History Characters / TheHobbit

22nd Dec '17 11:10:39 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassGrandpa: He's the oldest of the dwarves.



* GrumpyOldMan: For most of the book - until he becomes King and he dresses up in armor, revealing his inner BadassGrandpa.

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* GrumpyOldMan: For most of the book - until he becomes King and he dresses up in armor, revealing his inner BadassGrandpa.soldier.



* BadassBeard: All Thorin's company sport them
* BadassGrandpa: Balin, the most visibly old of the company.

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* BadassBeard: All Thorin's company sport them
* BadassGrandpa: Balin, the most visibly old of the company.
them.



* BadassGrandpa: During the last days of The War of The Ring, he literally ''leads'' the armies of the North, donning his full armor and arms despite being ''250 years old'' (about as old as Naugrim ordinarily get).
22nd Dec '17 10:22:46 PM Boson
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* WeHardlyKnewYou: Is introduced and killed one the same page.

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* WeHardlyKnewYou: Is introduced and killed one on the same page.
19th Nov '17 1:43:12 PM Gaon
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%%* TheHero

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%%* TheHero* TheHero: They're the central heroes of the quest for Erebor, and thus the book.



%%* BadassBaritone

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%%* BadassBaritone* BadassBaritone: Thorin is said to speak in a low baritone, particularly suited for singing, and quite intimidating.



%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking

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%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Lord of the Iron Hills ([[spoiler: and later King under the Mountain]]) and a supreme badass who's a force to be reckoned with.



%%* WarriorPrince

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%%* WarriorPrince* WarriorPrince: Killed Azog while he was (by Dwarven standards) a young regal teenager.



%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking

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%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Fought proudly in the wars of Dwarves and Orcs.



%%* TheExile

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%%* TheExile* TheExile: As the Lonely Mountain was claimed by Smaug, he and his people went into exile.



%%* HandicappedBadass

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%%* HandicappedBadass* HandicappedBadass: Despite missing an eye, he remained an effective warrior.



%%* NobleFugitive

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%%* NobleFugitive* NobleFugitive: Always on the run, trying to make a living after the loss of his throne.



%%* RichesToRags

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%%* RichesToRags* RichesToRags: Lost his fortune and throne to Smaug.



%%* WarriorPrince

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%%* WarriorPrince* WarriorPrince: Was already fighting in the frontlines even before Thror perished.



%%* TheExile

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%%* TheExile* TheExile: Smaug took his kingdom, so he wanders.



%%* NobleFugitive

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%%* NobleFugitive* NobleFugitive: A king on the run.



%%* RichesToRags

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%%* RichesToRags* RichesToRags: Devoid of his throne by Smaug's wrath.



%%* TheDitz
%%* AllTrollsAreDifferent

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%%* TheDitz
%%* AllTrollsAreDifferent
* TheDitz: None of them is particularly bright, being easily fooled by Bilbo and Gandalf.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: These are rather traditional, excepting their surprising degree of intelligence and affability.



%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil* FauxAffablyEvil: They're quite friendly for monstrous trolls.



%%* ImAHumanitarian
%%* PsychopathicManchild

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%%* ImAHumanitarian
%%* PsychopathicManchild
* ImAHumanitarian: They'd eat aynything, really, so they're not above eating Men, Elves, Dwarves or Hobbits.
* PsychopathicManchild: Rather childlike in their cruelty.



%%* VillainousGlutton

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%%* VillainousGlutton* VillainousGlutton: Eating is what they live for and what puts them against the heroes.



%%* PosthumousCharacter

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%%* PosthumousCharacter* PosthumousCharacter: We only hear about him after his death.



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* SmugSnake* SmugSnake: Arrogantly killed King Thror. Which didn't end well for him when the Dwarves went into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.



%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom

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%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The company sees "glowing eyes, in the dark" watching them, before the spiders reveal themselves.
19th Nov '17 1:32:02 PM Gaon
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* BadassBystander / HeroicBystander: Effectively how he is introduced. Smaug is setting Laketown ablaze and everyone is running for their lives. A random man decides to stay and fight, and that man turns out to be Bard the Bowman.



