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Are Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur are related to Thorin in the film?

N.E. Brigand
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Mar 6 2013, 12:32am


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I'm wondering about these lines:


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Gandalf: "Who did you tell about your quest, beyond your kin?"

Thorin: "No one."


Since Bombur, Bofur, and Bifur know about the quest, they must be Thorin's kin!


Also, has anyone noticed that the film changes Bilbo's geneaology? We hear this:


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Gandalf: "You are also a Took. Did you know that your great-great-great-great-uncle, Bullroarer Took, was so large he could ride a real horse?"


In the book, Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took was only Bilbo's great-great-great-uncle (i.e., brother of his great-great-grandfather).

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Are Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur are related to Thorin in the film? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 6 2013, 12:32am
    I took that line, "your kin" Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Mar 6 2013, 12:56am
    Got this from this site Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Mar 6 2013, 1:11am
    They are definitely not related Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Mar 6 2013, 1:30am
        every dwarf except bifur, bofur, bomber is in some way related to thorin Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 6 2013, 1:49am
        And we should trust the companion book instead of the film itself? // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 6 2013, 4:23am
            I think we trust them together Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Mar 6 2013, 5:46am
                Is a film viewer who has not read that book wrong to believe they are related? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 6 2013, 4:36pm
                    Not wrong, but most probably don't care Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Mar 6 2013, 5:33pm
                    From a screenwriter's perspective, it also could be that "kin" Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Mar 6 2013, 5:57pm
                        Kin arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Mar 6 2013, 6:41pm
                            very true Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Mar 6 2013, 9:26pm
    As for Bilbo's geneaology, I doubt it matters that much. Slip of the tongue by Gandy maybe. Nitpicking, IMHO. // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Mar 6 2013, 7:41am
        "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 6 2013, 4:55pm
    Related or not, did all the dwarves know one another before the quest? Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Mar 6 2013, 11:59am
    How far do you want to go back? stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Mar 6 2013, 4:31pm
        Do Gandalf and Thorin understand "your kin" to mean "all dwarves"? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 6 2013, 4:45pm
    I think the genealogy change is purely a rhythm thing Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Mar 15 2013, 4:32am

 
 
 

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