Looks Like Somebody Has A Hankering For Talion Meat

Ah, Shadow of Mordor orcs. So silly. And also so, so creepy when they want to be. Reddit user ootinii captured this particularly… vivid taunt from a nemesis I have yet to come across in my own orc-slaying adventures.

I’d put it right up there with insane giggling as one of the most unsettling ways an enemy can taunt you in this new game:

Also I have to wonder: what happened after this video was captured? If the player defeated the chomptacular orc, did he come back again — as so many of Mordor’s orcs do? And if he did come back, what was the follow up conversation like? “Er, sorry Talion, I think we got off on the wrong foot there… next time I’ll try to communicate my complex and mixed feelings about our relationship with more tact and grace than just gnashing my teeth together to mimic what I plan to do with your corpse.”


  • HA HA HA. these types of foes crack me up. it took me over 40 hours before i came across my first giggler. i havnt had mister bitey either. i did have another one once that sort of snort/blew air out the nose laughed a couple of times, but not as creepy as the giggler above.

  • One Uruk was stalking me and he was a giggler I’d be minding my own business picking plants and he turn up kill more Uruks he turn up finnally decapitated him and havent seen the creepy twatt for a while

  • They should make the gigglers superbosses à la Final Fantasy. Imagine running into one of them, completely unknown to you, and right from the outset his unsettling giggle sends shivers down your spine. And then he absolutely destroys you – no weaknesses, can’t be grabbed or vaulted, even orcs you brand won’t turn against him. You inevitably die and respawn, vowing never to attack him head on again. But he’s one of those captains that ambush you, and the only precusor to his appearance is that eerie giggle – one that makes you blood curdle in the knowing that all that faces you is inescapable death.

  • One guy did both of these to me a few times while continuing to kick my arse. Worst part was he looked like a giant baby.

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