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"I don't like dwarves, they're greedy, and care nothing about the lives of creatures they deem lesser than themselves. But I hate Orcs more. What do you need?"

Species: Skin-changer

Portrayed by: Mikael Persbrandt

Voiced by: Octavio Rojas (Latin American Spanish dub)

Appears in: The Desolation of Smaug | The Battle of the Five Armies

"What did you go near goblins for? Stupid thing to do!"

Chieftain of the Beornings of Western Mirkwood. Also a shapeshifter with the ability to transform into a bear.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The scenes at Beorn's house are some of the funniest in the book with Gandalf's elaborate scheme to gain the cranky-but-decent Beorn's hospitality and he's quite cheerful. There's no Last of His Kind, either — in fact, there may have been more like him, because his sons formed their own clan by the time of Lord of the Rings.
    • The elaborate scheme made it into the extended edition. Beorn, however, still acts quite hostile rather than the Boisterous Bruiser he is in the book.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Beorn is harsher and more menacing to the dwarves than he was in the book, and is introduced attacking them in bear form.
  • Animorphism: Has the ability to transform into a giant, savage bear.
  • Anti-Hero: He may be a decent guy with an affinity to animals, but he doesn't like Dwarves and only agrees to help the Company having heard of Azog's pursuit.
  • Badass Baritone: As befitting a man of his stature.
  • Badass Beard: A massive one, including a truly prodigious quantity of body hair, due to his alternate form.
  • Bears Are Bad News: His bear form is "unpredictable" - read: liable to chase down and eat passersby, and he's not easy to kill.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He isn't evil by any means, but once he turns into his bear form he knows neither friend nor foe.
  • The Big Guy: He's of immense size and strength for a man, and retains his size and strength in bear-form.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His enormous, fluffy brows obscure most of his forehead.
  • The Cavalry: Arrives at the Battle of the Five Armies riding one of the eagles. Then jumps off the eagles, turns into a bear mid-air and rampages through the Orc army.
  • The Dreaded: Orcs refer to his bear form as "The Beast", and Azog was so afraid of him he wouldn't go after the company while he was nearby.
  • Demoted to Extra: After a decent showing in Desolation, his appearance in Five Armies is sadly reduced to a mere cameo.
    • He was planned to feature a subplot in the film, but it was cut out.
  • Enemy Mine: With the Dwarves because of the Orcs.
  • Fantastic Racism: His hostility towards the dwarves is simply because he doesn't like their kind. Thankfully, he dislikes Orcs even more.
    Beorn: I don't like dwarves. They're greedy... and blind. Blind to the lives of those they deem lesser than their own. But Orcs I hate more.
  • Gentle Giant: Zig-Zagged. His bear form is vicious, and he dislikes Dwarves and Orcs. On the other hand, he cares deeply for animals, and is seen cradling a tiny mouse in his huge hands. He's also genuinely intrigued by Bilbo and doesn't appear to harbor any hostility towards hobbits and other small, peace-loving creatures.
  • Last of His Kind: He's the last living skin-changer in Middle-Earth, as many of the others were slain by Azog.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He turns into a giant bear so it's a given.
  • Made a Slave: A former slave of Azog, like many others of his race. He still has cuffs on his wrists in human form.
  • Meaningful Name: "Beorn" is an Anglicisation of bjørn, Danish/Norwegian for "bear". It also means 'warrior' in Old English.
  • Morphic Resonance: The design team were keen that he didn't simply appear as a large, bearded man in his humanoid form. He was therefore given a mane-like hairstyle and facial prosthetics that suggested a bestial, Ambiguously Human quality to help distinguish him as a race apart.
  • Nature Lover: Given his lines when he grabs a mouse.
  • Production Foreshadowing: Some promotional material prior to the release of An Unexpected Journey featured Gandalf talking to Beorn in his bear form. The character first appears in The Desolation of Smaug. See here.
  • Shapeshifter: Known as a "skin-changer" in-universe, Beorn can assume the form of a giant black bear. It's difficult to see, but it seems that his clothes change with him, something which is never addressed in the book as he never changes skin on-screen there.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The orcs caged and tortured his people for sport, and he's now the only survivor.
  • Trauma Inn: His giant-sized home provides a much needed respite for the Company, following their escape from the Goblin King's brood and Azog's wargs at the close of An Unexpected Journey.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: A variant, the orcs aren't foolhardy enough to tangle with him in bear form which allow the Company to reach the forest without resistance.


