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The link between the attack of the Orcs and Wargs and the subsequent encounter with the Elves in Rivendell is deftly suggested rather than overtly stated, as the company, now hiding in what appears to be the entrance of a cave, watch as the body of an Orc rolls down before them, an arrow protruding from the corpse.
Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, too, is a human drama: despite the hobbits and elves, trolls and orcs, wizards and wargs, it is most essentially the story of the end of the Third Age and the rise of humanity in the Fourth.
On the way they have to battle orcs, trolls, goblins, giants and huge ravenous wolf-like creatures called wargs.
When the dwarves (Tolkien's spelling), the wizard and Bilbo set off on a journey into the unknown together, it takes in everything from Elves to Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as the sinister figure of the Necromancer (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Middle Earth, with its dwarves and elves, giants, dragons, wargs, orcs and shape-shifting bears, really existed in Britain in the centuries between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of Christians bearing crosses.
That said, there are compensations with new arrivals into the story; Theoden, his spirited niece Eowyn (Miranda Otto) to whom Aragorn is attracted, Brad Dourif's splendidly reptilian turncoat royal advisor Wormtongue, Gondor leader Faramir (David Wenham) brother to the dead Boromir, individualised Uruk-Hais and Orcs and the ferocious Wargs, a bear, wolf, hyena hybrid that the Orcs ride into battle.
Lord of the Rings Fans Can Battle Orcs and Wargs, Answer Tolkien Trivia and
Greenseers were wargs and skinchangers as well, an ability that Bran and possibly other members of the Stark family possess as seen through his possession of Summer and Hodor.
He mocks Bilbo: "'Not eaten up by Wargs or goblins or wicked bears yet I see'; and he poked Mr.
Creatures of the dark like warlocks, wargs and White Walkers.
In The Hobbit we have Wargs, eagles, spiders, bear-men, a thrush; in Alice, a march hare, a dormouse, a Cheshire cat, among others.