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The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies

Updated June 28, 2019 3.0k votes 234 voters 1.3k views28 items

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.

  • Bilbo Baggins1
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    Bilbo Baggins

    Martin Freeman

    Powers & AbilitiesInvisibility

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  • Gandalf2
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    Gandalf

    Ian McKellen

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  • Thorin Oakenshield3
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    Thorin Oakenshield

    Richard Armitage
  • Kíli4
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    Kíli

    Aidan Turner
  • Fíli5
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    Fíli

    Dean O'Gorman
  • Legolas6
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    Legolas

    Orlando Bloom, Anthony Daniels
  • Balin7
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    Balin

    Ken Stott
  • Bard the Bowman8
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    Bard the Bowman

    Luke Evans
  • Smaug9
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    Smaug

    Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Dwalin10
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    26

    Dwalin

    Graham McTavish
  • Thranduil11
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    Thranduil

    Lee Pace
  • Galadriel12
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    Galadriel

    Cate Blanchett, Annette Crosbie

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy

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  • Elrond13
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    Elrond

    Hugo Weaving

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy

  • Bofur14
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    24

    Bofur

    James Nesbitt
  • Bombur15
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    Bombur

    Stephen Hunter
  • Glóin16
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    Glóin

    Peter Hambleton
  • Ori17
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    Ori

    Adam Brown
  • Dori18
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    Dori

    Mark Hadlow
  • Nori19
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    22

    Nori

    Jed Brophy
  • Óin20
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    22

    Óin

    John Callen
  • Bifur21
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    Bifur

    William Kircher
  • Radagast22
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    Radagast

    Sylvester McCoy

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  • Bain23
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    Bain

    John Bell
  • Saruman24
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    Saruman

    Christopher Lee, Fraser Kerr

    Powers & AbilitiesMagic in Harry Potter

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  • Azog25
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    Azog

    Conan Stevens