Saruman is the most powerful of the group of wizards in Middle Earth named the Istari. He betrayed them for his own selfish ends and became a servant to the Dark Lord, Sauron. He created an army, a special breed of orc known as Uruk Hai. The Uruk Hai were larger, stronger and more resistant to sunlight than normal orcs. Sauron charged him destroy the world of men with this army. He failed because of the efforts of Aragorn, Gandalf, Treebeard, and Theoden, the king of Rohan. Saruman has the ability to manipulate other people with magic using only his voice. He can use the power provided by his staff to attack others with violent magic blasts. In the movie Fellowship of the Ring, He has also been observed controlling the weather in order to try and stop the Fellowship from continuing their quest.