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Gandalf: You'll have a tale or two to tell of your own, when you come back.
Bilbo: Can you promise that I will come back?
Gandalf: ...No. And if you do, you will not be the same.
An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit is a three-part cinematic adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's classic High Fantasy Adventure novel of the same name, directed by Peter Jackson and adapted for the screen by Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. It acts as a prequel to Jackson's own Epic Fantasy Trilogy adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, telling the story of eponymous hobbit Bilbo Baggins's adventure with the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves to reclaim the dwarves’ former mountain home and its treasure from the dragon Smaug.

The film trilogy primarily covers the events from The Hobbit, but also features various elements derived from or inspired by Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth and the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings. Such examples respectively include Gandalf's true motivations for helping the Dwarves retake Erebor from Smaug, and a sub-plot involving the White Council taking action against the Necromancer in Dol Guldur, which is hinted at in the book, but expanded upon in the aforementioned Appendices. All three films were filmed in stereoscopic 3D, and in a cinematic first, at 48 frames-per-second.

The trilogy consists of:

The Character Sheet can be found here.

See also the 1977 animated film adaptation, The Hobbit.

The Hobbit film trilogy provides examples of:

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  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Gandalf's Glamdring beheads a goblin so cleanly that the head doesn't budge from the now-stalled goblin — complete with eyes still moving — until Gandalf nudges it, causing it to fall. Since Thorin's Orcrist and Bilbo's small Sting come from the same source, they can be assumed to share the same quality. This is true in the book as well; Bilbo demonstrates Sting to Frodo by thrusting it deep into a wooden beam with little effort.
  • Acrofatic:
    • Bombur may be grossly overweight, but he uses it to good effect when fighting and when it comes to running like hell, he can move faster than all the other dwarves.
    • The Great Goblin's hideous bulk doesn't seem to impede his ability to walk, run and fight (or dance).
  • Actionized Adaptation: In expanding a slim book across three movies, the trilogy adds a lot more action scenes, including a longer fight with the three trolls, a chase scene with a pack of warg riders, a clash between stone giants and an extended battle with the goblins in the Misty Mountains in An Unexpected Journey, an escape from Beorn in bear form, an orc ambush during the barrel-riding and a fight scene with Smaug in Erebor in The Desolation of Smaug, and the titular battle stretched out for over an hour in The Battle of the Five Armies.
  • Actor Swap:
    • Martin Freeman as Bilbo, replacing The Lord of the Rings' Ian Holm, who was simply getting too old to play the part of a young (well, fiftyishnote ) Bilbo — though Sir Ian appears as his older, pre-Ring self from the Rings films as well.
    • Robert Kazinsky was originally cast to play Fíli, but he had to pull out in the first few months of filming and was replaced by Dean O’Gorman. Most of Rob’s scenes were re-shot, but if you look closely in some of the Bag End scenes, specifically the Misty Mountains song, Rob’s Fíli is still visible. He also appears in a lot of BTS footage.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Some of the Dwarves, a race described in the books as stocky and heavy-set with long beards, have been given a haircut and slimmed down significantly for the films — notably Thorin, Fíli, and Kíli.
  • Adaptational Badass: Aside from the characters themselves being made more badass than in the book, there's also the Black Arrow(s). In the book, Bard gives some weight to it, but it at least looks like an ordinary arrow. Here, a Black Arrow is made of metal and over three feet long, making them ballista bolts.
  • Adaptational Consent: In the original novel, Bilbo Baggins is pretty much forced to go on an adventure with the Dwarves. Although he does get a longing feeling when he listens to the Dwarves singing, he might have stayed home if Gandalf didn't kick him out his own door the next morning after the Dwarves go ahead and leave him behind, making him run after them. In the film, both Gandalf and the Dwarves leave him behind, and so he runs after them all, thus joining the adventure one-hundred percent voluntarily.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the book, Kíli had a yellow beard while Dwalin had a blue beard. Both are dark brown in the film.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • Exaggerated. The original book The Hobbit is shorter than any of the three parts of The Lord of the Rings, but was made into another trilogy of films. Many of the additions are taken from the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings, which was not strictly in The Hobbit but alluded to. In particular, it explains what Gandalf is up to while not with Thorin's company, the entire history of the loss of Erebor and Battle of Moria are detailed and more characterization is given to Bard. Others were original additions created explicitly for the films, such as the entirety of the subplot of Azog's pursuit of Thorin's company (in the books' backstory, Azog had already been slain by Dáin Ironfoot at the Battle of Azanulbizar), separating the company at Esgaroth, and the addition of the female Elf Tauriel and her Love Triangle with Legolas and Kíli.
    • To put it another way: the average adult reads at roughly 300 words per minute. The Hobbit is 95,000 words long, meaning the average reader will finish it in 5 hours. The movies run a little under twice that.
    • It's even lampshaded:
      Gandalf: All good stories deserve embellishment.
  • Adaptational Explanation: While the book was made up of somewhat random, unexplained events, some of those elements are given explanations, both from Tolkien's other books and others invented for the film.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Thranduil. In the book, he's relatively isolationist, but he doesn't restrict his people's movements, he keeps ties to the nearby Men, and he willingly comes to their aid. In the movie, he's first seen abandoning Erebor at Smaug's initial attack, and in The Desolation of Smaug, he orders his people not to leave the keep once the forest becomes dangerous. In the novel, he is reluctant to fight the Dwarves ("Long may I tarry, ere I begin a war for gold,"), while in the movie, he is eager to fight.
  • Adapted Out: An odd case. While Celeborn didn't appear in the original book, the fact that he doesn't appear or is even mentioned here is very notable despite the rest of the White Council (Elrond, Saruman, Gandalf, and Galadriel) all appearing. It's especially notable given that there's a bit of Ship Tease between Gandalf and Galadriel.
  • Age Lift: Thorin and Ori are aged down in the film, changing from eldest to middle-aged (Thorin) and middle-aged to youngest (Ori). Because of this change, Balin went from the second oldest dwarf in the novel to the eldest dwarf of the company in the film.
  • All There in the Manual: Not for the film itself, but the reason why the film has been split between three films is in order to show the events mentioned in the 120 pages of appendices for The Lord of the Rings, which give more information on the gap between this trilogy and the next one. However, many of the subplots derived from the appendices were extrapolated instead of transposed, unlike much of the Arwen subplot in the previous movies.
  • Amusing Injuries:
  • And Man Grew Proud: As explained in the extended Prologue to the first film, as the Dwarven kingdom at Erebor grew ever richer and more powerful, King Thrór grew increasingly prideful and haughty with neighboring kingdoms such as Thranduil's Elves, alienating his former allies to the point that when the Dragon came, they weren't eager to risk certain death to help the Dwarven refugees. This is a big running theme in Tolkien's works.
  • And Starring: Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, and Christopher Lee are all credited under "With", as they're big-name actors who only appear for one or two scenes each.
  • Animal Motifs: The Marvelous Deer for the Elvenking Thranduil. He rides a giant stag, his throne is adorned with a massive pair of antlers, and the design of his circlet in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies includes highly stylized antlers. The Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug also shows Thorin shoot an arrow at a white stag, which Bilbo notes is a bad omen, shortly before running afoul of Thranduil.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Parodied. When the Dwarf party is captured by the Wood-Elves, this exchange between Tauriel (a female elf) and the tallest of the party:
    Kíli: Aren't you going to search me? I could have anything down my trousers.
    Tauriel: Or nothing.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Behind the scenes, Peter Jackson promoted Andy Serkis to Second Unit Director to give him a larger role. On a small film, this is basically doing all the cinematography grunt work the dramatic Director can't be bothered with (establishing scenery, crowd shots), but on an epic trilogy like The Hobbit (vast sweeping vistas, complex sets, large-scale CG), it's basically like going from amateur straight to pro director, with a huge influence on the final product. As for the "extra" thing, well it's still a little-known fact that Gollum doesn't show up quite so much in The Hobbit compared to The Lord of the Rings.
    • Bret McKenzie's role, which had already ascended from an extra to an unnamed minor character in The Return of the King, ascended further to become Lindir.
    • Regarding characters: Azog, from Posthumous Character in the book to the main villain of the first and third films.
    • Radagast the Brown gets an expanded role in the films despite not showing up in the book and only having one scene in The Lord of the Rings.
    • Most of the Dwarves in the book had very few defining characteristics, but they all have their own quirks in the film. Bofur in particular has a much larger role compared to the novel.
  • Badass Boast:
    Radagast: I'll draw them off.
    Gandalf: These are Gundabad Wargs. They will outrun you!
    Radagast: These are Rhosgobel rabbits. I'd like to see them try.
  • Badass Longcoat: Thorin seems to have taken over this role from Aragorn for The Hobbit trilogy, complete with fur trim around the collar.
  • Bald Head of Toughness: Dwalin is bald, but he's also one of The Company's most capable fighters.
  • Bald of Evil:
    • Azog, an Orc dead set on finishing off the Durin line.
    • Bill Ferny at Bree—an assassin hired by Azog to kill Thorin.
