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Gollum/Smeagol Respect Thread

Gollum/Smeagol is a well known character from JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth, most prominently appearing in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the former of which he played a small role in Riddles in the Dark with Bilbo Baggins and lost the riddles game and the Ring, the latter he played a much larger role in that was crucial to the survival and victory of The Free Peoples of Middle Earth in the War of the Ring. Despite being off putting and villainous in nature, Gollum, perhaps better referred to as Smeagol, played a pivotal role in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and deserves being called one of the best characters in those aforementioned stories, so without further ado, let's see how potent this wretched creature truly is:

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Whilst conversing with his other self (i.e. Smeagol), Gollum muses that with the power of the One Ring, he could become stronger than the Nazgul:

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"No, sweet one. See, my precious: if we has it, then we can escape, even from Him, eh? Perhaps we grows very strong, stronger than Wraiths. Lord Sméagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day, fresh from the sea. Most Precious Gollum! Must have it. We wants it, we wants it, we wants it!" — The Two Towers: Book 4: Chapter 2: The Passage of the Marshes.


Not only does Gollum muse that he could become "stronger than Wraiths" but he also muses that he could become "Lord Smeagol" ... "Gollum the Great" ... "The Gollum!" and will able to "Eat fish every day, three times a day, fresh from the sea" which suggests that Gollum hasn't reached his full potential and that only the One Ring can unlock that potential.

Strength

Although it felt soft (which is easily attributable to Gollum's skin being tainted by poor hygiene), Gollum's grip over Samwise Gamee, is described as "horribly strong" and he squeezed Sam "like slowly tightening cords" during their first clash:

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"Before Sam could get a hold, long legs and arms were wound round him pinning his arms, and a clinging grip, soft but horribly strong, was squeezing him like slowly tightening cords; clammy fingers were feeling for his throat." — The Two Towers: Book 4, Chapter 1: The Taming of Sméagol.


Speed

Samwise Gamgeee finds that an Gollum was "more than bargained before" despite Gollum "suddenly" being caught "off his guard off his fall" by Sam's surprise attack, and Gollum displays enough fast reaction to grab hold of Sam "before Sam could get a hold" of Gollum, indicating that Gollum is faster than Sam because Sam had the element of surprise in that he launched an unexpected attack on an unsuspecting Gollum that caught him off guard:

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"Sam was out of his hiding in a flash and crossed the space between him and the cliff-doot in a couple of leaps. Before Gollum could get up, he was on top of him. But he found Gollum more than he bargained before, even taken like that, suddenly, off his guard off his fall. Before Sam could get a hold, long legs and arms were wound round him pinning his arms, and a clinging grip, soft but horribly strong, was squeezing him like slowly tightening cords; clammy fingers were feeling for his throat." — The Two Towers: Book 4, Chapter 1: The Taming of Sméagol.


Durability

Gollum shrugs off getting head butted by Samwise Gamgee:

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"Then sharp teeth bit into his shoulder. All he could do was butt his hard round head sideways into the creature's face. Gollum hissed and spat, but he did not let go." — The Two Towers: Book 4, Chapter 1: The Taming of Sméagol.


Might add more when I finally get time to rewatch all the movies and re-read all the books and idk when that’ll happen. Thanks for reading.


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Good job thumb up

I'm not a big Gollum fan, but yes --- he is much more dangerous than he appears to be.


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Good job thumb up

I'm not a big Gollum fan, but yes --- he is much more dangerous than he appears to be.


Thanks.


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I remember it was also said in the books that Gollum used to sneak attack orcs and eat them, if he had no easier options.


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Gollum is awesome, nice thread.


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