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Out of all the Silmarillion, what character do you like the most?

No prizes for guessing who I like :ugeek: Yes its Finrod Felagund! I love Nargothrond and his bravery and love for Men. I also like the ATHRABETH FINROD AH ANDRETH, which makes him seem really wise.

After him I'm a fan of Luthien Tinuviel <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> I would like to meet her in real life :roll: :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Ahem....
Im actually a big fan of Gimli <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />

His twisted battle humor, and the way he talks and walks. Hes kind of adorable <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Oh, and if hes reading this, I meant adorable in a man-tough-great-fightingchampion kind of way <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
Bless you Zackira <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Yes I love Gimli too, especially the way he was presented in the films <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
Is it just me, or was Gimli meant to be a Scottish Dwarf? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> I thought he was really cool with that accent 8-) .

Yes he was! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good old Scotland ah Land of the Brave! :lol: :lol: :lol:
But I'm afraid, according to Felagund's original question, Gimli is off-limits. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> favorite character...that's a huge toughie. I love Ulmo, I love Beleg, I love Tuor...and of course I love all of the famous characters: Beren, Luthien, Thingol, Turin.

Oh, and I really love the name Mim, though I'm not sure if I like the character.
Thank You for setting us back on track Beren! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> I'd totally forgot my original question :roll: (Call me a slaphead :| )
Oh, I didnt notice until now! Of course Gimli is off-limits :? Guess Ill have to find someone from Silmarillion then <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Zackira":2et3x0g6]Oh, I didnt notice until now! Of course Gimli is off-limits :? Guess Ill have to find someone from Silmarillion then <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:2et3x0g6]

What about Haleth? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Oft-forgotten about, but she was a Warrior-woman like Eowyn <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Yeah, maybe <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Ill have to read Silmarillion again, I think 8-)
Im thinking that the best one would have to be Beren. I mean, he went all the way into Angband and stole a Silmarillion right from Morgoth's crown (though he did have help). But, correct me if I'm wrong, the only time anyone ever got that far into Angband was in the final battle, when Morgoth was overthrown. So I'm gonna have to say Beren (and Luthien too maybe cuz she helped so much).
You are absolutely right, Jay. Beren and Luthien did what no man, elf, or Valar had ever done. That is most of the reason why they're so famous (the rest of the reason being that Beren was a man, and Luthien was an elf, and they got married.) They were utterly the picture of courage and valor, and I hope we all aspire to be like them.
I got hold of the silmarillion about 6 months ago. I've read it 3 times already. What a epic book! My all time favourite part is the tale of beren and luthien. It gets you where it hurts I think. :oops: 8-) Long live the power of imagination! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I do agree with you, Gil-Galad82, but I must ask: When you read Tolkien, are you thinking about Tolkien's power of imagination? Yes, he had a wonderful intellect and imagination, but if that's what you're thinking about when you read his work, then you are not getting the full Tolkien experience. The only way to really appreciate any such story is to totally and absolutely believe, when you're reading it, that it is history, not fantasy. You must believe that these are real events, and that this story really happened, and that you are there, witnessing it all. This applies even better to the films. In order to see LOTR right, you must believe that these events really happened, and that, somehow, a camera was there to document it all. You mustn't think of the people on screen as actors doing a brilliant job. You must think of them as the REAL Gandalf, Frodo, Sam, Aragorn.
Sorry for the rant, but I need to strongly encourage you: If you have not read a book or watched a movie in this way before, you need to. It's the only way to experience it in full.

By the way: great to have you! Feel free to introduce yourself in our "New Members" section.
Darn.. I remeber the stories of the silmarils, but all the names are lost >.< I personally think the sons of finrod are absolute beasts <3 Especially the red-haired one that was hung from the wall. But there was that one story... the one where the female elf wanders off and meets this other elf who lives in the dark. I believe he's a smith. Then he, like, traps her there... I really liked their son.

Gosh. I sound so stupid not remembering any of the names. Ill repost this after i go peruse my copy of the Silmarillion a bit.
Sorry beren but I disagree. I know that tolkien wrote the tale of middle-earth because we british never had any real history to tell, just folk stories. I understand that he wished to write his own history and it IS believeable. Especially the tale in the hobbit when Bullroarer took knocked the Goblins head off and it went down a rabbit-hole. That's where we get golf from. I never laughed so hard in my life after reading that :lol: But all it is is a fictional world where anybody is welcome. That's the beauty of it.

