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|name=Lotho Sackville-Baggins
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|birth=<code>S.R.</code> 1364
| othernames=Pimple, Chief
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|death=<code>S.R.</code> 1419
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|parentage= [[Otho Sackville-Baggins]] + [[Lobelia Bracegirdle]]
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'''Lotho Sackville-Baggins''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 2964 - 3019, died aged 55) was the only child of [[Otho Sackville-Baggins|Otho]] and [[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|Lobelia]] [[Sackville-Baggins]].  
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'''Lotho Sackville-Baggins''' ({{TA|2964}} - {{TA|3019|n}}, died aged 55) was the only child of [[Otho Sackville-Baggins|Otho]] and [[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|Lobelia]] [[Sackville-Baggins Family|Sackville-Baggins]].<ref>{{App|Baggins}}</ref>  For a short time at the end of the [[Third Age]] he assumed illegal control of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Lotho was an unpopular hobbit, he was widely known by the mocking name '''''Pimple''''', due to his complexion. When his father, Otho, died in [[Shire Reckoning|S.R.]] 1412, Lotho inherited [[pipe-weed]] plantations in the [[Southfarthing]], selling the pipe-weed to people away south.
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>
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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 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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After [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] sold [[Bag End]] to Lobelia in September 3018 and left the [[Shire]], Lotho continued to sell pipe-weed to the [[Wizard]] [[Saruman]], becoming richer and more powerful, and using the proceeds to buy land and property all over the Shire in order to control it.  
  
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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[[Men]] ("[[ruffians]]") from [[Isengard]] starting coming into the Shire and help Lotho control and supress the people, and with their help, he desposed of the rightful [[Mayor of the Shire]], [[Will Whitfoot]], and imprisoned him in "[[Lockholes]]", naming himself Chief [[Shirriffs|Shirriff]], or simply '''[[Chief]]'''.
 
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Lotho'' represents an original [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]] name ''Lotha'' which was meaningless in contemporary speech.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
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==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)]]
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|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)]]:'''
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:Lotho walks around in Bywater.
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'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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: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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Lotho continued ordering, industrialising and controlling the Shire's life until Saruman (called "[[Sharkey]]") arrived in the Shire, in September 3019, and took over direct power. Lotho was held prisoner in Bag End for a short while until [[Gríma Wormtongue]] killed him in his sleep (or possibly ate him). Thus, the hobbit who tried to take over the Shire, met a very untimely end.
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==See Also==
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*[[The Scouring of the Shire]]
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*[[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins]]
 
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