He is also the secondary antagonist in the desolation of smaug. Why dont i remember reading about azog losing his arm. After a short fight, azog personally directs his attention toward bilbo. It is absolutely correct to say that thror was killed by by an orc named azog. Was azog, the white orc leader, in the hobbit book. Azog, also known as azog the defiler, was a powerful orc chieftain who appears as one of the three main antagonists of the hobbit trilogy, along with smaug and his master sauron.
To solve the problem, jacksons smaug was more vicious than his book counterpart, and this alteration worked well enough for film. However, the movies also crafted bigger roles for the father and son orc team of azog and bolg, the former especially, who is already dead by the time of tolkiens original the hobbit story. Giant gundabad orc lord, that leads his warg pack in pursuit of thorin oakenshields company. Can someone please find where gandalf mentions azog in the book. Mar 19, 20 azog is pronounced interior the e book, and is on no account merely made up for the action picture, like lurtz became for the fellowship of the hoop. It does have a sequel, the lord of the rings,which is one book divided into three volumesbut the stories occur many years.
Azog wasnt even alive in the book, he died in the battle for the moria along with thror, bolg. Also, in the books, azog is not responsible for thorin oakenshields death, as he was killed long before thorin died. He is portrayed by manu bennett, who also played slade. Also it was a reasonable cinematic plot device to keep thorin in the dark about the fact that azog was still alive. Tolkeins 1937 classic fantasy novel the hobbit and one of the two main antagonists along with smaug of sir peter jacksons adapted liveaction film trilogy, being the main antagonist of both an unexpected journey and. While it is strictly canon that an orc named azog fought the dwarves at khazaddum and that he killed thorins grandpa, this pale mothercker does not feature in the hobbit. He is the main antagonist of an unexpected journey, the quaternary antagonist of the desolation of smaug and the main antagonist of the battle of the five armies. Then azog laughed, and he lifted up his head to let forth a great yell of triumph. Here, we do not discriminate against memes, but accept them with open arms. Hardly any different from azog, bolg is a murderous, callous, idealistic, merciless and cruel warrior. There are two completely different versions of his death, in the book and the movie. Like azog, radagast is canon, but plays no part in the hobbit.
Hence, azogs honorific of the white orc may simply be an acknowledgement of the arbitrary distinctions the filmmakers use to help the audience avoid confusion. I did not get hold of it, i was given it, said the wizard. Its not my place to speak for peter jackson as i have no direct knowledge behind his decisions but it makes sense to me that he would do this. Azog is the main antagonist of an unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies. Experience your favorite heroes and villains as well as legendary scenes from one of the most famous fantasy worlds every createdmiddleearthin a vivid and creative way with this first authorized coloring book based on the academy awardwinning epic motion picture trilogy the hobbit directed by peter jackson. An unexpected journey, however, is an entirely different movie. Azog also appeared in the 2014 video game lego the hobbit and has officially been released as a lego minifigure in the lego hobbit sets 79014 dol guldur battle and 79017 the battle of the five armies. In fact, azog is supposed to be dead from the start.
As the wargs tear yazneg apart, azog angrily demands the rest of the orcs send word out he is placing a bounty on the dwarf kings head. For he saw that all his host in the valley was in a rout, and the dwarves went this way and that slaying as. He is extremely sadistic, showing no qualms about massacring the men of the laketown and even relishing kilis death. We are so near to casting the orcs out of moria that i can taste it. Azog does not appear in the hobbit, having been killed by dain ii ironfoot many years earlier in the story. Azog, the defiler was a gundabad orc who acted as the chieftain of the morian orcs. In the book it is hinted that gandalf goes to dolguldur to investigate the necromancer, but is seen in more detail in the desolation of smaug and the battle of the five armies. In the book, bolg ruled the goblins in mount gundabad for 150 years, but in the film trilogy, he is the second in command because azog is still alive. Mar 02, 20 thorin vs azog first battle the hobbit battle of moria full hd alexandru mortimer. An unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies, and a supporting antagonist in the desolation of.