"There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of men for this treachery."

Species: Ent

Portrayed by: John Rhys-Davies

Voiced by: Maynardo Zavala (Latin American Spanish dub)

Appears in: The Two Towers | The Return of the King

"I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side. Nobody cares for the woods anymore."

Treebeard, or Fangorn in Elvish, is the second-oldest being in Middle-earth (after the very first Elf to awaken far in the east, Círdan the Shipwright, still living in Middle-Earth), and the namesake of one of the only remaining primordial forests in Middle-earth. Despite his great age, Treebeard is not counted among the Wise, and is quite unsophisticated.

If you are not hasty, check out his self-demonstrating page.

  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Like anything to do with Ents, Treebeard's discussion to join the war would have taken quite a bit longer. Saruman's burning of Fangorn sped that up significantly.
  • Badass Baritone: As voiced by John Rhys-Davies and further processed in post-production, Treebeard has a very deep, resonant voice.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Gentle and kindly most of the time. Can tear up stone like tissue paper when protecting his forest. Pippin even points this out to Merry.
  • Big "NO!": The howl Treebeard let out when he saw Saruman's devastation definitely sounded like one.
  • Captain Obvious: The first (and only) thing that Treebeard and the other Ents agree about Merry and Pippin after hours of discussion? That Merry and Pippin are not orcs.
  • Composite Character: While primarily based on his namesake of the book, he borrows some elements from the younger ent Quickbeam (being the hobbits' closest friend among the ents), who is missing from the film. The Extended Edition also gives some of Tom Bombadil's scenes and lines to him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Justified, He's not kindly disposed to Orcs, or anything that looks like it might be an Orc, thanks to their treatment of trees.
    Treebeard: Never heard of a Hobbit before. Sounds like Orc mischief to me. They come with axes. They come with fire! Gnawing, breaking, biting, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers, curse them!
  • Gaia's Revenge: Ents were made specifically to protect the forests from mortal depredations. No surprise that he and the Ents destroy the huge industrial factory that's been deforesting their "herd".
  • Heroic Neutral: As he says, he's not participating in any of this War of the Ring stuff because everyone's forgotten about caring for the woods he loves.
  • The Last Dance: He calls the attack on Isengard "The Last March of The Ents", believing that he and his brothers all walk to their doom. Rather inaccurate, considering they stomp so badly the Ents take almost no casualties in the attack.
  • Neutral No Longer: Marches against Saruman in response to the direct attack on Fangorn. In addition, the extended cut shows the Huorns departing for Helm's Deep at the same time, to cut off the Uruk-hai retreat, resulting in a near-100% casualty rate of Saruman's army.
  • Plant Person: Essentially a big mobile tree. (Other Ents look more specificlly like particular tree species.)
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Either because of his sheer age, or just because of the Entish mindset, but he does seem a little odd sometimes, including zoning out talking to Merry and Pippin.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: His picture quote says it all.
  • Time Abyss: Perhaps the third-oldest physical creature (not counting Maiar) in Middle-Earth. Círdan, having awoken with the first generation of Elves at Cuiviénen way back in the Years of the Trees, is older still.
  • Verbal Tic: Hmmmm, don't be hasty, now...
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Saruman used to have long chats, before the Ents went to sleep. Saruman's turn to evil put paid to that, and even more so when Treebeard finds he's cut down some of Fangorn.
  • When Trees Attack: With a vengeance! When Saruman has burned down the trees near Fangorn, Treebeard and the rest of the living Ents decide to 'go to war' by flooding Isengard.


