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* Kel'Thuzad will be a young Kirin Tor mage witnessing early undeads created by Gul'dan and being impressed.


[[WMG: Dalaran will be sent crashing down in flames in an adaptation of the Third War]]

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[[WMG: Archimonde will tear Dalaran will be sent crashing down in flames out of the sky in an adaptation of the Third War]]


The death of [[spoiler:Callan]] will be used to establish Lothar being a father figure for Turalyon, setting up Turalyon ultimately [[TakeUpMySword taking up his sword]] and rallying the Allaince at the end of the Second War.

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The death of [[spoiler:Callan]] will be used to establish Lothar being a father figure for Turalyon, setting up Turalyon ultimately [[TakeUpMySword taking up his sword]] and rallying the Allaince at the end of the Second War.War.

[[WMG: Dalaran will be sent crashing down in flames in an adaptation of the Third War]]
Many have expressed concerns that Dalaran already flying prior to the events of Wrath of the Lich King will change its fate in Warcraft III. However, all this means is that its fate will be all that much more dramatic (see the vision in Khadgar's Harbinger video).


* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. Considering how similar their roles are to begin with, this wouldn't be hard. The movie also hammered in that there is a cost to the fel, and Gul'dan has yet to pay it. Both of them created their own death knights. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background or having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning. Not to mention, Arthas is more iconic in the long run anyway, so whose spirit is in a set of empty armor doesn't matter so much. I predict that, probably at the end of the next movie, Gul'dan is going to have finally lost the support of the Horde he was barely hanging onto in this movie, just like in Warcraft II. In desperation, he is going to seek help from his masters, only to be destroyed and reborn as their next pawn, the Lich King. This might even be the first time the movie universe confirms that there is a greater Legion out there.

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* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. Considering how similar their roles are to begin with, this wouldn't be hard. The movie also hammered in that there is a cost to the fel, and Gul'dan has yet to pay it. Both of them created their own death knights. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan and Ner'zhul also contributed to Draenor becoming Outland, and it would be a simple matter to make Outland the final consequence of Gul'dan's actions. The movie also hammered in that there is a cost to the fel, and Gul'dan has yet to pay it. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background or having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning.beginning (he wasn't even in the prequel novel). Not to mention, Arthas is more iconic in the long run anyway, so whose spirit is in a set of empty armor doesn't matter so much. I predict that, probably at the end of the next movie, Gul'dan is going to have finally lost the support of the Horde he was barely hanging onto in this movie, just like in Warcraft II. In desperation, he is going to seek help from his masters, only to be destroyed and reborn as their next pawn, the Lich King. This might even be the first time the movie universe confirms that there is a greater Legion out there.


* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. There's already a lot of overlap in the game timeline. Both of them created their own death knights. Merging those two ideas would make things a lot simpler. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background or having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning. Not to mention, Arthas is more iconic in the long run anyway, so whose spirit is in a set of empty armor doesn't matter so much.

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* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. There's already a lot of overlap Considering how similar their roles are to begin with, this wouldn't be hard. The movie also hammered in that there is a cost to the game timeline.fel, and Gul'dan has yet to pay it. Both of them created their own death knights. Merging those two ideas would make things a lot simpler. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background or having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning. Not to mention, Arthas is more iconic in the long run anyway, so whose spirit is in a set of empty armor doesn't matter so much.
much. I predict that, probably at the end of the next movie, Gul'dan is going to have finally lost the support of the Horde he was barely hanging onto in this movie, just like in Warcraft II. In desperation, he is going to seek help from his masters, only to be destroyed and reborn as their next pawn, the Lich King. This might even be the first time the movie universe confirms that there is a greater Legion out there.


* Gul'dan is already there.

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* Gul'dan is already there.there.

[[WMG: Turalyon will be Lothar's ReplacementGoldfish in the next film]]
The death of [[spoiler:Callan]] will be used to establish Lothar being a father figure for Turalyon, setting up Turalyon ultimately [[TakeUpMySword taking up his sword]] and rallying the Allaince at the end of the Second War.


* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. There's already a lot of overlap in the game timeline. Both of them created their own death knights. Merging those two ideas would make things a lot simpler. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background, and having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning.

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* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. There's already a lot of overlap in the game timeline. Both of them created their own death knights. Merging those two ideas would make things a lot simpler. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background, and background or having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning.
beginning. Not to mention, Arthas is more iconic in the long run anyway, so whose spirit is in a set of empty armor doesn't matter so much.


** Ner'zhul is too memetically famous for him to be adapted out. Everyone knows the line "My life for Ner'zhul". If someone says "My life for Gul'dan", people '''will be''' asking where's Ner'zhul.

