Slinker - Stinker: a Pictorial Essay

Compiled by Linaewen

Cut and paste each link to view pictures of Smeagol/Gollum --
What he was, what he became, and what he accomplished -- courtesy of Decipher's Trading Card Game.


Simple Stoor

Birthday Present

Controlled by the Ring

Out of All Knowledge

Bearer of Great Secrets

Wretched and Hungry

Poor Creature

Swear By the Precious

Always Helps

Scout and Guide

Hurried Guide

Pitiable Guide

Slippery Sneak

Old Noser



Dark as Darkness


Old Villain

Threatening Guide


Her Sneak


Nasty Treacherous Creature

Vile Creature

Plotting Deceiver

Mad Thing

The Quest would have been in vain...

Final Strike

Reclaim the Precious

Nine-Fingered Frodo

"Master!" cried Sam, and fell upon his knees. In all that ruin of the world for the moment he felt only joy, great joy. The burden was gone. His master had been saved; he was himself again, he was free. And then Sam caught sight of the maimed and bleeding hand.

"Your poor hand!" he said. "And I have nothing to bind it with, or comfort it. I would have spared him a whole hand of mine rather. But he's gone now beyond recall, gone for ever."

"Yes," said Frodo. "But do you remember Gandalf's words: Even Gollum may have something yet to do? But for him, Sam, I could not have destroyed the Ring. The Quest would have been in vain, even at the bitter end. So let us forgive him! For the Quest is achieved, and now all is over. I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam." 
-  The Return of the King