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{{disambig-more|Tom|[[Tom (disambiguation)]]}}
 
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| race=[[Troll]] (probably [[Stone-troll]]<ref name=RF>[[Robert Foster]] (1978), ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', p. 366</ref>)
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| race=[[Trolls|Troll]] (probably [[Stone-trolls|Stone-troll]]<ref name=RF>[[Robert Foster]] (1978), ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', p. 366</ref>)
 
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| appearance=Large, brutish
 
| accomplishments=Almost killed [[Thorin and Company]]
 
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'''Tom''' was one of the three [[Trolls]] (with [[Bert]] and [[William]]) that captured [[Bilbo Baggins]] and the [[Dwarves]]. Tricked by [[Gandalf]], he was turned to stone by the light of the [[Sun]].<ref>{{H|2}}</ref>
 
'''Tom''' was one of the three [[Trolls]] (with [[Bert]] and [[William]]) that captured [[Bilbo Baggins]] and the [[Dwarves]]. Tricked by [[Gandalf]], he was turned to stone by the light of the [[Sun]].<ref>{{H|2}}</ref>
==Etymology==
 
Following [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s use of modern names, logically "Tom" would be a "translation" of the troll's "real", [[Westron]] name, which is not recorded.{{fact}}
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
  
'''[[1968]]: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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|File:The Hobbit (1977 film) - Trolls.png|[[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]
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|File:Omar Rayyan - Tûma.png|Tûma in the ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]''
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|File:The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Tom, Bert and Bill.jpg|''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
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|File:The Lord of the Rings Online - Tom, Bert and Bill.jpg|''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''
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|File:The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Bert, Bill and Tom.jpg|''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]''
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|File:Games Workshop - The Hobbit - Tom.png|''[[The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game]]''
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'''[[1968]]: [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1968 radio series)]]:'''
 
:The Trolls are encountered in the second episode, "[[Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire (episode)|Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire]]". [[Brian Haines]] plays [[Bert]], [[Victor Lucas]] [[William|Bill]], and [[Francis de Wolff]] Tom. The scene is taken verbatim from the book.
 
:The Trolls are encountered in the second episode, "[[Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire (episode)|Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire]]". [[Brian Haines]] plays [[Bert]], [[Victor Lucas]] [[William|Bill]], and [[Francis de Wolff]] Tom. The scene is taken verbatim from the book.
  
'''[[1979]]: ''[[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)]]'':'''
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'''[[1979]]: [[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1979 radio series)]]:'''
 
:The troll's scene is adapted without alterations. No actors are credited for the individual parts of the three trolls.
 
:The troll's scene is adapted without alterations. No actors are credited for the individual parts of the three trolls.
  
'''[[1982]]: ''[[The Hobbit (1982 video game)]]'':'''
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'''[[1982]]: [[The Hobbit (1982 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (1982 video game)]]:'''
 
:The three trolls are the first obstacle encountered after leaving Bag End.
 
:The three trolls are the first obstacle encountered after leaving Bag End.
  
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:Tom is playable both as an Hazard Creature and as a Minion. The troll is also given the [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]] variant name, ''Tûma''.
 
:Tom is playable both as an Hazard Creature and as a Minion. The troll is also given the [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]] variant name, ''Tûma''.
  
[[File:Tom Bert Bill.jpg|thumb|250px|Bert, Tom and Bill, turned to stone (''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'')]]
 
 
'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
 
'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
 
:[[Aragorn]] and the Hobbits rest at the petrified Trolls after Frodo is stabbed by the [[Witch-king]].  
 
:[[Aragorn]] and the Hobbits rest at the petrified Trolls after Frodo is stabbed by the [[Witch-king]].  
  
'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'':'''
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'''2003: [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]]:'''
 
:Bert, Bill and Tom are the first bosses of the game, though they cannot be fought. Bilbo has to sneak around the Trolls, waiting for them to turn or walk away.  
 
:Bert, Bill and Tom are the first bosses of the game, though they cannot be fought. Bilbo has to sneak around the Trolls, waiting for them to turn or walk away.  
  
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:Bert, Tom and Bill, turned to stone, can be found in the wilderness of the [[Trollshaws]].
 
:Bert, Tom and Bill, turned to stone, can be found in the wilderness of the [[Trollshaws]].
  
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'''2012: ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'']]'''
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:Tom is portrayed (through motion capture) by [[William Kircher]].
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==See also==
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*[[:Category:Images of Tom|Images of Tom]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?25134-Troll-Names-Tom Troll Names: Tom], at the [http://www.lotrplaza.com/ LotRPlaza.com]
 
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[[category:Trolls]]
 
[[category:Trolls]]

Latest revision as of 13:13, 9 December 2014

The name Tom refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Tom (disambiguation).
Liz Danforth - Tom.jpg
"Tom"
Biographical Information
DestroyedT.A. 2941
Physical Description
RaceTroll (probably Stone-troll[1])
GenderMale
AppearanceLarge, brutish
AccomplishmentsAlmost killed Thorin and Company

Tom was one of the three Trolls (with Bert and William) that captured Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves. Tricked by Gandalf, he was turned to stone by the light of the Sun.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Tom in adaptations

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

The Trolls are encountered in the second episode, "Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire". Brian Haines plays Bert, Victor Lucas Bill, and Francis de Wolff Tom. The scene is taken verbatim from the book.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

The troll's scene is adapted without alterations. No actors are credited for the individual parts of the three trolls.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

The three trolls are the first obstacle encountered after leaving Bag End.

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Tom is a member of the Hugath tribe of Stone Trolls of the Trollshaw. In Hobbit lore he is known as "Tom Huggins", while his real name is Tûma.[3]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Tom is playable both as an Hazard Creature and as a Minion. The troll is also given the MERP variant name, Tûma.

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Aragorn and the Hobbits rest at the petrified Trolls after Frodo is stabbed by the Witch-king.

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

Bert, Bill and Tom are the first bosses of the game, though they cannot be fought. Bilbo has to sneak around the Trolls, waiting for them to turn or walk away.

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Bert, Tom and Bill, turned to stone, can be found in the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Tom is portrayed (through motion capture) by William Kircher.

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. Robert Foster (1978), The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 366
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  3. R. Mark Colburn, Peter C. Fenlon, John D. Ruemmler, Terry K. Amthor, Jessica M. Ney (1989), Lords of Middle-earth Vol III: Hobbits, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs & Trolls (#8004)