Who is your favorite character?

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  1. Barliman Butterbur

    Barliman Butterbur Worthy Keeper/Bree Roué

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    I have no particular favorites. That's like asking which is your favorite cogwheel in the clock. They are all equally necessary to make everything run right. :)

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  2. Firawyn

    Firawyn Verbatim et litteratim.

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    *looks stunned, then thoughtful*

    Well said Barley, leave it to you to look past the question to find the best answer.:cool:
     

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    Curufin Kurufinwë Atarinkë

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    Thranduil, but there's not a lot to choose from (for me anyway) in the Hobbit. :rolleyes:
     
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    I like Balin of all the dwarves, but I think Bilbo really shone as the hero, especially with the way he defeated the spiders in Mirkwood. :p
     

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    Beorn and Thorin.
     
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    But our favorite is asked for, not the most necessary.

    Plus characters have more.. hmm... character than cogwheels.

    While you choose necessity as a basis for a favorite, I choose endearment and pure likability. Favorite is Bilbo, though Gandalf is close for his wit and good nature. :D
     
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    Wonderful words, Nom :)

    I think that if I were to have any over for supper in my own home it would be Bilbo for his manners, but at the pub I would invite Kili and Fili!
     
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    Beorn....i want him as a neighbor
     
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    Thorin is complicated in the way that Shakespeare's Henrys are, and he embodies so literally the struggle of all Middle Earth: the ability to save oneself at the cost of all that is decent in the world.
     
  10. Marina Melinda Heacock

    Marina Melinda Heacock Arwen

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    Def Bilbo, and not just because hes the main character. I love his character even more than Frodo.
     
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    My favorite is definitely Kili. He is a sort-of immature warrior who is the most protected in the entire group. He also fights like therebis no tomarrow when he watches Fili die. (In his case, there is no tomarrow.)

    Fili is next. He is more responsible than Kili, but he is still not as mature as Thorin. He looks after Kili, he choses to stay with him when Thorin leaves him behind. It's very adorable if you ask me.

    After that would have to be Thorin. He is just so bold and majestic. Even though he makes me mad when he leaves his own nephews behind behind in Laketown, and when he gives into the Dragon sickness and doubted his own team when they said they didn't have the Arkenstone. But he turns back to the "good side". And Kili stands up to Thorin and they make up. I have a screenshot on my phone of the moment in The Battle of the Five Armies where Thorin and Kili have there heads together.

    If I had to choose a fourth favorite, it would be Legolas. He is an amazing fighter, and he is a rebel. He is also wants to have his own life, so he goes out into the world on his own. It's just amazing.
     
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    Bilbo! Always. Gandalf was okay, but he was a bit shady in the Hobbit. Disappearing and all, then reappearing at the end. Regarding the dwarves, I liked Balin. So, I was saddened by his death in Fellowship.
     
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    Marina Melinda Heacock Arwen

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    I think my favorite character in the Hobbit, is also Bilbo. I find his character to have more honor and more fun to read about than Frodo. Overall, I loved the Hobbit more than LOTR's (but i do love lord of the rings lol). But as a hero I think Bilbo is so much better, as a literary fictional character I think he's better on so many levels.
     
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    Bilbo. He actually has character development compared to the wooden Frodo. I am currently reading The Two Towers and I can NOT connect to Frodo at all. Bilbo, however really grows throughout The Hobbit.


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    Bard's Black Arrow.
     
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    Bilbo, not exactly sure why. I just love the way he changes throughout the story (just noticed it's been said before). Besides him, I really like Thranduil but that's mostly for his looks :p
     
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    I like Morwen's rationale and also alliteration, so I have decided to add Bilbo to my double-favorite list which was previously Black Bart's Arrow alone.
     
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    Halasían Dunedain Ranger

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    In the Hobbit? Bilbo. And Gandalf.
     
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    Blueduindain Made in Gondor

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    Yeah, Balin was pretty cool; it's a shame he died in fellowship of the ring. :( I cried first time i read that scene.

    Smaug was an Awsome Villan! If i ever get pet lizard, i'm naming it Smaug!

    I was thinking the same thing I read Beorn's parts over and over, Those pages are well worn at this point.
     
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