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23rd Jun '17 4:22:21 PM GothicProphet
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome [=/=] TakingYouWithMe: Like Glorfindel, he dies fighting a Balrog [[note]] ''multiple'' Balrogs, in early versions of the story[[/note]].

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome [=/=] TakingYouWithMe: Like Glorfindel, he dies fighting a Balrog [[note]] - ''multiple'' Balrogs, in early versions of the story[[/note]].story.
23rd Jun '17 3:33:10 PM GothicProphet
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: What made him and Celegorm turn against their cousin in such heartless way? Was it fear of Morgoth and of the destruction of all the Elven realms - they were living as refugees with their people themselves at that point, thanks to Morgoth overpowering all the Noldorin might in the Battle of the Sudden Flame. Was it ego and pride of their elder house, and wish to see it restored back to power - as some of the Sons had not agreed with Maedhros turning down the crown of the High King.
23rd Jun '17 3:19:47 PM GothicProphet
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Oh boy. What exactly were Celegorm's intentions with Lúthien? Did he intend to wed her (and therefore, ultimately have sex with her) entirely against her will, or did he in his arrogance believe Lúthien would come to love him back? Why he was ready to let Finrod, his cousin, to die like that? Was it all for the greater good, or for his own glory? What was the nature of his relationship with Aredhel? And these are just the starting questions...
23rd Jun '17 3:17:22 PM GothicProphet
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* WalkingTheEarth: The last time we hear of him, he is reported to be wandering on the shores of the world, singing in lamentation and pain.
[[note]] However, Tolkien's latest word on his fate, in part of the "Lay of Leithian", apparently changed this story to suicide by drowning.[[/note]]

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* WalkingTheEarth: The last time we hear of him, he is reported to be wandering on the shores of the world, singing in lamentation and pain.
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pain. However, Tolkien's latest word on his fate, in part of the "Lay of Leithian", apparently changed this story to suicide by drowning.[[/note]]
23rd Jun '17 3:14:54 PM GothicProphet
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* WalkingTheEarth: The last time we hear of him, he is reported to be wandering on the shores of the world, singing in lamentation and pain.[[note]] However, Tolkien's latest word on his fate, in part of the "Lay of Leithian", apparently changed this story to suicide by drowning.[[/note]]

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* WalkingTheEarth: The last time we hear of him, he is reported to be wandering on the shores of the world, singing in lamentation and pain.pain.
[[note]] However, Tolkien's latest word on his fate, in part of the "Lay of Leithian", apparently changed this story to suicide by drowning.[[/note]]
23rd Jun '17 3:13:29 PM GothicProphet
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* WalkingTheEarth: The last time we hear of him, he is reported to be wandering on the shores of the world, singing in lamentation and pain.[[note]]However, Tolkien's latest word on his fate, in part of the "Lay of Leithian", apparently changed this story to suicide by drowning.[[/note]]

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* WalkingTheEarth: The last time we hear of him, he is reported to be wandering on the shores of the world, singing in lamentation and pain.[[note]]However, [[note]] However, Tolkien's latest word on his fate, in part of the "Lay of Leithian", apparently changed this story to suicide by drowning.[[/note]]
23rd Jun '17 1:12:10 PM GothicProphet
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[[folder: Ereinion Gil-galad]]
The son of Fingon[[labelnote:*]]in the 1977 ''Silmarillion''; this was an error on Christopher Tolkien's part. JRRT settled on him being Orodreth's son[[/labelnote]] and the High King of the Noldorin Exiles after Turgon's death. Gil-galad remained king throughout the Second Age, ruling from Lindon, and befriended the Men of Númenor and, later, Arnor and Gondor. He received two of the Three Rings of the Elves, but gave Vilya to his herald, Elrond, and Narya to his friend, Círdan. He was killed in Mordor in the War of the Last Alliance.

