The first of the Uruk-hai
Lurtz is the first of the Uruk-hai made by Saruman in The Lord of the Rings. At the beginning of the first movie, when Gandalf goes to Saruman, the leader of his order, to ask him for advice, he realizes that he has betrayed the forces of good and has put himself at the service of Sauron. Very quickly, he sets up a factory of orcs to attack the surrounding villages and begin to create his army. But wanting to recover the ring from Frodo and the community, he must create much more powerful warriors. So he creates Uruk-hai, a superior race of orc, much stronger and more intelligent, able to move by day and night. The first of these is Lurtz and he attacks the community at the end of the first film. Boromir tries to prevent him from kidnapping the hobbits but he loses his life. It is finally Aragorn who will fight against Lurtz and kill him. Sam and Frodo manage to escape but it is Merry and Pippin who are finally taken away by the Uruk-hai.