A creature that is the offspring of an orc and another race, usually a human, goblin, or hobgoblin. Since orcs are so ugly, one would think that a half-orc would be an improvement. This, however, is not the case; we live in a "different is bad" society, and half-orcs, still not as intrinsically attractive as the average person, are rendered in our minds to be absolutely hideous. For a real-world analogy, just think about the looks of the hypothetical offspring produced by the union of an average man (like, say, Linus Torvalds) and an orc-like woman, like Roseanne. How would society treat this hybrid creature? Would you date it?