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Our present-day conception of an orc or ork // or // is one of a race of mythical humanoid creatures, generally described as brutish, aggressive and repulsive, stemming from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, where orcs contrast with the benevolent Elvish race. The orcs are a race similar to the goblins. Tolkien developed his idea of the orc from the Old English term orcneas.
In popular culture (including fantasy fiction and fantasy games), orcs are variously portrayed. Facial features tend toward the grotesque (generally a mixture of the ape-like and pig-like), and their skin typically a shade of green gray black, brown, or sometimes red. They may be physically stronger or weaker than humans, but almost always starkly different. They often ride boars, wolves, and wargs, and other unusual beasts.