History Machinima / TalesOfThePast

2nd Jul '16 2:43:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Mograine
30th Jan '15 3:07:03 PM Nithael
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[[http://warcraftmovies.com/viewauthor.php?id=4796 Tales of the Past]] is a {{Machinima}} trilogy filmed using the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' engine. The series is essentially high-quality ''WorldOfWarcraft'' FanFilm, featuring many of the most popular characters in {{Warcraft}} canon, particularly in the third installment. The series was written, directed, and edited by Martin Falch, who became famous in the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' machinima community after the release of the first sequel.

''TalesOfThePast'' follows the story of a gnome mage named Yimo who is blackmailed into helping start a new war between the Alliance and the Horde by including his guild, Eden Aurorae, in an invasion of Orc lands. Unfortunately, the summaries of sequels, as well as many of the tropes on the page, end up spoiling major plot points from the first two movies. You have been warned.

Following the events of the first movie, the Horde and the Alliance are at war, and Eden Aurorae has been forced into exile for their willingness to work with the Horde to investigate a possible corruption of some of the Alliance nobles. In ''TalesOfThePast 2'', Yimo teams up with Blazer, a human rogue, to infiltrate Stormwind and escape with a book that may be related to the corruption. Things don't go as planned, and the pair set out to discover just what the "diary" really is. Ultimately, the Lich King is revealed as the series BigBad and the two mortal factions make an uneasy truce so that they can focus on fighting off the undead armies of the Scourge.

''TalesOfThePast 3'' adds several characters from {{Warcraft}} canon join the main cast, as focus is split between three plots that eventually merge.

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[[http://warcraftmovies.com/viewauthor.php?id=4796 Tales of the Past]] is a {{Machinima}} trilogy filmed using the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' engine. The series is essentially high-quality ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' FanFilm, featuring many of the most popular characters in {{Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' canon, particularly in the third installment. The series was written, directed, and edited by Martin Falch, who became famous in the ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' machinima community after the release of the first sequel.

''TalesOfThePast'' ''Machinima/TalesOfThePast'' follows the story of a gnome mage named Yimo who is blackmailed into helping start a new war between the Alliance and the Horde by including his guild, Eden Aurorae, in an invasion of Orc lands. Unfortunately, the summaries of sequels, as well as many of the tropes on the page, end up spoiling major plot points from the first two movies. You have been warned.

Following the events of the first movie, the Horde and the Alliance are at war, and Eden Aurorae has been forced into exile for their willingness to work with the Horde to investigate a possible corruption of some of the Alliance nobles. In ''TalesOfThePast ''Machinima/TalesOfThePast 2'', Yimo teams up with Blazer, a human rogue, to infiltrate Stormwind and escape with a book that may be related to the corruption. Things don't go as planned, and the pair set out to discover just what the "diary" really is. Ultimately, the Lich King is revealed as the series BigBad and the two mortal factions make an uneasy truce so that they can focus on fighting off the undead armies of the Scourge.

''TalesOfThePast ''Machinima/TalesOfThePast 3'' adds several characters from {{Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' canon join the main cast, as focus is split between three plots that eventually merge.



Some helpful notes those not familiar with WorldOfWarcraft canon:

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Some helpful notes those not familiar with WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' canon:



As the series went on, the focus of the action shifted from large battles to increasingly impossible stunts performed by the major characters...who were also increasingly from canon. [[ContestedSequel Despite this]] (and the outrage over Blazer saying, "God is pissed off at you!" in part 3), the final movie is still considered some of the best ''WorldOfWarcraft'' machinima ever made.

Note that because the story is set in the {{Warcraft}} universe and is essentially an AlternateHistory for ''WorldOfWarcraft'' and some of the {{Backstory}}, many of the tropes for that universe also apply.

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As the series went on, the focus of the action shifted from large battles to increasingly impossible stunts performed by the major characters...who were also increasingly from canon. [[ContestedSequel Despite this]] (and the outrage over Blazer saying, "God is pissed off at you!" in part 3), the final movie is still considered some of the best ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' machinima ever made.

Note that because the story is set in the {{Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe and is essentially an AlternateHistory for ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and some of the {{Backstory}}, many of the tropes for that universe also apply.



