History Characters / WarcraftTheAlliance

20th Jun '18 12:12:04 AM Lego3400
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** Kul Tiras remained in the Alliance until Jaina, daughter of the Kul Tiras Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, helped the Horde kill said admiral. They left the Alliance and didn't look back until ''Battle for Azeroth'', but this is only after another world war with the Horde broke out.

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** Kul Tiras remained in the Alliance until Jaina, daughter of the Kul Tiras Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, helped the Horde kill said admiral. They looked to the crippled Alliance Leadership, demanding justice, but were denied. In turn they left the Alliance and didn't look back until ''Battle for Azeroth'', but this is only after another world war with the Horde broke out.
16th May '18 4:26:42 AM tentacles42
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* FantasticRacism: Humans, Dwarves and Gnomes (As well as Worgen, who used to be Human) have fought multiple wars against the Orcs and Trolls, leading to deep-seated hatreds, which are understandable to a degree. The Draenei suffered even ''more'' at Orc hands, and had the Blood elves kidnap and leach the power of one of the beings they worship, and Orcs killed one of the Night Elve's demigods. Alot of the Alliance reason for confrontational acts against the Horde lies in either racism or the Horde provoking them.

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** Stormwind tried to subvert this during the First War by calling on the other human nations for aid, but unfortunately nobody believed them and thus they fell victim to this trope and were sacked. However, as a result of this, the other human nations were convinced to form the Alliance and thus prevent this fate from befalling all the other nations.
** Even the Alliance's non-playable races aren't immune to this: the Jinyu, in ancient times, tried to stand against the encroaching Mogu Empire, and called upon the Hozen to aid them. Unbeknownst to them, the Hozen sold them out to the Mogu in exchange for preferential treatment, leading to the Mogu enslaving both races and igniting a bitter racial enmity that persists to this day.
* FantasticRacism: Humans, Dwarves Dwarves, High Elves and Gnomes (As well as Worgen, who used to be Human) have fought multiple wars against the Orcs and Trolls, leading to deep-seated hatreds, which are understandable to a degree. The Draenei have suffered even ''more'' at Orc hands, and had the Blood elves kidnap and leach leech the power of one of the beings they worship, and Orcs killed one of the Night Elve's Elven demigods. Alot A lot of the Alliance reason for confrontational acts against the Horde lies lie in either racism or the Horde provoking them.them. This has created a number of problems for the Alliance and its member races over the years, and it can be argued that its the faction's FatalFlaw.
** The 3 Dwarven clans have always had long-standing feuds with each other, leading to in-fighting when Moira returned with the Dark Irons to claim her right to the throne upon Magni's crystallization. Though the Council of Three Hammers' formation soothed most major complaints, tensions and distrust would still run high between the different clans for years after.
*** When Varian called upon the Dwarven clans to defend Ironforge against the Ice Trolls, who were spurred by the Zandalari into attacking, both the Wildhammer and Bronzebeard clans believed the Dark Irons would defeat the other clan and take over Ironforge, and thus refused to help. When Moira subverts the trope and helps Varian in defeating the trolls, the other clans are justly ashamed and begin working more cooperatively with the Dark Irons.
*** Tensions would briefly flare again years later shortly before the Third Invasion of the Burning Legion, when Magni re-awoke and threw the leadership into question, with both the Dark Irons and Wildhammers refusing to bow to Magni should he decide to retake the throne. Fortunately, the problem solves itself when Magni declines to retake the throne, allowing the Council to remain in control.
** Daelin Proudmoore's refusal to let go of his hatred for the Horde ends up getting him killed when Jaina allows the Horde to storm Theramore in order to defeat him. As a result, Kul Tiras demands retribution from the Alliance, and when they are denied they promptly leave the faction in outrage. This ends up biting them in the ass, as we learn in Battle for Azeroth that Kul Tiras has fallen prey to a number of internal issues without the Alliance present to help them.
