List of The Hobbit characters

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This article describes all named characters appearing in The Hobbit. Creatures as collectives are not included. Characters are categorized by race. Spelling and point of view are given as from The Hobbit; details from sources outside The Hobbit are given only where important to understanding the character within the tale, and with the source explicitly noted.




Thorin's company[edit]

Thorin's company consisted of the following 13 dwarves; their quest in The Hobbit is the main impetus of the plot. Their quest was joined by Bilbo Baggins (a hobbit) and occasionally by the wizard Gandalf.




Singular characters[edit]




  1. ^ J. R. R. Tolkien (1937), The Hobbit, George Allen & Unwin, 4th edition (1978), ch.1 pp. 24-25; ISBN 0-04-823147-9.
  2. ^ J. R. R. Tolkien (1955), The Return of the King, George Allen & Unwin, 2nd edition (1966), Appendix A:III, p. 361 footnote; ISBN 0 04 823047 2.
  3. ^ Regarding the relationship of Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur, see John Rateliff, Mr. Baggins, Houghton Mifflin, 2007, p. 322, note 34, ISBN 0-618-96847-4.