History Literature / RiseOfTheHorde

10th Nov '15 7:11:26 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** Ner'zhul has a similarl feeling when he discovers Gul'dan betrayed him.

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** Ner'zhul has a similarl similar feeling when he discovers Gul'dan betrayed him.



* ItsPersonal: Kil'jaeden harbours a mean grudge against Velen and fantasises about destroying him utterly. Averted by Archimonde, who not only doesn't care what Velen's up to now, but suggests they leave him to it and focus on pursuing the Legions agenda rather than Kil'jaeden's petty grudge.



* TheLostLenore: Rulkan, Ner'zhul's deceasesd mate. Her spirit does what she can to keep up their marriage by visiting him and offering him comfort. His ongoing attachment to and trust in her leads to Kil'jaeden imitating her to gain Ner'zhul's trust.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ner'zhul is placed in a powerless position where he becomes privvy to all the Shadow Council plans he will be unable to stop so Gul'dan can rub his failure in his former mentor's face. This allows him to become

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ner'zhul is placed in a powerless position where he becomes privvy to all the Shadow Council plans he will be unable to stop so Gul'dan can rub his failure in his former mentor's face. This allows him to become discover the plot to forge a blood pact with Mannoroth and warn the clans not to drink the demon's blood. Of course, most of them do anyway, but Durotan and others like him refuse to.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Ner'zhul notes that Kil'jaeden's vitriolic hatred of the draenei is inconsistent with the behaviour of the other Draenor spirits, not the least because the ancestors do not harbour such resentments towards the living.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Ner'zhul notes that Kil'jaeden's vitriolic hatred of the draenei is inconsistent with the behaviour of the other Draenor spirits, not the least because the ancestors do not harbour such resentments towards the living. He also notices that [[NonStandardCharacterDesign Kil'jaeden looks more like the draenei than one of the spirits he claims to be]].
10th Apr '15 8:36:42 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Gul'dan betrays his master Ner'zhul to Kil'jaeden, but the work suggests that Gul'dan was never exactly of wholesome character ''before'' that incident.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Blackhand convinces Krol, an ogre chieftain, and others of his clan to form an alliance by promising freedom and protection from their AbusivePrecursors, the gronn, and and a new enemy to fight in the draenei.



* DeceptiveDisciple: Gul'dan. [[spoiler:When he spies on Ner'zhul as the latter finds out Kil'jaeden deceived them all, he rats out his (horrified) master to the demon lord for power.]]

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* DeceptiveDisciple: Gul'dan. [[spoiler:When When he spies on Ner'zhul as the latter finds out Kil'jaeden deceived them all, he rats out his (horrified) horrified master to the demon lord for power.]]



* EtTuBrute: Part of the reason Kil'jaeden hates Velen so much is that they were as close as brothers before the split, which makes their parting that much more bitter.
** Ner'zhul has a similarl feeling when he discovers Gul'dan betrayed him.
* EvilFormerFriend: Archimonde and Kil'jaeden to Velen.



* FreudianTrio: According to Velen, he was this with Kil'jaeden and Archimonde. He was the Ego to Archimonde's Id and Kil'jaeden's Superego.



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Any and all attempts to prevent the orcs from becoming TheHorde are vetoed.



* KickedUpstairs: Ner'zhul is placed in a meaningless, decorative position to prevent him from interfering with the Shadow Council's plans and those of Kil'jaeden.

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* KickedUpstairs: Ner'zhul is placed in a meaningless, decorative position to prevent him from interfering with the Shadow Council's plans (which he ends up becoming privvy to) and those of Kil'jaeden.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ner'zhul is placed in a powerless position where he becomes privvy to all the Shadow Council plans he will be unable to stop so Gul'dan can rub his failure in his former mentor's face. This allows him to become



* ObliviouslyEvil: Ner'zhul thinks he is doing what his ancestor's want and protecting his people, as do many of the orcs fighting the draenei. The discovery that he isn't is a harsh landing.
* OddFriendship: While not technically forbidden, Durotan and Orgrim Doomhammer's inter-clan friendship is considered against tradition.



** Ner'zhul is seen as this at the start, being revered by the orc clans for his connection to the spirits and the ancestors, and is probably as close as the orcs have to a unified leader; the only blotch on his copybook is that he wants a different kind of power -- political -- that he doesn't have yet. This makes him an easy target for Kil'jaeden's machinations.

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** Ner'zhul is seen as this at the start, being revered by the orc clans for his connection to the spirits and the ancestors, and is probably as close as the orcs have to a unified leader; the only blotch on his copybook is that he wants a different kind of power -- political -- that he doesn't have yet.yet -- that of true authority over the clans. This makes him an easy target for Kil'jaeden's machinations.
8th Apr '15 12:37:17 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* EvilIsPetty: Kil'jaeden's grudge against Velen seems to be part of the reason he turned the orcs against the draenei.


