The Hobbit movies expanded the personalities of the Dwarven characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's original book, but sometimes it feels like you need a chart to keep track of who is who under all that beard hair. Fortunately, the Lord of the Rings Project has made just such a chart.
It's terribly easy to get lost in Emil Johansson's Lord of the Rings Project, an extensive series of charts, maps, and genealogies analyzing J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. His latest update to the project is a real treat: a statistical analysis of the appearance of words and characters in The Lord of the Rings, …
Behold the timeline for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit told in giant ring chart porn! Experience J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastic quest, in one easy-to-read graphic. Created by Emil Johansson, whose Tolkien infographics we've featured before.
It will surprise no one that the works of J.R.R. Tolkien overwhelmingly feature male characters. After all, Peter Jackson had to invent characters in order to cast more than one actress in The Hobbit. But just how big is the Middle Earth gender gap?
If you've spent hours flipping back and forth between the J.R.R. Tolkien's maps of Middle Earth and the prose in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, then take some time with Emil Johansson's interactive chronology of the series, which lets you hover over an event and see just where it took place.
Chemical engineering student Emil Johansson has a very simple goal: "to place every character in J.R.R Tolkien's fictional universe in a family tree." For his Lord of The Rings Project, he's gone far and beyond Gimli, son of Glóin. Get lost among the infinite progeny on Middle-earth right here.