History YMMV / Diablo

14th May '17 1:39:44 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Archbishop Lazarus]] (also mentioned in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'') played an integral role in King Leoric's descent into madness and eventual transformation into the Skeleton King, as well as manipulating him into torturing and executing many innocents in the guise of "protecting his kingdom"--up to and including his own queen; feeding Tristram's villagers and the odd adventurer to the demonic Butcher in the first game, and having Albrecht, one of Leoric's two sons, made a vessel for Diablo himself.

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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister CompleteMonster:
** [[SatanicArchetype Al'Diabalos]], better known as [[AntagonistTitle Diablo]], is known as [[TheDreaded the Lord of Terror]]. Before the events of the first game, Diablo fought alongside his brothers, Mephisto and Baal, against Angiris Council in the Eternal Conflict, at times [[ItsAllAboutMe even fighting his own brothers to gain more power for himself]]. With the discovery of Sanctuary, Diablo sought to [[TheCorrupter corrupt]] humanity to his will, deliberately [[TheChessmaster engineering]] his and his brothers' own exile from hell into Sanctuary so they could corrupt humanity. Through this plan failed due to the intervention of the Horadim, Diablo's essence possessed King Leoric of Tristram 200 years after his imprisonment and later [[DemonicPossession took possession]] of Prince Albrecht once he deemed Albrecht a suitable host. Through defeated by Albrecht's brother, Prince Aiden, Diablo corrupts Prince Aiden into the [[DemonicPossession Dark Wanderer]] when the latter sought to contain Diablo's soulstone within himself, and procreated Leah with Adria as a means to [[BodyBackupDrive revive himself should he be slain again]]. As the Dark Wanderer, Diablo destroyed Tristram with a horde of Demons and sought to free his brothers and unleash them into Sanctuary in order to corrupt the Worldstone and subsequently humanity, manipulating Marius into helping him free Baal. Through defeated and seemingly banished to the black abyss, Diablo reemerged 20 years later due to Adria's manipulations of another group of adventurers to empower the Black Soulstone and restore Diablo into Sanctuary into a form combining the power and essence of all the Great Evils. Ultimately, Adria's manipulations succeeded at restoring Diablo at the cost of Leah's life, and he ascended to the High Heavens to destroy the Angris Council, causing much destruction before his defeat at the hands of the Nephelim. Driven by a desire corrupt all of humanity and spread terror across Sanctuary, Diablo stands out as the vilest of the Prime Evils.
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Archbishop Lazarus]] (also mentioned in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'') played an integral role in King Leoric's descent into madness and eventual transformation into the Skeleton King, as well as manipulating him into torturing and executing many innocents in the guise of "protecting his kingdom"--up to and including his own queen; feeding Tristram's villagers and the odd adventurer to the demonic Butcher in the first game, and having Albrecht, one of Leoric's two sons, made a vessel for Diablo himself.
13th May '17 1:14:35 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Archbishop Lazarus]] was a prominent figure in both the original ''Diablo'' and is mentioned in the first act of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. He played an integral role in King Leoric's descent into madness and eventual transformation into the Skeleton King, as well as manipulating him into torturing and executing many innocents in the guise of "protecting his kingdom" (up to and including [[spoiler:his own queen]]), feeding Tristram's villagers and the odd adventurer to the demonic Butcher in the first game, and having Albrecht, one of Leoric's two sons, made a vessel for Diablo himself.

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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Archbishop Lazarus]] was a prominent figure in both the original ''Diablo'' and is (also mentioned in the first act of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. He ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'') played an integral role in King Leoric's descent into madness and eventual transformation into the Skeleton King, as well as manipulating him into torturing and executing many innocents in the guise of "protecting his kingdom" (up kingdom"--up to and including [[spoiler:his his own queen]]), queen; feeding Tristram's villagers and the odd adventurer to the demonic Butcher in the first game, and having Albrecht, one of Leoric's two sons, made a vessel for Diablo himself.
25th Dec '16 10:28:23 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: The ''Diablo'' franchise does in fact have a story, and there are the hardcore "lore-fans" who spend time debating of it, but most players ignore it completely. The franchise also has loads of [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]]. Of course, as a result, Blizzard became GenreSavvy enough to know they can get away with ClicheStorm plots (and trailers) and only a few Tropers on this site will actually notice.

