Gothmog: The Lord of Balrogs by Andréa Boloch on ArtStation. In the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, he mortally wounded the Ñoldor lord Fëanor. He was mortally wounded by Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs (the only Balrog known by name). He was a servant of Morgoth and High Captain of Angband during the First Age and probably led the group that saved Morgoth from Ungoliant in Ered Wethrin. A Balrog generally took the form of a tall, menacing being roughly in the shape of a Man, having control of both fire and shadow and wielding a fiery whip with several thongs (Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs in the First Age, used an axe as well). Peter Jackson wanted to show a hideously deformed orc, one that would aptly convey the "ugliness" of Mordor. Culture Gothmog. [2] He also captured Húrin Thalion alive in this battle on Morgoth's command, despite this order allowing Húrin to slaughter many of Gothmog's troll-guards. In the movie version, Gothmog is definitely an Orc, appearing in an expanded role compared to the book. [3]:59, He was again deployed as Morgoth's front-line commander in the Fall of Gondolin, where he slew, and was slain by, Ecthelion. There at the Nirnaeth he slew Fingon, thus allowing him to boast of having slain two of the five High Kings of the Noldor. The Sons of Fëanor arrived and carried the body of their father away, but Fëanor had passed. Ecthelion charges Gothmog as they fight to the death. [7], Gothmog's Quenya name was Osombauko (or Oþombauko; IPA: [osomˈbaʊko] or Vanyarin [oθomˈbaʊko]). Alongside orcs, dragons, and ents, the Balrog is one of the most memorable fantasy creatures glimpsed in The Lord of the Rings. Gothmog, like the rest of his kind, carried a fiery whip into battle, but was also known for wielding a great black axe, feared by elves across the continent of Beleriand. They induced great terror in friends and foes alike. The Balrogs were first encountered by the Elves during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath (Battle-under-Stars) in the First Age. Gothmog was apparently one of the Maiar that followed Melkorto exile, and because of either his brilliant mind or because of his ability to assume an immensely powerful physical form, he was made the Lord of Balrogs. Gothmog (Sindarin IPA: [ˈɡoθmoɡ] - "Strife and Hate") was the Lord of Balrogs during the First Age, and the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. Gothmog was initially one of the Maiar who gave their allegiance to Melkor. Gothmog was the Lord of Balrogs and also Melkor’s lieutenant. [12], The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor, http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Gothmog_(balrog). This page was last modified on 29 December 2020, at 17:06. Physical description This page has been accessed 300,535 times. The issue of Balrog wings has been long-debated in Tolkien circles. The root of the name moko translates to "hate". Race In FA 510, Gothmog and the forces of Angband beseiged the Hidden City of Gondolin. Balrogs appear also in Tolkien's The Silmarillion and other posthumously published books. Death Gothmog the Balrog, that had been the chieftain of the Balrogs during the Silmarilion Chronicles that led up to the Second Age of Middle Earth; And Durin's Bane, the Balrog who fought Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Then Gothmog led them to the northern gate of the city and piled his iron siege equipment against it until it broke from sheer pressure. Prior to the Revolt of the Ñoldor, he was the High Captain of Angband and given the title "Lord of the Balrogs." According to Christopher Tolkien, the latter is more probable, as the name Gothmog was mentioned in the earliest writings, as well as the final version of Tolkien's mythology. Unfortunately, Tolkien was not consistent on how many Balrogs there were in Middle-earth. Gothmog is portrayed as an Orc-general with a misshapen face. The dragon was accompanied by orcs and balrogs, among them Gothmog. [1] He next appeared at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was also named high-captain of Angband, again inferring his power and status as essentially Morgoth's right-hand Balrog (Sauron, another spirit, played a more domestic than front-line role for his master). This allowed Gothmog to slay Fingon and beat the body to dust. Before the creation of Arda He is physically massive and strong, and in one version he is some 12 feet tall. In The Silmarillion, Gothmog is the Lord of the Balrogs, a completely different character. FA 510[2] His name is Gnomish and means "Strife-and-hatred". During the Nirnaeth, Gothmog engaged the High King of the Ñoldor, Fingon, in battle. "[3], During the Dagor-nuin-Giliath in YT 1498,[4] Fëanor pressed to Angband with his company, and in that hour, the Balrogs were issued forth. Thereafter, he captured Húrin, father of Túrin Turambar, and dragged him back to Angband.