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11-23-2008 @ 3:18PM
The Culling is roughly the beginning of Arthas' journey to joining with the Lich King. It is possible that there is lore as yet revealed as to why it is important that Arthas and only Arthas be the one to do this.If Arthas were stopped, the Lich King could have just as well found a new body to play host to his armor. There has been speculation that we will not destroy the Lich King in the last raid of Wrath, but possibly purge or exorcise Ner'zhul from Arthas.Its kinda Darth Vadery, but there could be some good left in Arthas that allows him to internally battle for his own redemption, weakening Ner'zhul enough for us to defeat him. Whereas a nonpaladin, a person with no attunement of the Light, would have less or no internal conflict of this kind, and the Lich King would be unstoppable. The choosing of Arthas as a host could be Ner'zhul's biggest mistake and Azeroth's only hope.But thats only speculation. I have a feeling things will be clearer when we have all of the content of Wrath revealed.
11-23-2008 @ 4:01PM
I seriously doubt that Ner'zhul will be able to be exorcised from Arthas because of how Arthas damned himself to and gave up the Light. The internal conflict would have existed had Arthas joined with Ner'zhul just as he had taken up Frostmourne because Ner'zhul's voice had driven him mad once he had claimed Frostmourne for his own. If Ner'zhul is exorcised form Arthas, it will have nothing to do with Arthas being connected to the Light.
11-24-2008 @ 1:02PM
While that makes sense, I hope there's something more though. Arthas, in my opinion, deserves to suffer for the amount of trouble he's caused. He was already mad to begin with and deserves to pay for what he has done.
11-24-2008 @ 9:44PM
I really like that theory.
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