Sexy Shelob

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Did you guys know that Shadow of War is getting hit by SJWs for sexing up Shelob? Even Jimsterling made a vid criticizing it. Before anyone thinks I am trying to defend the game, I made this thread to point out how ironic and karmic that this game got shit on by the same crowd it tried to appeal by shoehorning a nigger in it. This is the equivalent to Deadname Abrahms from Mass Effect Andromeda.

Mason Butler
Mason Butler

that
sexy

Wyatt Anderson
Wyatt Anderson

literally modeled after that fucking stoya pornstar that cried rape for 15 minutes of fame

Camden Perry
Camden Perry

le fake controversy xddddd
id sex a spider over a human girl

Justin Bell
Justin Bell

Tolkien is probably spinning in his grave hard enough to open a portal to Middle Earth by now.

Luke Campbell
Luke Campbell

Sadly enough compared to what other western devs are doing that woman is a fucking bombshell.

Angel Moore
Angel Moore

Holy shit how DARE they try to make a character look attractive. They should all look retarded like Mass Effect Andromedubs check em
but seriously what is the line between objectifying and empowering anyway? I don't even think feminists know.

Chase Thomas
Chase Thomas

We need to support this to mine more liberal salt

Adrian Watson
Adrian Watson

Post porn, OP

Grayson Walker
Grayson Walker

making a giant spider into a regular-looking human woman
not even considering intermediary stages e.g. making her a drider
Shitty choice for a shitty game. Post spiders and check'em

William Anderson
William Anderson

Game that does what it wants with the lore doing what it wants with the characters too
Shocking. The video she is in still shows her in spider form regardless, so she's a shapeshifter at minimum; merely having her in it and the hobbits not even included immediately discards her original fate anyways, Sam and Frodo were the ones who put her to death.

Camden Hall
Camden Hall

no, check these

Luis Wood
Luis Wood

I actually agree with the SJW scum that its a retarded move but for completely different reasons.
Actual lore related ones

Sebastian Cox
Sebastian Cox

You got that right.

Ryder Brooks
Ryder Brooks

turning a giant spider into a human

Robert Carter
Robert Carter

I actually agree with the SJW scum
Leave
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Jacob Ross
Jacob Ross


She's still a spider though.

Gabriel Scott
Gabriel Scott

Blurry.

Grayson Jenkins
Grayson Jenkins

At one point the person making it just had to swear fealty to feminism. That no longer seems to be the case though.

Eli Sanchez
Eli Sanchez

he thinks turning a giant spider into a human woman is a good idea
This is why nu/pol/ is complete trash.

David Morales
David Morales

Post spiders

Caleb Johnson
Caleb Johnson

Post spiders
Ok

Nathaniel Wilson
Nathaniel Wilson

See, that is a face that inspires terror in a man's heart. Inhuman but human enough, that smug smirk, tig ol spider bitties, and a slight blush.

Benjamin Martinez
Benjamin Martinez

For every time we had to hear about no blacks in Gondor bitching this is where they draw the line

Adam White
Adam White

They fucked up the face but still spider pussy is spider pussy.

Levi Roberts
Levi Roberts

Epigynes are designed in specific ways to prevent mating across different species of spiders. Wouldn't that mean that if she has one humans would not be able to mate with her?

Benjamin Reed
Benjamin Reed

implying some proprietary spider pussy can stop this dick

Gabriel Young
Gabriel Young

I don't think you comprehend just how hard Hah a man will try to stick it in something he wants to.

Liam Adams
Liam Adams

obese clickbait cuck man made a video about it
good to know its a non-issue then

Angel Brown
Angel Brown

obese clickbait cuck man made a video about it
good to know its a non-issue then

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson

Are they trying to do a Quelaag thing here?

Ayden Brooks
Ayden Brooks

Post YFW Tolkien would've killed himself over Orkz of War if he wasn't already dead

Nolan Smith
Nolan Smith

Is there any reason of why they are doing this? Like was she a Woman once or something like that, can a lorefag please explain this?

