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"The Wargs came ravening and down came the bodyguard of Bolg, goblins of huge size with scimitars of steel."

Bolg bodyguards

As shown in the video game The Hobbit at the level of Dreamworld.

Bolg's Bodyguards were giant Orcs of Moria who defended the Goblin King Bolg.


During the Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin Oakenshield attacked them and while driving off the wargs in that area, could not break through the bodyguards. When Beorn came, he scattered them and crushed Bolg. After their king's death, few, if any, survived the remnant of the battle and it's aftermath.[1]


While a type of Orc, the exact breed is unknown. While they might have simply been large Goblins, they were probably originally meant to have been Hobgoblins. Later, when Tolkien came up with the Uruk-hai and apparently abandoned the idea of hobgoblins, they were likely instead meant to have been some of the Mordor Uruks that inhabited Moria.[citation needed]

Portrayal in adaptionsEdit

Peter Jackson's movie trilogyEdit

These Orcs unofficially appeared in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Orcs Berserkers. One of them is slain by Dwalin when he attempted to kill Bilbo and the other one was sent to kill Thorin Oakenshield, but Legolas saved the dwarven king by stabbing an Orc in the stomach with Thorin's sword, Orcrist.

Video gamesEdit

These Orcs appeared in The Hobbit (2003 video game) at the level of Dreamworld.


  1. The Hobbit, Chapter XVII: "The Clouds Burst"

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