  • Barbarian Hero: Beorn is a grizzly (pun intended) skinchanger who secludes himself in the forest, but he shows up at the Battle of the Five Armies to lend his strength.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness:
    • Played with: the Elves are all impossibly beautiful and most are kind and friendly people like Elrond, Galadriel, and their kin. However, Thranduil is shown to be callous and uncaring when he abandons his Dwarf allies to Smaug. Likewise, the Orcs/Goblins are all disgusting in appearance and thoroughly evil, yet the Dwarves are genuinely good-natured despite being (for the most part) rather ugly-looking compared to Elves, Men, and even Hobbits.
    • The special case of Thranduil gets an explanation in the extended edition: during one of their meetings, Thrór taunts Thranduil with a chest full of precious gems before denying the Elvenking this very chest, offending him to a great degree (especially because the gems in the chest belonged to the Elvenking's late wife). From the off, Bilbo explains this as being one possible origin of the distrust between Elves and Dwarves.
    • A further subversion is that half of Thranduil's face is actually horribly burned and his good looks seem to be a magical illusion.
    • For book fans, this is round n+1 of an ongoing series of conflicts between Dwarves and Elves over jewels. It started several thousand years earlier when Thingol was murdered by some Dwarven jewelers over a Silmaril, his bodyguard killed the Dwarves, their avenging kinfolk sacked Menegroth, and Dior's army caught them on the road and massacred the lot. Thranduil is a relative of Thingol (although Thrór is from another tribe than the Dwarves of Nogrod), and once you've had two genocides, it doesn't take a lot to set up mistrust.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In what is generally a non-magic or low magic world, Galadriel keeps a lot of mage firepower up her sleeve. Unlike the wizards, she isn't restricted from using it either. While Sauron manhandles Gandalf and can wave off the Nazgûl getting beaten down by Elrond and Saruman as little more than taunts directed at them, Galadriel blasts them and him back to Mordor.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: With the exception of Thorin, who's simply an all-around badass, the Dwarves in the company range from mildly goofy to downright madcap, but they're all a force to be reckoned with in a fight (even Ori, who manages to land a few good hits with his slingshot).
    • Radagast counts as well. Though he's a Cloudcuckoolander with a head covered in bird droppings secluded in the forest, he also discovers where the Necromancer is and assists the Company in fleeing from the Orcs.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Smaug is the final obstacle for the Dwarves in their retaking of Erebor while Azog serves as a more direct villainous pursuer who has unfinished business with Thorin. Lurking in Dol Guldur is the Necromancer, better known as Sauron. The others are aware of his existence and coming power, and Azog serves him directly.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Repeatedly, such as when The Company saves Bilbo from the Trolls, when The Company comes to help Bilbo with Smaug, when The Company joins the Battle of the Five Armies, etc.
  • Big Eater: Pretty much the only trait hobbits share with dwarves, as shown when they raid Bilbo's pantry. Averted with Thorin, who was seen eating only from a small bowl and plate, and possibly Bilbo himself, as the dinner he was planning to have the night the Dwarves showed up was rather modest.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The sibling/cousin trio of Bifur (short), Bofur (thin), and Bombur (big) fit this.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • For those that know Khuzdul (which is possible to learn, courtesy of Tolkien being a linguist), the Khuzdul that the Dwarves speak at various parts, and any time Bifur talks. And the Elvish that isn't subtitled.
    • Also, since they're using the same map as in the book, the text on it is in English, provided you read Futhorc runes.
    • The subtitles for the Elves and Orcs is only the gist of what they're saying. This especially stands out when they use place names that are same in all languages that don't show up in the subtitles. For instance, "Erebor" frequently becomes "The Mountain".
  • Bittersweet Ending: At the end of the trilogy: Smaug is dead; Erebor now belongs to the Dwarves again with Dáin as the new King; the people of Laketown resettle in Dale with Bard as their new leader; Azog and his son Bolg are dead and their armies scattered and defeated; Sauron loses Dol Guldur; and Bilbo returns to the Shire with a small collection of treasure. However... Laketown is destroyed and hundreds have perished; many more also died during the attack on Dale and The Lonely Mountain, with thousands more that follow during The Battle of the Five Armies; Thorin, Kíli, and Fíli are dead (and Tauriel is left mourning for Kíli after realizing that she truly loved him); Thranduil and Legolas are estranged; Sauron is merely banished back to Mordor where he is explicitly stated to start rebuilding his army; and finally, Bilbo discovers that his fellow Hobbits in the Shire not only did not miss him but even tried to take his home and belongings. Bilbo is alive, rich, and with many stories to tell, but no one will believe them, he mourns the deaths of his friends, especially Thorin, and as Gandalf warned him at the beginning, the journey changed him forever. And of course, there's the question of his ring, but that's another story...
  • Black Speech: The Gundabad Orcs speak their own language in this movie. The denizens of Goblin-Town seem to be speakers of the Common Tongue, however.
  • Body Horror:
    • The Goblins of The Misty Mountains were specifically designed to embody this since they've lived underground so long.
    • Azog's prosthetic hand. The end of it sticks out of his elbow, meaning a metal spike was forced all the way through his arm lengthwise. Ouch.
    • Some of the trolls in The Battle of the Five Armies have been "modified" by the Goblins/Orcs/Sauron, with varying levels of horror. Legolas comes across one that is pale, fat, has had its eyes removed, has chains hanging from its eyelids which are pulled by a rider like reins to steer it, has had its feet amputated and replaced with maces that it walks on, and its hands amputated and replaced with flails. The poor thing had a hell of a sad existence.
  • Book Ends: An Unexpected Journey begins in Bag End with Bilbo writing his memoirs on his 111th birthday (the same day the main action of The Fellowship of the Ring begins), and then flashes back to the events he's writing about. The Battle of the Five Armies ends with Bilbo returning from his adventure and flashes foward to the older Bilbo hearing a knock on the door that turns out to be Gandalf, thereby neatly bookending not only The Hobbit but all six of Jackson's Middle-Earth movies.
  • The Brute: Bolg, son of Azog. Also, the Orc jailer at Dol Guldur.
  • Call That a Formation?: Subverted at The Battle of the Five Armies where the Orc attack is coordinated with a complex system of signal flags. Further subverted by Dáin's troops. They utilise Roman style Phalanx tactics and are armed with long spears. Dáin's own helmet resembles that of a Centurion. The Elves play with this since they march and maneuver in perfect formation but instantly break into individual warriors once combat is joined.
  • The Cameo: Stephen Colbert has a cameo in The Desolation of Smaug, as a man in Lake Town who wears an eyepatch and taps with a cane on a building.
  • Camera Abuse:
    • At one point during his song (in the extended edition?), the Goblin King stabs one of the crowding goblins with his spear, twirls him around and hurls him away. The Goblin jostles the camera as it flies past.
    • While Radagast is leading the Wargs away from The Company, one of the Wargs gets knocked toward the screen and hits the camera.
  • Camp Straight: Dori and Ori have rather "effeminate" mannerisms, such as knitting, drawing, and drinking tea/wine, although this may be due to the fact they're not soldiers. See also Real Men Wear Pink.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Much of this can be blamed on Executive Meddling, as Tolkien's estate refused to sell the rights to The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth to Jackson.
    • The shadow fell over Greenwood recently, not two thousand years ago according to the Tale of Years. Dol Guldur had also been occupied by the Necromancer for nearly as long.
    • Related to the above, in the book, Gandalf did indeed obtain the map and key of Erebor from Thorin's father Thráin, but it was when Thráin was a raving mad prisoner of the Necromancer decades before the Quest of Erebor. Here, Thráin is only now being discovered by Gandalf in such a state.
    • The Witch-King of Angmar's backstory is changed so that he and the other Nazgûl were locked away in an enchanted tomb following the fall of Angmar rather than going to Gondor and taking over Minas Ithil like they did in the books. Although that does fit in with movie canonicity: Minas Ithil is briefly shown being redecorated in The Fellowship, meaning the Ringwraiths must have been preoccupied in the time leading up to conquering that city.
    • The Battle of Nanduhirion distilled down to 60 years prior to the film, from the original 142 years prior (2799-2941). This is likely due to Thorin's age being lowered.
    • Orcrist and Glamdring are of the same elvish make as Sting and are also supposed to glow when orcs and goblins are near. In the novel, following Thorin's death, he is buried with Orcrist, which glows whenever the enemies of Erebor come near, thus ensuring that the Dwarves were never taken by surprise. This was completely left out of the films.
  • Canon Foreigner: The woodland elf Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly, has no counterpart in the book or any of Tolkien's notes. The rationale behind her creation was that the movies needed at least one dominant female character (whereas the book had none named) and that she represents a lower class of elves than the royalty that had been prevalent in the rest of the saga. Her presence also gives Kíli's death more significance and emotional weight.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Many jokes were made when LOTR came out about how Legolas is constantly narrating obvious events to his companions. In The Hobbit, we find out his father Thranduil is half-blind from some nasty dragon-fire injuries.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The first film is relatively lighthearted, focusing on Bilbo's Fish out of Water situation with the action scenes being fairly slapstick and a couple of songs, including one from the goblins in the special edition. The second film focuses more on the dwarves' situation and is much less whimsical. The third starts with a town being destroyed and focuses largely on the aftermath, and features a major battle that kills off a significant portion of the cast, managing to be darker still.
