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Óin as portrayed by John Callen in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

Óin

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Weapon
Fighting Staff

Physical description

Race
Dwarves
Culture
Durin's Folk, Dwarves of the Thorin's Halls, Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, Dwarves of the Khazad-dûm (briefly)
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Male
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Disambiguation: For King Óin, father of King Náin II, see Óin (King of Durin's Folk).

Óin was a Dwarf of Durin's Folk and known for being a part of Thorin and Company during the Quest of Erebor.

BiographyEdit

Third AgeEdit

Óin was the older brother of Glóin, cousin of Dwalin and Balin, and uncle of Gimli. He usually wore a brown-hooded cloak when travelling. Óin fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar along with Thorin Oakenshield, and in TA 2941 joined with Thorin and Company on the quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain wearing a brown hood.[2] Óin was one of the Dwarves who bet that Bilbo would come along with them to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. Óin and his brother Glóin were usually in charge of preparing the fire for the Company. He fought in and survived the Battle of the Five Armies, and later settled in the Lonely Mountain along with many other of the Dwarves of The Company of Thorin such as Bombur.

Later YearsEdit

Forty-eight years later, in TA 2989, Óin went to Moria with Balin and others to recover the realm for the Dwarves of Durin's Folk. After Balin became Lord of Moria, according to the Book of Mazarbul Óin was sent to the Upper Armories of the Third Deep {Hall{?} which was apparently westwards of the Hollin gate. While there, the Orcs of Moria attacked five years later. The Dwarves could not escape by the eastern gate because the Orcs held the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, so they tried to escape by the Hollin Gate (the west gate out of Moria). But the water outside the door was right up to the wall, and the Watcher in the Water took Óin.[3][4]

Portrayal in AdaptationsEdit

Oin

Óin in Bag End


"He says he's an expert! Hey-hey!"
—Óin

In Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy, Óin is portrayed by John Callen. Although hard of hearing and requiring an ear trumpet to aid him (which is later trodden on by one of the goblins in Goblin-town), Óin is as fierce a warrior as the other members of Thorin's party and is lethally proficient with his iron-headed staff (in one scene he is shown swinging it over his head multiple times, bashing numerous goblins at once).  According to the studio release,

"Along with his brother Glóin, Óin was a distant cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. A brave Northern Dwarf, Óin joins The Company of Thorin Oakenshield out of a sense of loyalty to his kin, and also because he has a substantial sum of money invested in the venture. Well read, with an inquiring mind, Óin was the healer among the Company, often applying an herbal salve of his own invention – which has since come to be known as 'ointment' after its maker."

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: A Visual Companion, writer Jude Fisher added additional background information, including the fact that Óin often acts as a midwife on those rare occasions when a Dwarf woman gives birth. Rumor has it that he personally delivered his nephew, Gimli, and dropped him on his head. His son is Gori.

Co-writer (of Peter Jackson 's Hobbit film trilogy) Guillermo Del Torro added it as a pun, as Óin means "they hear" in Spanish. 

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, he decides to stay in Lake-town with Fíli and Kíli after the latter is poisoned by an orc arrow during their escape from Mirkwood, remarking that his duty is to the sick. As he attempts to bring Kíli's fever down he asks Bard for some kingsfoil, which Bard says is a weed they use to feed the pigs, prompting Bofur to go and find some. Later Tauriel treats Kíli's wound with kingsfoil, after which Óin remarks to Fíli that he has heard of the wonders of elvish medicine, and regards it as a privilege to see it in action.

Voice Dubbing actorsEdit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Spanish (Latin America) Gabriel Pingarrón
Spanish (Spain) Toni Sevilla
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) José Sant'Anna
Italian (Italy) Andrea Tidona
German Lutz Schnell
Czech Republic Bohuslav Kalva
French (France) Patrick Béthune
Hungarian Gábor Forgács
Polish Marek Frąckowiak

Óin's Family TreeEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Farin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gróin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fundin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Óin
   
   
   
   
   
   
Glóin
   
   
Balin
   
   
   
   
Dwalin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gimli


GalleryEdit

Hobbit-poster-oin
Poster of Oin for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Oinstaff
Close up of Óin's staff
Oin 2
Óin during the Hobbit
Oinfigure
Figurine of Óin manufactured by Games Workshop
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Óin (right) as he appears in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A
  2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"

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