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13th Apr '17 8:38:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Are carnivorous or hypercarnivorous, often cannibalistic.

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* Are carnivorous or hypercarnivorous, often cannibalistic.[[MonstrousCannibalism cannibalistic]].
5th Apr '17 11:48:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Whereas ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' moriblins/moblins fall more under "ogre" and the bokoblins under "goblin/troll", the green-skinned bulblins in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' were full on orc, complete with their leader having a ProudWarriorRaceGuy attitude.

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* Whereas ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' moriblins/moblins ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''[='s=] moblins fall more under "ogre" and the bokoblins under "goblin/troll", the green-skinned bulblins in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' were full on full-on orc, complete with their leader having a ProudWarriorRaceGuy attitude.
5th Apr '17 11:41:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Orcs in ''Warcraft III'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', of course. Interestingly enough, the latest {{Retcon}} states that they originally had brown skin, while the typical green skin is a result of the demonic corruption they were under in the first two games. Further demonic influence turns them red. [[GoodColorsEvilColors Color-Coded for Your Convenience]]!

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* Orcs in ''Warcraft ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', of course. Interestingly enough, the latest {{Retcon}} states that they originally had brown skin, while the typical green skin is a result of the demonic corruption they were under in the first two games. Further demonic influence turns them red. [[GoodColorsEvilColors Color-Coded for Your Convenience]]!
31st Mar '17 12:06:18 AM RobTan
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', "Orcs" is an in-universe term for roving gangs of black and Latino gangbangers who swarm out of the cities and terrorise the New England backwoods and rural communities inhabited by the white protagonists. [[ValuesDissonance Yeah...]]
20th Mar '17 8:17:29 AM Kafkesque
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** One great aversion to the usual orc formula is that the orcs in this franchise are actually exceptional blacksmiths. Through the series, orc-made armour is noted as not only being tough but hugely ornate too, resembling samurai armour, and orc swords resemble katanas - Orcish armour is made from a reasonably rare ore called {{Orichalcum}}. In ''Skyrim'', this gets dropped. Even in Skyrim, it's a respectable heavy armour choice.

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** One great aversion to the usual orc formula is that the orcs in this franchise are actually exceptional blacksmiths. Through the series, orc-made armour is noted as not only being tough but hugely ornate too, resembling samurai armour, and orc swords resemble katanas - Orcish armour is made from a reasonably rare ore called {{Orichalcum}}. In ''Skyrim'', this gets dropped. Even dropped in Skyrim, it's a respectable heavy armour choice.favor of BoringButPractical--Orcish arms and armor are described in-game as plain and brutish to the point of being ugly, but impressively strong.
16th Mar '17 7:36:56 AM Theck18
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* Are oftentimes made solely as artificial creatures rather than reproducing naturally, thus explaining the aforementioned lack of females. ''LOTR'' implies that Morgoth created them as "[[EvilCounterpart a mockery of the Elves]]".

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* Are oftentimes made solely as artificial creatures rather than reproducing naturally, thus explaining the aforementioned lack of females. ''LOTR'' implies that Morgoth created them as "[[EvilCounterpart "[[EvilCounterpartRace a mockery of the Elves]]".
13th Mar '17 12:59:55 AM Monsund
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* Orcs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' are the only AlwaysChaoticEvil beastmen in the whole game; the other beastman races have various sympathetic qualities, or at least motivations other than simply being bloodthirsty conquistadors. According to [[AllThereInTheManual a guide that was only ever released in Japan]], martial ability is so prized that orcish mages hide their faces in shame. Like Tolkien's original orcs, they have good technological ability. These Orcs are reptilian.

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* Orcs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' are one of the only AlwaysChaoticEvil [[AlwaysChaoticEvil more consistently evil]] beastmen in the whole game; the other beastman races have various sympathetic qualities, or at least motivations other than simply being bloodthirsty conquistadors.game. According to [[AllThereInTheManual a guide that was only ever released in Japan]], martial ability is so prized that orcish mages hide their faces in shame. Like Tolkien's original orcs, they have good technological ability. These Physically, XI's Orcs are reptilian.green skinned LizardFolk.
7th Mar '17 7:16:50 PM Gaming28
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* May or may not have a British cockney accent (as popularized by LOTR and TabletopGame/Warhammer40000).
4th Mar '17 8:19:33 AM Quanyails
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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]].

