Date of Birth: Unknown
Height: 5ft at a guess
Date of Death: 2941 of the third age.
Description: A big Goblin with a particularly big head
The Great Goblin was ruler of a major Goblin dwelling east of Rivendell called Goblin-town below the High Pass in The Misty Mountains. His Goblins waylaid the party of Dwarves and Bilbo as they traveled in the Misty Mountains; but he is killed at the same time by Gandalf who had escaped capture by the Goblins. But who was he? Clearly a mighty and important person. Known of by Beorn, but not Elrond. He does recognize Thorin for whom he is, which is more than we can say for the Elvenking! We find out later that his forces were planning an assault on the Woodmen, and he did extend the Goblin’s influence to virtually block of all access across the Misty Mountains.
Analysis: Was he related to the Goblin royal family, Azog and Bolg? How had he come to his position? Did he have links with the Necromancer? Was he possibly an early example of a Uruk-Hai? Or was he just a Goblin with politicial ambitions?