* ContinuityCameo: Several characters from {{Warcraft}} canon appear in the flashback opening of part 3, even though a few of them aren't relevant to the plot. The funeral at the end of part 3 also features a canon character who did not appear in the main plot, and there's the occasional mention of other canon characters.
* ContinuityNod: Several characters drop the name of a person or place in {{Warcraft}} canon that has little to do with the main plot.
* ContractualImmortality: mildly subverted. While characters from the main {{Warcraft}} canon do die, their survival rate is much higher than that of the original characters. This may be justified in that the original characters might as well be mooks considering the power of the canon characters.

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* ContinuityCameo: Several characters from {{Warcraft}} VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} canon appear in the flashback opening of part 3, even though a few of them aren't relevant to the plot. The funeral at the end of part 3 also features a canon character who did not appear in the main plot, and there's the occasional mention of other canon characters.
* ContinuityNod: Several characters drop the name of a person or place in {{Warcraft}} VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} canon that has little to do with the main plot.
* ContractualImmortality: mildly subverted. While characters from the main {{Warcraft}} VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} canon do die, their survival rate is much higher than that of the original characters. This may be justified in that the original characters might as well be mooks considering the power of the canon characters.



* ElvesVsDwarves: A bigger deal in part 3 than it is in {{Warcraft}} canon.

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* ElvesVsDwarves: A bigger deal in part 3 than it is in {{Warcraft}} VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} canon.
19th May '14 4:09:55 AM Asgar
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* BookEnds: The beginning of the third movie has Mograine bring down a huge demon, then saluting it. Near the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Ashbringer!Blazer]] salutes a defeated Arthas.
18th May '14 2:24:04 PM Asgar
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* OddFriendship: Serphentos, a BoisterousBruiser dwarf captain, and Minori, an [[CantArgueWithElves overly-reasonable]] nightelf officer.
18th May '14 2:28:35 AM Asgar
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* ThePaladin: Morgraine, later [[spoiler: Blazer]]. In a subversion of the popular fandom clichee of paladins as cowardly and useless, this work plays them, particularly the Ashbringers, up as quite the MemeticBadass type, with paladins displaying abilities like surrounding themselves in walls of fire, almost-flight, insane agility (while in heavy armor), and even ''punching through solid rock''. This best shows in a scene later on, where [[spoiler: Ashbringer!Blazer finally makes his apperance. As he walks by Thrall, Jaina and Saurfang, all heavily injured, he heals them. Not "stops to heal them" or even "talk to them". Their wounds just casually close ''as he walks past them''.]] Paladins are just that awesome.
14th May '14 11:37:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheChosenOne: Yimo is explicitly said to be TheChosenOne. This is subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler:anyone who was TheMessiah could take his place]].

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* TheChosenOne: Yimo is explicitly said to be TheChosenOne. This is subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler:anyone who was TheMessiah a MessianicArchetype could take his place]].



* TheMessiah: Yimo and Jaina, an important plot point in both cases.
5th Apr '13 7:02:06 PM kraas
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** A Forsaken rogue gets a good one as he sneaks up on a Scourge warlock: "Let me reacquaint you with death..."
11th Jan '13 6:47:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Leanna, who only serves to add to and comment on the angst of Blazer's subplot in part 3.



* ShallowLoveInterest: Leanna, who only serves to add to and comment on the angst of Blazer's subplot in part 3.
17th May '12 12:12:19 PM SeptimusHeap
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As the series went on, the focus of the action shifted from large battles to increasingly impossible stunts performed by the major characters...who were also increasingly from canon. YourMilageMayVary about whether or not this is a good thing. [[ContestedSequel Despite this]] (and the outrage over Blazer saying, "God is pissed off at you!" in part 3), the final movie is still considered some of the best ''WorldOfWarcraft'' machinima ever made.

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As the series went on, the focus of the action shifted from large battles to increasingly impossible stunts performed by the major characters...who were also increasingly from canon. YourMilageMayVary about whether or not this is a good thing. [[ContestedSequel Despite this]] (and the outrage over Blazer saying, "God is pissed off at you!" in part 3), the final movie is still considered some of the best ''WorldOfWarcraft'' machinima ever made.
12th Mar '12 1:00:42 PM LouieW
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* SupportingLeader: Pretty much the entire point of Serphentos, though Rexxar also fills this role once.



* TheAragorn: Pretty much the entire point of Serphentos, though Rexxar also fills this role once.
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