In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, which popularized the orc as known today, orcs are described as almost human height, at most, with many being considerably shorter.
Despite this, many staples of modern fantasy present them as being the same size or bigger than humans.
- Magic the Gathering:
Even adaptations of Tolkien's works often depict some orcs as quite large.
When did it become standard for most orcs to be as tall or taller than humans?