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you"
I think you mean Fenor's sons. Finrod was also called Felegund and an alround great guy[i:26qs9j28][size=85:26qs9j28](just ask Felegund on this site!)[/size:26qs9j28][/i:26qs9j28]. The one hung from the Wall I think was Maedros. and it was Finrod who saved him. This lead to Finrod being named high king of the Noldor. Or maybe it was Fingon... Nope, just checked, it was Fingolfin that was named high king. Fingon was Fingolgin's son, and Fingolfin was Fenor's half brother. So when Fingon saved Maedros he was saving his cousin, or half-cousin. I don't know, I think you need a degree in Geneology to fully understand the story.
The names had to be the absolute worst part of that whole book. And after checking some more, Fingon and Finrod were also cousins. Finrod being the son of Finarfin, Finarfin being the other brother of Fingolfin and Fenor. And to further clarify my poor clairification, it was Fin[b:26qs9j28]gon[/b:26qs9j28] that saved Maedros, not Fin[b:26qs9j28]rod[/b:26qs9j28].
Wow, the Simarillion, I still love it, but it hurts my brain sometimes.
The dark elf you were thinking of was Eol, but his wife and son's names escape me. No, the son was Maeglin. And I believe he fell in love with his cousin.
I just checked, the Elf maiden was Aredhel, who was a daughter of Fingolfin.

And for me, I think my favorite in the whole tale had to be Sauron. [i:26qs9j28][size=85:26qs9j28](more on that later)[/size:26qs9j28][/i:26qs9j28]
Really tough question.

Hurin has a special place in my heart. He was so good and so noble. When captured he had the courage to tell Morgoth off to his face. Such a shame and tragedy how Morgoth spitefully cursed and tormented Hurin through destroying his family. Though he played into Morgoth's plans in the end, I cannot blame Hurin, because he was an unwilling victim/participant.

Tuor and Earendil both would be great to meet.

Of the pureblood elves, Glorfindel and Ecthelion both come to mind.
The folk in the Silmarillion all seem a bit above my likes and dislikes. I think I'll stick to my own kind (and my own hobbit hole!)

Just the finest Tolkien character ever.
Desperate,, tragic , a proper misunderstood 'hero' before they became cool.

plus he killed some one with a gold cup
I know what you mean Odo. Reading the Sil, is like reading a lost Ancient Religious and Historical text (which I'm nuts for actually). Great Stories (truly awesome), but it's often hard to really identify with the characters.

I like Maedhros, and i guess i'm the only one ...
I think this is a really hard question, there are so many characters, how can you choose?
But, as I was reading the Silmarillion, I think my favourite was Turgon; the idea of Gondolin really captured my imagination. Then he went and became obsessed with his city and caused its ruin by not heeding Ulmo's warning, so now I'm not sure... :?
I've always thought Felagund was awesome, he seemed the kindest of the lords of the Noldor to me.

I almost forgot Tar-Palantir, I think he's pretty awesome (hence the name).
Strangely, I liked Thingol, Beren, and Luthien. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I like Maedhros <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Hands down, it would be Turin Turambar, the "master of doom by doom mastered". His story, in addition to being the most complete, was the most moving. He was a hero who strove to overcome the Darkness, yet who could not defeat the darkness in himself first. However, he was the only one of the heroes of Men besides Earandil who slew a dragon, and Turin did it first. Plus, Turin set the example that it was better to struggle against evil and fail gloriously, rather than flee to submit to defeat and despair just because the odds were set too high. Too proud by half, but doubly brave as well.
Fingolfin's my man (or elf). Considering how noble elves are supposed to be there are not so many of 'em in the First Age.


NB When I said, "Fingolfin's my Man," I meant it in the sense of "after a fashion", not in the way that it could easily be misconstrued as. Likewise, if I had said, "Fingolfin's my elf," I would have meant largely the same thing (including the inter-species thing) and not in a 'misconstrued' fashion, as could easily be done, if you know what I mean - though [color=#FFFF00:3vq02ctg]only[/color:3vq02ctg] if you know what I mean...
Dammit Odo, you had to go and ruin the joke you'd set up! :P
Sometimes the purely imaginative takes over from the purely logical! Sometimes I should think before I write! Perhaps I've learned something here. Thanks Eldo!


NB Perhaps I should come up with a more cunning plan next time?
Fingolfin has always been a favorite of mine. Going one on one with Morgoth at the gates of Thangorodrim is awesome enough. The fact that he actually scarred and wounded Morgoth is even better.

I think Hurin Thalion is the coolest character. Not only did Tolkien describe him as the greatest warrior of men, but he was also quite self-less (shielding Turgon's retreat at the Battle of Unnumbered tears.) Plus his will could not be broken even by Morgoth himself. I believe Tolkien also described Hurin's capture as resulting from him being covered in the bodies of all the orcs and trolls he had killed. WHAT A STUD!!! Need I say more?


P.S. His son Turin was AWESOME too!
Welcome to the forum Ancalagon :mrgreen: . Your Username sounds familiar, but this appears to be your first post :? . Do I know you from another forum?

Ancalagon the Black, GB, from the War of Wrath. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> I'm sure plenty of people have used that username, but you might be thinking of the Silmarillion character himself. I think we had someone called "Anaclagon" [sic] here a while back, too.

