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Character of the Week: Dwalin

Queen of Erebor

Nov 27 2013, 10:56pm

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Character of the Week: Dwalin Can't Post

I would have posted this yesterday, but the picture I chose was a little too big lengthwise. I hope it's okay to have two characters in the picture, because I couldn't resist using one with Thorin in as well (for obvious reasons).Wink

Let's get this show on the road, shall we (I'll try to answer some of my own questions)?

1. What do you think of Dwalin's character development throughout the movie so far?

2. What is the most memorable moment of Dwalin for you?

The most memorable moment for me was when Dwalin was willing to save Thorin's life during Azog's attack but had to leave it up to Bilbo, or else he would have fallen out of the tree.

3. What do you like most about Dwalin and what do you not like?

4. What do you think of Dwalin's relationship with his brother, Balin? And what about Thorin and Bilbo?

I like that Balin and Dwalin head butt each other (similar to what Viggo did to the cast at the end of filming Return of the King) when they greet each other in Bag End. With Thorin, it's a little more respect, since the two obviously grew up together, and I'm uncertain how he feels about Bilbo. I think like most of the dwarves, Dwalin thinks that Bilbo is too soft a person for this kind of mission, since it will become quite dangerous, especially during the encounter with Smaug in upcoming movies.

5. What do you like the best about Dwalin's appearance? Did you expect the filmmakers to go this route, or were you expecting something else entirely? I like that they gave him a mohawk haircut for the flashback sequence to the Battle of Azanulbizar (I'm finally spelling that right), since I wasn't expecting a dwarf to have this kind of hairstyle. I also like the fact that he named his axes and had the names inscribed on them in dwarvish. I thought that was kind of cool. I also like the fact that he's covered in tattoos. I saw someone in my local library that had the same kind of tattoos on his head and the first character I thought of when I saw this was Dwalin.

6. What do you think of Dwalin's style of fighting? Was there anything that stood out for you that you liked or you disliked?

7. Where do you think the filmmakers will further develop Dwalin's character in the upcoming movies? Is there something you're hoping to see developed further than we've seen in AUJ so far?

8. Do you like how Graham McTavish portrayed the character of Dwalin, or would you have preferred another actor?

Far over the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day
To find our long-forgotten gold.

(This post was edited by Queen of Erebor on Nov 27 2013, 10:59pm)

Subject User Time
Character of the Week: Dwalin Queen of Erebor Send a private message to Queen of Erebor Nov 27 2013, 10:56pm
    Quick response Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Nov 27 2013, 11:25pm
    One tough dwarf Kim Send a private message to Kim Nov 28 2013, 12:59am
    Dwalin is one of my favourite Dwarves... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Nov 28 2013, 10:15am
    Quick response... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Nov 28 2013, 2:55pm
    "Dwalin, at your service." *cue unexpected party* Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Nov 28 2013, 5:13pm
    Ah, Dwalin! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Nov 28 2013, 5:20pm


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