FaramirFaramir - Younger brother of Boromir who became Denethor's heir upon Boromir's death.


"Boromir, five years the elder, beloved by his father, was like him in face and pride, but in little else.  Rather he was a man after the sort of King Eärnur of old, taking no wife and delighting chiefly in arms: fearless and strong, but caring little for lore, save the tales of old battles.  Faramir the younger was like him in looks but otherwise in mind.  He read the hearts of men as shrewdly as his father, but what he read moved him sooner to pity than to scorn.  He was gentle in bearing, and a lover of lore and of music, and therefore by many in those days his courage was judged less than his brother's.  But it was not so, except that he did not seek glory in danger without a purpose.  He welcomed Gandalf at such times as he came to the City, and he learned what he could from his wisdom; and in this as in many other matters he displeased his father." ~The Return of the King (Appendix A)