Radagast the Brown
"A dark power has found its way back into the world."

Species: Maia

Portrayed by: Sylvester McCoy

Voiced by: Eduardo Tejedo (Latin American Spanish dub)

Appears in: An Unexpected Journey | The Desolation of Smaug | The Battle of the Five Armies

"Just give me a minute. Um...Oh! I had a thought and now I've lost it. It was right there, on the tip of my tongue! Oh! It's not a thought at all! It's a silly old... stick insect."

One of the five Istari sent to Middle-earth to aid the Free Peoples by the Valar. In addition to combating Sauron, Radagast was also given the additional task of watching over Middle-earth's flora and fauna by the Vala Yavanna (who he served as a Maia). By far the silliest-looking of their number, he is nonetheless a formidable foe of the evil infesting Mirkwood, and the first to realize the threat growing in Dol Guldur.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Apart from Gandalf he doesn't get that much respect from the rest of the Wise and is never part of the (onscreen) White Council (it's implied Saruman had something to do with that). Indeed, when Gandalf is rescued from Dol Guldur he's in a non-combatant role. He gets Gandalf out and that's it.
  • Adaptational Badass: The books never show how capable he is, as he barely appears at all, but in the first film he fights off the Witch-King himself with ease!
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: His book counterpart was more of a mysterious character than a funny one.
  • Badass Adorable: To an extent. His rabbits, on the other hand, are definitely this.
  • Badass Boast: When Gandalf warns him that trying to draw the wargs away from the Company might not be such a good idea:
    Gandalf: These are Gungabad wargs! They will outrun you!
    Radagast: These are Rhosgobel rabbits. I'd like to see them try.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may seem silly, but he's still a Wizard, which puts him on equal footing with Gandalf and Saruman.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up to rescue Gandalf from Dol Gurdur in the third movie, and again with the eagles in the climax.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: The movies invented the idea that he travels on a sled pulled by giant rabbits, who can outrun wargs and bats.
    • Animals Not to Scale: Actually an aversion. At first, Jackson and his production team thought they'd have to design larger than real life rabbits, designing them from scratch so they'd have to spend extra time figuring out their musculature and movement. There was also some slight worry that rabbits large enough to pull the sled would seem a bit too fantastic (granted, in a movie with a dragon in it). Then they did some research and found out that the largest rabbit breed, the Flemish Giant rabbit, actually does grow as big as sled-dogs. So Radagast's rabbits actually are based on real-life animals.
  • Canon Immigrant: From The Lord of the Rings; in the book of The Hobbit he is only mentioned in passing. However, he was cut out of The Movie of The Lord of the Rings, so perhaps it's only fair.
  • The Cavalry: Arrives at the Battle of the Five Armies with the Eagles and Beorn. As Gandalf told him to gather the birds and beasts it's likely he was responsible for this.
  • Character Exaggeration: He wasn't described much in Tolkien's writings other than being more interested in the forests than the people of Middle-earth. In the film, he's clearly more absent-minded and even rides a sled pulled by rabbits.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Word of God says that his staff is the second one used by Gandalf in LOTR, the first having been taken from him by Saruman. See here. The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition adds a scene where Radagast loans his staff to Gandalf, whose own staff was disintegrated by Sauron in Desolation of Smaug.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He lets birds nest under his hat, for starters.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: People like Elrond and Saruman don't take him seriously at all, but he banishes a herd of marauding spiders from his home with arcane power-word incantations (and brings an adorable hedgehog named Sebastian back from the dead — well, mostly dead), faces off against the Witch-king without blinking and leads a warband of orcs on a merry chase with his rabbit sled without a care in the world.
    • Is the most powerful wizard in Middle-earth besides Saruman and Gandalf, and won't clean the bird poop from his hair. Which might be a reference to a previous eccentric hidden badass Sylvester played.
  • Druid: The basis of his design and character, albeit a highly eccentric variation.