  • Chariot Pulled by Cats: Radagast the Brown's sleigh is pulled by giant rabbits (Radagast calls them "Rhosgobel rabbits").
  • City of Gold: Erebor progressively became this, to the point of attracting Smaug.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander:
    • Gandalf may or may not be one, but he sure plays one like nobody's business.
    • Same with Radagast, though in his case it's certainly not played.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Averted for the film in lieu of very distinguishable beard- and hairstyles, and different weapons of choice for the dwarves. One costume designer mentioned that their change in dress from brightly-colored cloaks was because "no one dresses like that" and that they would look like "garden gnomes". However, close attention to the color of the dwarves' outfits will reveal that the dwarves' hood colors from the book (see the entry here) may have influenced the costume design for the film. Viewing the Lego minifigures of each dwarf will also help you see this.
    • Dwalin — Book: Dark green hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Green coat and cloak.
    • Balin — Book: Scarlet red hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Scarlet red coat and cloak.
    • Fíli and Kíli — Probably the two who averted colour coding the most, the blue hooded cloaks of Fíli and Kíli from the book have mostly been traded out for brown and black leather outfits.
    • Dori — Book: Purple hooded cloak. Film: Purple/red coat and cloak. Lego: Red coat and cloak.
    • Nori — Book: Purple hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Brown and grey clothes and cloak. His colors may have been switched in part with Ori's.
    • Ori — Book: Grey hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Purple clothes, grey cloak. Ori seems to combine both of his older brothers colors.
    • Óin — Book: Brown hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Grey and brown clothes and grey cloak. His colors may have been switched with Glóin's.
    • Glóin — Book: White hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Reddish brown clothes and cloak. His colors might have been switched with Óin's to better match Gimli's outfit from Lord of the Rings.
    • Bifur — Book: Yellow hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Yellowish-brown clothes and cloak.
    • Bofur — Book: Yellow hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Yellowish-brown clothes and brown cloak.
    • Bombur — Book: Pale green hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Pale green shirt.
    • Thorin — Book: Sky-blue hooded cloak. Film/Lego: Dark blue and silver coat with furs and scale mail.
  • Comically Wordy Contract: When Bilbo joins the band of dwarves traveling to The Lonely Mountain, he is presented with a ridiculously long contract explicitly spelling out all the accidents that can happen and for which he shall NOT hold the Dwarves responsible. In the book, the contract merely states that he is hired in return for a 1/14th share of the treasure Smaug is hoarding.
  • Composite Character: Or more accurately, a Composite Object. Thranduil is shown in a flashback being denied a gemmed necklace he allegedly refused to pay for, and later expresses his desire for its gems. In the book, he does receive a gemmed necklace, but it was a gift from Bard the Bowman, a descendant of its original owner Girion, who claimed it as his 1/14 of Erebor's treasure. The plot of an Elven king having a conflict with Dwarven jewellers over a necklace he didn't pay for is taken from Elu Thingol's story in The Silmarillion (Thranduil's liege of old).
  • Convection, Schmonvection: Apparently, standing behind a pillar is all it takes to avoid getting burned to a crisp by flames that are theoretically hot enough to destroy a Ring of Power; Thorin and Balin both survive Smaug's initial assault on Erebor this way. The Company does it again in the second film, when they're baiting Smaug while he's on the rampage.
    • And apparently it's perfectly safe to go body surfing in a metal wheelbarrow on a river of molten gold.
  • Cool Sword: Sting, Orcrist, Glamdring. Particularly Orcrist; based on Tolkien's Unfinished Tales and The Silmarillion, Orcrist may have been used to kill Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs, who was even more powerful than Durin's Bane, the Balrog Gandalf kills in LOTR.
  • Cosmetically-Advanced Prequel: While the LOTR films established much of the aesthetics of the modern high fantasy settings, these aesthetics have been built upon over the years in a variety of works. Thus, to appear more spectacular, the structures are more grandiose and detailed (Erebor, Thranduil's halls, Dol Guldur), weapons and armor are more elaborate (noticeably in the case of Dwarves and Elves, but Men and orcs as well) and the character designs are more diverse (all 13 dwarves, Radagast, as well as Azog and Bolg who are very distinct in appearance from any other orc). It also makes sense from an in-universe standpoint, as the world in The Hobbit is portrayed as distinctly magical and wondrous, while in Lord Of The Rings the sentiment is that The Magic Goes Away.
  • Covered with Scars:
    • Implied with Dwalin. He has a gash along his right temple, and many more scars on his visible forearms.
    • It's relatively subdued in the finished film, but the dragon Smaug was deliberately designed to have imperfections in his scales and scars on his face to make him look like he'd led a life of battling before he conquered the Lonely Mountain.
    • Azog the Defiler has multiple scars on his face and body which look ceremonial.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In the extended edition of BOTFA, one character is catapulted directly in the mouth of a troll.
  • Darker and Edgier: Than the book it's based on. But Tolkien himself had planned to write a Darker and Edgier version of The Hobbit to fit better with the tone of The Lord of the Rings and feature more Call Forwards to it, having completed two chapters of it before a friend advised him that what he had written was "excellent, but not The Hobbit anymore" for fans of the original.
  • Delinquent Hair: Mohawks are worn by the thief Nori and Violent Glaswegian Dáin Ironfoot. In a flashback, the younger Dwalin also had this haircut.
  • Demanding Their Head: In An Unexpected Journey, Azog the Defiler (who survived the Battle of Azanulbizar that killed him in the book) has put a price on the heads of the entire company of Thorin Oakenshield—but especially with Thorin himself, who cut off Azog's left arm in the Battle. In addition to the Goblins of Goblintown trying to collect it, Azog happily sends one of his own Orcs to bring him Thorin's head after he's already worn Thorin down with his mace and his Warg. The Great Goblin himself lampshades it when confronting Thorin and revealing Azog's still alive to him.
    Great Goblin: I know someone who would pay a pretty price for your head. (Evil Laugh) Just a head. Nothing attached.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Bolg becomes this since his father Azog was Spared by the Adaptation. Azog himself is subjected to this trope in The Desolation of Smaug when he is sent back to Dol Guldur to lead the Necromancer's army.
  • Director's Cut: Like the LOTR films, each movie is given an extended cut release offering even more than what was in the theatrical version. Notably a subplot is restored regarding Thráin, Thorin's father, being found by Gandalf in Dol Guldur and reveals his ring (one of the seven given to the Dwarf Lords by Sauron) was taken from him.
  • Disgusting Vegetarian Food: Played for Laughs; the Dwarves aren't exactly thrilled to eat Elvish vegetables and seem downright confused by the lack of meat. Ori openly states that he doesn't like green food.
  • Distinctive Appearances: In order to avoid Our Dwarves Are All the Same among the thirteen that make up Thorin's company. Balin has a long white beard, Kíli has Perma-Stubble and dark hair (to distinguish him from his blond brother Fíli), Nori has an Improbable Hairstyle, Bofur has a nice hat and Fu Manchu facial hair, Dwalin is bald but tattooed, etc...
  • Doomed by Canon: Anyone who's seen the three LOTR films beforehand, even if they haven't read the books, may catch on that...
    • Balin will be killed by Orcs between scripts, as he's the one buried in the Moria crypt from Fellowship. The same goes for Ori and Óin.
    • Thorin, Fíli, and Kíli die in the Battle of the Five Armies.
    • Smaug is slain by Bard the Bowman.
    • The fate of the three Trolls is also assured, as Bilbo recounted that story to the young hobbits at his birthday party in Fellowship. We even see their petrified statues when Frodo's party make camp (in the director's cut of Fellowship).
  • Doomed Hometown: Erebor for the dwarves, as seen in the prologue narrated by Bilbo. Its destruction and overcoming by Smaug is what leaves the dwarves without a home, and its reclamation is the goal of the adventure.
  • The Dragon: Azog is an Orc general who had previously served Sauron during the War of the Last Alliance. He is summoned back to Dol Guldur to lead the Dark Lord's army
  • Dragon Hoard: Smaug's only reason to destroy the kingdom of Erebor was his inborn greed for treasure. Since then, he has done little else than lie on or in his fantastical hoard (like a blanket) deep under the Lonely Mountain.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Smaug, "chiefest and greatest calamity of our age". The dwarves find little support in Laketown because its people are terrified of the dragon being awakened.
    • While not characters, both Orcrist and Glamdring are weapons of legend for the goblins.
    • The mere possibility of the return of the Witch-King of Angmar scares Elrond.
  • *Drool* Hello: An interesting variation in the second film...what gives away the dragon moving overhead isn't drool but gold coins dropping from his body.
  • Drop the Hammer:
    • Dwalin wields a big 'un.
    • Fíli carries a smaller one.
    • Bofur has a mattock with the same function.
    • Dáin has a particularly impressive one.
  • Dual Wielding: Several characters do this, most notably Dwalin, who swings a pair of axes when not wielding a hammer. Legolas and his twin daggers make an appearance as well.
