Balin and Dwalin are here! Two more dwarves from The Hobbit appear.

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Dec 14, 2012

Thirteen dwarves make up the company that Bilbo and Gandalf join on the quest to take back the Lonely Mountain, and, you know, get the gold in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. We already got some amazing looks at 10 of them — and now here are two more!

The newest pic shows Balin, played by Ken Stott, and Dwalin, played by Graham McTavish. Below is Warner Bros' description of the characters:

"Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings - his belief in Thorin's leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly."

Balin and Dwalin — the first two to arrive at Bilbo's house at the start of The Hobbit — are now joining Oin and Gloin, Dori, Nori and Ori, Fili and Kili and Bofur, Bombur and Bifur in the mighty dwarves' lineup.

Twelve dwarves down, one more to go — Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Saving the best (he's the leader, after all) for last.

Interesting spoilery fact: Of all the dwarves, Balin's fate is the one The Lord of the Rings trilogy viewers will be most familiar with. In The Fellowship of the Ring, our main characters discover Balin's tomb in the Chamber of Mazarbul in Moria.

What do you think of Balin and Dwalin? Do you like the looks of our two new fierce dwarves?

(via TIME)

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