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Otaku-sempai
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Nov 6 2013, 7:46pm


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Could the Half-orcs, being nearer to Men than even the Uruk-hai, have had a larger measure of free will? Perhaps, but even the lesser Orcs and Goblins where shown by Tolkien to have individual personalities and minds. Those with the weakest wills might have fallen so far into Sauron's control that, when he was destroyed, the shock robbed them of what minds they had and turned them into unthinking animals.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Scouring of the Shire Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Oct 7 2013, 11:42pm
    Oh, a ruffian-luvr among us, I see? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Oct 7 2013, 11:59pm
    I've sometimes wondered Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Oct 8 2013, 3:43am
        Captured brilliantly in the movie. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 8 2013, 6:44am
    Ruffian enemies Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 8 2013, 6:48am
    There are hints that the ruffians are not all Men Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Oct 8 2013, 2:16pm
        How long did he have? sador Send a private message to sador Oct 8 2013, 5:41pm
            Appendix B Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Oct 8 2013, 7:32pm
                Isn't the last sentence your conjecture? sador Send a private message to sador Oct 9 2013, 7:04am
                    Not my conjecture, but indirectly taken from Tolkien Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Oct 9 2013, 4:09pm
                        Could any of it have to do with... bauglir Send a private message to bauglir Nov 6 2013, 6:40pm
                            Maybe... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 6 2013, 6:56pm
                                but maybe the fact that they had man blood... bauglir Send a private message to bauglir Nov 6 2013, 7:38pm
                                    I see what you're saying Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 6 2013, 7:46pm
    Well.... RosieBaggins Send a private message to RosieBaggins Oct 8 2013, 10:16pm
    Orcs scarier than Men?? FaramirFan Send a private message to FaramirFan Nov 12 2013, 12:25am

 
 
 

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