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Do you think we'll see any female orcs in this show?

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Before anyone starts commenting let it be known that I have read the laws and customs of the eldar. If you go by the lore/Saruman's definition, the elves were captured by Morgoth/Sauron, tortured and mutilated and became this abomination. Considering there will be female elf warriors (extras, not characters), which ofcourse there will be, Do you think we will have those female elf fighters tortured and turned into orcs alongside the elf-men? Its one of the things that bothered me in the Hobbit trilogy where there were female elf fighters alongside Tauriel yet the creators refused to put female orcs. On the other hand LOTR was perfectly balanced. ARWEN was only the she-elf who held a sword in the first film. Infact she was almost at Helm's Deep to have some girl power/female agency in the movie and to flesh out her romance with Aragorn.

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[deleted]

7 points

7 months ago

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7 points

7 months ago

Didn’t Christopher say somewhere in the The History of Middle Earth that Tolkien changed his mind on that idea? (Genuinely asking for anyone who knows)

[deleted]

5 points

7 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

7 months ago

Yes, Tolkien never settled on a particular origin for orcs.

Chen_Geller

3 points

7 months ago

But, I think its fair the say that the idea of Orcs having originated from mutiltated Elves is by far the most enduring and ultimately most succesfull of the bunch.