Get the popcorn ready as we rank the best characters from Peter Jackson’s uber-popular Hobbit trilogy. Not to be confused with the Lord of the Rings series, the Hobbit films are actually pre-cursors to the LotR franchise, meaning they take place in the same universe, only these events occur years before.
This colorful cast of characters make up the entire Middle Earth universe, from Bilbo to Balin, Bofur, and even the awesome (and evil) Smaug. Based on the best-selling novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, these characters span three different films: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies. Which Hobbit character is your favorite? With so many awesome hobbits, elves, orcs, wizards, and even dragons to choose from, it'll be interesting to see which characters come out on top.
Vote up the best characters in the Hobbit series to see who ranks number one. And if you see a character missing, go ahead and add them to the list.