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frodo baggins,  ringbearer ([personal profile] ringbearer) wrote2012-06-04 01:19 am

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Name: Frodo Baggins
Canon: Lord of the Rings
Original or Alternate Universe: Movie-storyline and book details. So...original!! 8D;;
Canon Point: Set after parting with Faramir in the Two Towers, as the three are about to go into the sewers.

Number: Um Aragorn-mun suggested I try for Nine since one of Frodo's nicknames later is Frodo of the Nine Fingers so I don't know if 009 is taken. If not maybe 007 because of Ringwraiths!! Or actually a random number would be fine but those numbers if they were somehow available would be magical indeed!

Setting: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Middle-earth

History: Note: I will be mostly following movie-verse though Frodo's personality is based more on the books. So..yeah a blending of events from book and movie. (Definitely not the Frodo leaving Sam part. :U)

Frodo was born in the Shire to the parents Drogo Baggins and Primula Brandybuck. At the age of twelve Frodo's parents drowned in an accident and he was taken in by his uncle Bilbo Baggins into Bag End, where he was made his heir.

Frodo grew up under Uncle Bilbo's care, which was a peculiar childhood in itself, as Bilbo had quite made a name for himself as a hobbit who did adventures. Growing up hearing stories from Bilbo, you could say that there was a sense of adventure long ingrained in Frodo from his childhood. He was a bit of a rambunctious child, stealing mushrooms as a child and growing up with his cousins.

His real journey begins when he comes of age at 33. Being born on the same date as his uncle, the two had an extravagant party to celebrate. Bilbo had turned 111. Frodo in the day had recently met up with Gandalf, a familiar face of the Shire though many thought him to be a 'disturber' of the peace, as Frodo playfully pointed out, and he created many fireworks to add to the party. Frodo enjoyed the party like any regular hobbit would, until something strange happened.

Bilbo was giving what looked to be another of his long speeches as he often did at parties, only this time, he abruptly said he was leaving and would not be coming back. To Frodo's, and all of the invited folk's amazement, he disappeared in thin air! There was a mad stirring afterwards.

Soon after Bilbo returns to their home and after chuckling to himself, realizes that Gandalf is present, and the two engage in conversation. Gandalf notes that Bilbo is holding what looks to be a gold ring that the elderly hobbit claims he will leave to Frodo along with many of his possessions as his heir. When Gandalf notes he has not yet put it in the envelope to leave behind, the wizard watches as Bilbo grows angry and frantic at the thought of parting with the ring, going so far as to call it 'his precious'. This greatly alarms Gandalf and Bilbo continues to act queer until Gandalf raises his voice and jerks him back to reality. Soon after Bilbo agrees to leave behind the Ring, though not before almost walking out the door with it still in his pocket. He then sets off with a warm goodbye to Gandalf and heads away to take to the road once again with fond mentions of finishing his book, 'There and Back Again'.

Soon after Frodo returns to the house to find Gandalf, and with dismay comments on how Bilbo really did leave, and that he had mentioned it before. Gandalf remarks how he has been entrusted with Bag End, along with this Ring, and he parts with Frodo telling him to keep the ring 'secret, keep it safe' while he goes to inquire more about the ring.

Time passes, and after a drink with his friends at the Green Dragon, Frodo returns to his home to find Gandalf lurking in the shadows. Gandalf demands if Frodo has kept the ring hidden and safe and continues to act even stranger. Gandalf asks Frodo to put the Ring into his fireplace, and with a pair of tongs Frodo does so. Gandalf then asks Frodo if he can see any letters on the ring and Frodo remarks that he cannot, and for a moment Gandalf is relieved.

Until as if out of thin air, burning letters appear onto the band, Frodo telling Gandalf to wait as he says that he cannot make out what they say. Gandalf then tells Frodo to put it in his hand and then remarks on the temperature.

He tells Frodo that this is not just a ring, but the One Ring of Sauron, the Dark Lord who once almost covered Middle Earth in shadow. He says that even now the Ring wants to return to its Master, and explains that Bilbo had taken it from a creature named Gollum and it fell into his hands, and now into Frodo's by inheritance. Frodo is both fascinated and horrified and says that they will hide the Ring in a place no one will find it.

Soon enough they hear noises and Gandalf quickly throws the intruder, who was hiding in the bushes, onto the tables and instead finds a very frightened Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's gardener and servant. Sam claims he wasn't intentionally eavesdropping and instead Gandalf decides to make use of him. Telling Frodo flatly that he can no longer stay in the Shire. Frodo and Sam then leave the Shire, per Gandalf's instruction, with a warning for Frodo to not use the Ring under any circumstances, for Sauron's men are on the move hunting for it.

