Goblin Scribe

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Goblin Scribe is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Goblin Scribe
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Goblin Scribe.jpg
"The Goblin Scribe" from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Biographical Information
AffiliationGreat Goblin
ParentageGreat Goblin[source?]
Physical Description
HeightVery short
Eye colorBlue
GalleryImages of The Goblin Scribe

The Goblin Scribe is miniature Goblin played by Kiran Shah (via motion-capture) who worked as a scribe and a messenger for the Goblin King in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He records events in Goblin-town. He is a tiny goblin with malformed legs, and uses his long fingernail to write with on parchment. Because he cannot walk, he gets around on a pulley with a seat attached to it.

The Goblin King gives him orders to send a message to Azog that they have captured Thorin.

Behind the scenes[edit]

According to members of the film crew, the Goblin Scribe is the offspring of the Goblin King, but he isn't given any proper recognition because of his diminutive stature.[source?]