* TheCassandra: Warns that the Dwarves will bring trouble and that Smaug is coming for them. No one listens.



%%* ColdSniper

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%%* ColdSniper* ColdSniper: Bard is quite cool-headed and quite the marksman, though he's not evil.



* TheDragonslayer: He tries to become this when Smaug attacks Laketown. [[spoiler: And eventually succeeds.]]



* ImpoverishedPatrician: His grandfather was Girion, Lord of Dale. After Smaug's attack his family was left with nothing and he's a simple bowman by the time we meet him.



%%* TheStoic

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%%* TheStoic* TheStoic: His grim and gruff nature doesn't allow for a vast repertoire of emotions.
14th Nov '17 9:12:32 PM Caps-luna
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* {{Fiction 500}}: ''Forbes'' has [[http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/fictional-15-12/smaug.html done]] [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2011/04/06/how-much-is-smaug-tolkei-dragon-worth/ extensive]] [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2012/04/23/how-much-is-a-dragon-worth-revisited/ research]] on the question of just how rich he really is. The final official tally has him richer than Bill Gates, but not quite as rich as Carlos Slim Helu. Smaug is said to be the wealthiest character in fiction.

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* {{Fiction 500}}: ''Forbes'' has [[http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/fictional-15-12/smaug.html done]] [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2011/04/06/how-much-is-smaug-tolkei-dragon-worth/ extensive]] [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2012/04/23/how-much-is-a-dragon-worth-revisited/ research]] on the question of just how rich he really is. The final official tally has him richer than Bill Gates, but not quite as rich as Carlos Slim Helu. Smaug is said was once considered to be the wealthiest character in fiction.fiction until dethroned by Scrooge McDuck.
3rd Nov '17 9:33:05 PM MarauderSky
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* TheBabyOfTheBunch: At the youthful age of 50.
22nd Oct '17 10:14:22 PM NOYB
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* LineageComesFromTheFather: Subverted, since it's his mother Belladonna's Took lineage that's significant to his joining the quest.

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* LineageComesFromTheFather: Subverted, since it's his mother Belladonna's Took lineage that's significant to his joining the quest.quest when his father Bungo's Baggins lineage would have him stay at home.
22nd Oct '17 10:13:18 PM NOYB
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* LineageComesFromTheFather: Subverted, since it's his mother Belladonna's Took lineage that's significant to his joining the quest.
19th Oct '17 7:18:13 PM FateStayWho
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* TheLoad: They serve next to no purpose for most of the book.



* OneManArmy: The eagles weren't enough to turn the tide of the battle against the goblin army. Beorn was.



%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Switches from being a man and a giant black bear.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGoldJerkWithAHeartOfGold: He holds the dwarves prisoner, but also provides aid to the people of Laketown after it's destroy by Smaug.


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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Once he appears he appears, Biblo is pushed to the sidelines, up until Bard actually departs from the story.


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* LargeHam: Quite possibly the single hammiest character in Toklien's works.


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* VillainHasAPoint: Deconstructs Thorin's entire quest; pointing out how it would be impossible to steal the gold piece by piece and get down the mountain even without his interference. He also deduces that Biblo was promised a share of the treasure, but no transportation or guards for it, making it impossible to get it back home.


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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Since he's appears in the book on-page, he has no real characterization and exists only as a reason to keep Gandalf out of the story.


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* OffStageVillainy: While his evil would be elaborated on in later books, it's only hinted at without much elaboration here.
* VillainOfAnotherStory: One that would become far more important than the events of this story.
12th Oct '17 1:10:20 AM WolfMattGrey
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* EastwardEndeavor: Bilbo gets dragged into the dwarves' quest to get Smaug's treasure in the east. He's more or less useless at the beginning, but some incidents later (including getting [[ArtifactOfDoom the One Ring]] and saving the party from huge spiders) he becomes much more competent. In the end, his experiences turned him into a full GentlemanAdventurer.
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