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[[Image:Bert.jpg|thumb|''Bert'' by [[Liz Danforth]]]]
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| name="Bert"
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| destroyed=[[Third Age 2941|T.A. 2941]]
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| race=[[Troll]] (probably [[Stone-troll]])
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| appearance=Large, brutish
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| accomplishments=Almost killed [[Thorin and Company]]
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'''Bert''' was, with [[Tom]] and [[William Huggins|Bill]], one of the three [[trolls]] that captured [[Bilbo Baggins]] and the [[Dwarves]] during their eastward journey. During the fight with [[Thorin II Oakenshield]], Bert received the end of a flaming stick in his eye.<ref>{{H|2}}</ref>
 
'''Bert''' was, with [[Tom]] and [[William Huggins|Bill]], one of the three [[trolls]] that captured [[Bilbo Baggins]] and the [[Dwarves]] during their eastward journey. During the fight with [[Thorin II Oakenshield]], Bert received the end of a flaming stick in his eye.<ref>{{H|2}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Following [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s use of modern names, logically "Bert" would be a "translation" of the troll's "real", [[Westron]] name, which is not recorded.{{fact}}
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
 
'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''

Revision as of 22:30, 8 November 2010

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"Bert"
Biographical Information
DestroyedT.A. 2941
Physical Description
RaceTroll (probably Stone-troll)
GenderMale
AppearanceLarge, brutish
AccomplishmentsAlmost killed Thorin and Company

Bert was, with Tom and Bill, one of the three trolls that captured Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves during their eastward journey. During the fight with Thorin II Oakenshield, Bert received the end of a flaming stick in his eye.[1]

Etymology

Following Tolkien's use of modern names, logically "Bert" would be a "translation" of the troll's "real", Westron name, which is not recorded.[source?]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Bert is a member of the Hugath tribe of Stone Trolls of the Trollshaw. In Hobbit lore he is known as "Bert Huggins", while his real name is Bûrat, also known as "Bûrat the Tongue".[2]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Bert is playable both as an Hazard Creature and as a Minion. The troll is also given the MERP variant name, Bûrat.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  2. R. Mark Colburn, Peter C. Fenlon, John D. Ruemmler, Terry K. Amthor, Jessica M. Ney (1989), Lords of Middle-earth Vol III: Hobbits, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs & Trolls (#8004)