Frodo Baggins

Hero. Threat: 7. 2   1   2   2  

Hobbit.

Response: After Frodo Baggins is damaged, cancel the damage and instead raise your threat by the amount of damage he would have been dealt. (Limit once per phase.)

Frodo began to feel restless, and the old paths seemed too well-trodden. he looked at maps and wondered what lay beyond their edges... The Fellowship of the Ring
John Stanko

Conflict at the Carrock #25. Spirit.

Frodo Baggins
Reviews

Great supporting hero. Low threat, serviceable quester, gives you action advantage and a safety valve all in one. He allows you to stop worrying about surprise attacks and use your characters more efficiently, as long as your threat is sub-40 or so. Right from the first turn, you can quest recklessly with everyone and trust that it won't get a hero killed. You can also plan your attacks without an unexpected enemy ruining everything. He's flexible in that you can take an unblocked attack, see how much damage it amounts to, and then decide whether to take it as damage or threat. He can even absorb archery or damage from treacheries. Obviously the threat can pile up, but it's a good trade for basically eliminating some of the harder choices in the game.