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Azog is a fictional male Orc warrior in the Lord of the Rings series. The character was portrayed on screen by Manu Bennett. His allegiance / loyalty is to Lord Sauron. Azog is the main antagonist in the Hobbit films. Azog is paler, whiter than the other goblins and orcs which we see in the film. Azog is a battle veteran indicated by the scars that cross his face. He is a male Orc answerable to the Necromancer who we don't see mainly. It is implied that the Necromancer is actually Lord Sauron though. Even though the film is set before the Lord of the Rings, it will have taken place after the events where Lord Sauron was killed and the ring was lost. In a fight between the Orcs and the Dwarfs, Azog lost his left arm in a fight with Thorin Oakenshield. His replacement is a piece of wood or a fork which he uses to fight with. It is this fight that Thorin was given his surname of Oakenshield as he used a piece of oak to defend himself.

Face of Azog

He has a large white wolf with which he uses to travel with. Unlike the Orcs in the Lord of the Rings, Azog leads the Orcs all the way through the films, determined to stop the dwarves from reclaiming Erebor, the lonely mountain from Smaug the dragon.

Azog on a giant wolf mount

Azog dies in battle on a frozen lake with Thorin Oakenshield when he is fatally wounded and falls into the lake. Thorin dies in the same battle as well. His mount is a large white wolf which he uses for travelling.

Azog in the Hobbit Book

Whilst in the Hobbit films, Azog is the main protagonist that chases the Dwarves, in the book he is only mentioned once. Azog is described as being a goblin not an Orc who was killed at the battle of Azanulbizar (the last battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs) in TA 2799 by Dain II Ironfoot. Whilst he is not a new character unlike in the way that Tauriel is, he doesn't actually have anything to do with the Hobbits taking back the lonely mountain Erebor.

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