History Characters / WarcraftIllidanAndFollowers

6th Nov '16 6:49:43 PM Chubzhac
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* {{Retcon}}:
** 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.
** While how much Illidan deserves his reputation in the current canon is arguable, in the original, Warcraft 3 account of the War of the Ancients his betrayal was undeniable. There, he sold out his brother and night elf rebellion to Azshara out of pettiness and his lust for power.
3rd Nov '16 8:16:48 PM YZQ
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** ''War of the Ancients'', Illidan worked as a double agent, pretending to join Legion then use the [ArtifactOfDoom Dragon Soul] to destroy the Legion's portal. Only he told absolutely nobody this, and given his previous actions everyone just assumed he went rogue.

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** ''War of the Ancients'', Illidan worked as a double agent, pretending to join Legion then use the [ArtifactOfDoom [[ArtifactOfDoom Dragon Soul] Soul]] to destroy the Legion's portal. Only he told absolutely nobody this, and given his previous actions actions, everyone just assumed he went rogue.
28th Oct '16 12:28:10 PM DeuxEX
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* {{Foil}}: To Arthas Menethil. Both were young men who tried to live up to everyone's high expectations of them and ended up cracking under the pressure, both made very morally ambiguous choices in trying to protect their world, distancing themselves from their loved ones as a result, both accepted dark powers in order to accomplished their goals and both are seen as traitors by their own kind. However, while Arthas eventually became evil after taking Frostmourne, Illidan was able to keep himself focused on protecting Azeroth from the Legion.

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* {{Foil}}: To Arthas Menethil. Both were young men who tried to live up to everyone's high expectations of them and ended up cracking under the pressure, both made very morally ambiguous choices in trying to protect their world, distancing themselves from their loved ones as a result, both accepted dark powers in order to accomplished their goals and both are seen as traitors by their own kind. However, while Arthas eventually became evil after taking Frostmourne, Illidan was able to keep himself focused on protecting Azeroth from the Legion.
28th Oct '16 12:24:00 PM DeuxEX
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* {{Foil}}: To Arthas Menethil. Both were young men who tried to live up to everyone's high expectations of them and ended up cracking under the pressure, both made very morally ambiguous choices in trying to protect their world, distancing themselves from their loved ones as a result, both accepted dark powers in order to accomplished their goals and both are seen as traitors by their own kind. However, while Arthas gave in to temptation and truly became a monster, Illidan was able to keep himself focused on protecting Azeroth from the Legion.

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* {{Foil}}: To Arthas Menethil. Both were young men who tried to live up to everyone's high expectations of them and ended up cracking under the pressure, both made very morally ambiguous choices in trying to protect their world, distancing themselves from their loved ones as a result, both accepted dark powers in order to accomplished their goals and both are seen as traitors by their own kind. However, while Arthas gave in to temptation and truly eventually became a monster, evil after taking Frostmourne, Illidan was able to keep himself focused on protecting Azeroth from the Legion.
28th Oct '16 12:19:51 PM DeuxEX
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19th Oct '16 3:40:33 PM Chubzhac
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* {{Foil}}: To Arthas Menethil. Both were young men who tried to live up to everyone's high expectations of them and ended up cracking under the pressure, both made very morally ambiguous choices in trying to protect their world, distancing themselves from their loved ones as a result, both accepted dark powers in order to accomplished their goals and both are seen as traitors by their own kind. However, while Arthas gave in to temptation and truly became a monster, Illidan was able to keep himself focused on protecting Azeroth from the Legion.
10th Oct '16 6:42:35 AM Reign
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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 his knowledge about the Tomb of Sargeras so he isn't slain like his main universe counterpart. The Demon Hunters he train 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 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 his knowledge about the Tomb of Sargeras so he isn't slain like his main universe counterpart.him as "the key to Azeroth's downfall". The Demon Hunters he train 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".
29th Sep '16 1:34:47 PM Prometheus117
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After Illidan Stormrage absorbed the power of the Skull of Gul'dan and was banished from the forests of the Night Elves, he was visited by Kil'jaeden, who offered him a deal to destroy the Frozen Throne and prove his loyalty to the Burning Legion in exchange for power beyond his imagination. Illidan gathered to himself an army of naga, satyrs, blood elves and demons and set out to perform the task, but loyalty wasn't necessarily the only thing motivating him. After failing to destroy the Throne with the Eye of Sargeras, Illidan led his forces into Outland where he joined with Akama and his Broken followers the Ashtongue tribe to overthrow the demon Magtheridon, lord of the Black Temple, and claim Outland for himself. Found out by Kil'jaeden and given one final chance to redeem himself, Illidan returned to Azeroth and fought Arthas' armies in Icecrown before being overcome, retreating back to Outland.

