Frodo Baggins is the first LOTR character I had a crush on. And while some may label him as whiny or babyish, I think quite the opposite. I am a Tolkien nerd. I’ve read the (Baggins storyline – hehehe) books, and I love exploring the character of Frodo.
When I first started crushing on him: Sometime after I watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time, so anywhere from ages 8-12.
Why he’s crush worthy: He’s thoughtful. There’s just something about him that brings a studious person to mind. He’s compassionate. Yeah, in the case of Gollum it didn’t work out immediately. But by the end of the story it definitely did. He’s strong. No one else in Middle-earth was strong enough to carry THE ring to Mordor. He’s self sacrificing. He really gave his life to save the word. He’s witty. You have to read the books to discover the heaps of English snark Tolkien imbedded in almost each of his characters. It’s enormously entertaining. He reads a lot. Yep, a proper bookworm.
What Tolkien character first caught your eye? Leave a comment!