How do Orcs Breed?

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  1. Nenya Evenstar

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    Here is my logic: Tolkien seems very clear everywhere that Orcs are simply twisted Elves or Men. Taking this into consideration, I would say that yes, Orcs reproduce exactly like Elves and Men do. Considering the fact that we do not know whether orcs were twisted Elves, Men, or both, we cannot decide whether or not they were immortal. I am not aware of anywhere where it is mentioned that Orcs produce faster than the other races, so I would say that they produce exactly like the other races. Perhaps I have missed something.

    I know, my overview is rather disappointing. :D
     
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    I don't know if they multiply or if they spawn. See the LOTR FOTR scene "The Caverns of Isengard". It shows the Orcs (or the Uruk-Hai at least) getting spawned out of what looks like mud. IDK it's kinda confusing.
     

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    Yes I did read in Silmarillion (can't remember the page number) that orcs were elves once captured and mutinated into orcs. And they multiplied rapidly.

    Orcs are not immortal and have shorter life span. There's is a thread already that talks about orc mortality.

    I guess when they breed they breed like dogs and multiple pups :confused:
     

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    Since it's said that Orcs reproduce in the same manner as the Elves, I use that as my base of assumption. I also notice that female Orcs aren't really mentioned. Knowing the Dark Lord's devaluation of life and his desire for armies and subjects... I have to assume that the outlook for female Orcs is pretty bleak. It makes sense that in the eyes of Morgoth and Sauron, they're little more than factories to build armies. It feels pretty likely that their sole function is to get pregnant and produce baby Orcs. Realistically considering the origins of half-breed Orcs and the Uruks produces awful, disturbing imagery as well.
     
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    Since the origin of orcs are the drow, I would believe that they multiply like we do. But in the movie for LOTR, the Uruk-hai were born by Saruman using genetic magic to summon them from the ground in the heat of their natural habitat. Normal orcs however, do multiply like us.

    Orcs I assume too would live forever since they only die from they sht fighting skills and them killing each other, but not once do we see anywhere an orc die of old age.

    It is possible that the elves were actually drow, who had pledged allegiance to Sauron and willingfully got themselves mutilated in cause for the great one. There is no evidence to show this, but it is just an idea I came up with.
     
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