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Topic: Your favorite character from LOTR books

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Black Numenorean - Rank 3
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RE: Your favorite character from LOTR books

It's funny how using one wrong letter completely obliterates the point, and causes it to be completely ignored.

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Soldier of the East - Rank 4
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Gil-Galad (if I can vote for him).


Gil-Galad was the coolest elf ever. He was the best fighter, best captin, best king, and overall coolest anything ever.


 


If I can't vote for him, than I will not vote. No one can be compared with Gil-Galad.



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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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Gil Galad was a fine King, but there were many others who ruled the Noldor and surpassed him. Finwe, Fingolfin, Finarfin, Turgon ruled Gondolin. Also there were many other Kings of Elves - Thingol, king of Beleriand, Feanor was like a king to his part of the Noldor, and of course te High King of all Elves ever - Ingwe.


All these surpassed Gil Galad, but your entitled to your vote.



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Royal Guard of Menegroth - Rank 5
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Too funny. I'm with you on this one MoS. There were several other Elven Kings that surpassed Gil-Galad.

We are all entitled to our votes for favorite characters, but the category is LoTR books. Im not sure if we can consider Gil-Galad a character from the LoTR series, since those books chronicle the end of the Third Age.



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I was kidding. I know there are many that exeed Gil-Galad. But like you said, I am Entitled to are vote. You all take things to seriosly.



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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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well, considering that the story of Gil-Galad is in the book I think that Gil-Galad is a good answer. Not my choice as well, but I can understand why you chose him - he was indeed a good king.

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Gandalf

It's a common choice, but I'll tell you why I've chosen it. While some of my other favorites are more of a "traditional" hero type (my second favorite is Fëanor, just for the record) Gandalf is both less and more.

Before reading LOTR, I had never encountered a character like him before. He was not young. He didn't appear to have any physical prowess. He had no status, money, or obvious altruistic motive, unlike many heroic figures. To me he gives the impression of simply being a good man who has lived a very, very long time, and knows what must be done and how people must be treated in any situation.

Of course, he's much more than that. He is a Maiar of incredible power and wisdom. He is kind, warm, and wise, and is only terrible when he must be. Certain quotes of his are statements that I choose to govern my own personal behavior with, because they are so sound.

Such as:

"So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought. "

Seldom do we get such an excellent insight into an author's morals and character than he reveals of himself in Gandalf. Tolkien WAS Gandalf, I would say he thought of himself.

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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good post, Gandalf is indeed a nice character

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Gandalf is a good choice. But Gil-Galad is cooler still.



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Soldier of Beleriand - Rank 3
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Gil-galad is indeed quite awesome. Other characters I like a lot: Fingolfin, Túrin Turumbar.

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Secret Fire the question was "what is your favorit Lord of the Rings character".


But, I do agree with your votes. Mostly on Fingolfin though. He was amazing taking on Morgoth in one on one combat.



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My Favorite of all Tolkien's characters is Samwise Gamgee.



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I have to throw in my vote for the real hero in the LOTR books:


Nob, the Hobbit. Assistant of Barliman Buttebur!

Who took care of the horses in the stables of the Prancing Pony? Nob
Who served ale to Mr. Underhill and his three friends of the Shire? Nob
Who minded his own affairs and really kept things running smooth for that fat barkeep? Nob
Who put the ape in apricot? Nob
Nob
Nob
NOB!!! Ahhhhhhh!


Whew! Sorry about that everybody...Aragorn was pretty cool too I guess.

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Hobbits of The Shire - Rank 1
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Gonna have to go with Sam or Pippin. At first I though Sam was kind of a wimp, but after the end of TTT and throughout ROTK he was pretty cool

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Jaidoprism7,
I love your Nob as favorite character choice ... labeling him as the real hero brought a twinkle to my eye ... Did you know Nob's nickname was "slow-coach"?
with a smile,

Bear



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Guard of Armenelos - Rank 4
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Bear,

I haven't had the opportunity to revisit that particular section of LOTR but I will certainly laugh when I see the term "slow-coach" again. I am having a laugh now. I know more than a few that I can lay that name upon. Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle. Ahh. Anyway, thanks for the levity and for getting the joke in the first place. I'd like to open a new forum about side-characters in Tolkein's books. This small departure from the norm makes me realize that maybe I should open up a topic or two. What say you? And how is it done?

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Jaidoprism7,
New Topic?
First formulate the topic in your mind and put it into short sentence form.
Carefully go through different forums and decide where your topic fits (for example this is in "The Little Peoples" thread ... our Quote game is in the "Mini-games" thread)
After choosing where you think it goes click on it and click on the "Start a new topic" box.
You will find you have a topic box (where you put that short sentence you created) and a response box where you can explain the who, what, when, where, how and why that you would like the Forum members to respond to in your topic thread.

 

Takes a little fore-thought but the payoff is well worth the effort.
Good Luck!
Bear



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Tom Bombadil
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My favorites are Legolas, Gandalf and Elrond, with Galadriel following closely behind

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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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my mind has changed on who was my favorite character many many times but the heroism of Aragorn puts him at the top of my list. along with Farimir and Tom B.

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Guard of Armenelos - Rank 4
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I think that is well founded Huan the great hound, or dare I say HTGH? Phonetically its a mess but I'm pretty lazy.


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Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Hmm maybe simply Huan would be easier?

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Tom Bombadil
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Your favorite character from LOTR books is actually there. I had forgotten all about it.

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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Sam, Pippin and Boromir are my favourites :)

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Tom Bombadil
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Why Estel?

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Sam: because he always stayed true to Frodo, he never gave in to the ring.

Pippin: because he's funny and mischeavious.

Boromir: because he never gave up, an gave his life trying to save his friends.



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The Road goes ever on and on,

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

Estel Laviel.

Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
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Great answers Estel :)

And yes Arwen there is :)

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