History Literature / LordOfTheClans

26th Oct '16 7:38:29 AM dlchen145
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The big finale. Thrall is a tremendously mellow guy, for an orc, and even compared to a lot of humans. The measures necessary to get him up to this are damn near ridiculous. [[MoralEventHorizon And horrifying.]] And if you ''do'' push him into this... well, he's a [[MagicKnight shaman]], was [[{{Badass}} trained as a gladiator]] for a good deal of his life, and he's ''Warchief of the [[BadassArmy Horde]].''

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The big finale. Thrall is a tremendously mellow guy, for an orc, and even compared to a lot of humans. The measures necessary to get him up to this are damn near ridiculous. [[MoralEventHorizon And horrifying.]] And if you ''do'' push him into this... well, he's a [[MagicKnight shaman]], was [[{{Badass}} trained as a gladiator]] gladiator for a good deal of his life, and he's ''Warchief of the [[BadassArmy Horde]].''
7th Jul '16 11:18:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Thrall has a couple of mentors. The most prominent being Warchief Doomhammer.
** Regarding shamanic stuff, Drek'thar definitely fills the role.
** Drek'thar also points out, in a strange and roundabout sort of way, Blackmoore was one too.
24th Apr '16 2:49:01 AM PRH
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Despite the fact that this book is about subverting the idea that the orcs are AlwaysChaoticEvil, there are very few shades of gray in this book. There are good characters and evil characters (on both sides of the conflict), but hardly anything in-between.
22nd Apr '16 1:45:11 PM PRH
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* DroitDuSeigneur: Blackmoore forces Taretha to be his mistress.
25th Feb '16 4:33:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationDistillation: The original source for the plot was a FullThrottle-like game starring Thrall, which was then cancelled due to it not meeting Blizzard's quality standards. Someone managed to get a hold of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ6tg1Id6-c here]]. The original game had ''a lot'' more [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] to ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'', and some of the major plot points were greatly revised in the book (though it is hard to tell how much due to missing cinematics). There is no sign of sympathetic human characters such as Sergeant or Taretha in the game either.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The original source for the plot was a FullThrottle-like VideoGame/FullThrottle-like game starring Thrall, which was then cancelled due to it not meeting Blizzard's quality standards. Someone managed to get a hold of it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ6tg1Id6-c here]]. The original game had ''a lot'' more [[ContinuityNod continuity nods]] to ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'', and some of the major plot points were greatly revised in the book (though it is hard to tell how much due to missing cinematics). There is no sign of sympathetic human characters such as Sergeant or Taretha in the game either.
14th May '15 1:34:44 PM Nithael
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''Warcraft: Lord of the Clans'' is a novel by Christie Golden based in BlizzardEntertainment's ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. The story of the novel was originally going to be used in the adventure game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans until it was canceled. It is the second book released in the Warcraft Universe after ''Warcraft: Day of the Dragon''. It is part of the Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.


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''Warcraft: Lord of the Clans'' is a novel by Christie Golden based in BlizzardEntertainment's Creator/BlizzardEntertainment's ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. The story of the novel was originally going to be used in the adventure game Warcraft ''Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans Clans'' until it was canceled. It is the second book released in the Warcraft Universe after ''Warcraft: Day of the Dragon''.Literature/DayOfTheDragon''. It is part of the Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.

26th Apr '15 8:14:31 PM N.Harmonik
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Blackmoore comes from a shamed noble house. He is willing to reclaim the family's position by any means necessary, including [[spoiler: raising Thrall to use as a puppet general, thereby gaining command an army of orcs to use against Lordaeron.]]

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Blackmoore comes from a shamed noble house. He is willing to reclaim the family's position by any means necessary, including [[spoiler: raising [[spoiler:raising Thrall to use as a puppet general, thereby gaining command of an army of orcs to use against Lordaeron.]]



** {{Inverted}} with the Orcs who simply break out of jail and Meta wise this novel is part of the card Orcs are dealt as they to go from {{always chaotic evil}} to {{noble savage}}s in Warcraft.

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** {{Inverted}} with the Orcs who simply break out of jail and Meta wise Meta-wise this novel is part of the card Orcs are dealt as they to too go from {{always chaotic evil}} to {{noble savage}}s in Warcraft.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The big finale. Thrall is a tremendously mellow guy, for an orc, and even compared to a lot of humans. The measures necessary to get him up to this are damn near ridiculous. [[MoralEventHorizon And horrifying.]] And if you ''do'' push him into this... well, he's an [[MagicKnight shaman]], was [[{{Badass}} trained as a gladiator]] for a good deal of his life, and he's ''Warchief of the [[BadassArmy Horde]].''

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The big finale. Thrall is a tremendously mellow guy, for an orc, and even compared to a lot of humans. The measures necessary to get him up to this are damn near ridiculous. [[MoralEventHorizon And horrifying.]] And if you ''do'' push him into this... well, he's an a [[MagicKnight shaman]], was [[{{Badass}} trained as a gladiator]] for a good deal of his life, and he's ''Warchief of the [[BadassArmy Horde]].''



* TheSiege: Completely subverted. The bad guys are the few defenders manning the great fortress, while the hero is leading the massive horde trying to rip the place down. They even succeed too.



