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Goblin Scribe
Goblin scribe
The Goblin Scribe in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Goblin Scribe
Also Known As
Orcs of the Misty Mountains
Peter Jackson's Film Trilogy and other media

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey CharactersEdit

This particular miniature Goblin worked as a scribe and a messenger for the Great Goblin in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey film. He records events in Goblin Town. He is a tiny goblin with malformed legs. He uses his long finger nail to write with and uses parchment to write on. If you look closely, his legs are deformed and withered. Because he cannot walk, he must get around on a pulley with a seat attached to it.

Behind the scenesEdit

The scribe was played by Kiran Shah in the first part of the film version of The Hobbit. The original backstory was that he was was the son of the Great Goblin from a marriage he'd preffer to forget.


In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicle, the Goblin Scribe is described as the Great Goblin's son from some marriage he'd prefer to forget, so he gave him an administrative job away from the throne." He is in the movie for a short time but seems to be a popular character. Also his nose is slightly higher than his eyes giving him a very unique, almost "cute" look.

See alsoEdit


The Goblin Scribe given orders by The Great Goblin.

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