Who is the oldest character in the trilogy, what is his role, race and powers?

  • Just the trilogy, or the related works like Silmarillion and Histories of Middle Earth? Feb 18, 2014 at 16:56
  • And by "character" do you mean including the Valar and Maiar (who existed before the world) or not?
    – user8719
    Feb 18, 2014 at 19:17
  • Let's give the user another day to check in and possibly reword, and if it's a hit-n-run we should reword it to re-open. I'm enjoying the discussion. It never occurred to me that such a "simple" question is anything but. Feb 19, 2014 at 9:01
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    Fine by me, but the question sounds so simple that I love its elegance. Do what thou wilt. (cough cough, Merciful Release, cough) ;) Feb 19, 2014 at 13:06
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    See also the related questions scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/50367 Who or what is the oldest sentient being in Tolkien's lore? scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/11019 Who's older: Treebeard or Tom Bombadil?
    – b_jonas
    Feb 20, 2014 at 8:46