History Characters / WarcraftTheScourge

10th Aug '17 7:54:30 AM ScribeRetro
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* ReforedIntoAMinion: Essentially, what happened to Arthas in his ill-fated attempt to destroy the Scourge.

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* ReforedIntoAMinion: ReforgedIntoAMinion: Essentially, what happened to Arthas in his ill-fated attempt to destroy the Scourge.
10th Aug '17 7:53:59 AM ScribeRetro
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* TheChainsOfCommanding: This is what drove him to seek out power when he was still good. The sheer horror of the Plague and The Scourge took its toll on the young princes mind. Despite the loyalty of his soldiers up until he betrayed them, Arthas was struggling in how to handle the people not only of his army, but also the people he one day would lead. [[{{Irony}} Eventually he realized the dead mindlessly obey, so that eliminated that problem.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It's easy to forget that despite his status as Ner'zhul's champion and enforcer, Frostmourne claimed Arthas' soul and Ner'zhul's whispers drove him mad like any of his other victims.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: This is what drove him to seek out power when he was still good. The sheer horror of the Plague and The Scourge took its toll on the young princes prince's mind. Despite the loyalty of his soldiers up until he betrayed them, Arthas was struggling in how to handle the people not only of his army, but also the people he one day would lead. [[{{Irony}} Eventually he realized the dead mindlessly obey, so that eliminated that problem.]]


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* ReforedIntoAMinion: Essentially, what happened to Arthas in his ill-fated attempt to destroy the Scourge.
30th Jul '17 4:52:35 PM voidgod
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Darkfallen for the Dreadlords, serving as a group of vampire entities that take on the role of assuming the roles of various leaders to subvert their allies.
27th Jul '17 3:39:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Possibly. Gives the people who "killed" him the first time a ''very'' sterotypical "DyingAsYourself" quote when faking his death. It works and nobody expected him to come back in the Argent Coliseum, having tunneled under it.
9th Jul '17 1:16:01 PM FrosthawkSDK
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* NayTheist: Ymiron blamed the absent titans and/or Keepers for the Curse of Flesh, not knowing that it was actually the work of the Old Gods. As such, he outlawed their worship, on the grounds that they were negligent at best and undeserving of respect.
8th Jul '17 12:07:54 PM voidgod
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* IronicHell: Or Ironic Heaven. After serving the Lich King and later Helya, he is forced into eternal servitude as one of the Valajar, making him a slave in heaven instead of the ruler he was and in service to gods he had spurned.
1st Jul '17 9:06:26 AM LISBOAH
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* AssholeVictim: He is killed at least two times, and every time it was well-deserved. Even Sylvanas felt joy at seeing Arthas killing him.



%%* BigBadWannabe: He sees himself as brilliant and powerful, but all he achieved was thanks to the powers provided by Arthas or the manipulation of others.

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%%* BigBadWannabe: He sees himself as brilliant and powerful, but all he achieved was thanks to the powers provided by Arthas or the manipulation of others. Alone, without any support, he is pretty much defenseless.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Despite his contributions to the Sunwell, he was not rewarded for his efforts. As such, he sought to reward ''himself'' for what he considered to be good work.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Despite his contributions to the Sunwell, he was not rewarded for his efforts. As such, he sought to reward ''himself'' for what he considered to be good work. Given his self-absorbed and greedy nature, it could be more of ''he wasn't rewarded as much as he wanted''.



* HateSink



%%* TheNecromancer

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%%* TheNecromancerTheNecromancer: He is capable of raising the dead.


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* ZeroPercentApprovalRate: Nobody that knows who he is likes him. He is the single most hated individual among elves, forever remembered as the traitor that led to the destruction of Quel'thalas. It is also implied in ''Arthas Rise of the Lich King'' that Arthas himself feels disgusted at him.
5th Jun '17 4:32:09 PM DeuxEX
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: While the Culling of Stratholme is often seen as Arthas's StartOfDarkness, he was actually right in his belief that the citizens were already infected and the Culling could be consider a necessary evil. What was morally dubious was his refusal to even consider any other option besides killing them and his dismissal of Uther when he refused to help him. Later, while he was hunting for Mal'Ganis in Northrend and received an order from his father to return to Lordaeron, he instead decides to hire mercenaries to burn his ships to make retreat impossible and he then tricks his men into killing the mercenaries to cover his tracks, a decidedly immoral action. And while he says to wanted Frostmourn to save his people, this claim came immediately after he proclaimed that his friends and soldiers came second to his need for revenge.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: While Subverted in the end, he doesn't do anything ''truly'' evil until Frostmourne takes his soul outright. The Culling of Stratholme is often seen as Arthas's StartOfDarkness, he was actually right in his belief that the citizens because they were already infected and all doomed to become zombies soon anyway, sinking the Culling could be consider a necessary evil. What was morally dubious was his refusal to even consider any other option besides killing them and his dismissal of Uther when he refused to help him. Later, while he was hunting for Mal'Ganis in Northrend and received an order from his father to return to Lordaeron, he instead decides to hire mercenaries to burn his ships to make retreat impossible was classic Art of War strategy, and he then tricks his men into killing takes Frostmourne, not because of lust for power, but because of desperation and a willingness to sacrifice himself to the mercenaries sword in order to cover his tracks, a decidedly immoral action. And while he says to wanted Frostmourn to save his people, this claim came immediately after he proclaimed that his friends and soldiers came second to his need for revenge.stop the scourge.
5th Jun '17 3:40:44 PM DajicianOverlord
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* MoreThanMindControl:
** Despite what Jaina Proudmoore believes, Arthas was always a fundamentally weak man who feared responsibility. Ironically, being the Lich King frees him from all responsibility whatsoever.
** Depending on how you read it, exactly the opposite could be true in that his morals are overly strong and he attempts to take on more responsibility than any man could handle, driving him over the edge. Ironically, either way the fear of said responsibility and a fear of commitment is still present.
29th Apr '17 3:11:50 PM Chubzhac
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: While the Culling of Stratholme is often seen as Arthas's StartOfDarkness, he was actually right in his belief that the citizens were already infected and the Culling could be consider a necessary evil. What was morally dubious was his refusal to even consider any other option besides killing them and his dismissal of Uther when he refused to help him. Later, while he was hunting for Mal'Ganis in Northrend and received an order from his father to return to Lordaeron, he instead decides to hire mercenaries to burn his ships to make retreat impossible and he then tricks his men into killing the mercenaries to cover his tracks, a decidedly immoral action. And while he says to wanted Frostmourn to save his people, this claim came immediately after he proclaimed that his friends and soldiers came second to his need for revenge.
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