Rate this Mythological creature: The Orc?

Rate this Mythological creature: The Orc?

"Orc" is a word used to refer to various tough and warlike humanoid creatures in various fantasy settings, appearing originally in the stories of Middle-earth written by J. R. R. Tolkien and derivative fictions. Orcs are often portrayed as misshapen humanoids with brutal, warmongering, sadistic, yet cowardly tendencies, although some settings and writers describe them as a proud warrior race with a strong sense of honor. They are variously portrayed as physically stronger or weaker than humans, but always high in numbers. They often ride wolves or wargs. In many role-playing and computer games, though not in Tolkien's works, Orcs have green skin (earning the name "Greenskins" in such games) and have faces that resemble a cross between a pig and a porpoise.

However, in many other representations of Orcs they have been portrayed closer to being resembled as twisted Humans or Elves, therefore they share a similar anatomy that appears to be stockier.

  • 5/5 my favorite mythological creature
  • 4/5 i like it a lot
  • 3/5 meh they are ok
  • 2/5 i dont really like it
  • 1/5 i hate it
  • 0/5 worst mythological creature ever!
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  • They do a good job of looking and acting like horrible monsters, and they're Tolkien's creation, so 4/10. Also, I think one of his takes on their origins, how they may have come from corrupted, dark and tortured elves, is morbidly fascinating.


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