The Captain of the Guard, the one always left behind, but not forgotten. Second only to his dead brother. All around nice guy...
"You wish our places were switched, do you not?"
"If I return,think better of me father."
"It depends on the manner of your return." -Denethor
Lord of the Rings character. Captain of Gondor. Steward of Gondor. Prince of Ithilien. Lord of Emyn Arnen. Brother to Boromir of Gondor, son of Denethor II of Gondor and Finduilas of Dol Amroth. Nephew of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth via his mother Finduilas, Imrahil’s sister.more...
Faramir was the second son of Denethor II, the Steward of Gondor at the time of the War of Ring. As one of the Dúnedain, Faramir, tall with the tell-tale grey eyes and dark hair of those of the realm of Gondor, contained in him the almost pure looks and wisdom of those men of ancient Númenor, something matched in no one else, save Aragorn. As a result of this, Faramir contained the gift of clear sight, enabling him to truly see into the very hearts of men. But where his father Denethor contained a similar gift that moved him to disdain, Faramir’s gift led him to pity those who lacked the strength to remain steadfast. This, combined with Faramir’s quiet, gentle, and more studious nature (vs. his brother’s bolder, more warrior-esque temperment), would result in constant conflict between father and son.
Very similar in looks and mind to his father, he was loved by all in the city, save Denethor, who could only perceive what he saw as Faramir’s various shortcomings. As a result of this, Faramir’s older brother by five years, Boromir, made it his duty to protect his younger brother against their father’s grievances. Faramir looked up to Boromir and there was no rivalry between the brothers despite...