History Characters / WarcraftIllidanAndFollowers

23rd Mar '17 10:47:09 PM Toadofsteel
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** BootstrappedLeitmotif: Said leitmotif was originally part of the Black Temple music in ''The Burning Crusade''.

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** BootstrappedLeitmotif: Said leitmotif was originally part of the Black Temple music in ''The Burning Crusade''. [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] because Illidan's actual original leitmotif was later tied to the Temple itself in Warlords of Draenor
8th Mar '17 10:07:22 PM Loremasta1
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* DreamworksFace: Makes one at the end of the intro cinematic for Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne [[note]]going by the motion of his mouth[[/note]], ''despite wearing a blindfold''.
12th Feb '17 4:30:00 PM Reign
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** The ''[[Literature/WorldOfWarcraftIllidan Illidan]]'' novel and the ''Legion'' expansion go above and beyond to paint Illidan as an UnscrupulousHero rather than the tyrannical maniac encountered in the ''Burning Crusade''. The changes has included getting rid of his more insane moments like him claiming to have defeated Arthas, showing new scenes of his life to better explain his motives, and giving old scenes new context, all to make him look more sympathetic and heroic. However, it should be emphasized that the insane tyrant he was in ''Burning Crusade'' was a shift from his anti-hero status in ''Warcraft III'' and much maligned by the fanbase, and ''Legion'' has CharacterRerailment put him more in line with how he was before then, though some would argue it went too far in the other direction.

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** The ''[[Literature/WorldOfWarcraftIllidan Illidan]]'' novel and the ''Legion'' expansion go above and beyond to paint Illidan as an UnscrupulousHero rather than the tyrannical maniac encountered in the ''Burning Crusade''. The changes has included getting rid of his more insane moments like him claiming to have defeated Arthas, showing new scenes of his life to better explain his motives, and giving old scenes new context, all to make him look more sympathetic and heroic. However, it should be emphasized that the insane tyrant he was in ''Burning Crusade'' was a shift from his anti-hero status in ''Warcraft III'' and much maligned by the fanbase, and ''Legion'' has CharacterRerailment put him more in line with how he was before then, though some would argue it went too far in the other direction.
12th Feb '17 4:29:51 PM Reign
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** The ''[[Literature/WorldOfWarcraftIllidan Illidan]]'' novel and the ''Legion'' expansion go above and beyond to paint Illidan as an UnscrupulousHero rather than the tyrannical maniac encountered in the ''Burning Crusade''. The changes has included getting rid of his more insane moments like him claiming to have defeated Arthas, showing new scenes of his life to better explain his motives, and giving old scenes new context, all to make him look more sympathetic and heroic.

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** The ''[[Literature/WorldOfWarcraftIllidan Illidan]]'' novel and the ''Legion'' expansion go above and beyond to paint Illidan as an UnscrupulousHero rather than the tyrannical maniac encountered in the ''Burning Crusade''. The changes has included getting rid of his more insane moments like him claiming to have defeated Arthas, showing new scenes of his life to better explain his motives, and giving old scenes new context, all to make him look more sympathetic and heroic. However, it should be emphasized that the insane tyrant he was in ''Burning Crusade'' was a shift from his anti-hero status in ''Warcraft III'' and much maligned by the fanbase, and ''Legion'' has CharacterRerailment put him more in line with how he was before then, though some would argue it went too far in the other direction.
11th Feb '17 7:43:16 AM MagBas
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** The ''[[Literature/WorldOfWarcraftIllidan Illidan]]'' novel and the ''Legion'' expansion go above and beyond to paint Illidan as an UnscrupulousHero rather than the tyrannical maniac encountered in the ''Burning Crusade''. The changes has included getting rid of his more insane moments like him claiming to have defeated Arthas, showing new scenes of his life to better explain his motives, and giving old scenes new context, all to make him look more sympathetic and heroic. However, it should be emphasized that the insane tyrant he was in ''Burning Crusade'' was a CharacterDerailment from his anti-hero status in ''Warcraft III'' and much maligned by the fanbase, and ''Legion'' has [[CharacterRerailment put him more in line with how he was before then]], though some would argue it went too far in the other direction.

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** The ''[[Literature/WorldOfWarcraftIllidan Illidan]]'' novel and the ''Legion'' expansion go above and beyond to paint Illidan as an UnscrupulousHero rather than the tyrannical maniac encountered in the ''Burning Crusade''. The changes has included getting rid of his more insane moments like him claiming to have defeated Arthas, showing new scenes of his life to better explain his motives, and giving old scenes new context, all to make him look more sympathetic and heroic. However, it should be emphasized that the insane tyrant he was in ''Burning Crusade'' was a CharacterDerailment from his anti-hero status in ''Warcraft III'' and much maligned by the fanbase, and ''Legion'' has [[CharacterRerailment put him more in line with how he was before then]], though some would argue it went too far in the other direction.
24th Jan '17 4:27:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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[[ThePunishment Understandably, this made him a little bitter.]]

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[[ThePunishment Understandably, this made him him]] [[{{Understatement}} a little bitter.]]



* HeWhoHuntsMonsters: The risk taken by all Demon Hunters, he succumbed rather quickly... Then it got worse.

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* HeWhoHuntsMonsters: HeWhoFightsMonsters: The risk taken by all Demon Hunters, he succumbed rather quickly... Then it got worse.
24th Jan '17 4:25:59 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[VillainProtagonist Anti Hero Protagonist]]: Illidan was a protagonist in the Night Elves and Blood Elves campaign of Warcraft 3.

