I'm really hoping that they address how massive a retcon the Eonar fight is, along with all the other titans. I could have believed it was a "they only touched their keepers then were pulled back" if Aman'thul wasn't among them. Of all the Titans, we know that Aman'thul escaped and got his soul to Highkeeper Ra. His soul should currently be inside of Wrathion, not on Argus.
Looks really good
Thank you for pulling this together!I am rolling my eyes at the retread of Bolvar's sacrifice to contain the powers of the Scourge, with Illidan doing the same thing, but whatever.
No this is only for irony Amadaun
Illidan will return for sure in future expansion, since in Illidan novel, which is canon, you can read following lines:“You will defy death,” the naaru’s voice said as the vision faded. “I have seen this. Whatever you were, whatever you are, a champion of Light is what you will be.”“You will be a hero,” said the naaru. “But there will be a price.”“There always is.”Excerpt From: William King. “World of Warcraft: Illidan.” iBooks.
Here you go good sir.Before Illidan could defend himself in any way, a bolt of pure Light blasted from the naaru. It struck his empty eye sockets and filled them with a golden glow. Illidan braced himself for a blast of agony that did not come. In the past such magic had always racked him with pain. It would normally have done ”“the same to any user of fel magic. His vision shimmered and faded, and he found himself looking down on a terrible battlefield.Amid mountains of corpses, a winged figure battled at the head of the legions of Light. A golden glow surrounded his warglaives. He cleft demons asunder with mighty blows. The soldiers surrounding him gazed up in awe and wonder at their leader. It took Illidan a moment to realize that this being’s features were his own, transformed, his eyes glowing fiercely. This avatar of the Light looked calm and strong and at peace. His face was filled with confidence, shorn of all suffering.As Illidan watched, the winged figure rose above the battle, defying gigantic entities of darkness, creations of the evil of the Void. A halo played around his head. His body began to glow brighter than the sun, and from his outstretched arms, rays of Light emerged to strike down his foes.
What an ass pull. Illidan was just a literal insane night elf who lusted for revenge against those who wronged him and the Legion. Now he's some sort of hero we are supposed to worship? I really don't like that.
Not sure what people were expecting from a, for the most part, redemption story for Illidan. We all knew it from the beginning but not how it will play out. Maybe with the ever encroaching Void coming in a later xpak we will find something to substitute for Illidan on Sargeras' prison? I mean it's not out of the question right? Maybe we beat up Azshara and take one of her treasures or whatever? The World of Warcraft is far from over to be sure, but what awaits us is uncertain.
History is full of folks remembered for great deeds who were, if you knew them personally, obnoxious prats. I think it appropriate.
I am convinced this is happening too fast. The Legion is the greatest enemy that Azeroth has yet faced. Not as powerful as the Void, but certainly greater than The Lich King, greater even than Deathwing. To destroy the entirety of The Legion in just one expansion feels wrong. There should be more threat; it should be a more difficult struggle. Unpopular opinion: Blizzard is making this far too easy.
I don't know why people are getting upset about the "redemption" story for Illidan. Legion and the Illidan novel did not retcon the fact that he became a demon hunter to fight the Burning Legion. That was a known fact for a long time. He made a lot of mistakes, has a lot of flaws, but his intentions were always good. Even in Warcraft 3 when he wants to destroy Northrend, the goal is to stop the Lich King from unleashing the Scourge on Azeroth. He reminds me a lot of Wolverine for exemple. He murders a bunch of people and is extremely ... Extreme, but his intentions are always good. Not pure, but good.Edit :
Don't skip his post because it's long. He makes a good point. Scroll back up!
The thing about Illidan is his soul is IMMORTAL. no matter WHAT happens to his body, his soul will always remain unless it's completely destroyed which I doubt will ever happen. not only that, but he's part demon, which is probably why his soul is immortal. as long as there's a twisting nether, and he doesn't DIE in the twisting nether, he will be able to return one day. Most of this information was taken from the DH starting area so it's NOT spoilers.
That moment when you realize that all it takes is one Goku to defeat all the villains & their armies in WoW including the Void.