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An [[Orcs|orc]], addressed as '''Snaga''', was part of the garrison of the [[Tower of Cirith Ungol]]. He was one of the few survivors of the [[Battle of Cirith Ungol]] on [[March 14]], [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]].  
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[[File:Randy Gallegos and Quinton Hoover - Gallegos.jpg|thumb|''Snaga'' by [[Quinton Hoover]] and Randy Gallegos]]
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An [[Orcs|orc]], addressed as '''Snaga''', was part of the garrison of the [[Tower of Cirith Ungol]]. He was one of the few survivors of the [[Battle of Cirith Ungol]] on [[14 March]] {{TA|3019}}.  
 
Snaga first comes into the story when he encounters what he thinks is the "[[Samwise Gamgee|Great Elf-warrior]]" on the stairs. He flees.
 
Snaga first comes into the story when he encounters what he thinks is the "[[Samwise Gamgee|Great Elf-warrior]]" on the stairs. He flees.
Snaga was then ordered by [[Shagrat]] to send word to [[Sauron]] that they captured a [[Frodo Baggins|Halfling]]. Snaga refused, and after a short chase, makes his way to the top of the tower. There, he lashed the prisoner, [[Frodo Baggins]], with a whip. He was quickly overcome by [[Samwise Gamgee]], and fell through the trap door to his death.  
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Snaga was then ordered by [[Shagrat]] to send word to [[Sauron]] that they captured a [[Frodo Baggins|Halfling]]. Snaga refused, and after a short chase, makes his way to the top of the tower. There, he lashed the prisoner, [[Frodo Baggins]], with a whip. He was quickly overcome by [[Samwise Gamgee]], and fell through the trap door to his death.<ref>{{RK|VI1}}</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
In [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|the 1981 radio series]], Snaga was voiced by [[Gordon Reid]].  
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'''1980: [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|''The Return of the King'' (1980 film)]]:'''
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:Two Orcs appear in the role of Snaga, though none are called or credited as such. Sam encounters one on the stairs, who runs, trips and falls to his doom. A second orc is lashing Frodo. After a short fight, he too falls to his doom.
  
In [[Rankin/Bass' The Return of the King]], two Orcs appear in the role of Snaga, though none are called or credited as such. Sam encounters one on the stairs, who runs, trips and falls to his doom. A second orc is lashing Frodo. After a short fight, he too falls to his doom.
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'''1981: [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1981 radio series)]]:'''
 
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:Snaga was voiced by [[Gordon Reid]].  
[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/thumb/3/3f/Snaga.jpg/180px-Snaga.jpg SNAGA] '''Snaga''', translated as "[[slavery|slave]]" in the Appendixes, is not a personal name but a term used by Uruks to describe lesser orcs. Peter Jackson, in his acclaimed ''The Lord of the Rings'' movie trilogy, however, uses the term as a character name for one of the film's orcs -- picked up again by many of the franchise's toy and collectibles manufacturers, such as leading 3-D entertainment model producer Gentle Giant Studios, Inc. (headquartered in Burbank, CA), which in May 2008 released a highly exclusive sculpted Snaga bust, limited to only 1500 pieces. [https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/catalog/product/detail/344 SNAGA BUST - Gentle Giant Studios]
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Snaga (Orc of Isengard)]], another orc called Snaga
 
* [[Snaga (Orc of Isengard)]], another orc called Snaga
  
==References==
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* ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[The Tower of Cirith Ungol]]
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[[Category:Characters in The Lord of the Rings]]
 
[[Category:Orcs]]
 
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[[Category:Servants of Sauron]]

Revision as of 15:42, 19 December 2012

Snaga by Quinton Hoover and Randy Gallegos

An orc, addressed as Snaga, was part of the garrison of the Tower of Cirith Ungol. He was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Cirith Ungol on 14 March T.A. 3019. Snaga first comes into the story when he encounters what he thinks is the "Great Elf-warrior" on the stairs. He flees. Snaga was then ordered by Shagrat to send word to Sauron that they captured a Halfling. Snaga refused, and after a short chase, makes his way to the top of the tower. There, he lashed the prisoner, Frodo Baggins, with a whip. He was quickly overcome by Samwise Gamgee, and fell through the trap door to his death.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

1980: The Return of the King (1980 film):

Two Orcs appear in the role of Snaga, though none are called or credited as such. Sam encounters one on the stairs, who runs, trips and falls to his doom. A second orc is lashing Frodo. After a short fight, he too falls to his doom.

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Snaga was voiced by Gordon Reid.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"