** The Forsaken initially sent emissaries to the Alliance, believing that they, as the former citizens of Lordaeron, would be accepted by their living brethren. The emissaries never returned, and the Forsaken have generally been viewed with contempt by their living brethren, driving them to join the Horde and creating an enemy situated directly next door to the Alliance.
** Though Garithos can hardly be said to be representative of the Alliance, the racism of him and his men drove the Blood Elves to join Illidan, as well as the remaining Blood Elves to spurn the Alliance and join the Horde even when the group under Illidan went rogue.
** Infighting between the Alliance and Horde during the war against the Lich King, especially on the part of Garrosh and Varian, binds them to inaction when Yogg-Saron nearly escapes, forcing Brann Bronzebeard to seek the aid of the more faction-blind player characters to stop him.
** Alliance vessels firing on an at the time neutral ship full of goblin refugees drives the Bilgewater Cartel to join the Horde.
** Though he eventually got over it, Varian's undisguised hatred for Gilneas and its leader was initially a massive obstacle to the Worgen joining the Alliance.
** Though initially one of the most stalwart proponents for peace between the two factions, the Bombing of Theramore sends Jaina Proudmoore headlong into this. Kalecgos and Thrall barely manage to convince her from using enslaved water elementals to flood Orgrimmar, which she realizes in hindsight would also have sunk the nearby Alliance fleet. Despite this, Jaina's new-found distrust for the Horde would continue to come up.
*** During Mists of Pandaria, Jaina discovers that Garrosh has used the neutral city of Dalaran to steal a powerful magical artifact, the Divine Bell, with the help of the local Horde faction, the Blood Elf Sunreavers. Jaina promptly forcibly ousts the Horde from Dalaran in a rage and slaughters many of the civilians, unwittingly ruining Varian's attempts to bring the Blood Elves, who were unhappy with Garrosh's leadership, back into the Alliance.
*** Jaina outright encourages Varian to murder the gathered Horde leadership following Garrosh's defeat at the Siege of Orgrimmar. Fortunately, Varian has undergone CharacterDevelopment by this point and instead pledges to an uneasy peace between the factions.
*** During Legion, Jaina's refusal to work with the Horde leads her to abandon Dalaran and remain absent for the entire rest of the invasion, leaving Khadgar to take over.
** The Alliance's continued fighting with the Horde causes havoc on Pandaria, the negative emotions between the two allowing the Sha to escape and terrorize the continent. Their allies on the continent, the Jinyu, also have this in regards to the Hozen.
** Greymane also has no shortage of hatred for the Horde, particularly Sylvanas and the Forsaken, who are responsible for the death of his son and the loss of his kingdom. In Legion, he spends most of his time interfering in their schemes instead of the Legion's.
** Tyrande also has a rather open disdain for the Horde, but it's never displayed to the degree of Greymane, Jaina or Varian.
** Much of the faction conflict in Legion is fueled by the belief that the Horde abandoned the Alliance at the Battle for the Broken Shore, when in reality the Horde was forced to leave or be overwhelmed. As a result, a number of the Alliance leaders, including Jaina and Greymane, blame the Horde for Varian's death.
** Tyrande's disdain towards the Nightborne during the re-taking of Suramar drives them to join the Horde, when originally they were considering joining the Alliance.
** The Alliance randomly captures and imprisons Princess of Talanji of Zandalar, allowing the Horde to free her and giving them an opportunity to bring Zandalari and their powerful fleet into their ranks at a time when the two factions are preparing for open war.



** TheLancer: Dwarves. One of the first non-human members and the ones with the closest relationship to the humans.

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** TheLancer: Dwarves. One of the first non-human members and the ones with the closest relationship to the humans. The Dark Irons fall more into TheSixthRanger, specifically TokenEvilTeammate.



