The Story of Illidan Stormrage in the In-game Cinematics. From Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne to World of Warcraft: Legion!
(0:01) Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Intro
(3:08) Arthas vs Illidan
(4:09) World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Cinematic Trailer
(6:58) Harbingers - Illidan
(11:11) Legion - Demon Hunter Cinematic
(12:11) Illidan's Demise In-game Cinematic
(12:52) World of Warcraft Cinematic Teaser
(14:16) Nighthold In-game Cinematic Finale
(15:38) Tomb of Sargeras In-game Cinematic Finale
(17:47) The Battle for Argus Begins
(21:01) Rejection of the Gift
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The old Illidan in Frozen Throne was the best. THe later model with purple lipstick looks gay as fuck. Not to mention the green eyes through the eye fold (which looks like some fat ass social justice warrior's eye liner)
I think the original voice actor sounded much better. The new illidan while interesting, sounds overly melodramatic like a bad soap opera. The old actor or direction with his character seemed a lot more grounded and subtle, instead you get hamfisted dialogue about how Illidan sees the light as some hippocritical form of fake self righteousness. If they were to stay true to the vision of illidan for example he wouldnt even bother with trying to work with anyone else he would just gather his demon hunters and whatever underlings he could muster and invade Argus via his own means. I feel like a major issue with wow is that the way the game is set up and the way they wanted to bring illidan back into the story while being there to interact with the players majorly conflicts as to how he operates as a character. I would say first and foremost Illidan is a loner, he is obsessed with power and doesnt give a shit about making friends. The only time you would ever see him chatting with someone is if 1. He respected them 2. they were an underling critical to his plans, 3. They happened to show up during a battle to fight the same enemy.
If they wanted to have Valen and Illidan properly interact they should have always had them meet in the heat of an intense battle or at least planning one. Having illidan provide this snarky expository dialogue towards heroes on a different path as him show Neo-Blizz really dont know how to write, they dont understand the creations of better people who came before them and turn them into shallow bastardizations that in the end hardly bear any resemblance to what made them intriguing in the first place.
How would I correct this? Illidan acts mostly in the background of his own accord he strikes down Argus absorbing its Titan power and kills Sargeras. He then takes over as leader of the burning legion and uses them along with his demon hunters to invade the void and fight an eternal war or some shit. We never hear from the void, illidan or the burning legion or titans ever again. Boom now Blizzard has a blank slate where no more godlike beings from other realms beyond our comprehension exist and we can have villains and heroes who are much more grounded and warcraft can go back to being more like what it was always intended to be.
the Void is yet to come...
your analysis was beautiful. your details, and the way you illustrated them were something of analytical gold.
But then you proposed a solution and instead of having that awesome objective approach, you added a hint of "I want it to be this way".
The void is as much part of the grand picture as fel, nature, necro, and even light. To have them go away would be to break the story. Although the story has already unraveled and illidan is gone with sargeras, give me another shot at how you would correct this. I want to hear more from you.
Whatever and How much the way games develop and graphics get better there will never be a game as epic as "Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne"- what a plot and what a storyline, the characters are damn perfect and my god remember Arthas-The death knight , the lich king, archimonde , malfurion, tyrande, maiev shadowsong, akama, thrall, grom. THE BATTLE BETWEEN ARTHAS AND ILLIDAN WAS EPIC-This i remember what warcraft is. No ones ever created a RTS game as good as it. If it was possible i wish there is a renewed and high graphics remake of the game with added features and adventures, but this is only a dream.
Matt yang king's voice acting was so fit for illidan. He knew tge character much better. The new voice actor from TBC is just an illusion of his deep vengeful epic voice. Compare the lines "some times the hand of fate must be forced" in Naga's awakening and battle of argus
Mercy- she's the Night Elf leader and also a cunt that pretty much used Illidan's love for her as a power vice and then imprisoned him, let him go when she needed his help and once he helped her she fucking banished him like he was nothing
Mercy that girl is Tyrande Whisperwind, who has been childhood friends with Illidan and his brother Malfurion. Illidan did so many things to impress her but failed to do so. She chose Malfurion for his different and calmer attitude towards things
No, Illidan is a better Jesus than Thrall and even a better Jesus than Jesus.
Thrall didn't sacrifice anything of importance and let the Horde and everyone else down multiple times.
Sure, he was a wise and kind ruler. But kind rulers are weak rulers and wise rulers become lazy rulers. So he went out into the nature to masturbate with the elements and let the savage Horde take apart itself.
