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these guys have always fascinated me. any thoughts?

Are these the same species as the trolls from the Hobbit? 


Not very fascinating, just dumb, but pretty amusing.

i don't believe so. just trying to call it up from memory they had jet black skin snow white eyes and blood red tongues? sounds pretty crazy

I can not recall this description for any troll in the Tokien's World. Can you please specify the source?

Large humanoids with green skin and a foul mouth Smile Smilie

I second Ammornil and Arath

ok let's see if i can find these bad boys...

*some 15 minutes later*

GOT IT!! in The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (page 135 in my one):
"He was now destroyed; but Gothmog the lieutenant of Morgul had flung them into the fray; Easterlings with axes, and Variags of Khand, Southrons in scarlet, and out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls with white eyes and red tongues."

dunno why, they just intrigued me when i read the books when i was younger...

As I understand this- they were looking like trolls, BUT with white eyes and red tongues, given us the DIFFERENCE between these Harad-warriors and the trolls. Half-trolls could be more an image of size rather than racial integrity. Still this is not a description of a troll.

(Ammornil's personal opinion, based on presumption and not claiming to be genuine source of knowledge)

that would appear to make sense... so what, do normal trolls have black eyes and grey tongues or something??