They begin to head towards Bree, a town where all sorts of people with information gather, and a place Gandalf tells them to go on their way to Rivendell. As they set out, Frodo muses on what his Uncle said on 'never knowing' when one sets out on a journey as the two begin adjusting to the pace of the journey.

Along the way to Bree, Frodo and Sam stumble upon Pippin and Merry, cousins of Frodo's, escaping from Farmer Maggot after stealing some of his crops. The four hobbits end up escaping the situation and come to a road in the forest. Standing in the middle of the road, Frodo turns his head and feels a strangeness coming from the woods. He advises the others to get out of the road and the four of them do so. Over their heads beneath the roots they are hiding from, is one of the Nazgul, or Black Riders, minions of Sauron sent to hunt and retrieve the Ring.

Eventually the Rider and a few others catches onto their trail and they barely make it to Bree, the four fleeing the approaching Riders on a ferry towards Bree. Frodo approaches the gates and tells the gatekeeper his name is Mr. Underhill, and the four enter to go to the Inn, the Prancing Pony.

Going under his alias, Frodo asks for lodging for his friends and himself to Barliman Butterbur, the Inn's keeper and they are given a place to sit. As the hobbits rest themselves and take notice of their surroundings, Frodo notices someone watching them in the corner, a tall, hooded man. He inquires to Barliman who it is and he tells him that that person is a Ranger, one with sharp senses and tracking skills who wander Middle-earth. He is called 'Strider'. Frodo watches him warily and notes that Pippin and Merry are getting overly excited as they are now dancing on a tabletop singing songs and causing all sorts of attention, something Frodo's journey does not need.

As he pulls on one of their clothing, he begins to fall backwards, and the Ring slips out of his pocket, landing right on his finger as if by will and just like that, he vanishes. This causes Strider and the entire Inn to go into an uproar, and Frodo soon flees into a room, where he is grabbed by the Ranger. Strider scolds him for doing something so foolish out in the open and tells him that it is 'no mere trinket' that Frodo carries.

The hobbits arrive to protect Frodo, but Strider reveals himself to be a friend of Gandalf's, who will help them make their way to Rivendell, a place of the elves. Agreeing to this, Frodo and the others decide to leave in the night, where they leave their beds set as if they were sleeping in them in hopes of buying themselves time from the Riders as they set out.

The hobbits under Strider's lead, though most of them are still slightly distrustful, make their way to Weathertop, an old ruin where they spend the night. While Strider goes to watch their trail, Merry, Pippin and Sam make a fire; much to Frodo's horror. Yelling at them to put it out, they are soon set upon by the Black Riders, once great men and kings who fell sway to Sauron's power, as Strider told them earlier.

Surrounded, the hobbits try to defend themselves but it is hopeless, and Frodo is soon cornered by their leader and in a desperate attempt, puts on the Ring once more. As he does so he begins to see faces beneath the hooded riders, old ancient faces of kings. As he takes it out the leader of the nine Riders stabs him in the shoulder with a Morgul blade. Frodo, grievously injured, is noticed by Sam who calls for Strider, who appears and holds the Nazgul at bay until they relent.

Strider realizes that this is no mere wound, and an injury by a Morgul blade could easily turn Frodo into a wraith for it is not just a physical but also spiritual wound that his shoulder carries. He demands they look for athelas, a special herb, and the hobbits hurry in the woods. Frodo worsens. Strider comes across the elf Arwen Undómiel, Elrond's daughter and her horse. She offers to take Frodo to Rivendell with all haste, and so Frodo rides with her, his health waning. The Riders follow them both hot on their heels but Arwen uses the water of the Ford of Bruinen to repel the Riders enough to safely take Frodo to her home. There Frodo is healed by Elrond, Lord of Rivendell and wakes to find Gandalf sitting in a chair beside him.

He makes a joyful reunion with his friends in Rivendell as the four embrace and talk amongst each other, and that is when Frodo notices his Uncle Bilbo who arrived there. The two speak and Frodo discusses how his journey did not turn out quite like he imagined it would be.

Soon after this Elrond calls a council meeting with representatives of men from Gondor, elves and dwarves as attendance. Among them is Strider, who Frodo discovers is Aragorn, Isildur's heir and heir to the throne of Gondor. Elrond asks Frodo to put the Ring on the pedestal and discusses the situation with the Council.