** TheBigGuy: Night Elves. Not only by virtue of being the AmazonBrigade, but also have one of the largest armies in the Alliance and is one of the only races whose leader is directly in charge of military affairs. True to their archetype, they have been subjected to TheWorfEffect.
** TheHeart: Draenei. Arguably the least morally corrupt race in the Alliance as well as the ones with the least animosity towards the opposite faction, the latter as a result of their attention being [[Characters/WarcraftTheBurningLegion focused elsewhere]].
** TheSixthRanger: Worgen. Originally rejected the idea of rejoining the Alliance until [[DoomedHometown external circumstances]] forced their hand. As of ''Legion'', they have become one of their faction's most prominent members, essentially functioning as a second lancer.

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** TheBigGuy: Night Elves. Not only by virtue of being the AmazonBrigade, but also have one of the largest armies in the Alliance and is one of the only races whose leader is directly in charge of military affairs. True to their archetype, they have been subjected to TheWorfEffect.
TheWorfEffect. The Kul Tirans are also this both in regards to their heftier builds as well as their impressive fleet.
** TheHeart: Draenei. Arguably the least morally corrupt race in the Alliance as well as the ones with the least animosity towards the opposite faction, the latter as a result of their attention being [[Characters/WarcraftTheBurningLegion focused elsewhere]]. \n Their Lightforged cousins fall between this and TheBigGuy, as do the Tushui Pandaren.
** TheSixthRanger: Worgen. Originally rejected the idea of rejoining the Alliance until [[DoomedHometown external circumstances]] forced their hand. As of ''Legion'', they have become one of their faction's most prominent members, essentially functioning as a second lancer.lancer, leaving this position to be taken by the Void Elves.



* HolierThanThou: One of the more common Alliance character flaws as a whole. Their faction is united in great part by a common ideal of virtues and heroism, opposition to everything demon-related and originally a front against the then evil Horde. Even though the Horde has turned a new leaf since then and no longer is the Demons' personal army, the Alliance races still tend to feel like they are the good guys and have a higher moral ground than them, when really the conflict has now become more of a GrayAndGreyMorality.

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* HolierThanThou: One of the more common Alliance character flaws as a whole. Their faction is united in great part by a common ideal of virtues and heroism, opposition to everything demon-related and originally a front against the then evil Horde. Even though the Horde has turned a new leaf since then and no longer is the Demons' personal army, the Alliance races still tend to feel like they are the good guys and have a higher moral ground than them, when really the conflict has now become more of a GrayAndGreyMorality. When certain factions or leaders take this too far, this leads to a lot of the examples listed above under FantasticRacism.
1st Apr '18 7:31:38 PM tentacles42
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** Dalaran fell victim to this in the Third War mostly due to the other surrounding nations already being destroyed by the Scourge. As a result, Arthas crushed their defenses and the city was subsequently annihilated by Archimonde. Once the city is rebuilt, however, they begin to subvert the trope by becoming a neutral party in world affairs, and end up being largely successful on their own before they rejoin the Alliance in Mists of Pandaria. The city functioning as a neutral hub for the Alliance, Horde and class orders to operate out of plays a large role in thwarting both the Lich King and the Burning Legion during their respective attempts to conquer the world.
** The dwarves largely subvert this in regards to the rest of the Alliance, but historically struggle with this trope within their own clans, specifically between the Dark Irons and everyone else. Whereas the Ironforge and Wildhammer clans put aside their differences and prospered, the Dark Irons earned themselves the enmity of both, summoned Ragnaros to defend themselves, and thus ended up enslaved by the Firelord for years until the players defeated Ragnaros and freed them. Once a faction of them under Moira join the Alliance and start trying to co-exist with the other clans, they start to prosper and finally begin to subvert the trope as a whole.
26th Mar '18 4:52:21 PM Insivel
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** [[Characters/WarcraftTheAllianceKulTiras Kul Tiras]] - Hardy islanders specializing in naval warfare.
24th Mar '18 11:09:23 AM joonas4561
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* TrueCompanions: Perhaps not to the same extent as the Horde, but close enough. While the Alliance was originally formed just to fight a common enemy, with it's members still mainly focusing on their own individual interests, this has changed over time. The Alliance as it's today is now bound together not only by a deep commitment to uphold their common ideals, but also [[FireForgedFriends a sense of brotherhood which has developed through years of fighting together]]. This change became especially more prominent in the Alliance's storyline in ''Mists of Pandaria'' and later in ''Legion'' [[spoiler: with TheHighKing Varian Wrynn [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing his own life to allow his remaining forces to retreat]] from the Broken Shore]].

