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Did Tolkien ever explain what about Bilbo was so special that he could resist the power of the Ring for so many years? --[[User:Ebakunin|Ebakunin]] 13:40, 24 April 2006 (EDT)
 
Did Tolkien ever explain what about Bilbo was so special that he could resist the power of the Ring for so many years? --[[User:Ebakunin|Ebakunin]] 13:40, 24 April 2006 (EDT)
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Quite a few characters throughout LotR stated that hobbits in general are very resistant to the Dark Powers. In an early draft of the Fellowship, Boromir asks Frodo if maybe the power one yields while wearing the ring only reflects their own minds. This could explain why Isildur, Smeagol/Gollum, Bilbo, etc. disappear, hiding from their enemies, instead of imbuing them with superhuman strength. That conversation betweem Boromir and Frodo is The History of Middle Earth, the exact one escapes me, sorry.--[[User:Quidon88|Quidon88]] 14:20, 8 February 2007 (EST)

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Did Tolkien ever explain what about Bilbo was so special that he could resist the power of the Ring for so many years? --Ebakunin 13:40, 24 April 2006 (EDT)

Quite a few characters throughout LotR stated that hobbits in general are very resistant to the Dark Powers. In an early draft of the Fellowship, Boromir asks Frodo if maybe the power one yields while wearing the ring only reflects their own minds. This could explain why Isildur, Smeagol/Gollum, Bilbo, etc. disappear, hiding from their enemies, instead of imbuing them with superhuman strength. That conversation betweem Boromir and Frodo is The History of Middle Earth, the exact one escapes me, sorry.--Quidon88 14:20, 8 February 2007 (EST)