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Last edited at 8:06PM on 12/21/2012
Actually, it's Bilbo Baggins, not Baffins, but that's not the point.
By the time the Lord Of the Rings starts, he's already pretty crazy. (And this isn't really a spoiler, as it's fairly apparent several pages in.)
He's crazy because of the ring, anyone who keeps it for long periods of time will most certainly be driven mad by it. It keeps him alive for extremely long periods of time and he doesn't age at all, the ring holds incredible power which will eventually corrupt anyone who uses it (that's why Gollum is the way he is, he had the ring for hundreds of years.) Plus, the ring holds a sort of control over it's owner, making it difficult to give up.