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Next, you gotta learn all the dwarves" names as a group so if anyone ever asks you "what are the names of all the dwarves from "The Hobbit"?" you"ll be like "bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam and BAM - in your FACE!" So here we go....
13 dwarves in all (in the order that they are introduced in the book and most likely the movie as well): Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin. If you can say all of those in one go already without looking, you"re pretty groovy. If you can"t, keep reading and picture the following story:
Imagine you"re facing a wall with a big painted "D" on it ("d-wall" - Dwalin), when suddenly a ball comes flying out of nowhere and slams into the wall ("ball" - Balin). As it hits the wall, the ball hits and kills a flea ("kills" - Kili; "flea" - Fili). The wall then turns into a door ("door" - Dori). As you walk through this door, you are nose-up, ignoring everything around you, even all the gold and ore ("ignoring" - Nori; "ore" - Ori) shining around you. You trip suddenly and shout "Oi!" as you hit yourself in the groin by accident ("oi" - Oin; "groin" - Gloin). As you get back up, you wave bye to a furry creature ("bye fur" - Bifur) that is puffing ("puff" - Bofur) on a bomb that is being lit. Finally the bomb rolls right in front of you and explodes ("bomb" - Bombur) as you see Thor laughing in the distance ("Thor" - Thorin).
Ok, now for the juicy stuff. While the action is going on on screen, you wanna be able to recognize and name each dwarf so that you can annoyingly whisper to your friends throughout the movie, things like "that"s Bifur, did you know that?" and "isn"t Bombur such a fatty, oh Bombur you fatty." So let"s go through them all, one-by-one. If you don"t understand what I"m doing below, read up on my older blog post on how to memorize names. The quick recap is as follows: come up with an association between the name and a distinguishing feature of the person, or in this case, dwarf.Dwalin
Dwalin is the only dwarf who"s partially bald. He also has a tattoo etched into his cranium (you can"t see it in this photo, but he does). So his distinguishing feature will be his bare dome. The name Dwalin sounds like "wall" so imagine him using his bare skull to barge down a wall. He also looks like a bad-ass, and bad-asses are always head-butting people into walls, right? Yup.Balin
Kili is one of the youngest and I the least dwarf-looking of all of them. He"s also got the shortest, lamest, most non-existant dwarf beard (he looks like me after a few days of not shaving)....which is kinda against dwarf code, but that"s Peter Jackson"s poor character design. Anyways, let"s use the fact that he has the shortest beard. His name sounds like "kill" so I would imagine him killing people with a knife and then using that knife to trim his own beard super short. He also has the best eyesight out of all the dwarves (he"s always sent forth to lookout for evil things... things that might "kill" them...dun, dun, dun).Fili
Dori looks like the brother from the movie "Step Brothers" (John Reilly)...or at least he does to me. There was a lot of door-slamming in that movie, since both brothers hated eachother at first. "Door" sounds like Dori. If you"ve never seen "Step Brothers" (which is sad news), then use his massive potato-sized schnoz as his distinguishing feature. Then imagine slamming a door in his face, thus causing his nose to swell up to the size of a potato.Nori
Fun fact: remember in the first LOTR movie when Gandalf reads from the book that was laying against Balin"s tomb in the Mines of Moria? That was Ori who wrote that. So yeah, he died too...but way after "The Hobbit" (I"m not spoiling anything!). Ok, Ori has the worst haircut out of all the dwarves (although that"s debatable). Either way, it"s a bowl cut. The name Ori sounds like "ore," as in gold. Imagine his hair was actually a bowl and if you flipped it over, it was suddenly filled with mounds and mounds of gangsta bling gold (or ore). Another fun fact: Dori, Nori, and Ori are all brothers (their parents were obviously really creative with their names...).Oin
Gloin is easy because he"s the dad of Gimli (the only dwarf in the Lord of The Rings trilogy - Gimli son of Gloin) and they look nearly identical. If you don"t think so or know nothing about LOTR (ughh), then use his dark reddish hair (not super clear in this picture, but it"s there). He"s the only dwarf with such deep brown-red hair (Bombur has red hair too, but it"s more light orange than red). Gloin sounds like "groin" so imagine the old phrase that asks "does the carpet match the drapes?"....you get the idea....his red hair is probably the same color as the hair which is surrounding his groin. Not a pleasant thought, especially since he"s a Tolkien dwarf, but hey - it works. Fun fact: Gloin went to the Council of Elrond with Gimli in the first LOTR movie. He"s sitting there in that scene, but it"s hard to tell which one is him....Bifur
He"s the only dwarf with a hat, and a pretty massive hat at that. Let"s use that. Bofur is a tough name to come up with a picture for, but it sounds to me like the word "puffer" (it"s pronounced that way anyways, but with a "b"). So imagine diving under his hat and puffing and puffing until his hat gets bigger and bigger so that it"s as massive as it already is. Another option might be to think of "boff" as a sound one might make if being hit on top of the head. Imagine someone "boffing" him on top of the head, making his hat get stuck on tightly.Bombur
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Thorin reminds me of "Thor," which reminds me of Thor"s hammer. Since Thorin is the leader of the clan, a descendant of king dwarves of old, and the most seemingly important dwarf of them all, imagine him ruling the other dwarves with a big hammer. He"s also got some grey streaks in his beard, probably similar to the color of the hammer itself, so imagine hammering his hair with big heavy blows, causing streaks of his hair to turn grey.
Andddd we"re done. Go buy your tickets and watch the midnight showing this Thursday and be all cool, knowing who each character is. Don"t you hate those movies where there are just way too many characters to remember and you can never recognize any of them? NOT THIS TIME.