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'''Dori''' was a Dwarf who, being of [[Durin's Folk]], probably dwelt in the northern [[Blue Mountains]] with [[Thorin]] after the latter had settled there after [[Thráin|Thráin II]] had disappeared.<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>  He was one of the thirteen [[Dwarves]] who journeyed to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] to challenge the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]], and after the successful conclusion of this quest he lived with his part of the treasure at the Lonely Mountain.<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref>
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Dori's parentage is unknown although he was a member of the [[House of Durin]] and a remote kinsman of Thorin.<ref name="Durin"/>  His birth year is also unknown.  However, in [[Bilbo Baggins]]' account of the quest to Erebor he stated that the brothers [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"<ref name="Hill">{{H|Hill}}</ref> and that when Thorin was missing, [[Balin]] was "the eldest left".<ref>{{H|Barrels}}</ref> Since Fíli was born in {{TA|2859}} and Balin was born in {{TA|2763|n}},<ref name="Durin"/> this would put Dori's birth between 2809 and {{TA|2763|n}}, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor. Thorin stated that Dori was the strongest of the Dwarves in the company.<ref>{{H|Flies}}</ref>  Dori (and [[Nori]]) shared Bilbo's opinion that meals should be plentiful and frequent.<ref>{{H|Mutton}}</ref>
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'''Dori''' was a Dwarf of [[Durin's folk]] who lived in the northern [[Blue Mountains]], and later the [[Lonely Mountain]].  He had two brothers named [[Nori]], and [[Ori]].  They were remote kinsman of King [[Thorin]].  He wore a purple hood and played the flute.
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==History==
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=== The Quest of Erebor ===
  
==The Quest of Erebor==
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In [[Third Age 2941|T.A. 2941]], Dori was one of twelve Dwarves selected to accompany Thorin Oakenshield on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the Dragon [[Smaug]].  Dori was the strongest of the thirteen Dwarves, and he was fond of food.  And he was quite a decent fellow, according to [[Bilbo Baggins]].
When Bilbo first met Dori (in the fourth group of Dwarves to arrive at [[Bag End]]) he was wearing a purple hoodDuring the evening when Thorin called for music, Dori (along with Nori and [[Ori]]) played the flute.<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref> 
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Dori was noteworthy for two incidents in the tale: Dori carried Bilbo in the tunnels of the [[Misty Mountains]] during the escape from the goblins, but unfortunately dropped him; the other Dwarves later blamed him for "losing their burglar."
  
Bilbo proclaimed Dori to be "really a decent fellow"<ref name="Pan">{{H|Pan}}</ref> because thrice Dori assisted Bilbo when the hobbit might otherwise have been killed:  First, Dori carried Bilbo in the tunnels of the [[Misty Mountains]] during the escape from the goblins, but unfortunately dropped him;<ref name="Hill"/> the other Dwarves later blamed him for losing their burglar.  Second, during the escape from the [[Wargs]], Dori climbed down from a tree, which allowed Bilbo to scramble up Dori and into the tree. Lastly, Bilbo grabbed Dori's legs as they were carried off by an eagle, saving them from a fire lit by Goblins.<ref name="Pan"/>
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Later, during the escape from the [[Wargs]], Dori climbed down from a tree, which allowed Bilbo to scramble up the tree. Bilbo later grabbed Dori's legs as they were carried off by an eagle, saving them from a fire lit by Goblins.   
 
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When [[Gandalf]] was telling the story of the company's adventures to [[Beorn]], Dori and Thorin were the first two Dwarves to show up.<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref> Thorin also notes that Dori is the strongest of their company. Upon being pulled out of the barrel after escaping the [[Thranduil|Elvenking]]'s halls, Dori was one of the Dwarves who was waterlogged and seemed only half alive.<ref>{{H|Welcome}}</ref>
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Dori later fought in and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]]He was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot]], and made his home in Erebor.<ref>{{H|Return}}</ref>
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==Erebor==
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Dori lived a very rich life after the quest as one of the reclaimers of the mountain.  He was still alive during the [[War of the Ring]],<ref name="Meetings"/> and may have fought in the [[Battle of Dale]].  His date of death is not known.
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Dori later fought in and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].  He was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot]], and made his home in Erebor. 
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=== Erebor ===
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Dori lived a very rich life after the quest as one of the reclaimers of the mountain.  He was still alive during the [[War of the Ring]], and may have fought in the [[Battle of Dale]]. His date of death is not known.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Dóri'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. His name most likely means "Borer" or "auger-man".<ref>Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in ''Publications of the Modern Language Association of America'', Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967</ref>
 
''Dóri'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. His name most likely means "Borer" or "auger-man".<ref>Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in ''Publications of the Modern Language Association of America'', Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967</ref>
  
==Portrayal in adaptations==
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== Portrayal in Adaptations ==
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'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
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:Dori is played by [[Alexander John]].
  
