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- "These bats are bred for one purpose: for war."
- —Legolas about the bats
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
The Hobbit film trilogyEdit
In the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the bats swarmed in Gundabad, and rallied alongside the orc army led by Bolg. In the battle, they aided the orcs in fighting the dwarves, elves, and men. One was later shot down by Legolas, who managed to hitch a ride on it, and the rest were chased off or killed by the Great Eagles.