Who is Adar, the villain of the Rings of Power?

We continue to explore the mysteries of Tokien's universe that inspires the Prime Video series. Today we focus on the mysterious figure of Adar.

As the weeks go by, fans of Tolkien's work see the amount of information we receive through each episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Prime Video's new hit series. And one of the topics of the moment centers on the figure of Adar, an evil character who is mentioned in the third episode. We are sure that it won't take long for him to appear and he probably has a very unfriendly face, but who is he and what is his origin?

Adar, leader of the orcs

The third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the orcs seem to revere an unknown -for now- named Adar. It is not surprising that they do so, since he is nothing more and nothing less than their leader, something like the patriarch of the Southlands. As a curiosity, in Sindarin, the most common language among the elves, the meaning of Adar is 'Father".

As you may know, the origin of the orcs is uncertain and becomes a topic of debate regularly, as there are many theories and legends spread within Tolkien's universe. Among them all, the most widespread in The Silmarillion is that they were created as a result of the corruption of Melkor / Morgoth, mixing human and elven genes. We will soon find out what the relationship is with this enigmatic villain.

Adar, played by actor Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), desperately seeks a mysterious talisman that will surely play a key role in the future of the story. We will have to wait a bit to put a face to it. In just a few days episode 4 will be available, and in this link you have the release date of all the others.