Ori was a member of Thorin's Company of Dwarves. He, alongside his brothers Dori and Nori, are remote kinsman of Thorin.


Third AgeEdit

Ori Khazad-dûm

Ori's final resting place in Moria, holding the Book of Mazarbul

Ori lived in Thorin's home in the Northern Blue Mountains for many years. In the year TA 2941, Ori became a member of Thorin and Company and travelled with the company on the quest for the Lonely Mountain and the death of Smaug. Finally, he and the other Dwarves of Thorin and Company fought in the Battle of the Five Armies, and he survived it.[2]

The Final DaysEdit

Book of mazarbul

Book of Mazarbul

Ori was one of the several Dwarves that accompanied Balin to Moria in TA 2989 to begin a colony there. Though it saw initial success, the colony was destroyed in TA 2994 when the Balrog and Orcs began to press back from the initial fight. After Balin died, Ori and others lived just long enough to bury him properly in a stone tomb before dying themselves in the last stand in Mazarbul. Ori recalls his last moments in The Book of Mazarbul which Gandalf reads from when the Fellowship passes by Balin's Tomb in the Fellowship of the Ring. His body is left clutching the scarred, bloodied, and shredded book; a warrior-scribe to the last breath.[3] [4][5]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

The Hobbit film trilogyEdit

In Peter Jackson's film trilogy, Ori is played by Adam Brown. Unlike the other members of Thorin's company, Ori is a scribe rather than a warrior and begins the quest armed with only a slingshot and knife. During the party's escape from Goblin Town, Dwalin lends Ori his warhammer which the younger Dwarf uses with surprising effectiveness, at one point desperately swinging it backwards into a Warg's head. Dwalin is seen carrying it again by the end of the film. The studio released the following statement concerning Ori:

"Younger brother to Nori and Dori, Ori is a talented artist, and can often be found drawing and writing in his journal. It is Ori who chronicles much of the journey through The Wild to the shores of the Long Lake and the slopes of The Lonely Mountain. Polite and well-bred, he is used to being bossed around by his older brother Dori and is usually biddable, although occasionally he can surprise his fellow companions with his courage and determination. Ori is said to be the youngest in the company."

Despite being portrayed as the youngest of the company in Jackson's adaptation, Fíli and Kíli are actually described as the youngest by around fifty years.

Appearance in the Books and FilmsEdit

In the booksEdit

In the filmsEdit

Voice Dubbing actorsEdit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Spanish (Latin America) Moisés Iván Mora
Spanish (Spain) Enrique Hernández
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Marcelo Garcia
Italian (Italy) Edoardo Stoppacciaro
German Nic Romm
French (France) Adrien Larmande
Czech (Czech Republic) Petr Neskusil
Slovak Roman Matisko
Hungarian Péter Takátsy
Polish Rafał Fudalej
Ukraine Dmytro Buzynskyy
Japanese Kouki Miyata

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዖሪ
Arabic وري
Armenian Որի
Belarusian Орі
Bengali ওরি
Bulgarian Ори
Chinese (Hong Kong) 歐力
Dari وری
Georgian ორი
Greek Ορι
Gujarati ઑરિ
Hebrew ורי ?
Hindi ॐरि ?
Japanese オリ
Kazakh Орі
Korean 오리
Kurdish ۆری
Kyrgyz Ори
Macedonian Ори
Mongolian Ори
Nepali ॐरि
Norwegian Ori
Pashto وری
Persian اوری
Russian Ори
Sanskrit ॐरि
Serbian Ори (Cyrillic) Ori (Latinised)
Sinhala ඕරි
Tajik Ори
Tamil ஓரி
Telugu ఓరి
Tigrinya ዖሪ
Uyghur ورى
Uzbek Ори (Cyrillic) Ori (Latinised)
Yiddish ױרי


Ori figurine manufactured by Games Workshop.
Ori (left) as he appears in the 1977 version of The Hobbit.
Just Ori.
Ori as a LEGO
Slingshot ori
Ori in video game
Ori on a promotional poster


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter I: "An Unexpected Party"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter II: "The Council of Elrond"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter I: "Many Meetings"
  5. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, III: Durin's Folk

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