Jesus sacrificed *almost* everything. All his possessions, all the glory and fame, his chance at procreation, power and all the other sinful things. Even his life itself. To save humanity. What Jesus did not sacrifice was the comfort of never having to deal with his consciousness, his innocence.
Jesus also did not have to sacrifice his chance at redemption because he never left the convenient zone of never doing something worth of redemption. Illidan did and sacrificed redemption.
To sacrifice (the today for a better future) is the highest value in Christianity and Illidan lived a lot more in accordance with that than Jesus.
Accept the dark side in you, only that way you will be able to bind it to your will. And if your will is aimed at the good alone your power and brutality will be too. The end of evil itself (the end of the legion) is very good.
I don't know if this was intended, but it seems to me that there is a subtle message about religion, like you can't just sit around and believe, you gotta be illidan and actively work toward the goal you believe in, otherwise when things don't go your way (Turalyon getting angry at X'era's death) you just fall to shit.
Yeah it's an obvious message. But i think blizzard try to tell you faith can help you in you're path but pure fanatism will doom you. But blizzard has an another stories for that case if you belive in that you can forge you're own desteny than you can become easily hubristic and right after you can fall a very big.
Wesleypaulsales Sales You could say that his methods are sometimes questionable. But nobody knows the legion better than illidan, not even themselves.
He has always been a misunderstood character. He always had good intentions but were kept in the shadow of Malfurion and always came second. He lost the love of his life to Malfurion aswell wich allowed illidan to completely separate his ties to the Nightelves to pursue his own destiny unhindered. And alot of Blizzard fans never had a chanse to realize that Illidan always did what he did after good research and investigations. He sacrificed everything to become a honored man but were always shamed and shunned away. Even tho they all knew Deep inside that they wouldnt be alive if it werent for Illidan.
And it's all Malfurion and Tyrandes fault
All the world of Warcraft lore has been written from a guy who does not even give a shit about wow and its players...
See all these retards talking about wow as it was something that might change their life in a good way (but it won’t)
makes me sad
Yes but they missed important cinematic in this video with Illidan and the black temple in burning crusade where he closes demonic portals and kills demons and saves the draenis and invade magtheridon with Lady Vashj and Prince Kael the lord of all fire
i think xe'ra knew illidan would kill her if pushed like that, and i think she knew her essence would be used to power the forge we used to empower our artifacts further which allows us to defeat the legion. she knew illidan better than anybody aside from illidan himself.
The Light can see only half of the path and discards everything she does not see. That is why The Light believed that prophecy needed to be fulfilled, and tried to do this even when Illidan refused, in order for the world to be saved. Illidan proved that this was wrong. Velen lost his world waiting for The Light to save it, but Illidan shows him that only they can save themselves. Turalyon is blinded by his faith just like Velen was too, that is why he gets mad and tried to kill Illidan. The Light can't see everything, it could not see that they have another way to save the world.
If you read or hear the story that Blizzard shared on the site, the one that explains the trajectory of Turalyon and Aleria when they was lost, which explains why Aleria accepted the power of chaos, you would know that.
Locus-Walker? (cant remember the name of the "guy" that teach Aleria how to control the Chaotic Energy) he says that The Light can only see half of the path and think this path is the true, everything that it can't see is false and rejected. And The Shadow the other half, but different from the light, The Shadow considers all paths true.
Kamentaro Kolmani dude he already roasted arthas lol
As I said above in rise of the lich king novel the full fight was described , illidan literally brought arthas to his knee with 1 spell at the beginning of the fight.
lol someone doesn't read the lore boys in rise of the lich king novel the full fight is described , illidan brought arthas to his knee with 1 spell and keept fighting him until he had no power to even lift frostmourne but illidan got cocky ofc and left himself open and frostmourne seized it not arthas , the bloody sword has a mind of it's own ! read the lore before you talk man.
Illidan fought Arthas back in the day when the characters still made sense and Blizzard wasn't throwing one-day bosses at people's faces like it's nobody's business.
Or in other words 15 years ago.
I still feel like Illidan should have died that day, Blizzard just kept him alive so he can be a bad ass later (and to say that Arthas didn't do his job well so they can fck him in Wrath of the Lich King).
It all feels wrong. Even when illidan did a good deed, it was for a selfish reason, such as love. It was what made him a such wonderful character. Turning him into some kind of hero feels really wrong. In truth, love was his main drive. Not ideals. It was the case when he sided with Ashara, and it was the case when he pursued Tyrande.He either manipulated trough it (in case of Ashara) or pursued an unrequited love - in case of Tyrande.I understand "fan service" but it's really out of it's character.
(For his motivations being at some points, also simply not to die :P)
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