Also, I think I said this in another thread, but welcome to the forum, Ancalagon! :mrgreen: Happy posting.
Ah, I was thinking of the mis-speller :lol: .

My favorite characters are Beren, Luthien, and Turin. All three have such amazing stories and noble personalities. And Turin had a bunch of horrible curses to deal with as well and he held out pretty well! I admire that. And Luthien Tinuviel is awesome b/c she always saves Beren's butt, and she's an amazing, strong, female character. One of the few actually
One day someone (with more time on their hands) will write a top notch screenplay for Luthien! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
You Bet! Someday...
I confess, I'm probably spending too much time on this forum. I've got a book of my own to edit! It's a guilty pleasure being here at all. I tell myself that expending a bit of creative energy here is not so bad - but I know I've gotta cut back on posting and get to work! :cry: Fimbrethil said on the thread about writing fantasy stories that writing a novel is hard. Darn tootin'! I'm beyond the fun bit! The sheer hard work bit is sooooo boring...! (This Forum is much more fun!)
Definitely. :lol: I know I couldn't do a full-length novel, but I did have a fanfiction idea in class (well technically Tinuviel suggested it here and I just started to alter and develop it a bit) earlier, but didn't type much up on my computer because I came on here and started posting. :mrgreen: It's not like I'm on a schedule or anything, though. If I actually do write this it will take time away from my Lore projects, though.
I feel your pains!!! I have a good deal written of my story, but I always get stuck at points where I simply don't feel like writing them, and then I don't continue it for a month! instead I write other parts of the story in random journals, and then, after I've had my fun, I get back to writing in chronological order :cry: it's no fun :cry:
And this is my guilty pleasure, too Odo. That is why I gave it up for lent <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Well, it's a relief it was [i:1vvxol4z]your [/i:1vvxol4z]idea to be forum-abstinent! I was thinking seriously about going to Church (not somewhere I'm wont to go) and giving the Lord a piece of my mind. (People tell me that kind of thing is not advisable - something about penalties, something about fire and brimstone - but for you I'd have gladly done it <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> ).
Whats up everyone? Just joined this site and I am excited!

To answer this question I would have to say either Turin or Tuor for a major character and Glorfindel as a less leading character.

The story of Turin is just simply amazing with everything he goes through. Tuor because his story is simply amazing as well!

Glorfindel because of the sacrifice he made to ensure the others survival.

Its hard to choose one person out of this whole book.

It's late, I'm tired, my brain is full of frustrations - [i:2c25qknw]people[/i:2c25qknw] frustrations! What I need just now is a friend like Finrod Felagund at my side!
Yes Finrods a true best man/elf !

It's got to be Tuor for me though, 8-) . His life was Epic !
orphan, slave, Hardy traveller, leader, deliverer, mate of the Valar ! slayer of many Balrogs !!!!
Not to mention an elvenkings daughter as a wife - and a father of kings !!
Aaaaand, i'm sure he didn't even die off! Awesome !
hey guys i'm new, whats up!
I really like Turgon in the book, even though he brought his own destruction by not leaving gondolin when he should have. I also like Luthien because of her magical beastlyness. Galadriel is chill, so is her mentor Melian. :lol: I also really liked the guy who first found the humans and played his harp for them, can't remember what his name was, started with F i think <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I like Bilbo. He his funny. I liked the spiders. The spiders were funny. They were scary too and make me laugh.
I love Bilbo too. My other favorites are Gandalf and Balin.
Out of the mouths of babes indeed. There you go Odo, I opened a whole thread to the question of whether the creatures in TH were silly and hear we have the perfect answer from young Henry. That's exactly how the spiders should seem, in both book and film!!
Well done Henry. :P
Mr Tyrant, you're right. It's interesting to note that young folk like Henry can laugh and be scared at the same time, which is an experience adults can have too. A properly made movie will have both a childrens audience and (dare I say) an adult audience as well. We might leave out the teenage audience here - but no sane person likes teenagers anyway (they are in that nowhere transitional stage of life which will end either in becoming human again, or getting throttled). When we go to the cinema we'll have littlies mesmerized by the magical humour, adventure and scariness of the Real Hobbit (keeping them quiet) while we grownups indulge our own inner child without any painful teenagers about, excepting nerdy teenagers who will be even more mesmerized and quieter than the littlies. Perfect cinema experience all round I'm predicting. Imagine the money the filmakers will reel in!!! A dragon's horde of it! Brilliant! And imagine all the Hobbit merchandise those nerdy teenagers will buy! :shock:

Henry, do you like the songs (poems) in The Hobbit? Would you like them to be in the movie? <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
It is easy to forgt that The Hobbit was written for children. Having a child's perspective is good. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> Well done Henry. We adults should not think we own the book. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
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