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* Have simian rather than porcine features(though 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]].
17th Feb '17 12:00:33 AM ShorinBJ
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** The creators of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' had a slightly schizophrenic attitude towards orcs... orcish vocals make them sound intelligent and civilised, and various items of backstory make them out to be something of a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]]. Then a bunch of them in game have actual dialog text which is basically "ug me hit thing wiv rock hur hur". This, however, can also apply to the other races in Tamriel, as well. A Nord in Mournhold has the same male voice all the Nords do, but he speaks [[HulkSpeak Hulk Text]] as well.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' features a {{lampshade|Hanging}} when you talk to one of the Orcs at Daedric shrines. He says something like: "People think we're evil. Do I look evil?" There is also Dark Brotherhood brother Gogron Gro-Bolmog who takes an unsubtle approach to his contracts but has his heart in the "right" place.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]],'' Orcs have been driven back into a diaspora during the interregnum. They now have tribal strongholds dotting Tamriel, worship Malacath and raid as bandits, although many are still Imperialized as smiths or soldiers for the Empire. (One Orc even implies that this is the norm for those that leave their stronghold.) There are couple others that stand out, like several Orc bards and even one of the faculty at the Winterhold College (for mages). He's the archivist/librarian, to boot. He threatens to [[SeriousBusiness sic atronachs on you if you mistreat his books]], but still...
** In a twist of irony, Orcs and Humans in Tamriel get along surprisingly better than Elves and Humans do; after suffering a series of crushing defeats at the hands of the Bretons, Nords and Redguards throughout the centuries, the Orcs have largely abandoned their sack-and-pillage social structure and integrated quite well into Imperial society, whereas the High Elves of Summerset Isle usually view themselves as superior to Humans and continuously try to conquer them as in past ages.
** One great aversion to the usual Orc formula is that the Orcs in this franchise are actually exceptional blacksmiths. Through the series, Orc-made armour is noted as not only being tough but hugely ornate too, resembling samurai armour, and Orc swords resemble katanas - Orcish armour is made from a reasonably rare ore called {{Orichalcum}}. In ''Skyrim'', this gets dropped. Even in Skyrim is a respectable heavy armour choice.
** Falmer in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' stand in for Tolkienian Orcs, or more specifically Moria Goblins, both in appearance and in backstory (they used to be a race of Elves called "Snow Elves", but were enslaved and blinded by the Dwarves). [[spoiler: With one (technically two) exception.]]

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** The creators of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' had a slightly schizophrenic attitude towards orcs... orcish vocals make them sound intelligent and civilised, and various items of backstory make them out to be something of a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]]. Then a bunch of them in game in-game have actual dialog text which is basically "ug me hit thing wiv rock hur hur". This, however, can also apply to the other races in Tamriel, as well. A Nord in Mournhold has the same male voice all the Nords do, but he speaks [[HulkSpeak Hulk Text]] as well.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' features a {{lampshade|Hanging}} when you talk to one of the Orcs orcs at Daedric shrines. He says something like: "People think we're evil. Do I look evil?" There is also Dark Brotherhood brother brother, Gogron Gro-Bolmog Gro-Bolmog, who takes an unsubtle approach to his contracts but has his heart in the "right" place.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]],'' Orcs orcs have been driven back into a diaspora during the interregnum. They now have tribal strongholds dotting Tamriel, worship Malacath and raid as bandits, although many are still Imperialized as smiths or soldiers for the Empire. (One Orc orc even implies that this is the norm for those that leave their stronghold.) There are couple others that stand out, like several Orc orc bards and even one of the faculty at the Winterhold College (for mages). He's the archivist/librarian, to boot. He threatens to [[SeriousBusiness sic atronachs on you if you mistreat his books]], but still...
** In a twist of irony, Orcs orcs and Humans humans in Tamriel get along surprisingly better than Elves elves and Humans humans do; after suffering a series of crushing defeats at the hands of the Bretons, Nords Nords, and Redguards throughout the centuries, the Orcs orcs have largely abandoned their sack-and-pillage social structure and integrated quite well into Imperial society, whereas the High Elves of Summerset Isle usually view themselves as superior to Humans humans and continuously try to conquer them as in past ages.
** One great aversion to the usual Orc orc formula is that the Orcs orcs in this franchise are actually exceptional blacksmiths. Through the series, Orc-made orc-made armour is noted as not only being tough but hugely ornate too, resembling samurai armour, and Orc orc swords resemble katanas - Orcish armour is made from a reasonably rare ore called {{Orichalcum}}. In ''Skyrim'', this gets dropped. Even in Skyrim is Skyrim, it's a respectable heavy armour choice.
** Falmer in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' stand in for Tolkienian Orcs, orcs, or more specifically Moria Goblins, both in appearance and in backstory (they used to be a race of Elves called "Snow Elves", but were enslaved and blinded by the Dwarves). [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With one (technically two) exception.]]
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