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}}'''Madril''' was [[Faramir]]'s second in command in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]]''. He is played by [[John Bach]].
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}}'''Madril''' was [[Faramir]]'s second in command in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]]. He is played by [[John Bach]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Madril is first seen in The Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers. He is amongst the Rangers of Ithilien who capture Frodo and Sam. He is seen discussing battle plans with Faramir within the Ranger's hideout at Henneth Annun.
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Madril was a Ranger of some experience. He helped [[Faramir]] in his ambush of [[Haradrim]] in [[Ithilien]], where they also captured [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]]. After a short stay at [[Henneth Annûn]], the company moved on to [[Osgiliath]] to reinforce its garrison.<ref>{{tttee}}</ref>
  
When Faramir arrives to reinforce the garrison at Osgiliath, Madril tells him that the number of Orcs patrolling the Eastern Shore is too great, and that by nightfall they will be overrun. He later reminds Faramir that his life will be forfeit if he chooses to release Frodo and Sam, though Faramir still resolves to let them go.
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Despite initial doubts, the Orcs held off an attack. Madril sent scouts to [[Cair Andros]] to see if there was any enemy activity in the North. However, the Orcs crossed the [[Anduin]] in Osgiliath with boats, and Faramir's men were caught unawares.
  
In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Madril is amongst the Rangers of Ithilien who are stationed at Osgiliath. On the night of the assault, he informs Faramir that he has sent scouts to Cair Andros, and that if the Orcs attack from the North, they will have some warning. However, the Orcs invade Osgiliath via boats, and Faramir's men are caught unawares.
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The orcs overpowered the Gondorian troops, and at Madril's advice, Faramir called for a retreat. During the call, Madril was badly wounded. He was left behind in the evacuation. As he lay dying, [[Gothmog (Lieutenant of Morgul)|Gothmog]] stabbed him with a spear, killing him outright.<ref>{{rotkee}}</ref>
  
It is Madril that tells Faramir that the Men of Gondor cannot hold the Orcs and that the city is lost, when it becomes clear that the Orcs are beginning to overrun the city. Faramir orders a retreat, but Madril is badly injured by an Orc while trying to escape and is left behind as the others flee to Minas Tirith.
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As he lies dying, Gothmog, the lieutenant of Minas Morgul, sees him upon the floor and cruelly impales him with a spear, killing him outright. Gothmog then announces: "The Age of Men is over. The Time of the Orc has come."
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==Etymology==
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''Madril'' is obviously an anagram of the [[canon]]ical name [[Mardil|Mardil Voronwë]] (the same way the character [[Irolas]] is derived from [[Iorlas]]) however there is no actual background or etymology behind it.
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[[Games Workshop]] released a metal miniature version of Madril for the ''[[Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game]]''.
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==See Also==
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* [[Irolas]]
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Madril is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Not to be confused with Mardil
Madril
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionRanger of Ithilien
LocationIthilien, Gondor
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
DeathT.A. 3019
Osgiliath
Physical Description
GenderMale
Madril was Faramir's second in command in The Lord of the Rings (film series). He is played by John Bach.

History

Madril was a Ranger of some experience. He helped Faramir in his ambush of Haradrim in Ithilien, where they also captured Frodo and Sam. After a short stay at Henneth Annûn, the company moved on to Osgiliath to reinforce its garrison.[1]

Despite initial doubts, the Orcs held off an attack. Madril sent scouts to Cair Andros to see if there was any enemy activity in the North. However, the Orcs crossed the Anduin in Osgiliath with boats, and Faramir's men were caught unawares.

The orcs overpowered the Gondorian troops, and at Madril's advice, Faramir called for a retreat. During the call, Madril was badly wounded. He was left behind in the evacuation. As he lay dying, Gothmog stabbed him with a spear, killing him outright.[2]

References

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended Edition)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition)