Orcs are a fictional sapient species in J.R.R. Tolkien's Works.


Orcs are a race of grotesque, war-oriented humanoids who were bred as soldiers by the Dark Lord Melkor, and, later by the Dark Lord Sauron. Though not inherently evil, Orcs were a barbaric people who quickly turned into a tide of scavenging raiders after the death of their leaders. Orcs could interbreed with humans, producing larger, stronger and smarter orcs called Uruk-Hai.