9. Aragorn And Arwen
The love between Aragorn and Arwen is a huge part of the story of the Lord of the Rings.
Born as a Ranger of the north, Aragorn's future was realised by Elrond who raised him as a son when his parents died. Aragorn knew he had to lead the people of Middle Earth to freedom before he could take his place on the throne of Gondor
Arwen is the daughter of Elrond and immortal, but she chooses to give her immortality away to be with Aragorn. Her father doesn't approve of the match, not wanting to lose his daughter, but is willing to allow it to go ahead for her sake.
After his coronation, Aragorn began a program of rebuilding and re-establishment of Gondor's former greatness. He was also responsible for renewing the cooperation between the races of Elves, Dwarves and Men that had been lost. He re-established Orthanc as a tower of Gondor and took away many of the treasures and secrets that Saruman had gathered there.
Aragorn ruled for 122 years and died aged 210, passing on his crown to his son Eldarion. Filled with grief, Arwen travelled to Lothlorien where a year later she died, being buried in the forest.