  • Foil: To Saruman. They both live in isolation as opposed to wandering around Middle-earth like Gandalf. But while Saruman lives in the regal tower of Orthanc, Radagast lives in a humble ramshackle cottage called Rhosgobel. Radagast cares for the trees and animals as his friends, while Saruman with his mind of "metal and wheels" sees trees as only fuel for his war engines, including the ones inside Isengard's park.
  • Freudian Trio: The Id to Saruman's Superego and Gandalf's Ego. He's also played by Sylvester McCoy.
  • Friend to All Living Things: His hair is a bird's nest, so you know it. He also uses his powers to bring back a hedgehog from near death.
  • G-Rated Drug: Mushrooms, according to Saruman.
  • The Hermit: Lives alone except for his animal friends
  • Horse of a Different Color: In the movie, he drives a sled pulled by rabbits.
  • Mission Control: He doesn't fight alongside Gandalf, but his connection to nature enables him to receive messengers (most prominently butterflies) and send in allies such as the Eagles and Beorn.
  • Nature Lover:
    • He spends most of his time in the Greenwood looking after the plants and animals (in addition to defeating Sauron, he was also tasked by Yavanna to look after the wildlife of Middle-earth). When the Necromancer's Shadow turns it into Mirkwood he freaks out, because not even he can stop it.
    • His home Rhosgobel has a tree growing through it — it wasn't built around the tree, a sapling sprouted up in his house and over many years grew into a huge tree and deformed the walls of his home, which he just modified and repaired to fit around it. As Jackson explained in a behind-the-scenes video, it's not that Radagast didn't notice that the sapling was getting too big, but he is firmly against taking any life if he doesn't have to, he doesn't destroy, so he just adapted to make space and let nature be. A complete contrast with Saruman's future views about nature, that forests as just fuel to burn.
  • Nice Hat: An ushanka, specifically.
  • Non-Action Guy: Zig-zagged. It's clear that at least Saruman doesn't have a lot of faith in Radagast's skills, but then we are shown the Wizard fending off the Witch-King and escaping from Sauron himself; and then, when he appears with the White Council raiding Dol Guldur, he is the only who doesn't fight, only appearing to evacuate the weakened Gandalf.
  • The Needs of the Many: In The Desolation of Smaug he persuades Gandalf that helping the Company is less important than saving the world.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He gets this in The Desolation of Smaug. His silly aspects are mostly gone, and he becomes more grim and serious as he says "the world is in grave danger" when he realizes the full extent of the threat.
  • The Pig-Pen: He's got a bird's nest in his hair, so it's natural that he's got a huge trail of accumulated and dried-up bird dung down the side of his head.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: His only mentioned power. Most characters seem to think it's a bit useless. As McCoy explained in his behind-the-scenes video on Radagast, this is sort of in real life, too: McCoy already knew how to make very accurate bird-calls and has been doing so for years. So when Radagast whistles and chirps at birds, that isn't an added sound effect, that's the actor actually "speaking fluent Bird".
  • Really 700 Years Old: He doesn't look young, but he certainly doesn't look 2000.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: When Gandalf is investigating the tomb of the Nazgûl, Radagast suddenly appears behind him, very effectively startling him.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: No explanation is ever given why he never appears in The Lord of the Rings. The last we see of him is leading the Eagles into battle against the Orcs in The Battle of the Five Armies or, in the extended edition, standing besides to Gandalf and Beorn in Thorin's funeral.
  • The Wonka: He certainly doesn't look like an angelic emissary of the gods, but...
  • Trap Is the Only Option: To Gandalf:
    Radagast: What if it's a trap?
    Gandalf: It's undoubtedly a trap.
  • The Worf Effect: He's a very powerful Wizard, but that fact he's unable to stop the Necromancer from corrupting the Greenwood into Mirkwood save for his home in Rhosgobel shows just how deadly that threat to Middle-earth is.
  • Willfully Weak: Like the rest of the Wizards, Radagast is actually operating at only a fraction of his full power. This is deliberate as the Valar decided to clothe the Wizards in the bodies of old men as they are meant to combat Sauron by wisdom and persuasion not brute strength or force.
  • Wizard Beard: Not of the cleanest kind.

