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Tom Bombadil
Tomb
Theme:

The Lord of the Rings

Accessories:

Hat
Spade

Years:

2012

Appearances

Tom Bombadil is a minifigure from the theme The Lord of The Rings who appears in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game and LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game.

Background

In TA 3018, Frodo Baggins and his company had a chance meeting with Bombadil in the Old Forest after a nearly disastrous encounter with Old Man Willow. Frodo, who had fled from the tree looking for help, enlisted Bombadil, who had been out gathering water lilies. Bombadil went immediately with Frodo to the tree and commanded it to release its prisoners, Merry and Pippin, which it immediately did. He then invited Frodo and his companions to his home, where the Hobbits had an almost dreamlike stay, feasting and making merry with Tom. In this state, Frodo rather inadvertently told Tom all about the Ring and his quest, and when Tom asked to inspect the Ring, Frodo, without question and without any of the reluctance that tended to accompany giving the Ring to another, allowed him to. Tom then put the Ring on his finger, yet not only did he not disappear, but the Ring appeared to have no effect on him at all. After making the Ring itself vanish with a sleight-of-hand trick, he returned it to Frodo, who, slightly suspicious that it had not made Tom vanish, put it on to make sure it was the genuine Ring. Tom surprised him yet again by revealing that he could see Frodo even with the Ring on, and told Frodo to remove it, stating that his hand was fairer without it.

After two days resting and feasting at Tom's home, the Hobbits set out again, only to be captured the next day by Wights on the Barrow-downs. Fortunately, Tom once again came to their rescue, dispersing the Wights and breaking open their tomb. After this, he escorted the Hobbits to the borders of his land and left them there.

The peril of the hobbits was not over; an attack on their lives was carried out, and their ponies were set loose. The ponies apparently remembered the care they were given in the house of Tom Bombadil, and returned to stay beside Tom's own pony, Fatty Lumpkin. He returned them to Barliman Butterbur, the proprietor of The Prancing Pony. Since he had paid eighteen pence as compensation for the loss, he was now the owner of five fine ponies.

Over a month later, Tom became a topic of discussion at the Council of Elrond. There, Elrond, who had apparently met Tom in times long past, reminisced about him briefly before the question was put before the Council of whether or not to give the Ring to Tom, as it appeared as though Tom may have had power over even the Ring within his lands. However, Gandalf quickly dismissed the idea, saying that rather than Tom having power over the Ring, the Ring simply had no power over Tom. He was immune to its influence, but he could not alter it, nor break its power over others. Additionally, he said that, while Tom might be willing to take the Ring if asked by all the Free People of the world, he might do so, but would not understand the reason. Due to this, Tom would have likely either forgot about it or thrown it away, as such things had little relevance to him. It was also mentioned that taking the Ring back to him would be impossible to accomplish without it becoming known to Sauron, and that sooner or later, Sauron would bend all his power towards Tom's realm to take the Ring back. Despite his mastery within his realm, it was assumed that Tom would not have cared or been able to keep the Ring contained to his realm.

Four years after the One Ring was destroyed, Gandalf spent some time with Bombadil. It is unknown how the meeting was or what they discussed between them. Gandalf remarked to the Hobbits that Bombadil would doubtless have little interest in the tales of their adventures, except perhaps their encounters with the Ents.

Video Game Appearances

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Men: Aragorn | Bain | Bard | Boromir | Corsair Pirate | Gríma Wormtongue | Éomer | King Théoden | Lake-town Guard | Master of Lake-town | Rohan Soldier
Hobbits: Bilbo Baggins | Frodo | Merry | Pippin | Sam
Dwarves: Balin | Bifur | Bofur | Bombur | Dain Ironfoot | Dori | Dwalin | Fíli | Gimli | Glóin | Kíli | Nori | Óin | Ori | Thorin
Elves: Arwen Evenstar | Elrond | Galadriel | Haldir | Legolas Greenleaf | Mirkwood Elf | Mirkwood Elf Chief | Mirkwood Elf Guard | Tauriel | Thranduil
Istari: Gandalf | Radagast the Brown | Saruman
Dark Forces: Azog | Berserker Uruk-hai | Goblin King | Goblin Scribe | Goblin Soldier | Gundabad Orc | Hunter Orc | Lurtz | Mordor Orc | Moria Orc | Mouth of Sauron | Necromancer of Dol Guldur | Ringwraith | Uruk-hai | Witch-King | Yazneg
Creatures: Beorn | Cave Troll | Gollum | Great Eagle | Gwaihir | King of the Dead | Mirkwood Spider | Shelob | Soldier of the Dead | Smaug | Treebeard | Warg
Video Game only others: Alfrid | Barliman Butterbur | Beregond | Braga | Bree Peasant | Civilian Soldier | Dale Soldier | Denethor | Elendil | Éowyn | Faramir | Gamling | Girion | Gondorian Ranger | Gondorian Soldier | Háma | Isildur | King of Men | Lake-town Man (Archer) | Prince Imrahil | Quest Man | Quest Woman | Rohan Guard | Sigrid | Théodred | Tilda | Tom Bombadil
Video Game only Hobbits: Bandobras ˝Bullroarer˝ Took | Farmer Maggot | Paladin Took | Quest Hobbit | Rosie Cotton
Video Game only Dwarves: Armoured Dwarf Guard | Dwarf King | Dwarf Soldier | Jimli the Blacksmith | Lady Dwarf | Quest Dwarf | Stone Dwarf | Thrór | Thráin
Video Game only Elves: Celeborn | Círdan the Shipwright | Elf (Sentry) | Elf (Worker) | Elf Soldier | Elros | Gil-galad | Glorfindel | Lindir | Lothlórien Elf | Quest Elf
Video Game only Dark Forces: Bolg | Easterling | Fimbul | Goblin Brute | Gorbag | Gothmog | Grinnah | Grishnákh | Guritz | Haradrim | Narzug | Oliphaunt Mahûd Leader | Orc Beserker | Sauron | Shagrat
Video Game only Creatures: Barrow-wight | Bert | Durin's Bane | Elk | Fell Beast | Mini-Balrog | Mrs. Troll | Oliphant | Olog-hai | River Troll | Shadowfax | Snow Troll | Troll Bouncer | Tom | The Watcher in the Water | William

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