|Fate||Stayed behind with his mother when his father Gloin left for the Quest of Erebor|
Gimli was born in TA 2879 to Glóin and his wife. He was a remote descendant of Durin the Deathless, father of the first house of Dwarven people and Gimli was stemmed from, but not an inheritor of the royal line. Through his father, Gimli was also the first cousin once removed (or "nephew", for simplicity's sake) to Balin and his brother Dwalin.
His father's journey on the Quest of EreborEdit
In TA 2941, Gimli was prevented from traveling with his father on the Quest of Erebor because Thorin and Company thought he was too young, though Gimli, being in his sixties, considered himself ripe for adventure and was disappointed to be left behind. But his father kept a locket in order to look and remember Gimli and his wife during the journey.
At Mirkwood, when the Elves were searching the Company, Legolas Greenleaf found Glóin's locket and stared at the pictures of his family, questioning him and insulted his wife as his "brother" and Gimli as a "Goblin mutant".
Although he did not join the Quest of Erebor, he would later become a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Although Gimli was not mentioned in An Unexpected Journey, he was mentioned in his father's character profile in the website and the locket showing him and his mother appeared in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art and Design.
- In The Desolation of Smaug, Glóin taked the great insult that the portrait of his wife was mistakened to be his brother. In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gimli had explained to Èowyn that Dwarf Women could be often mistaken for men, on the account of their beards.
- In The Desolation of Smaug, when Bolg's party was tracking Thorin and Company, Fimbul dipped his finger into a pool of Kíli's blood in the ground, tasted, and spitted it out and said "Dwarf blood!", that mimicked a scene from The Two Towers where Gimli did that similar action, when he saw blood left on some leaves and said "Orc blood!" after he spit it out in disgust.
- In the consoles versions of LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game, Gimli appeared as a DLC character in the Big Little Pack called as "Baby Gimli". In the poster, he appeared chasing after "Baby Smaug" after he set his trousers on fire.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Appears on locket)
- LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game (As "Baby Gimli")