From gandalf, thorin, and tauriel to the revolting great goblin, vicious azog, and slimy gollum, this official coloring book depicts the hobbit movie trilogys heroes and villains drawn from all corners of middleearth, with informative descriptions of every character and accurate pictures to color. Azog is large, covered in scars, and most noticeably, is pale as snow. Peter jackson is not only creating storylines of his. Azog is a formidable obstacle in the film, but in the book hes mentioned only briefly. In the book the hobbit azog is little more than just a name. This scene is not in the book, and adds a violent battle that somewhat changes the tone of the. Azog from the hobbit these were the king of hobbit movie, its very dangerous azog, also known as azog the defiler, is a powerful orc chieftain who appears as one of the main antagonists of the hobbit trilogy, along with smaug and his ally, sauron, being the main antagonist in the hobbit. So, she joins in the dwarves to reclaim erebor, capturing the hearts of many on her way. He also appeared in the video game, lego the hobbit. The five most irritating ways peter jacksons the hobbit. During the battle of five armies, thorin attempted to kill the leader of the orcs, named bolg, son of azog.
Azog is mentioned briefly in the hobbit by gandalf, who says to thorin, your grandfather thror was killed, you remember, in the mines of moria by azog the goblin, to which thorin responds curse his name, yes. My friends said there was an orc leader its just that he was not white. Azog is depicted in the hobbit film trilogy as the wrathful, psychopathic, ironfisted, malevolent, bloodthirsty, insidious, cynical, bitter, malicious, arrogant and merciless. Any guidance as to where i could read about the orcs would be much appreciated. In the book, the goblins wanted them destroyed simply because they considered them spies and a threat even though the. Yazneg, the orc who had previously led the pack, apologizes to his master for the dwarves escape.
Im going to point out firstly that, although azog isnt a character in the book, i think this is a valid question in both book and movie canon. Thror is still alive at this time and is beheaded by azog during the battle. From that same scene, bilbo flinging himself at azogs mook in an attempt to save thorins life and it works, as he managed to stab the orc not once but three times. That thinking got me through the snot and bum jokes in the troll sequence. I will not recount it for you now, for it is grim, but know that mazog, spawn of his spawn, is surely hewn from the same block as. Welcome to rlotrmemes, the place to meme and shitpost all you want about the lord of the rings, the hobbit, the silmarillion, and everything tolkienrelated. Its not my place to speak for peter jackson as i have no direct.
Thorin vs azog first battle the hobbit battle of moria full hd alexandru mortimer. The only full account of the event is tolkiens description of the battle of azanulbizar in appendix a to the lord of the rings. The pale orc and his armies fought the stalwart dwarves in a deathly battle where. He is uninterested in yaznegs excuses, and kills him for his failure. In the book, bolg ruled the goblins in mount gundabad for 150 years, but in the film trilogy, he is the secondincommand because azog is still alive. He is the father of bolg and the archenemy of thorin oakenshield. Mar 14, 2020 to solve the problem, jacksons smaug was more vicious than his book counterpart, and this alteration worked well enough for film. Azog was an orcchieftain of moria, who started the war of the dwarves. Thorin vs azog first battle the hobbit battle of moria. We see his master is none other than azog the defiler. Jan 11, 20 diane asks, referring to the film the hobbit. Azog, also known as azog the defiler, is a background antagonist in j.
He was considered the strongest orc to ever walk middleearth and the greatest menace towards the dwarven race. After smaug had driven them out of erebor, king thror led his people back to. Your grandfather thror was killed, you remember, in the mines of moria by azog the goblin. After smaug had driven them out of erebor, king thror led his people back to moria where azog reigned as its new lord. Top ten differences between the hobbit book and films. At weathertop, the pack of orcs and wargs that had chased thorins company earlier congregate and discuss their hunt. May 01, 20 using azog not only complicates the story of the hobbit, it pointlessly makes changes to tolkeins history of middle earth for the sake of a little more drama. The company is instead trapped by a group of wargs who live in the area. Jun 23, 20 after a short fight, azog personally directs his attention toward bilbo.
