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Fíli
Dwarf
Family
ParentageDís
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fíli (Third Age 2859 - 2941, 72 years old) was the brother of Kíli and nephew of Thorin Oakenshield.

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Biography

Fíli and Kíli were the sons of Dís, the sister of Thorin Oakenshield. As his sister-sons, they accompanied their uncle on the Quest of Erebor. The brothers were the youngest of Thorin and Company by some 50 years.[1]

After helping find Smaug's treasure Fíli was slain with his brother in the Battle of Five Armies, while defending his mortally wounded uncle.[2]

After the death of their uncle, the brothers would be the only remaining descendants of Thrór's line and inherit the title of King under the Mountain. Their deaths ended the royal line, and the title passed to Dáin II. It was their heroic last stand that made their mother one of the very few Dwarf-women to be mentioned in the genealogies.[3]

Etymology

Fíli is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It can mean "File" or "Filer"; it is of Frisian or Low German origin rather than Old Norse.[4]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Thráin II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin II
 
Frerin
 
Dís
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FÍLI
 
Kíli


Portrayal in Adaptations

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Fíli is played by David Brierly.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Fíli's voice is provided by Jack DeLeon.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Fíli.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Fíli is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[5]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Fíli.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Rob Kazinsky was originally cast as Fili,[6] but left the production on April 23 for personal reasons.[7] A week later, it was announced that Dean O'Gorman replaces him.[8]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  4. 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
  5. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011
  6. Peter Jackson sets first names for The Hobbit, Deadline.com, accessed October 24, 2011
  7. Robert ‘Fili’ Kazinsky Leaving The Hobbit Due To Personal Reasons, TheOneRing.net, accessed April 24, 2011
  8. Peter Jackson, Casting News!, Facebook.com, accessed April 30, 2011


Members of Thorin and Company
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