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* TrueCompanions: Perhaps not to the same extent as the Horde, but close enough. While the Alliance was originally formed just to fight a common enemy, with it's members still mainly focusing on their own individual interests, this has changed over time. The Alliance as it's today is now bound together not only by a deep commitment to uphold their common ideals, but also [[FireForgedFriends a sense of brotherhood which has developed through years of fighting together]]. This change became especially more prominent in the Alliance's storyline in ''Mists of Pandaria'' and later in ''Legion'' [[spoiler: with TheHighKing [[TheHighKing the High King Varian Wrynn Wrynn]] [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing his own life to allow his the remaining Alliance forces to retreat]] retreat from the Broken Shore]].Shore]]]].
23rd Mar '18 9:17:48 PM joonas4561
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* TrueCompanions: Not to the same extent as the Horde, but close enough. While the Alliance was originally formed just to fight a common enemy, with it's members still mainly focusing on their own individual interests, this has changed over time. The Alliance as it's today is now bound together not only by a deep commitment to uphold their common noble ideals, but also a sense of brotherhood through years of fighting together. This change became especially more prominent in the Alliance storyline in ''Mists of Pandaria'' and later in ''Legion'' [[spoiler: with TheHighKing Varian Wrynn sacrificing his own life to allow his remaining forces to retreat from the Broken Shore]].

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* TrueCompanions: Not Perhaps not to the same extent as the Horde, but close enough. While the Alliance was originally formed just to fight a common enemy, with it's members still mainly focusing on their own individual interests, this has changed over time. The Alliance as it's today is now bound together not only by a deep commitment to uphold their common noble ideals, but also [[FireForgedFriends a sense of brotherhood which has developed through years of fighting together. together]]. This change became especially more prominent in the Alliance Alliance's storyline in ''Mists of Pandaria'' and later in ''Legion'' [[spoiler: with TheHighKing Varian Wrynn [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing his own life to allow his remaining forces to retreat retreat]] from the Broken Shore]].
23rd Mar '18 9:04:59 PM joonas4561
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** The Priesthood of Elune is also renowned for its fairness.

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** The Priesthood of Elune is also renowned for its fairness.fairness.
* TrueCompanions: Not to the same extent as the Horde, but close enough. While the Alliance was originally formed just to fight a common enemy, with it's members still mainly focusing on their own individual interests, this has changed over time. The Alliance as it's today is now bound together not only by a deep commitment to uphold their common noble ideals, but also a sense of brotherhood through years of fighting together. This change became especially more prominent in the Alliance storyline in ''Mists of Pandaria'' and later in ''Legion'' [[spoiler: with TheHighKing Varian Wrynn sacrificing his own life to allow his remaining forces to retreat from the Broken Shore]].
1st Mar '18 12:08:22 AM tentacles42
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In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Alliance initially consists of Stormwind, Theramore, Ironforge[[note]]Encompassing both the Bronzebeard and Wildhammer clans[[/note]], Gnomeregan and Darnassus, as well as the remnants of Stromgarde and Lordaeron and the exiled high elves of Quel'Thalas. It is later on in ''The Burning Crusade'' joined by the draenei of the Exodar[[note As well as some of the Broken of Outland[[/note]] and in ''Cataclysm'' by the now worgen kingdom of Gilneas. Also during Cataclysm, a faction of the Dark Iron clan of dwarves returns to Ironforge. In ''Mists of Pandaria'', the pandaren who follow the path of the Tushui join the Alliance, and during the course of the expansion Dalaran formally rejoins as well. In ''Battle for Azeroth'', the Alliance seeks new allies in their war against the Horde, including the Lightforged Draenei of the Army of Light, the Void Elves, the remaining Dark Iron dwarves, and the naval nation of Kul Tiras. Other races sworn to the Alliance banner include the Frostborn dwarves of Northrend and the Pearlfin Jinyu of Pandaria.

