History Headscratchers / DiabloIII

29th Apr '18 4:05:05 PM Zozma
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** "Malthael abstaining" was a simplification of what actually happened, probably to keep the story moving. The Angiris Council originally decided to destroy humanity upon learning of their existence, but reconvened when they became aware of humanity's potential for nobility and sacrifice. Malthael didn't cast a vote and Tyrael was expected to vote against humanity, which would have resulted in a tie and thus the carrying out of the council's initial plan.
1st Jan '18 8:32:49 AM PlasmaTalon
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** The vote was to decide the fate of a world and race who were partly demonic in origin. Heaven and Hell have been locked in a war of annihilation for eternity, with their default policy being to destroy anything that is of demonic origin(with the exception of the World Stone). So while its unfair for Humanity it does make sense to count any vote that wasn't directly in support of making an exception as against.


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** Its not that Imperius could have taken him down, its that he was unwilling to fight his brother Malthael. Imperius would have likely ran into the same problem that Tyrael and the Nephalem had and been beaten. On the other hand Imperius would have likely sent Heaven's armies to besiege his stronghold. While Malthael is invulnerable his forces are not.
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.
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