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18th Sep '16 6:30:44 AM SAMAS
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Orcs are exactly at the halfway point between the Tolkien and Blizzard models, being the intermediate stage from one to the other. They're more or less considered Evil, if only by their barbaric nature, the fact that [[BloodKnight they really, REALLY like fighting]], and they don't quite get the concepts of "Non-Combatant" or "Innocent Bystander". Though this being Warhammer, the crapsackiest of all the {{crapsack world}}s, the fact that they're not trying to either eat your soul or animate your corpse probably casts them in a somewhat sympathetic light. But at the same time they have the fleshed-out culture of the Warcraft style, although it's even more war-centered, and use Shamans. Additionally, the appearance of Warhammer's Orcs formed the basis of the appearance normally used for the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}-style Orcs - green. Orcs (and Goblins) worship a pair of gods known as Gork and Mork, who are described as "Cunningly Brutal" and "Brutally Cunning", but there's no way of knowing which is which. What this basically boils down to for an Ork is that one will hit you when you aren't looking, and the other will hit you ''really hard'' when you are; which god has which aspect is one more excuse to fight each other. And unlike Tolkien Orcs—whose evil nature and ability to ZergRush is only really stopped by their individual weakness—the Orcs here are towering and strong. Fortunately, they have nowhere near the capacity to be as disciplined and technologically advanced as some of the other species.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Orcs are exactly at the halfway point between the Tolkien and Blizzard models, being the intermediate stage from one to the other. They're more or less considered Evil, if only by their barbaric nature, the fact that [[BloodKnight they really, REALLY like fighting]], and they don't quite get the concepts of "Non-Combatant" or "Innocent Bystander". Though this being Warhammer, the crapsackiest of all the {{crapsack world}}s, the fact that they're not trying to either eat your soul or animate your corpse probably casts them in a somewhat sympathetic light. But at the same time they have the fleshed-out culture of the Warcraft style, although it's even more war-centered, and use Shamans. Additionally, the appearance of Warhammer's Orcs formed the basis of the appearance normally used for the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}-style Orcs - green. Orcs (and Goblins) worship a pair of gods known as Gork and Mork, who are Gork(or possibly Mork) is described as "Cunningly Brutal" and Brutal", while Mork(or possibly Gork) is "Brutally Cunning", but there's no way of knowing which is which. Cunning". What this basically boils down to for an Ork the Greenskins is that one will hit you when you aren't looking, and the other will hit you ''really hard'' when you are; which god has which aspect is one more excuse to fight each other. And unlike Tolkien Orcs—whose evil nature and ability to ZergRush is only really stopped by their individual weakness—the Orcs here are towering and strong. strong(like "Blizzard" Orcs). Fortunately, they have nowhere near the capacity to be as disciplined disciplined(most editions have the probability of infighting between or even within units written right into the rules) and technologically advanced as some of the other species.



** ''Warhammer's'' Orcs are also a genderless race, with reproduction occurring by means of spores. Thanks to this, and in keeping with Warhammer's fairly universal no-hybrids policy, half-orcs are impossible. This was not the case in very early editions, but the mature concept for the race very much puts them entirely beyond concerns of sexual reproduction (which is just as well, because that might distract from the important business of FIGHTING!)

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** ''Warhammer's'' Orcs are also a genderless race, with reproduction occurring by means of spores. Thanks to this, and in keeping with Warhammer's fairly universal no-hybrids policy, half-orcs are impossible. This was not the case in very early editions, editions[[note]]Specifically, there were effectively genderless on the battlefield, but ever so often they went into a kind of mating season where they'd go wandering into the wilderness, developing sexual characteristics along the way, and take some time off to breed[[/note]], but the mature concept for the race very much puts them entirely beyond concerns of sexual reproduction (which is just as well, because that might distract from the important business of FIGHTING!)



* The Prone of ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are essentially Space Orcs - their skin colors include pink and purple rather than green, and they have tentacles hanging off their faces, but aside from appearance they are essentially Blizzard orcs.

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* The Prone of ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are essentially Space Orcs - their skin colors include pink and purple rather than green, and they have tentacles hanging off their faces, but aside from appearance they are essentially Blizzard orcs. They come in the Cavern and Tree Clan varieties, and tend to have aspects of both Tolkien and Blizzard orcs, usually depending on how likely they are to shoot you.
10th Sep '16 3:48:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Similar to Franchise/{{Warhammer}} orcs, [[AttackAttackAttack with the same sense of tactics]], only usually with more humanlike skintones and racial hatred of elves.
9th Sep '16 10:30:19 PM TotemicHero
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* The recently introduced Orcs on ''Website/GaiaOnline'' look somewhat like Blizzard Style Orcs, but dress and act like they belong in a DungeonPunk story. Apparently, they lived under the mountains near the city, until they were discovered and subsequently employed in Factory Town of Aekea. Why you would need to hire Orcs in a city that already has an ample supply of ''robots'' is beyond me...

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* The recently introduced Orcs on ''Website/GaiaOnline'' look somewhat like Blizzard Style Orcs, but dress and act like they belong in a DungeonPunk story. Apparently, they lived under the mountains near the city, until they were discovered and subsequently employed in Factory Town of Aekea. Why you would need to hire Orcs in a city that already has an ample supply of ''robots'' is beyond me...questionable...
3rd Sep '16 9:02:52 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Bottom: An [[CallARabbitASmeerp Orsimer]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'']]

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Bottom: An [[CallARabbitASmeerp [[NotUsingTheZWord Orsimer]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'']]
28th Aug '16 11:36:26 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Are far more likely to have a more fully fleshed-out culture than Tokienesque orcs. But unlike other races, they rarely have a direct [[FantasyCounterpartCulture real-world counterpart]], but are instead a mishmash of various tribal cultures. More fearsome females may qualify as a {{beastess}}.

