History Characters / TheSilmarillion

29th Aug '16 10:41:45 AM HighCrate
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* TheDragon: To Morgoth, both literally and figuratively.



* TheDragon: The only person higher on Angband's food chain was Sauron. In a traditional FiveBadBand with Sauron and Glaurung, Gothmog would be TheBrute(or, at least, it's never suggested that he was a great planner like Sauron or Morgoth).

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* TheDragon: The only person higher on Angband's food chain was Sauron. In a traditional FiveBadBand with Sauron and Glaurung, Gothmog would be TheBrute(or, at least, it's never suggested that he was a great planner like Sauron or Morgoth).



* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's by no means a weakiling, see BadassNormal above. It's just he had to stand against [[SatanicArchetype Morgoth]], and [[TheDragon Sauron]], who are both PhysicalGods, other great threats, and his bride (and later wife) is a BadassPrincess whose mother is an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] and her father is one of the greatest kings of elves. [[{{Determinator}} He doesn't quit]], though.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's by no means a weakiling, see BadassNormal above. It's just he had to stand against [[SatanicArchetype Morgoth]], and [[TheDragon Sauron]], Sauron, who are both PhysicalGods, other great threats, and his bride (and later wife) is a BadassPrincess whose mother is an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] and her father is one of the greatest kings of elves. [[{{Determinator}} He doesn't quit]], though.
29th Aug '16 10:40:15 AM HighCrate
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Called the Father of Dragons, Glaurung was one of the greatest of Morgoth's servants in addition to being the first and progenitor of the great worms. He took over as TheDragon after Lúthien put Sauron out of commission. He fought at the Dagor Bragollach and the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, and commanded the force that sacked Nargothrond. He was also the primary enforcer of the curse of the House of Húrin, which he executed with tremendous skill and cruelty, only for this to result in his end when Túrin son of Húrin killed him.

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Called the Father of Dragons, Glaurung was one of the greatest of Morgoth's servants in addition to being the first and progenitor of the great worms. He took over as TheDragon Morgoth's NumberTwo after Lúthien put Sauron out of commission. He fought at the Dagor Bragollach and the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, and commanded the force that sacked Nargothrond. He was also the primary enforcer of the curse of the House of Húrin, which he executed with tremendous skill and cruelty, only for this to result in his end when Túrin son of Húrin killed him.
29th Aug '16 10:39:43 AM HighCrate
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* TheDragon: Noted to be Melkor's chief servant.
27th Aug '16 12:28:27 PM Theriocephalus
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** Olórin (later called Gandalf, servant of Nienna and Estë). When Sauron rose again in the Third Age, they went among the free people of Middle-earth in the guise of old men to oppose him. See ''Characters/TheLordOfTheRings'' character sheet for Olórin/Gandalf, Curunír/Saruman, and Aiwendil/Radagast.

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** Olórin (later called Gandalf, servant of Nienna and Estë). Estë).
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When Sauron rose again in the Third Age, they went among the free people of Middle-earth in the guise of old men to oppose him. See ''Characters/TheLordOfTheRings'' character sheet for Olórin/Gandalf, Curunír/Saruman, and Aiwendil/Radagast.
27th Aug '16 12:22:02 PM Theriocephalus
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* '''Aulë''', the Smith. Husband of Yavanna. The shaper of Earth's physical form. He created the Dwarves, and taught both them and the Elves the secrets of smithcraft. Both Sauron and Saruman used to be his servants.

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* '''Aulë''', the Smith. Husband of Yavanna. The shaper of Earth's physical form. He created the Dwarves, and taught both them and the Elves the secrets of smithcraft. Both Sauron and Saruman used to be his servants. He is revered by the Dwarves, who name him Mahal, the Maker.



* '''Nienna''', Lady of Mercy. The sister of Mandos and Lórien. She weeps always in grief for the ills of the world, but teaches pity and endurance.

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* '''Nienna''', Lady of Mercy. The sister of Mandos Námo and Lórien.Irmo. She weeps always in grief for the ills of the world, but teaches pity and endurance.



* '''Yavanna''', the Giver of Fruits. Aulë's wife and Vána's sister. The creator of all plants and animals, including the Two Trees. Her argument with Aulë led to the creation of the Ents. She is next to Varda in esteem among the Elves, who call her Kementari, Queen of the Earth.

