One known as the Hobbit Smeagol, Gollum is a creature that has been twisted and corrupted by the magic of the One Ring. Kept alive for centuries by the Ring's dark magic, Gollum lives quietly on a small island in the middle of an underground lake, feeding on fish and goblin warriors that stray too far from their stronghold, and guarding his 'Precious.' When Bilbo Baggins stumbles into Gollum's lair and takes the ring for himself, Gollum swears his revenge, crying out, 'Thief! Thief! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!'