No, there are no female orcs in The Lord of The Rings.
Since Tolkien was writing from a male perspective, it makes sense that his characters should be all male. This is the way medieval society operated – anyone who was not considered upper-class would not have had events late at night or tended to their appearance or personal hygiene as much as what was deemed necessary for an upper-class person. Nevertheless, because Tolkien’s characters still experience intense emotional reactions such as love and jealousy, some scholars have concluded that Tolkien wanted us to believe that even though they stayed away from women in daily life they were nonetheless still aware of them on some level.
No. There are no explicit female Orcs in The Lord of the Rings. However, in the The Thain’s Book , Gandalf explains to Peregrin “Pippin” Took that orcs have bred true and will continue to do so: “And they were filled with entss’ loathing, entss under Melkor their master and he brought them forth from Valinor.”
In general it is presumable that if these Vrucû Mâmûzgírîmi or Balrog-Orcs sprang from ents who fell under him then many more likely female Tolkien beings would exist than yet identified by us as it is a common trait among other species.
The Lord of the Rings author denies that female orcs exist at all.
The only mention of an orc female in The Lord of the Rings is the orc princess Lúthien, who supposedly died halfway though Tolkien’s unfinished sequel to LoTR. The idea that she was somehow turned into an Orc by Sauron has been a popular fan theory for years now, but there is no real evidence to support this claim. I understand you wouldn’t want to read about orcs as romantic partners since they’re typically portrayed as grotesque and monstrous villains; but I just wanted some clarification on whether or not they could partake in sexual reproduction with orcs found in Middle Earth. Personally, I think it’d be cool if there were some lady orcs
I think there are female orcs, but they have not been given much attention because of the male-focused narrative. But if we strive to give voice to everyone, then we should imagine that they exist. The reason for this is because there seem to be female orc leaders such as Lotho’s grandmother and Sharkey who lead some forces. This means society appears matriarchial though seems less so at the top of the rung in comparison with hobbits, elves, or dwarves. They appear rather like women in an Afghan tribal society—those on top are powerful and those below need them as intermediaries to survive. And when all it takes is leadership from a grandmother figure, then women don’t seem absent or disenfranchised
“It is true that Tolkien said that there are no female orcs (males outnumber females 3 to 1), but this has never been discussed or analyzed within the novel itself.”
… “some readers have suggested this is evident in powerful, violent female goblins such as Elvish Queen, leader of the goblin hordes, and her army; Goblin-King’s mother; Shelob, guardian spider of Cirith Ungol.”
…”nor do they take part in the games and dances that occupy much time during peacetime among elves or hobbits.”
… “Some other writers working with Tolkien’s world do include female orcs – chiefly Zetta Elliott (The Bitten Leaf)
The Lord of the Rings does not contain any female Orcs, but in his earlier work, “The Book of Lost Tales” he does mention an Orc-Queen. She was known as Azog and she led a vast horde across Beleriand to the Tower of Isildur where Dior Eluchiliath (Dior son of Elu Thingol King) and his warriors defended themselves so well that Azog retreated back into the mountains with her troops.
A few years later she returned to the ruins under Mount Dolmed with her large following to finish off what remained, but then Sauron appeared on some high slopes nearby.
No. There is mention of an orc-woman, but she was created by the evil god Morgoth. She is often called “The Great Goblin’s Daughter.” Years later, she gave birth to many children that were also female orcs – Saruman noted in a letter he wrote to Sauron that his Uruk-hai herd had been so successful largely because orcs could breed with great speed and efficiency without the need for any males as long as they were left with other females.
She was originally given to Thingol by Morgoth as payment or may have been captured from Morgoth’s forces when they attacked Doriath during the First Age (although this latter explanation may only be found on semi-canonical sources).
It’s unclear if “female orcs” exist in Middle Earth.
If the Lord of the Rings were written today, it’s guaranteed that there would be females of all races, and Tolkien’s writings would have progressed with them. But because it was written about sixty years ago, there is little indication in the text to say they are a part of Sauron’s forces. The only logic one can use to argue against their existence is that non-humanoid species didn’t make an appearance during the War of the Ring – but Men did. For this reason I think we cannot answer “yes” or “no.” However, no evidence for any female orcs being mentioned as existent has actually been discovered.
There are no female orcs in the Lord of the Rings.
There are no female orcs in Tolkein’s vast mythology, and their absence is not a sign of misogyny. In fact, there are over 100 different species described in Tolkien’s work, and to create a character for every single one would be entirely impractical. It is more likely that it was simply an oversight on Tolkien’s part to include females at all with such limited time allotted for world-building. However, it would be interesting to see how conceptions of these characters might change if they were also biologically female instead of only male as they have been depicted thus far down through history–perhaps adding sexual traits will make them seem less brutish or even slightly comical?
The answer to this one would have to be no. Sorry! The LOTR series wasn’t one about the orc race, but about humans. Given that they were such a small part of the action, it’s doubtful that we’ll see any female orcs at all.
An example of an appropriate response: No female orcs are mentioned in any Lord of the Rings books or movies whatsoever and given how rare they are it is unlikely that any were around during Sauron’s reign when the story takes place. There could also just not have been enough room in specific scenes for them to make appearances because those are limited by budget constraints as well on screen time/length requirements for different aspects like dialogues and background effects between characters.