  • Dungeon Punk: In the prologue to An Unexpected Journey, the machinery at Erebor appears to be steam powered. When the forges are re-ignited in The Desolation of Smaug, it restarts an abandoned gold production line.

     E — M 
  • Eldritch Location: Mirkwood Forest. It has a confusing and disorienting effect on all who enter, it's home to terrifying giant spiders, and even Bilbo immediately notes that the forest "feels sick" when they arrive there.
  • Elfeminate: Thranduil is arguably the most androgynous-looking male Elf in the franchise, even more so than his son Legolas. While they both share long, platinum blond hair, bright blue eyes, dainty facial features and a slender build, Thranduil has long, thick eyelashes (which almost looks like he's wearing mascara) and a long neck, plus his ostentatious manner of dress (in contrast to his son's plainer style) give the Elvenking a more feminine appearance.
  • Elves Versus Dwarves: Elaborated on compared to the book, with Thorin holding a grudge against all Elves because Thranduil wasn't willing to lead his Elven army against Smaug when the dragon attacked Erebor. One of the scenes in the extended DVD and Blu-ray version shows Thrór (the grandfather of Thorin) taunting Thranduil by showing him the latter's heirloom, only to not give it back.
  • Empathy Doll Shot: During the backstory scene in which Smaug takes Erebor, there are shots of a sad girl and a doll on fire.
  • Enchanted Forest: Greenwood becomes the dark and foreboding Mirkwood full of decay and death and Giant Spiders, due to the Necromancer's foul presence.
  • Enemy Mine: As displayed above, the Dwarves and Elves are forced into an alliance to fend off the orcs. Unlike the books, there is no agreement or speech, just a wordless alliance to defeat their common, greater enemy. More specifically this is the case with Legolas and Thorin's Company in both Desolation of Smaug and Battle of Five Armies.
  • Epic Movie: Three, actually.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Azog's voice (provided by Manu Bennet) is low and guttural.
    • Smaug as well. Being voiced by this guy certainly doesn't hurt.
  • The Exile: This aspect is played up with the dwarves, as Thorin's goal in the movie is to reclaim the ancestral home of Durin's Folk.
  • Expy
    • In appearance and behaviour, Alfrid and the Master resemble Edmund Blackadder and Lord Melchett.
    • Bofur and Bombur appear to be the Dwarf counterparts of Asterix and Obelix.
  • Extended Disarming: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the dwarves are briefly locked up by the Elves in Mirkwood. Amongst other things, Fíli carries a lot of knives. To the point where the guards are about to shove him in a cell and still find another one. Then when they make their escape, Fíli produces a weapon they've missed.
  • The Faceless: The stone giants and the Necromancer. In the former's case, they're made entirely of stone, and the latter is actually Sauron, usually depicted as a flaming silhouette.
  • False Friend: How Thorin sees all Elves after Thranduil the Elvenking refused to help the dwarves when Smaug invaded Erebor.
  • Fanfare: The Dwarves' theme.
  • Fangs Are Evil: The wargs are very toothy.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • It's hinted that there's some going on against dwarves, mirroring real-life Antisemitism and Antiziganism. Even Bilbo snaps a very insensitive comment about Dwarves "not belonging anywhere", at one point, though he has the sense to feel very ashamed afterwards.
    • Thorin really doesn't like Elves or anything made by Elvish hands to the point where he passes up a chance to make a deal with Thranduil in favor of bringing up past grievances and insulting him. He can warm up to Elf-crafted things if they're proficient killing implements, though, as with Orcrist.
    • The Elves even have this towards each other: Thranduil tells Tauriel not to get her hopes up in regards to Legolas, since she's just a lowly Silvan Elf. (The film's not exaggerating with this; a lot of Tolkien's Elves are notoriously bigoted and snobbish. However, concerning this particular case of disdain towards Silvan elves, according to Tolkien lore, Thranduil's Sindarin royal house is actually one of the few who "went native," adopting Silvan custom and culture — possibly intermarrying.)
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Laketown's status is a merchant city is based on the historical north German Hansa, their culture and politics are seemingly High Renaissance, their fashion is inspired by late Middle Ages Poland (with soldiers wearing Spanish Cabbasset-like helmets), and the architecture is distinctly late Viking/early Christian Scandinavian woodwork.
    • In the books, Tolkien worked out that the Rohirrim are analogous to Anglo-Saxons and thus their language is represented by Old English. The Men of Dale are related to the Rohirrim, so their language (in the form of all the people and place names) are all Old Norse, also a Germanic language but a different branch from Old English. So even the impression given in the books is that Lake-town is analogous to a trading port on the Baltic Sea.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Thorin's biggest flaw is his pride, as mentioned by Gandalf.
    • Thrór's greed led to the fall of Erebor. This is strongly linked to his ownership of one of the Seven Rings; his Ring was passed on to Thráin before The Battle of Azanulbizar and recovered by Sauron before Gandalf got the key from him. Greed is mentioned as the only effect the Rings seemed to have on the Dwarves.
  • A Father to His Men: Thorin cares very much for his twelve companions and eventually comes to count Bilbo as one of them. He believes this group of Dwarves — many of whom are not warriors — are worth more than an army, as they all answered the call to reclaim their homeland, proving that they had loyalty, honour and willing hearts, something that Thorin admires. Likewise, the respect goes both ways and the Dwarves are fiercely loyal to Thorin and would follow him anywhere.
    Balin: ... and I thought to myself: there is one I could follow. There is one I could call "King."
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • The Great Goblin, while thoroughly unpleasant and sadistic, seems to be rather jolly and articulate.
    • Sméagol qualifies, as no matter how cheerful and enthusiastic he is, he still intends to eat Bilbo.
    • Also Smaug, as he matches wits with Bilbo almost pleasantly (if creepily), but he is still a completely sadistic son of a bitch who later leaves to burn Laketown and revels in the idea that doing so will hurt Bilbo.
  • Fighting for a Homeland: Thorin's quest, naturally. He doesn't care about the riches of Erebor (not yet anyway), he merely wants it back because it is his rightful kingdom.
  • Fire and Ice Love Triangle: The trilogy features a love triangle (that wasn't in the book) involving Kíli and Legolas, who are rivals for Tauriel's affections. Legolas is Ice: a cool, level-headed, and mostly stoic Elf prince who tends to keep his feelings for Tauriel to himself. Kíli is Fire: a brash, outspoken, and hot-blooded Dwarf prince who is very open about his affection for Tauriel. It ultimately doesn't end happily for anyone; Tauriel quickly turns her affections to Kíli because she thinks she has no chance with Legolas but Kíli dies during The Battle of the Five Armies, much to her sorrow, while a disillusioned Legolas leaves to find his own destiny.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Since Bilbo is narrating this story, we know that he'll survive the journey. Same with Gandalf and Legolas, who both appear in The Lord of the Rings and Glóin, who shows up in the book. Given Radagast's high profile in the Hobbit trilogy, something will have to eventually explain his total non-appearance in the LOTR film adaptations.
    • If you look at Saruman the White's pompous, unfriendly attitude, you won't have to watch the LOTR films to know that he eventually betrays the heroes to Sauron.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: According to the cast, most of the Khuzdul they learned consisted of curses to throw at their enemies...none of which are subtitled.
  • Foreshadowing: Radagast's staff is the same staff (or the exact same design) as the first one carried by Gandalf in Fellowship of the Ring. Since Radagast isn't anywhere to be seen in the LOTR films, make of that what you will.
    • It doesn't help when the Necromancer/Sauron destroys Gandalf's original staff in The Desolation of Smaug. Though the Extended Edition of the Battle of the Five Armies adds a scene where Radagast gives his staff to Gandalf before the eponymous battle.
    • When Legolas searches Glóin, he finds a portrait he mocks as being of "some goblin mutant." Glóin tells him it's his son, Gimli.
  • For the Evulz: Smaug heads off to burn Laketown not because the denizens are any threat to him but because Bilbo will be hurt by it. Those who've read the book know this doesn't work out so well for him.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Trolls.
  • Gallows Humor: Bofur's stock in trade (though whether he means it to be humorous, or is simply incredibly blunt, is still unclear).
  • Game Changer: The One Ring of Power is TGC that acts as a James Bond device for Bilbo Baggins. That same Ring becomes Nothing Is the Same Anymore in The Lord of the Rings when it's revealed to be Sauron's Soul Jar, with which he could reclaim all of Middle-Earth under his iron rule.
  • Giant Flyer: The Eagles.
    • Not to mention Smaug himself.
  • Giant Spider: They are spawning out of Dol Guldur and overrunning Mirkwood.
  • Girls with Moustaches: We don't get a good look at any Dwarven women, but they're there. The best we get is a shot of a tiny etching or painting of Gloin's wife that he carries around with him.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: More like glowing everything of doom when Galadriel faces down Sauron and the Nazgûl.
  • Glowing Gem: The Arkenstone.
