List of Hobbit (film series) Relationships and Popularity

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With 14+ participant Dwarves, several Hobbits, seven Elves, six Men, and three Wizards, there is a lot of scope for shipping.

The most popular ship is Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, with the pairing portmanteau names Bagginshield and Thilbo[1]. This grew from the story, with an assist from Martin Freeman's fanbase from Sherlock (BBC) and Richard Armitage's fanbase from everything he was ever in.

Note that Legolas/Gimli has been a popular relationship in both LOTR book and film fandom, but didn't appear in Hobbit movie fandom significantly until after Legolas's appearance in The Desolation of Smaug.[2]

Other common ships after An Unexpected Journey, spanning December 2012 through December 2013, include:

The Desolation of Smaug introduced Beorn, Thranduil, Legolas, Bard of Laketown, Smaug, and Jackson's semi-original characters Tauriel, Sigrid, Bain, Tilda, and Alfrid. Newly common ships between December 2013 and December 2014 included:

In December 2014, The Battle of the Five Armies introduced Dáin Ironfoot and explained what happened to Thranduil's wife, while also encouraging:

References

  1. The first Bilbo/Thorin works on AO3 were posted around the 14th and 15th of December, 2012. By February 20, 2015, the ship had over 5000 works.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The first Gimli/Legolas work on AO3 was posted around November 15, 2009, but it wasn't until January 13, 2013 that the first works for this ship were posted in Hobbit movie fandom. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 36 works in the Hobbit movies. By December 15, 2014, it had about 60 works, and by February 20, 2015, it had 87.
  3. Indeed brotherly incest sometimes known as Durincest
  4. The first Fíli/Kíli works on AO3 were posted around December 16, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 1050 works there. By December 2014, it had about 1640 works.
  5. The first Dwalin/Ori work on AO3 was posted around December 21, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 350 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had over 660 works.
  6. The first Bilbo/Bofur works on AO3 were posted around December 21, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 280 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 435 works.
  7. The first Dwalin/Thorin work on AO3 was posted around January 3, 2013. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 160 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 320 works.
  8. The first Dwalin/Nori work on AO3 was posted around December 31, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 150 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 315 works.
  9. The first Bilbo/Kíli work on AO3 was posted around December 19, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 125 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 220 works.
  10. The first Kíli/Ori work on AO3 was posted around December 19, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 110 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 180 works.
  11. The first Bilbo/Fíli work on AO3 was posted around December 19, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 85 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 160 works.
  12. The first Bilbo/Dwalin work on AO3 was posted around December 23, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 85 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 150 works.
  13. The first Bofur/Nori work on AO3 was posted around January 6, 2013. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 80 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 195 works.
  14. The first Dis/Her Husband work on AO3 was posted around December 22, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 65 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 135 works. About half the works were also tagged with Bilbo/Thorin. Many of the tagged works are for a past relationship where her husband is already dead, but some works are specifically about how Dís met or lived with her husband, or have him surviving.
  15. The first Balin/Dori work on AO3 was posted around February 2, 2013. (The tag was canonized on February 4th. The 2 works listed as being older in the filters are drabble collections that added this ship later in their sets, not when they were first posted.) By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 60 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 110 works.
  16. The first Bilbo/Fíli/Kíli work on AO3 was posted around December 23, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 60 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 85 works.
  17. The first Dís/Dwalin works on AO3 were posted around January 13, 2013. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 40 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 80 works.
  18. The first Bungo/Belladonna work on AO3 was posted around January 30, 2013. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 40 works tagged there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 75 works. Many works that mention Belladonna/Bungo aren't tagged with the ship, since the works usually focus on Bilbo and have his parents as a background ship. (For example, by December 15, 2014, Belladonna was tagged about 270 times and Bungo about 195 times.)
  19. The first Bombur/His Wife work on AO3 was posted around April 16, 2013. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 17 works tagged there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 26 works.
  20. Many works that mention Bombur and his wife aren't tagged with the ship, since it's usually a minor mention. For example, A Most Sensible Idea by HildyJ includes a scene introducing Bombur's wife and children, but the work is not tagged with that ship.
  21. The first Kíli/Tauriel works on AO3 were posted around January 13, 2013, long before Tauriel appeared in film. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 65 works on the site. By December 15, 2014, it had about 555 works. By February 20, 2015, it had about 865 works.
  22. The first Fíli/Sigrid work on AO3 was posted around December 23, 2013. By December 15, 2014, the ship had about 55 works at that site. By February 20, 2015, it had 111.
  23. The first Thorin/Thranduil work on AO3 was posted around December 21, 2012. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 115 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 270 works.
  24. The first Bilbo/Smaug work on AO3 was posted around July 9, 2011, shortly after the announcement that Smaug would be played by Benedict Cumberbatch. By December 15, 2012, the ship had 2 works there. By December 15, 2013, it had about 70 works. By December 15, 2014, it had about 175 works.
  25. The first Glóin/His Wife work on AO3 was posted around January 4, 2013. By December 15, 2013, the ship had about 30 works there. By December 15, 2014, it had about 60 works.
  26. The first Bard/Thranduil work was posted around December 13, 2013. This ship had less than 20 works on AO3 as of December 1, 2014; by February 20, 2015, there were about 310.
  27. There were about 11 Thranduil/His Wife works on AO3 by December 15, 2013. Only 2 of these were also tagged with the Hobbit movies; the rest dealt with the book or with the Lord of the Rings/The Silmarillion. By December 15, 2014, this ship had about 40 works on the site. By February 20, 2015, it had 95 works.