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The Mirkwood Centipede was a large ghostly-white centipede that lived below the trees in Mirkwood, in Peter Jackson's film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

These centipedes live underground, and emerge from trapdoor-like lids. In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, when Bilbo Baggins falls from the trees when killing a Giant Spider in Mirkwood, he loses the One Ring. As he goes to retrieve it, a Mirkwood Centipede emerges and walks over the Ring in front of Bilbo. But before it is able to strike, Bilbo severed one of its mandibles with Sting, and stabbed its underside. The centipede collapsed, and he slew it by striking its head.

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