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* '''Yavanna''', the Giver of Fruits. Aulë's wife and Vána's sister. The creator of all plants and animals, including the Two Trees. Her argument with Aulë led to the creation of the Ents. Radagast was one of her servants. She is next to Varda in esteem among the Elves, who call her Kementari, Queen of the Earth.
24th Aug '16 2:59:47 PM GothicProphet
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->"Of all the children of Finwë he is justly most renowned: for his valour was as a fire and yet as steadfast as the hills of stone; wise he was and skilled in voice and hand; troth and justice he loved and bore good will to all, both Elves and Men, hating Morgoth only; he sought not his own, neither power nor glory, and death was his reward."

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->"Of -->"Of all the children of Finwë he is justly most renowned: for his valour was as a fire and yet as steadfast as the hills of stone; wise he was and skilled in voice and hand; troth and justice he loved and bore good will to all, both Elves and Men, hating Morgoth only; he sought not his own, neither power nor glory, and death was his reward."
24th Aug '16 7:21:00 AM GothicProphet
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* IncestSubtext: There are definite subtextual implications that he may have harboured ''less'' than pure intentions towards Galadriel, the daughter of his half-brother Finarfin. He was so enamored with her beautiful silver-golden hair that he begged her three times for a strand and each time she denied him, as in Fëanor, Galadriel (who was gifted with foresight and the ability to 'peer into the minds of others' could see only darkness.

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* IncestSubtext: There are definite subtextual implications that he may have harboured ''less'' than pure intentions towards Galadriel, the daughter of his half-brother Finarfin. He was so enamored with her beautiful silver-golden hair that he begged her three times for a strand and each time she denied him, as in Fëanor, Galadriel (who was gifted with foresight and the ability to 'peer into the minds of others' others') could see only darkness.
24th Aug '16 6:54:40 AM GothicProphet
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17th Aug '16 9:47:00 AM Cieloazul
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A horrific creature of darkness incarnate as a GiantSpider, Ungoliant's origins and history are unknown, though she was involved with Melkor on multiple occasions. Knowing that the latter created all the evil in the world, she probably has some close relation to him. She aided the Dark Lord in the theft of the Silmarils and the destruction of the Two Trees, but was driven off by the Balrogs after they fell to quarreling over the spoils. She later spawned numerous offspring, including [[LordOfTheRings Shelob]], and ultimately was believed by the Eldar to have perished after devouring herself, though her true fate remains a mystery.

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A horrific creature of darkness incarnate as a GiantSpider, Ungoliant's origins and history are unknown, blurred, though she was involved with Melkor on multiple occasions. Knowing that the latter created all the evil in the world, she probably has some close relation to him. She aided the Dark Lord in the theft of the Silmarils and the destruction of the Two Trees, but was driven off by the Balrogs after they fell to quarreling over the spoils. She later spawned numerous offspring, including [[LordOfTheRings Shelob]], and ultimately was believed by the Eldar to have perished after devouring herself, though her true fate remains a mystery.



* DarkActionGirl: Though she hardly counts as a "girl" (she might have counted when she was a Maia, however, if she was ever one), Ungoliant is a female villain, and one who can thoroughly trump all the good guys.



* ExtremeOmnivore: Arguably one of her most infamous characteristics is her unusual diet, which includes ''light itself''. She also devours the same spider-creatures that she mates with in the Ered Gorgoroth, and (presumably) the resulting offspring from these unions.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Arguably one of her most infamous characteristics is her unusual diet, which includes ''light itself''. She also devours the same spider-creatures that she mates with in the Ered Gorgoroth, and (presumably) the resulting offspring from these unions. Even worse, it's suggested that she met her end by devouring herself when her hunger overcame her.
* FallenAngel: The final text of ''The Silmarillion'' labels her as probably one more of the Maiar seduced by Melkor, just like the Balrogs or Sauron himself. This all DependingOnTheWriter, of course, because the first drafts told she was some kind of avatar of darkness unrelated to the Ainur.



* KarmaHoudini: Despite poisoning the Two Trees, contributing as much harm as Melkor himself during the Darkening of Valinor, and becoming quite possibly one of the most powerful villains in the entire Tolkien legendarium by the time she last appears in the story, she never receives her comeuppance by the Noldor nor the Valar for her evil deeds, nor by Melkor for her treachery. Also see ScrewThisImOuttaHere below. [[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth She was meant]] to be killed by Eärendil in the South as part of his voyage into the West, but Tolkien never finished that part of the story.

