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'''Lurtz''' is a character created specifically for [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]. He was played by [[New Zealand]] actor [[Lawrence Makoare]].
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Lurtz was the first of Saruman's [[Uruk-hai]] to be bred, and led them into battle against the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] at [[Amon Hen]].  Lurtz also appeared to be the largest Uruk-hai. In the book, [[Boromir]] is slain by an unnamed orc or orcs; he is described as having been "pierced by many arrows". In the movie he is killed by Lurtz, who shoots him three times. [[Aragorn]] then intervenes, and after a brief fight stabs Lurtz and then removes his head. In the book [[Uglúk]] was the leader of the orc-band from the beginning.
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Lurtz.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Lurtz in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']]
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'''Lurtz''' is a character created specifically for ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''. He was played by [[New Zealand]] actor [[Lawrence Makoare]]. In video games, he is voiced by [[Isaac C. Singleton Jr.]]
  
The name "Lurtz" may have been derived by Jackson and his co-writers from the style of Tolkien's Orkish language, specifically the name ''Lugburz''.
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==Role==
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Lurtz was the first of [[Saruman]]'s [[Uruk-hai]] to be bred, and led them into battle against the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] at [[Amon Hen]].  Lurtz also appeared to be the largest Uruk-hai. In the book, [[Boromir]] is slain by an unnamed orc or orcs; he is described as having been "pierced by many arrows". In the movie he is killed by Lurtz, who shoots him three times. [[Aragorn]] then intervenes, and after a brief fight stabs Lurtz and then removes his head.  
  
Lurtz's name is never spoken aloud in the film, and is only known from the franchise and credits.  Despite some initial fears that he was an entirely new character, he really wasn't much different from other 'generic Orc leaders' already present in the book.
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The character of Lurtz is one of the playable heroes of the Isengard Faction in ''[[EA's The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology]]''.
  
The character of Lurtz is one of the playable "heroes" in the computer game ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth]]''.
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==Etymology==
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The name "Lurtz" may have been derived by [[Peter Jackson|Jackson]] and his co-writers from the style of Tolkien's [[Orkish]] language, specifically the name [[Barad-dûr|Lugbúrz]].
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Lurtz's name is never spoken aloud in the film, and is only known from the franchise and credits.
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[[Category:Orcs in adaptations]]

Revision as of 20:34, 14 March 2013

Lurtz is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lurtz is a character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He was played by New Zealand actor Lawrence Makoare. In video games, he is voiced by Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Role

Lurtz was the first of Saruman's Uruk-hai to be bred, and led them into battle against the Fellowship of the Ring at Amon Hen. Lurtz also appeared to be the largest Uruk-hai. In the book, Boromir is slain by an unnamed orc or orcs; he is described as having been "pierced by many arrows". In the movie he is killed by Lurtz, who shoots him three times. Aragorn then intervenes, and after a brief fight stabs Lurtz and then removes his head.

The character of Lurtz is one of the playable heroes of the Isengard Faction in EA's The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology.

Etymology

The name "Lurtz" may have been derived by Jackson and his co-writers from the style of Tolkien's Orkish language, specifically the name Lugbúrz.

Lurtz's name is never spoken aloud in the film, and is only known from the franchise and credits.