History Characters / TheSilmarillion

17th Jan '18 3:21:52 PM Codafett
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* DecoyProtagonist: A sizable portion of the first third of the story deals with Feanor, his accomplishments and sins, but then he dies immediately after he gets to Middle Earth. Downplayed, as it's clear the story has rotating perspectives.
17th Jan '18 3:17:02 PM Codafett
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* TheHero: The Last Hero of the Silmarillion and by large the most positively impactful, and a union of several different, important bloodlines.
12th Jan '18 9:37:55 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everybody calls him Gil-galad, or sometimes Ereinion. His name at birth was Artanáro (Rodnor in Sindarin), which admittedly doesn't sound as nice. Out-of-Universe, Tolkien always called him Gil-galad while constantly changing his mind about the guy's real name.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everybody calls him Gil-galad, or sometimes Ereinion. His name at birth was Artanáro (Rodnor in Sindarin), which admittedly doesn't sound as nice.is an epithet that means "star of radiance". Out-of-Universe, Tolkien always called him Gil-galad while constantly changing his mind about the guy's real name. In ''The Silmarillion'' his real name (or rather the Sindarin form of it) was Ereinion, "Son of Kings". In the final traceable version, Tolkien gave his real name as Rodnor (Artanáro in Quenya) which admittedly doesn't sound as nice as Ereinion.
12th Jan '18 9:10:53 AM fusilcontrafusil
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The eldest son of Elendil. Before the White Tree of Númenor was destroyed by Sauron, Isildur stole one of its fruits, keeping its line alive. After arriving in Middle-Earth after the Downfall, Isildur and his brother Anárion founded the kingdom of Gondor. In the War of the Last Alliance, when Elendil was killed by Sauron, Isildur took the shards of his father's sword Narsil and cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. Rather than destroy the Ring and end Sauron's threat forever, Isildur was tempted by its power and claimed it as his own. When Isildur rode north to claim the kingship of Arnor, he was attacked by orcs and fled into the River Anduin, invisible thanks to the Ring, but the Ring slipped from his finger and betrayed him to his death. Isildur was the direct ancestor of Aragorn, one of the protagonists of ''The Lord of the Rings''.

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The eldest son of Elendil. Before the White Tree of Númenor was destroyed by Sauron, Isildur stole one of its fruits, keeping its line alive. After arriving in Middle-Earth after the Downfall, Isildur and his brother Anárion founded the kingdom of Gondor. In the War of the Last Alliance, when Elendil was killed by Sauron, Isildur took the shards of his father's sword Narsil and cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. Rather than destroy the Ring and end Sauron's threat forever, Isildur was tempted entranced by its power beauty and claimed it as his own. When Isildur rode north to claim the kingship of Arnor, he was attacked by orcs and fled into the River Anduin, invisible thanks to the Ring, but the Ring slipped from his finger and betrayed him to his death. Isildur was the direct ancestor of Aragorn, one of the protagonists of ''The Lord of the Rings''.



* TragicHero: If he'd destroyed the Ring, Isildur would have been the greatest hero of his age. But because he succumbed to its lure, he was killed and Sauron was able to rise again.

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* TragicHero: If he'd destroyed the Ring, Isildur would have been the greatest hero of his age. But because he succumbed to its lure, he was killed and Sauron was able to rise again. Further, he wasn't tempted by its power but was merely attracted to its beauty. He considered it ''[[BuyThemOff wergild]]'' (blood-money) in compensation for--and a TragicKeepsake of--his father and brother's deaths.
26th Dec '17 4:40:38 PM RoninMacbeth
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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Fëanor was the most ingenious elf that ever lived, while Fingolfin was the strongest and most valiant.

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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Fëanor was the most ingenious elf that ever lived, while Fingolfin was the strongest and most valiant. {{Downplayed}}; [[BadassBookworm Fëanor was no weakling]], and [[GeniusBruiser and Fingolfin was no fool.]]
26th Dec '17 8:26:15 AM Gaon
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* AllForNothing: His actions are all to ensure the survival of his last son and himself, the last of the Petty Dwarves. He also plans on getting some RevengeByProxy upon an Elf. In the end his last son dies in a harsh winter and he dies shortly thereafter, ending the Petty Dwarves, and the Elf he sought to avenge himself upon survives.


