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Dobby Voted One of the "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History"

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Posted by: Rosi
January 28, 2010, 03:42 PM

Empire Online has named Dobby as one of their eight "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History." Wall-E, Spartacus and Napoleon Dynamite were amongst the other "luckless individuals who at least make our lives better." The feature provides a background on both why Dobby is so miserable and so inspiring. Quotage:

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.
The full feature can be found on the Empire Online website right here.

Thanks very much to Gazza for the tip!

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71 Comments

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Dobby clearly qualifies as one of the eight most downtrodden yet inspiring characters in book history. But for movies? Unfortunately, in the movies, Dobby doesn’t continue to play a heroic role, or any role, throughout the series (though he will reappear in the last movie).

Happy Dobby is getting the notice – wish the movie makers had understood his importance enough to show it.

Posted by GadgetDon on January 29, 2010, 08:06 AM report to moderator
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dobby is amazing. RIP. he was always so great

Posted by MaggieNoise on January 29, 2010, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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I am pleased that they included Dobby in this list, as his character served as a humble but inspirational example to us all. I hope that they do him justice in the last two films.

Posted by Kirk on January 29, 2010, 08:41 AM report to moderator
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Dobby definitely deserves this award. I too cried harder for Dobby than I did for the other deaths in Deathly Hallows combined. He deserves some recognition for what he has done.

Posted by UnnamedHufflepuff on January 29, 2010, 08:55 AM report to moderator
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Dobby definitely deserves this award. I too cried harder for Dobby than I did for the other deaths in Deathly Hallows combined. He deserves some recognition for what he has done.

Posted by UnnamedHufflepuff on January 29, 2010, 08:55 AM report to moderator
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Dobby – a free elf – is very inspiring and deserving of this award.
Love for Dobby!

Posted by I've got a theory... *ROAR* on January 29, 2010, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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Yay!!!! <3 Dobby soooooo deserves that!!!!

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on January 29, 2010, 09:27 AM report to moderator
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Dooby is the coolest!

Posted by Matea on January 29, 2010, 09:49 AM report to moderator
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Aww!
Dobby, you’re fantastic! =) Spectacular!!!!

Posted by Amy Marie on January 29, 2010, 10:07 AM report to moderator
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Thats great ,I love Dobby

Posted by scorpiprincess on January 29, 2010, 10:15 AM report to moderator
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Good for Dobby! Ya’know, I’ve always liked Dobby.

Posted by The Pure-Blood Prince on January 29, 2010, 10:19 AM report to moderator
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RIP Dobby <3

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Aww go Dobby!

Posted by da_member0808 on January 29, 2010, 10:59 AM report to moderator
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Yeay Dobby!!

Posted by kingdomkey1121 on January 29, 2010, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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Dobby was a great elf and sacrifice himself for the good of others. If any character was to win award, it was Dobby. He loved Harry very much, not only for setting him free but for the choices his living gave others. He was a great asset to the films and it was a sad note when they cut him out of GOF. Rest in peace Dobby…you are loved by many!

Posted by beewell on January 29, 2010, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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