Thomas Reed
Thomas Reed

<Give women more important roles in video games!
devs do it
<ZOMG not like that shitlords! RAAAAAPEEEE!!!

Nicholas Carter
Nicholas Carter

giant spider
offspring of the personification (spider-ification) of the Void
turned into a generic woman - not even either sexy or monstrous, just a generic video game woman
I know the game doesn't care about lore, but come on.
No wonder Christopher Tolkien is so bitter. He was disgusted that the LotR movies were "eviscerated" to be made into "an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25", and after The Hobbit he stopped speaking to Peter Jackson altogether. I hope he doesn't even know this game exists.

Tyler Ross
Tyler Ross

They can and don't care about the source material. Hell it was written by an old dead racist white man, and it's the current year goy.
Honestly surprised she's not a magical negress.

Zachary Price
Zachary Price

Why do people like Sterling? Even before I hated him because I found out he was a bandwagoning coward, I watched his videos and he just presented an argument in the exact same way with everyone else. His entire shtick is just him bragging about how smart he is which when you look at the way he talks to people makes it obvious that it isn't much of an act for him.

Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel Bennett

Muffet's concept design notes her as a toddler spidergirl
No lewd art reflects this
This shouldn't be allowed.

Christian Jones
Christian Jones

I'm just reporting what I heard from people who claimed to be lorefags but apparently her mother was a shapeshifter so the devs assumed Shelob would also have this power and just chose to live as a spider.

Dominic Walker
Dominic Walker

I think the whole ordeal would not be a problem, if the game did not had anything that connected it directly to Lord of the Rings. But, why would they not do that, if the Tolkien family allowed this to happen? They got quite a bit of money for this too, probably.

Are you sure? OK…

Samuel Ward
Samuel Ward

There's creative license and then there's just lore rape.

What's next? A mordor orc saying 'fuck you'?

Christian Barnes
Christian Barnes

Even Jimsterling made a vid criticizing it.
Is this supposed to be surprising? He is a well known cuckold koolaid chugger

Jaxson Price
Jaxson Price

The movies were leaps and bounds better than the books in almost all cases, fight me faggot

Juan Bell
Juan Bell

The hobbit was utter trash though

Adam Sanders
Adam Sanders

The movies were leaps and bounds better than the books in almost all cases, fight me faggot
Nigger, I've reread the books twice and watched the movies once. Books are always better than the film adaptations, the movies just can't capture the essence of the story like the book does.
Saging since this is off topic.

Christian Richardson
Christian Richardson

Fuck you.
t. Mordor Orc

Logan Roberts
Logan Roberts

pfft, baby tier, now this is how you spoder waifu

Aaron Garcia
Aaron Garcia

lore that Tolkien carefully crafted through decades being fucked with a rusty chainsaw for some quick shekels
the main problem is a character showing cleavage

Nolan Sullivan
Nolan Sullivan

but seriously what is the line between objectifying and empowering anyway? I don't even think feminists know

That's exactly why this is so delicious; shitty devs decided to shit all over Tolkien lore by 'empowering' women, but now they're enraged the SJW community for making her an attractive white woman. I love seeing shit like this unfold.

Joseph Flores
Joseph Flores

If this flops which probably will, I mean microtransactions for a single player game? they'll probably make a Shadow of Westeros next.

Lincoln Johnson
Lincoln Johnson

Christopher Tolkien
He was disgusted that the LotR movies were "eviscerated" to be made into "an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25"
He sounds like a huge faggot, i prefer the books but i can't deny how good the original LotR movie trilogy was.

after The Hobbit he stopped speaking to Peter Jackson altogether
The hobbit trilogy was a mistake, i simply couldn't deal with all that shoehoerned CGI and meme fights, it was The Phantom Menace all over again.