* TheSiege: Completely subverted. The bad guys are the few defenders manning the great fortress, while the hero is leading the massive horde trying to rip the place down. They even succeed too.



* WhosLaughingNow: Thrall does this to Langston, reducing him to a crying baby,
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Thrall feels this way after being complimented by [[spoiler: Blackmoore as the latter is mortally wounded and tells him "You are... what I made of you... [[SoProudOfYou I am so proud]]..."]]

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* WhosLaughingNow: Thrall does this to Langston, reducing him to a crying baby,
baby.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Thrall feels this way after being complimented by [[spoiler: Blackmoore [[spoiler:Blackmoore as the latter is mortally wounded and tells him "You are... what I made of you... [[SoProudOfYou I am so proud]]..."]]
8th Apr '15 10:50:33 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* BigBrotherMentor: Grom Hellscream becomes this for Thrall.



* HateSink: Suffice it to say, Blackmoore exists as a portrait of everything wrong with humans in the Warcraft universe.



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: During the siege, Sergeant sees that Blackmoore's gone mad and that Langston is completely useless, but takes up the responsibility of defending the keep because they all think that Thrall won't stop until Blackmoore's dead.

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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: During the siege, Sergeant sees that Blackmoore's gone mad and that Langston is completely useless, but takes up the responsibility of defending the keep because they all think (correctly) that Thrall won't stop until Blackmoore's dead.


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* PassingTheTorch: Doomhammer grooming Thrall to lead his people to renewed strength, unity and redemption. [[spoiler:After his death, Thrall starts using his weapon, the Doomhammer, and wearing his plate armour.]]
8th Mar '15 8:32:51 AM Phoenixion
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: When he was young, a captive Orc broke free and ran towards Thrall, screaming a phrase repeatedly in orcish before being cut down. Thrall assumed it was was an attack or challenge. Grom later translates it for Thrall; the orc was actually yelling "Run! I will protect you!"]]
23rd Dec '14 9:44:38 PM Hello101
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Grom Hellscream, despite being a BloodKnight who has killed many, demands that his orcs not kill an abducted child, and instead return him to his family.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Grom Hellscream, despite being a BloodKnight who has killed many, demands many of his foes, orders that his orcs not kill an abducted child, and instead return him to his family.



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Subverted. The main villains of the story are all human, and by the end of it, you're cheering Thrall on as he and the Horde storm Durnholde. At the same time, however, Thrall is well aware of humanity's capacity for good as demonstrated by Taretha and Sergeant, and when he sees the collective spirit of the human race during his shaman training, he finds that it's closer to his human friends than Blackmoore.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Langston to a certain extent. Blackmoore is actually just a gigantic bully but does too much evil to be considered sympathetic.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Subverted.Completely subverted. The main villains of the story are all human, and by the end of it, you're cheering Thrall on as he and the Horde storm Durnholde. At the same time, however, Thrall is well aware of humanity's capacity for good as demonstrated by Taretha and Sergeant, and when he sees the collective spirit of the human race during his shaman training, he finds that it's closer to his human friends than Blackmoore.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Langston to a certain extent. Blackmoore is actually just a gigantic bully bully, but does too much evil to be considered sympathetic.



* LethalChef: Blackmoore hired an old comrade from the war as a chef, whose fish has made Taretha ill more han once.

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* LethalChef: Blackmoore hired an old comrade from the war as a chef, whose fish has made Taretha ill more han than once.



* OhCrap: Sergeant and Langston's reaction when Blackmoore pushes Thrall too far, triggering his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]].
* OldMaster: Sergeant is the only decent man in Durnholde.

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* OhCrap: Sergeant and Langston's reaction when Blackmoore pushes Thrall [[BerserkButton too far, far]], triggering his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]].RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* OldMaster: Sergeant is the only decent high-ranking man in Durnholde.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The big finale. Thrall is a tremendously mellow guy, for an Orc. The measures necessary to get him up to this are damn near ridiculous. [[MoralEventHorizon And horrifying.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The big finale. Thrall is a tremendously mellow guy, for an Orc.orc, and even compared to a lot of humans. The measures necessary to get him up to this are damn near ridiculous. [[MoralEventHorizon And horrifying.]] And if you ''do'' push him into this... well, he's an [[MagicKnight shaman]], was [[{{Badass}} trained as a gladiator]] for a good deal of his life, and he's ''Warchief of the [[BadassArmy Horde]].''



* SmugSnake: Blackmoore
* Tearjerker: [[spoiler: When he was ypung, a captive Orc broke free and ran towards Thrall, screaming a phrase repeatedly in orcish before being cut down. Thrall assumed it was was an attack or challenge. Grom later translates it for Thrall; the orc was actually yelling "Run! I will protect you!"

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* SmugSnake: Blackmoore
Blackmoore.
* Tearjerker: TearJerker: [[spoiler: When he was ypung, young, a captive Orc broke free and ran towards Thrall, screaming a phrase repeatedly in orcish before being cut down. Thrall assumed it was was an attack or challenge. Grom later translates it for Thrall; the orc was actually yelling "Run! I will protect you!"you!"]]
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