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Poll: Brave little Hobbits

Hobbits are a simple folk, usually preferring the joy of eating, drinking and smoking, rather than risking their lives. Still, there were some adventurous Hobbits who became famous for their feats of bravery.

Which Hobbit pulled off the bravest feat? To keep things fair, only one brave feat per Hobbit is listed. The feats are taken from the books, not adaptations, because I wanted to include Pippin and Bullroarer. Choose between Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Merry Brandybuck, Pippin Took, and Bullroarer Took.

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    Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    BILBO BAGGINS

    During the Quest of Erebor, Bilbo stood before the Dragon Smaug, and actually started outsmarting with him. By doing so, he discovered Smaug's weakness, which helped others in defeating the Dragon.

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    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    FRODO BAGGINS

    During the Quest of the Ring, Frodo carried the One Ring of Sauron for more than 150 days, without succumbing to its corruption until the very end. That allowed Gollum to play his part too, which led to the destruction of the ring, and peace coming to Middle-earth.

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    Sean Astin in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    SAMWISE 'SAM' GAMGEE

    During the Quest of the Ring, Sam defeated Shelob, the biggest of the Great Spiders of Middle-earth. By doing so, he saved his friend Frodo from being eaten by that monster.

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    Dominic Monaghan in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    MERIADOC 'MERRY' BRANDYBUCK

    During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Merry took the Witch-king's immortality, by wounding him with an enchanted dagger. Because of that, Eowyn managed to kill the dreaded leader of the Nazgul.

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    Billy Boyd in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    PEREGRIN 'PIPPIN' TOOK

    During the Battle of the Black Gate, Pippin slew a Troll, which was just about to kill his friend, Beregond. In fact, it was an Olog-hai, which is a more powerful, smarter and resistant breed of Troll.

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    Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones (2011)

    BANDOBRAS 'BULLROARER' TOOK

    During the Battle of the Greenfields (in which a a band of Orcs invaded the Shire), Bandobras led a force of Hobbits to defend their land, and has won the battle by beheading the Orcish leader Golfimbul, with a wooden club. Golfimbul's head flew through the air, and fell down a rabbit-hole. Allegedly, that's how a game of golf was invented.