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{{hobbit infobox
 
{{hobbit infobox
 
| name=Lotho Sackville-Baggins
 
| name=Lotho Sackville-Baggins
| image=[[File:The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (video game) - Lotho Sackville-Baggins.JPG|250px]]
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| image=[[File:Lotho viv lotr.JPG|250px]]
 
| caption=Lotho Sackville-Baggins from [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' (video game)]]
 
| caption=Lotho Sackville-Baggins from [[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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After Lotho's father, Otho, died in {{TA|3012}}, Lotho inherited his [[pipe-weed]] plantations in the [[Southfarthing]], ensuring his status as a wealthy Hobbit.<ref name=Scouring>{{RK|VI8}}</ref>
 
After Lotho's father, Otho, died in {{TA|3012}}, Lotho inherited his [[pipe-weed]] plantations in the [[Southfarthing]], ensuring his status as a wealthy Hobbit.<ref name=Scouring>{{RK|VI8}}</ref>
  
On [[23 September]] {{TA|3018|n}}<ref name=Great>{{App|Great}}</ref> Lotho and Lobelia arrived at [[Bag End]] after lunch to take stock of the property and to obtain the keys.<ref name=Three/>  Soon thereafter they moved into the residence and Lotho began a programme of buying an excessive amount of property and goods.  The goods were carted away to the south by [[Men]] ("[[ruffians]]") from [[Isengard]].  When people began to complain about shortages the ruffians proceeded to assert Lotho's power over the Shire.  When [[Will Whitfoot]], the rightful [[Mayor of the Shire]], set out to protest against Lotho's activities the ruffians captured him and incarcerated him in the "[[Lockholes]]". With Whitfoot out of the way, Lotho began calling himself Chief [[Shirriffs|Shirriff]], or simply '''[[Chief]]'''.  Among the Hobbits Lotho was known as ''Pimple''.<ref name=Scouring/>
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On [[23 September]] {{TA|3018|n}}<ref name=Great>{{App|Great}}</ref> Lotho and Lobelia arrived at [[Bag End]] after lunch to take stock of the property and to obtain the keys.<ref name=Three/>  Soon thereafter they moved into the residence and Lotho began a program of buying an excessive amount of property and goods.  The goods were carted away to the south by [[Men]] ("[[ruffians]]") from [[Isengard]].  When people began to complain about shortages the ruffians proceeded to assert Lotho's power over the Shire.  When [[Will Whitfoot]], the rightful [[Mayor of the Shire]], set out to protest Lotho's activities the ruffians captured him, incarcerated him in the "[[Lockholes]]", and Lotho began calling himself Chief [[Shirriffs|Shirriff]], or simply '''[[Chief]]'''.  Among the Hobbits Lotho was known as ''Pimple''.<ref name=Scouring/>
  
Lotho's "reign" over the Shire ended in [[September]] {{TA|3019|n}} when [[Saruman]] (called "[[Sharkey]]") arrived in the Shire<ref>{{App|Chief}}</ref> and took over Bag End.  Soon Lotho's mother, Lobelia, was taken to the Lockholes and Lotho was no longer seen in public.  When Saruman was ousted by Frodo and his companions, he revealed that [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]] had stabbed Lotho in his sleep.<ref name=Scouring/>
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Lotho's "reign" over the Shire ended in [[September]] {{TA|3019|n}} when [[Saruman]] (called "[[Sharkey]]") arrived in the Shire<ref>{{App|Chief}}</ref> and took over Bag End.  Soon Lotho's mother, Lobelia, was taken to the Lockholes and Lotho was no longer seen in public.  When Saruman was ousted by Frodo and his companions he revealed that [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]] had stabbed Lotho in his sleep (and possibly ate him).<ref name=Scouring/>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
 
The name ''Lotho'' represents an original [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]] name ''Lotha'' which was meaningless in contemporary speech.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
 
The name ''Lotho'' represents an original [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]] name ''Lotha'' which was meaningless in contemporary speech.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
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|File:The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (video game) - Lotho Sackville-Baggins.JPG|Lotho Sackville-Baggins from [[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' (video game)]]
 
|File:The Lord of the Rings Online - Lotho Sackville-Baggins.jpg|Lotho Sackville-Baggins in ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''
 
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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)]]:'''
 
'''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)]]:'''
 
:Lotho walks around in Bywater.
 
:Lotho walks around in Bywater.
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
 
:Lotho can be found ouside [[Bag End]]. His role in the game is minor and he only has a few lines during the main storyline.
 
  
 
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[[Category:Characters in The Lord of the Rings]]
 
[[Category:Characters in The Lord of the Rings]]
 
[[Category:Third Age characters]]
 
[[Category:Third Age characters]]
[[Category:Servants of Saruman]]
 
  
 
[[de:Lotho Sackheim-Beutlin]]
 
[[de:Lotho Sackheim-Beutlin]]
 
[[fi:Lotho Säkinheimo-Reppuli]]
 
[[fi:Lotho Säkinheimo-Reppuli]]
[[fr:encyclo/personnages/hobbits/bessac-descarcelle/lotho_bessac-descarcelle]]
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[[fr:encyclo/personnages/hobbits/sacquet_de_besace/lotho_sacquet_de_besace]]

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