|"William" by Liz Danforth|
|Death||T.A. 2941 |
|Notable for||Capturing Thorin and Company|
|Gallery||Images of William Huggins|
After their well needed and deserved rest, the Hobbit and his 13 troll companions headed out once again towards their destination. As they began to head out they noticed that “[t]here were many paths that led up into those mountains, and many passes over them. But most of the paths were cheats and deceptions and led nowhere or to bad ends; and most of the passes were infested by evil things and dreadful dangers.” (Tolkien 55).
Portrayal in adaptations
|William in adaptations|
- The Trolls are encountered in the second episode, "Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire". Brian Haines plays Bert, Victor Lucas Bill, and Francis de Wolff Tom. The scene is taken verbatim from the book.
- The troll's scene is abbreviated but largely adapted without alterations. No actors are credited for the individual parts of the three trolls.
- The three trolls are the first obstacle encountered after leaving Bag End.
1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:
- William is a member of the Hugath tribe of Stone Trolls of the Trollshaw. In Hobbit lore he is known as "William Huggins", while his real name is Wûluag Hugath.
1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:
- William is playable both as an Hazard Creature and as a Minion. The troll is also given the MERP variant name, Wûluag.
2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):
- Bert, Bill and Tom are the first bosses of the game, though they cannot be fought. Bilbo has to sneak around the Trolls, waiting for them to turn or walk away.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Bert, Tom and Bill, turned to stone, can be found in the wilderness of the Trollshaws.
- William is portrayed (through motion capture) by Peter Hambleton.