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In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Alliance initially consists of Stormwind, Theramore, Ironforge[[note]]Encompassing both the Bronzebeard and Wildhammer clans[[/note]], Gnomeregan and Darnassus, as well as the remnants of Stromgarde and Lordaeron and the exiled high elves of Quel'Thalas. It is later on in ''The Burning Crusade'' joined by the draenei of the Exodar[[note Exodar[[note]] As well as some of the Broken of Outland[[/note]] and in ''Cataclysm'' by the now worgen kingdom of Gilneas. Also during Cataclysm, a faction of the Dark Iron clan of dwarves returns to Ironforge. In ''Mists of Pandaria'', the pandaren who follow the path of the Tushui join the Alliance, and during the course of the expansion Dalaran formally rejoins as well. In ''Battle for Azeroth'', the Alliance seeks new allies in their war against the Horde, including the Lightforged Draenei of the Army of Light, the Void Elves, the remaining Dark Iron dwarves, and the naval nation of Kul Tiras. Other races sworn to the Alliance banner include the Frostborn dwarves of Northrend and the Pearlfin Jinyu of Pandaria.
1st Mar '18 12:07:53 AM tentacles42
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In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Alliance initially consists of Stormwind, Theramore, Ironforge, Gnomeregan and Darnassus, as well as the remnants of Stromgarde, the exiled high elves of Quel'Thalas, and presumably the so far unseen Kul Tiras. It is later on in ''The Burning Crusade'' joined by the draenei of the Exodar and in ''Cataclysm'' by the now worgen kingdom of Gilneas. In ''Mists of Pandaria'', the pandaren who follow the path of the Tushui join the Alliance as well.

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In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Alliance initially consists of Stormwind, Theramore, Ironforge, Ironforge[[note]]Encompassing both the Bronzebeard and Wildhammer clans[[/note]], Gnomeregan and Darnassus, as well as the remnants of Stromgarde, Stromgarde and Lordaeron and the exiled high elves of Quel'Thalas, and presumably the so far unseen Kul Tiras. Quel'Thalas. It is later on in ''The Burning Crusade'' joined by the draenei of the Exodar Exodar[[note As well as some of the Broken of Outland[[/note]] and in ''Cataclysm'' by the now worgen kingdom of Gilneas. Also during Cataclysm, a faction of the Dark Iron clan of dwarves returns to Ironforge. In ''Mists of Pandaria'', the pandaren who follow the path of the Tushui join the Alliance, and during the course of the expansion Dalaran formally rejoins as well. In ''Battle for Azeroth'', the Alliance as well.
seeks new allies in their war against the Horde, including the Lightforged Draenei of the Army of Light, the Void Elves, the remaining Dark Iron dwarves, and the naval nation of Kul Tiras. Other races sworn to the Alliance banner include the Frostborn dwarves of Northrend and the Pearlfin Jinyu of Pandaria.
9th Feb '18 4:14:42 PM NaraNumas
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** [[Characters/WarcraftTheAllianceQuelThalas Quel'Thalas (High Elves and Void Elves)]] - The last of their kind that were denied their homeland, some delving into the forbidden arts of the shadow.

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** [[Characters/WarcraftTheAllianceQuelThalas Quel'Thalas (High Elves and Void Elves)]] - The last of their kind that were denied their homeland, some delving homeland. The Void Elves being Blood Elven exiles who dipped to far into the forbidden arts of the shadow.magic and were forever stained by it.
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