Thorin oakenshield
Thorin Oakenshield
Background information
Feature films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (mentioned; extended edition only)
Television programs
Video games LEGO: The Hobbit
Park attractions
Portrayed by Richard Armitage
Portrayed by
Performance model
Inspiration The character of the same name from The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Thorin II Oakenshield
Other names Thorin II (birth name)
My Lord (referred to by Bard)
The Dwarf King (by Azog the Defiler)
Son of Thrain son of Thror
Appearance Dwarf, around 5'2, black hair with grey streaks, ice blue eyes and dwarven fabric clothes; including armor.
Birthday c. TA 2746
Occupation King of Erebor
King under the Mountain
Affiliations Good
Goal To reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug (succeeded)
Kill Azog to avenge his grandfather's and later his nephew Fili's death (succeeded)
Keep the gold of Erebor for himself (formerly; failed)
Home Ered Luin/Blue Mountains
Relatives Thrain (father)
Thror (paternal grandfather)
Dis (younger sister)
Unnamed brother-in-law
Fili and Kili (maternal nephews; deceased)
Frerin (younger brother; deceased)
Allies Bilbo Baggins, Dwalin, Balin, his nephews Fili and Kili, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, Gandalf, Legolas, Tauriel
Enemies Smaug, Azog the Defiler, Thranduil, Bard, Mirkwood Spiders and elves, Bolg
Powers and abilities
Weapons Orcrist (elven sword)
Dwarven ax
Deathless (dwarven sword)
Fate Dies to his wound inflicted on him upon Azog the Defiler with Bilbo at his side

Thorin Oakenshield is a major character in The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, as well as the main deuteragonist in The Hobbit film series.


Official description

As a young Dwarf Prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of the Lonely Mountain. When no one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Now, as the strong, fearless fighter and respected leader of The Company of Dwarves, Thorin is determined to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that brought such misery upon his people.

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