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9-23-2010 @ 6:31AM
There is a difference between Grom and Doomhammer. Grom was an unabashed, ambitous, blood-thirsty murdering monster. He killed because he liked it. He killed to test himself and prove that was worthy of accolades. He drank the demon's blood to increase his own power making him an even more unstoppable force. So on top of his already hostile nature, now he has the influence of demon blood in his system. But then one day he looks around himself and realizes that there is more going on than just him being a great warrior that leaves the bodies of hundreds in his wake. He sees what the burning legion has not only done to himself but his people as well. He sees how his people have been reduced to nothing but shells of what used to be an independent and vibrant race. Then a light clicks on in his head and he realizes that he has helped lead everyone down this path of destruction for his own selfish desires. He sees this and takes steps to not only redeem himself from the curse of the demon blood, but his people.DoomhammerThis guys isn't as easy an egg to crack open. He's not as simple minded as Grom is. He can see the man behind the curtain pulling the strings. He too has a need and desire to prove himself. He's the heir to a clan that has a strong history. Whereas Grom was more upfront and honest about wanting to kill anything and taking advantage of Ner'zhul's warnings about the draenai to go to war against them and slay as many as he could, Orgrim told himself that "it was for his people", when it was actually serving his interests as well. He had met with Velen and knew that they posed no threat to the orcs. When Helllscream was the first to take the demon blood from the chalice, Orgrim knew better. He knew that the blood would erode any rational thought that he was capable of making and enslave him to the burning legion. Here is the difference between the two leaders. Orgrim was just as responsible for leading his people and his world to the chaos that followed due to the fact that not only did he suspect vicous intent behind what his people were being ordered to do, but he didn't partake of the same maddening demon blood that would control the minds of the orcs from that day forward. Where the orcs became enslaved to the legion through the blood of Manneroth, everything Orgrim did was of his own free will. But even though he retained his free will, unlike Durotar, he went with the flow of things. He was a coward hiding behind the pretense of "for my people", when he like Durotar realized what was going on but unlike Durotar, didn't take the stand that was needed. Durotar was banished for his trouble. Grom became known as the redeemer because he overcame the murderous rage pulsating in his blood and his own selfish desires to do what was best for his people. Yes he did backslide at times, but when he came to himself he was even more ashamed of himself and motivated to free his people from the curse he helped bring on them. He is the sinner who found salvation. Orgrim is the guy that was gifted with perception but was unable to take any action when it counted that could've altered the flow of events that transpired. You say they had no choice but to kill the humans when they came to Azeroth? No, he was following orders. They didn't come there to find another home. They were sent there, ordered there, to take over and make it easier for the burning legion to come take Azeroth. The others were subjucated through the demon blood, Orgrim did it out of his own free will.
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