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"There's knife-work here needs doing! Come on, you sea rats, get off your ships!"
Guritz to the Corsairs

Guritz[1] was an Orc captain in Peter Jackson's The Return of the King film who served Gothmog at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

He does not appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's books.

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy Edit

Guritz had a large scar across his face that split his nose in two. He wore a helmet with a skull impaled on a spike, earning him the nickname Skully from the movie production crew, and the only weapon he was seen wielding was a two-handed scythe. He fled the charging Rohirrim and went with Murgash and a band of Orcs to the docks to mock the late-arriving Corsairs aboard their ships. But the Corsairs were not on board; instead, Guritz and his company were met by Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, and the first wave of the Army of the Dead. When the Army of the Dead charged, Guritz tried to escape but fell backwards and was trampled by the charging army.

Video games Edit

Board games Edit

  • As of 2-18, Guritz is a playable hero in the Middle-earth Strategy Battle, Game and was released together with Murgash.

Gallery Edit

Guritz in ROTK
Guritz on the field of the Pelennor Fields.
Crew of Guritz
Crew of Guritz awaiting the approach of the Corsairs.
Guritz' helm
Guritz' helmet became adapted as an available helm for custom Orc heroes in BFME 2

References Edit

  1. Name verified
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