    The Eagles 

The Eagles of Manwë

Species: Eagle

Appear in: An Unexpected Journey | The Battle of the Five Armies | The Fellowship of the Ring | The Return of the King

"Eagles! The Eagles are coming!"

Giant and sentient birds that are the heralds of Manwë and were originally sent to Middle-earth by the Valar to keep an eye on the exiled Ñoldorin Elves. They have since aided the Free Peoples in their fight against the evils of Morgoth and Sauron for millennia.
  • Animals Not to Scale: They are much, much larger than normal eagles, so large in fact that they can comfortably carry dwarves and hobbits and even Gandalf on their backs whilst in flight.
  • The Cavalry: They have a tendency of performing this role a lot for our heroes:
    • Gwaihir (the Lord of the Eagles) rescues Gandalf from his prison atop Orthanc in The Fellowship of the Ring.
    • A group of them arrive during the Battle at the Black Gate in The Return of the King, attacking and fending off the Nazgûl and their giant Fell Beasts.
    • Two of them arrive just in time to rescue Frodo and Sam from the erupting Mount Doom, also in The Return of the King.
    • A group of them arrive to fight off Azog and his orc pack and rescue the Company at the end of An Unexpected Journey.
    • A group of them again arrive with Radagast and Beorn just as things are starting to look very bleak indeed for the good guys in The Battle of the Five Armies and then swiftly turn the tide of the battle, ploughing through the armies of orcs with ease.
  • Divine Birds: They are the heralds of Manwë, the King of the Valar and the King of all Arda, the entire world of which Middle-earth is just a continent.
  • Horse of a Different Color: A variation on the trope, as they are large enough to be ridden and they do carry various characters throughout the films, but it is not their primary purpose. They are sentient, highly intelligent and non-domesticated birds who merely assist the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in times of dire need.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: The eagles are mighty, elegant and noble birds and they are firmly on the side of good.
  • The Voiceless: They are never shown speaking in the films, even though their literary counterparts could talk. However, the Lord of the Rings video game War in the North (which takes place in the continuity of the Peter Jackson films) confirms that the eagles are capable of speech.


The Shire

    In General 


"Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream..."
- Sam

Hobbits are the main focus of the first half of The Fellowship of the Ring and supply the primary characters of the rest of the story. They're merely an offshoot of Men, but they and everybody else (except Elves) view them as a separate people. They're most notable for their small size, about three or four feet tall; Hobbits usually have curly brown hair (on their heads and the tops of their feet) and a light tan complexion, looking very much like small, plump Men. They live primarily in the Shire, where they blissfully ignore the rest of Middle-earth aside from the occasional traveling Dwarves, living lives of leisure, gossip, feasting, and frequent parties. Despite their softness, Hobbits have good common sense and sober up quickly when trouble comes calling, taking up arms to protect their communities.

A few Hobbits also live in the town of Bree, east of the Shire, where they mingle freely with the local "Big People" and are on the whole a little more worldly.

