Gollum in Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, a repulsive but pitiful figure, the former hobbit who, having come into possession of the One Ring (his ‘precious’) is possessed by it. When he is tricked out of the ring he is reduced to an entity obsessively bent on recovery; in the end he is destroyed with it.
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