Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs, high-captain of Angband, one of the mightiest warriors and servants of Melkor. He slew Fëanor and Fingon , captured Húrin and eventually was slain by Ecthelion of the Fountain who also died in the fight.
Gothmog was also the name of the lieutenant of Minas Morgul at the time of the WotR, and the leader of Sauron's forces in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, after the death of the Witch-king. Gothmog may have been an Orc, or perhaps a Man (a BlackNumenorean??). In Robert Fosters Complete Guide to Middle-earth it is speculated that Gothmog was one of the Black Riders (though this would not be the case if Gothmog himself had been killed on the Pelennor).
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