History Headscratchers / DiabloIII

24th Oct '17 4:29:48 PM aurast
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[[folder:Imperius vs Malthael]]
* When Imperius tells you about stopping Malthael, he says that he has "not the heart to do this". What exactly could he have done against a being who at that point was much more powerful than Diablo (who had swatted Imperius aside like a fly only recently)?
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8th Oct '17 9:42:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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*** I'm guessing this HS was written ages ago (it's 2.6.0 as of this writing), but if you're still stumped by chance: Crank the difficulty up and do Rifts. A lot. If you want a light show of Legendaries, do a Greater Rift, since loot is withheld until the boss is killed, at which point it's guaranteed to explode into a cluster of legendaries.
6th Oct '17 7:04:49 AM Dravencour
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*** Deckard's words about her skepticism bear this out. He understands Leah's skepticism quite well, because unlike Cain himself, she has never seen anything like Diablo and his brothers.
6th Oct '17 1:39:42 AM Dravencour
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** When Adria pulled the Betrayal, the Seven Evils became one. And if Diablo is known for anything, it is patience.
21st Jul '17 11:01:45 AM Octorok103
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[[folder:Malthael abstains]]
* Just how much of a KangarooCourt is the Angiris Council? The game constantly reiterates that humanity was one vote away from destruction, but the numbers just don't bear that out. Itherael, Auriel, and Tyrael all voted to spare humanity, but Imperius was the only member to actively vote in favor of extermination; Malthael chose to abstain instead. We're told that Malthael's vote (or lack thereof) was counted against humanity, but that make absolutely no sense; Malthael was still leader of the council, so Imperius shouldn't have had the authority to count Malthael's vote in his favor, leaving us with a three-to-one vote in favor of letting humanity live.
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[[folder:The stability of the Black Soulstone]]
* During Acts II and III, much fuss is made about how the Black Soulstone is flawed and was never meant to hold so many demon lords for so long. Throughout Act III, the Great Evils are constantly straining to escape, held back only by Leah's magic. Yet between Acts IV and V, it's calmed down enough that the new Horadrim only need to guard it from external threats, and neither Tyrael nor Malthael seem worried that the demons will escape while it's under Malthael's control.
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29th Jan '17 10:18:05 PM Jokubas
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** Also keep in mind that Leah was recently born when Baal was defeated. Leah grew up in a world that had calmed down, and even Tristram was safe to loot. It would be easy for her to think her elders were exaggerating the past. For the sake of gameplay, each Diablo game takes place in a crazy time in Sanctuary's history, but relatively normal generations have gone by in their history (and even in Diablo 1 the danger was just underneath Tristram and even the people living there were a bit skeptical of the full scope).
29th Dec '16 11:18:16 AM DustSnitch
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** Seeing as how he's still huge and capable of doing BadAss things with his sword and stuff, it's possible that he isn't ''technically'' human, but some sort of [[BuffySpeak half-crippled human-like thingy.]]

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** Seeing as how he's still huge and capable of doing BadAss badass things with his sword and stuff, it's possible that he isn't ''technically'' human, but some sort of [[BuffySpeak half-crippled human-like thingy.]]
31st May '16 12:05:09 AM Dravencour
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** There may be a far simpler explanation as to why Malthael acted as he did during Act V. Diablo was corrupting him from within the Black Soulstone. Malthael is merely an archangel, albeit the most powerful one in creation. But Diablo is the Prime Fucking Evil, the sum total of all Seven Evils in one being, and his power to corrupt has only grown. We know from Diablo II that Mephisto's soulstone was corrupted and resulted in what happened to the religion of Zakarum, and we know from Act IV of D3 that angels are anything but immune to corruption. It ''cannot'' be a coincidence that Malthael's plan for destroying humanity involved tuning the Black Soulstone to rip out the demonic essence of every human and absorb it into the stone. Where do you think all of that demonic essence ''went''? Straight to Diablo himself. Everything that happened in Act V was part of Diablo's plan to be freed from the Black Soulstone, and with more power than he has ever had before.

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** There may be a far simpler explanation as to why Malthael acted as he did during Act V. Diablo was corrupting him from within the Black Soulstone.Soulstone, in a manner quite similar to how Mephisto corrupted the Zakarum back in ''VideoGame/DiabloII''. Malthael is merely an archangel, albeit the most powerful one in creation. But Diablo is the Prime Fucking Evil, the sum total of all Seven Evils in one being, and his power to corrupt has only grown. We know from Diablo II that Mephisto's soulstone was corrupted and resulted in what happened to grown since becoming the religion of Zakarum, and we know from Act IV of D3 that angels are anything but immune Prime Evil, enough to corruption.affect even angels. It ''cannot'' be a coincidence that Malthael's plan for destroying humanity involved tuning the Black Soulstone to rip out the demonic essence of every human and absorb it into the stone. Where do you think all of that demonic essence ''went''? Straight to Diablo himself. Everything that happened in Act V was part of Diablo's plan to be freed from the Black Soulstone, and with more power than he has ever had before.
31st May '16 12:01:46 AM Dravencour
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** The thing Leah specifically disbelieves is the End of the World prophecy, which is reasonable; demons have been invading Sanctuary almost constantly for millennia, so why should this invasion be different?

