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Fall of Fingolfin

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The name The Fall refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Fall (disambiguation).
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The Fall of Fingolfin
LocationThe gates of Angband
DateF.A. 455
ResultFingolfin's death; transfer of kingship to Fingon
Part ofThe aftermath of the Dagor Bragollach
ParticipantsMorgoth, Fingolfin
DescriptionDuel between Morgoth and Fingolfin in which the former killed the latter

The Fall of Fingolfin was a name given to the noble yet hopeless end of Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor. After the destruction of the Dagor Bragollach, he rode in anger to the gates of Angband, and challenged Morgoth himself to single combat. Though he fought bravely, he could not hope to best the Dark Lord, and he was lost.