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* Are far more likely to have a more fully fleshed-out culture than Tokienesque orcs. But unlike other races, they rarely have a direct [[FantasyCounterpartCulture real-world counterpart]], but are instead a mishmash of various tribal cultures. More fearsome females may qualify as a {{beastess}}.exemplify the {{beastess}} trope.
28th Aug '16 11:34:00 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Are more likely to have females portrayed, gender equality or even female leaders. Although sexual dimorphism ''[[{{beastess}} does]]'' exist, Orcish women are expected to fight to exactly the same degree as men, and [[ActionGirl usually also have the same degree of martial ability]].
* Are far more likely to have a more fully fleshed-out culture than Tokienesque orcs. But unlike other races, they rarely have a direct [[FantasyCounterpartCulture real-world counterpart]], but are instead a mishmash of various tribal cultures.

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* Are more likely to have females portrayed, gender equality or even female leaders. Although sexual dimorphism ''[[{{beastess}} does]]'' ''does'' exist, Orcish women are expected to fight to exactly the same degree as men, and [[ActionGirl usually also have the same degree of martial ability]].
* Are far more likely to have a more fully fleshed-out culture than Tokienesque orcs. But unlike other races, they rarely have a direct [[FantasyCounterpartCulture real-world counterpart]], but are instead a mishmash of various tribal cultures. More fearsome females may qualify as a {{beastess}}.
28th Aug '16 11:32:39 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Are more likely to have females portrayed, gender equality or even female leaders. Although sexual dimorphism ''does'' exist, Orcish women are expected to fight to exactly the same degree as men, and [[ActionGirl usually also have the same degree of martial ability]].

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* Are more likely to have females portrayed, gender equality or even female leaders. Although sexual dimorphism ''does'' ''[[{{beastess}} does]]'' exist, Orcish women are expected to fight to exactly the same degree as men, and [[ActionGirl usually also have the same degree of martial ability]].



* Have simian rather than porcine features(though this varies by setting), and they aren't necessarily [[BeautyEqualsGoodness outright repulsive]]. They can even be attractive, with the women shown as {{Amazonian beaut|y}}ies and the men burly and ruggedly handsome.

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* Have simian rather than porcine features(though this varies by setting), and they aren't necessarily [[BeautyEqualsGoodness outright repulsive]]. They can even be attractive, with the women shown as {{Amazonian beaut|y}}ies and the men [[{{Hunk}} burly and ruggedly handsome.handsome]].
6th Aug '16 2:32:28 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The art book for ''Fallout 3'' puts even more emphasis on the Tolkien part as well as the [[OurOgresAreHungrier "ogre"]] aspect as they are shown to make their own cobbled-together armor and guns, as well as forge melee weapons such as [[AxeToGrind axes]], [[{{BFS}} swords]], [[CarryABigStick maces]], and [[EpicFlail flails/meteor hammers.]]

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** The art book for ''Fallout 3'' puts even more emphasis on the Tolkien part as well as the [[OurOgresAreHungrier "ogre"]] aspect as they are shown to make their own cobbled-together armor and guns, as well as forge melee weapons such as [[AxeToGrind [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], [[{{BFS}} swords]], [[CarryABigStick maces]], and [[EpicFlail flails/meteor hammers.]]
6th Aug '16 2:31:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' has the Super Mutants. They're big, they're green, a few of them eat humans, and all of them can kick ass. [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3} East Coast]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout4}} Super Mutants]] are almost always Tolkien-esque, while [[Videogame/{{Fallout}} West]] [[Videogame/{{Fallout2}} Coast]] [[Videogame/FalloutNewVegas Super Mutants]] are more likely to be Blizzard style.

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* ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' has the Super Mutants. They're big, they're green, a few of them eat humans, and all of them can kick ass. [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3} [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} East Coast]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout4}} Super Mutants]] are almost always Tolkien-esque, while [[Videogame/{{Fallout}} West]] [[Videogame/{{Fallout2}} Coast]] [[Videogame/FalloutNewVegas Super Mutants]] are more likely to be Blizzard style.
6th Aug '16 2:28:20 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' has the Super Mutants. They're big, they're green, a few of them eat humans, and all of them can kick ass. East Coast Super Mutants are almost always Tolkien-esque, while West Coast Super Mutants are more likely to be Blizzard style.

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* ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' has the Super Mutants. They're big, they're green, a few of them eat humans, and all of them can kick ass. [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3} East Coast Coast]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout4}} Super Mutants Mutants]] are almost always Tolkien-esque, while West Coast [[Videogame/{{Fallout}} West]] [[Videogame/{{Fallout2}} Coast]] [[Videogame/FalloutNewVegas Super Mutants Mutants]] are more likely to be Blizzard style.style.
** The art book for ''Fallout 3'' puts even more emphasis on the Tolkien part as well as the [[OurOgresAreHungrier "ogre"]] aspect as they are shown to make their own cobbled-together armor and guns, as well as forge melee weapons such as [[AxeToGrind axes]], [[{{BFS}} swords]], [[CarryABigStick maces]], and [[EpicFlail flails/meteor hammers.]]
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