History Characters / TheHobbit

30th Aug '16 9:52:52 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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** 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.
21st Jul '16 2:24:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: "The Quest of Erebor" in ''Literature/{{Unfinished Tales|of Numenor and Middle Earth}}'', Gandalf states that part of the reason he pushed Bilbo into joining Thorin and Co. on their expedition was because Smaug knows the scent of dwarves too well for them to effect a stealth mission, but the dragon would likely not be familiar with the smell of a hobbit. Smaug, in his ultimate moment of GenreSavvy, overcomes this lack of knowledge by [[spoiler: tracing the origin of Bilbo and the dwarves to Lake-town and attacking there instead.]]



* SmugSnake: Despite his [[GenreSavvy cunning and crafty mind]], Smaug is absolutely sure of his invincibility, showing off his gem-encrusted armor to Bilbo and never once considers the possibility of the hobbit actually finding [[AchillesHeel a weak spot]] [[FatalFlaw to exploit.]]

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* SmugSnake: Despite his [[GenreSavvy cunning and crafty mind]], mind, Smaug is absolutely sure of his invincibility, showing off his gem-encrusted armor to Bilbo and never once considers the possibility of the hobbit actually finding [[AchillesHeel a weak spot]] [[FatalFlaw to exploit.]]
18th Jul '16 12:19:16 PM GothicProphet
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[[folder:The Company]]
!!Bilbo Baggins

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[[folder:The Company]]
!!Bilbo Baggins
!The Company

[[folder: Bilbo Baggins]]



* ImprobableAimingSkills: The books establish early on that Bilbo is impossibly accurate when throwing stones, to the point that he could ''knock birds out of the air.'' (Note that there are plenty of claims that [http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=158818 credit slings] with this kind of accuracy in the hands of expert practitioners.)

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: The books establish early on that Bilbo is impossibly accurate when throwing stones, to the point that he could ''knock birds out of the air.'' (Note that there are plenty of claims that [http://www.[[http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=158818 credit slings] slings]] with this kind of accuracy in the hands of expert practitioners.)




!!Thorin II Oakenshield

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\n!!Thorin [[/folder]]

[[folder: Thorin
II OakenshieldOakenshield]]




!!The Dwarves

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\n!!The Dwarves[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Dwarves]]



[[folder:Friends...]]

!!Gandalf the Grey

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[[folder:Friends...]]

!!Gandalf
!Friends...

[[folder: Gandalf
the Grey
Grey]]




!!Elrond Half-Elven

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\n!!Elrond Half-Elven\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Elrond Half-Elven]]




!!The Lord of the Eagles

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\n!!The [[/folder]]

[[folder: The
Lord of the Eagles
Eagles]]



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Apparently he's named King of All Birds and given a sizable portion of the dwarves' treasure (presumably for his pivotal role in the Battle of Five Armies.)

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Apparently he's named King of All Birds and given a sizable portion of the dwarves' treasure (presumably for his pivotal role in the Battle of Five Armies.)Armies).



* NoNameGiven: This Lord of the Eagles is ''not'' Gwaihir (who features prominently in the sequel), but an earlier holder of the 'crown'.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike most animals in 'The Hobbit,' he can speak Westron (the language used by Bilbo and company).

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* NoNameGiven: This Lord of the Eagles is ''not'' Gwaihir (who features prominently in the sequel), but an earlier holder of the 'crown'.
"crown".
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike most animals in 'The Hobbit,' ''The Hobbit'', he can speak Westron (the language used by Bilbo and company).




!!Beorn

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\n!!Beorn\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Beorn]]




!!The Elvenking

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\n!!The Elvenking[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Elvenking]]




!!Bard the Bowman

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\n!!Bard [[/folder]]

[[folder: Bard
the Bowman
Bowman]]



The captain of Lake-town's archers, he is actually of the lost noble house of Dale. Played by Creator/LukeEvans.

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The captain of Lake-town's archers, he is actually of the lost noble house of Dale. Played by Creator/LukeEvans.
Dale.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: The royal line of Girion have one [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower incredibly lame supernatural ability:]] they understand the speech of birds.

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: The royal line of Girion have one [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower incredibly lame supernatural ability:]] ability]]: they understand the speech of birds.




!!Roäc the Raven

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\n!!Roäc [[/folder]]

[[folder: Roäc
the Raven
Raven]]



* TalkingAnimal: He's talking bird.

