I have been an avid LOTR fan for quite some time now, though I have not frequented these forums in a while. I am opening a debate on whether or not Legolas may have been the greatest of the Fellowship- excluding Gandalf, of course- in the art of individual warfare. As we all know, Legolas is the oldest of the fellowship- referring to Aragorn and Gimli as "children" at one time. The combination of this age and experience, combined with his probable experiences in battles long-past has led me to believe that where skill at arms, both with the bow and with the sword, is concerned, Legolas Greenleaf is truly unequaled in the trilogy. By Tolkien's own admission, Legolas accomplished the least of note out of the nine members of the Fellowship, so could he have been introduced as the "warrior" of the group? According to one source- and most of us here will likely agree- Legolas is protrayed in the movies as "an unstoppable fighter, arguably to the point of stealing the show..." And, according to Tolkien himself, "He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgûl, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship..." So, is Legolas the greatest in war of the Fellowship?