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* KickedUpstairs: Ner'zhul is placed in a meaningless, decorative position to prevent him from interfering with the Shadow Council's plans and those of Kil'jaeden.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Ner'zhul is horrified by the realisation that he has beeen tricked into committing genocide, and vows to undo his mistakes. He is stopped from doing this.


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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Ner'zhul notes that Kil'jaeden's vitriolic hatred of the draenei is inconsistent with the behaviour of the other Draenor spirits, not the least because the ancestors do not harbour such resentments towards the living.
6th Apr '15 3:59:45 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* NobleTopEnforcer: Doomhammer becomes this to Blackhand.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
** Velen is polite and cordial to Durotan and Orgrim when he meets them, arranged for his people to peacefully interact with the orcs whose planet they landed on and saves his people from total destruction.
** Ner'zhul is seen as this at the start, being revered by the orc clans for his connection to the spirits and the ancestors, and is probably as close as the orcs have to a unified leader; the only blotch on his copybook is that he wants a different kind of power -- political -- that he doesn't have yet. This makes him an easy target for Kil'jaeden's machinations.
** Durotan joins in the orcish attacks on the draenei only on the basis of MyCountryRightOrWrong, is disgusted by many of the darker practises that take place and eventually refuses to drink the Blood of Mannoroth when Ner'zhul sends an anonymous letter warning them all not to do it.
5th Mar '15 2:41:04 PM Hello101
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* DramaticSitDown: Thrall does this after he's informed that the Draenai are an Azeroth, and have joined the Alliance.

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* DramaticSitDown: Thrall does this after he's informed that the Draenai Draenei are an in Azeroth, and have joined the Alliance.



* EmpathicEnvironment: Averted, which is lampshaded in Durotan's thoughts. He thought the weather was ''way'' too cheery for what was happening.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: Averted, which is and lampshaded in Durotan's thoughts. He thought the weather was ''way'' too cheery for what was happening.
28th Feb '15 10:07:05 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* DoomedByCanon: Anyone who's played the Warcraft games and their MMO sequel will know the draenei are ''this'' close to being doomed to extinction, and that Ner'zhul's attempts to undo his mistakes are doomed to failure because otherwise orcish history past the events of the book wouldn't make sense.
26th Feb '15 4:00:50 PM Austin
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* DramaticSitDown: Thrall does this after he's informed that the Draenai are an Azeroth, and have joined the Alliance.
23rd Dec '14 9:30:43 PM Hello101
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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When an innocent Draenei child is killed to open the Dark Portal, Durotan loses his cool and starts fighting the orcs loyal to the Shadow Council. His clan follows him into battle, and the only thing that saves them is the portal's activation

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When an innocent Draenei child is killed to open the Dark Portal, Durotan loses his cool and starts fighting the orcs loyal to the Shadow Council. His clan follows him into battle, and the only thing that saves them is the portal's activation activation.]]



* ContinuityCameo: Medivh shows up a couple times.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Easily one of the darkest books blizzard has ever put out.

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* ContinuityCameo: Medivh shows up a couple times.
times near the end.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Easily one of the darkest books blizzard Blizzard has ever put out.



* EmpathicEnvironment: Averted, which is lampshaded in Durotan's thoughts. He thought the weather was way too cheery for what was happening.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: Averted, which is lampshaded in Durotan's thoughts. He thought the weather was way ''way'' too cheery for what was happening.



* UnwittingPawn: Ner'zhul falls for Kil'jaeden's lies. All of the orc shaman fall for it, and the orcs trust their spiritual leaders. [[note]]There are also [[CardCarryingVillain willing]] [[DeceptiveDisciple collaborators]] like [[TheStarscream Gul'dan]].[[/note]]



* UnwittingPawn: Ner'zhul falls for Kil'jaeden's lies. All of the orc shaman fall for it, and the orcs trust their spiritual leaders. [[note]]There are also [[CardCarryingVillain willing]] [[DeceptiveDisciple collaborators]] like [[TheStarscream Gul'dan]].[[/note]]
5th Dec '14 1:42:56 PM DARTHYAN
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Easily one of the darkest books blizzard has ever put out.
28th Nov '14 10:00:43 PM kankai
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*BerserkButton: [[spoiler: When an innocent Draenei child is killed to open the Dark Portal, Durotan loses his cool and starts fighting the orcs loyal to the Shadow Council. His clan follows him into battle, and the only thing that saves them is the portal's activation
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