The situation is grave. Sauron is slowly returning to power in the East, and are now focusing intently and the Ring returning to him. They come to a decision that one must take the Ring to Mordor and destroy it the only way it can be destroyed. In the fires of Mount Doom, where it was forged. Boromir, son of the Steward of Gondor, explains that even the air of Mordor is poison, and that doing so is folly. The people of Gondor should protect the Ring, he protests to Elrond, and eventually bickering comes out on all sides. The dwarves and elves argue with one another while Gandalf argues with the men, and Frodo quietly sits in agony as the Ring has already begun to have a pull on him.

In the chaos of the meeting, Frodo stands from his chair and offers to take the Ring. First he is not heard, so he raises his face and says he will take it. The Council is in shock as the small hobbit repeats himself, adding quietly that he 'does not know the way'. And so it comes to pass that Frodo becomes the ringbearer, the one who will carry the burden of the world on his shoulders as he goes to Mordor. It was not at all a journey he expected to undertake.

Aragorn is the first to offer his sword to Frodo, and then the elf Legolas with his bow, Gimli the dwarf with his axe, and Gandalf and his four friends from the Shire all join with him. Elrond declares them to be the 'Fellowship of the Ring'.

Afterwards Frodo meets with his Uncle, who offers him what he gained from his travels. Mithril chainmail that cannot be easily pierced, and his sword, Sting, that glows when orcs are near. As Frodo takes them Bilbo states that he would like to see the Ring one last time, to where Frodo quietly closes his shirt over the Ring, as not to tempt his Uncle. Bilbo's face shifts into one of rage and Frodo steps back alarmed. Bilbo turns in shame and says he is sorry that his nephew must carry this burden.

Soon after the newly formed Fellowship set out from Rivendell together, headed towards of Mordor. The journey starts out somewhat smoothly as they head towards the mountains of Caradhras, although soon they must take shelter as Sauron's watchers have already begun to search overhead in the forms of birds. As they soon travel across the mountains, Frodo stumbles backwards into Aragorn's arms, where the Ring flies off his neck. Boromir picks up the Ring and seems quite enamoured by it, but Aragorn commands him to return it to Frodo, who now grows wary of Boromir.

Soon Saruman, once a friend of Gandalf's, a great wizard corrupted by Sauron and responsible for the activity in the East, sends a storm to block their passage. Gimli suggests they go under the mountain, through Moria, a home of the dwarves to which Gandalf seems greatly reluctant. As the hobbits grow freezing in the cold, Boromir demands that they do so for their sakes. Soon enough the party ends up travelling downwards, towards the entrance to Moria.

After a bit of trouble discovering the means to open the seal of Moria, the party is successful and begins to travel deep into the ancient places of Moria. Soon they discover that in actuality Moria, and Gimli's relative, Durin, were overtaken by goblins and some other creatures from a diary they find in one of the rooms, which is actually a tomb. They try to bar the doors but the Fellowship encounters goblins and a massive Cave Troll. The party fights bravely against it and continue on.

Frodo quietly confesses to Gandalf that he wishes the Ring had never come to him at all. That he wishes none of this had even happened. Gandalf responds gently to him, "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us. "

The Fellowship continues deeper into the mines, eventually reaching the bridge of Khazad-dum as Gandalf notices they are being followed by the creature that was responsible for Durin's demise. A Balrog of Morgoth appears on the bridge, where Gandalf holds the gap between him and the Fellowship. Frodo cries out to Gandalf but Gandalf breaks the bridge in two so the Balrog cannot cross, as he turns around the great demon's flaming whip wraps around Gandalf's ankle and drags him down into the abyss with him. Frodo screams in grief as the party makes their way out of the mines, where everyone mourns quietly on their own. Aragorn takes up leadership of the party and guides them to Lothlorien, home of Celeborn and Galadriel, an Elven realm.

The party wearily stands before the rulers. Galadriel says she knows that Gandalf has died and tells them that they may rest and gather themselves in her realm. As Frodo is about to leave he hears a voice in his head telling him he has brought great evil by way of the Ring. Later in the night the party listens to the elves perform a lament of Gandalf while Sam adds a poem about Gandalf's fireworks in honor. Frodo later wakes up to find Galadriel walking and he follows her, where they meet for the first time. Galadriel tells him she knows of the fate of the world and the Shire, and as Frodo stares into mirror with encroaching horror as terrible visions appear, one most prominent being Sauron's burning eye reflected, so much that the Ring begins to dangle towards the surface as if it were magnetic. Frodo pulls the Ring back and stumbles back in fear. Galadriel tells him it is his destiny to bear the Ring and if he cannot fulfill the task that 'was appointed to him' then no one will. Frodo offers the Ring to her feeling that he is not capable of such things, and Galadriel briefly is overcome by the temptation of the Ring. She relinquishes it soon after and says that she has 'passed the test'.

