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Peregrin Took

Biographical information

Other names
Pippin, Ernil i Pheriannath, Thain Peregrin I, Razanur Tûk
Date of birth
TA 2990 (SR 1390)[1]
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
FO 65 (SR 1485) (aged 95)
Realms ruled
Weapon
Barrow-blade, Elven dagger (film), Troll's bane

Physical description

Race
Culture
Shire-hobbits (Took family)
Gender
Male
Height
Hair color
Almost golden[2]
Eye color
Actor
Voice
Character


"The road goes on forever, but I can't without a rest. It is high time for lunch."
Pippin[3]

Peregrin Took, more commonly known as Pippin, was a Hobbit of the Shire, and one of Frodo Baggins's youngest but closest friends. He was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Biography

Pippin was born to Paladin Took II and Pearl Took on the spring of TA 2990 (SR 1390). He was the youngest of four children and had three older sisters, Pearl, Pimpernel, and Pervinca. His father's sister, Esmeralda Took, was the mother of Meriadoc Brandybuck, thus making Pippin and Merry first cousins.[4]

Through his father, Pippin was the second-cousin once-removed of Frodo, and the first-cousin twice-removed of Bilbo Baggins.[4]

Fellowship of the Ring

While on their way to Buckland, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, and Peregrin Took encountered a Black Rider, who was warded off by the presence of the company of Elves, led by Gildor Inglorion.[3] Meriadoc Brandybuck later joined them once they reached Buckland. There were waylaid by Old Man Willow in the Old Forest,[5] and Tom Bombadil rescued them and took them into his house.[6] On the way to Bree, Pippin was caught up with the Barrow-wights on the Barrow-downs. After the encounter, Pippin acquired a Dagger of Westernesse.[7]

In The Prancing Pony, Frodo accidentally slipped the One Ring upon his finger, drawing the attention of the Black Riders.[8] Their group met a Ranger of the North, Strider. The inn was attacked by the Nazgûl at night, and the four hobbits were successfully led away by Strider, whose real name was Aragorn.[9]

Aragorn led them to Weathertop, where the group was once again attacked by the Black Riders.[10] In haste to get an injured Frodo to Rivendell, the Elf-lord Glorfindel arrived and guided them.[11]

After the Council of Elrond, Pippin and Merry were allowed by Gandalf to join the Fellowship of the Ring.[12]

In Moria, Pippin's curiosity dropped a stone down the well, which lead to the beating drums from beneath the ground. It incurred Gandalf's wrath, and he called Pippin a "Fool of a Took".[13]

Breaking of the Fellowship

During the Skirmish at Amon Hen, Pippin and Merry were protected by Boromir, who was killed in the process. The two hobbits were taken away by the Uruk-hai, mistaking them to be the Ring-bearer.[14] On their way to Isengard, Pippin dropped the elven-brooch he received from Lothlórien, as a sign for Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, who were in pursuit.

When a company of the Rohirrim ambushed the Uruk-hai,[15] Pippin and Merry were able to escape into Fangorn Forest, where they meet the Ent Treebeard. They drank Ent-draughts, which gave them incredible heights.[16] Pippin and Merry befriended Treebeard and told him what happened to them. After the Entmoot, the Ents decided to march against Isengard.[17]

After the battle, Pippin and Merry were sitting on their "field of victory". Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli were reunited with them.[18]

Guard of the Citadel

In Orthanc, Pippin picked up the palantír, which Gríma Wormtongue threw. As he looked into the stone, Pippin had a first-hand encounter with Sauron himself, leading the Dark Lord to assume Pippin was the Ring-bearer. Gandalf and Pippin then rode on Shadowfax and went to Gondor, for the latter's protection from Sauron's forces.[19] Pippin met Denethor II, the Ruling Steward of Gondor and Boromir's father. In return for Boromir's death, Pippin pledged his allegiance to Denethor and became the Guard of the Citadel.[20]

While in Minas Tirith, Pippin befriended Beregond, a fellow Guard of the Citadel, and Faramir, Boromir's younger brother. During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Pippin witnessed Denethor preparing a pyre for him and an unconscious Faramir. He quickly went out in search for Gandalf and saved Faramir from being burned to death. Denethor, however, was not rescued and threw himself off of Minas Tirith.[21]

Pippin was among the Army of the West, which was led by Aragorn. They assaulted the Black Gate to divert the attention of the Eye of Sauron and give Frodo enough time to destroy the Ring. In the battle, Pippin managed to kill one of the Olog-hai, a troll-race bred by Sauron, the first hobbit ever to do so. He was knocked unconscious when the troll fell on him. Gimli later recognized the Hobbit feet under the Troll and dragged him out of the battle, saving his life.[22] After the restoration of the monarchy, King Elessar knighted him and granted him and his fellow hobbits leave to return home, as well as leave to return to Gondor whenever they liked. Later, he, Merry, Frodo, and Sam were instrumental in overthrowing the small remainder of Saruman's forces during the Scouring of the Shire.[23]

After the War

In the year FO 6 of the Fourth Age Pippin married Diamond of Long Cleeve, when she was 32 and he himself was 37. They had one son, Faramir Took I, who later married Samwise Gamgee's daughter Goldilocks Gardner.[24]

In the year FO 13, Pippin became the 32nd Thain of the Shire, a position he held for 50 years before retiring in FO 63, when he revisited Rohan and Gondor with Merry. He remained in Gondor for the rest of his life.[24]

Pippin probably died sometime after the year FO 64 and was laid to rest with Merry in Gondor. After the great King Elessar (Aragorn) died in FO 120, Merry and Pippin were entombed next to the great king.

