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5-16-2010 @ 3:23PM
First, I love the post. I never got around to reading the comics, but I had most of the story via friends and wowwikki already :)There are two things that immediately come to mind for how Cho'gal could return. One is the literal return of him.As far as I've read, we really don't know the full extent of Cho'gal's transformation or what powers were granted to him. For all we know, the Old God could have given him the ability to regenerate (this would even make sense so the Old God could punish failures repeatedly for eternity). What happened to the scraps of Cho'gal after the fight with Med'an? Though I agree that there are a few too many "only a set back" in WoW these days....Another possibility that has not yet occurred in WoW lore, but has happened in Earth History is that the name becomes a title. Allow me to explain: Cho'gal was the first leader of the Twilight's Hammer. Through the entire existence up to this point, he was the absolute leader of these mortals. As far as I know of, he was the first mortal to wish the complete destruction of Azeroth and the release of the Old Gods. It is conceivable that the combination of him being the first believer, the unquestioned leader for so long, his great zeal for the cause, and his further transformation by the Old God has made his name mean more than the ogre-mage he once was. It has grown to be the title for the leadership of the Twilight's Hammer.In Earth history we see this happening. For example: Julius Caesar was the first emperor of Rome (technically he labeled himself as "dictator for life" and his heir, Augustus, was the first to take the title of Emperor; but my point is he was the first to rule above the power of the Senate). After that the line of Roman Emperors took the title "Caesar" when they took the position of rulership (some may claim this was a last name, but this is incorrect. Julius Caesar's family line was known as the Julian-Claudian line. Also emperors who were not descendants took the title "Caesar" as well.) This trend even extends to rulers of lands formerly part of the Roman Empire (for example: "Czar" from pre-revolution Russia and also "Kaiser" from the German Empires).Another way to phrase it: "He's the next Cho'gal"TL:DR He could have regenerated thanks to his Old God master, or the name "Cho'gal" could have evolved to become the title for the zealous and absolute (mortal) leader of the Twilight's Hammer forces.
5-16-2010 @ 8:20PM
I was thinking, that maybe the time lines needs a bit cleaning up. In the sence , that the point when Chogall dies has just to happen (we expirianced events in Azeroth not unfolding in the same chronological way as they are published in realworld, although they almost always do).Or, what could make more sense. Is that,yes, he did get resurected by the Old Gods. Such a feat is trivial for them, expecially for a person that was already heavily imbued with their power/corruption.Also, I doubt he was the first mortal wishing for Azeroths total destrucion. He sought the end of the world already on Dreanor. If I remmember, than the Twillights hammer Clan was an apocalypsic one even back then. (note- the clan was wiped out near Sargeras' tomb, what we see now is a new-born cult)
5-17-2010 @ 1:43AM
To Sithril: I tried to reply to your post, but hit the wrong button by mistake. It can be found on Page 3. My apologies, I'm still a blogging noob.
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