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3-30-2011 @ 7:34PM
I could not have discovered this series at a better time. A friend and I have been arguing about the details of the fight between Arthas and Illidan. He claims that Arthas killed Illidan, so Blizzard had changed the lore of WC3 to let Illidan be a villain in WoW (he also says Blizzard admitted to doing this). I'm trying to prove that Illidans death at the hands of Arthas was never actually confirmed, so the lore wasn't actually heavily edited (I don't care so much if Blizzard said they fudged the lore. I'm just trying to make a logical argument that would explain why Illidan survived, whether Blizzard edited the lore or not).So far, neither of us has given an inch. I feel like I'm winning though. Can't wait until this is all fully explained, hopefully in the next article, and we can put the debate to rest.
3-30-2011 @ 7:46PM
Your friend is silly... all we see is that Illidan was defeated by Arthas, no sign of killing him. Also it was again a plot VS reality kind of thing... I mean Illidan could fly, normally he should have won.Anyways tell your friend to prove what he says with some sources or something
3-30-2011 @ 7:49PM
It's the latter; Illidan was shown defeated in the final machinima cutscene, but was always meant to have survived. IIRC Blizzard just ran out of time/money to do the cinematic they planned and the chain ending deserved, and they said that had they had that time or money or whatnot it would have been clearer that Illidan survived.
4-06-2011 @ 8:07PM
I the Christie Golden novel, Arthas, I believe it deliberately mentions Illadin is wounded but arthas takes that moment to save the frozen thrown/previous lich king, rather than finish the job.
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