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** The thing Leah specifically disbelieves is the End of the World prophecy, which is reasonable; demons have been invading Sanctuary almost constantly for millennia, so why should this ''this'' invasion be different?



** Reaper of Souls trailer shows that Tyrael has retrieved the Black Soulstone and sought to hide it.

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** The Reaper of Souls trailer shows that Tyrael has retrieved the Black Soulstone and sought to hide it.



** The why is fairly simple. It's a combination of fully releasing himself from the oath that prevents him from interceding directly on humanity's behalf, and just being sick and tired of the Angiris Council's inactivity as Sanctuary, and humanity with it, are slowly being destroyed by the forces of Hell. One can assume most of his actions prior can be explained either as loopholes, or just a premise of "easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission." Hell, it was a spat with Imperius that prompted the "Screw this and screw you" reaction of stipping himself of his angelic status.

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** The why is fairly simple. It's a combination of fully releasing himself from the oath that prevents him from interceding directly on humanity's behalf, and just being sick and tired of the Angiris Council's inactivity as Sanctuary, and humanity with it, are slowly being destroyed by the forces of Hell. One can assume most of his actions prior can be explained either as loopholes, or just a premise of "easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission." Hell, it was a spat with Imperius that prompted the "Screw this and screw you" reaction of stipping stripping himself of his angelic status.



** I think that although the cinematic implied that an angel stripped of its powers becomes a human, he instead used his angel powers transmute himself into a mortal that only looked like a human, for some reason stripping off his wings (which are the main part of an angel's body in Diablo) to do so.

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** I think that although the cinematic implied that an angel stripped of its powers becomes a human, he instead used his angel angelic powers to transmute himself into a mortal that only looked like a human, for some reason stripping off his wings (which are the main part of an angel's body in Diablo) to do so.









** There may be a far simpler explanation as to why Malthael acted as he did during Act V. Diablo was corrupting him from within the Black Soulstone. Malthael is merely an archangel, albeit the most powerful one in creation. But Diablo is the Prime Fucking Evil, the sum total of all Seven Evils in one being. We know from Diablo II that Mephisto's soulstone was corrupted and resulted in what happened to the religion of Zakarum, and we know from Act IV of D3 that angels are anything but immune to corruption. It ''cannot'' be a coincidence that Malthael's plan for destroying humanity involved tuning the Black Soulstone to rip out the demonic essence of every human and absorb it into the stone. Where do you think all of that demonic essence ''went''? Straight to Diablo himself. Everything that happened in Act V was part of Diablo's plan to be freed from the Black Soulstone, and with more power than he has ever had before.

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** There may be a far simpler explanation as to why Malthael acted as he did during Act V. Diablo was corrupting him from within the Black Soulstone. Malthael is merely an archangel, albeit the most powerful one in creation. But Diablo is the Prime Fucking Evil, the sum total of all Seven Evils in one being.being, and his power to corrupt has only grown. We know from Diablo II that Mephisto's soulstone was corrupted and resulted in what happened to the religion of Zakarum, and we know from Act IV of D3 that angels are anything but immune to corruption. It ''cannot'' be a coincidence that Malthael's plan for destroying humanity involved tuning the Black Soulstone to rip out the demonic essence of every human and absorb it into the stone. Where do you think all of that demonic essence ''went''? Straight to Diablo himself. Everything that happened in Act V was part of Diablo's plan to be freed from the Black Soulstone, and with more power than he has ever had before.
30th May '16 11:49:01 PM Dravencour
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** There may be a far simpler explanation as to why Malthael acted as he did during Act V. Diablo was corrupting him from within the Black Soulstone. Malthael is merely an archangel, albeit the most powerful one in creation. But Diablo is the Prime Fucking Evil, the sum total of all Seven Evils in one being. We know from Diablo II that Mephisto's soulstone was corrupted and resulted in what happened to the religion of Zakarum, and we know from Act IV of D3 that angels are anything but immune to corruption. It ''cannot'' be a coincidence that Malthael's plan for destroying humanity involved tuning the Black Soulstone to rip out the demonic essence of every human and absorb it into the stone. Where do you think all of that demonic essence ''went''? Straight to Diablo himself. Everything that happened in Act V was part of Diablo's plan to be freed from the Black Soulstone, and with more power than he ever had before.

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** There may be a far simpler explanation as to why Malthael acted as he did during Act V. Diablo was corrupting him from within the Black Soulstone. Malthael is merely an archangel, albeit the most powerful one in creation. But Diablo is the Prime Fucking Evil, the sum total of all Seven Evils in one being. We know from Diablo II that Mephisto's soulstone was corrupted and resulted in what happened to the religion of Zakarum, and we know from Act IV of D3 that angels are anything but immune to corruption. It ''cannot'' be a coincidence that Malthael's plan for destroying humanity involved tuning the Black Soulstone to rip out the demonic essence of every human and absorb it into the stone. Where do you think all of that demonic essence ''went''? Straight to Diablo himself. Everything that happened in Act V was part of Diablo's plan to be freed from the Black Soulstone, and with more power than he has ever had before.
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