Orcs are a fantasy species and archetype from English folklore.
Orcs are generally described as large, brutish, beastly humanoids of low intelligence, usually used as war fodder or mooks by antagonists in fantasy settings. Their skin is often green or brown, and they may possess horns or tusks.
The basic orcs were the template for many fictional orcs who have their own pages:
- Orcneas (Beowulf)
- Swine-Things (The House on the Borderland)
- Orcs (J.R.R. Tolkien's Works)
- Orcs (animated adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Works)
- One-Eyes (The Thief and the Cobbler)
- Orcs (The Apprentice Librarian)