Who is Gollum in the Lord of the Rings?

Last Modified Dec 30, 2022 06:02 GMT
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Gollum is a disfigured humanoid creature residing in Middle Earth. Gollum first made an appearance in the novel The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein. He made his first on screen appearance in the 2001 film The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring. He tricks the lost characters by appearing helpful at first but later sends them to their doom. He has multiple personality disorder, resulting in two personalities.


Gollum is a formidable and iconic villainous character who is very popular among fans. Despite his gaunt appearance and disturbing behavior, he is ranked as one of the most iconic characters in modern literature and cinema. Gollum is more menacing as he is corrupted by The One Ring, which has deteriorated him over the years both physically and mentally.


Who was Gollum before he became Gollum?


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Before Gollum became Gollum, he was a Hobbit named Smeagol. When Smeagol was just a regular hobbit, he was quite weird and unstable. Once, while spending time with his relative Deagol, he found The One Ring in the River Anduin. Because of that, a fight ensued between them; Smeagol got the upper hand and strangled Deagol with his bare hands. As a result of Deagol’s death, Smeagol was obsessed with the Ring and its power.


Gradually Smeagol became weary, alone, and lost, causing his mind to deteriorate further, and the Ring also added a mix to this. He loves and craves the Ring more than anything, even more than himself, as he is willing to lose himself and his sanity but not the Ring itself. He calls the Ring ‘“My Precious.”


Who played Gollum?


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Gollum is played by acclaimed actor and brilliant motion capture artist Andy Serkis. Serkis first appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in the year 2001. Serkis is mostly known for his motion-capture performances, such as Gollum in the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movies, King Kong in the movie King Kong (2005) and Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars movies The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017).


He is a Golden Globe Nominee and also a BAFTA-nominated actor. Serkis also ventured into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing a character named Ulysses Klaue in films like Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Black Panther (2018). Serkis also starred in a DC film, The Batman (2022), playing Alfred Pennyworth. Serkis is also a director. He directed movies like Breath (2017) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.


What happens to Gollum in the end?


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When Samwise Gamgee was carrying Frodo Baggins to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring once and for all, Gollum chased them secretly all the way to Mount Doom. When Frodo is about to drop the ring into the lava, he is, for a moment, under the Ring’s possession and refuses to drop the ring.


Just then, Gollum came from behind and attacked Frodo with a rock and bit the finger off on which he was wearing the Ring. When Gollum finally gets his hands on the ring, Frodo and Gollum start to fight, and both fall into Mount Doom. However, Frodo was saved By Samwise Gamgee, whereas Gollum and the ring fell and were devoured by the lava, once and for all.


FAQs


Q. Is Gollum a hero or villain?

A. Gollum is a twisted character, making him a very complicated villain.


Q. Who took the ring away from Gollum?

A. Bilbo Baggins took the ring away from Gollum.


Q. Is Gollum related to Frodo Baggins?

A. No, Gollum is not related to Frodo.