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Samwise Gamgee

Samwise “Sam” Gamgee is a main character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is a Hobbit who joins the Fellowship of the Ring and its quest to destroy it and defeat Sauron. He is a gardener in the Shire. When Gandalf catches Sam eavesdropping on his conversation with Frodo, he demands he partake in the journey. He becomes Frodo’s closest companion, and carries him up Mount Doom to cast the Ring into the fire. Sam is not affected by the Ring’s persuasion because he is morally good. In the movie adaptations of Tolkien’s novels, Sean Astin plays this role.

Bob Newby from Stranger Things

In season 2 of Stranger Things, Bob Newby (played by Sean Astin) is the tragic everyman dating Joyce Byers.  Bob is a nerdy sweetheart with a penchant for technology and solving puzzles.  Bob eventually meets his end at the hands of a demodog after helping Joyce, Hopper, and others escape from Hawkins lab.  Bob’s clothing is fairly basic.  He is often seen wearing business casual clothing for his job at RadioShack, and he is given scrubs to wear at Hawkins lab.