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Talk:Fingolfin

[edit] Main image

One of the other images of Fingolfin should be used at the top. The one selected shows several elves and casual readers will have NO IDEA which one is Fingolfin. One of the depictions of Morgoth/Fingolfin would be more appropriate. Ideas? Glorfindel Mk. II 18:29, 17 October 2007 (EDT)


Well, the current image is the best and most accurate picture of Fingolfin. In the pictures depicting the duel between Morgoth and Fingolfin, Morgoth occupies most of the picture. And I don't think that the readers will find it too difficult to guess which one is Fingolfin, once they read the article. So I think we should continue using the current image.--Legolas 03:36, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

I agree, it is the best one we have. Fingolfin occupies the main part of this image, so I don't think it will be too hard to know which one is Fingolfin. I don't even know if anyone else was supposed to be anyone else important. --Narfil Palùrfalas 09:55, 18 October 2007 (EDT)
Ach. You are both correct that the details of the others are either incorrect or Morgoth is simply too much 'front and center.' Nevertheless, the cartoonish aspects of the image are not too pleasing. Can one of you perhaps go out and do an oil on canvas of Fingolfin? I would but I have little artistic skill.

Cheers Glorfindel Mk. II 16:38, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

[edit] Hair colour

I don't know which illiterate keeps putting down that Fingolfin is blonde. It is FINARFIN who is the blonde son of Finwë, not Fingolfin, who is stated to be dark-haired in the works of Tolkien and is represented as such in all art work by legitimate Tolkien artists; i.e. those who are not fanwankers. Is this some kind of Peter Jackson-like site where people can change anything they want about a character just to suit their whims and completely ignore what the author wrote about said character? Unsigned comment by 74.103.197.14 (talk).

I remember that Fingolfin had black hair (as, indeed, is shown in the picture), but I couldn't find a reference for it in the Silmarilion (I only did a quick search). Do you where is stated that Fingolfin has black hair? Thanks! --Amroth 15:03, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to correct the information, but remember to cite the source.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  15:06, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
And, at all times, assume good faith. Just because you don't agree with something does not mean other people are illiterate and fanwankers. Calling people names does not make you right. :There's no such thing as a "legitimate Tolkien artist". They're all fan artists. Some just get paid for it.
This is a site where lovers of the books and the movies, and even the games, write articles about just about everything related to the works. You can add anything you add about a character, provided you give a source. If you change something into something completely different, without citing a source... it gets reverted. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:32, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
I am the 'illiterate' that reverted it, because I haven't seen any reference about the subject and you did not point out any sources, and you weren't even a member of the wiki. Edit: By the way while at it, can someone correct the positioning of the pictures on Fingolfin's page? --Cemrond
There is a problem with either the infobox or the pronounce template. I haven't had time to investigate further to find a solution. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  20:18, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
I have solved the problem of Fingolfin's hair colour by providing a reference to his having dark hair; in other passages it is specifically stated that only Finarfin had blonde hair. I hope this settles the matter.
KA, I have also tried to solve this problem, it seems to only happen when an article has both an infobox and a pronounce. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:59, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

The overwhelmingly fast amount of Noldor have raven black hair. I think there are more Noldor with red hair then there are with blond hair.