A bit about orcs
The first time I saw The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring I was around 14 year old. My (female) friends from class were in love with either Legolas, Aragon or Frodo while me, always the weird one, cheered for Orcs. Sauron, Saruman and Boromir in some ways too, but Orcs were my ultimate favorites, both as individual characters and race as the whole.
Part of me is upset how movies or books (in general, not only LoTR & Hobbit) use “ugliness” as the sign of evilness. Especially since many movie!Orcs had deformed bodies by battle injuries or natural illness(?). Some weren’t able-bodied, yet still they were
prominent leaders and/or warriors. Despite the supposed “ugliness”, I really like how they look in the movies. Frankly, Orcs from Lotr & Hobbit movies are my favorite so far.
Because even the less important ones are so unique, you know?
I mean, did you see elves? For me they look all the same with few exceptions for characters that played bigger role in movies. And humans… well, there is a visible divison between the good ones and supporters of Sauron (or Saruman) and its once again comes down to appearance. The best example is Grima in contrast to people of Rohan. And let’s not forget that only Orcs and “people of Darkness” have tatooed & pierced bodies - what I always find quite ironic, because for me things like tatoo or earring
makes a character much more unique individual, and thus easier to remember.
LotR&Hobbits!Orcs are one of few groups that were showed so diverse - ethnically and individually. Even the “mass produced” Uruk-Hai had their own moments, like marking each other with a White Hand symbol.
I just have so many feelings about orcs, okay?