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Revision as of 16:42, 14 May 2020

Sharku is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
This article is about the Orc from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. For the Orkish word, see sharkû.
The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Sharku.jpg
"Sharku" from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Biographical Information
AffiliationSaruman, Sauron
Death Rohan
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Sharku

Sharku was an Orc invented for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. He was played by Jed Brophy.


Sharku was one of the Warg-riders who ambushed the column of Rohan women and children retreating from Edoras to the safety of Helm's Deep. Théoden and his guard, with the help of Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, fended off the attack. However, during the battle Aragorn got tangled in the harness of Sharku's Warg and both the beast and the ranger fell off a cliff. Sharku, mortally wounded, survived just long enough to gloat about Aragorn's (supposed) death to Legolas and Gimli.


Sharkû is a Black Speech word meaning "Old Man".[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 763