The next day Galadriel gives the Fellowship gifts to help them on their way, giving Frodo the phial of Galadriel and the hobbits other valuable supplies. The party then sails on the River Anduin, headed straight towards Mordor. They soon arrive at Parth Galen, where the party scouts the area; Boromir is tempted once again by the Ring. He tries to take the Ring by force, causing Frodo to put it on his finger and escape.

Frodo then reappears near old ruins, where Aragorn soon comes demanding where the Ring is. Frodo in fear of his recent encounter pulls away from him, accusing him of if he is capable of destroying the Ring. Aragorn kneels before Frodo and tells him that he swore to protect him, and that he would have followed him into the fires of Mordor. Frodo knows this, and comes to a decision. He will go to Mordor alone, as he is the only one who can bear this burden. Frodo gently tells Aragorn not to tell the others, as they would not understand his reasons.

Saruman's advanced version of orcs, an elite fighting force known as the Uruk-hai which have been trailing the party since they left Lothlorien, find the trail and Aragorn urges Frodo to run. Frodo does so and as he is hiding behind a tree, stumbles upon Pippin and Merry. The two of them usher towards him to hide over there, but Frodo, who has made his decision to carry the burden alone, shakes his head, and the two realize what he has decided.

Making his way towards the river once more, Frodo remembers Gandalf, and all that has happened so far with tears in his eyes, wishing once again, that the Ring had never come to him. Gandalf's words echo in his ears, giving him heart as he places the Ring under his clothes and begins to edge out towards the boat, alone.

In that moment Sam, who had been looking for Frodo appears and cries out to him. Frodo tells him to go back, that he is going alone to which Sam replies, "Of course you are. And I'm going with you." Frodo refuses him, and as he starts to row, Sam throws himself into the water, much to the horror of Frodo, who knows his gardener cannot swim.

Pulling Sam onto the boat, Sam tearfully repeats the promise Gandalf told him, saying that he made a promise to Frodo. Frodo embraces Sam with tears in his eyes and the two go together. As they make their way towards the hills of Emyn Muil, Frodo turns to Sam and tells him that he is glad that he is with him. The Fellowship is now broken.

Frodo and Sam continue their journey through Emyn Muil, however they soon discover they are quite lost. As expected, the closer Frodo gets to Mordor, the wearier he becomes as the Ring's power over him grows. They have not been alone in their journey, for the creature known as Gollum, the very same that Bilbo encountered, follows them and they encounter him during camping out one night.

Gollum violently attacks the hobbits and it is only when Frodo pins him to the ground, Sting at his throat, that he relinquishes for he remembers the sword, as Frodo tells him. Sam demands they kill him but Frodo recalls Gandalf's words of not being quick to feel judgement, and takes pity on him, instead taking him as prisoner for they truly have no idea how to really get to Mordor. Frodo heard of Gollum being tortured in Mordor from Gandalf before his journey even began, and knows that he will be their best shot at a guide, though he is hardly trustworthy.

Yet Gollum, who Frodo calls Smeagol, as that was once his name before the Ring ever corrupted him, says he will do this if they free him from the harmful Elven rope that they have made a leash of him for. He 'swears on the Precious' to serve the 'Master of the Precious'. This in mind, Frodo comments there is little vows he could have made that he would have trusted, but takes him in anyway, much to Sam's dismay. They will be guided to the Black Gate of Mordor.

Soon enough Frodo and Sam, along with Gollum, make it to the Dead Marshes, where Gollum tells a chilling tale of how the dead linger in the water, and not to look at the lights. Frodo makes the unfortunate decision of looking down into the water, where he sees the floating figure of a dead body suddenly it's eyes open, and Frodo falls as if pulled in. Underwater he sees glowing spectral figures and almost drowns if not for Gollum pulling him out, scolding him on looking at the lights. They barely get past a Ringwraith riding on a flying beast, if not for Gollum's assistance. Eventually they make it to the Black Gate only to find it heavily guarded, with little hope of making it pass. Frodo tries to go out of desperation, only to be pulled back by Gollum who speaks of another way, that is hidden and Sam is immediately wary of Gollum, constantly thinking he is out to trick them.