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* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: The ''Diablo'' franchise does in fact have a story, and there are the hardcore "lore-fans" who spend time debating of it, but most players ignore it completely. The franchise also has loads of [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]]. Of course, as a result, Blizzard became GenreSavvy savvy enough to know they can get away with ClicheStorm plots (and trailers) and only a few Tropers on this site will actually notice.
26th Nov '16 5:31:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** The first game featured some ridiculously atmospheric tracks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8 Tristram]] theme comes to mind.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ekMFeC5V4 Raise some hell]]. Sadly there is no studio version of this.



* AwesomeMusic:
** The first game featured some ridiculously atmospheric tracks. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8 Tristram]] theme comes to mind.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ekMFeC5V4 Raise some hell]]. Sadly there is no studio version of this.
19th Oct '16 2:58:17 AM Hawaii_Knut
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** After defeating Diablo, the Warrior/Rogue/Sorcerer tries to seal away the Prime Evil's Soulstone in their body. This game's hero becomes the Dark Wanderer in ''Diablo II'' that the sequel player character chases after.

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** After defeating Diablo, the Warrior/Rogue/Sorcerer tries to seal away the Prime Evil's Soulstone in their body. This game's hero becomes the Dark Wanderer in ''Diablo II'' that the sequel player character chases after. Like the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, this is largely because the sequels became more known, so many players started with them. But at least their identities are not revealed right away.
15th Oct '16 12:56:29 PM Retloclive
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* ItWasHisSled: The path to the "secret" cow level? Not at all a secret now days.

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* ItWasHisSled: ItWasHisSled:
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The path to the "secret" cow level? Not at all a secret now days.nowadays since it was a false rumor. However, there turns out to be one in ''Diablo II''.
** After defeating Diablo, the Warrior/Rogue/Sorcerer tries to seal away the Prime Evil's Soulstone in their body. This game's hero becomes the Dark Wanderer in ''Diablo II'' that the sequel player character chases after.
15th Oct '16 12:49:16 PM Retloclive
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* ThatOneLevel:
** While it's a given that he becomes a huge overpowered GameBreaker later on, the starting Dungeon levels as a Sorcerer can be a bit rough since a Sorcerer is barely able to handle a straight out melee fight, you start off with mana potions instead of health potions, and your early spell arsenal will be incredibly limited to the point that missing with any spell could be disastrous on your shallow mana pool.
** The final Hell levels are this if you choose to play as a Warrior. Enjoy spending most of your walkthrough running around the levels chasing after Succubus that will run away, and constantly fire Blood Stars at ya. The same applies to the teleporting Hell mages in the final Hell level that constantly fires powerful Fireballs at the player, and then Teleports away once the Warrior gets close.
15th Oct '16 12:36:49 PM Retloclive
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** The Butcher is a huge jump in power above anything the player has met at that point, meaning he will take a massive damage before dying and [[WakeUpCallBoss can kill the player in seconds if they aren't prepared properly]].

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** The Butcher Level 2's "The Butcher" is a huge jump in power above anything the player has met at that point, meaning he will take a massive damage before dying and [[WakeUpCallBoss can kill the player in seconds if they aren't prepared properly]].properly]].
*** The same can be said about Level 3's "King Leoric" if the player doesn't choose to spam the Holy Bolt spell, or doesn't have access to said spell.
27th Sep '16 4:21:31 AM Retloclive
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** Could be easily abused to create a level 1 character with maxed stats, as well, as the game included elixirs that each permanently increased a primary stat.

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** Could be easily abused to create easy get a level 1 character with to maxed stats, stats as well, as the game included elixirs that each permanently increased a primary stat.
6th Mar '16 5:10:00 PM Dallenson
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** The latter one in particular is just plain[[JustForPun hell]] for those doing a SpeedRun of the game and need to obtain a specific staff or tomb for a teleport skill.

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** The latter one in particular is just plain[[JustForPun plain [[JustForPun hell]] for those doing a SpeedRun of the game and need are saving/reloading to obtain a specific staff or tomb for a teleport skill.
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