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* KarmaHoudini: Despite poisoning the Two Trees, contributing as much harm as Melkor himself during the Darkening of Valinor, and becoming quite possibly one of the most powerful villains in the entire Tolkien legendarium by the time she last appears in the story, she never receives her comeuppance by the Noldor nor the Valar for her evil deeds, nor by Melkor for her treachery. Also see ScrewThisImOuttaHere below. The final text states that some believe she ended devouring herself due to her uncontrolled hunger, but if that was her final fate, it hardly counts as a retribution for all her victims. It's also worth to note that [[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth She she was originally meant]] to be killed by Eärendil in the South as part of his voyage into the West, but Tolkien never finished that part of the story.



* MultipleChoicePast: Tolkien flip-flopped on what exactly she was; she might've been a creature of the outer darkness, or she might've been a FallenAngel like Sauron.
* NeverFoundTheBody: It is said that she eventually wandered into the far South where she may have consumed herself, but in truth she simply disappeared

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* MultipleChoicePast: Tolkien flip-flopped on what exactly she was; she might've been a creature of the outer darkness, or she might've been a FallenAngel fallen Maia like Sauron.
* NeverFoundTheBody: It is said that she eventually wandered into the far South where she may have consumed herself, but in truth all which is confirmed is that she simply disappeareddisappeared.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She attempts to abandon Melkor's service prior to the latter's capture by the Valar, and settled in a ravine in Avathar. Though she is successful in hiding from the hunters of the Valar, Melkor still found her in her lair, and forced her to work for him again. She later does this when she is driven away by Melkor's Balrogs, and again after giving birth to her abominable offspring in Nan Dungortheb, by wandering into "the forgotten South of the world". Her true fate is unknown.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is one of the only two female villains that appear in the book (the other being Thuringwethil,) and the only one that actually appears while ''alive''.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She attempts to abandon Melkor's service prior to the latter's capture by the Valar, and settled in a ravine in Avathar. Though she is successful in hiding from the hunters of the Valar, Melkor still found her in her lair, and forced her to work for him again. She later does this when she is driven away by Melkor's Balrogs, and again after giving birth to her abominable offspring in Nan Dungortheb, by wandering into "the forgotten South of the world". Her true fate fate, assuming that her gruesome semi-official ending about eating herself is untrue, is unknown.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is one of the only two female villains that appear in the book (the other being Thuringwethil,) and the only one that actually appears while ''alive''.on screen.



* TheGhost: As said, never appears on screen.

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* TheGhost: As said, never appears on screen. All we know about her is contained in an offhand mention about Lúthien taking her shape after ruining Tol-in-Gaurhoth. We don't even know if she is alive or dead at that moment, though she is presumably the latter.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means "Woman of Secret Shadow," and she is such a misterious shadow that we never get to see her.



* PosthumousCharacter: Her status during the time of the story is never revealed, but most speculation is that she was killed or slain before the events.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Her status during the time of the story is never revealed, but most speculation is that she was killed or slain before or during the events.



* TheRedBaron: He was known as "Mablung of the Heavy Hand".

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* TheRedBaron: He was known as "Mablung of the Heavy Hand". The reasons of this nickname are unclear.
9th Aug '16 5:49:54 PM Valaraukar
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* '''The Istari''' or '''Wizards''', five in number: Saruman (servant of Aulë), Alatar and Pallando (servants of Oromë), Radagast (servant of Yavanna), and Gandalf (servant Nienna and Estë). When Sauron rose again in the Third Age, they went among the free people of Middle-earth in the guise of old men to oppose him. See ''Characters/TheLordOfTheRings'' character sheet for Gandalf, Saruman, and Radagast.

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* '''The Istari''' or '''Wizards''', five in number: Saruman (servant number:
** Curunír (later called Saruman, servant
of Aulë), Aulë)
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Alatar and Pallando (servants of Oromë), Radagast (servant Oromë)
** Aiwendil (later called Radagast, servant
of Yavanna), and Gandalf (servant Yavanna)
** Olórin (later called Gandalf, servant of
Nienna and Estë). When Sauron rose again in the Third Age, they went among the free people of Middle-earth in the guise of old men to oppose him. See ''Characters/TheLordOfTheRings'' character sheet for Gandalf, Saruman, Olórin/Gandalf, Curunír/Saruman, and Radagast.Aiwendil/Radagast.
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