“In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!”
Born Artanis Nerwen, she was the only daughter and youngest child of Finarfin, prince of the Ñoldor and Eärwen, whose cousin was Lúthien. Her elder brothers were Finrod Felagund, Angrod, and Aegnor. Galadriel was a niece of Fëanor, one of the most important elves of the First Age. She was one of the greatest of the Eldar in Middle-earth, and surpassed nearly all others in beauty, knowledge, and power.
During the flight of the Noldor from Valinor, Galadriel led her people across the icy expanse of the Helcaraxë, alongside her uncle Fingolfin and her cousin Fingon, eager to arrive to Beleriand and rule a realm of her own.
In the First Age, Galadriel spent much of her time in Doriath and befriended Melian, a Maia who ruled as Queen alongside her husband--and Galadriel's kin--Thingol. From Melian, Galadriel learned many magical skills and gained much power. At this time, she met her future husband Celeborn and made the decision to stay in the city of Menegroth instead of joining her brothers and the rest of the Noldor in their fight against Morgoth.
Galadriel gave birth to her daughter Celebrían in the Second Age, who later married Elrond, founder of Imladris (Rivendell). She was also the bearer of Nenya, one of the three Elven rings crafted by Celebrimbor (one of the game's protagonists, alongside Talion).
- She has only been shown to narrate the prologue in a showing of the game, as well as The Bright Lord DLC.