Like all Mortals, Hobbits have the "Gift of Men" (see below).
  • Adaptational Attractiveness:
    • The Fellowship Hobbits (arguably aside from Sam) pretty much play this straight. Frodo especially. In the books, Hobbits are widely plain and portly but good-natured.
    • The Hobbit has the younger Bilbo hit with, too, even if he is kept as middle-aged.
  • Arcadia: Subverted in that it is no more a utopian paradise than any other nice place to live. While the Shire does have the idyllic, rural and unspoiled look of the typical Arcadia, the Hobbits are portrayed as very parochial, somewhat small-minded, and generally uncaring of what goes on outside the Shire.
  • Audience Surrogate: The Shire is the rural hinterland of nowhere as far as most big, important historical events of Middle-earth are concerned, and the Hobbits are largely ignorant of what's been going on outside their borders. They are thus used (and intended) to receive some of the exposition the audience needs. (Of course, lots of other exposition had to go into the Appendices.)
  • Badass Normal / Badass Adorable: Oh yes. Just ask the ones who ventured 'there and back again'.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Hobbits will fight if push comes to shove.
  • Big Eater: Hobbits are really, really into food. Maybe it's their small size giving them a hyperactive metabolism, but they eat more than full-sized Men.
  • The Clan: Prefer to live in large family groups almost like Scottish clans, although usually not for self-defense reasons.
  • Close-Knit Community: Gandalf's appreciation for Hobbit-kind began when, in the brutal Long Winter of 2758-2759, he saw neighbors who had little enough for themselves taking pity on their neighbors and sharing. It was through this community spirit that the Shire survived.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Hobbits don't usually wear shoes since the tops of their feet grow curly hair and the soles are thick as well. When they do wear shoes, Dwarf boots are good enough.
  • The Everyman: Specifically created, more or less, to be an Audience Surrogate, splicing modern Englishmen into sprawling fantasy epics without overly straining the elaborate fantasy mythology that supported them.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: The culture of the Shire is based on Tolkien's idealized view of the English countryside... though they're also not without rural England's perceived faults as well, such as small-mindedness, distrust of outsiders and the outside world, dislike of change, and an overly provincial worldview.
  • Hobbits: Trope Namer, Trope Codifier, and quite likely the Ur-Example.
  • Home Guard: Their primary defense is from a militia called the Shire-muster. Only a few times in the Shire's history has the Muster ever been called to military duty. The last time before the story opens was hundreds of years ago.
  • Jerkass: Only a couple, like the Sackville-Bagginses and Déagol. Sméagol rather transcends Jerkass.
  • Made of Iron: They are adapted to volcanic regions, and so the fumes in the Sammath Naur did not kill Frodo, Sam, or Gollum.
  • Must Have Nicotine: All Hobbits are prone to this, with the Shire being a major producer of excellent pipeweed.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: The upper-class hobbits, like the Baggins and Brandybuck families.

    Rosie Cotton 

Rose "Rosie" Cotton

Species: Hobbit

Portrayed by: Sarah McLeod

Appears in: The Fellowship of the Ring | The Return of the King

"Rosie Cotton dancing. She had ribbons in her hair. If ever I were to marry someone, it would have been her. It would have been her."

The barmaid of the Green Dragon and the beloved of Samwise Gamgee.

    Lobelia Sackville-Baggins 

Lobelia Sackville-Baggins

Species: Hobbit

Portrayed by: Erin Banks, Elizabeth Moody

Appears in: An Unexpected Journey | The Battle of the Five Armies | The Fellowship of the Ring | The Return of the King

