Gil-Galad played by Mark Ferguson
Gil-Galad was born in the 400s of the First Age to Fingon. He was born and raised in Hithlum, where Fingolfin ruled over the Noldor. He was fostered by Cirdan on the coasts. Fingolfin was killed in the Battle of Sudden Flame and Fingon was crowned High King. When Fingon died in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, Turgon was crowned High King. Finally, after Morgoth attacked Gondolin and killed Turgon, Gil-Galad became High King of the Noldor. After the Havens of Sirion had fallen in 538 of the first Age, many survivors came to live with Gil-Galad. The First Age ended abruptly in the War of Wrath and Morgoth was defeated. Gil-Galad ruled over the few Elves who remained in Middle-Earth. The land of Middle-Earth became a more peaceful place. The Noldor moved to Lindon and dwelt there for many years. He and Cirdan became friendly with the men of Numenor, who often came to them for lessons. However, Sauron the evil was gathering forces to eventually rise against the good. Gil-Galad was not unaware of this, along with his friend Elrond. When Sauron came to Eregion in fair form, Gil-Galad and Elrond advised the Elves to not let him in. They did, and he convince Celebrimbor and his Elven smiths to forge the Three Rings of the Elves, Seven for Dwarves, and nine for men. He then made the One Ring of Power to rule them all, and he declared war upon Celebrimbor, who he killed. Elrond and Gil-Galad fled North, and Durin III and his dwarves shut the Doors of Durin behind them when entering Khazad-Dum. Gil-Galad was given the Ring Vilya to keep safe from Sauron, which Elrond eventually inherited. In 3319 of the Second Age, Elendil and his sons escaped the fall of Numenor and rose to power with Gil-Galad. By 3434, their forces were ready to attack. They struck Sauron's stronghold in Mordor, but Sauron was also ready. He challenged them, but Gil-Galad held his spear Aeglos high. He was killed with Elendil, but Elendil's son Isildur took Sauron's Ring of Power and came to power himself. Gil-Galad was never forgotten.