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The Hobbit | Characters

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Character Description
Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins is an adventurous hobbit and the story's protagonist, whose leadership and bravery mature throughout the novel. Read More
Gandalf Gandalf is a wise wizard who chooses Bilbo to help reclaim stolen treasure from Smaug. Read More
Thorin Oakenshield Thorin Oakenshield is the greedy leader of the dwarves who takes on the title of King under the Mountain and leads the dwarves in the Battle of Five Armies. Read More
Smaug Smaug is the treasure-guarding dragon who dominates Lonely Mountain. Read More
Elrond Elrond is an elf ruler and master of Rivendell. Read More
Gollum Gollum is a slimy, shriveled creature who lives in the dark and guards his magical ring of invisibility. Read More
Balin Balin is the only dwarf who offers friendship to Bilbo.
Bard Bard is a human and the noble archer who kills Smaug.
Belladonna Baggins Belladonna is Bilbo's deceased mother, from whom he inherited his courage and sense of adventure.
Beorn Beorn is a man/bear skin-changer who equips Bilbo and the dwarves for their journey to Mirkwood.
Bifur Bifur is one of the dwarves in Bilbo's troop; he and Bofur are nearly caught by Smaug when the dragon breaks out of Lonely Mountain.
Bofur Bofur is one of the dwarves in Bilbo's troop; he and Bifur are nearly caught by Smaug when the dragon breaks out of Lonely Mountain.
Bombur Bombur is the heaviest of the dwarves; when the dwarves are captured by giant spiders, Bilbo uses his sword to rescue Bombur and the others.
Dain Dain is a dwarf leader who, following the death of Thorin, becomes a noble and generous king.
Dori One of the dwarves in the troop, Dori attempts to help Bilbo escape the Misty Mountains by giving him a piggyback ride. Unfortunately, Bilbo falls and is left behind.
Dwalin Dwalin, one of the dwarves on the quest, is a relative of Thorin and the younger brother of Balin. He arrives first at Bag End at the beginning of the adventure.
Elvenking The Elvenking is an elf ruler who joins forces with the dwarves despite having no claim on the treasure.
Fili Fili is one of the dwarves on the quest and is Thorin's nephew and Kili's brother. The brothers discover the cave in which the goblins capture the dwarves. The brothers perish in the Battle of Five Armies.
Gloin Gloin is one of the dwarves on the quest and is Oin's brother and a cousin to Balin and Dwalin. He at first distrusts Bilbo, thinking the hobbit looks "more like a grocer than a burglar." He survives the Battle of Five Armies.
Great Goblin The Great Goblin is an evil, oversized goblin ruler.
Kili Kili is one of the dwarves on the quest and is Thorin's nephew and Fili's brother. The brothers discover the cave in which the goblins capture the dwarves. The brothers perish in the Battle of Five Armies.
Master of Lake-town The Master of Lake-town is the human who governs the town and makes plans to rebuild the community after Smaug destroys it. When his greed for the treasure corrupts him, he is replaced by Bard the bowman.
Nori Nori is one of the dwarves on the quest and is distantly related to Thorin. He survives the Battle of Five Armies.
Old Thrush Old Thrush is a bird that overhears Bilbo describing Smaug's weak spot and relays the information to Bard, allowing the bowman to kill Smaug.
Oin Oin is one of the dwarves on the quest and is Gloin's brother and a cousin to Balin and Dwalin. He and his brother are the group's fire tenders; they also provide torches to help in exploring Smaug's lair.
Ori Ori is one of the dwarves on the quest and is distantly related to Thorin. He survives the Battle of Five Armies.
Roäc Roäc is the chief of the ravens at Lonely Mountain; he alerts Thorin that Smaug has been killed.
Thror Thror is the grandfather of Thorin, and he is the dwarf who created the map the group uses to find the treasure.
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