|Sharku is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.|
|"Sharku" from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|
|Position||Leader of Saruman's Wolf-riders|
|Gallery||Images of Sharku|
Sharku was the veteran chief of a group of marauding Warg-riders who ranged deep into the realms of Gondor and Rohan, sowing panic and fear among Sauron's enemies and very nearly costing the two kingdoms their kings.[source?]
By the time of the War of the Ring, he had thrown his support behind the corrupted Wizard Saruman. He was tasked by him with ambushing the column of Rohirrim 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.