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Favorite Dwarf

The White Wizard
The Shire

Feb 8 2013, 1:57pm

Post #1 of 14 (863 views)
Favorite Dwarf Can't Post

Who is your favorite dwarf in all of the LOTR and The Hobbit? My list would be:
1. Gimli
2. Thorin
3. Kili
4. Fili
5. Balin
6. Dwalin
7. Bofur
8. Bombur
9. Gloin
10. Dori (He's always stuck with Bilbo especially in the book)
11. Bifur
12. Oin
13. Ori
14. Nori


Feb 8 2013, 2:07pm

Post #2 of 14 (568 views)
My choices: [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Movie-Thorin, 2. Kili, 3. Fili, 4.Gimli, 5.Balin, 6. Dwalin, 7. Bofur, 8. Bombur, 9. Dori, 10. Oin, 11. Gloin, 12. Ori, 13. Bifur, 14. Nori

Lonely Mountain
The Shire

Feb 8 2013, 3:04pm

Post #3 of 14 (542 views)
Favorite Dwarf [In reply to] Can't Post

1.) Thorin
2.) Bofur
3.) Gimli
4.) Balin
5.) Kili
6.) Dori
7.) Dwalin
8.) Gloin
9.) Fili

Not sure about Nori, Ori, Oin, Bifur and Bombur.


Feb 8 2013, 3:05pm

Post #4 of 14 (529 views)
My favourites... [In reply to] Can't Post

Now, these are all movie dwarves...

1. Thorin (well, what can I say...)
2. Dwalin
3. Bifur
4. Bofur
5. Fili
6. Kili
7. Gimli
8. Balin
9. Gloin
10. Thrain (I know, he's not exactly playing a big part, but I kind of like the look of him...)
11. Ori
12. Bombur
13. Oin
14. Nori
15. Dori


Feb 8 2013, 3:19pm

Post #5 of 14 (507 views)
Balin [In reply to] Can't Post

Everything about him is just about perfect. Then everyone but Thorin, Fili, Kili, and Ori, who are at the bottom.

Aragalen the Green

Feb 8 2013, 3:46pm

Post #6 of 14 (509 views)
My list of favorite Dwarves (movie) [In reply to] Can't Post

I like all of them! But for a list:

1. Balin
2. Bofur
3. Bifur (I like the strong silent type :)
4. Fili
5. Thorin
6. Dwalin
7. Kili
8. Nori
9. Dori
10. Ori
11. Oin
12. Gloin
13. Bombur

'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


Feb 8 2013, 4:58pm

Post #7 of 14 (485 views)
Well I like most every dwarf, but I''l give it a try [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Gimli
2. Thorin
3. Balin
4. Dori
5. Bombur
6. Bofur
7. Bifur
8. Oin
9. Fili
10. Dwalin
11. Gloin
12. Kili
13. Nori
14. Ori


Feb 8 2013, 5:00pm

Post #8 of 14 (476 views)
I'd say [In reply to] Can't Post


Grey Havens

Feb 8 2013, 6:16pm

Post #9 of 14 (471 views)
Thorin! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin (movie) is my favorite.

Then Gimli, I liked him a lot in both the books and the movies.

Balin (book and movie, he was my favorite one in the Hobbit book).




Feb 8 2013, 7:03pm

Post #10 of 14 (462 views)
dwarf list (short list? ha.) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin (shush)
Bofur (can watch him all day)

...she took the point at once, but she also took the spoons.


Feb 9 2013, 9:14pm

Post #11 of 14 (345 views)
Mivie dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

I would probably say
The rest, at this point in time.
They weren't really given enough character to get a lot of likes yet.


Feb 10 2013, 11:17am

Post #12 of 14 (329 views)
Tough one [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially as Thorin and Balin are really the one ones who had fairly extensive dialogue and screen time.

1.Thorin(don't necessarily like him the best but he has good qualities and the most interesting storyline)
2. Kili(I do like him best, his personality is wonderful and his storyline appears to have great potential)
3. Balin(want to adopt him as my honorary dwarf granddad)
4. Bofur
5. Dwalin
6. Dori
7. Fili
8. Bifur
9. Bombur

(This post was edited by marillaraina on Feb 10 2013, 11:18am)

Tol Eressea

Feb 12 2013, 7:30am

Post #13 of 14 (283 views)
favorite dwaaaaaaaaaaarves [In reply to] Can't Post

I took the survey (mentioned elsewhere on this forum) and one of the questions was "which character do you most identify with?"

I'm female, born the same year LOTR was, and The Hobbit is full of males. OK, Galadriel, but she hardly counts, she's a Goddess, and I can't touch that.

I also prefer the epic scope of LOTR (book) to (book) Hobbit. And I prefer Elves. And I was in love with Legolas when Orlando Bloom was in diapers. So here we are with the Hobbit... and a bunch of... Dwarves.

WETA has made me fall in love with Dwarves. &$&^%$&%&$^%$!!!

Oscars, please.

I thought about that favorite thing: Bilbo: regular guy, goes on adventure, learns stuff, grows... Ori, art and stuff... Thorin &Co are Majestic... Balin is a perfect design (someone please please please make a plushy). I live in York County where we make Harleys, and lots of guys look like Dwalin. I think Dori is my mother. etc.etc.etc. Dude with an axe in his head... starfish hair dude... they're all great. But...

Bofur... it's Bofur. Maybe it's the hat. Or the grin. Or the twinkle in the eye. Or... he is, partly, an archetype I relate to (and apparently, so do about nine gazillion fangirls who are half the actor's age)... he's a bit Raven, and a bit Magical Child.
Caroline Myss says of that: "The mature personality of the Child archetype nurtures that part of us that yearns to be lighthearted and innocent, expecting the wonders of tomorrow, regardless of age. This part of our nature contributes greatly to our ability to sense playfulness in our lives, balancing the seriousness of adult responsibilities. The balanced Child is a delight to be around because the energy that flows from this part of our personality is positively infectious and brings out the best in others, as well as in us."

Yup, that's it... if you're scratching your head, you can read more here... I like to throw words onto a page, or six...


Go outside and play...


Feb 14 2013, 9:29pm

Post #14 of 14 (310 views)
Favourite Dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Thorin
2. Balin
3. Dwalin
4. Bofur

I love all the other Dwarves so far, apart from perhaps Kili because he looks a bit too human and I am very apprehensive about how they are going to handle him in the next films. I really, really don't want to see any romance, or made-up characters that are not in the book, or idiotic Legolas-type antics in the film (skateboarding, CGIing up some giant whatever). And it would actually be rather ridiculous to see a 4ft-tall Dwarf having a romantic interlude with a 6ft-tall Elf...


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