|Fate||Fails to kill Thorin Oakenshield due to the sight of Gandalf and left the Prancing Pony with Bill Ferny Sr..|
Plan to assassinate Thorin OakenshieldEdit
In TA 2940, the Squint was hired by Azog, along with Ferny to assassinate Thorin Oakenshield for a bounty to put out on his head. While the assassins travelled through the Greenway, they encountered the Wizards Gandalf (whom they gave their cloth the Orc gave them) and had mistaken him to be a vagabond.The Squint and Ferny tracked down the Dwarf in the inn of the Prancing Pony in Bree and kept their eyes on him across each corner of the room and prepared to confront them, but were unable to kill him due to the sight of Wizard. When it was apparent that he was not going to leave, the Squint and his cohort thought of it better and later left the inn without incident at the time when Gandalf warned Thorin that someone was planning to murder him.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Squint was portrayed by Matt Smith in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
- Due to his name credited in the end credits "Squint", he may have been the father of the Squint-eyed Sourtherner, the partner of Bill Ferny in the book version of The Fellowship of the Ring.
- In LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game, Ferny and the Squint's attempt to murder Thorin are omitted, instead some customers in the Prancing Pony (including Pete Dreary) stare at him suspiciously.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (First appearance)