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An evil creature of shadow and flame, invented by J.R.R. Tolkien. Primarily seen in The Silmarillion, but one also appears in The Fellowship of the Ring. Use this tag with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag.

The Balrog was one of the most feared creatures in the forces of Morgoth, the Great Enemy. Most of them were destroyed by the end of the First Age, but at least one survived in the mines of Moria, and was defeated by the wizard Gandalf in the Third Age.

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