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Lotho Sackville-Baggins

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Lotho Sackville-Baggins
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesPimple
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1364
DeathS.R. 1419
Family
ParentageOtho Sackville-Baggins + Lobelia Bracegirdle
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorSandy

Lotho Sackville-Baggins (T.A. 2964 - 3019, died aged 55) was the only child of Otho and Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.

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History

Lotho was an unpopular hobbit, he was widely known by the mocking name Pimple, due to his complexion. When his father, Otho, died in S.R. 1412, Lotho inherited pipe-weed plantations in the Southfarthing, selling the pipe-weed to people away south.

After 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.

Men ("ruffians") from Isengard began coming into the Shire to help Lotho control and supress the people. With their help, he desposed of the rightful Mayor of the Shire, Will Whitfoot, and imprisoned him in the "Lockholes," naming himself Chief Shirriff, or simply Chief.

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 (and possibly ate him). Thus, the hobbit who tried to take over the Shire, met a very untimely end.

Etymology

The name Lotho was meaningless in contemporary Hobbitish Westron. It represented an original name Lotha.[1]

Portrayal in Adaptations

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

Lotho walks around in Bywater.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"