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Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters In Movie History
The luckless individuals who at least make our lives better
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Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters In Movie History
Dobby
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Why he's so miserable: It may have been largely excised from the filmed versions, but in the Harry Potter universe house elves like Dobby are essentially slaves, in that they work without pay and without possibility of release except by their master's say-so. That may be alright if you work somewhere fairly cuddly, like the Hogwarts kitchens (where the elves are largely bemused by Hermione and her Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare), but if you work for the Malfoys you can count on regular beatings, semi-starvation, verbal abuse and having to cater to dark wizards.

Why he's inspiring: Dobby's best efforts quite often bring disaster on their intended beneficiary (usually Harry Potter), but you can't fault him for doing everything he can to protect The Boy Who Lived from a clear and present danger - and he does it at considerable risk to himself. Dobby continues to play a heroic role throughout the series, always putting the welfare of others before his own, and plays a role out of all proportion to his size.





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1 Dobby in the Movies
Posted on Friday January 29, 2010, 20:34 by BLOODSUCKING LEECH
I've never read the books but love the movies-so I always looked at Dobby as the Jar Jar Binks of HP-totally annoying and unnecessary. Based on the movies alone obviously I didn't know his character at all. Read More

2 ...I'm going to burn the building down...
Posted on Friday January 29, 2010, 11:50 by captainamazing
And put strip9 in the water cooler. Read More

3 Wall-E
Posted on Thursday January 28, 2010, 23:42 by John Firth
Yay! Read More


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