Tolkeins 1937 classic fantasy novel the hobbit and one of the two main antagonists along with smaug of sir peter jacksons adapted liveaction film trilogy, being the main antagonist of both an unexpected journey and the battle of the five armies, and a supporting antagonist in the desolation of smaug. This is really two questions, but ill try to answer them both. Actually i think he did better, especially making edits and personal inventions. Azog the defiler the hobbit film trilogy wikia fandom. Azog is pronounced interior the e book, and is on no account merely made up for the action picture, like lurtz became for the fellowship of the hoop. As a devoted tolkien fan and reader i have no personal objections to the change. In the book azog is mentioned once towards the beginning whilst the dwarves enjoy the hospitality of bilbo in bag end as the orc that killed thorins grandfather thror at. In the movie, he seem to be unbeatable, if he didnt underestimate his opponent. Although his book counterpart was also a villain, the first film makes him willing to answer azogs bounty on thorins head. This is a terrible change, made so much worse by some uncharacteristically bad cgi. Azog and his orcs took over the mines of moria, having possibly been sent there by sauron, and he became one of the most influential orcs in the northern lands. Azog was the leader of the orcs in the north, while lurtz seems to be the leader of.
When the dwarf lord, thror, visited moria in the hopes of possibly rebuilding it, he was captured and brought to azog. Azog in the bilbo edition is meant to represent the ghosts of the dwarves past coming back to haunt them. Azog wanting to end the line of durin, smaug terrorizing erebor, even the elves refusing to help themall of it ties into rauns dark and mysterious past, and shes looking to make things right. Azog the defiler is an orc chieftain from the book and movies, the hobbit. Ive really appreciated and im liking much the character of azog the defiler, and i was very happy to see also bolg on screen. Thorin believes azog to have died from his wounds, but, unlike in the book, he actually survived the battle and serves as thorins nemesis. Sure, its set in the world of middle earth, but thats really about all it holds in common with the aforementioned trilogy, alongside a few familiar faces. When people complain about the nearly threehour length of the first installment of the hobbit film trilogy because the source book is a slim 300. While it is strictly canon that an orc named azog fought.
Were there orcs in the hobbit novel i saw the movie and i know for a fact that the white orc was not mentioned at all. In his hobbit trilogy, peter jackson greatly changed the story line concerning azog, having him survive the battle of azanulbizar, losing his arm to thorin instead of his head to dain, and thus living to become one of the four main antagonists in the series the other three are sauron, smaug, and bolg. The average lifespan of an orc is unknown, but it is conceivable that he was one of those sent to moria by sauron in about t. Azog in the hobbit movie is one of the main antagonist, while lurtz was a fairly important minor character. Thorin fights with azog and cuts off his left forearm, and the pale orc is dragged off by a few fellow orcs. We cannot stop now, now that we have the means for victory. Thorin believes azog to have died from his wounds, but, unlike in the book. When it appears that thorin is about to be killed, bilbo jumps to his aid and rescue him. He is about to kill the hobbit when the moth returns to gandalf.
Why did peter jackson put azog in the hobbit and not just bolg. In the book, the orc legions are commanded by azogs son bolg, who appears in desolation of smaug as the leader of the orcs who track the dwarves to laketown. He was anecdotally slain by thorins cousin dain ironfoot. Apr 14, 2018 azog in the bilbo edition is meant to represent the ghosts of the dwarves past coming back to haunt them. Many will say that the sillier tone of the radagast sequence fits with the childlike nature of the hobbit itself.1324 1439 946 651 1299 1217 135 514 410 109 1249 436 1284 222 460 723 1503 624 787 1328 401 1125 715 1434 942 1405 162 249 872 1429 1356 93 1314