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Fans of Middle Earth are looking forward to seeing a whole list of characters and events in The Hobbit. One of these characters is the Goblin King. It’s always interesting to see what sort of make-up and appearance these sorts of characters are given, and though Peter Jackson hasn’t revealed anything, someone else apparently has.
Images of the Goblin King as seen in a card game have leaked, and so has a description from a German action figure. If you don’t mind being spoiled, see the images and read the description after the break.
The Goblin King is a huge, grotesquely bloated monster that in the years of his tyrannical rule over the miserable inhabitants of the Goblin town grew fat and flabby. The Goblin town is a collection of skew-whiff ramshackle huts deep in the caves of the Misty Mountains. He commands a bunch of foul, polluted, with scars and ulcers studded goblins.
Basically, they are bandits, they live by what they can pick up from passengers on the passes through the mountains. The Goblin King and his followers manage to capture Bilbo and the dwarves. The Goblin King is more wily and smarter than it seems. He takes pleasure in torturing his prisoners — he almost succeeds to finish off Thorin Oakenshield and his companions.
TheOneRing.net has found some supporting evidence for these photos by grabbing a screenshot from The Hobbit’s first production video. It could be the Goblin King or just another goblin. Only time will tell.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters on December 14.