We shall be sealed together in death.
~ The Black Hand's famous quote.

The Black Hand of Sauron is one of the main antagonists, along with Sauron himself, of the 2014 videogame, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. He is one of the Black Númenóreans, and also a Black Captain that acts as an extension of Sauron's will.

He was voiced by Nolan North, who would voice Zog the Eternal in Shadow of War, and also voiced Dr. Edward Richtofen, Martin Walker, Cyrille Le Paradox, The Penguin, David, Magni, and many others.


The Black Hand of Sauron is by far the most powerful and dreaded of all the enemies encountered in the game and is a direct nemesis of the protagonist, being responsible for the murder of his entire family (alongside countless other innocents).

The Black Hand of Sauron is served by an elite group of Uruk orcs known as the Talons of the Black Hand, as well as another aspect of Sauron known as The Tower. There is also a lesser aspect of Sauron known as The Hammer that acts as one of his underlings.

In addition he has a limitless army of orcs under the command of innumerable war-chiefs and encourages them to battle not only enemies but themselves in bloody power struggles that continually shift the way Sauron's armies are structured.


Come back to me, elf-lord!
~ The Black Hand during the ritual.
You cannot escape us.
~ The Black Hand.



  • The Black Hand is a character that was made specifically for the game, and does not appear in any of J.R.R. Tolkien's stories.
  • Nolan North would work with Troy Baker and Alistair Duncan again in God of War (2018).


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Dark Armies




Great Spiders




Black Númenóreans

Black Hand of Sauron


Men of Darkness

Various Creatures

Corrupted Elves

Corrupted Hobbits


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