My friend, lemme tell you a little somethin’ somethin’.
If Pippin had done nothing, then Merry would not be alive, nor would the rest of the company. Why? In the Mines of Moria, when Pippin throws down that itty bitty rock (Or knocks down the entire skeleton in the movie) he alerts all those goblins and orcs; first thing, the company was going to settle in there for the night, and have a good little sleep. If they had, then they could’ve and would’ve been ambushed by those goblins and the like. By dropping the rock, he alerted those things earlier on, which gave the company no time to rest and thus kept them alert and ready for attack. Or more ready in that case.
Remember in the movie when Pippin and Merry were abducted, and the only thing they showed was how Pippin dropped his Greenleaf pin, and that’s how Aragorn kept on their trail? Well, lemme tell you something. Before he had the idea to drop his pin (which, by the way, pained him greatly because this pin was important to him, it signified that he was apart of the Company), he had the idea to try and escape. The Uruk-hai beat both of the boys, and Pippin came around first; they were carried for approximately 24 leagues roughly before Ugluk decided that if they were to outrun the men of Rohan, then they’d need the hobbits to run as well so their men didn’t tire so easy. And how did they keep them running? They forced disgusting Uruk-hai draught down their throats, and whips. Let me repeat it, whips. So while they were running, Pippin thought about how Aragorn would never find them because the foot prints of the Orcs were much larger than the hobbits, so when they went through some mist, Peregrin made a run a bit off course. Not because he thought he had any hope to escape, but to make sure his foot prints were somewhere that aragorn could see; after this, he fell onto his face and when he was pulled up (by only his hair, I might add) he fell and had to be picked up again in the same way. He then dropped his pin after both hobbits exhausted themselves and couldn’t run any longer.
This resulted in Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas keeping their trail, even after resting for a night, and they had lost their trail.
And again, on their way to Isengard Pippin saved their butts again. When the Uruk-hai were arguing amongst themselves after the Northerners ran for the hills, Pippin used one of the discarded scimitars to cut a bit of the binds at his wrists. Later on, this is how he keeps Merry alive. After a few more leagues, they’re dropped again to rest. The men of Rohan have them surrounded so the Uruk-hai are distracted so Pippin strikes up a conversation with Grishnahk which leads to him being molested. It was gross, but in the end he outsmarted the thing; he pretended he knew exactly where the ring was, and that if Grishnahk cut the binds to his legs, that he’d tell him; he gave him clues by coughing and saying Gollum! every few moments, and Merry caught on. He told the Orc of how Saruman would kill Grishnahk if he caught wind of information about the ring, and that he better take it instead, before everybody is killed by the Rohirrim. So he takes the hobbits into Fangorn to make the deal, which ends up getting him killed and Pippin uses the loose binds at his wrists to reach for the scimitar, and cuts Merry and himself out; he feeds Merry lembas, and they escape.
He’s later telling Merry about how they got to be where they are, and where they are, and how long they’ve been travelling; he listened the entire time, even when he was abused and hurt.
He also lit the Beacons of Gondor, which was essentially telling Rohan that Gondor needed help and brought them into the war
and theres so much more
let me just
pippin was a key character in this book okay
And this is why Pippin is my favorite hobbit of them all Pippin showed most courage out of all of them and let’s not forget in the book he becomes the Prince of Hobbits