!!Dáin II Ironfoot

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* TalkingAnimal: He's a talking bird.

!!Dáin
bird.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dáin
II Ironfoot
Ironfoot]]



* 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).

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* 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 ''250 years old''' old'' (about as old as Naugrim ordinarily get).



* RightfulKingReturns: As Thorin's closest surviving relative, he inherits the kingship of the Lonely Mountain after Thorin (and Fili, and Kili) perished.

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* RightfulKingReturns: As Thorin's closest surviving relative, he inherits the kingship of the Lonely Mountain after Thorin (and Fili, Fíli, and Kili) Kíli) perished.




!!Thráin II

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\n!!Thráin II\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Thráin II]]




!! Thrór

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\n!! Thrór\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Thrór]]






[[folder:...And Foes]]

!!Smaug the Magnificent

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[[folder:...!!...And Foes]]

!!Smaug
Foes

[[folder: Smaug
the Magnificent
Magnificent]]




!!The Trolls: Bert, Tom, and William

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\n!!The [[/folder]]

[[folder: The
Trolls: Bert, Tom, and WilliamWilliam]]




!!The Great Goblin

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\n!!The [[/folder]]

[[folder: The
Great Goblin
Goblin]]




!!Bolg

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\n!!Bolg\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bolg]]



* WeHardlyKnewYou: Is introduced an killed one the same page.

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* WeHardlyKnewYou: Is introduced an and killed one the same page.




!!Azog

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\n!!Azog\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Azog]]




!!Gollum

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\n!!Gollum\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gollum]]




!!Wargs

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\n!!Wargs[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wargs]]




!!The Spiders of Mirkwood

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\n!!The [[/folder]]

[[folder: The
Spiders of Mirkwood
Mirkwood]]




!!The Master of Lake-town

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\n!!The [[/folder]]

[[folder: The
Master of Lake-town
Lake-town]]

->'''People of Lake-town''': ''He may have a good head for business, especially his own business, but he is no good when anything serious happens!''



->'''People of Lake-town''': ''He may have a good head for business, especially his own business, but he is no good when anything serious happens!''




!!The Necromancer

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\n!!The Necromancer\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Necromancer]]




8th Jul '16 3:27:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: He actually ''refrains'' from advising the dwarves since their decisions are their own, but the dwarves greatly respect him.

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* TheObiWan: TheMentor: He actually ''refrains'' from advising the dwarves since their decisions are their own, but the dwarves greatly respect him.
3rd Jun '16 7:22:26 PM DivineDeath
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* AwesomeMcCoolName: A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbo_%28sword%29 bilbo]] is a type of cut-and-thrust sword, similar to a rapier, often used aboard ships. It's an early clue that there's a badass Took within the little Baggins.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbo_%28sword%29 bilbo]] is a type of cut-and-thrust sword, similar to a rapier, that's often used aboard ships. It's an early clue that there's a badass Took within the little Baggins.
3rd Jun '16 7:21:52 PM DivineDeath
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* AwesomeMcCoolName: A [[bilbo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbo_%28sword%29]] is a type of cut-and-thrust sword, similar to a rapier, often used aboard ships. It's an early clue that there's a badass Took within the little Baggins.

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: A [[bilbo https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbo_%28sword%29]] org/wiki/Bilbo_%28sword%29 bilbo]] is a type of cut-and-thrust sword, similar to a rapier, often used aboard ships. It's an early clue that there's a badass Took within the little Baggins.
3rd Jun '16 7:21:26 PM DivineDeath
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* AlliterativeName: '''B'''il'''b'''o '''B'''aggins.



* AwesomeMcCoolName: A [[bilbo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbo_%28sword%29]] is a type of cut-and-thrust sword, similar to a rapier, often used aboard ships. It's an early clue that there's a badass Took within the little Baggins.



%%* ClassicalAntiHero

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%%* ClassicalAntiHero* ClassicalAntiHero: Bilbo starts out as a rather bumbling homebody who's really not cut out for fighting, sneaking, or hiking in the wilderness, and tends to be more of a burden on the company than anything. He evolves into a more heroic figure over time.
8th May '16 3:50:07 PM grapesandmilk
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%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard

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%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard
* {{Badass}}: He's very strong, especially in his bear form.
* BadassBeard: Because bears are big and hairy.