Josiah Johnson
Josiah Johnson

absolutely terrified of spiders IRL
Rachnee is favorite MonMusu girl

Cooper Thomas
Cooper Thomas

Like was she a Woman once or something like that
No.
Many thousands of years before LotR, Morgoth (Sauron's master) made an alliance with Ungoliant, the Gloomweaver. She is a "primeval spirit of night" according to some early writings, though her exact nature is somewhat unclear. In any case, she took the form of a giant spider, and her hunger was eternal and insatiable. Together they launched an attack on Valinor (the place in the West all the elves were going), after which Morgoth promptly betrayed her. The repercussions of that attack led to the creation of the sun and moon, and sparked the War of the Jewels which defined the next several thousand years, including the sinking of several countries including under the ocean.
At some point after fleeing Morgoth and his army of Balrogs, Ungoliant disappeared somewhere, and probably devoured herself once her hunger overcame her. But before that, she gave birth to a race of Giant Spiders, including Shelob. Note that the pass Shelob lived in was named Cirith Ungol.

Go away Peter.

They do more than not "capture the essence", they completely fucking reverse one of the points of LotR. The ending was completely changed. By omitting the Scouring of the Shire they completely removed the fact that there is no simple "There and Back Again". Frodo et al may have saved the world, but things could never go back to the way they were; the Shire had lost its innocence. In the movie they come back, and everything is right back to normal as though it all never happened.
And then there's the fact that the movies had Frodo push Gollum into Mount Doom, instead of the deus ex machina of the book. It's obvious PJ thought having him trip on a rock and fall would be too anticlimactic, and was willing to sacrifice the significance of that in favour of something more satisfying to the average cinema-goer. The fact that in the end, nobody, not even Frodo could overcome the temptation of the ring and destroy it, and that the best any mortal could do is bring it there for Iluvatar to give the final push, is ignored.

Justin Wood
Justin Wood

Would you?

Jose Johnson
Jose Johnson

Spawn of Ungoliant
Ungoliant aka the physical manifestation of the antithesis of all creation that is the Void unleashed upon Arda
Same Ungoliant that became BFFs with Melkor over their common hate over everything that exists
Giant Spiders in Tolkien's mythology are basically eldritch monstrosities that don't belong on the mortal plane but are there anyways since not even the fucking Valar know where Ungoliant and her spawn came from. Shelob turning into a sexy female is the least of what's wrong here.

Mason Miller
Mason Miller

Turning the giant spider from LotR into a woman is pretty stupid whether you're an SJW or not. Was it ever insinuated that spider was anything other than just a big ass spider?

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

That artist
Top tier taste my nigger

Gabriel Fisher
Gabriel Fisher

Shelob is the daughter of Ungoliant, a primordial manifestation of darkness and The Void that just popped up on Arda one day and took the form of a huge ass spider that was really fucking hungry for anything light related. Teamed up with Melkor(aka Satan for all intents and purposes) to fuck shit up but was too much for even Melkor to handle.

Hunter Garcia
Hunter Garcia

I'm still laughing!

Lucas Thompson
Lucas Thompson

In a way yes, but there's still nothing there that could be used to argue for Shelob turning into a woman because the entire point of Ungoliant and her spawn, including Shelob, is that they're the embodiment of the nothingness that was before everything was created.
This is why they're spiders, because the same primal fear that feeds into arachnophobia is the same base fear of nonexistence.

Joshua Fisher
Joshua Fisher

You. I like you no homo.

Mason Evans
Mason Evans

okay with shitting up lore that it literally becomes Z-grade fanfiction.
make one woman not ugly and SJW's go into a fit.

Not surprised.

Jim Sterling.

I thought everyone shat on him and left after he gave Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice a 1 because of a game breaking bug. I know he changed his mind and gave it a 7 and even had metacritic change his original score, but that should have at least been the breaking point for normalfags that he's hardly professional at all.

Julian Perez
Julian Perez

Looks like a tranny freak

Hunter Davis
Hunter Davis

Scouring of the Shire
Can you explain? I read the Hobbit before I saw the movies, but either I'm going senile or it doesn't mention it in the book.

Nathaniel Cox
Nathaniel Cox

Read the Trilogy.

Bentley Mitchell
Bentley Mitchell

In the Lord of the Rings books, Saruman doesn't get stabbed at Isengard like he does in the movies. Instead, he flees with remnants of his forces to the Shire, so Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin return to find their home industrialized and ruled by a puppet dictatorship. They then have to lead the Hobbits in a revolt against him. It was the last battle of the War of the Ring, and 19 hobbits died.
The movies replaced this with sunshine and flowers.

