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At the end of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas was sent to find Aragorn. But in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo is already 111 years old. So Aragorn must be very young in the first place.

How old is Aragorn at the time of the Hobbit movies?

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~10 years old

According to this article on Bustle he would be around 10 as he "was born in the year 2931 in the era known as “the Third Age.”" and "Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) quest to reclaim Lonely Mountain alongside the Dwarves began in 2941, a mere decade later, and lasted approximately 13 months".

Yes, Aragorn would have been around at the time of the Battle of the Five Armies’ conclusion… but he would have been about 10 years old. Aragorn was born in the year 2931 in the era known as “the Third Age.” Meanwhile, Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) quest to reclaim Lonely Mountain alongside the Dwarves began in 2941, a mere decade later, and lasted approximately 13 months (he must have used up a ton of vacation days). This, when you consider the lengthy life spans of the humanoid creatures that occupy Middle-earth, would render Aragorn even younger in perspective.

But maybe he’s a quick learner? Well, according to Tolkien’s literature, Aragorn first earned the handle “Strider” in 2956, due to his efforts protecting various pastures in Middle-earth. Ergo, it wouldn’t be for another 15 years that he’d come to occupy the identity referenced by an apparently prescient Thranduil.

Of course, Aragorn and Legolas would eventually come to meet, but a bit of a ways down the line. The Fellowship of the Rings begins its story in 3001, at which point Bilbo would be approximately 111 years old, Aragorn/Strider a youthful 87, Gimli about 139, and Legolas just under three centuries in age. For Hobbits, Men of Middle-earth, Dwarves, and Elves, these numbers don’t exactly scream “post-retirement.”

  • I'm not sure why they said "approximately 111 years old" when the story in fact starts on his 111th birthday. – OrangeDog Jan 7 at 13:05
  • @OrangeDog Probably because they don't actually know much about the lore and just want to be "on the safe side". – TheLethalCarrot Jan 7 at 13:06
  • The lore ... like, the correct name of both the film and book? – Adrian Wragg Jan 7 at 14:01

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