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Poll: Let's hunt some wicked creatures of Middle-earth

Which of these wicked creatures would you try to hunt, in order to make Middle-earth a safer place?

Listed creatures were taken from J.R.R. Tolkien's books, not adaptations, in order to include as many of them.

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Balrogs are fiery demonic creatures, who were once angelic beings (Maiar) that were seduced to the dark side by the first Dark Lord, Morgoth.

    STRENGTHS: *very resistant bodies, seemingly made out of pure fire and shadow *large size *great physical srength *ability to use flaming weapons

    WEAKNESS: *their flames can be quenched with a lot of water

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    The Lord of the Rings Online (2007)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Barrow-wights are dead bodies reanimated by the evil spirits. Those spirits were sent by the Witch-king to haunt the Barrow Downs, an old burial place of the Men of the North.

    STRENGTHS: *aura of terrible fear *strong and icy grip of their hands *ability to hypnotize their victims *greater power in darkness

    WEAKNESSES: *their physical corpse-bodies are susceptible to damage *vulnerable to some enchanting incantations

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    The Lord of the Rings Online (2007)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Bats are large blood-sucking creatures, inhabiting the caves and forests of Middle-earth. Some of them are the servants of Evil, and they do not hesitate to attack foes much larger than them.

    STRENGTHS: *flying *their numbers are huge; during the Battle of Five Armies, there were so many of them that they completely blotted out the Sun

    WEAKNESSES: *it seems they need to have a driving force to gather them in great numbers (once that force is gone, they disband)

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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Dragons are powerful serpent-like creatures created by the Dark Lord Morgoth as the ultimate weapons of war. Most basic kinds are wingless Dragons and winged Dragons. They are further divided to Fire-drakes (the ones who can breathe fire) and Cold-drakes (the ones who can't breathe fire).

    STRENGTHS: *large size *great strength *cunning intellect *nearly impenetrable hides *burning blood *firebreathing (occasional) *flying (occasional) *hypnotic stare (occasional)

    WEAKNESSES: *soft bellies *very chatty *extremely greedy

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Fell Beasts are hideous, pterosaur-like creatures, bred ages ago by one of the Dark Lords (Morgoth or Sauron). In the times of war, Fell Beast usually serve as mounts for the Ringwraiths (Nazgul).

    STRENGTHS: *large size *flying *they emit a terrible stench *a large possibility that a Nazgul will be mounted on its back *aura of fear (only with a mounted Nazgul)

    WEAKNESS: *featherless skin, normally succeptible to damage caused by blades and arrows

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Great Spiders are large arachnids inhabiting the Forest of Mirkwood. Many of them are offspring of the evil Shelob, itself an offspring of Ungoliant, one of the most powerful beings in history of that world.

    STRENGTHS *ability to climb various surfaces with ease *webbing ability; used to lay traps, immobilize their prey and to lower themselves from great heights *paralyzing/deadly stingers (occasional)

    WEAKNESSES: *a couple of soft spots, like a belly, or the area around the eyes *really succeptible to anger and frustration

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Nameless Things is a term referring to the ancient beings of unknown origin and appearance, lurking in the depths of the Misty Mountains. This quote from Gandalf says it all:

    ''Far, far below the deepest delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he. Now I have walked there, but I will bring no report to darken the light of day.''

    STRENGTHS Unknown.

    WEAKNESSES: Unknown.

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    ORCS (also known as GOBLINS)

    WHAT ARE THEY: Orcs are short, humanoid creatures made by the Dark Lord Morgoth, probably by torturing and corrupting the captured Elves. More advanced breed of Orcs are called the Uruk-hai.

    STRENGTHS: *their numbers are huge *savage, brutal and warlike nature *good at digging tunnels and living/fighting inside them *crafty in creating tools of war

    WEAKNESSES: *sunlight makes them weak and drowsy (does not apply to the Uruk-hai) *without a strong leader in battle, they tend to become very disorganized

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    Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, and William Kircher in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Trolls are tall, humanoid creatures that the Dark Lord Morgoth made in mockery of the Ents. There are many kinds of them, including Hill-Trolls, Cave-Trolls and Snow-Trolls. One particular kind of Troll which Sauron bred was called Olog-hai, which does not have the major weaknesses that the ordinary Trolls have.

    STRENGTHS: *resistant skin *large size *great strength *acidic blood

    WEAKNESSES: *they turn to stone when exposed to sunlight (except the Olog-hai) *very unintelligent (except the Olog-hai)

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    The Lord of the Rings Online (2007)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Wargs are demonic wolf-like creatures made by one of the Dark Lords (Morgoth or Sauron), probably by inserting evil spirits into wolves.

    STRENGTHS: *bigger, faster and much stronger than regular wolves *surprisingly intelligent and organized *they can permit Orcs to mount them, and ride them into battle

    WEAKNESS: *they are afraid of fire, which can easily set ablaze their furry hides

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II (2006)


    WHAT ARE THEY: Stone-Giants are colossal creatures inhabiting the Misty Mountains. Shrouded in mystery, not much is known about them, other than the fact that their pastime involves throwing huge rocks at each other.

    STRENGTHS: *large size *great strength *ability to throw big rocks with a fair precision

    WEAKNESSES: Unknown.

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    The Lord of the Rings Online (2007)


    ...because the creatures listed are way to wicked and dangerous for my skills. I would rather hunt THE KINE OF ARAW.

    They are a large kind of cattle, inhabiting the plains around the Sea of Rhun. They aren't wicked at all, and their horns can be used to make high-quality... umm... horns. Indeed, the famous Horn of Gondor was made from a horn of one of these creatures.

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