History Characters / TheHobbit

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.
27th Sep '17 6:20:48 AM Theriocephalus
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* LazyDragon: Smaug appears to have simply been sitting on his gold for an exceedingly long time until he is enraged by Bilbo stealing from him and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* LazyDragon: Smaug appears to have simply been sitting on his gold for an exceedingly long time time, until he is enraged by Bilbo stealing from him and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
27th Sep '17 4:40:33 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* LazyDragon: Smaug appears to have simply been sitting on his gold for an exceedingly long time until he is enraged by Bilbo stealing from him and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
15th Sep '17 12:31:25 PM shawnmstewart
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Smaug will always be a threat since he's a huge, flying, fire-breathing monster. However, his life's ambition was to win a treasure hoard to sit on and a quiet place to sleep on it, which he accomplished years before. He hasn't been actively terrorizing anybody in decades and as far as we can tell had no plans to do so - unless someone were to provoke him.
9th May '17 11:26:05 AM Andrewjpet12
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* ScheherezadeGambit: He keeps Gollum from eating him by proposing him a game of riddles.
** Actually, Gollum is the one who proposes the riddle game, while trying to think of a way to eat Bilbo without facing down his sword. But Bilbo definitely accepts in order to buy time.
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