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Nov 14 2013, 3:10pm

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Ecthelion of the Fountain:

Think Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s Black Knight, only fighting four balrogs instead of one King Arthur. Ecthelion killed four balrogs successively, in the process losing his shield arm, his sword arm, and finally killing the last one by head-butting him in the chest with the spike on his helmet. If the helmet spike hadn’t gotten stuck and caused Ecthelion him to fall over a cliff with the last balrog I bet he could have killed a fifth by gnawing its ankles off.


He was as tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able to swiftly draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgul, endowed with the tremendous vitality of elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship.
-Book of Lost Tales 2, The History of Eriol or Aelfwine

(This actually provides some justification for the Cave Troll Hopping, Legolas’ Leap, Shield Surfing, and Orliphaunt sequences.)


Because chopping down enough trees and building enough ships to send the whole freaking population of Middle-earth’s Elves to Valinor just naturally builds massive muscles.



Because, hey, he’s The Dwarf! (Did you know he's Chuck Norris' role model?)

Thráin II:

Captured and personally tortured by Sauron himself for five long years, he still was strong enough to resist revealing the key and the map to the Lonely Mountain. That’s strong.

Dain Ironfoot:

Died in battle at the unheard of age of 252, still wielding his battle-axe and cleaving dozens of enemies during a rearguard action. Imagine when he was younger.


Old Ufthak:

He, er, “hung around” in Shelob’s lair for days and still had the energy to glare at his fellow orcs who eventually found him, then left him hanging.


Because leaders have to be strong, especially if they’re leading Uruks.


Same, except he’s leading orcs.


Bandobras Took for inventing golf.


Beren for Beren’s Leap.

“Indeed if fish had fish-lore and Wise-fish it is probable that the business of anglers would be very little hindered.”
-JRR Tolkien

(This post was edited by Darkstone on Nov 14 2013, 3:17pm)

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The strongest in Middle Earth Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 14 2013, 1:49pm
    Hmmmm..... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Nov 14 2013, 3:10pm
    Reverend, on the "strongest Elf" Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 14 2013, 6:28pm
        Oops, forgot this was Third Age only! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 14 2013, 10:25pm
            Yeah, first age is tougher for sure Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 14 2013, 10:56pm
                Actually Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 15 2013, 4:50pm
    Strongest of the races Gandalf55 Send a private message to Gandalf55 Nov 14 2013, 9:13pm
    Tolkien wasn't the greatest fan of whoever was the best at things! Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 16 2013, 12:57am


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