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"These bats are bred for one purpose: for war."
Legolas about the bats

The Bats of Dol Guldur were large bats that lived in Dol Guldur.

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

The Hobbit film trilogyEdit


The bats pursuing Radagast

In the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Necromancer sent the bats after Radagast who was searching for the dark magic. In the end Radagast manages to get away on his sled pulled by rabbits.

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.


Bats of Dol Guldur

The bats arrived at Ravenhill to participate in the Battle of the Five Armies

  • These bats in the film possibly referring descendants of vampires.
  • They are somewhat similar in appearances with the giant bats from Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005).
  • They are called Mirkwood Bats by Weta Workshop.

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