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[[folder: Ereinion Gil-galad]]
Argon]]
The son fourth and youngest child of Fingon[[labelnote:*]]in Fingolfin and Anairë, brother of Fingon, Turgon and Aredhel. He dies in the 1977 ''Silmarillion''; this was an error on Christopher Tolkien's part. JRRT settled on him being Orodreth's son[[/labelnote]] and the High King Battle of the Noldorin Exiles Lammoth, shortly after Turgon's death. Gil-galad remained king throughout arriving in Middle-earth. Neither he nor the Second Age, ruling from Lindon, and befriended the Men of Númenor and, later, Arnor and Gondor. He received two of the Three Rings of the Elves, but gave Vilya to his herald, Elrond, and Narya to his friend, Círdan. He was killed battle he died in Mordor are mentioned in the War of published ''Silmarillion'', as both were later additions to the Last Alliance.Legendarium.




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* TheBigGuy: Is said to be the tallest of Fingolfin's sons.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: During the Battle of the Lammoth he hews a path through the Orcs to kill their captain.
* HotBlooded: Like his brother Fingon, he's impetuous. Like his brother Fingon, it gets him killed.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: He survives the Helcaraxë only to die less than a year after reaching Middle-earth.
* WarriorPrince: Like the rest of his family.
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[[folder: Ereinion Gil-galad]]
The son of Fingon[[labelnote:*]]in the 1977 ''Silmarillion''; this was an error on Christopher Tolkien's part. JRRT settled on him being Orodreth's son[[/labelnote]] and the High King of the Noldorin Exiles after Turgon's death. Gil-galad remained king throughout the Second Age, ruling from Lindon, and befriended the Men of Númenor and, later, Arnor and Gondor. He received two of the Three Rings of the Elves, but gave Vilya to his herald, Elrond, and Narya to his friend, Círdan. He was killed in Mordor in the War of the Last Alliance.
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22nd Jun '17 2:00:04 PM GothicProphet
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!! Gondolin



!!The House of Finarfin

[[folder: Finarfin]]
The youngest son of Finwë and Indis, half-brother of Fëanor, and full brother of Fingolfin. Husband of Eärwen and father of Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel. Taking after his Vanyarin mother, Finarfin was the wisest and kindest of the three, and tried to stay away from his brothers' quarrels. Instead, he preferred the company of the sea-loving Teleri, and married Eärwen, the daughter of Olwë, the king of Teleri in Valinor and the brother of Thingol. This put him into a very uncomfortable position during the unfortunate events that came. Finarfin didn't want to leave Valinor, and when most of the Noldor and his family -- including all his children -- went into exile, Finarfin turned back with some of the Noldor, becoming their High King in Tirion.

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!!The House of Finarfin

[[folder: Finarfin]]
The youngest son of Finwë and Indis, half-brother of Fëanor, and full brother of Fingolfin. Husband of Eärwen and father of Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel. Taking after his Vanyarin mother, Finarfin
Ecthelion]]
Ecthelion
was the wisest and kindest one of the three, and tried to stay away from his brothers' quarrels. Instead, he preferred twelve lords of Gondolin. He died in the company Fall of the sea-loving Teleri, and married Eärwen, the daughter of Olwë, the king of Teleri in Valinor and the brother of Thingol. This put him into a very uncomfortable position during the unfortunate events that came. Finarfin didn't want to leave Valinor, and when most of the Noldor and his family -- including all his children -- went into exile, Finarfin turned back with some of the Noldor, becoming their High King in Tirion.Gondolin.


