Oh gosh finals are getting to me. This week might be a bit sketchy, but I am determined to make it to Z!
Now then: PIPPIN!
Pippin has the reputation of being the..less than bright member of the group. And sure, he gets himself into trouble an awful lot, and he makes his (and maybe a few other people's) share of mistakes.
But he is also a loyal friend. He is courageous and determined and sometimes so so intelligent. A lot of his mistakes come from simply being curious and can you really fault him that? He is naive and a little bit ridiculous sometimes, but when it comes down to things he refuses to give up. He plays a huge part in the victory over Isengard by getting Treebeard to see everything that Saruman has done to the forest. He lights the beacon that brings Rohan to Gondor's aid. And he joins his friends to distract the powers of Mordor from Frodo, which is almost certainly suicide.
I could write a book on all the reasons Pippin is a fantastic character. Maybe I will someday. But this will have to do for now. Do you love Pippin as much as I do?