I was always wondering how Morgoth transform elves to totally a different race; orcs. What exactly he did to create those barbaric and tough characters out of some noble and kind (at least most of them) characters.
I can't recall any quotes from the book but I am certain I read in a lot of places that orcs are black and ugly. It is indeed strange how elves that were so beautiful became black (no rasism here) and ugly and indeed much stronger than elves themselves. Did Morgoth put some magic on them? Did he use music to make them that way? This is possible since the world was created with music. Anyone recalls any quotes about this?Do we actually know what Orcs look like? (apart from the movie!)
That's just a general description of course."The Orcs are definitely stated to be corruptions of the 'human' form seen in Elves and Men. They are (or were) squat, broad, flat-nosed, sallow-skinned, with wide mouths and slant eyes: ..." JRRT
Balrogs weren't breeded, they were Maiar corrupted by Melkor.Originally posted by Meliaiel
but i guess here magic was used indeed,as well as in breeding dragons and balrogs,at least i think so.
According to The Silmarillion Chapter 7, when Melkor tries to con Fëanor out of the Silmarils, Fëanor is no where near broken or in despair. "And he shut the doors of his house in the face of the mightiest of all the dwellers in Eä.Originally posted by Meliaiel
also somewhere in 'The Silmarillion' was told that if anyone-no matter elf or edain-looked into Melkor's eyes his mind would be broken and poisoned by dispair and madness.