  • Gold Fever: Thrór, the king of Erebor and Thorin's grandfather, is shown in flashbacks to be so obsessed with gold that it's described as a "sickness", and his obsession with filling his treasure rooms with enough gold to build a decent sized castle out of it is implied to have attracted Smaug to Erebor in the first place. Those who are familiar with Tolkien's expanded writings will understand that this is due to his possession of one of the Dwarven Rings of Power — Tolkien's text notes that the greatest effect of these Rings on the Dwarves was to inflame their lust for wealth.
    • This happens to Thorin once he recaptures The Lonely Mountain, becoming obsessed with finding the Arkenstone and going back on his word to Bard that he'd give him a share of the treasure.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Thorin, while unmistakably one of the protagonists, can be incredibly stubborn, proud, and quick to criticize, as well as discriminating against all things elvish.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Against their mortal enemies, the Orcs, both Dwarves and Elves are unforgiving killers.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Azog has several symmetrical scars that run all over his body, almost like tattoos. The idea was that he carved them himself.
  • Graceful Loser: The Goblin King confronts the heroes:
    Goblin King: What are you going to do now, wizard?
    Gandalf: [Disembowels him.]
    Goblin King: ...That'll do it.
  • Guile Hero:
    • Gandalf. In fact, his whole order of wizards are meant to be this, due to being restricted from using their full magical powers as Maiar spirits on the same level as Sauron.note  They instead were meant to resort to diplomacy, guidance and manipulation to aid the elves, men and dwarves in keeping Middle-Earth free from evil. Gandalf's displays of magical power are always few and far between, and they are always employed as a last resort. When actually fighting, Gandalf uses his staff and sword as conventional weapons.
    • Bilbo spends the first film slowly turning into one:
      • He distracts the trolls long enough to let Gandalf and daylight come in.
      • He relies on his wits alone in his "game of riddles" with Gollum. Plus, he is sharp enough to see the difference between Gollum's split personalities; and when he says, "Why don't we have a game of riddles? Yes, just you and me," he shrewdly attempts to address the less threatening Sméagol side directly.
      • In Desolation, he manages to keep Smaug from incinerating him by playing to the dragon's weakness for flattery. It buys him enough time to locate and steal the Arkenstone.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Thranduil and Thorin's discussion.
  • Handicapped Badass: Óin's deaf without his ear trumpet. Thráin is missing one eye. One can only guess what damage has been done to Bifur's brain, what with the axe stuck in his head....
    • Azog got his arm chopped off. It doesn't seem to slow him down in the least.
  • Haunted Castle: Dol Guldur — literally.
  • The Heart: Ori. Bilbo seems to be this at first, but as the story goes on he takes a level in badass.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Gandalf believes that the best way to keep the forces of darkness away is to embrace kindness in all its forms, no matter how small, and this is the primary reason why he believes in Bilbo so strongly.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: In all of the flashbacks, neither Thorin, nor Balin nor Dwalin wear helmets when fighting Smaug or the Orcs at the gates of Moria while the common soldiers are helmeted.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen:
    • Smaug is kept mostly offscreen in the first film, much like Gollum was in the first Lord of the Rings movie. His tail is the most ever properly seen in the flashback about his invasion of the Lonely Mountain, giving the close-up and detailed shot of his eye at the end of the film more impact.
    • The same can be said about the giant spiders. Some silhouettes are shown as they swarm Radagast's home, along with the occasional foot poking through the ramshackle ceiling, but there isn't a full shot of one until it is moving away, still through thick underbush.
  • Hollywood Tactics: Played with in the third film. For a brutish race, the Orcs use a surprising number of effective strategies including sneaking up on their enemies and dividing them, using giant worm burrowing tunnels as a brilliantly stealthy entry point for battle, signal flags, a variety of troops including trolls to serve as war machines, reserves including Goblin mercenaries, bats, and an entire second army. The Dwarves attempt a shield wall with extended spears to stop the initial Orc charge. Hollywood Tactics comes back in full force when the Elves leap over the Dwarves and go straight into melee largely negating the Dwarves fighting stance and the Elves advantage with archery.
  • Horse of a Different Color:
    • Thranduil rides a Megaloceros-like stag.
    • Radagast uses large rabbits to pull his sledge.
    • The orcs ride wargs, which are basically just huge wolves.
    • Dáin rides a boar, and at one point Thorin, Dwalin, Fíli, and Kíli ride giant rams.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The Necromancer. To be expected, since y'know, he's Sauron.
  • Humans Are White: Unlike the Rings trilogy, there are a few black and Asian extras among the humans of Laketown - the idea behind this being that it's a trade hub, and located much farther east than other lands seen in the Rings trilogy, so there'd be more people there from distant lands. You've gotta search really hard to see them, though, so the trilogy is still a near-straight example of the trope.
  • I Have Just One Thing to Say:
    Thorin (to Bilbo): You! What were you doing? You nearly got yourself killed! Did I not say that you would be a burden, that you would not survive in the wild and that you have no place amongst us? (long pause) ...I've never been so wrong in all my life. (embraces Bilbo)
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine:
  • Immortal Apathy: Thranduil the Elvenking displayed signs of this trope in the second film when he coldly stated that Thorin could stay in his cell and rot for all he cared, because "a hundred years is a mere blink in the life of an Elf!", but he truly qualifies as this in the third film when he decides to abandon the Dwarves and the Men of Lake-Town to face Azog's Orcs alone after having had enough of watching his soldiers get killed. When Tauriel calls him out on it, he indifferently retorts:
    Thranduil: Yes, they will die. Today, tomorrow, one year hence, a hundred years from now. What does it matter? They are mortal.
  • Impoverished Patrician:
    • The descendants of Erebor's royal family.
    • Bard. His grandsire was King of Dale; now his descendant has to make ends meet by smuggling.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Probably all the Elves to some extent, as well as a number of other characters. Kíli is a distinctive Dwarf example. At one point, Tauriel shoots another arrow fired by an orc right out of the air.
  • Inertial Impalement: During the final battle in the first film, a warg runs at Bilbo and he kills it by holding out his sword, Sting.
  • Instant Death Bullet: A single direct hit with the black arrow on Smaug's unprotected spot is enough to kill him outright in the third film, as in the novel.
  • Intergenerational Friendship:
    • Gandalf with Bilbo and even Elrond, who despite being extremely old, has nothing on Gandalf who began life before the world itself was made.
    • And Galadriel, who is literally older than the freaking sun and moon (both relatively recent additions to the world's cosmology) and one of the oldest Elves still in Middle-earth. Elrond is a child next to her.
    • Bilbo's friendships with the Dwarves, especially Balin and Thorin, also count since Dwarves age more slowly than Hobbits, technically making him the youngest member of The Company.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Naturally, as several races are involved on this journey.
    • Bilbo (Hobbit) and Gandalf (Maia). Gandalf with Galadriel and Elrond (Elves). And over the course of the film, Bilbo and the Dwarves.
    • For the villains, there's one of these between Azog and his mount, the Warg Matriarch.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted. As far as the theatrical version tells us, Alfrid seemingly escapes with gold, but in the extended edition, his true fate is revealed.
  • Karmic Death: Both The Master of Lake-Town, who is crushed by Smaug's falling body when Bard kills him in mid-air, and Alfrid, who hides on a catapult, but a gold coin falls off him onto the catapult's trigger, sending him flying into the mouth of a Troll, where he dies of asphyxiation.
  • Large and in Charge:
    • Azog.
    • The Great Goblin.
    • The Elvenking Thranduil is portrayed by the 6'5" Lee Pace, who towers over pretty much everyone else, including his subordinates.
  • Large Ham: Many, but perhaps best demonstrated in the first film by Barry Humphries as the Great Goblin.
  • Leitmotif:
    • The Dwarves' motif is an orchestral rendition of "Misty Mountains Cold", and strikes up whenever they journey through the landscapes of Middle-Earth or start kicking ass. There are also multiple motifs from The Lord of the Rings, including the Shire theme, the choral music heard when Rivendell is first seen, and Gollum's theme.
    • Early on, choirs from the "journey in the dark" segment of the Moria are heard illustrating Thrór's money sickness. This can count as a Foreshadowing Call-Back: the downfall of Erebor was because the Dwarves became too greedy, exactly the reason why Moria fell by awakening the Balrog. The musical cue when the Fellowship enters Moria is therefore retroactively referencing the Erebor incident. Both of these occur in or near a dwarvish mine intended for digging up valuable metals.
    • The One Ring's leitmotif is heard when Bilbo first finds the Ring and when he fingers it in his pocket later.
    • Very briefly, the Lothlórien theme from The Two Towers plays when Elrond and the other Elves appear to fend off a Warg attack.
    • The theme played for Thorin's Unflinching Walk down the burning tree to fight Azog at the end is close to the "Power of the Ring" theme (as Howard Shore called it on the FOTR EE) heard during the opening prologue of Fellowship of the Ring. That theme, as well as the Black Riders theme (called "The Revelation of the Ringwraiths") share some of the same leitmotifs.
    • The six-note leitmotif in Saruman's theme is reprised, but at a slower tempo and with a slightly higher key, to downplay the menacing role he shall play later.
    • Unlike in The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf now has his own motif that usually plays when he makes his presence known in a scene.
