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I have sorely misjudged you. You are no vermin. You are a ver-man.
Blinky to Chompsky

Gnome Chompsky is a Gnome adopted by Toby. He at first was a pest which Jim was supposed to kill, but he spared the little gnome, who took up residence in a dollhouse in Toby's room. He was later sent through a Fetch into the Darklands to find Enrique and returned with a message for Jim from Gunmar.

History

Backstory

Trollhunters (Part One)

Rogue Gnome

At first, Chompksy was a pest Jim was tasked to get rid of, even after the gnome took his amulet. After Jim used a Furgulator to shrink himself, they engage in battle until Jim manages to don his armor and captures him.

The next day, after Toby failed to kill the gnome, Jim was stuck in Toby's dollhouse and wait for the Furgulator's effect to wear off, while do a Spanish presentation. The gnome then attacks Jim for the dollhouse until Jim restraints him and grows back to normal size. When it is later revealed that the gnome only wanted a home, Jim decided to take care of him with Toby as his caretaker. Toby then names him "Gnome Chompsky".

Making himself at Home

Later, when Jim, Toby, Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!! took refuge in Toby's house from the goblins, Blinky demanded to know what Chompsky was even doing in a dollhouse and called on Jim for failing to kill the gnome. Jim then vented his frustrations at the contradicting rules of Trollhunting, prompting Chompsky to hide in fear.

Later, when AAARRRGGHH!!! is stationed in Toby's house to protect him, he accidentally rocked Chompsky's dollhouse while trying to get his bearings.

Venturing into the Darklands

After Jim's friends acquire a Fetch, Chompsky overheard their argument over their inability to enter the Fetch to rescue Enrique Nuñez without risking Gunmar's escape. Though personally conflicted about leaving Sally-Go-Back, Chompsky then volunteered to enter the Fetch. Despite Toby's reservations, they go through it anyway. Tying a rope around his waist, Jim warned Chompsky that it's dangerous in the Darklands and instructed him to give a tug once he locates Enrique so they might pull him back. Furthermore, Blinky apologizes for misjudging him and Toby gave him his girlfriend doll for a goodbye kiss. However, several seconds after entering the Fetch, Chompsky gave a brief tug before his lifeline snapped, stranding him on the other side.

Eventually, Chompsky found his way to the Changeling nursery and was beholden to the multitude of familiars residing there.

Message From Gunmar

Chompsky later re-emerged from the Fetch months later and was greeted by Blinky, AAARRRGGHH!!!, Toby and Claire. He confirmed he found Enrique by producing a pacifier and that he was doing fine with a thumbs up. Blinky then inquired if he encountered Gunmar, prompting the gnome to pull off his hat, revealing his broken spike. Through use of charades, he explained the only reason he was spared was because Gunmar wished to pass on a message to Jim.

With NotEnrique translating, Chompsky relayed Gunmar's message promising an 'ocean of blood' for Jim and his loved ones, that he would 'make a throne from their bones'.

Trollhunters (Part Two)

Rescuing Jim

Two weeks following Jim's venture into the Darklands, Chompsky was sitting in Blinky's library when a resurrected AAARRRGGHH!! possessed by the spirit of Kanjigar the Courageous entered. The gnome could barely believe his eyes before being gathered up with a series of books and tossed through a portal conjured by Claire. Deposited in the forests outside Arcadia where the Trollhunters hidden the pieces of Killahead Bridge, Chompsky started yammering at the Eyestone before being rejoined by his allies. Kanjigar explained he had a vision of the Trollhunters rescuing Jim but to ensure success, they must follow his instructions to the letter

Kidnapped by Blood Goblins

Trollhunters (Part Three)

Saving the Familiars

With the Eternal Night War on the horizon, threatening to destroy the Darklands as a result, Chompsky and NotEnrique re-enter the Fetch to rescue the changeling familiars.

