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Goblin-men

"But these creatures of Isengard, these half-orcs and goblin-men that the foul craft of Saruman has bred, they will not quail at the sun."
Gamling[1]

Goblin-men were a people or race of creatures that were bred by Saruman, apparently by blending the races of Orcs and Men.[source?]

They were similar with the Half-orcs, at least in their resistance to the sunlight, an attribute that differentiated them from the full Orcs.[1]

The Squint-eyed Southerner was possibly a Goblin-man, as Frodo Baggins commented that he looked "more than half like a Goblin."[2]

Goblin-men fought alongside Half-orcs, Hill-men and Dunlendings in the Battle of the Hornburg.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"