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Fenris Wolfbrother (also known as Fenris the Hunter) was chieftain of the Thunderlord clan, and leader of the few remaining wolfriders in Draenor. In the alternate timeline, he is nicknamed The Iron Wolf and served in the Iron Horde.


Early life

Before Draenor's destruction, Fenris was the oldest son of Geyah & Garad, chieftain of the Frostwolf clan. He was supposed to inherit the title of chieftain from his father, however, sometime during his youth, he deserted the clan and disappeared.[3] Fenris ended up joining the Thunderlord clan and ultimately became the clan's chieftain, earning the title "The Hunter".

Beyond the Dark Portal

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When Ner'zhul chose to reforge the Horde after Doomhammer's defeat on Azeroth, Fenris pledged his Thunderlords to the cause. Fenris accompanied Teron Gorefiend to Blackrock Mountain in Azeroth. Teron then sent Fenris and Tagar Spinebreaker to the Broken Isles. Newly aided with Deathwing, the two orc chieftains were transported to Menethil Harbor by Sabellian. Later on, Fenris accompanied Tagar Spinebreaker on a swift mission to the Tomb of Sargeras, where they slew a demon and claimed the Jeweled Scepter of Sargeras. Fenris gave the scepter to Gorefiend and fell back into line fighting for the reforged Horde.[4]

In World of Warcraft

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In Warlords of Draenor

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In the alternate timeline on Draenor, Fenris, as chieftain of the Thunderlord clan, and the clan were invited by Grommash Hellscream to join the Iron Horde. Fenris and his clan accepted Hellscream's offer, but when his father Garad and the Frostwolf clan refused, he was ordered by Grom to kill his father. After killing his father, his younger brother Durotan took the mantle as chieftain of the Frostwolf clan.

When the Thunderlord clan prepared to attack the Frostwolf orcs by using cannons supplied by the Iron Horde to devastating effect, Ga'nar lead a raid on the Thunderlords, killing his sons Hatock, Grotan, & Skal in the process. After being pursued by Lokra and Asha, he is later confronted by his two brothers in The Thunder's Hall. Here, he reveals himself, as the two of them had been unaware that the Iron Wolf was their brother. Claiming that he always knew they would reunite one day, he enters the fray along with his rylak, Chilltongue, and is killed.

Related to Garm Wolfbrother

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In the novel Beyond the Dark Portal, Fenris' given name is "Wolfbrother". Another Wolfbrother, Garm, was the last of the Thunderlord chieftains, and is thus presumed as Fenris' successor. It's possible that Fenris and Garm were father and son, or brothers.


In Warlords of Draenor

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Korhol, Zhakta, Trokar... fall in from all sides. Gargrak, hold for now.
Zhakta slain
ZHAKTA NO! will be avenged!
Korhol slain
Dammit all. Gargrak, go now... Kill the blind shaman.
Trokar slain
Bring me that <race> <class>'s head!
15 Thunderlords slain
Call in all reinforcements. I want the She-Wolf taken alive.

Moving Target

You are fierce, pup, but your attachments make you weak!
Free yourself of weakness, or be swept away by the Iron Tide!

The Iron Wolf

Ahh, the brothers Frostwolf. I knew we would reunite on the battlefield someday.
Or don't you recognize your eldest brother?
Chilltongue - devour them!
  • The Iron Horde is all the family I need.
  • A small chieftain of an insignificant clan. I saw what father didn't - that we could be so much more.
  • Reinforcements, slay the Frostwolf pups!
  • Stinking animals, all of you! Sleeping with your dogs.
  • Orcs are meant to be masters of beasts, masters of all!
Animals... Your clan is finished... The Iron Horde already comes...


In the original timeline, Fenris was described as the opposite of the hot-headed and agressive Tagar Spinebreaker. He is also described to be intelligent and even willing to acknowledge his fears facing a danger that can overtake. He is especially not lacking in courage. Unlike Tagar and his Bonechewer clan, he noticed the peculiar structure of the Tomb of Sargeras. He also hated the treacherous machinations of the Horde's politics.




  • Fenrir (also known as Fenrisúlfr) is the name for the fearsome giant wolf of Norse mythology, fated to break free from his chains on the coming of Ragnarok and eat Odin.


  1. ^ N [91] The Eldest
  2. ^ Micky Neilson 2014-09-13. Fenris is MU as well..
  3. ^ "When his ambitious brother Fenris vanished, Chieftain Garad chose Durotan as his new heir apparent, over the hotheaded Ga'nar."

  4. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal

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Official lore

Preceded by:
Chieftain of the Thunderlord Clan
Succeeded by:
Garm Wolfbrother