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'''1977: ''[[The Hobbit (1977 film)]]'':'''
File:The Hobbit (1977 film) - Dori.png|Dori in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]
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:Dori is voiced by [[John Stephenson]].
File:The Hobbit (film series) - Dori.jpg|Dori in [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]
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File:Lord of the Rings Online - Dori 001.jpg|Dori in ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'' ([[Ered Luin]], {{TA|3017}})
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File:Lord of the Rings Online - Dori 002.jpg|Dori in ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'' ([[Erebor]], {{TA|3019}})
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===Films===
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'''1966: [[The Hobbit (1966 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1966 film)]]:'''
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:Dori is omitted. [[Thorin|Thorin Oakenshield]] only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.<ref name="Deitch">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UBnVL1Y2src|articlename=The Hobbit.mp4|dated=5 January 2012|website=YouTube|accessed=10 January 2012}}</ref>
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'''1977: [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]:'''
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'''1979: ''[[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)]]'':'''
:Dori is voiced by [[John Stephenson]]. Apart from Thorin, he is one of only three of the other Dwarves who speaks with any regularity ([[Balin]] and [[Bombur]] being the others). As in the book, he sometimes carries [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] on his back. He is the one to discover the Hobbit is missing during their escape from [[Goblin-town]]. Bilbo also holds onto his leg (much to his chagrin) while the [[Eagles]] are flying the Company to safety.
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'''2012-14: [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]:'''
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:Dori is played by [[Mark Hadlow]].<ref name="PJCasting">{{webcite|author=[[Peter Jackson]]|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150168211921558|articlename=Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit|dated=20-March-2011|website=[http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook]|accessed=23-Dec-2011}}</ref> A description of Dori in ''The Hobbit'' films was released by the studio:
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:{{Blockquote|A distant relative of Thorin Oakenshield, Dori is the eldest amongst his brothers Ori and Nori. He is the strongest in The Company of Dwarves, and spends much of his time watching out for Ori, making sure he hasn’t caught a chill or gotten himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Eternally pessimistic, with a natural tendency to expect the worst, Dori is nonetheless quite prepared to risk life and limb in order to get the job done.|[[Warner Bros.]]<ref name="HobbitApp">{{webcite|author=[[Warner Bros.]]|articleurl=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hobbit-movies/id545808528|articlename=Hobbit Movies|dated=7-September-2012|website=[http://itunes.apple.com/ Apple iPhone/iPad App]|accessed=19-September-2012}}</ref>}}
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===Radio series===
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'''1968: [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1968 radio series)]]:'''
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:Dori is played by [[Alexander John]].
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'''1979: [[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1979 radio series)]]:'''
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:No actor is specified for the role of Dori.
 
:No actor is specified for the role of Dori.
  
===Games===
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'''1982: ''[[The Hobbit (1982 video game)]]'':'''
'''1982: [[The Hobbit (1982 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (1982 video game)]]:'''
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:Dori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>''[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg ZX Computing]'', 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed [[24 April|April 24]] [[2011]]</ref>
 
:Dori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>''[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg ZX Computing]'', 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed [[24 April|April 24]] [[2011]]</ref>
  
'''2003: [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]]:'''
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'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'':'''
 
:Dori has a long brown beard without moustache. He does not appear in the game until [[Lake-town]], though he can be seen in the fir tree with Bilbo, much like the scene in the book.
 
:Dori has a long brown beard without moustache. He does not appear in the game until [[Lake-town]], though he can be seen in the fir tree with Bilbo, much like the scene in the book.
  
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
:Dori is a non-playable character, who is the official "High Hoard Seeker" of [[Erebor]]. He is captured along with the gems he was bringing to the Dwarves of Othrikar by the Dourhands. The player must rescue him in Vol I, Book III, Chapter 4 "Freeing Dori". He also makes an appearance during the Dwarven Introduction quest line, at Thorin's Gate. Much later, after the events of [[Sauron]]'s Fall, he is found in various places in Erebor, and leads an expedition into the [[Grey Mountains|Ered Mithrin]] to save his brother [[Nori]].
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:Dori is a non-playable character. He is captured along with the gems he was bringing to the Dwarves of Othrikar by the Dourhands. The player must rescue him in Vol I, Book III, Chapter 4 "Freeing Dori". He also makes an appearance during the Dwarven Introduction quest line.
  
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'''2012-3: ''[[The Hobbit films]]'':'''
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:Dori will be played by [[Mark Hadlow]].
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