Bolg the Younger


Orcish (Northern Orcish; Nalt-Gûjâb; Guldur-Orcish); Westron; Black Speech
time period
Third Age about 2940

The son of Bolg of Gundabad and the grandson of the vile Azog the Defiler, Bolg the younger (Or."Cruel") was made for the sole purpose of inheriting his father's throne. However, his constant failures led to him being sent from Gundabad to Dol Guldur to serve as lieutenant to the "Necromancer" (Sauron). Bolg served his lord well, for he rose through the ranks till he became one of the Dark Lord's trusted lieutenants.

During the Battle of the Five Armies, Bolg was sent by Sauron as a leader of the Orc and Warg armies of the North. As a lieutenant under his father, he led the charge from over the Mountain, causing Kili's demise personally, before being himself slain in battle. It is often said that he died at the hands of Legolas Greenleaf.


  • Great Scimitar
  • Mace
  • Throwing-Spear
  • Splint-mail

Movie Trilogy

In the Hobbit Movies Bolg is depicted as a Pale Orc, an ancient line or breed of Orcs possibly of demonic origin.The Film trilogy further revived Azog and gave him the leading role in the Battle of five Armies in contrast to the book, where Azog was slain in the Battle of Azanilbizar and the Host of Gundabad was commanded by his son Bolg.The Character called Bolg in the trilogy was reduced to a lesser commander of Dol Guldur. This was retconned for this wiki by establishing Bolg II as Bolg's son to remain closer to the original canon.


A fanfiction comic depicts Azog (here retconned as Bolg I!) as abducting the elven girl Hinarel, who presumably became the mother of Bolg (here retconned as Bolg II.)

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