Now, the Betrayer waits within the Black Temple, preparing for the day he strikes back at the Legion that brought him so much suffering with the very powers they gave him...

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After Illidan Stormrage absorbed the power of the Skull of Gul'dan and was banished from the forests of the Night Elves, he was visited by Kil'jaeden, who offered him a deal to destroy deal: Destroy the Frozen Throne and prove his loyalty to the Burning Legion in exchange for power beyond his imagination. Illidan gathered to himself an army of naga, satyrs, blood elves and demons and set out to perform the task, but loyalty wasn't and power weren't necessarily the his only thing motivating him. motivations.

After failing to destroy the Throne with the Eye of Sargeras, Sargeras due to the actions of his brother Malfurion and the warden Maiev Shadowsong, and latter parting with his brother on better terms due to helping him save their mutual love Tyrande Whisperwind, Illidan led his forces into Outland where he joined with Akama and his Broken followers the Ashtongue tribe to overthrow the demon Magtheridon, lord of the Black Temple, and claim Outland for himself. Found out by Kil'jaeden and given one final chance to redeem himself, Illidan returned to Azeroth and fought Arthas' armies in Icecrown before being overcome, overcome in battle with the Lich King's Champion, retreating back to Outland.

Now, the Betrayer waits within the Black Temple, creating others like himself and preparing for the day he strikes back at the Legion that brought him so much suffering with the very powers they gave him...
21st Sep '16 9:53:50 AM Prometheus117
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After Illidan Stormrage absorbed the power of the Skull of Gul'dan and was banished from the forests of the Night Elves, he was visited by Kil'jaeden, who offered him a deal to destroy the Frozen Throne and prove his loyalty to the Burning Legion in exchange for power beyond his imagination. Illidan gathered to himself an army of naga, satyrs, blood elves and demons and set out to perform the task, but loyalty wasn't necessarily the only thing motivating him. After failing to destroy the Throne with the Eye of Sargeras, Illidan led his forces into Outland where he joined with Akama and his Broken followers the Ashtongue tribe to overthrow the demon Magtheridon, lord of the Black Temple, and claim Outland for himself. Found out by Kil'jaeden and given one final chance to redeem himself, Illidan returned to Azeroth and fought Arthas' armies in Icecrown before being overcome, retreating back to Outland.

Now, the Betrayer waits within the Black Temple, preparing for the day he strikes back at the Legion that brought him so much suffering with the very powers they gave him...
9th Sep '16 9:47:35 PM Prometheus117
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* ReforgedBlade: His father Anasterian's runeblade, [[PlayingWithFire Felo'melorn]], was shattered by Frostmourne with a single hit during the fall of Quel'Thalas, but Kael'thas had it reforged in order to battle Arthas in Northrend. Arthas lampshades this trope and notes [[RealityEnsures the blade would be weaker and even easier to break]], but Kael'thas smugly counters that while ''human'' blades might, ''[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]]'' blades don't, and proceeds to prove it by repeatedly clashing with Arthas without fear.

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* ReforgedBlade: His father Anasterian's runeblade, [[PlayingWithFire Felo'melorn]], was shattered by Frostmourne with a single hit during the fall of Quel'Thalas, but Kael'thas had it reforged in order to battle Arthas in Northrend. Arthas lampshades this trope and notes [[RealityEnsures [[RealityEnsues the blade would be weaker and even easier to break]], but Kael'thas smugly counters that while ''human'' blades might, ''[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]]'' blades don't, and proceeds to prove it by repeatedly clashing with Arthas without fear.
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