nice article perc :)
Deathwing, lets lower his hp to 1 n let Thrall finish him.Garrosh, lets lower his hp to 1 n put him on trial.Archimonde, Recycle Bin>Restore file.Kil' jaeden, Recycle Bin>Restore file.Sargeras, the boss of Legion, lets not fight n kill him.Jaina, lets not kill her.Azshara, same.Sylvanas, same.
See, my theory is now that the jailer is all powered up, I feel like he's going to try to break the veil between life and death, go to the sword of sargeras, corrupt the sword into a mournblade, awaken azeroth and use her to shatter reality like he originally planned.
It was the Dreadlords that originally were said to have turned Sargeras evil. SL just expands on that original lore. Back from the Warcraft 3 manual.
My all time favourite WoW villain! Loved seeing him in Legion :)
I can't help but wonder where the story logically goes from here. Since the end of WoD we've been dealing with one universe/reality breaking threat after another: whilst you could argue Draenor was more localised, given how it ended the Legion could have ported Gul'dan to Azeroth at any time had we lost the fight, which would have meant the end of reality given that Khadgar would be dead and he was instrumental in preparing for the Legions return and in the fightback against them. And in the past few expansions Blizzard have used up all their good villains:-Azshara is effectively on her own and off doing who knows what (ie: fridged for future use)-N'zoth was wasted in a single patch and the Old Gods are now gone (or dormant, like Yogg-Saron. Meaning: fridged for future use)-No more Lich King-No more Deathwing/Black Dragonflight (other than what you see on the islands, and if they're uncorrupted there shouldn't be any logical reason to turn them evil)-Legions been dismantled, with Sargeras imprisoned, Kil'jaeden definitively dead (until Blizz decide he isnt) and so is Archimonde. All these people have been present in lore for decades, and have been the backbone of the plots driving the story. What has replaced them? Err...Sylvanas, in a near-universally despised storyline with motives that seem to change from patch to patch, and the Jailer, who is neither intimidating nor interesting as an antagonist. And the vague hints of where the story is going suggest its going to be some kind of 'tyranny of the Light', given the constant ham-fisted message that the Light is just as flawed as the Void.The writers seem to have forgotten that for a story to work, you have to build things up, and you have to actually put the time into let us explore what these people are like. We enjoy Arthas because we see his descent into villainy in WC3: we liked Illidan because we saw his power-hungry and wildcard behaviour in WC3 (before Blizzard decided to retcon him into flawed Purple Jesus). The point is that these characters actually had some thought put into how they sounded, how they acted, and what they did, and that their actions were consistent with their personality. The current roster of villains are either extremely boring and one-dimensional, or-as stated with Sylvanas- bend the universe around them to serve their needs, and not the other way around.The question shouldn't be "when is Sargeras returning?" because we all know he will, eventually. The question should be "what and why is Sargeras returning?" and given the trend of Blizzard's writing, I genuinely fear they'll ruin it.They spent a decade building up N'zoth and since WC3 doing the same with Azshara. I don't trust the writing these days as far as I can throw it.
He was, from the beginning of WoW, talked up as the final "Big Bad" of the WoW universe. Keeping the game going after he's been "defeated" feels like show Supernatural stayed on TV for a decade after they defeated Lucifer and to keep having people to fight they added weird non-sense like "God's Older Sister" as an enemy.I hope that him being imprisoned and not fought/defeated means they will still leverage him down the road. I hope.