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16th Aug '16 12:09:13 PM MrDeath
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* PrematureEmpowerment: Although no actual "empowerment" was involved, Gandalf turned Bilbo Baggins into a dwarf-accompanying burglar practically before he had time to do the dishes. The dwarves did wash those dishes for him though, which was nice.
15th Aug '16 11:23:18 PM Fiwen9430
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* PrematureEmpowerment: Although no actual "empowerment" was involved, Gandalf turned Bilbo Baggins into a dwarf-accompanying burglar practically before he had time to do the dishes. The dwarfs did wash those dishes for him though, which was nice.

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* PrematureEmpowerment: Although no actual "empowerment" was involved, Gandalf turned Bilbo Baggins into a dwarf-accompanying burglar practically before he had time to do the dishes. The dwarfs dwarves did wash those dishes for him though, which was nice.
14th Aug '16 3:11:14 AM morenohijazo
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* PrematureEmpowerment: Although no actual "empowerment" was involved, Gandalf turned Bilbo Baggins into a dwarf-accompanying burglar practically before he had time to do the dishes. The dwarfs did wash those dishes for him though, which was nice.
28th Jul '16 5:26:05 PM Vilui
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** In later editions this sequel hook is removed, and instead at the end the reader is directed to the Ring trilogy for further adventures.

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** In later editions this sequel hook is removed, and instead at the end the reader is directed to ''The Lord of the Ring trilogy Rings'' for further adventures.
11th Jul '16 7:34:59 PM IronicMouse
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* UnderhandedHero: In order to prevent a useless war between allies, Bilbo steals the Arkenstone, the reason the dwarves even came to the mountain in the first place, and hands it over to the elves so they can bargain for a ceasefire.
8th Jul '16 3:27:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Gandalf guides the party and helps Bilbo develop into a competent "adventurer," but he does not use his considerable powers to just do the job for them. And then he goes off to deal with the Necromancer, leaving the party to fend for themselves.



* TheObiWan: Gandalf guides the party and helps Bilbo develop into a competent "adventurer," but he does not use his considerable powers to just do the job for them. And then he goes off to deal with the Necromancer, leaving the party to fend for themselves.
26th Jun '16 10:58:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* SeriousBusiness: In-universe, the riddle game is regarded as "sacred" and the prose says that even a lowly creature like Gollum is hesitant to cheat at it.

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* SeriousBusiness: In-universe, the riddle game is regarded as "sacred" and the prose says that even a lowly creature like Gollum is hesitant to cheat at it. The sequel mentions that there's in-universe debate over whether Bilbo's last question is technically cheating, but it gets a pass because Gollum negotiated special rules (he accepted it on the condition of getting extra guesses) and therefore loses any grounds to challenge it.
12th Jun '16 10:45:22 PM DontJinxUs
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* BearsAreBadNews: Beorn plays TheBerserker trope quite literally, being a VoluntaryShapeshifter who becomes a were-bear in battle. You definitely don't want to cross him, though fortunately, he's mostly Bad News only to goblins and wolves.

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* BearsAreBadNews: Beorn plays TheBerserker trope quite literally, being a VoluntaryShapeshifter who becomes a were-bear an enormous bear in battle. You definitely don't want to cross him, though fortunately, he's mostly Bad News only to goblins and wolves.
26th Apr '16 4:36:20 PM Josef5678
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* OffModel: Tolkien always had a specific design for Gollum in mind, and tried his best to write of that in the text. The way he looks in the Peter Jackson films (and most book printings from the 60s onward) is pretty much how everyone expects Gollum to look. However, in the earliest printings of the book, the illustrators hired had very different ideas for Gollum's appearance, so [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness it can be strange to look through old printings]] and see Gollum [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f8/30/fc/f830fcbc16fb7ba25c181971365ddb80.jpg looking like a strange yeti]] in one printing, while looking [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/08/8a/37/088a37bc9a0494a721c392b54a087d7d.gif eel-like in another.]]
26th Apr '16 4:21:43 PM Josef5678
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first version of the book, Gollum willingly bet the Ring. [[OutOfCharacter For obvious reasons after Tolken started writing Lord of the Rings]] he removed this in later versions.
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