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Old 06-05-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Turin and Maeglin?

There seems to be a parallel between these two

1. They both wielded a sword made by Eol
2. They both lost their entire family, themselves including.
3. They both fell in love with close kin
4. They were both cursed by a being of darkness.

Are there any other parallels that I've overlooked?
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:41 PM   #2
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There seems to be a parallel between these two

1. They both wielded a sword made by Eol
2. They both lost their entire family, themselves including.
3. They both fell in love with close kin
4. They were both cursed by a being of darkness.

Are there any other parallels that I've overlooked?
One was a noble hero, if horribly unlucky, and the other was a traitorous cur?
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:45 PM   #3
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One was a noble hero, if horribly unlucky, and the other was a traitorous cur?

Don't call him that.....
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:55 PM   #4
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Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Morthoron is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
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One was a noble hero, if horribly unlucky, and the other was a traitorous cur?
Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom that encompassed his whole family, the other was a coward, stalker and a weak-willed turncoat.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:58 PM   #5
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Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom that encompassed his whole family, the other was a coward, stalker and a weak-willed turncoat.
Coward? Hardly. He fought in Nirnaeth. In Nirnaeth. And I'd like to see you fare better when a Dark Lord of immense power is focused on you and tortures both your body and your spirit. Endlessly.

He didn't deserve his fate, and I stand by this sentiment. For I post for love of him, as Huinesoron put it.


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In spite of what he's done
I still cherish him, even if I'm the only one

For I feel sorry for him, and this is true
And there's no one else I can turn to.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:39 PM   #6
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Galadriel55 is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Galadriel55 is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Galadriel55 is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Galadriel55 is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
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Coward? Hardly. He fought in Nirnaeth. In Nirnaeth. And I'd like to see you fare better when a Dark Lord of immense power is focused on you and tortures both your body and your spirit. Endlessly.

He didn't deserve his fate, and I stand by this sentiment. For I post for love of him, as Huinesoron put it.
Most of Beleriand fought in the Nirnaeth, brave people and cowards alike; participation in battle isn't proof of bravery. And we have seen people fare better under Morgoth's torture - Hurin being the prime example.

However, I am not here to dissuade you from liking Maeglin. I am merely arguing with the arguments.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:32 AM   #7
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So you see him as nothing more than a turncoat? That's a strangely shallow interpretation and it ignores the depth of his character.
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