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'''Lobelia Sackville-Baggins''' was a renowned character of the [[Shire]], she married [[Bilbo]]'s cousin [[Otho Sackville-Baggins]]. Her envy of [[Bag End]] was well-known, but she stood up bravely to the [[Men]] of [[Saruman]] when they invaded the [[Shire]] in the last stages of the [[War of the Ring]].  
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'''Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, née [[Bracegirdle Family|Bracegirdle]]''' ({{TA|2918}} - {{TA|3020|n}}, died aged 102) was the second child, and only daughter, of [[Primrose Bracegirdle|Primrose Boffin]] and [[Blanco Bracegirdle]].  
  
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==History==
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Lobelia was a renowned character of [[The Shire]], she married [[Bilbo Baggins]]'s cousin [[Otho Sackville-Baggins]], and they had one child together, [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins|Lotho]], who was born in {{SR|1364}}.<ref name="Bag">{{App|Baggins}}</ref>
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Her envy of [[Bag End]] was well-known,<ref name="Return">{{H|Return}}</ref> she could not wait to inherit it, and was furious when [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] made [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] his heir. However, when Frodo left for [[Crickhollow]] he sold Bag End to Lobelia, but unfortunately Otho had died by then.<ref name="Party">{{FR|Part}}</ref>
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During the [[War of the Ring]], Lobelia was imprisoned in [[Lockholes]] for arguing with the [[Chief Shirriff|Chief]]'s Men, and attacking one of them with an umbrella. When she came out, Lobelia was popular for the first time for bravely standing up to the [[Saruman]]'s [[Men]]. However, she was crushed to find out her son had died whilst she was in prison.
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After the War of the Ring, Lobelia returned to her home village of [[Hardbottle]] to live with the other [[Bracegirdle Family|Bracegirdle]]s, giving Bag End to Frodo. When she died, she gave her money to Frodo to be used to help [[hobbits]] left homeless by Saruman and her son.<ref name="Grey">{{RK|Havens}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[Wikipedia:Lobelia|Lobelia]] is a genus of the bellflower, named after [[Wikipedia:Matthias de L'Obel|Matthias de L'Obel]].<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]], "Giving of Names" p.195</ref>
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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|File:Lobelia viv lotr.JPG|Lobelia in [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' (video game)]]
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|File:Cortney Skinner - Lobelia Sackville-Baggins (MECCG).jpg|Lobelia in ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]''
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|File:The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.jpg|Lobelia in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
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'''1981: [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1981 radio series)]]:'''
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:Although she is only named in passing, [[Diana Bishop]] plays Lobelia at Bilbo's 111th Birthday party.  She and Otho are given a brief exchange complaining about being part of "one gross", and questioning what "Frodo coming into his inheritance" means. 
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
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:In the expansion ''[[Middle-earth: Dark Minions|Dark Minions]]'', Lobelia appears as two different cards: "Mistress Lobelia" is a Resource Ally, and "Lobelia Sackville-Baggins" is an Agent.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tradecardsonline.com/im/searchCards|articlename=(Results from search for cards in the game Middle Earth)|dated=|website=[http://www.tradecardsonline.com/ Tradecardsoneline.com]|accessed=26 March 2014}}</ref>
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'''2002: [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' (video game)]]:'''
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:Lobelia (voiced by [[Jennifer Hale]]) appears in Bywater. Frodo has to give her the Bag End Deed as one of the first missions. When Frodo approaches her she insists he first warn [[Robin Smallburrow]] of the wolves in the Shire by ringing the warning bell. Frodo does so, before presenting an exhilirated Lobelia with the Bag End Deed.
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Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesLobelia Bracegirdle
Mistress Lobelia
LocationHardbottle
Bag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1318
DeathS.R. 1420 (aged 102)
Family
FamilyBracegirdle
ParentageBlanco Bracegirdle and Primrose Boffin
SiblingsBruno
SpouseOtho Sackville-Baggins
ChildrenLotho
Physical Description
GenderFemale
WeaponryUmbrella

Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, née Bracegirdle (T.A. 2918 - 3020, died aged 102) was the second child, and only daughter, of Primrose Boffin and Blanco Bracegirdle.

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History

Lobelia was a renowned character of The Shire, she married Bilbo Baggins's cousin Otho Sackville-Baggins, and they had one child together, Lotho, who was born in S.R. 1364.[1]

Her envy of Bag End was well-known,[2] she could not wait to inherit it, and was furious when Bilbo made Frodo his heir. However, when Frodo left for Crickhollow he sold Bag End to Lobelia, but unfortunately Otho had died by then.[3]

During the War of the Ring, Lobelia was imprisoned in Lockholes for arguing with the Chief's Men, and attacking one of them with an umbrella. When she came out, Lobelia was popular for the first time for bravely standing up to the Saruman's Men. However, she was crushed to find out her son had died whilst she was in prison.

After the War of the Ring, Lobelia returned to her home village of Hardbottle to live with the other Bracegirdles, giving Bag End to Frodo. When she died, she gave her money to Frodo to be used to help hobbits left homeless by Saruman and her son.[4]

Etymology

Lobelia is a genus of the bellflower, named after Matthias de L'Obel.[5]


Portrayal in Adaptations

Lobelia in adaptations


1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Although she is only named in passing, Diana Bishop plays Lobelia at Bilbo's 111th Birthday party. She and Otho are given a brief exchange complaining about being part of "one gross", and questioning what "Frodo coming into his inheritance" means.

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

In the expansion Dark Minions, Lobelia appears as two different cards: "Mistress Lobelia" is a Resource Ally, and "Lobelia Sackville-Baggins" is an Agent.[6]

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Lobelia (voiced by Jennifer Hale) appears in Bywater. Frodo has to give her the Bag End Deed as one of the first missions. When Frodo approaches her she insists he first warn Robin Smallburrow of the wolves in the Shire by ringing the warning bell. Frodo does so, before presenting an exhilirated Lobelia with the Bag End Deed.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  5. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names" p.195
  6. "(Results from search for cards in the game Middle Earth)" , Tradecardsoneline.com (accessed 26 March 2014)