In the Hobbit movies, Thorin is stabbed by Azog two times: First in the foot and then the chest. The second stab was potentially fatal. Yet how did Thorin survive such a fatal stab, let alone have the strength to kill Azog ?

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    The power of plot! He had to kill Azog, and so he did! – Edlothiad Jul 17 at 10:47
  • Dwarves are hardier than humans, evidently – Valorum Jul 17 at 10:49
  • He does die, though. – F1Krazy Jul 17 at 11:03
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    'Tis but a scratch. – Paul D. Waite Jul 17 at 11:04
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    You do know, don't you, that much of the content of the three Hobbit movies was never in the book? Have you checked this against the "same" events in the actual book? – Zeiss Ikon Jul 17 at 11:07

He probably missed Thorin's heart and hit around his stomach. Here's the picture from this video at 3:47

Thorin stabbed

In a human (and probably an orc), that's about where the heart would be, and so it would be reasonable to assume that this is immediately fatal. But Thorin is a dwarf, not a human. Assuming dwarves are simply more compact humans, that would probably move his heart up a bit.

Since Thorin is still alive but nearing death when Bilbo finds him, this would fit well with the assumption that this is a stomach wound. Those wounds lead to lots of internal bleeding and take a while to kill you.

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