  • Lethal Chef: The trolls.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Dwalin threatens to rip a child's arms off if he ever tells anyone how they snuck into Bard's house via the toilet.
  • Lighter and Softer: Technically, The Lord of the Rings was the Darker and Edgier sequel to The Hobbit, but since the film version of LOTR came out first, it comes across as this. It's still much darker than the book, which was for children.
  • Light Is Not Good: More precisely in Thranduil's case, he's Light Is Not Nice. He is an Elf, but in true The Silmarillion style, he is an arrogant, self-centered jerkass, with ash blond hair, and decked out in fabulous silver robes and jewelry.
  • Living Shadow: A brief glimpse of the Necromancer.
  • Lodged Blade Removal: The Dwarf Bifur had an axe-head lodged on his forehead off-screen and it cut through his brain deep enough to make him unable to speak the Common Tongue (all his quotes are in Khuzdul, which make him unintelligible to the audience). The blade is eventually removed in the third movie courtesy of an Orc headbutting him right before falling to his death. Amusingly, Bifur instantly regains the ability to speak Westron and lets out his frustration with the following quote:
    Bifur: You know where you can stick that? *points to the axe-head that his cousin Bombur just recovered*
  • MacGuffin:
    • The Arkenstone will serve as this throughout the trilogy, much like in the original story.
    • While not as important as the Lord of the Rings trilogy (and normally not this trope), the One Ring will still play its role the same way it did in the original story.
  • Made of Iron: Tolkien's Dwarves in general, but especially Thorin. In the first film alone, Thorin is trampled underfoot by Smaug and has an encounter with a Warg that should have punctured any number of vital organs; but he comes away from both incidents seemingly with no permanent damage.
  • Made of Plasticine: When it comes to fighting orcs, all of them that don't have names are dispatched within three swings of a weapon, by a single arrow, or even a couple of stones.
  • Magic Knight: Although Gandalf is a wizard, he is most certainly not of the squishy variety. Especially when escaping Goblin-Town, he combines his sword and staff into a veritable whirlwind of death.
  • The Magnificent: Thranduil is referred to as "The Great Elvenking."
  • Malevolent Architecture:
    • Gandalf finds getting into the High Fells a very dangerous task, involving negotiating ridiculously narrow, crumbling steps on both the sides of sheer cliffs and the inside walls of deep, dark shafts, as well as steep, slippery ramps leading straight into said shafts.
    • Dol Guldur is also a pretty easy place to fall off edges, and as a bonus, was built with sharp spikes and large sword-like blades protruding from many corners. The Necromancer seems to obey an evil variety of the Rule of Cool.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The Arkenstone, the chiefest item amongst the regalia of the Kings Under the Mountain, and the recovery of which is one of the Company's main goals. It's clearly more than just a precious stone, but it's not clear whether it's actually magical, magic being exceptionally rare in Middle-Earth. Also, in the books, the Arkenstone was cut and shaped by the Dwarves to enhance its own "inner light," but the stone in the movie is clearly uncut, only polished, meaning that whatever illuminates from within is probably stronger in the movies than in the books.
  • Mighty Glacier: The stone-giants are Rock Monsters that move very slowly, but are literally mountain-sized.
  • Moby Schtick:
    • Thorin vs. Smaug has shades of this. Unlike most examples, however, the Dwarves have something to gain from Smaug's death besides vengeance and personal gratification: their former home, Erebor.
    • Azog, a giant albino orc who nurtures an obsessive grudge against the dwarf who maimed him, effectively embodies both Captain Ahab and Moby Dick, right down to the stark coloration of the iconic white whale.
  • Money Fetish: Thrór had one, bringing about his ruin from Smaug, who has his own case. Smaug has been content to simply lie buried in the vast mountain of riches for 60 years.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: According to Word of God, the albino Warg that Azog rides on in the films is the Warg Matriarch, and (as her title should suggest) happens to be the mother of most of the Wargs used as mounts by Azog's hunting party.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Yazneg and Fimbul to Azog.
  • Mordor: Not the Trope Namer; we catch a glimpse of the wasteland that is the Desolation of Smaug at the end of AUJ.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Though he never outright says it, you can tell from his facial expressions that Bilbo immediately regrets it when he tells Bofur that the Dwarves should be used to living on the road and having "nowhere to belong", briefly forgetting that they lost their home to Smaug.
    • Again when Bilbo kills the giant sow bug thing in Mirkwood in a frenzy over losing the Ring. He's obviously disturbed since killing a creature over jewelry is quite different to killing one that's trying to eat your friends.
    • And again when Bilbo watches Smaug fly away from Erebor towards Laketown. Since it was Bilbo calling himself Barrel-rider that brought Laketown to Smaug's mind and he says outright he's going to attack the town to spite Bilbo. Bilbo Regrets Things: The Trilogy.

     N — Z 
  • Named Weapons: Orcrist and Glamdring. Also discussed by Bilbo and Balin when Elrond is describing their history: Bilbo looks down at his own elven blade, but Balin tells him not to bother asking about it, as only swords are typically given names, and Bilbo's weapon is "more of a letter-opener." Instead, Bilbo names his blade Sting in the second film, inspired by its victim's cry of how much it stings when he shoves the blade into its face.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast:
    • We're pretty sure Azog The Defiler didn't get his name by throwing tea parties.
    • For the goblins, the two Elvish blades of Gondolin count as this. They even added their own terms of fear onto the names of the swords: Glamdring, the "Foe Hammer" — Beater; and Orcrist, the "Goblin Cleaver" — Biter.
    • Smaug is also known by the nickname "Smaug the Terrible".
    • A guy called the Necromancer is probably not a barrel of laughs, and that's before they find out it's Sauron.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When he encounters Gollum in the cave, Bilbo says he's Bilbo Baggins of the Shire. 60 years later, this information will be tortured out of Gollum by Sauron's soldiers, alerting Mordor to The One Ring's location and forcing Frodo to flee The Shire.
  • Nightmare Face:
    • Gollum makes his most terrifying expression in all his appearances when he figures out the obvious connection between his lost Precious and Bilbo's question.
      Gollum: What has it got in its nasty little pocketsesss?!
    • We only see the Necromancer's face for a short moment, but what we do see isn't pleasant.
  • No Name Given: The Blue Wizards. Serves as a Mythology Gag when Gandalf can't remember what they're called, as their very existence is canonically dubious. While Tolkien did give them several names each, they have no definitive ones as they're The Ghost for the entire legendarium. Mentioning them at all is also legally dubious because Warner Bros didn't have the rights to any material outside the Hobbit and LOTR trilogy.
    Then there are the two blue wizards... 'd'you know, I've quite forgotten their names...
    • Also when exploring the tombs of The Nine Nazgûl, who were once kings of men, but became corrupted servants of Sauron, Radagast asks Gandalf who the tomb is for. Gandalf says "If he had a name, it has long since been forgotten, he is now just known as a servant of evil."
  • Noodle Incident: How that necklace of white gems that belonged to Legolas's mom that Thranduil wants ended up in the Mountain is never explained.
  • No OSHA Compliance
    • The narrow bridge the Dwarves take into Rivendell has no railings despite crossing a deep gorge with a river at the bottom. The Elves even ride horses across it.
    • Erebor itself is chock-full of bridges with flat walking surfaces suspended a hundred feet above the chamber floor with nothing at all to prevent anyone from falling over the edges.
    • The High Fells and Dol Guldur have their shares of unsafe walking as well. See also Malevolent Architecture.
  • No Sense of Direction: Thorin loses his way when trying to find Bilbo's house. Twice.
  • Nose Nuggets: The Troll scene, in which poor Bilbo gets used as an impromptu handkerchief.
  • No Social Skills: Set up but then subverted at Bilbo's expense. The Dwarves do seem fairly rude when invading his home from Bilbo's point of view (though they are under the impression that they are welcome), lack his air of politeness, are messily rough and cavalier, and clash with his fragile sense of comfort. When they start tossing about his heirloom dishes, he finally starts shouting... and in response they simply launch into a song making fun of his indignation. But then the song ends, and it's revealed that the whole time they were actually cleaning up after themselves in their own unique way—to Bilbo's surprise and Gandalf's amusement. It serves as an early lesson that there's more to the world than what Bilbo wants to see.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You…: Played straight in the Goblin caves when Bilbo and another goblin fell a long distance. Bilbo survived with only a few cuts and bruises thanks to a cluster of giant mushrooms that absorbed his fall when he should have been in a much worse condition. The goblin was barely alive since he landed onto the hard ground, leaving him easy prey for Gollum.
  • Nothing Is Scarier:
    • You barely catch a glimpse of Smaug for the entirety of the first movie. During the scene of him attacking Erebor, we only see his feet, tail, and teeth. In the final scene, we see only a nostril and one eye. But it's plenty enough to judge his enormous size and strength.
    • In An Unexpected Journey, the Necromancer is shown as merely a vaguely-humanoid shadow behind a curtain of fog.
  • Not Quite Dead: Azog, unlike his book counterpart.
