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Wargs or Wild Wolves were a race of wolves.
In The Hobbit, the Wargs appear twice, once in chasing Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves just east of the Misty Mountains, and once at the Battle of Five Armies. In The Lord of the Rings, they are most prominently mentioned in the middle of The Fellowship of the Ring, where a band of Wargs, unaccompanied by Orcs, attacks the Fellowship in Hollin, and again in The Two Towers at the Battle of the Hornburg.
Portrayal in adaptations
- Wargs are taller and darker than regular wolves, but due to the progression in the game, pose less of a threat; whereas wolves are only encountered by a stick-wielding Frodo, wargs appear only in levels in which the player is Gandalf or Aragorn.
2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):
- Wargs are portrayed a large wolves. They only appear in cutscenes, and are non-fightable.
- Wargs appear to be more like a "hyena-bear-wolf hybrid" rather than wolves, in an effort to distinguish them from regular wolves by presenting them as some sort of distant cousin. However, it should be noted that Tolkien never actually described Wargs beyond stating they were demonic wolves.
|Individuals:||Carcharoth · Draugluin · (Wolf-Sauron)|
|Races:||Wargs · Werewolves · White Wolves|