LotR Meme Perfectly Explains Why Pippin is The Most Annoying Character
It seems that fans will never tire of making fun of the poor hobbit.
The Lord of the Rings movie series is undoubtedly a cinematic masterpiece. Brought to the big screen by Peter Jackson, it transported viewers to the land of Middle-Earth and introduced them to a colorful cast of characters.
One of these characters was Peregrin Took, better known as Pippin, a hobbit from the Shire and one of Frodo Baggins' youngest and closest friends.
And, as one of the most recent Instagram memes suggests, he was the catalyst for many problems throughout the trilogy, testing the patience of both the wizard Gandalf and the audience in the process.
The first of the Hobbit's disasters was when he carelessly dropped the stone into the well as the Fellowship passed through the seemingly deserted halls of Moria.
This provided fans with an iconic quote from Gandalf: "Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity!"
Thanks to Pippin, his companions quickly learned that the dwarf kingdom was still quite populated.
The sound of a falling rock drove the goblin hordes right up to our heroes, culminating in Gandalf's duel with the ancient Balrog, after which both fell into the abyss.
Pippin, however, did not learn his lesson about not touching potentially dangerous objects without permission, as he later picked up the Palantir right after it left the dead hands of the wizard Saruman.
While looking into the stone, Pippin had a firsthand encounter with Sauron himself, leading the Dark Lord to believe that Pippin was the Ring-bearer.
This encounter only caused more trouble for Gandalf, who was forced to hastily take the foolish hobbit to Gondor for protection.
Shortly after their arrival, Pippin made another brilliant decision: he swore allegiance to Denethor, the obviously mentally unstable Ruling Steward of Gondor, and became a Guard of the Citadel.
To say that Gandalf was surprised by such a turn of events would be an understatement.
It is actually quite miraculous that Gandalf was able to stop himself from smashing Pippin's head with his staff. Perhaps only the wizard's fascination with Hobbits saved the "fool of a Took" from prematurely ending his quest to help the Fellowship.