  • Not So Stoic: Thorin has lost his cool a few times. During the stone giants' battle, he started frantically calling Fíli's name when he thought he was dead. And after Bilbo saved his life from Azog and he regained consciousness, he furiously yells at the latter for putting himself in danger before pulling Bilbo into a hug.
  • No, You: Kíli shows the emotional range of a seven-year-old when Bilbo claims the dwarves all have parasites:
    Kíli: We don't have parasites! You have parasites!
  • Older Than They Look: Dwarves age much more slowly than humans and hobbits age slightly more slowly than humans, so everyone in the company is older than he looks. Thorin doesn't look a great deal older from the flashback sequences, which take place over a hundred years prior. Bilbo is in his 50s at the time of the story.
    • Then there are the elves, who are all far older than they look.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: The rendition of Sauron's theme in The Battle of the Five Armies has a touch of this.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: While Tolkien's works provided the foundation for many standard dwarf characteristics, the film partially bucks many of the trends. The Dwarves have a variety of accents in addition to Scottish, two of them do not have beards, and they use a variety of weapons in addition to axes. Female Dwarves also have more feminine characteristics than usual. And in The Battle of Five Armies, the Dwarves of The Iron Hills have Roman-influenced aesthetics and tactics rather than the usual Norse.
  • Parental Substitute: Thorin towards Fíli and Kíli since, as his nephews, they're his closest heirs.
  • Pelts of the Barbarian: Used in a symbolic way. The Dwarves wear rough furs while in exile, and they find finer robes once they retake the Lonely Mountain, but they return to their rough clothing after being disillusioned with Thorin's behavior.
  • Perilous Old Fool: Thrór in his attempt to retake Moria from Azog's horde after the loss of Erebor. He paid for it dearly.
  • Pinned to the Wall: Or the tree, or the cliff, or the big rock... This happens to the Orcs and Goblins enough to make them the new Trope Codifiers.
  • Plot Armor: The sheer amount of mortal danger every single dwarf of the group keeps surviving, without as much as a scratch, is astonishing, especially since there are 15 members in the group (13 Dwarves, Gandalf, and Bilbo).
  • Portal Statue Pairs: The Dwarven kingdom of Erebor is depicted as having two giant statues of dwarves standing on either side of its entrance.
  • Power Crystal: The Arkenstone of Erebor glows and pulsates with its own inner light, although the flashbacks don't show it powering anything in particular.
  • Prequel: Although the source material was written before Lord of the Rings, it was adapted to film afterwards, and features elements that lead up to those films.
    • Prequel in the Lost Age: Downplayed. While it still takes place at the end of the Third Age, it is before Sauron manages to cause enough unrest to make the world the dark place full of fear we see in LOTR. This is especially evident from the moments when Bilbo puts on the Ring and the spirit world is shown to be more vibrant.
  • Pride Before a Fall: The dwarves of Erebor before Smaug's arrival, especially Thrór, who never doubted the supremacy and longevity of his kingdom until it was too late. Foreshadowed about Thorin by Gandalf.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The War of the Dwarves and Orcs is considered one. The number of dwarf dead outnumbered the survivors, and that's the reason they didn't retake Moria from the orcs, instead of Dáin realising that the Balrog is still inside, as in The Lord of the Rings appendices.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Only a few of the Dwarves are actually warriors; the others range from miners to toymakers. In combat, they range in ability from cutting a bloody swath through tough foes to ineffectually plunking at them with a slingshot. This is fully lampshaded by Balin as to why the quest is a bad idea. Thorin, however, prizes their loyalty over their ability (or lack thereof); these dwarves answered the call when it came to them. The actual army he tried for did not.
  • Real Is Brown: The first movie is more saturated than the LOTR trilogy. The saturation dies down in the next two as the story becomes more serious and autumn draws to a close.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Thorin. The dragon sickness turns him into a Jerkass after retaking Erebor. It gets so bad that he attempts to kill Bilbo after finding out he took the Arkenstone, and refuses to assist in battle, (even leaving his cousin Dáin to die, trying to justify it by saying that all life is cheap in comparison to the massive treasure hoard of Erebor). Thorin eventually shakes off the dragon sickness and leads his company of dwarves into battle, but he dies shortly after killing Azog. Before he dies, he and Bilbo make peace with each other.
  • Red Herring: The Dwarven windlance in Lake-Town. The Desolation of Smaug makes dedicated focus to this lone weapon on the tower, with Balin stating that it's the only thing that can make the Black Arrows pierce Smaug's hide. Bard, when he hears the rumblings from the mountain, decides to take the last remaining Black Arrow to the windlance, but he is stopped by the Lake-Town authorities and thrown in a jail cell before he can do so. Ultimately, Bard never makes it to the windlance when Smaug lays waste on the town, and Bard has to fire the Black Arrow with a makeshift long-bow made of his son's shoulder and his bow's drawstring on top of the bell tower.
  • Red Is Heroic: Bilbo wears a red jacket. Balin, one of the most outwardly virtuous and heroic of the Dwarves, also wears red robes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Bilbo and Thorin respectively, who even wear these distinct colors. Bilbo is excitable and somewhat silly whereas Thorin remains dignified. Also, Dwalin (red) and Balin (blue).
  • Red Right Hand: As with the previous trilogy, many of the villains have asymmetrical injuries or defects on top of general hideousness or lack of hygiene.
    • Even for an orc, Azog has a distinctive appearance. He is unusually tall and pale, and has a series of barbed hooks for a hand. His skin is unusually smooth for an Orc and covered in bizarrely symmetrical scars.
    • Azog's son, Bolg, has a massive facial scar, one blind eye, and most of his upper lip is torn.
    • The Master of Lake-Town is generally greasy with a distinctively twisted face, based on Stephen Fry's own bent nose.
    • Thranduil briefly shows a horrific burn on one side of his face, which he apparently keeps hidden under a glamour (or, alternatively, is a non-physical scar which only manifests in moments of great stress), although he's not so much evil as petty and obstructive.
    • The Goblin King has a giant goiter, and he's a giant goblin already.
  • Restricted Expanded Universe: While one of Peter Jackson's goals was to tie the events of The Hobbit to the The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's estate refused to grant him access to The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, The History of Middle-earth, or the other Tolkien books containing the material required to do so while remaining faithful to what Tolkien had written. As such, Jackson extrapolated and changed a few details, such as the backstory of the Nazgül, in order to make his story work.
  • Riches to Rags: What happens to Thorin, who was once a prince of a very powerful dwarven kingdom. After Smaug took over Erebor, he and his people were driven out and he was forced to work menial, dead-end jobs to survive.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something:
    • Master Elrond personally leads the sortie that drives off the orcs harrying Thorin and Company.
    • Elrond and Galadriel, along with Saruman and Radagast, when they rescue Gandalf from Dol Guldur.
    • Thrór, Thráin, and Thorin himself, of course.
    • Thranduil, too. He probably would've helped the Erebor dwarves if it wasn't, you know, a gigantic dragon that had attacked them.
    • Thranduil acquits himself well during the Battle of the Five Armies.
    • Thranduil's son, Legolas, a prince who does a lot of orc-slaying in the second and third films.
    • Girion, Lord of Dale and Bard's grandfather, took on Smaug by himself with a single dwarven-made siege weapon and a very small number of Black Arrows and succeeded in making repeated hits against Smaug in a section of his chest to allow his descendant a clear shot with the last Black Arrow.
  • Series Continuity Error: Smaug is quite clearly a quadruped in An Unexpected Journey and then transforms into a wyvern in The Desolation of Smaug. They attempted to correct this for the Extended Edition of An Unexpected Journey, but still missed a single shot, which makes it stand out even more.
    • In An Unexpected Journey, Thráin is clearly missing his right eye. However, in the Extended Edition of The Desolation of Smaug, he is not only played by a different actor but has both of his eyes.
  • Serkis Folk:
    • Gollum (performed once again by the Trope Namer himself) and Smaug as well by Benedict Cumberbatch, which included delivering his lines while slithering around on his belly. Jackson must be really impressed by Serkis, because he also appointed him Second Unit Director.
    • The trolls William, Bert, and Tom are performed and voiced by the same actors as Glóin, Dori, and Bifur, respectively.
    • Azog and the Great Goblin are also entirely computer generated characters. Many of the orcs and goblins of the movie are portrayed by human actors, but parts of their faces have been enhanced with what Peter Jackson calls "CG makeup" to allow them inhuman facial features, like too wide jaws or eyes that are extremely far from each other.
  • Shaped Like Itself: The way Gandalf introduces himself to Bilbo.
    Gandalf: I'm Gandalf, and Gandalf means ... me!
  • Shining City: The underground Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and its adjacent, allied Northmen city of Dale are easily as impressive as Minas Tirith.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer:
    • Azog is absent in all promotional materials for the first film. As a CGI character, his appearance went through several radical redesigns and was not finalized until only a few months before the release.
    • The Great Goblin, a fairly important character, is only shown as The Stinger in the second trailer (after he is already dead).
    • Beorn has only one second of screentime in each of the second film's trailers.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal:
    • Radagast.
    • Gandalf certainly speaks Moth.