Gollum leads them into the land of Ithilien, where Frodo and Sam witness some of Sauron's men, Southrons, assaulted by Ithilien Rangers. They are spotted by them soon enough and taken hostage and taken to Henneth Annun a sanctuary for the Rangers and are met by Faramir, Boromir's younger brother. Gollum flees in order to keep himself safe, but he is soon caught by the Rangers and Frodo, realizing that he is bound to Gollum as much as he is bound to the Ring, pleads for his life. Faramir discovers that the little hobbit is in fact carrying the One Ring, and makes the decision to take the hobbits to Gondor, in hopes of honoring his father, Denethor.

Frodo pleads with Faramir to release him, but it does little good. Eventually they are led to Osgiliath, a city laid siege to by the forces in the East, and where Sam says honest, brutal words to Faramir: The Ring made Boromir try to kill Frodo. Faramir listens silently and not long after they are once again under attack. As Frodo and Sam look for cover, the ringbearer sees floating above a Ringwraith on the same creature they saw in the Dead Marshes. The Ring propels him to move towards the creature on the battlements, reaching out to offer it if not for Sam saving his life by pulling him back into the corner. Frodo, under the control of the Ring, tackles Sam to the ground with Sting at his throat, a murderous look on his face.

Sam tearfully tells him, "It's Sam. It's your Sam. Don't you recognize me?" In horror, Frodo falls back, breathing heavily as he fights for control over the Ring once again. Exhausted, he replies, "I can't do this, Sam." Sam tells him he knows, that 'it's all wrong' but that they have something to hold onto.

"What are we holding onto, Sam?" Frodo asks.

"That there's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

Faramir overhears the hobbits, and realizes the great horror of their quest. He cannot hope to interrupt them from something so grave, so appointed to Frodo alone and decides to help them escape and go on their way. On good terms with the hobbits now, Faramir leads them to the sewers where Gollum is once again back with Frodo and Sam. Faramir warns them of Cirith Ungol, which is where Gollum plans to lead Frodo and Sam, but leaves them to continue on their way. This is the point Frodo is taken from.

Personality:

"I know what I must do, it's just I am afraid to do it. "

One of the key things to know about hobbits in order to understand Frodo is that they are creatures of habit. They keep to themselves and are fond of things that grow, of good food, of relaxation and quiet. They do not take kindly to changes, strange things out of their normalcy and heavens forbid if anyone goes on an adventure. So when Bilbo Baggins set out on an adventure from the prompts of Gandalf and several dwarves, it raised quite a fuss. Baggins then were described as having a sort of inbred sense of adventure and a hobbit's way of saying 'crazy'. So imagine a young Frodo, growing up in his Uncle's care hearing tales of these adventures, these amazing stories that no creatures, let alone hobbits could possibly be imagined taking.

Frodo grew up with quite a legacy on his shoulders! As a child he was quite mischievous, going into Farmer Maggot's garden and stealing mushrooms, living off the adventures of his Uncles and very much wanting adventures of his own. Even to his coming of age he thinks of adventures, and quite clearly, the truth is obvious: Frodo is meant for adventure. There is a restlessness about him, a desire to learn, to see, the world behind the Shire and it's Farthings. Being with Bilbo, Frodo learned Elvish quite fluently, and took a great interest in his book, 'There and Back Again'.

And yet Frodo is also just like a hobbit. He has a huge appetite for food, a desire to relax and take it easy. A love for the earth and the home he holds dear. Of close-knit families. However this doesn't change the fact that Frodo is an extremely curious, adventurous spirit and it this nature that draws him on a quest 'quite different' than what he imagined.

One of the things we can immediately spot from Frodo early on is that he a responsible person. When he goes back to his home, Gandalf immediately places the One Ring into his possession for safekeeping. Frodo instead of complaining or being terrified of its origins/significance, could have easily gone out and spread the news among his people and caused a greater stirring. But instead he does as Gandalf says, waits with the Ring and when told he must leave his home, his normal life, he takes it.

"They always have a way of surprising you." -Gandalf to Frodo about the nature of Hobbits.

Frodo at first, truly enjoys his journey. It helps his adventurous nature to go out and be among new roads, new sights. He fondly quotes to Sam what Bilbo tells him of adventures, and takes the beginning of the journey in stride. It is only when the nature of his quest, the reality of what the Ring means to the world, to the enemy that created it, that Frodo's almost boyish innocence, his eagerness, is stolen from him.

