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Great Goblin

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[[Image:John Howe - The Great Goblin.jpg|thumb|250px|''The Great Goblin'' by [[John Howe]]]]
 
[[Image:John Howe - The Great Goblin.jpg|thumb|250px|''The Great Goblin'' by [[John Howe]]]]
 
'''The Great Goblin''' (late [[Third Age]]) was the chief of the [[Orcs|Goblins]] who dwelt in [[Goblin-town]] beneath the [[High Pass]] in the [[Misty Mountains]]. His warriors captured [[Thorin and Company]] during the [[Quest of Erebor]], and he was killed by [[Gandalf]], who stabbed him with the blade [[Glamdring]].<ref>{{HM|H}}</ref>
 
'''The Great Goblin''' (late [[Third Age]]) was the chief of the [[Orcs|Goblins]] who dwelt in [[Goblin-town]] beneath the [[High Pass]] in the [[Misty Mountains]]. His warriors captured [[Thorin and Company]] during the [[Quest of Erebor]], and he was killed by [[Gandalf]], who stabbed him with the blade [[Glamdring]].<ref>{{HM|H}}</ref>
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The Great Goblin was never given a formal name by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]].
 
The Great Goblin was never given a formal name by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]].
  
== Portrayal in Adapatations ==
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==Portrayal in Adapatations==
[[Image:Rankin-Bass' Great Goblin.jpg|thumb|left|The Great Goblin as portrayed in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)]]]]
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'''1977: ''[[The Hobbit (1977 film)]]'':'''
In the animated version of ''[[The Hobbit (1977 film)|The Hobbit]]'', the Great Goblin was voiced by [[John Stephenson]].
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:In the animated version of ''[[The Hobbit (1977 film)|The Hobbit]]'', the Great Goblin was voiced by [[John Stephenson]].
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'''2012-3: ''[[The Hobbit films]]'':'''
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:[[Barry Humphries]] has been cast as the "Goblin King".<ref name="PJCasting">{{webcite|author=[[Peter Jackson]]|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150286515141558|articlename=The Hobbit Casting Update|dated=19-June-2011|website=[http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook]|accessed=23-Dec-2011}}</ref>
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
* [[:Category:Images of The Great Goblin|Images of the Great Goblin]]
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The Great Goblin by John Howe

The Great Goblin (late Third Age) was the chief of the Goblins who dwelt in Goblin-town beneath the High Pass in the Misty Mountains. His warriors captured Thorin and Company during the Quest of Erebor, and he was killed by Gandalf, who stabbed him with the blade Glamdring.[1]

The Great Goblin was never given a formal name by Tolkien.

Portrayal in Adapatations

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

In the animated version of The Hobbit, the Great Goblin was voiced by John Stephenson.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Barry Humphries has been cast as the "Goblin King".[2]

See Also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  2. Peter Jackson, "The Hobbit Casting Update" dated 19 June 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)