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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the earlier versions of the Silmarillion, Mîm was a much more antagonistic, greedy and psychotic character, but as Tolkien developed the Dwarves more and made them more heroic, Mîm became much more tragic and well developed.
* {{Curse}} / DyingCurse: In some versions, Mîm's main threat value is laying curse upon things. He curses his son's killer to die if he ever uses a bow again (as he killed his son using a bow) and also the treasures of Nargothrond. Both curses end up fulfilled, the second directly leading to the Second Kinslaying.


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* FreudianExcuse: Mím's a deeply bitter and vindictive Dwarf because his entire race was hunted to extinction (and had their lands claimed by) Elves, leaving him as the last (alongside his children) of the Petty Dwarves, living as starving travelers living in dim caves.


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* MoralityPet: His son Ibun whom he cares for. After his death he's well and gone beyond any reason.
* OddFriendship: Mîm seemed to legitimately enjoy Túrin's company.


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* PapaWolf: Avenging the death of his son Khím and looking out for his remaining son Ibun is his key motivation.
* PetTheDog: He valued Túrin's companionship and legitimately tries to spare him from Morgoth's wrath.
* RevengeBeforeReason: The moment an Elf becomes involved in the situation he becomes consumed by vengeance.
* TragicVillain: Mím's bitterness that drives him to evil is ultimately brought by (justified to an extent) anger over the destruction of his race and the death of his children at the hands of the Elves and Túrin's companions, respectively.
13th Nov '17 1:46:09 PM Vox
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* AchillesHeel: His soft underbelly, which his descendant Smaug [[ArmoredDragons will correct]].

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* AchillesHeel: His soft underbelly, which his descendant Smaug [[ArmoredDragons will (almost) correct]].
6th Nov '17 1:25:02 PM DustSnitch
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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.



[[folder: Lúthien Tinúviel]]

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[[folder: Lúthien [[folder:Lúthien Tinúviel]]



* BadassPrincess: While not an ActionGirl in the strictest sense, her deeds and courage more than cement her as a badass.



%%%* [[BadassPrincess Badass Chieftainess]]



** Also, when Lúthien is in danger. It doesn't happen too often, since she's a BadassPrincess, but when it does look out!

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** Also, when Lúthien is in danger. It doesn't happen too often, since she's a BadassPrincess, {{Determinator}}, but when it does look out!



* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's by no means a weakiling, see BadassNormal above. It's just he had to stand against [[SatanicArchetype Morgoth]], and 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 Sauron, who are both PhysicalGods, other great threats, and his bride (and later wife) is a BadassPrincess princess whose mother is an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] and her father is one of the greatest kings of elves. [[{{Determinator}} He doesn't quit]], though.
2nd Nov '17 9:21:56 AM SixthSaint
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31st Oct '17 8:04:33 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Apparently, Tolkien never came up with a way for Thingol to die that satisfied him. The story of his death in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' ([[spoiler:killed in his own halls by Dwarves over a payment dispute]]) was pretty anticlimatic for such an important character. It was actually improvised by Christopher Tolkien and Creator/GuyGavrielKay, since the elder Tolkien only wrote about it during the earliest stage of his universe-building - which was now [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness totally inconsistent]] both in lore and prose style when the two assembled the 1997 Silmarillion.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Apparently, Tolkien never came up with a way for Thingol to die that satisfied him. The story of his death in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' ([[spoiler:killed in his own halls by Dwarves over a payment dispute]]) was pretty anticlimatic for such an important character. It was actually improvised by Christopher Tolkien and Creator/GuyGavrielKay, since the elder Tolkien only wrote about it during the earliest stage of his universe-building - which was now [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness totally inconsistent]] both in lore and prose style when the two assembled the 1997 Silmarillion.complete work.
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