[1]. [10]:179 Later he beat down Tuor in single combat in the Square of the Palace, but the elf-lord Ecthelion of the Fountain, who was badly wounded, rose and stood over him. The most powerful of all the Balrogs, one of the chief servants of Melkor, who held an authority hardly less than Sauron himself. Gothmog turned in at the end of the bout, and at the last Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs, smote him to the ground, inflicting a mortal wound, and the High King of the Ñoldor plunged to the ground. In the character list appended to The Fall of Gondolin Gothmog was described as "a son of Melko and the ogress Fluithuin,"[9]:216 but eventually, the idea that the Valar had children was discarded altogether. Gothmog was the Lord of the Balrogs during the First Age and was the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. [6] Other Qenya names were Kalimbo,[7] Kosomot[8] or Kosmoko.[6]. It was Gothmog, apparently, who led the army that destroyed Gondolin. The One Wiki to Rule Them All is a FANDOM Movies Community. (Redirected from Gothmog (Third Age)) In J. R. R. Tolkien 's novel The Lord of the Rings, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields [pɛˈlɛnnɔr] was the defence of the city of Minas Tirith by the forces of Gondor and the cavalry of its ally Rohan, against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron from Mordor and its allies the Haradrim and the Easterlings. Prior to the Revolt of the Ñoldor, he was the High Captain of Angband and given the title "Lord of the Balrogs. Gothmog was apparently one of the Maiar that followed Melkor against the other Valar, and because of either his brilliant mind or because of his ability to assume an immensely powerful physical form, he was made the Lord of Balrogs. Many who faced Balr… He is played by Lawrence Makoare and voiced by Craig Parker. [5]:359, 372, Gothmog already appears in the earliest stage of the legendarium of The Book of Lost Tales. Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Morgoth Bauglir | Melkor; Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Maedhros | Maitimo; Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Sauron | Mairon; Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) Killing Feanor bought him a boatload of trouble; Implied/Referenced Torture; Set directly after Chapter 18; I swear we're almost done; POV Second Person Gothmog at the Storming of Gondolinillustration by Tom LobackGothmogappears in various versions of the material. The upper left side of Gothmog's body is swollen and pock-marked from a disease of some sort, as described by the desig… a number of references to 'shadow' crop up, and a lot of readers seem to take this in its modern sense - that is, a region of darkness caused by light being blocked 02-abr-2015 - Feanor vs Gothmog Lord of Balrogs - Tolkien the Silmarilion. Summary. In the Second Battle, Dagor-nuin-Giliath, he leads a f… After the great victory of the Ñoldor over Morgoth's orcs, Fëanor pressed on towards Angband, but the Balrogs came against him. 1 Abilities 2 Background 2.1 Creation Arc 2.1.1 Birth of Shinseijū Tree 2.2 End of Creation Arc 2.2.1 Legacy 3 Trivia Gothmog, like the rest of his kind, carried a fiery whip into battle, but he was also known to have wielded a great black axe. 178 views View 7 … Balrogs, or Balrogath ("Balrog-kind"), were Maiar corrupted by Morgoth during the creation of Arda, who cloaked themselves in shadow and flame and carried whips and swords.Famed Balrogs include Gothmog, slain by Ecthelion, and Durin's Bane, slain by Olórin (Gandalf). [8], Echtelion against Gothmog, by Jenny Dolfen, Ecthelion and Gothmog standing nearby their grave by, Gothmog and fellow Balrogs serving the Lord of. [10]:183-4, In one of Tolkien's early Middle-earth writings, The Lay of the Children of Húrin, "Lungorthin, Lord of Balrogs" is mentioned. Gothmog (Sindarin IPA: [ˈɡoθmoɡ] - "Strife and Hate") was the Lord of Balrogs during the First Age, and the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. [3] Gothmog reappeared as a general of Angband in several more major conflicts, including the Dagor Aglareb and the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. The death of Fëanor at the hands of Gothmog, by LuisFBejarano, Gothmog was initially one of the Maiar who gave their allegiance to Melkor. Gothmog [citation needed], Gothmog was briefly conceived as a "son of Melkor and the ogress Fuithluin", and went by the name of Kosomot. Gothmog is a half-troll, a crossbreed of trolls and Variags. Would you like to change the currency to Euros (€)? As the High Captain of Angband, his only equal in rank was Sauron. At the Dagor-nuin-Giliath he mortally wounded Fëanor, but called a retreat upon the approach of the Sons of Fëanor with a sizable force. Lord of Balrogs, High Captain of Angband[1] Gothmog the Balrog Gothmog the black Númenórean (possibly identical with Gothmog the Nazgul) Gothmog of Morgûl Gothmog the Nazgûl Gothmog the Orc Gothmog the Troll Mordirith the Wraith-Lord In secondary works inspired by J.R.R. [4], The name Gothmog is derived from the roots GOS-/GOTH- ("dread"), and MBAW- ("compel, force, subject, oppress") (found also in the title for Morgoth Bauglir: the tyrant or oppressor). Fëanor came even within sight of Angband, but was ambushed with few elves about him. Fiery whip, Large black axe A demonic, fiery beast wielding a whip of flame, the Balrog infamously catches the Fellowship during their tense escape from the Mines of Moria. Gothmog was the Lord of Balrogs and the High-captain of Angband, one of the chief servants of