He realizes that the world beyond is not full of simple things, of trustworthy people, and it takes a serious adjustment for him to bear this. And yet out of the four hobbits who make their way to Rivendell, Frodo is the one who takes the lead in the journey. Frodo is the one that who could easily be sidetracked by the beauties of their adventure, and it's terrors, remains the responsible one. The one with sense. He is the one chiding Pippin and Merry on drawing attention to themselves, he is the one shouting at them to put out the fires. And he is the one ultimately who makes the final decisions on who to trust, who to place their faith in, as shown with Strider. For a Baggins, an adventure is important should be enjoyed and yet Frodo is doing one of his greatest qualities, and the one of the major factors of what keeps him alive.

He endures. He adapts to his situation. And he does it in an honest way when he carries something so dishonest. Something that is so corrupted, wicked and evil. When he is stabbed by the Nazgul blade, is only the beginning of the infinite suffering Frodo's 'adventure' will cost him. After Frodo bears the Ring to Rivendell, he should be on his way home. he should be finished. But instead, Frodo is pulled into the efforts of the world's fate and shows remarkable courage.

Before him stands a quest of peril, little likelihood of surviving, and the burden of the entire world's fate on the person's shoulders. The Council of Elrond has made this decision as the only way to deal with the Ring that already has begun to have a pull on Frodo's once innocence spirit, no longer innocent by the hardships he has faced. And he offers to take it.

This is not a journey as much as it is a burden. Standing before people much bigger than he is, of different races, more knowledge of the world and more likelihood, (you'd think) of bearing the Ring, Frodo shows massive amounts of courage. And yet after he says these words he admits to them honestly, with no reason to hide his vulnerability, "Though I do not know the way." He admits he doesn't know, he isn't proud to take the task, he does it because the Ring fell into his hands, and it is up to him to make an end of it. And there's a normal sense of fear that Frodo displays throughout his journey as well as his courage. They become interwoven, for as the Fellowship gathers around him, Frodo realizes: He cannot trust anyone.

This Ring he carries, which has corrupted everyone who ever wore it, is now his responsibility. His experiences with Boromir immediately drive that point home to Frodo as the Fellowship remains joined. And with it comes desires and mannerisms that are not entirely part of Frodo's behavior. Wariness, paranoia, comes with bearing the Ring. And terrors. The Ring is Sauron's weapon, his greatest part of himself, and his fate is tied to it. On the shoulders of a small hobbit hearing evil whispers, constant weariness and the burden of its existence, it wearies him. The closer Frodo gets to Mordor, the more the Ring burdens him.

How Frodo responds to the Ring is almost normal in some cases. He confesses honestly that he wishes it had never come to him. He shows fear, even willingly offers the Ring to another who he thinks might be more capable than himself. And though he somehow remains himself most of the time, Frodo has his moments of falling prey to the Ring's sway and losing himself. Lashing out at those he trusts the most, almost killing Sam when the Ring manipulates him. It slowly but surely warps his mind to constantly second-guessing who he can trust, until it is a constant fight to hold to what he believes and what he knows to be true, and what the Ring conjures in his mind.

"You are a Ringbearer Frodo. To bear a Ring of Power is to be alone. If you cannot find a way, no one will."

In many cases Frodo grows to become an isolated individual, one constantly weary of the weight of his burden, but responsible enough to know that it is something that only he can do, though he does not want to. Frodo struggles constantly against the Ring's power, and it is even more painful as he continues on, and yet that is exactly what he does. He continues on. He endures and bears the weight of the world on his shoulders and in many cases is alone.

He wanted to be alone. The fact that he had hoped to leave without his friends, to shoulder the burden alone, shows the mark of a compassionate person, and an unselfish one. Frodo didn't want to drag his friends into the thick of his journey. They insisted because they were just that. Loyal friends. Frodo doesn't fail to remind Sam of how grateful he is that he is there with him, though he will not let him bear the burden of the Ring, he admits in his actions of being grateful that he needs something to keep him tethered. To keep him from losing himself.

"Sam, I'm glad you're with me." -Frodo to Sam

Frodo continues to remain compassionate, to keep pure parts of himself that the Ring struggles to corrupt. When giving Gollum a chance to prove his trustworthiness, Frodo admits quietly, "Now that I look at him, I do pity him." For the most part Frodo's strength is existent in the fact that he is still standing.

And while he doesn't have much strength physically, due to the Ring bearing down on him as the days grow 'darker' (as Frodo puts it), Frodo remains able to still laugh at things, to still find humor in Sam's antics and smile, to laugh when he suggests them having a real dinner during their journey. And yet there is still an undercurrent of weariness, of sorrow to Frodo that was not there before the journey began.