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* DeathByIrony: He was the Lord of the Fountain, and he drowns in a fountain (as does Gothmog, the Balrog he stabbed before dying).
* DyingMomentOfAwesome [=/=] TakingYouWithMe: Like Glorfindel, he dies fighting a Balrog [[note]] ''multiple'' Balrogs, in early versions of the story[[/note]].
* WeaponizedHeadgear: Stabs Gothmog with the spike on his helmet.
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!!The House of Finarfin

[[folder: Finarfin]]
The youngest son of Finwë and Indis, half-brother of Fëanor, and full brother of Fingolfin. Husband of Eärwen and father of Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel. Taking after his Vanyarin mother, Finarfin was the wisest and kindest of the three, and tried to stay away from his brothers' quarrels. Instead, he preferred the company of the sea-loving Teleri, and married Eärwen, the daughter of Olwë, the king of Teleri in Valinor and the brother of Thingol. This put him into a very uncomfortable position during the unfortunate events that came. Finarfin didn't want to leave Valinor, and when most of the Noldor and his family -- including all his children -- went into exile, Finarfin turned back with some of the Noldor, becoming their High King in Tirion.
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11th Jun '17 3:06:45 PM Stevebob
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* RavenHaiIvorySkin: Said to be very beautiful, with pale skin and dark hair.

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* RavenHaiIvorySkin: RavenHairIvorySkin: Said to be very beautiful, with pale skin and dark hair.



* StockholmSyndrome: Originally held captive by Eöl, she eventually fell in love with him. Eöl used trickery rather than force to kidnap her, so for a long time she wasn't aware that she was being held a captive. As far as she knew, [[ManipulatveBastard Eöl was just a nice guy]] who invited her to live with him after she got hopelessly lost.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Originally held captive by Eöl, she eventually fell in love with him. Eöl used trickery rather than force to kidnap her, so for a long time she wasn't aware that she was being held a captive. As far as she knew, [[ManipulatveBastard [[ManipulativeBastard Eöl was just a nice guy]] who invited her to live with him after she got hopelessly lost.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Is knocked over the edge of a cliff during the fall of Gondolin by Tuor...[[KarmicDeath after he tried to push Tuor's son off it]].



* GenerationXerox: Like his father before him, Maeglin was known to be a great smith. Unfortunately, also like his father, he developed an unhealthy obsession with the woman he loved and tried to take her by force, tried to kill a family member and ended up being through to his death over a cliff...the ''same'' cliff to be exact. Eöl was known as 'the Dark Elf', whilst Maeglin himself is forever known as one of - if not the - only elves to have willingly helped [[BigBad Morgoth]]. Like father, like son, indeed.



* KarmicDeath: Tries to kill Eärendil by throwing him from the walls of Gondolin. Eärendil's father Tuor kills Maeglin that way.

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* KarmicDeath: Tries to kill Eärendil by throwing him from the walls of Gondolin. Eärendil's father Tuor [[DisneyVillainDeath kills Maeglin that way.way]].
11th Jun '17 2:56:20 PM Stevebob
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* BadassPrincess: She's not an ActionGirl, but she was the one who persuaded Tuor to build a secret tunnel out of Gondolin, tries to fight off Magelin to protect Eärendil until Tuor arrives and then helps evacauate the city and leads the survivors to safety.
* ByTheHair: During the fall of Gondolin, Maeglin grabs her by the hair when he has her captive. She manages to fight back anyway.



* DamselInDistress: She is briefly held captive by [[AbhorrentAdmirer Maeglin]] during the Fall of Gondolin. Fortunately, her husband rescues her.

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* DamselInDistress: She is briefly held captive by [[AbhorrentAdmirer Maeglin]] during the Fall of Gondolin. Fortunately, her husband rescues her. Downplayed, though, in that before Tuor turns up, she fights "like a tigeress" against Maeglin in an attempt to get away and protect her son.



%%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* InterspeciesRomance: With Tuor. The only non-tragic example of this in Tolkien's legendarium: her father accepted the marriage, they were happy together and it was stated (at least in early writings) that in the end Tuor was allowed to become an elf and thus immortal.

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%%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess of Gondolin and daughter of King Turgon.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Tuor. The only non-tragic example of this in Tolkien's legendarium: her father accepted the marriage, [[HappilyMarried they were happy together together]] and it was stated (at least in early writings) that [[EarnYourHappyEnding in the end Tuor was allowed to become an elf and thus immortal.immortal]].
* MamaBear: Fights "like a tigeress" against Maeglin when he tries to murder her son.
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