Azog the Desecrator
Azog is a character from the film trilogy The Hobbit” by Peter Jackson. While Azog is only mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel that the films are based on, he has a much more important role here and his story is a bit different. In this story, a company of dwarves led by Thorin-Ecup of Oak, embark on a journey to the Lonely Mountain. Their goal is to reclaim Erebor, the kingdom under the mountain, which was stolen from them many years before by the terrible dragon Smaug. They are helped by Gandalf the wizard and the hobbit Bilbo, hired as a burglar. Azog is an orc that Thorin thought he had killed during the battle for the kingdom of Moria. Indeed, when Azog had just killed Thror, his grandfather, Thorin took up arms and cut off Azog’s arm, leaving him for dead. But many years later, when Thorin sets out on his quest to reclaim Erebor, Azog is sent by Sauron to follow and kill him. And he’s out for revenge!