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Odo Proudfoot

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Odo Proudfoot
Hobbit
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1304
DeathS.R. 1405 (aged 102)
Family
FamilyProudfoot
ParentageBodo Proudfoot and Linda Baggins
ChildrenOlo
Physical Description
GenderMale
"'Proudfeet!' shouted an elderly hobbit from the back of the pavilion. His name, of course, was Proudfoot, and well merited; his feet were large, exceptionally furry, and both were on the table."
A Long-expected Party

Odo Proudfoot (S.R. 1304 - S.R. 1405[1]) was a Hobbit of the Shire.

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[edit] History

Odo was the son of Bodo and Bilbo Baggins' aunt, Linda[1] and gave rise to a line of Proudfoots (or, as Odo himself preferred, "Proudfeet").[2]

Odo was among the guests at the famous Bilbo's Farewell Party at which Bilbo Baggins disappeared.[2] At that time, he was an elderly hobbit indeed, being ninety-seven years old. He only lived for a few more years after the Party,[1] but from him had come at least two generations of descendants, including his mischievous grandson Sancho, who attempted to excavate for treasure in Bag End.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name Odo was meaningless in contemporary Hobbitish Westron. It represented an original name Oda.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

1978: The Lord of the Rings (1978 film):

Odo angrily wiggles his toes as he corrects Bilbo.

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Odo is portrayed by Sean Arnold.

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

The character Everard Proudfoot, played by Noel Appleby, filled Odo's role.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"