Fingon the Valiant by Mellaril on DeviantArt
“Of all the children of Finwë he is justly most renowned: for his valour was as a fire and yet as steadfast as the hills of stone; wise he was and skilled in voice and hand; truth and justice he loved and bore good will to all, both Elves and Men, hating Morgoth only; he sought not his own, neither power nor glory, and death was his reward.”
Fingon, son of Fingolfin, was a loyal friend, an incorruptible hero, and a certified badass. He rose to every challenge and fought bravely against impossibly powerful beings and terrible odds. He did the right thing, always, at any cost. For this, he was loved by all. Elves and Men of all realms fought by his side at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was killed. In some ways I believe Fingon was the hope and soul of the Elves– after his death, the realms of the Eldar scattered and hid before they fell, one by one. The Sons of Fëanor turned on their former allies and killed cruelly to fulfill their Oath. Until his brother’s grandson, Eärendil, sailed to Valinor, no one was ever able to unite Beleriand against Morgoth again.