Frodo Baggins is the main protagonist of the late J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. He is a courageous young Hobbit who leads a quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth.
He has been portrayed by many actors throughout various adaptations, but arguably the most famous is Elijah Wood in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Why He Rocks
- He saves Middle-earth by destroying the One Ring.
- He is brave, virtuous, and compassionate.
- He has an unbreakable bond of friendship with Sam Gamgee.
- He is the only character in the story to show Gollum kindness and genuinely try to help him.
- He is put through every test of courage, stamina, and loyalty on his journey, and passes all of them.
- Like Luke Skywalker, he meets all the requirements of Joseph Campbell's Hero Archetype.
- He is also the story's Christ Figure.
- His brief fall under the Ring's spell and his decision to leave Middle-earth adds three-dimensionality to his character.