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** * Ner'zhul is too memetically famous for him to be adapted out. Everyone knows the line "My life for Ner'zhul". If someone says "My life for Gul'dan", people '''will be''' asking where's Ner'zhul.
* Gul'dan as the Lich King makes for a pretty good CompositeCharacter, especially in AdaptationDistillation. There's already a lot of overlap in the game timeline. Both of them created their own death knights. Merging those two ideas would make things a lot simpler. Ner'zhul doomed his people on accident partially thanks to the machinations of his apprentice Gul'dan. It's fairly easy at that point to simply make it Gul'dan, and intentional, all along. Gul'dan being transformed into the Lich King for his failure would be fairly similar to his original fate, while also helping to explain why the Lich King is so evil (despite Ner'zhul being more sympathetic). Also, it would allow Gul'dan to stay as a sort of BigBad to the series as a whole, since he already survived the first movie. Finally, Ner'zhul really seems like a character you would at least have wanted a cameo of in the first movie if you were going to use him, especially since they weren't shy about dropping the other Warlords into the background, and having a sympathetic portrayal of the fall of the orcs from the beginning.



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** Ner'zhul is too memetically famous for him to be adapted out. Everyone knows the line "My life for Ner'zhul". If someone says "My life for Gul'dan", people '''will be''' asking where's Ner'zhul.


there are ways he moves, looks, and acts in reaction to his friend. betrayal or not, there's some UST going on there.

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there are ways he moves, looks, and acts in reaction to his friend. betrayal or not, there's some UST going on there.
[[WMG: Every major World of Warcraft expansion villain will be shown in the next movie, save for Illidan]]
*Grommash could be an important military commander in the Horde. Garrosh could be shown earlier in the movie as a child, perhaps to show Grom is not a one-dimensional berserker.
*Arthas will be shown as a kid playing with Varian in Lordaeron after Stormwind is conquered by the Horde.
*Deathwing was present during the Second War and could serve as an important secondary antagonist.
*Sargeras could at least be mentioned if Gul'dan is going to his tomb.
*Gul'dan is already
there.


Since Ner'zhul has been removed from the story entirely, Gul'dan's our only orc Warlock. Potential sequels will show Gul'dan seeking further power by raising the Tomb of Sargeras. Rather than simply dying here, the Legion will do to him what happened to Ner'zhul, tear him apart until he's reminded of his place and then made into the Lich King. And since he'd be made into pieces anyway, there's the perfect opportunity to clean up his [[ArtifactOfDoom skull]] for Illidan to get a hold of in the future.

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Since Ner'zhul has been removed from the story entirely, Gul'dan's our only orc Warlock. Potential sequels will show Gul'dan seeking further power by raising the Tomb of Sargeras. Rather than simply dying here, the Legion will do to him what happened to Ner'zhul, tear him apart until he's reminded of his place and then made into the Lich King. And since he'd be made into pieces anyway, there's the perfect opportunity to clean up his [[ArtifactOfDoom skull]] for Illidan to get a hold of in the future.future.

[[WMG: Orgrim is in love with Durotan]]
there are ways he moves, looks, and acts in reaction to his friend. betrayal or not, there's some UST going on there.



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* Alternatively, it could be Westfall - especially considering nobody knows of Kalimdor at this point.


Fel corrupted humans have green eyes, and during his final close-up one can clearly see Lothar's dark green eyes. However during the rest of the movie Lothar has blue eyes like his acter Travis Fimmel.

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Fel corrupted humans have green eyes, and during his final close-up one can clearly see Lothar's dark green eyes. However during the rest of the movie Lothar has blue eyes like his acter Travis Fimmel.Fimmel.

[[WMG: In this continuity, Gul'dan will become the first Lich King.]]
Since Ner'zhul has been removed from the story entirely, Gul'dan's our only orc Warlock. Potential sequels will show Gul'dan seeking further power by raising the Tomb of Sargeras. Rather than simply dying here, the Legion will do to him what happened to Ner'zhul, tear him apart until he's reminded of his place and then made into the Lich King. And since he'd be made into pieces anyway, there's the perfect opportunity to clean up his [[ArtifactOfDoom skull]] for Illidan to get a hold of in the future.



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* Although not seen, Garona does confirm that Gul'dan has gained his power from what he called a "demon", and she described its voice as "fire and ash". So while not referred to as such, it's strongly implied the Burning Legion is a part of this continuity.


* Keep in mind, even in the game universe's lore, noone in Stormwind (those who were involved in the first war), knew of Sargeras or the Burning Legion. The only characters in-universe who canonically knew of the Legion were Medivh, his mother Aegwynn, and the very secretive Council of Tirisfal, who are almost as secretive as the Men in Black. Canonically, most characters on Azeroth had no idea who Sargeras and the Burning Legion were until the Third war, some 25 years after these events.

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* Keep in mind, even in the game universe's lore, noone in Stormwind (those who were involved in the first war), knew of Sargeras or the Burning Legion. The only characters in-universe who canonically knew of the Legion were Medivh, his mother Aegwynn, and the very secretive Council of Tirisfal, who are almost as secretive as the Men in Black. Canonically, most characters on Azeroth had no idea who Sargeras and the Burning Legion were until the Third war, some 25 years after these events.events, when the Legion invaded in full force.

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