You really, really should read the books. At the very least read LotR, and if you can handle them (they're not for everyone) read The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin.

Tyler Flores
Tyler Flores

This should explain it, user.

Samuel Cruz
Samuel Cruz

I'm the kind of person who thinks Rachnee doesn't go far enough.
If I wanted a giant spider waifu, it would need to be a proper giant spider.

Jayden Peterson
Jayden Peterson

You do remember this game is set before LotR, right?

Ethan Fisher
Ethan Fisher

I guess dubs do lie sometimes.

Eli Bell
Eli Bell

At least Tolkien's Silmarillion hasn't been touched by movies or games.

Owen Torres
Owen Torres

Ah, my mistake, I thought you were referring to the ending of the Hobbit rather than LotR trilogy, that's all.

Grayson Nelson
Grayson Nelson

I bet they changed Shelob because they were too lazy to animate a giant spider model. They sure didn't do it for a good reason.

Angel Jones
Angel Jones

Ungoliant (Shelob's mother) was an evil spirit/eldritch abomination who, if I'm not mistaken, was explicitly stated in the legendarium to have "taken the form" of a giant spider when came down to Arda, implying that she had shapeshifting powers and appeared as she did by choice.
It stands to reason that Shelob would have at least some of her powers, and using a human form to meet and deal with mortals could explain how she teamed-up with/blackmailed Gollum into betraying Frodo and Sam (then again, talking animals were present in The Hobbit so the could and probably should have just had her talking to Talion in her natural form.)

Ethan Diaz
Ethan Diaz

I thought Gollum lead the hobbits into Cirith Ungol so they would get nommed and he could keep the ring to himself.

Grayson Campbell
Grayson Campbell

I can kind of understand why they skipped the scouring of the shire in the movies
in the book, it's a cautionary ending about how defeating the big evil doesn't remove the world's smaller evils
in the movies it would have been an anticlimax. Aspects of it did make it into Galadriel's mirror vision in the extended version though.

Samuel Morris
Samuel Morris

Of you want to get technical, them dragging Celebrimbor and his personal history with Sauron into this slop of a "tie-in" game is them starting to dip their toes into the last pure pool of fantasy literature, they're just being oddly cautious and starting in by fucking with one lore figure with a direct tie to the "current events" of the original trilogy at a time.
Just wait another few years and they'll probably do a full-on Assassin's Creed knockoff where one of the Gondorians uses a magic artifact to travel back in time to Numenor to see firsthand it's corruption and destruction by Sauron, replete with all manner of sensationalization and canon defilement of Numenoran culture.

Josiah Sullivan
Josiah Sullivan

Best spider coming through.

Matthew Jackson
Matthew Jackson

You have to go back.

Ethan Bennett
Ethan Bennett

I remember it being mention that at some point when Gollum was running around trying to hunt Bilbo, he blundered into Shelob's Web and only escaped with his life by promising to lure bigger prey to her cave. That and before he actually brought the hobbits to her he went ahead while they were sleeping to speak with her and agreed to feed them to her if she let him leave with the ring. It's been a couple years though and I might just be having delusions though.
But that does bring up another point; Shelob is never shown or stated to have any of her mother's intelligence or magical abilities, which where already pretty limited outside of her ability to increase in size from feeding on light.
Her being able to transform is just a tiny aspect of them turning her from a rougher animal in Sauron's turf into some scheming sorceress figure with greater ambitions than sheer hunger that's trying to usurp Mordor and can fight against Sauron and the Nazgul directly. I'm surprised more lorekeepers aren't complaining about that more.

Nicholas Ortiz
Nicholas Ortiz

first game shits on the lore
"lol who cares nerds"
second game has microtransactions and lootboxes in a full priced game
"just don't use them"
a spider gets turned into a woman
"I suddenly care about the lore now"
SJKikes are just a distraction from the cancer that is this game.

