How can the Orcs be so easily killed?

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  1. Ganesh Ujwal

    Ganesh Ujwal New Member

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    Orcs can be slayed with very little effort even by the un-warrior humans, despite their fully developed figures, average-to-tall heights, muscular bodies. (See The Hobbit series, where a dwarf would dive into a herd of orcs and come out un-wounded and killing most of them). What could be the technical explanation?
     
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    GrimWarlock Daemon Prince of Tzeentch

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    That the might of the plot shield guards the good guys. duh
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Orcs slew many.

    The important thing to realise is that the films and the books focus upon a tiny number of elite warriors within the world - these are the best of the best (or in some cases protected by the best). We focus less upon the orcs, we don't see their heros and champions who charge into battle. We focus more so in the story upon their defeats whilst their victories (which are many early on) are away from the primary events of the story.

    The orcs are not as smart as men, but their main weakness is more a general distrust and warlike hunger within themselves. They tend to fall into in-fighting (in a literal sense) more easily and are not even above eating each other
     
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    I know it's stupid. "I'm an Orc and ill run into a swinging sword without attacking.. Maybe I'll win because I'm built twice as strong as those hummies?" ugh. *be-headed*
    okay yes in the books/movies the good guys are the best of the best warriors. However, the orcs are portraid as complete dimwits that cant tell the difference between left and right. Ok, yes in some fantasy, they are dumb. However, they are also fantastic warriors. In the LOTR they appear as an army of brainless zombies.

    Still, it's a fantasy story. That's all I can say. Perhaps they have goldfish brains in LoTR?
     
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    Pure movie convenience. Having worn armour, getting whacked in the torso when you're wearing mail and a breastplate means zero damage with a blade. You'd need a concussive weapon like a mace or axe. But then the movie fights would be far slower and the heroes would die and who wants to see that? :)
     
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    That's a good point.
    Movies however are lame for the fact of appeasing the audience.. This is why I despise super hero movies.
    In LOTR, if a hero get's hit in his Armour, it protects him but if said hero so much as sneezes on an orcs armour, the orc dies lol :p
     
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