Smaug, also known as Smaug the Dragon, is the main antagonist of the 1937 classic novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and its many adaptations. He appears as one of the three main antagonists in Peter Jackson's live action film trilogy of The Hobbit (2012-2014), alongside Azog the Defiler and the Dark Lord Sauron. He appears as an unseen antagonist in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the titular main antagonist in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, before reappearing as a minor antagonist in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.