Luke Williams
Luke Williams

primordial manifestation of darkness and The Void
really fucking hungry for anything light related
So a woman?

Levi Morris
Levi Morris

That's pretty much been the basis of all my complaints about the move.
Shelob isn't a scheming backstabber, she's just a manifestation of primordial destructive force.

Jose Robinson
Jose Robinson

I love lorefags like you who know your shit

Jeremiah Young
Jeremiah Young

spider tot

Ayden Bennett
Ayden Bennett

posting best spider

Elijah Allen
Elijah Allen

2nd pic
ass-crack over spider carapace
Now i cant stop thinking that she defecates from there and either her feces run down her spider-back or she shits upside down hanging from the web on ceiling or something to avoid that… shit.
also that anime was fucking shitty
though mostly because your typical overly generic protag who just has a harem because anime-magic

Evan Green
Evan Green

Would you smash a spider, or let a spider smash you?

Austin Davis
Austin Davis

Yes.

Liam Powell
Liam Powell

The world needs more spider tot.

Cute spiders are for tender loving.

Zachary Sullivan
Zachary Sullivan

What type of spider?
Anime girl or real spider? Because spider sex is fucking violent even in species that don't engage in post-coitus cannibalism.

Julian Fisher
Julian Fisher

And the funny thing is, I would have had much of an issue with the move if they hadn't taken it so far.
Shelob is still half-cosmic being, I can accept her having some measure of sapience, cunning, and magic capacity, despite her animalistic natures. You could do some cool and creepy things with such a being as a proper character in the right setting.
But even with Ungoliant, her powers were not an active ability so much as an innate power to negate and undo Light Magic, and the intrigue and power-politics between her and Morgoth never got more complicated than "Valar feed me shit" and "Morgoth you piece of shit I see you hiding those gems you promised me behind your back".
Turning Shelob into a full-on rival of Sauron in a turf-war when he thought of her as a "stray cat" in the books is just taking too much liberty for me, unless we're gonna turn Sauron back into Tevildo.

Asher Reyes
Asher Reyes

Even the books don't make it clear as to whether or not she dies. Intentionally.

Ryder Young
Ryder Young

Jesus, I can see it, its fucking everywhere

Ayden Butler
Ayden Butler

What about a whorespider?

Evan Watson
Evan Watson

The lewd short comics stories are way better, read those instead.

Jordan Miller
Jordan Miller

Sauron himself was a scheming backstabber, and the orcs knew of her and to avoid her area if possible. I find it very unlikely that someone like that would allow another like himself around. Even ignoring everything else, that is just fucking retarded. It wasn't even like he was all that weak by the time the Hobbit happens, he was still a capable enough of a sorcerer to cause rumors of a necromancer to spread.

I am not a lorefag, though, so I may have shit wrong.

It also wasn't a harem thing, it was monster girls with different guys who were brothers or some shit.

Lucas Myers
Lucas Myers

I remember when I first read the Ungoliant and Melkor`s tale, It felt amazing to link Shelob to such an old and crucial part of Tolkein`s lore, this game could attempt to do just a speck of what the book did and it would be remember forever as a must play for any LOTR fan, instead they use [Current Year] for cheap publicity.

See a female ass and think about shitting

You are more autistic than I am

Dylan Young
Dylan Young

it can always be worse

Adrian Lewis
Adrian Lewis

Shelob is never shown or stated to have any of her mother's intelligence
Well her children, the spiders of Mirkwood, are intelligent enough to speak. Assuming that's not just Bilbo embellishing the story. And both Shelob and the Mirkwood spiders have the light absorbing webs albeit to a far, far weaker extent than Ungoliant did.

Aiden Jenkins
Aiden Jenkins

I'd put that in the "anime girl" category.

Adam Carter
Adam Carter

This thread is about Shelob not Gollum.
I actually like her better when she slims down. I prefer petit.

Hunter Myers
Hunter Myers

Fuck off, furfag.

Kayden Richardson
Kayden Richardson

Even Jimsterling
even
Was there any doubt that cuck would throw a tantrum over something this?