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* [[VillainProtagonist Anti Hero Protagonist]]: Illidan was a protagonist in the Night Elves and Blood Elves campaign of Warcraft 3. The player also assumes his role (or rather, conducts his story from the player's point of view) in one ''Legion'' storyline.
24th Jan '17 4:18:44 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: His use of the Legion's own power in order to defeat them was once a noble goal, but he eventually became barely human and nearly as much a demon as they are.


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* HeWhoHuntsMonsters: The risk taken by all Demon Hunters, he succumbed rather quickly... Then it got worse.
23rd Jan '17 11:40:53 PM CorLeonis
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Illidan is slated to return as a major player in ''Legion'', having been imprisoned by Maiev to have his soul tormented for all eternity. He's resurrected and freed by the Alternate Universe Gul'dan, who seeks him as "the key to Azeroth's downfall". The Demon Hunters he trained are going to be playable and associated with the two factions, casting confusion as to his morality and motives at this time, though it has been stated that he is "ready to lead the demon hunters against the Legion".

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Illidan is slated to return as a major player returns in ''Legion'', the ''Legion'' expansion, having been imprisoned by Maiev to have his soul tormented for all eternity. He's resurrected Gul'dan steals his body from the Vault of the Wardens and freed by separates his soul from it, intending to use his body as a new vessel for Sargeras. The Adventurers thwart Gul'dan at the Alternate Universe Gul'dan, who seeks him as "the last moment, and reunite Illidan's soul and body. According to Xe'ra, he is the key to Azeroth's downfall". The Demon Hunters he trained are going to be playable defeating the Legion on Argus, being the mythical "Child of Light and associated with the two factions, casting confusion as to his morality and motives at this time, though it has been stated that he is "ready to lead the demon hunters against the Legion".
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*** During the Expansion, the Sha'tar, Alliance, and Horde saw Illidan at work creating the Fel Horde, enslaving Broken, and draining Zangarmarsh. Before the forces of Azeroth even got to Outland, Shatterath was attacked by blood elves, supposedly at Illidan's command. What Illidan was actually doing was preparing his forces on Outland to invade Argus and stop the Legion at it's source. He just didn't tell anybody, completely missed the fact that Kael'thas turned traitor, which is what got the people of Outland against him in the first place.

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*** During the Expansion, the Sha'tar, Alliance, and Horde saw Illidan at work creating the Fel Horde, enslaving Broken, and draining Zangarmarsh. Before the forces of Azeroth even got to Outland, Shatterath Shattrath was attacked by blood elves, supposedly at Illidan's command. What Illidan was actually doing was preparing his forces on Outland to invade Argus and stop the Legion at it's source. He just didn't tell anybody, completely missed the fact that Kael'thas turned traitor, which is what got the people of Outland against him in the first place.
22nd Jan '17 4:08:09 AM CRay
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* BlindfoldedVision: He sees just fine, even though he often remarked that he is "blind, not deaf". His demon hunters went through a similar process like him and Illidan remarked that they can adjust their new-gained sight to see like they used to see if they wished. He actually perceives magic much better now.

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* BlindfoldedVision: He The ''Illidan'' novel reveals that he sees just fine, even though he often remarked that he is "blind, not deaf". His demon hunters went through a similar process like him and Illidan remarked that they can adjust their new-gained sight to see like they used to see if they wished. He actually perceives magic much better now.



* HandicappedBadass: He can't see thanks to the Vision of Sargeras yet he's able to sense and feel power thanks to it. In fact, [[DisabilitySuperpower he's stronger blind than he was before]]. Eventually [[{{Retcon retconned]].

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* HandicappedBadass: He can't see thanks to the Vision of Sargeras yet he's able to sense and feel power thanks to it. In fact, [[DisabilitySuperpower he's stronger blind than he was before]]. Eventually [[{{Retcon [[{{Retcon}} retconned]].



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: A bit of a stretch, given his apparent madness and lust for recognition, but Illidan's entire life before fleeing to the Outland can be read as this. His repeated (and just relatively successful) attempts at heroism simply don't seem heroic enough for anyone to appreciate them, and so he is ignored, shunned, imprisoned and finally banished despite never actually intending to hurt his friends or allies. He goes off the deep end when exiled, but until then the only unambiguously irredeemable thing he ever does is in a fit of frustration and anger when said allies seemingly prevent him from saving them in the long run. Even after fleeing Outland, he saved the Azerothian forces, that entered the Dark Portal, from an ambush. They thanked him by killing his hard-built army, destroying his holdings and eventually killing him.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: A bit of a stretch, given his apparent madness and lust for recognition, but Illidan's entire life before fleeing to the Outland can be read as this. His repeated (and just relatively successful) attempts at heroism simply don't seem heroic enough for anyone to appreciate them, and so he is ignored, shunned, imprisoned and finally banished despite never actually intending to hurt his friends or allies. He goes off the deep end when exiled, but until then the only unambiguously irredeemable thing he ever does is in a fit of frustration and anger when said allies seemingly prevent him from saving them in the long run. Even after fleeing Outland, he saved the Azerothian forces, that entered the Dark Portal, from an ambush. They thanked him by killing his hard-built army, destroying his holdings and eventually killing him. Granted, they never learned of the planned ambush and were tricked by the Legion to attack Illidan.
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