%%* WackyWaysideTribe

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%%* WackyWaysideTribe
* WackyWaysideTribe: They only appear as a brief obstacle.
4th Jan '16 1:24:51 AM Eagal
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* BritishStuffiness: Bilbo is very much modelled on a country squire of Tolkien's era or slightly before: shackled by manners and a code of propriety from expressing himself (even when facing a home invasion by thirteen uninvited guests). Through the story, Bilbo slowly loses those inhibitions via his exposure to the forthright dwarves and learns to speak his mind but tempered with the tact and subtlety of his upbringing. In his conversation with Smaug he's able to amuse the dragon with his riddling speak and yet land a number of solid blows against Smaug's overpowering ego with the surgically precise application of blunt linguistic force.

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* BritishStuffiness: Bilbo is very much modelled modeled on a country squire of Tolkien's era or slightly before: shackled by manners and a code of propriety from expressing himself (even when facing a home invasion by thirteen uninvited guests). Through the story, Bilbo slowly loses those inhibitions via his exposure to the forthright dwarves and learns to speak his mind but tempered with the tact and subtlety of his upbringing. In his conversation with Smaug he's able to amuse the dragon with his riddling speak and yet land a number of solid blows against Smaug's overpowering ego with the surgically precise application of blunt linguistic force.



* ClassicalAntiHero --> TheHero

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* ClassicalAntiHero --> TheHero%%* ClassicalAntiHero



* TheHero

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* %%* TheHero



* IJustWantToBeNormal ''and'' IJustWantToBeBadass: Bilbo is torn between the conflicting sides of his personality: his Baggins side just wants to have a normal, comfortable life, and his Tookish side wants to have adventures.
* IntergenerationalFriendship / InterspeciesFriendship: With the dwarves and Gandalf.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal ''and'' IJustWantToBeBadass: IJustWantToBeNormal: Along with IJustWantToBeBadass. Bilbo is torn between the conflicting sides of his personality: his Baggins side just wants to have a normal, comfortable life, and his Tookish side wants to have adventures.
* IntergenerationalFriendship / InterspeciesFriendship: With IntergenerationalFriendship: Along with InterspeciesFriendship. He's considerably younger than the dwarves and Gandalf.especially Gandalf, but becomes fast friends with them,.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: Compulsory for all dwarves and particularly the king of the Longbeard clan.
** BadassBaritone
** BadassGrandpa: He's the oldest of the dwarves.

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* {{Badass}}
**
BadassBeard: Compulsory for all dwarves and particularly the king of the Longbeard clan.
** %%* BadassBaritone
** * BadassGrandpa: He's the oldest of the dwarves.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Thorin comes to rely on Bilbo just as much as the rest of them.



* RichesToRags > RagsToRiches

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* RichesToRags > RagsToRichesRagsToRiches: Reclaims his kingdom and his wealth.
* RichesToRags: The (once removed) heir to an immensely wealthy kingdom, but was driven out by Orcs.



** NotSoAboveItAll: Then Thorin comes to rely on Bilbo just as much as the rest of them.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: They're mostly PlayedForLaughs until they reclaim the Lonely Mountain and they show they're of a warrior race.



* [[ManInWhite Dwarf In White]]: Glóin wears a white hood. By the time of ''The Lord of the Rings'' he also has a white beard.



* [[HumanPackMule Naugrim Pack Mule]]: Dori.

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* [[HumanPackMule Naugrim Pack Mule]]: HumanPackMule: Dori.



* LethalJokeCharacter / CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: They're mostly PlayedForLaughs until they reclaim the Lonely Mountain and they show they're of a warrior race.

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* LethalJokeCharacter / CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: They're mostly PlayedForLaughs until they reclaim ManInWhite: Glóin wears a white hood. By the Lonely Mountain and they show they're time of ''The Lord of the Rings'' he also has a warrior race. white beard.



* WarriorPrince

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* %%* WarriorPrince



* {{Badass}}
* BadassBeard

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* %%* {{Badass}}
* %%* BadassBeard



* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Our Werebears Are Different:]] Tolkein drew on Slavic myth, not necessarily the more recent forms of shape-shifter myth. Beorn's ability is under his conscious control, and he retains at least enough human mentality to rescue [[spoiler: Thorin]] after he falls in battle. The power seems to run in his bloodline, since some of the Beornings after his time share the ability.