    • Azog appears to understand the warg language. While tracking Thorin and Company, Azog's albino warg sniffs the ground and utters a series of grunts and growls. Azog then announces to his orcs that the scent is still fresh.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Sauron, Bolg, and most of the Orc Mooks.
  • Sssssnaketalk: Smaug really loves stressing his sibilants; most prominently as he assures Bilbo that "I will not part with a sssingle coin", complete with a serpentine tongue-flick. Even before that: "Hmmm...there is ssssomething about you." In the third film, Thorin starts picking it up as his greed and Gold Fever from Smaug's treasure overwhelm him.
  • Stock Scream: We hear the infamous Wilhelm Scream when Glóin pushes a goblin off of a bridge in Goblin-town.
  • Stout Strength: The Dwarves are short and stocky but all quite strong. During the escape from the Goblins, Bombur can be seen barely slowing down as several Goblins climb on him. He may not be very fast, but clearly it takes a lot to stop him once he gets moving. The second film shows that, in actual fact, he IS very fast.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • You can see the very similar facial features and hair between Legolas and his father Thranduil.
    • Not to mention Gimli and his father Glóin.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Bilbo is the protagonist, but so far in the series it's Thorin who's The Hero of the story; in terms of traditional character dynamics, Bilbo seems to fit the role of The Heart best.
  • Talking Animal: Almost completely averted. Unlike in the novel, animals like the eagles do not speak the common tongue, though they may understand it. Instead, Radagast Speaks Fluent Animal and Gandalf possibly does too, since he can give commands to a moth and considers the eagles to be his friends. Smaug speaks the common tongue just fine.
    • Played with when it comes to the spiders infesting Mirkwood — as unnatural evil creatures, they can speak, but Bilbo can only understand what they say when he puts the Ring on.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Elrond is definitely tall and dark, and in this film he also does seem rather cheeky/snarky at times. As is Thorin, minus the "tall" part.
    Elrond: You have your grandfather's bearing. I knew Thrór, when he ruled under the mountain.
    Thorin: Indeed? He made no mention of you.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Dwalin has tattoos on his knuckles (fitting given his status as The Big Guy) and on the top of his head; his actor has stated that the head tattoos are a pictoral history of the dwarves.
  • Team Mom: Balin is a male example, being very kindly and supportive. As the eldest and wisest dwarf, he is also the de facto leader when Thorin isn't around. Dori too, especially towards his younger brother Ori.
  • Tempting Fate: The Goblin King and his taunting of Gandalf.
  • Those Two Guys: Fíli and Kíli are shaping up that way, especially in the scene where Bilbo finds them guarding the ponies before the encounter with the trolls.
  • Timeshifted Actor: Ian Holm plays the older Bilbo in the prologue and epilogue, Martin Freeman in the main story.
  • Title Drop: Averted, unlike in The Lord of the Rings. In that trilogy, each movie had a scene where a character blatantly drops the title. Here, that only happens in The Desolation of Smaug. But the main title still gets one in An Unexpected Journey, when Thorin is introduced to Bilbo.
    Thorin: So...this is the Hobbit.
  • Translation Style Choices:
    • As with The Lord of the Rings films referring to Weathertop by its Elvish name Amon Sûl, this film only uses the name "The Lonely Mountain" once and otherwise uses the Elvish name Erebor (which was never mentioned in the book and only cropped up in later supplementary material). Fridge Logic can set in here about why Thorin's Dwarves would use the Elvish name for their lost kingdom when they have a grudge against Elves...
    • The same applies to the dwarves only using the name Moria, as they did in LOTR, instead of Khazad-dûm. "Moria" is a derogatory Elvish term meaning "black pit".
    • This has a fairly simple explanation in background sources: Sindarin used to be the lingua franca of Middle-Earth until the Third Age when the elves started to fade away, and most of the trade that dwarves did with other races was with elves. Dwarves don't use their own language in mixed company if they can help it, so the elvish names for the dwarven kingdoms stuck even in their own speech, regardless of their current feelings about the elves, themselves. As for Moria, dwarves are likely to use that name because the place has become a "black pit" in their minds, as well.
  • Treasure Room: Erebor's treasure room, which was going well enough until it got Smaug's attention, is more like treasure city.
  • True Companions: The Company, since it is composed mostly of relatives and former comrades, was this prior to hiring Bilbo as their burglar. Most of the first film is Bilbo becoming part of the Company.
  • Undying Loyalty: Most of the dwarves towards Thorin, but especially Dwalin; he saves Thorin's life twice in An Unexpected Journey (once during the first warg attack, once during the thunder battle), gets highly offended when the Master of Laketown fails to show Thorin the proper respect, and they are seen fighting or planning together multiple times throughout both movies.
    • Bilbo gradually develops this to Thorin and the Company as a whole. When he gives the Arkenstone to Thranduil and Bard as a bargaining chip for peace, he makes it abundantly clear that he's only doing this in order to protect Thorin from further madness and to ensure the safety of his Dwarven friends. He also risks his life on numerous occasions to protect or warn them of coming danger, such as when he spends weeks breaking The Company out of Thranduil's dungeons and then later scales an Orc-infested Ravenhill to reach Thorin and his nephews, the latter of which Gandalf believed was a suicide mission.
  • Unusual Euphemism (also Inherently Funny Words):
    • Ori makes a reckless Badass Boast about fighting Smaug in An Unexpected Journey:
      Ori: I'm not afraid! I'm up for it! I'll give him a taste of Dwarvish iron right up his jacksie!
    • In the Extended Edition of The Battle of the Five Armies, the dwarves in a goat-drawn chariot are pursued by an armored troll:
      Dwalin: Bring it down! Shoot it!
      Kíli: Where?
      Dwalin: Aim at its jambags!
      Kíli: It doesn't have any jambags!
  • The Unintelligible: The few times Bifur speaks, it's in Dwarvish Khuzdul language because of the axe jammed in his head. Late in the third movie, the axe is removed and he is able to speak the Common Tongue again.
  • Veganopia: Although the movie-verse doesn't specify if all Elves are vegetarians, it nonetheless implies that because Elves are a Superior Species (or at least that's what they believe) who are in tune with nature, they demonstrate their enlightened sensibilities by not consuming meat. In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Rivendell Elves are shown to be vegetarians because they only serve fruits and vegetables. When Thranduil brings food and water to the survivors of Lake-town in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, his caravans don't contain any meat or meat products, which strongly suggests that the Mirkwood Elves are vegetarians as well.
  • The Villain Wins: Zig-Zagged. Azog achieves his personal goal of killing Thorin and his nephews, but not only do he and his son die, he fails his master's objective of seizing The Lonely Mountain and opening passage to Angmar. And he doesn't even manage to wipe out the line of Durin properly; Dáin Ironfoot is closely related to Thorin, Fíli, and Kíli, and becomes King Under The Mountain after their deaths, as shown in the extended edition.
  • Violent Glaswegian: The Dwarves, especially Dwalin and Dáin Ironfoot.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: Lots.
    • The main characters' task is to kill Smaug. On the way to his lair, they deal with Trolls, Warg-riding Orcs, Stone Giants, and Goblins, none of which are in cahoots with Smaug (that we know of). In fact, the first film ends with the party not yet reaching The Lonely Mountain or seeing Smaug even once.
    • Then there are Beorn, the spiders of Mirkwood, Wood-Elves, and Lake-Town.
  • Watsonian versus Doylist: Some of the dwarves, a race described in the books as stocky and heavy-set with long beards have been given a haircut and slimmed down significantly for the films — notably Thorin, Fíli, and Kíli. These are also some of the dwarf characters who do the most acting, which would be impeded by a lot of prosthetics and facial hair.
  • We Have Become Complacent: The Dwarves of Erebor felt very secure in their position as rulers of the mightiest kingdom in Middle-Earth before Smaug arrived.
    • Gandalf regarding Dol Guldur (in the second film).
    Gandalf: We've been blind, and in our blindness, our enemy has returned.
  • We Have Reserves:
    • Applied by any Orc towards every other Orc. While they do show a modicum of self-preservation (retreating from a hopeless battle or aiding a competent leader), they don't bat an eyelid if a comrade is shot/stabbed/devoured, and they are perfectly happy to do the honors themselves.
    • The Goblins (subterranean Orcs) apply this with even greater zeal. Dozens of them die in droves, and the (temporary) survivors are still totally willing to leap into the fray. You have to give the little buggers credit for their sheer enthusiasm.
  • What Could Have Been: When The Hobbit was first put into production, Guillermo Del Toro was originally attached as the director. He even got so far as concept art and casting before production stalled. Guillermo eventually had to move on to other projects, and Peter Jackson took over. Unfortunately to make a ‘clean slate’, all Guillermo’s concept art was destroyed. Judging from his visually stunning style seen in films like Pan's Labyrinth or Hellboy, we can only be left to imagine what an elaborate and fantastical world Guillermo's Middle Earth would have been.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Thorin receives several of these as he slips deeper into the madness of dragon sickness.


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Escaping goblin town

Despite all the on-screen stabbing, slashing, squashing and even decapitating, not a single drop of blood is shed in The Hobbit.

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