And the first one raped the lore already, so I can't say I'm surprised in the least.

Julian Powell
Julian Powell

Jim Sterling is fat bloated fuck!

Tyler White
Tyler White

At least it's humanoid.

To hell with spider-"girls". Disgusting.

Elijah Cooper
Elijah Cooper

no fur
just looks like a human woman with a few extra eyes
Holy Autism, Batman!

Henry Kelly
Henry Kelly

baiting with such low effort

taking such low effort bait

Sebastian Parker
Sebastian Parker

i would if she was a little less spooky

Leo Allen
Leo Allen

implying I wasn't pretending to be retarded.
You forgot to check my dubs, Skeleman. :^)

Jack Lopez
Jack Lopez

After Sauron gotted wrecked in Dol Guldur he returned to Mordor and started preparing for his ultimate war on the Men of the West and the Elves. He knew that Shelop was there and he found it kinda amusing. For him it was like having a semi-rabid dog living in your front yard that eats anyone who tries to get inside. So he decided to feed her orks now and again and just leave her be otherwise, as she was powerless to really threaten him especially since she never left her cageĀ 

Kayden Sullivan
Kayden Sullivan

Turning Shelob into a full-on rival of Sauron in a turf-war when he thought of her as a "stray cat" in the books is just taking too much liberty for me, unless we're gonna turn Sauron back into Tevildo.
I guess you missed the part where the protagonist of the game and his elf butt buddy are forging another Ring of Power for whatever insane reason. I thought the whole idea behind the ring was to ensure Sauron's survival even if he were killed. So long as the ring exists the majority of his power will be kept safe. What does the PC gain from making a ring, especially when making such a potent magical artifact in Middle Earth always takes something away from the maker?

Christian Rogers
Christian Rogers

Ungoliath
spider of darkness with endless hunger
Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
Shit, so that's where that one nip copied it for the spider waifu in his shitty LN. I thought the whole concept seemed too original and good for that hack of a writer.

Julian Thomas
Julian Thomas

Since when was Shelob able to shapeshift?

Michael Young
Michael Young

since monster girls are better than boring spiders

Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson

"I put in the spiders largely because this was, you remember, primarily written for my children (at least I had them in mind), and one of my sons [Michael] in particular dislikes spiders with a great intensity. I did it to thoroughly frighten him and it did!"

Tolkien was a great dad.

Leo Sanders
Leo Sanders

Books are always better than the film adaptations

Books are like video games, in that it takes effort and investment to get the most out of the medium, and that colors your perceptions of it's quality. Books only SEEM like they have better narratives, the way that games SEEM to have way better narratives than they actually do. When you sink 80 hours into some trash RPG, you're going to come away either confusing info dumps for actual narrative depth, or just lying to yourself because you don't want to admit you've just wasted $60 and over three days of your life.

Connor Howard
Connor Howard

Even from the trailer where she features, it's obvious that it isn't shape shifting or anything of the such, Shelob is indeed still a Giant Spider.

The image of the woman is an effect of Celebrimbor's spirit infesting and animating The Ranger, along with Shelob using magic to disguise herself. I think there is also Ring Magic involved, but the main point is, it's all a sort of mental trickery.

As the game goes on, more and more that image is going to flicker and fade, until near the end game She'll appear fully as a spider, and The Ranger is still going to be okay with it. The entire narrative is going to be built around how forming Webs of Lies and Truth and scheming ultimately entraps you, and can make you someone else's prey/prize if you arn't careful, probably ending with the player fighting Shelob, only to have her do more trickery [taking the image of his dead wife] and escaping into the darkness.

If I had to guess.

Justin Morris
Justin Morris

It still ruins the shit that makes Shelob Shelob.
She's not a Tzeentch wannabe like every other fucking spider-themed woman is, she's the unholy spawn of the primal thing that exists entirely to undo the act of creation, so why the fuck is she not just eating the delicious meat standing in front of her right now, or storing it away for later?

Sebastian Ramirez
Sebastian Ramirez

I hate him because I've never seen a man be so fucking overtly sexual yet hate sex at the absolute same time. It's weird and gross