A comical yet powerful and ancient figure who reigns over the domain of the Old Forest bordering the Shire. He is the husband of Goldberry and is partial to bursting into song. He saves Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin from Old Man Willow, and aids them in their flight to the elf-haven Rivendell. Interestingly, the Ring has no power over Bombadil, but he refuses to leave his realm to make a stand against Sauron.
Tom Bombadil Character Timeline in The Fellowship of the Ring
The timeline below shows where the character Tom Bombadil appears in The Fellowship of the Ring. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6
Book 1, Chapter 7
...hobbits’ quest that Goldberry appears in the house, drawing their attention to the improved weather. Tom says they should have supper, and somehow it is even better than the fare they... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 8
Book 2, Chapter 2
...to do with the dangerous weapon. The elf-lord Erestor suggests they should take it to Tom Bombadil, for it holds no corruptive sway over him. Gandalf and Glorfindel reject the idea,... (full context)