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Frodo Baggins - Lord of the Rings

Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings played by Elijah Wood.

Frodo Baggins is a fictional male Hobbit adventurer in the Lord of the Rings film series who was played on screen by Elijah Wood. Frodo Baggins is the cousin of Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit that got the ring off Gollum. Although it might seem that Frodo and Bilbo Baggins are uncle and nephew, they are in fact cousins. Ref:Yahoo. In Lord of the Rings, Frodo is tasked by Gandalf to take the ring to the Doom Mountain in Mordor to destroy it. Only by tossing he ring into the fire of Doom Mountain will the ring be destroyed.

Whilst Frodo planned to set out on the journey alone, he is joined by three of his closest hobbit friends (Samwise, Merry and Pippin). Frodo had been instructed to undertake the journey by Gandalf

Meeting Strider

When the quartet of friends reach the Prancing Pony pub in the hamlet of Bree, they gain the attention of a mysterious man who is referred to as Strider but no one knows much more about him than that. When Frodo gets a little drunk and carried away, Frodo falls over and the ring slips onto Frodo's finger which in turn causes the hobbit to disappear. Frodo takes advantage of being invisible but it doesn't work on the Strider who works out where the Hobbit will resurface. Frodo disappearing causes Strider to get involved.

Strider takes the hobbits under his protective wing and hides them in an upstairs room. When the Ringwraiths attack what they believe to be Frodo's room, Frodo and his friends are safely in a room in another building. Aragorn takes the travellers to Rivendell where a fellowship is formed to assist Frodo in his task. The fellowship consists of a dwarf (Gimli), an Elf (Legolas), humans (Boromir, Gandalf and Aragorn) and Frodo's hobbit friends (Sam Gamgee, Merry and Peregrin -Pippin- Took). At the end of the first book, the fellowship split up. Frodo and Samwise leave the others behind as they venture to the Doom Mountain. When Frodo is attacked and speared by the Witch-King, Frodo doesn't turn into a Ring-wraith because he is wearing the Ring.

Breaking up the Fellowship

Frodo saw the challenge as too big and important to burden it on the others and so left the group. Frodo did not expect Sam to join him but Sam refused to leave his friends side for the whole journey even when Frodo ordered him to leave.

Along the journey, Frodo and Sam attract the attention of Gollum, the corrupted Hobbit who offers his help which they accept. Unbeknown to Frodo and Sam, Gollum is only helping the Hobbits so that he can get the ring for himself. Gollum manages to cause a schism between the two hobbits but the two friends are able to get back together and complete the journey by throwing the ring into Doom Mountain.

The One Ring does attempt to corrupt Frodo Baggins but Frodo manages to control himself and see it through to the end of the mission and throw the ring into the fire. When Samwise offers to carry the ring for Frodo, Frodo accuses Samwise of wanting the ring for himself. The ring does get the better of Frodo and eventually sends Samwise away but Samwise stays close, close enough to help with the spider.

When Frodo is captured and webbed up by a giant spider, it is his friend Samwise Gamgee who comes to Frodo's help and frees him from the web. When Sam suggest he carry the ring for a while, Frodo turns on him, saying he wants the ring.

Frodo in the Hobbit

The Hobbit is a prequel in terms of films but Hobbit was written first. In the Hobbit, Frodo makes an appearance in the film as Bilbo recounts the story of him journeying with the dwarves to retake Erebor. He is played by Elijah Wood in both films. The Hobbit films are told as a story by Bilbo Baggins to his cousin.

Frodo Baggins Facts

Alien RaceHobbit
ActorElijah Wood
Last UpdatedSaturday, February 2, 2019

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Lord if the Rings FanSunday, 4th March 2018 2:46:56 AM
I actually have a question. I can probably answer it, though. Why so Frodo and Bilbo SAY that they're uncle and nephew even though they're not? I think I know why. Probably because Frodo's parents are both dead and Bilbo is the most trustable person he has other than the remainders of the fellowship. Also, since Bilbo is so much older than Frodo, it would be sort of strange. That's just a theory of why they say that they're uncle and nephew.
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