Not all protagonists look the part, as shown in the newest trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The video introduces Ratbag, an orc and unlikely ally to Talion. He's a bit of a loser among his fellow orcs, but after being rescued by our ranger hero, Ratbag might become a great asset.
The "friendly" orc doesn't start out looking like much (he's actually a bit of a coward), but through your actions, the character could become something greater. Warchief, even, albeit one that serves Talion's interests.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be arriving by the end of next month, on September 30 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and later for PC.