Because as much as Frodo shows how resilient he is, how brave, how unselfish and kind he remains at his core no matter how much the Ring drains his spirit, Frodo has still changed. He looks genuinely surprised, genuinely sad when Sam mentions returning home, for he almost feels that he can no longer go back. He cannot go back to the innocent days of the Shire, because he has seen too much. He has felt too much, and bore a burden far too heavy to bear for far too long. Frodo expresses hopelessness, a very relatable emotion multiple times during the journey, but with Sam's words, a little bit of rest, he does continue on, and is set in his course.

With Sam around, Frodo has a bit of hope left, a something that's just enough to keep him standing and moving towards Mordor. With the enormous strain of pressure placed on him, any bit of hope, of encouragement he needs, though it's obvious for Frodo's responsible nature, he feels grief for it. Grief for so much happening that he feels is because of the Ring, and because he is connected to it as it's bearer, himself.

He is a very tortured individual, battling himself constantly and the pull of the Ring while continuing the physical and spiritual weight of the quest with very little to go on. Yet somehow Frodo has what the previous bearers did not. He does not lose himself completely. He has not lost himself completely, and as Frodo's spirit continues to fight, so does the hope of Middle-earth remain that even in all of the darkness, Frodo does not just carry great evil.

He carries hope. It is a massive burden on such small shoulders, but it is these small shoulders that are doing everything that the tallest of men could not. Frodo proves himself to be no ordinary hobbit after all. His love for his home has not changed, and he longs for it, misses it deeply, but he has enough sense of duty, responsibility to continue no matter if he sees it again or not. That's a large amount of unselfishness, especially considering it was the Ring that fell into Bilbo's hands, not his.

So what we see in Frodo is a mix of things, we see a fragile, small looking hobbit who looks frightened, exhausted and sad, but on the inside, there is a strong, unselfish, brave--resilient hero who is doing what he can as just one life for the sake of hundreds of them. Frodo is all of one and all of the other.

Abilities, Weaknesses and Power Limitations:

One of Frodo's greatest abilities, and weaknesses, is his possession of the Ring.

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A mortal Frodo, who keeps one of the Great Rings does not die, but he does not grow or obtain more life, he merely continues, until at last every minute is weariness. And if he often uses the Ring to make himself invisible he fades he becomes in the end invisible permanently, and walks in the twilight under the eye of the dark power that rules the Rings. Yes, sooner or later - later, if he is strong or well-meaning to begin with, but neither strength nor good purpose will last - sooner or later the dark power will devour him. " - Gandalf

Frodo carries on his person the One Ring forged in the fires of Mount Doom. This ring holds the nature of the most malevolent entity Middle Earth has ever seen. if this ring were to be returned to the revived entity, Lord Sauron, then Middle Earth would fall under permanent darkness and tyranny for this Ring is his ultimate weapon. The Ring is constantly trying to find ways to return to its master, by changing its size and slipping off the ones who come across it, to tempting the ringbearer itself with whispers of its master's own voice, promises of glory and riches, the bearer's greatest desires coming to fulfillment if he would slip the ring on his finger and lose himself in its power.

When Frodo places this terrible thing on his finger, he becomes invisible. With it he is capable of seeing the realm of Sauron, and Sauron's great eye (which is his current form) is fixed on him in Mordor, alerting all Nazgul and his attentions on it. Every time Frodo uses the Ring the weaker he becomes; and the more dependent on the Ring he becomes. It in a sense is slowly corrupting his mind with the tormenting whispers of Sauron, the terrible burden of it's terrible evil on his small shoulders.

Here, the Ring will not be in the same world as Sauron, but it is a part of him just the same, and it will whisper and tempt Frodo no differently than it did in Middle-Earth. No one I imagine would be unaffected by this Ring as it will whisper to them of their desires and if they are easily swayed, even lure them into trying to forcefully take it from the hobbit himself.

While it is convenient for disappearing, in the end it is Frodo's ultimate weakness, and what could very well be his doom. The only thing Frodo can do is bear the burden alone and hope that he will not be as tempted here as he would be back in Middle Earth..

Other weaknesses would include his height, he is quite small being a hobbit, his failing health due to the Ring's influence, and his only decent skills in combat.

Strengths: Frodo's strength comes from his will. The fact that he has carried such a terrible weight for so long and still fights to stay himself, though he does falter, is what keeps him going. Most of his strength is internal fortitude, as he has little to sing over in the department of physical.

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Sting:
Sting is Frodo's blade and serves as sensor for when orcs are nearby. The blade glows blue when they are near, and is a particularly sharp blade. Frodo is not the best at wielding a blade but he has enough experience to use it in combat efficiently.

Phial of Galadriel:
"May it be a light to you when all other lights go out."

