Five things to know about Smaug from the Hobbit

1. Smaug is the creature with glowing eyes in the picture below, otherwise known a a dragon. He's described in the book as "a most specially greedy, strong and wicked worm"


2. Smaug lives in a prime piece of real estate known as the Lonely Mountain, which he captured from the dwarves.

3. Smaug loves his bling. He has slept for centuries on his pile of gold and gemstones, which have embedded in his belly. This mean he doesn't really have many soft spots to attack from as the rest of him is covered in rock hard scales.  

4.  Smaug gets annoyed if people steal his stuff. Tolkien writes Smaug's rage was the kind which "is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy lose something they have long had but never before used or wanted."

5. Smaug was voted number 1 in Forbes Fictional 15 with an estimated net-worth of $62 Billion. The Forbes Fictional 15 is a list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters, where Smaug is described as follows:
  • Hyperintelligent red-gold dragon proving to be skilled Hollywood negotiator; tactics include speaking exclusively in riddles, threatening to charbroil recalcitrant studio execs.
  • Demanded — and got — highly lucrative “gross points” for appearance in upcoming Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings prequel. 
  • Formal streak, known for complimenting even thieves and liars on their “nice manners,” yet short-tempered; three fictional reporters have gone missing in last year while attempting to assess the ancient wyrm’s “unassessable” wealth, count up his “countless piles of precious things” and scope out “unseen floors” of his lair.
  • Distrusts banks, Wall Street; swears by “plunder and hoard” investment style. Featured in J.R.R. Tolkien novel The Hobbit. "

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