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Snaga was the only surviving subordinate of Shagrat after the skirmish in the tower of Cirith Ungol. He meets Sam on the stairs of the Tower of Cirith Ungol and runs off to the tower's higher levels. However, he then gets in the way of Shagrat, whom he has betrayed. The Black Uruk captain begins to threaten him that he will either be fed to Shelob or killed in a similar manner to the traitorous Radbug. Snaga tells him that all of his loyal soldiers have been killed by the orcs led by fellow rival captain Gorbag. Shagrat attempts to kill the lesser orc, who evades him and climbs the stairs to where the captive Frodo Baggins was. Snaga begins to torture the hobbit prisoner, until Sam attacks him. The two fight until Snaga loses his balance and dies falling through the trap door.
The word Snaga means 'slave'.
Coincidentally, Snaga also means "strength" in many Slavic languages, including Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.
Portrayal in adaptionsEdit
The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy Edit
Snaga's role as the one who tortures Frodo at the end of the skirmish between the Black Uruks and Morgul Orcs and gets killed by Sam is given instead to Gorbag.
Translations around the WorldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Belarusian Cyrillic||Снага ?|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||史那加|
|Serbian||снага (Cyrillic) Snaga (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Снага (Cyrillic) Snaga (Latin)|