Echoing the truth that the corruption of sin erodes the will. Gollum becomes wretched and almost transparent; he 'fades'as he is consumed by desire and lust for the Ring. He loses his identity. He commits crimes and hideous acts because of it. He finally betrays himself.
In the same way the Ring-Wraiths are enslaved by their Nine Rings and epitomize corruption of the spirit and slavery to sin.
Orcs are hideous and corrupted, though not created evil. Frodo talks of this fact;
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