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Madril

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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
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
DeathT.A. 3019
Osgiliath
Physical Description
GenderMale
Madril was Faramir's second in command in The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy. 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]

Madril's name has no Sindarin meaning since it is a transposition of the middle letters of Mardil Voronwë, the first ruling Steward of Gondor.

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)