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PostPosted: March 19th, 2017, 2:17 pm 
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Johnny's Fan wrote:
Actually peeps... he isn't an Orc... he's an Uruk-Hai Berserker... they wear no armour as they are not bred to survive but to literally scare the heck out of their enemies, and to basically kill as many as they can before they themselves are killed. Which is why they wear no armour and also why a Berserker was chosen for the "suicide mission". They're also a lot taller than normal Uruk's, hence they can wield larger weapons.

Uruk-hai Berserker is right on the mark, it's described in the Extended Edition of TTT. And it has a precedent in history (or at least legend): "[They] were champion Norse warriors who are primarily reported in Icelandic literature to have fought in a trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. These champions would often go into battle without mail-coats." There must have been a similar tradition among the Celts, as the concept is shown in the ancient Irish hero Cú Chulainn of the so-called Ulster Cycle.
And Old Norse "ber-serkr" means "bear-shirt", so that immediately conjures up Beorn from The Hobbit for me.

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