After Shelob paralyzed Frodo Baggins, two Orc patrols led by Gorbag and Shagrat came across his cocooned body, taking him back to Cirith Ungol where they planned to torture him. While sifting through Frodo's belongings, a dispute began between the two captains over Frodo's Mithril vest, which escalated into a vicious fight all over the fortress between the Morgul and Cirith Ungol Orcs. Gorbag survived much of the fight but was killed by Samwise Gamgee as he was about to kill Frodo.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingEditIn Peter Jackson's live-action film, Gorbag and Shagrat have a major role reversal. In the book, Shagrat informs Gorbag of the nature of Shelob's venom and how it functions, whereas Gorbag assumes this role in the film and explains it to his fellows upon finding Frodo. Also, Shagrat is the one to claim the vest for himself, while Gorbag insists it be taken to Sauron. After the fight, Shagrat flees to the Black Gate with the mithril shirt while the wounded Gorbag is left for dead in the tower. He was in fact still alive and was about to kill Frodo when Samwise Gamgee impales him from behind. Another difference is that the book version of Gorbag is a Black Uruk (the same as Shagrat) while in the film, Gorbag is a crook-legged and long-armed orc. It should be noted that the death of the orc captain in the film is similar to the end Snaga.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (video game)Edit
Gorbag appears as a boss at the end of the "Cirith Ungol". In the game, Gorbag knocks down Shagrat and then Sam must defeat him by stunning him with javelins.
The Lord of the Rings: Game Boy Advance Third AgeEdit
Gorbag is an evil mini-hero that can be picked up depending on the level.
LEGO: The Lord of the RingsEdit
Gorbag was a character in LEGO The Lord of the Rings.
Voice Dubbing actorsEdit
|Foreign Language||Voice dubbing artist|
|Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD)||Guilherme Lopes|
|Italian (Italy)||Mauro Magliozzi|
Translations around the WorldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||哥巴葛|
|Serbian||Горбаг (Cyrillic) Gorbag (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Горбаг (Cyrillic) Gorbag (Latin)|