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Talk:Gothmog (Lieutenant of Morgul)

How come only some of the orcs under Gothmog wore the spikey armor and other wore poorly made armor? Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).

The different types of armor from the images in the article is most likely due to the different interpretations from the artists. I know Tolkien did mention some types of Orc armor, though I don't recall which types off the top of my head. I would imagine the different ranks of Orcs and different regions in which they lived would contribute to their armor type. We probably should write an article for weapons and armor on the wiki. --Hyarion 16:48, 4 September 2007 (EDT)

Couldn't he have being a Maiar in orc form and the name a crude joke of the Dark Lord. in the movie he was a little taller than the orc under his cammand.

Again just throwing out ideas here. But if the spirit of Sauron can survie is it not possible that the spirit of Gothmog lord of Balrogs survived, and that Sauron realising his power put him to his own uses as a general? --Pand. 18:34, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Pand.