:04:18 AM ikoke
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* Every time the Fathers of Men took up arms, it resulted in a Moment of Awesome. No, seriously. Just leaf through the pages & locate the deaths of all prominent human warriors. In almost all of these cases, they fell fighting in rear guard actions, making face meltingly awesome Last stands, or conducting guerrilla campaigns deep behind enemy lines. Morgoth's main foe might have been the Noldor, but it was these puny, short lived mortals who caused him the most trouble.
* The children of Bor deserve a mention. The rest of the Easterlings might have turned traitor, but these stalwarts stayed true to their allies, the folk of Maedhros. In fact the sons of Bor made sure to take down the traitorous children of Ulfang down with them during Unnumbered Tears, proving that there is nobility, courage & honor to be found even amongst men not belonging to the lofty Houses of the Atanatari.
11th Nov '15 5:28:13 AM morane
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* His brother Huor's last stand in the same battle. Huor kills ''seventy'' trolls single-handedly with his battleaxe.


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* Tuor arriving to the shore and seeing Belegaer, the Sundering Sea, as the first Man ever.
* Ulmo appearing to Tuor at the shore.
20th Aug '15 1:08:49 PM AkenJizo
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** Credit where it's due; Ancalagon and the winged dragons managed to turn the tide on the Hosts of Valinor single-handed before Earendil showed up.

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** Credit where it's due; Ancalagon and the winged dragons managed to turn the tide on the Hosts of Valinor single-handed before Earendil Eärendil showed up.
20th Aug '15 1:07:50 PM AkenJizo
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** Credit where it's due; Ancalagon and the winged dragons managed to turn the tide on the Hosts of Valinor single-handed before Earendil showed up.
18th Jan '15 1:51:29 PM MachRider1985
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* The invasion of Valinor itself; both the Valar and the Eldar alike had no confidence in victory against Ar-Pharazôn and his army.

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* The invasion of Valinor itself; both the Valar and the Eldar alike had no confidence in victory against Ar-Pharazôn and his army.army.
** That was not it. According WordOfGod, the Valar could not punish or coerce Men because they are under Eru's direct authority. Since they were not authorized to stop the Numenoreans, they opted to retreate and let The One deal with them.
2nd Jan '15 5:22:00 AM Eyeshield
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* The first and greatest one: Tolkien had worked on this series for [[DevelopmentHell DECADES]] before he finally published it [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell after more than 50 years]]. Chronicling the entire history of a literary universe, it shows just how dedicated Tolkien was to his work.
29th Dec '14 2:14:40 PM JonShannow
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** And as a sign of how dangerous dwarves are when avenging their kin when the Dwarves gathered up Azaghal's body and marched from the field for his funeral their fury was so great that none of Melkor's army even bothered to get in their way
26th Dec '14 8:22:02 PM Coincleaner
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* Feanor managing to fight against almost all the Balrogs at once, ignoring the flames enveloping him and his bleeding wounds.

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* Feanor Fëanor managing to fight against almost all the Balrogs at once, ignoring the flames enveloping him and his bleeding wounds.



* Huan the Hound of Valinor. He betrayed his villainous masters and rescued Luthien, he slaughtered Sauron's werewolves and then defeated Sauron himself, saved Beren from Celegorm & Curufin, and in the hour of his passing, took down Carcharoth,the greatest wolf to ever live.
* Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat and manages to seriously wound the dark lord before dying. Seven times he injured Morgoth, rising time and again after being smashed to the ground, and when Morgoth crushes him for the final time, Fingolfin permanently cripples the Dark Lord's leg. Not to mention the fact that when Fingolfin was riding to challenge Morgoth, he projected an aura of pure rage so terrible that Morgoth's entire host mistook him for Orome of the Valar and fled.
** Thorondor, the chieftain of the Great Eagles of Manwe not only swoops down and steals the High King's body from Morgoth's own hands, but also '''rakes Morgoth across his face'''!
* Finrod fighting and killing a werewolf with his bare hands.

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* Huan the Hound of Valinor. He betrayed his villainous masters and rescued Luthien, Lúthien, he slaughtered Sauron's werewolves and then defeated Sauron himself, saved Beren from Celegorm & Curufin, and in the hour of his passing, took down Carcharoth,the greatest wolf to ever live.
* Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat and manages to seriously wound the dark lord before dying. Seven times he injured Morgoth, rising time and again after being smashed to the ground, and when Morgoth crushes him for the final time, Fingolfin permanently cripples the Dark Lord's leg. Not to mention the fact that when Fingolfin was riding to challenge Morgoth, he projected an aura of pure rage so terrible that Morgoth's entire host mistook him for Orome Oromë of the Valar and fled.
** Thorondor, the chieftain of the Great Eagles of Manwe Manwë not only swoops down and steals the High King's body from Morgoth's own hands, but also '''rakes Morgoth across his face'''!
* [[DyingMomentofAwesome Finrod fighting and killing a werewolf with his bare hands.]]



* Ecthelion and Glorfindel's exploits during the fall of Gondolin, The former managed to bring down Gothmog himself, while the latter made it possible for some of the citizens to escape by slaying another unnamed Balrog. Both of the elves perished in the process.

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* Ecthelion and Glorfindel's exploits during the fall of Gondolin, The former managed to bring down Gothmog himself, while the latter made it possible for some of the citizens to escape by slaying another unnamed Balrog. [[DyingMomentofAwesome Both of the elves perished in the process.]]



** For that matter, while it might be [[KickTheSonOfABitch a little vindictive]], seeing how [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]], [[BlatantLies Master of the Fates of Arda]] and mightiest being in all Middle-Earth, ends hie existence [[DirtyCoward on his knees]] [[VillainsWantMercy and begging for mercy]] before he gets his long-overdue punishment, is pretty satisfying.

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** For that matter, while it might be [[KickTheSonOfABitch a little vindictive]], seeing how [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]], [[BlatantLies Master of the Fates of Arda]] and mightiest being in all Middle-Earth, ends hie his existence [[DirtyCoward on his knees]] [[VillainsWantMercy and begging for mercy]] before he gets his long-overdue punishment, is pretty satisfying.
24th Dec '14 8:41:32 PM Ardashir
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** For that matter, while it might be [[KickTheSonOfABitch a little vindictive]], seeing how [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]], [[BlatantLies Master of the Fates of Arda]] and mightiest being in all Middle-Earth, ends hie existence [[DirtyCoward on his knees]] [[VillainsWantMercy and begging for mercy]]] before he gets his long-overdue punishment, is pretty satisfying.

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** For that matter, while it might be [[KickTheSonOfABitch a little vindictive]], seeing how [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]], [[BlatantLies Master of the Fates of Arda]] and mightiest being in all Middle-Earth, ends hie existence [[DirtyCoward on his knees]] [[VillainsWantMercy and begging for mercy]]] mercy]] before he gets his long-overdue punishment, is pretty satisfying.
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