Given to him by Galadriel, Frodo carries a vial of pure liquid that emits a pure light when the need is gravest. He has not found a need for it yet, but who knows?

Mithril chainmail:
This mail he wears protects Frodo quite well from piercing. The Cave Troll found in the Mines of Moria almost killed Frodo with his weapon but it was this chainmail that dulled the blow and only winded him instead. It protects from the greatest of force.

Elven Cloak:
This cloak should he cover himself with it, provides a camouflage almost like the Ring, though he does not disappear from it. An example of this was when Sam and Frodo were traveling and came across Sauron's human army; Frodo using his cloak to throw it over them both.


Inventory: The One Ring, Mithril chainmail, Elven cloak, the Phial of Galadriel, his sword Sting, and the clothes on his back.

Appearance:


Age:
50 years old.



SAMPLES

Log Sample:
Frodo Baggins was not meant to attend such a meeting. Among him were the representatives of men, of elves, dwarves..and who was he but a hobbit from Bag End? Sitting in his small chair, watching them speak of the terrors of Mordor, Frodo could not help but think of Bilbo.

This wasn't what I really imagined at all as my adventure, Uncle. I didn't imagine this sort of thing at all. But it's done now, isn't it? I played my part..

He shifted a little in his chair as he watched one of the dwarves raise an axe to the Ring and stopped the thoughts immediately. Frodo cringed; his hand going to cradle the side of his head as words, terrible, guttural words began to rumble in his head. Images raced in his mind, of a great lidless eye covered in flames and he could not muffle the small cry of pain.

One of you must do thisOneofyoumusttaketheRingtoMordorNoItIsFollyOneRingToRuleThemAll--

Soon enough the Council erupted into chaos amidst his pain; everyone was rising, speaking in loud angry voices. All the while Frodo sat helplessly in his chair watching the Ring, which glittered so innocently that you would not suspect it was the source of so much horror. Of so much power.

And pain.

Because of this Ring, I left the Shire. Because of this Ring I set out on a journey to Rivendell, and dragged Sam, Merry and Pippin into this. We are not meant for these sorts of things. It's time to go home.

But as they continued to argue, as Frodo continued to struggle, he also began to see. Even now Gandalf rose and Frodo could see with a chilling clarity as his eyes settled upon the Ring, and he knew.

If someone does not take this Ring--there will be no Shire, will there? There will be no 'Back Again'. Someone must do this.

He found himself rising to his feet, his mind suddenly clear.

We hobbits are not meant for such things, and yet..I have carried it this far. Perhaps I can carry it again.

Frodo was afraid. Yet in his heart..he knew that just as Gandalf had said, the Ring had been entrusted to him. This was his course. This was his 'adventure'. And Frodo had to be the one to do it.
"I will take it."

The words escaped his mouth and he felt each step he made grew heavier as he watched the Big Folk speak over him. They could not hear a hobbit's words. Speak up, Baggins, and be quick about it before you lose heart.

"I will take it!" He cried, walking towards the pedestal and the Council went into silence. He could see all sorts of people staring down upon him, with wonder, amazement. He could see Gandalf's turn to face him with nothing short of sorrow.

Am I surprising you again, Gandalf? Or did you know, somehow?
His heart was racing, but he felt vaguely calm, as he lifted his eyes and said slowly, a trace of uncertainty in his voice, "I will take the Ring to Mordor. Though.." And he glanced down, suddenly realizing how little he knew.

"Though I do not know the way."


Comms Sample:
[ For a minute you see nothing. Then there is the lowering of the device and two very large blue eyes peering into the screen. It pulls back to show..a rather short looking thing. Shoeless, and fairly exhausted with the dirt and bruises caked to his face. Not to mention his ragged clothing. ]

This… isn't the way. Sam? Sam?

[ His voice is hoarse, looking around him and not at all at the screen as he clutches the front of his shirt with dirty hands. ]

..Smeagol? Where are you both? Where--

[ The little thing on the screen looks exhausted.. ]

I am far above the clouds--above Mount Doom itself. And I am lost. More lost than I have ever been.

If anyone… on this strange mirror can hear my voice, please, you must help me. My name is… [he falters, swallows] Frodo Baggins, of the Shire. I am looking for my companions Samwise Gamgee and a creature by the name of Smeagol.

I.. [his eyes dart around, clutching the front of his shirt most curiously as he keeps his eyes moving, ever watchful] Please. I must be on my way back. There..is something I must do where I came from and I cannot do it alone.

[with those same dirty hands, the hobbit shuts the feed.]