3Below (Part One)

Aja's Serrator

Chompsky reunites with Jim, Toby and Claire following their return from Merlin's tomb. He requests they buy him an accessory for Sally-Go-Back, which is a space bike, but his friends ask him to wait until after they save the world.

He then sneaks into Arcadia Oaks High and kept demanding Toby to get a space bike for his fake girlfriend, but the latter argued that he can't be seen. Later, when Jim confronts Uhl about his attendance, Chompsky spots a blue protractor (Aja's serrator) in Uhl's books, and notices that it looks remarkably similar to a space bike. The gnome tries to get the Trollhunter's attention, but only ends up getting tossed into a pile of pushpins. He manages to get the serrator.

3Below (Part Two)

Kleb or Alive

During the shooting of the short film Kleb or Alive in Toby's house during "There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)", Chompsky appears suddenly with Luug biting on his doll girlfriend when Toby called for Luug to appear in the scene. Turns out Luug seemed to be having a revenge episode on Chompsky by trying to eat his doll girlfriend after the fight to get Aja's serrator back from the gnome during "Lightning in a Bottle".

Chompsky later accompanies Toby to Stuart Electronics to review the footage. The gnome received criticism for breaking character in every take. Chompsky responded by blowing a raspberry and retreated inside his trailer (cardboard box), with Toby stating it was not an artistic choice. As Stuart and the Akiridions arrive with the comatose bodies of King Fialkov and Queen Coranda, Toby brought them up to speed on current events. When he mentioned Chompsky acting out, the gnome started complaining, yet his friend insisted he couldn't make him taller in post.

Wizards (Part One)

TBA...

Physical Appearance

Like all gnomes, Chompsky has black eyes, a large nose, white hair and bread, razor-sharp teeth, and a red pointy hat. He wears a gray shirt with a brown buckle, fingerless gloves, and brown boots.

After escaping the Darklands, he loses half of his pointy horn on top of his head, as it was cut off by Gunmar.

Personality

Chompsky is a hyperactive, chatty, somewhat crazy, and unpredictable gnome, possibly due to being alone for so long. His chatty attitude makes it hard for everyone to understand, expect NotEnrique and Toby (to a degree). Like all gnomes, he has a short temper and habit of turning extremely angry towards anyone.

Despite his aggressive nature, he's shown loyalty and bravery towards his friends, and often gives them compassion, even a heartwarming speech, like the one he gave to NotEnrique.

Powers & Abilities

Powers

  • Gnome Physiology: As a gnome, Chompsky is smaller, agile, and faster than any troll, as well as possessing great durability. He also has sharp teeth that are strong enough to dig holes and bite at great speed. Chompsky also had a drill-like horn under his hat that can pierce through rock, but Gunmar breaks his horn when he found Gnome Chompsky in the Darklands.
    • Superhuman Speed: As a gnome, Chompsky is faster than a troll. He can run at great speeds, making him almost impossible to catch.

Abilities

  • Combatant: Despite his relatively small size, Chompsky has demonstrated being capable of fighting well on his own against bigger opponents, such as a group of Blood Goblins for a short time, Varvatos, and Luug. He also uses the environment around him as an advantage to gain the upper hand.

Equipment

  • Red Pointy Hat: Something common between gnomes, which hides his drill horn. It is a gnome's precious possession which, if stolen from, quickly anger and provoke them into attacking.
  • Serrator (briefly): Chompsky briefly acquires Aja's serrator (using it as a space bike for his Sally-Go-Back doll girlfriend). He was able to use it to shield himself and fire its blasters, despite not knowing how it really works. He loses Aja's serrator after Stuart took it from him.

Relationships

Jim Lake Jr.

Originally Jim had to hunt him down and kill him, but after realizing all his actions were for being alone and having a home, Jim caught him but decided to spare his life and give him to Toby instead. This acts made Chompsky develop a liking for Jim.

