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. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    Have you red the fall of gondolin ? ( bolt II) the fact that ecthelion is one of my favourites from the stories is due to that book, in which he gets plenty of book time
     
  2. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    That is one of my favorite stories, it is way better than the version in the Sil.
     
  3. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    yes, much more detailed and, not altogether unimportant, completed. I wish tolkien had finished the story before he died
    but I guess we can hardly blame the man.
    either way, the fall of gondolin is in my opinion the most exciting story Tolkien wrote
    ( with LOTR and Turin as a close second and third) it even has some new characters in it ( I liked Rog by the way).


    p.s. quite the signature you have over there. I take it that I should not take this personal?
     
  4. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    now I am thinking: Rog was described as the strongest of the Noldor, the third most valiant in the city(Turgon and Galdor 1st and 2nd) and he quite kicked some balrog's **** why are we not talking of him? I feel the guy deserves some credit.
     
  5. Lasgalen

    Lasgalen New Member

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    I bought it because I have heard others say the same thing about how great the Gondolin story is. But I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Too bad my work can't get done by itself so I could read while at work. Oh well. Someone has to pay the bills.
     
  6. richardduncum

    richardduncum The Fighters Guide House Member

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    it has to be fingolfin, no question.
    p.s. i think i am going to have to read these bolt they do sound very interesting
     
  7. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    I think you really should, it gives you much stuff to think upon.
    I think that's generally the case with almost all tolkiens writings
    and sometimes I get a little carried away, like yesterday, when I
    tried to explain the whole silmarillion to my infant daughter who can't even speak yet
     
  8. richardduncum

    richardduncum The Fighters Guide House Member

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    LOL. :banana: that just shows your a true follower of lotr
     
  9. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    I can pride myself upon the fact that I am.
    somehow I didn't get the impression that she understood
    what I was talking about, though. :)
     
  10. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    heh, I get the same look from my kids. :eek:
     
  11. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    hehe, could it be us?
     
  12. Shinagani

    Shinagani New Member

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    They did say that Rog caused a great hurt to the balrogs and they slew 7 foemen to pay for their own lives, but all you have to do is read my signature to understand why I think Ecthelion's company is the best.
     
  13. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

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    yep, ecthelion certainly was one of the mightiest of the Eldar.
     
  14. aule

    aule The Smithy of the Valar

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    fingolfin all of the way!!! he took on morgoth and kicked some a**...
     
  15. finrod

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    He was my first choice also. Morgoth indeed had a bad day when he took him on. (although he won...eventually)
     
  16. waenlotien

    waenlotien Healer/ Magicuser

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    I pcked Turin, though in my eyes it is kind of a tie I like Fingolfin as well. With Glorfy coming in a close second.


    I am glad my kids are old enough now to not give me the funny looks hehehe
    we read it every year together as a family thing, along with hibbit and lotr tril.
     
  17. Lanterne

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    im still only on page 120 of the Silmarillion so dont spoil anything for me. But i would have to say that Feanor is the most powerful. He was attacked by an army of Balrogs and only Gothmog could bring him down after he was already wounded (on a side note i think Morgoth was afraid of fighting Feanor and so sent his Balrogs to do his dirty work). Not to mention Tolkein himself said Feanor was the most powerful non-Vala to ever walk midde earth. Though that is Tolkein's opinion and everyone is entitled to their own. Personally i think Feanor is awsome. True im sure he gets much criticism for some of his actions but you must understand why he did what he did. Blame Morgoth.
     
  18. finrod

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    Tolkien said he was the mightiest of the Noldor, not the smost powerful(although I don't doubt Feanor could stand his ground like no-other) but the question you could ask yourself then is: what makes a person mighty. In Feanor's case I think Tolkien mainly meant his skill in words, craftmanship(a very high virtue among the Noldor) and knowledge, because he also wrote about Fingolfin being the strongest and the most warrior of the three brothers (well, two brothers and one half-brother, actually)
     
  19. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    dont forget about feanors secret armoury. i bet those swords were the best swords ever made in arda.
     
  20. finrod

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    I totally agree on that. exept from those made by Aule maybe