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Origin of Orcs

Eowyn3
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Jan 16 2013, 1:37am


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I would like to hear others opinions on the origin of Orcs. I have never been comfortable with the theory that Orcs come from Elves. It just bothers me, and since Tolkien never fully address that I would love to hear some other theory

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Origin of Orcs Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 16 2013, 1:37am
    I'd be interested to know why that bothers you. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 16 2013, 2:51am
        Origin of Orcs Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 16 2013, 3:56am
            Well, Melkor and Sauron started out as pure, higher beings... CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 16 2013, 4:49am
        immortal orks Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 16 2013, 4:21pm
            Add Orcs to the Bombadil and other origin mystery list. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 16 2013, 5:48pm
    I think it's really disturbing that Orcs may be descended from Elves DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 16 2013, 9:51am
    I actually like it! Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Jan 16 2013, 10:05am
        Welcome to TORn! sador Send a private message to sador Jan 16 2013, 3:38pm
    I agree, the elvish origin idea has too many problems Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 16 2013, 3:22pm
        However, if the orcs are like dwarves as first made by Aule Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 16 2013, 3:37pm
        Perhaps trolls could not reproduce? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 16 2013, 3:48pm
            Treebeard said that trolls were made in mockery of Ents CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 16 2013, 7:29pm
                If Morgoth used Ents as a "template" for Trolls, Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 16 2013, 7:56pm
                That doesn't mean that Ents were corrupted to become trolls... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 16 2013, 8:17pm
                    Trolls and Ents and Orcs CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 16 2013, 9:23pm
    Orcs from Elves Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 17 2013, 4:56am
        Great points// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 12:55pm
    It may interest you to know Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 17 2013, 8:44am
        Ooops! Channelling my better half! Sorry.\\ NZ Strider Send a private message to NZ Strider Jan 17 2013, 9:11am
        But then there is the problem of chronology.... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 17 2013, 4:45pm
            Chronology Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 17 2013, 4:56pm
            Certainly; however, Tolkien was always obsessively NZ Strider Send a private message to NZ Strider Jan 17 2013, 8:45pm
                You raise a good point... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 18 2013, 3:31am
    Origin of Orcs Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 17 2013, 2:09pm
    orcs from elves andwise Send a private message to andwise Jan 17 2013, 2:24pm
        "The Kinslaying", over and over again CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 4:14pm
            Men... the' final' idea? Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 17 2013, 4:39pm
                dogs from wolves elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 17 2013, 5:20pm
                    If you as I take Orcs corrupted from Elves as canon Asger Send a private message to Asger Jan 17 2013, 8:16pm
    made in mockery Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 17 2013, 4:08pm
        Back to dragons CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 4:23pm
            There is something almost 'saurian' about dragons... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 17 2013, 4:55pm
            On dragons Gwenhwyfar Send a private message to Gwenhwyfar Jan 17 2013, 8:30pm
            Dragons Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 18 2013, 1:54am
                Fast forward to "Of the Return of the Noldor" for dragon origins CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 18 2013, 7:15am

 
 
 

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