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4-04-2008 @ 12:06PM
Didn't blizzard already do the whole Heir by blood-lost-turned slave-turned Gladiator-returned King (as I'm assuming the end of this story will turn out...) with Thrall?Don't get me wrong it's a cool story arc and all, but isn't it a bit much to have the same basic structure as the background to the leaders of both the Orc and Human factions?
4-04-2008 @ 12:21PM
Storyline innovation is not of Blizzard's strong points. It's like they're a really good band who only plays cover songs. :)
4-04-2008 @ 12:26PM
I'd say the difference is that Thrall's story is one of a leader rising his people up to throw off an oppressor, sort of a William Wallace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace) figure, except actually being successful at it.When Varian fully recovers his memory and returns to Stormwind, I expect it to be more like the Lion King, the lost son returning to find that Stormwind is being manipulated and degraded by corruption and evil, and then having one hell of a showdown with Prestor and Fordragon.
4-04-2008 @ 7:06PM
The comic's actually written by a guy named Walter Simonson over at DC Comics, so I'm not sure exactly how much direct creative control Blizzard has.
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