Orc

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Orcs are humanoid creatures of comparable size to [[Human]]s, generally green, brown, or grey in color; heavily built; and normally with sharp teeth. Orcs generally reproduce faster than humans and are usually somewhat less intelligent. Orcs are also typically antisocial and aggressive toward all other life forms, although in a few depictions they are not necessarily evil and depicted sympathetically. Orcs generally do not have sophisticated societies of their own, rarely place a high value on asthetics, and often live as small bands of Iron Age warriors. While not often well organized of their own accord, they can be unified into formidable armies (generally by a non-orc leader). Orcs are often interfertile with humans and other races to some degree.
 
Orcs are humanoid creatures of comparable size to [[Human]]s, generally green, brown, or grey in color; heavily built; and normally with sharp teeth. Orcs generally reproduce faster than humans and are usually somewhat less intelligent. Orcs are also typically antisocial and aggressive toward all other life forms, although in a few depictions they are not necessarily evil and depicted sympathetically. Orcs generally do not have sophisticated societies of their own, rarely place a high value on asthetics, and often live as small bands of Iron Age warriors. While not often well organized of their own accord, they can be unified into formidable armies (generally by a non-orc leader). Orcs are often interfertile with humans and other races to some degree.
  
Orcs are sometimes depicted as being created as the result of a supernatural [[genetic engineering]], an idea stemming from the more popular ideas that Tolkien had for the origins of the orcs having their origins with Sauron twisting [[elf|elves]] (even though he never settled on one origin story for them in his mythos). Despite often having a supernatural origin, orcs are generally not inherently magical creatures, and orc magicians are relatively uncommon.
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Orcs are sometimes depicted as being created as the result of a supernatural [[genetic engineering]], an idea stemming from the more popular ideas that Tolkien had for the origins of the orcs having their origins with Morgoth twisting [[elf|elves]] (even though he never settled on one origin story for them in his mythos). Despite often having a supernatural origin, orcs are generally not inherently magical creatures, and orc magicians are relatively uncommon.
  
 
== Fiction with Orcs ==
 
== Fiction with Orcs ==

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