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Portrayal in adaptations
The Hobbit film trilogyThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the bats swarmed in Gundabad, and rallied alongside the orc army led by Bolg. In the battle, they aided the orcs in fighting the dwarves, elves, and men. One was later shot down by Legolas, who managed to hitch a ride on it, and the rest were chased off or killed by the Great Eagles.
- According to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: The Art of War book, the Gundabad war bats are larger, hairless, and their eyes are fused shut.
- They are somewhat similar in appearances with the giant bat-like rodents, Terapusmordax, from Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005).
- They are called "Mirkwood Bats" by Weta Workshop.
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