‘It is said that the Hornburg has never fallen to assault,’ said Théoden; ‘but now my heart is doubtful. The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. How shall any tower withstand such numbers and such reckless hate?
tolrone: “ Then Thorondor bore up Glorfindel’s body out of abyss, and they buried him in a mound of stones beside the pass; and a green turf came there, and yellow flowers bloomed upon it amid the barrenness of stone, until the world was changed.
The Lord of the Rings. Gandalf the Wizard VS the Balrog. In the end, they both die at each other's hands, but the Balrog going first, and Gandalf falling off the cliffs of Khazad-Dum to a bottomless abyss.