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* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Our Werebears Are Different:]] OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Tolkein drew on Slavic myth, not necessarily the more recent forms of shape-shifter myth. Beorn's ability is under his conscious control, and he retains at least enough human mentality to rescue [[spoiler: Thorin]] after he falls in battle. The power seems to run in his bloodline, since some of the Beornings after his time share the ability.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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* %%* VoluntaryShapeshifting



* ColdSniper

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* %%* ColdSniper



* TheStoic

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* %%* TheStoic



* TalkingAnimal

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* TalkingAnimal
TalkingAnimal: He's talking bird.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking

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* %%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking



* WarriorPrince

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* %%* WarriorPrince



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil Being Tortured Makes You Crazy]]: When Gandalf finds him in Dol Guldur, poor Thrain has gone mad from what he suffered there.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil Being Tortured Makes You Crazy]]: When Gandalf finds him in Dol Guldur, poor Thrain has gone mad from what he suffered there.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking



* TheExile

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* %%* TheExile



* HandicappedBadass

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* %%* HandicappedBadass



* NobleFugitive
* PosthumousCharacter

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* %%* NobleFugitive
* PosthumousCharacterPosthumousCharacter: He's dead before the story starts.



* RichesToRags

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* %%* RichesToRags



* WarriorPrince

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* %%* WarriorPrince



* TheExile

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* %%* TheExile



* NobleFugitive

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* %%* NobleFugitive



* PosthumousCharacter
* RichesToRags

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* PosthumousCharacter
*
PosthumousCharacter: He's dead before the books start.
%%*
RichesToRags



* WarriorPrince

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* %%* WarriorPrince



** AttackItsWeakPoint: Fortunately, Bilbo noticed it, reported it to the dwarves, and was overheard by a bird who took the vital information to the one bowman in Esgaroth who could talk to birds.

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** * AttackItsWeakPoint: Fortunately, Bilbo noticed it, reported it to the dwarves, and was overheard by a bird who took the vital information to the one bowman in Esgaroth who could talk to birds.



** BadassBoast: Bilbo tries to make a comment that he and the company came for revenge on Smaug for everyone he's killed, he responds with a ''VERY'' lengthy one that practically descends into a speech on how awesome he is.

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** * BadassBoast: Bilbo tries to make a comment that he and the company came for revenge on Smaug for everyone he's killed, he responds with a ''VERY'' lengthy one that practically descends into a speech on how awesome he is.



* BreathWeapon

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* BreathWeaponBreathWeapon: He can breathe fire, per being a dragon.



* [[spoiler: FamousLastWords: The last sentence of dialogue he has in the book (not counting his thoughts when he's attacking Lake-Town). Even these are a badass boast.]]

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* [[spoiler: FamousLastWords: The last sentence of dialogue he has in the book (not counting his thoughts when he's attacking Lake-Town). Even these are a badass boast.]]



*** 'Smug' is also a very appropriate homonym.

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*** ** 'Smug' is also a very appropriate homonym.



* SmugSuper

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* SmugSuperSmugSuper: He's very arrogant.



* TheDitz
* AllTrollsAreDifferent

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* %%* TheDitz
* %%* AllTrollsAreDifferent



* FauxAffablyEvil

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* %%* FauxAffablyEvil



* ImAHumanitarian
* PsychopathicManchild

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* %%* ImAHumanitarian
* %%* PsychopathicManchild



* VillainousGlutton
* WackyWaysideTribe

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* %%* VillainousGlutton
* %%* WackyWaysideTribe



* LargeAndInCharge

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* LargeAndInChargeLargeAndInCharge: He's larger than most other Orcs.



* LargeAndInCharge

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* LargeAndInChargeLargeAndInCharge: He's bigger than his kin and is in charge.



%%* PosthumousCharacter



* PosthumousCharacter
* SmugSnake

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* PosthumousCharacter
*
%%* SmugSnake



* SavageWolves

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* %%* SavageWolves



* GiantSpider
* GlowingEyesOfDoom

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* GiantSpider
*
GiantSpider: They're big ass spiders.
%%*
GlowingEyesOfDoom



* PrimalFear

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* %%* PrimalFear
5th Dec '15 12:38:39 PM pepsimax
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The captain of Lake-town's archers, he is actually of the lost noble house of Dale.

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The captain of Lake-town's archers, he is actually of the lost noble house of Dale.
Dale. Played by Creator/LukeEvans.
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