Lord of the Rings - Top 50 Characters

Can you name the top 50 most mentioned LOTR-characters?
Includes mentions in the Appendices, which explains a few
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Last updated: May 6, 2014
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Character
2028
Frodo Baggins
1341
Samwise Gamgee
1158
Gandalf
794
Aragorn II Elessar
746
Peregrin Took
641
Meriadoc Brandybuck
586
Gollum/Smeagol
398
Gimli
379
Bilbo Baggins
340
Legolas Greenleaf
308
Faramir
300
Saruman
286
Boromir II
248
Eomer Eadig
248
Theoden Ednew
239
Sauron
239
Denethor II
Mentions
Character
237
Elrond Half-elven
151
Treebeard
143
Tom Bombadil
132
Eowyn
106
Barliman Butterbur
104
Isildur
95
Lady Galadriel
87
Elendil
79
Grima Wormtongue
76
Beregond
75
Shadowfax
60
Hamfast Gamgee
56
Ugluk
56
Eorl the Young
54
Durin the Deathless
53
Celeborn the Wise
52
Arwen Undomiel
Mentions
Character
49
Shagrat
44
Haldir
43
Glorfindel
41
Bill the Pony
41
Shelob
40
Thorin Oakenshield
38
Imrahil the Fair
37
Arathorn II
34
Gildor Inglorion
33
Goldberry
30
Balin
30
Gorbag
29
Helm Hammerhand
25
The Witch-King of Angmar
25
Arvedui
24
Gloin
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Level 76
Jun 29, 2014
Cool quiz! Upset I missed Théoden, I must have spelled it wrong.
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Level 75
Oct 30, 2014
I thought the name was spelled Sauramon. I guess I confused Saruman with Sauron.
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2015
I'd say that "Balrog" or "Durin's Bane" is mentioned more thatn 24 times in the books. If Shadowfax or Shelob ar included, he should be too.
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Level 43
Mar 23, 2016
But it is not the name of a character, it is a type of creature, a race, like elf or dragon.

The Balrog of the Moria doesn't have a specific name.

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Level 23
Jun 10, 2016
Except that it does. Durin's Bane is its name.

Also, in reality they aren't a different race as they are maiar just like Gandalf and Sauron.

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Level 1
Nov 2, 2017
Agreed
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Level 54
Jun 6, 2016
How did I forget treebeard!!
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Level 67
Aug 17, 2016
What? No Lobelia Sackville-Baggins!?! I demand a recount ;-)
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Level 78
Sep 22, 2016
Lobelia always gets a miss in these quizzes, but I assure you - she was ALWAYS in the back of Bilbo's mind!
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Level 22
Feb 21, 2017
How did I forget Gollum?
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2017
Hah, I love how Bill the Pony made it.

No Bullroarer Took though? I swear he was mentioned a LOT in the beginning.

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Level 71
May 13, 2020
That's more so in The Hobbit than LOTR
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Level 6
Nov 9, 2017
100%!
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2018
Whats the source? Quickbeam? Lobelia and Otho? Erkenbrand? Thedred? Grimbold? Hama?
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Level 15
Aug 22, 2022
Quickbeam 12

Lobelia 16

Erkenbrand 13

Grimbold 5

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Level 66
Nov 6, 2018
So Tom Bombadil was mentioned by name 143 times? I bet at least 130 of them were him referring to himself in the 3rd person on average once per sentence.
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Level 59
Jun 4, 2021
Tom’s a got to get home to Goldberry! Tom’s got to get back now!
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Level 59
Jun 4, 2021
Did anybody else try Drogo? I think they say Frodo son of Drogo a LOT.
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Level 15
Aug 22, 2022
I see 16 Drogos
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Level 88
Dec 16, 2021
thanks for accepting gaffer.
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Level 58
Jan 15, 2022
With the Appendices included, I'm kind of surprised Al-Phazaron didn't make the cut. He wasn't in the main series, but was probably the most mentioned Numenorean in the Appendices, between the defeat of Sauron and the attempted attack on Valinor and subsequent destruction of Numenor
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Level 74
Feb 14, 2022
No Elbereth? They say her name a lot.
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Level 15
Aug 22, 2022
I count 21 mentions. Almost top 50 :)
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Level 15
Aug 22, 2022
I think Grishnákh should have been included in this quiz? I searched my ebooks of LOTR and found 33 mentions.
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Level 83
Nov 29, 2022
Not accepting "Wormtongue"...hmmmm.
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Level 68
Nov 30, 2022
My chickens are named after hobbits.
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2023
Pippen should be accepted in place of peregrin