Tulkas (Quenya; IPA: [ˈtulkas] - "Strong" or "Stadfast") is an Ainu, a Vala who was responsible for participating in war and the last of them to descend into Arda, coming to the aid of the others when he heard of their war with Melkor. He was also called Tulukastāz or Astaldo.
Tulkas is described as delighting in wrestling and contests of strength. He wields no weapon, and rides no steed. As he cares little about either past or future, he was not a good councillor, but nonetheless a very hardy friend. He is described as being slow to wrath, but also slow to forgive; for that reason, he was one of the Valar that opposed the release of Melkor. In appearance, Tulkas was described to have ruddy flesh and golden hair and beard.
He also tends to be impatient; before the Awakening of the Elves he urged the other Valar to wage war against Melkor. After the Darkening of Valinor he also hurried Fëanor to take a decision about surrendering the Silmarils.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 4-A, likely 3-B | Low 2-C
Origins: Lord of the Rings
Age: As old as the universe
Classification: Vala, Embodiment of Strength
Attack Potency: At least Multi-Solar System level (His arrival on Arda tipped the battle against Melkor in favor of the other Valar, Brought down a weakened Morgoth with strength alone), likely Multi-Galaxy level (Helped build the physical universe) | Universe level+ (One of the 14 Valar, who embody aspects of the universe itself. However, Tulkas and all the other Valar are unable to defeat Melkor at his full power.)
Speed: Unknown | Immeasurable
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Multi-Solar System Class, possibly Multi-Galactic | Universal+
Durability: At least Multi-Solar System level (Shrugged off attacks from weakened Morgoth), likely Multi-Galaxy level | Universe level+
Stamina: Massively Superhuman | Limitless
Range: Extended melee range | Universal+
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Tulkas is a skilled tactician and combatant
Weaknesses: None notable
Key: Manifestation | True Form