A rather unpleasant but very wealthy hobbit whose family has a rocky history with the Bagginses of Bag End. Wife of Otho Sackville-Baggins.
  • Feuding Families: Aggressively pushes her husband to usurp his cousin, Bilbo, for leadership of the Baggins clan.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Like most female hobbits, she's named after a flower. Applicably, the lobelia symbolizes malevolence and ill will.
  • Nosy Neighbor: She's known to constantly pry into Bilbo's affairs.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She carries a dainty parasol, similarly fussy as her dress.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Costume designer Ann Maskrey describes her as being "decked out like an old traveller's caravan." She's on the right, here with Otho.
  • Preppy Name: The name Sackville was a familiar "aristocratic" name in Tolkien's day, especially in double-barrelled names such as Sackville-West, and he presumably used it (and the contrast with the more mundane Baggins) to imply the somewhat snobbish nature of the Sackville-Bagginses.
  • Rich Bitch: In An Unexpected Journey, she appears in a neat cameo, prissily tottering over Hobbiton Bridge in a Pimped-Out Dress, whilst making sure she shoots her cousin-in-law Bilbo a decidedly shitty look.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Bilbo.
  • Sticky Fingers: She's not above pinching silverware from relatives, as Bilbo explains, but probably justifies it as karmic theft, given that she also sees Bag-End as her rightful inheritance...
    • In Battle of the Five Armies, she tries to steal Bilbo's silverware with him presumed dead.
  • Timeshifted Actor: In Fellowship, her older self (aged around 83) is played by Peter Jackson regular Elizabeth Moody, AKA Lionel's mother from Braindead. In An Unexpected Journey, she's around 23.

    Otho Sackville-Baggins 

Otho Sackville-Baggins

Species: Hobbit

Portrayed by: Brian Hotter, Peter Corrigan

Appears in: An Unexpected Journey | The Fellowship of the Ring

Another wealthy but rather unpleasant hobbit; husband of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.
  • Feuding Families: He's Bilbo's first-cousin and closest living heir, and therefore, his ambition was to succeed Bilbo as head of the Baggins family and be head of two families at once. Bilbo thwarts this by officially naming Frodo as the heir to Bag End.
  • Henpecked Husband: Lobelia is quite obviously the one who rules the roost in the Sackville-Baggins family.
  • Preppy Name: Though his father was a Baggins, he inherited headship of the Sackville family through his mother, Camellia. Thus, Otho effectively founded a new family.
  • Timeshifted Actor: He appears in Fellowship at the venerable age of 91, but in An Unexpected Journey, he's around 30.

    Gerontius "The Old" Took 

Gerontius "The Old" Took

Species: Hobbit

Portrayed by: Dan Hennah

Appears in: An Unexpected Journeynote 

Patriarch of one of the two greatest Hobbit families and Thain of the Shire, the last (ceremonial) representative of the fallen Kings of Arnor. Grandfather of Bilbo and great-grandfather of Frodo.
  • Badass Family: Clan-leader of an uncharacteristically adventurous hobbit family, he's Bilbo's grandfather.
  • The Clan: The head of it, in fact.
  • Creator Cameo: Played by Weta's Dan Hennah.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": No one calls him Gerontius, just The Old Took.
  • Gag Nose: Sports the most ridiculously extreme nose in the movie — the special features reveal Peter Jackson did this deliberately as a joke on Dan Hennah.
  • Happy Flashback: He appears in a very sweet scene added to special edition of An Expected Journey, which depicts a typically merry hobbit gathering.
  • Posthumous Character: He's deceased long before The Hobbit takes place, at least by several decades.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": A non-malevolent example, used out of respect.

    Belladonna Took 

Belladonna Took

Species: Hobbit

Portrayed by: Sonia Forbes-Adam

Appears in: An Unexpected Journeynote 

One of the Old Took's four daughters and Bilbo's mother.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Like most female hobbits, she's named after a flower. Despite the negative connotations of "deadly nightshade", the name is derived from the Italian for "beautiful woman".
  • Good Parents: By all accounts, Bungo and Belladonna were very loving and attentive parents who raised Bilbo to be a strong-minded and compassionate person. Her willingness to accept a little bit of adventure in life also contributed to Bilbo's curiosity and thirst for exploration, something that Belladonna actively nurtured in him.
  • Happy Flashback: Appears in the above mentioned flashback, where we see her gently admonish a very young Bilbo after he whacks Gandalf with his wooden sword. It's a sweet cameo, and nice to see she and Bilbo together in less troubled times.
  • Posthumous Character: Whilst she appears in the flashback, mentioned above, by the time of the events depicted in the main story, she has been dead for around ten years.


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