the Dark Lord Morgoth during the First Age. Titles [8], There was another concept of the Children of the Ainur, Melkor had a son Kosomot (later Gothmog) with an ogress called Fuithluin. He holds the titles of the Lord of the Balrogs (but see Lungorthin below), the High Captain of Angband, and Marshal of the Hosts. Powers and Stats. As the High Captain of Angband, his only equal in rank was Sauron. Tolkien. It looks like you’re using ArtStation from Europe. He wields a black axe and whip of flame as his weapons. He next appeared at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was also named hi… His only equal in rank was Sauron (Though perhaps Sauron was the greater of the two). During the Dagor-nuin-Giliath in YT 1498, Fëanor pressed to Angband with his company, and in that hour, the Balrogs were issued forth. Gothmog gave his allegiance Morgoth before the revolt of the Ñoldor, then later killing two … Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. We know next to nothing about Gothmog, so don’t take my view here as some hidden truth that I’ve discovered. The Balrogs were first encountered by the Elves during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath (Battle-under-Stars) in the First Age. The waters quenched the flames of Gothmog that kept him alive and drowned Ecthelion, ending the Battle of Gondolin. After the great victory of the Ñoldor over the orcs, Fëanor pressed on towards Angband, but the Balrogs came against him. Lord of the Balrogs, High Captain of Angband in the First Age of Middle Earth. Twisted by the malice of the Dark Lord, they became the fiery demons known as the Balrogs, of whose chief was Gothmog - the High Captain of Angband and Sauron's equal in rank. Gothmog was among them. Weapon [11] It is not, however, certain if it was another name for Gothmog, or it simply meant "a Balrog lord". 1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing: 1. But then Ecthelion leaped forward, and stabbed Gothmog in the breast with the spike atop his helm. According to the own Lost Tale, when the armies of Melko attacked Gondolin and surrounded it, they could not climb the slippery stone of Amon Gwareth. Most balrogs, including the Balrog Lord Gothmog, were slain in the War of the Jewels in which Morgoth's forces fought against the elves and the Valar of control of the Silmarils, though a small portion of balrogs survived to fight in the War of Wrath. Knocking Ecthelion's sword out of his hands, Gothmog prepared to strike at him, but, as he raised his axe, Ecthelion ran forward at the Balrog lord, ramming his pointed helmet into the beast's chest and forcing both of them into the Fountain of the King. Balrogs induced great terror in friends and foes alike; many who faced Balrogs referred to them as monsters consisting purely of shadow and flame. They both fell into the Fountain of the King, where Gothmog, if not already killed by the spike, drowned with his opponent. Lord of Balrogs. Balrogs, also known as the Valaraukar, were Maiar of fire who were corrupted and seduced by Morgoth into serving him. At the Dagor-nuin-Giliath he mortally wounded Fëanor, but called a retreat upon the approach of the Sons of Fëanor with a sizable force. Lord of Balrogs was the title of Gothmog. In the writings of J.R.R. When Morgoth's life was threatened by Ungoliant, his cries for help were answered by the Balrogs, who drove the Great Spider back and saved their master. A Balrog is a powerful fictional monster in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Soon he stood alone, but long he fought on alone with all balrogs. Maiar/Balrog In The Book of Lost Tales… He was mortally wounded by Kosomot, Lord of Balrogs. It first appeared in print in his high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings, where the Fellowship of the Ring encounter one known as Durin's Bane in the Mines of Moria. Gothmog was among them. [citation needed], His name in Sindarin means "Strife and Hate". When the Gondolindrim fled southward, and King Turgon was slain, Glorfindel held the rear manfully, losing many more of his House in the process. Valaraukar (Balrogs of Morgoth). 2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: 1. Tier: At least 7-B, likely 6-B | High 3-A. Gothmog (Sindarin IPA: [ˈɡoθmoɡ]) was a supporting antagonist in The Silmarillion by JR.R. Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Thuringwethil (5) Idril Celebrindal/Tuor (4) Exclude Additional Tags Angst (28) Hurt/Comfort (18) Torture (17) Humor (14) Fluff (14) Slavery (13) Anal Sex (12) Dubious Consent (12) Alternate Universe - Modern Setting (11) Alternate Universe (10) Other tags to exclude The other answers saying that it’s probably not the case are arguably correct. A wily commander and fearsome fighter, Gothmog was often accompanied by others of his fiery kind, and at least in the Nirnaeth he had a personal guard of dozens of Trolls.His weapon was a great black axe. He was one of the chief servants of Melkor and held an authority hardly less than Sauron himself. This answer is basically all speculation, so be warned. He was the High Captain of Angband, one of Morgoth's most trusted generals, leading the Dark Lord's forces to victory in countless Battles.

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