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Yazneg is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Yazneg.jpg
"Yazneg" from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Biographical Information
PositionFormer Lieutenant of Azog
DeathT.A. 2941
Physical Description
Eye colorYellow or Brown
GalleryImages of Yazneg

Yazneg was an Orc who was Azog's initial lieutenant during his pursuit of Thorin and Company in the Hobbit film series. He was played by John Rawls. His appearance was derived from early concept designs for Azog.[1]

[edit] History

After spotting the Company of Dwarves camping out, Yazneg sent Fimbul to tell Azog that they found Thorin and his Company. They catch up with Thorin near Rivendell, but are distracted by Radagast and his rabbit sled. However, during the chase, an orc spotted where Thorin and his Company were hiding. The orcs then encircle the dwarves and attempt to attack them, but were forced to retreat due to an attack by Elrond and his Elven forces. Yazneg and Fimbul returned to Weathertop, where Azog ultimately threw Yazneg to the pack's Wargs to feast upon, with Fimbul becoming his new lieutenant.

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  1. "Azog, Bolg … and Yazneg: The trio’s tangled design history" dated 16 December 2013, A Tolkienist Perspective (accessed 17 June 2017)