The Greatest Warrior of the 1st Age

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The Greatest Warrior of the 1st Age?

  1. Feanor

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Fingolfin

    19 vote(s)
    37.3%
  3. Beren

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. Finrod Felagund

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. Turin

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  6. Hurin

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Glorfindel

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  8. Tuor

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Feanor

    Feanor New Member

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    I would have to say Feanor. If not for him and his oath none of the noldor elves would have returned to Middle Earth. And without that Morgorth could still be in control today. But then again I am a bit pregidous
     
  2. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    heh, ya I suppose you are
     
  3. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    I always found Maedhros and Maglor the most 'friendly' of Feanor's sons. I think that 'the act out of character' stuff as Turin
    posts it may well be true but especially applies to the two of them.
    As for the other brothers, we don't now too much about Amrod and Amras but I always found Celegorm, Curufin and Caranthir some real pains in the butt, they were always very rash and apt to kill. Look at the trick they pulled Finrod.
     
  4. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

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    And their intentions with Luthien:rolleyes:
     
  5. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    Right, even if they had not worn the oath they would still be vicious *******'s
     
  6. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    very true. To a large extent I think the the curse of the Noldor was just to just. Especially to people like the ones you stated.
     
  7. Glandros

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    I said Glorfindel, as he was the only one to take on a Balrog. I mean, seriously, the Balrogs were Maiar, and he killed one. Sure, he got killed in the process, but it takes some serious balls to take on a Balrog.
     
  8. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    As the book of lost tales state it, Tuor, ecthelion and the host of the hammer of wrath slew not only one but a big lot of Balrogs each.
    Ecthelion eventually took on Gothmog the High-captain of Angband and strongest of the Balrogs( beiing their leader)and they killed each other, Tuor killed some of them and lived to tell the tale and each member of Rog's batallion slew 7 of them before
    they died. But I do think that if Glorfindel's fight would have taken place in the same conditions as those of the aforementioned three he would have slain that Balrog
     
  9. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    he probably would
     
  10. Shinagani

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    Um if I'm correct it said each slew seven "foemen" I think Tolkien probably wrote it that way because they probably killed Orcs and Balrogs, but they did kill many Balrogs because didn't also say "The orcs wavered for the great hurt Rog's company had done to the Balrogs" or something along those lines?

    I voted for Fingolfin, I mean everyone was so afraid of him he was able to ride clean through enemy territory without being stopped. Not to mention he beat the crap out of a Vala, we're not talking some Ring-wielding Maiar but a god of Middle-Earth, all by himself.
    I mean Turin was strong and all but I don't think even the Mormegil could have lasted so long against Morgoth himself. I almost voted for Tuor, 5 Balrogs thats pretty impressive, I really think Ecthelion should be on there instead of Glorfindel, I would have voted for him. I mean I've never heard Glorfindel's name shouted as an Elven battle-cry.....
     
  11. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    So true, I find myself wondering why one would vote for Glorf. rather than Tuor. If Glorf. was strong for killing a Balrog, how strong was Tuor for killing no less than 5.
     
  12. Glorfy_of_Imladris

    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    I voted Fingolfin... he nearly kicked Morgoth out of Middle Earth, so... :p
    at first thought I was thinking about Feanor and Glorfindel, but eventually I've chosen Fingolfin. Feanor because he was the best, but he was corrupted, Glorfindel because he was the head of one of the most noble housese of Gondolin, and he sacrificed his life to save the others.
     
  13. Lasgalen

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    Hurin was pretty tough. Not only did he survive the Nirnaeth, but he was able to defy Morgoth.
     
  14. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    I think defying morgoth was more of a mental thing instead of
    a fysical deed of bravery and might.

    but still, if ya would ask me what makes a great warrior, I'd say that a big piece of needed requirments lay in the mental part.
     
  15. Lasgalen

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    A warrior can't be great without bravery, and defying Morgoth took a lot of guts. Not to mention, Hurin did have physical prowess. He killed 70 trolls plus a whole lota orcs before they finally captured him.
     
  16. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    true, but there are many forms of courage, not all of them are
    of use on the battlefield and I think someone with a great strength
    of will and great faith in his or her cause could defy Morgoth, even if that person is an old woman. does that make her
    a warrior ? maybe kinda, but in another way than persons like fingolfin, Glorfindel and Turin.
    and ofcourse. 70 trolls is really impressive.
     
  17. Link

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    My vote went to Fingolfin.



    But, it turns out Tuor and Ecthelion are a close second and third.

    In the Book of Lost Tales Part 2: The Fall of Gondolin

    Tuor took down 7 balrogs with his axe Dramborleg. Ecthelion took four down, then gave his life in fighting Gothmog, which would make a total of five Balrogs for him. But, before fighting these, they had both forced a Fire Drake (Dragon) into one of Gondolin's pools, drowning it.

    So it goes like this:

    Fingolfin

    Tuor (the only one to live)

    Ecthelion
     
  18. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    Nice voting, nice avatar too, by the way
     
  19. Glorfy_of_Imladris

    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    hm... didn't think about Ecthelion... that's true :p
     
  20. Lasgalen

    Lasgalen New Member

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    Ecthelion doesn't get much book time. I forgot about him, too. :balrog: