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Grinnah was an Orc of Goblin Town who worked as an interrogator for the Goblin King during the Quest of Erebor. He appeared to be a significant member of the Goblin Army, as he directly reports to the Great Goblin when they capture Thorin and Company. However, Grinnah met his end when he was stabbed to death by Kíli.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
Little was known about Grinnah's early life except that he was born sometime in the Third Age in Goblin-town and became an interrogator. Despite his loyalty to the Great Goblin, he secretly despised him.
In TA 2941, when Thorin and Company fell into Goblin-Town, Grinnah, along with a large group of Goblins, captured them, took their weapons, and led the Dwarves to their master. Like the other Goblins, he too was offended when Balin cried out to their king that his song was an abomination. He told the Great Goblin about the Company's identification and where his group had found them, and was ordered to search their belongings as well as crushing Óin's trumpet in the process. Grinnah, during the search, was surprised to find Elven objects in Nori's bag (which were objects that Nori had stolen back in Rivendell) and suggested to his king that the Company had been in league with Elves.
Whilst the Orcs continued searching and the Great Goblin sang the town's torture song, Grinnah found Orcrist and, wondering what sword it was, opened the holster, screamed and threw the sword aside causing the other Orcs (including the Great Goblin) to cower over the weapon and attempt to murder the Company. When Gandalf arrives to rescue the Dwarves and they take up arms to fight their way out, Grinnah fought against Kíli, but the young Dwarf impaled him through the stomach.
Personality and traitsEdit
Grinnah revealed in every chance he would get to use his whip on the victims of Goblin-town. Although cunning and vicious, he was, like many Orcs, a coward at heart. As well as being obsequious and fawning, he secretly loathed his master, the Great Goblin, even though he payed respect and loyalty to him.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Grinnah was portrayed by Stephen Ure through voice and motion capture in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, who also portrayed as the Orc Fimbul in the same film and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He also portrayed the Orcs Grishnakh and Gorbag in the Lord of the Rings films.
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (First appearance)
Voice Dubbing actorsEdit
|Foreign Language||Voice dubbing artist|
|Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD)||Fernando Mendonça|
- Grinnah character outlined