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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Which is your favorite talking animal in The Hobbit?
Poll: Which is your favorite talking animal in The Hobbit?
The Eagles
The Spiders
Smaug
Roac and the Ravens
View Results (39 votes)
 

Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 17 2012, 1:09am

Post #1 of 18 (484 views)
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Which is your favorite talking animal in The Hobbit? Can't Post

Ignoring whether or not they should be included in the movies or what tone they bring, which is your favorite animal that speaks the common tongue in the book?

You'll note the absence of a "none" option. Tongue


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Apr 17 2012, 1:24am

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Smaug has an amazing voice, so I voted for him [In reply to] Can't Post

but I always kind of liked the spiders too. Ravens can speak human speech in real life, so that doesn't seem so magical to me, though I do love poor ancient Roac.


(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Apr 17 2012, 1:25am)


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 17 2012, 3:48am

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No love for the fox? [In reply to] Can't Post

Although he didn't speak - but he did think very loudly.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 17 2012, 4:09am

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corvid power! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 17 2012, 7:04am

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What about the Trolls ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a vote for the eagles for me (closely followed by Smaug - if only he had more speech in the book!)


Elizabeth
Valinor


Apr 17 2012, 7:41am

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Wrong book :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Apr 17 2012, 7:33pm

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I'll go with Smaug, [In reply to] Can't Post

though I certainly wouldn't classify him as an animal, he makes for one of the best chapters in the book. He's quite the conversationalist, needless to say. Wink


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Apr 17 2012, 10:44pm

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I don't put Smaug in the same category as the animals in 'The Hobbit' [In reply to] Can't Post

If I did then he would likely have beat out Roac for my vote.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 18 2012, 12:44am

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*brushes off mediocrity bench* [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll just sit in the corner for a bit as penance.


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 18 2012, 8:27pm

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Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

Hm.... This is a good question. Probably Smaug because I like dragons.. I have no idea why I like Smaug though... maybe it's because he likes to show off and loves to brag about what he has in the Misty Mountains or something...


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 18 2012, 8:31pm

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Mae govannen! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to the boards, FaramirAndEowynMorningStar! It's always nice to see new faces around here. Smile


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 19 2012, 2:58pm

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Thank you. [In reply to] Can't Post

That is very kind of you. Blush


Wraith Buster
Gondor


Apr 19 2012, 7:24pm

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Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

He has so much sass and it's interesting to hear things from a "dragon's perspective". Tongue


sam90
Lorien

Apr 19 2012, 7:34pm

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Talking [In reply to] Can't Post

I like them all, with these talks it gives them more personality and we got to know what's going on in their minds and that's nice when reading a story. My choice is Smaug, it's kind of funny to read this mighty Dragon talk while lying on his hoard to Bilbo and the mistrust that he shows towards what he consider a thief. I do like the Eagles too but I had to make only one choice so I go with Smaug.


(This post was edited by sam90 on Apr 19 2012, 7:37pm)


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Apr 23 2012, 4:39pm

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The birdsies, as the Wargs aren't an option, and I've never seen Smaug as an animal [In reply to] Can't Post

Technically, isn't he a Maia (or more correctly, an śmaia) instead of a kelva?


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 23 2012, 5:38pm

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Technically speaking, I have no idea [In reply to] Can't Post

In fact, I have absolutely no idea what umaia and kelva mean, so you win there. But when I asked people last month to list the talking animals in The Hobbit more people included him than didn't so here he is in this one.

Personally, I've never seen the giant spiders of Mirkwood as animals, either, but most people seem to include them so I they're here too.

And, of course, the wargs aren't included as they speak their own tongue in the books and are translated by Gandalf.


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 23 2012, 5:46pm

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Technically, yes [In reply to] Can't Post

But to the majority of people Smaug is just an animal Smile


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Apr 23 2012, 8:41pm

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Whaddayamean, "not an option"? [In reply to] Can't Post

The ravens so DO talk; as do the Great Eagles. Why do you exclude them?

 
 

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