The Balrogs, or Balrogath ("Balrog-kind") were Maiar corrupted by Morgoth during the creation of Arda, who cloaked themselves in shadow and flame and carried whips and swords. Famed Balrogs include Gothmog, slain by Ecthelion, and Durin's Bane, slain by Olórin (Gandalf).

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 5-C, possibly 4-C

Origin: Lord of the Rings

Classification: Corrupted Maiar

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Fire and Lava Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Flight, Expert Sword and Whip Wielders, Selective intangibilityImmortality (Types 1 and 2)

Attack Potency: At least Moon level (They should be comparable to Tilion), possibly Star level (Balrogs were described as some of the most dreadful servants of Morgoth, which included high-tier Maiar like Sauron. Seven Balrogs were able to drive away a starving Ungoliant, who overpowered a weakened Morgoth. All Balrogs are Maiar, and remain very powerful)

Speed: Supersonic+ to High Hypersonic (Flew within minutes to answer Morgoth's call, Balrogs were stated as able to reach their objectives very fast). Possibly Infinite in spirit form (The Ainur who entered Eä were said to live at any speed of thought or motion they chose)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Moon Class, possibly Star Class (Seven Balrogs attacking together managed to hurt Ungoliant. Durin's Bane destroyed part of a mountain merely from clashing with Gandalf)

Durability: At least Moon level, possibly Star level (Durin's Bane survived falling to lower Moria and having an incredibly long fight with Gandalf, who was one of the strongest servants of Manwe. Balrogs were the greatest force in Morgoth's army, even more powerful than dragons. At least comparable to Tilion)

Stamina: High

Range: Extended melee range with whips and swords

Standard Equipment: Swords and Whips

Intelligence: Unknown

Weaknesses: Holy water to a limited extent.


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