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3-01-2009 @ 5:42PM
In regards to the current form of the Lich King, it's a perfect blending of both Ner'zhul and Arthas. There is a quest giver on the Alliance ship (and I forget his name or the name of the quest, but it's the Death Knight guy) who tells you "Any information we can gain will be of use... The Lich King has two of the most cunning minds here." This hints to me that Arthas has given up all semblance of humanity, and mortality and given himself fully to being the Lich King as Ner'zhul/Arthas. While still imprisoned in the frozen throne, Ner'zhul corrupted Arthas, then made him his champion, and in WC3x, with the events leading up to the battle at Icecrown, the Lich King couldn't control his servants, yet Arthas still served him and was able to act and think for himself, well enough to reach Icecrown, beat the blindfold off of Illidan, etc (Granted, he was carrying Frostmourne at the time, which was/is a part of the armor Ner'zhul was bound to, no doubt granting him some remaining control over Arthas)In fact, once Arthas reached Icecrown, the Lich King GAVE all of his remaining power, except for what he needed to keep existing, to Arthas, so that Arthas could beat Illidan and reach him. That shows a level of trust that doesn't happen between Master and Slave, and I think shows just how much Ner'zhul valued Arthas as, maybe not an equal, but as a very loyal subordinate. And I think it would be a fair assumption he would still be valued and would have, not an equal share in the Lich King mind, but wouldn't be completely consumed.
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