Yazneg is a fierce and traitorous Orc captain and Warg rider. In the movie, he is the right hand and second-in-command of Azog the Defiler, leading his hunter orcs after Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves.

He is the secondary antagonist in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

He was portrayed by John Rawls.


Yazneg is first seen spying on Thorin and the other dwarves, after they make camp in a rocky outcrop in the Lone-lands. Yazneg then orders his lieutenant, Fimbul to report the dwarves location back to their master, Azog.

Later he is seen leading an all out assault on the Dwarf party in an attempt to kill their leader, Thorin, however the orcs are distracted by the wizard, Radagast the Brown, used his rabbit pulled sled to outrun the Orcs and their Wargs. This distraction does not last as Yazneg is able to detect the Dwarves and focuses his attack on them in a last ditch effort to claim the head of their leader, Thorin Oakenshield, for his master. Just as Yazneg and his Orcs strike the Dwarves in their hiding spot, Elrond and his Elvish bodyguards arrive and kill many of the attacking Orcs and Wargs causing Yazneg and his subordinate, Fimbul, to flee for their lives.

After being ambushed by the Elves and failing to kill Thorin, Yazneg and Fimbul travel back to Weathertop, where the Orc hunters have made their camp. After explaining the situation to Azog, the Pale Orc coldly rebukes that if Yazneg had failed then he should have died in the process - Azog then chastised the Orc captain by picking him up and throwing him to a Warg nest where the Wargs devoured him violently.


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Dark Armies
Leaders: Morgoth | Sauron | Saruman
Nazgûl: Witch-King of Angmar | Khamûl | Helm Hammerhand | Suladan | Nazgûl Sisters
Balrogs: Durin's Bane | Gothmog | Tar-Goroth
Dragons: Smaug | Ancalagon | Scatha | Drogoth the Dragon Lord | Glaurung
Great Spiders: Shelob | Ungoliant
Werewolves: Carcharoth
Goblins/Orcs: Gorkil the Goblin King | Great Goblin | Azog | Bolg | Yazneg | Grishnákh | Gothmog | Gorbag | Zog the Eternal
Uruk-hai: Ugluk | Lurtz | Shagrat
Black Númenóreans: Mouth of Sauron | Agandaur | Black Hand of Sauron | Hammer of Sauron | Tower of Sauron
Olog-Hai: Brûz the Chopper
Men of Darkness: Ar-Pharazôn | Gríma Wormtongue | Bill Ferny | Lheu Brenin | Easterlings | Corsairs of Umbar | Dunlendings | Haradrim
Various Creatures: Barrow Wights | Trolls | Wargs | Fellbeasts | Gûlavhar | Watcher in the Water

Corrupted Elves
Fëanor | Celegorm | Caranthir | Curufin | Maeglin | Celebrimbor

Corrupted Hobbits
Gollum | Lotho Sackville-Baggins | Ted Sandyman

Alfrid Lickspittle | Master of Laketown | Old Man Willow

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