I remember somewhere in the novel Illidan, Xe'ra told Illidan that he would be a hero and showed him a vision of him, free of his demonic form, battling giant manifestations of the void at the head of an army (of Light, presumably) with his twin blades, but when the vision and Illidan's musings about there being a chance of redemption for him ends, Xe'ra says a sacrifice is needed for that to happen. And he replies "There always is."I guess Xe'ra was referring to her own sacrifice (as in being destroyed by Illidan).See, the Naruu are cosmic beings, manipulators, and operate on a much larger scale than our mortal minds can comprehend. I think it stands to reason that she sacrifices herself for the greater good and the eventual defeat of the Void.Just a theory of course.
Being blind caused by darkness isn't the only way to be so.Even so much brightness and being subjected to light can too bring forth blindness: A blinding light.If Xal was once a piece or dagger of an old god, could it be the the void lords be once naaru and a piece of it became the dagger of the Black Empire?
Although, I am really eager to see the light form of Illidan though. Please don't tell me it will look like a holy dreadlord...
This is the reason why we kept illidan in a cage for thousands of years. His hunger for more power will be his inevitable end.
I was amazed by this! You are my true hero, Illidan!
I didn't really like what happened, but if anything, it's taken a (somewhat badly written) turn on the usual prophecy bull$%^&.
I'm just glad he avenged us. That awful quest line from Light's Heart was really aggrevating.
Take that, you rusty windchime! I'm not an Illidan stan but I was glad to see what he did. I have to wonder how much of an unreliable narrator Xe'ra always was. Was she controlled by someone else, or are the Naaru nefarious beings intent on brainwashing mortals? Anyone who sells you on a fairytale prophecy probably wants to control you.
I liked what happened. "Redemption" can't be forced. What Xe'ra was doing was just as bad as what Sargeras did. This time Illidan had the power to stop it. We don't need a tyranny of the Light anymore then the Dark. Illidan's "redemption" would have greatly cheapened everything he went through.Just my 3 cents anyway.
none of it makes sense to me. unless you are to assume the naaru are not as benevolent as they seem. could they be the real enemy?
nj boss ) so... what's the plan now, Lord Illidan?
When Sargeras seduced Kil'jaeden and Archimonde to his side, he appeared to them as a being of the Light to appeal to their leanings. It's always possible Xe'ra wasn't what it appeared to be.But I'm more inclined to believe that it intended to sacrifice itself (for reasons) by trying to force the hand of Illidan. Whether or not a prime naaru could be truly destroyed by a single player-character ability is debatable, though. I suspect we'll hear the dulcet tones of Xe'ra again before too long.
Remember how Blizzard said that once we meet Turalyon on Argus then the way we view Warcraft will change? They weren't wrong! :D
How can I up vote this?
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Take notice on Turalyon's eyes before and after the chandelier death.....
You mean the actions Mr. Snarks-a-lot took to doom their efforts. The same guy who expects everyone to sacrifice all to follow him into the abyss. The same clown who keeps taking digs at Velen, the one guy who is all gung-ho about going to Argus? That paragon of integrity who sacrificed OTHERS to achieve HIS goals? I'll pass.
This one scene gave me hope in wow again.