As you probably guessed, I am not making a good use of my time on my vacation, as I have browsed every single Tolkien character on the web and know everything Wikipedia and every other site had to say. As a result of this, I'm bored. So, to occupy my time, I searched "Figwit". And now I just have to share what I have found on Tolkien Gateway and Wikipedia! Enjoy!
Figwit (also known as Aegnor and Elf Escort) is the fan-derived name for an Elf extra in Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings.
He soared into a popularity far exceeding his place in the movies when
he was perceived as an extremely beautiful character by female fans() -
and some slash writers. He is played by Bret McKenzie, the son of actor Peter McKenzie. The name comes from a reaction of Tolkien fan Iris Hadad, when Frodo says he will take the Ring, and the film switches to a short shot where Figwit can be seen, and Hadad's initial reaction was "Frodo is grea...Who is THAT?!?" (Figwit is greater, at least on hotness terms). He also is the "Elf Escort" (and is so named in the Return of the King credits) for Arwen in The Return of the King.Director Peter Jackson stated in the DVD commentary for The Return of the King
that Figwit was called back and given dialogue in the third film "just
for fun for the fans" because "so much fuss has been made about him
over the last couple of years".
I forgot to mention that Hadad and her friend created a site called figwitlives.net. As I was saying,
Though he only appeared for about three seconds in the first film,
Figwit's popularity soon blossomed, with Hadad stating that "[the fan
site] got a lot of emails from people who thought they were the only
ones who had noticed that handsome, dark-haired elf".<sup id="cite_ref-guardian_5-0" ="reference"></sup>
Figwit's physical appearance and demeanor are the source of much of his
popularity: he has been noted for his "lithe and graceful" movement,<sup id="cite_ref-telegraph_6-0" ="reference"></sup>"enigmatic broodiness", "haughty demeanor", and "pouty" looks.<sup id="cite_ref-usatoday_2-1" ="reference"></sup>
His fan website proclaims him "in a word, gorgeous. Or another,
stunning... hypnotic... stupendous... captivating... take your pick."<sup id="cite_ref-torontostar_7-0" ="reference"></sup>
McKenzie has stated that the Figwit obsession is "weird", though he is "flattered".<sup id="cite_ref-newsround_8-0" ="reference"></sup>He has remarked that "it's so hilarious because it's been propelled by so little... I'm famous for doing nothing."(Hello?!?! Being GORGEOUS!!!)
Figwit has been a popular subject of poetry, art, discussion,filks.<sup id="cite_ref-torontostar_7-1" ="reference"></sup>He is also a popular subject in slash fan fiction, where he is often named "Melpomaen", a rough, literal Elvish translation of "fig" and "wit", derived from melpo, the Quenya word for fruit (fig),<sup id="cite_ref-12" ="reference"></sup> and maen, the Noldorin word for clever or skilled.
While not as popular as his "brother" Figwit, Meorof was dubbed this title being a Mysterious Elf On (the) Right of Figwit, thus:Meorof. He is played by Blair Morton, and, obviously, appears on the right of Figwit.