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'''Hobgoblin''' was a name "''for the larger kinds''"<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Hobbit]]'': Note in 1966 edition</ref><ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (HarperCollins''Publishers'' 2008), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pg. 24</ref> of [[Orcs]] found in [[Middle-earth]] in the [[Third Age]]. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as [[Uruk-Hai]].
 
'''Hobgoblin''' was a name "''for the larger kinds''"<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Hobbit]]'': Note in 1966 edition</ref><ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (HarperCollins''Publishers'' 2008), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pg. 24</ref> of [[Orcs]] found in [[Middle-earth]] in the [[Third Age]]. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as [[Uruk-Hai]].
  

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Hobgoblins by Ron Chironna for MECCG

Hobgoblin was a name "for the larger kinds"[1][2] of Orcs found in Middle-earth in the Third Age. The term perhaps, but doubtfully, refers to the large soldier-orcs known as Uruk-Hai.

The term appears so rarely that there is little clear basis for a definition. Its only other occurrence is later in The Hobbit where Gandalf warns Bilbo Baggins that the Grey Mountains are 'simply stiff with goblins, hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description'.[3]

Portrayals in Adaptations

1996, 1997: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

The card "Hobgoblins" was released in two editions: one for the expansion set Middle-earth: The Dragons (card art by Ron Chironna) and one for Middle-earth: The Lidless Eye (card art by Heather Hudson).

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Note in 1966 edition
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (HarperCollinsPublishers 2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pg. 24
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"