Toby Domzalski

After adopted him in his house, Chomsky and Toby develop a friendship and loyalty between the two. Apparently, Toby has develop the ability of easily understanding what Chompsky tried to tell. In 3 Below, we see Chompsky being impatient and angry because he wanted Toby to buy him a toy for his fake girlfriend.

Blinky Galadrigal

Initially, Blinky only saw Chompsky as a vermin and disagreed with the decision of Jim leaving him alive. But after Chompsky demonstrated his loyalty to his new friends, risking his life by entering the Darklands himself, Blinky changed this conception into a respectful one, seeing him as a friend and a valuable member of the team.

Nancy Domzalski

They don't have much interaction, but because Nancy's eye sight is bad, she confuses him as a cat, which is what permitted him to move freely inside the house. This sort of continues inclusively, even after she learned about the existence of the trolls.

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters Part 1
"Becoming: Part 1"
Absent
"Becoming: Part 2"
Absent
"Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"
Absent
"Gnome Your Enemy"
Appears
"Waka Chaka!"
Appears
"Win, Lose, or Draal"
Absent
"To Catch A Changeling"
Absent
"Adventures in Trollsitting"
Appears
"Bittersweet Sixteen"
Absent
"Young Atlas"
Absent
"Recipe for Disaster"
Absent
"Claire and Present Danger"
Appears
"The Battle of Two Bridges"
Appears
"Return of the Trollhunter"
Absent
"Mudslinging"
Absent
"Roaming Fees May Apply"
Absent
"Blinky's Day Out"
Absent
"The Shattered King"
Absent
"Airheads"
Absent
"Where Is My Mind?"
Absent
"Party Monsters"
Absent
"It's About Time"
Absent
"Wingmen"
Absent
"Angor Management"
Appears
"A Night to Remember"
Absent
"Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Appears
Trollhunters Part 2
"Escape from the Darklands"
Absent
"Skullcrusher"
Absent
"Grand Theft Otto"
Absent
"KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"
Appears
"Homecoming"
Appears
"Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"
Appears
"Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Absent
"Just Add Water"
Absent
"Creepslayerz"
Absent
"The Reckless Club"
Absent
"Unbecoming"
Absent
"Mistrial and Error"
Absent
"In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Absent
Trollhunters Part 3
"Night Patroll"
Absent
"Arcadia's Most Wanted"
Absent
"Bad Coffee"
Absent
"So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
Absent
"The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
Absent
"Parental Guidance"
Absent
"The Oath"
Absent
"For the Glory of Merlin"
Absent
"In Good Hands"
Absent
"A House Divided"
Absent
"Jimhunters"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
Appears
"The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
Appears
3Below Part 1
"Terra Incognita Part One"
Absent
"Terra Incognita Part Two"
Absent
"Mind Over Matter"
Absent
"Beetle Mania"
Absent
"Collision Course"
Absent
"D'aja Vu"
Absent
"Flying the Coop"
Absent
"Party Crashers"
Absent
"Lightning in a Bottle"
Appears
"The Arcadian Job"
Absent
"Truth Be Told"
Absent
"Last Night on Earth"
Absent
"Bad Omen"
Absent
3Below Part 2
"Moving Day"
Absent
"Moonlight Run"
Absent
"Dogfight Days of Summer"
Absent
"Mother's Day"
Absent
"Ill Gotten Gains"
Absent
"There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)"
Appears
"Asteroid Rage"
Absent
"Luug's Day Out"
Absent
"The Fall of House Tarron"
Appears
"The Big Sleep"
Absent
"Race to Trollmarket"
Appears
"A Glorious End, Part One"
Absent
"A Glorious End, Part Two"
Absent

Trivia

  • His name is a play on that of American linguist Noam Chomsky.

Gallery

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Team Trollhunters
Jim Lake Jr. - Toby Domzalski - Claire Nuñez - Blinky Galadrigal - AAARRRGGHH!!! - Draal (deceased) - Gnome Chompsky - NotEnrique
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