Etymology

The name Peregrin was derived from the Latin peregrinus ("pilgrim").[25]

Razanur Tûk was the Westron of Pippin, which comes from raza ("stranger") and razan ("foreign"). It was a name of a legendary traveller. [26]

Titles

  • Thain Peregrin I - Pippin's title when he became a Thain of the Shire.[4]
  • Ernil i Pheriannath - It is the Sindarin for "Prince of the Halflings"; given to Pippin by the people of Minas Tirith.[20]
  • Guard of the Citadel - Given to him by Denethor II, Ruling Steward of Gondor
  • Knight of Gondor - Given by King Aragorn II Elessar[27]
  • Counsellor of the North-kingdom - Granted to him when he became Thain of the Shire.[28]

Character

The hair on his head and his feet (which are exceptionally hairy, even for a Hobbit) was almost golden and curly. At the beginning of Quest of the Ring, he was smaller than the rest of the Hobbits because he was the youngest. But after he and Merry drank the draft from Treebeard, they became some of the tallest hobbits in history, towering at over four and a half feet. It was said he should stop growing as hats would become very expensive.

In The Fellowship of the Ring, he was a worthy accomplice to Merry's plans, although he showed his age as well; he was a cheerful if not sometimes thoughtless Hobbit, and seemingly had a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, but throughout The Lord of the Rings he becomes increasingly mature and courageous.

Line of Tooks

   
   
Gerontius Took
   
   
Adamanta
Chubb
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hildigrim
   
   
Rosa Baggins
   
   
Numerous
children
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Adalgrim Took
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Paladin II
   
   
Eglantine Banks
   
   
Three daughters
   
   
Esmeralda
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Saradoc
Brandybuck
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Pearl
   
   
Pimpernel
   
   
Pervinca
   
   
Peregrin I
   
   
Diamond
   
   
Meriadoc
Brandybuck
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Faramir I
   
   
Goldilocks Gardner

Weapons

Pippin, like Merry, used swords of the Westernesse they obtained from the Barrow-downs. When he arrived in Minas Tirith he gained a sword that he calls later Troll's bane.

Appearances in the Books and Films

In the books

In the films

Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

In the Lord of the Rings film triloft, Pippin is played by Billy Boyd, who is the oldest of the actors portraying the four protagonist Hobbits (Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo, is the youngest). Pippin's foolish acts are mainly for comedic relief. Generally weaker than the rest, he does overcome his foolishness and becomes of much use in The Return of the King.

In the The Lord of the Rings (film), Pippin loses his barrow blade and receives a short sword of Gondor, and the helmet and livery of the Citadel Guard, originally made for the young Faramir.

Video games

Voice Dubbing actors

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Spanish (Latin America) José Joel
Spanish (Spain) Hernán Fernández
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Silvio Giraldi
Italian (Italy) Corrado Conforti
Hungarian László Lippai
French (France) Pierre Tessier
Czech (Czech Republic) Matěj Hádek
Slovak Štefan Richtárech (FOTR)

Dušan Cinkota (TTT, ROTK)

German Stefan Krause
Turkish Yekta Kopan

Translations around the World

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 皮聘·圖克
Dutch Peregrijn "Pepijn" Toek
French Peregrin "Pippin" Touque
Italian Peregrino "Pipino" Tuc
German Peregrin "Pippin" Tuk
Polish Peregrin "Pippin" Tuk (Skibniewska tr.)
Czech Peregrin "Pipin" Bral
Slovak Pútnik "Pipin" Bral
Hungarian Tuk Peregrin "Pippin"
Norwegian Peregrin "Pippin" Tók
Portuguese (Brazil) Peregrin "Pippin" Tûk
Portuguese (Portugal) Peregrino "Pippin" Took
Russian Перегрин Тук
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Peregrin "Pippin" Tuk
Chinese (China) 皮平
Thain of the Shire
Preceded by
Paladin Took II
Peregrin Took Succeeded by
Faramir Took I
FO 14 - FO 63


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References

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 9: Sauron Defeated, Part One: The End of the Third Age, XI: "The Epilogue"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter III: "Three is Company"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials
  5. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter VI: "The Old Forest"
  6. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter VII: "In the House of Tom Bombadil"
  7. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter VIII: "Fog on the Barrow-downs"
  8. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter IX: "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  9. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter X: "Strider"
  10. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter XI: "A Knife in the Dark"
  11. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter XII: "Flight to the Ford"
  12. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter II: "The Council of Elrond"
  13. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter IV: "A Journey in the Dark"
  14. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter X: "The Breaking of the Fellowship"
  15. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter III: "The Uruk-hai"
  16. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter IV: "Treebeard"
  17. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter VII: "Helm's Deep"
  18. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter VIII: "The Road to Isengard"
  19. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter XI: "The Palantír"
  20. 20.0 20.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter I: "Minas Tirith"
  21. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter VI: "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  22. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter X: "The Black Gate Opens"
  23. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VIII: "The Scouring of the Shire"
  24. 24.0 24.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"
  25. An Introduction to Elvish, The Giving of Names
  26. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, II: "The Appendix on Languages"
  27. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VI: "Many Partings"
  28. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "Later Events concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"

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