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9-28-2011 @ 1:17PM
What the fuck! How the heck did this guy grow from egg to teenage-dragon in the course of what, a year?
9-28-2011 @ 1:25PM
9-28-2011 @ 1:26PM
His uncle is the Aspect of Time, it's easy enough.
9-28-2011 @ 1:27PM
A wizard did it. Probably a dragon wizard.
9-28-2011 @ 1:29PM
It's been implied elsewhere that dragons only remain whelps for a year.http://www.wowpedia.org/Life_spans#Dragons
9-28-2011 @ 1:30PM
Those aren't good explanations at all...if they just said that he was brought into some sort of side-dimension or artifically aged. It'd be acceptable, but as it is...it's infuriating.
9-28-2011 @ 1:32PM
Thats based out of the no-longer-acceptable lore from the DnD books.
9-28-2011 @ 1:43PM
You don't need time mumbo-jumbo to age someone. Just a bit of shadow magic Gul'dan used on Garona or Medivh cursed Khadgar with :P
9-28-2011 @ 2:03PM
Haven't you ever seen a US soap-opera. I remember watching Young and the Restless when I was 11/12 and the one kid was a 18 month old. sometime later they sent him to summer camp / boarding school. He came back 18 years old. This was in the course of 1 or 2 years. They just sent him to the same camp...RS
9-28-2011 @ 2:26PM
It's always possible that the egg was not just hidden, but hidden in time, by Nozdormu or Chromie or some sympathetic Bronze dragon.
9-28-2011 @ 3:16PM
Freta: Just because it's from the RPG doesn't mean it's not true. It just means it doesn't have to be true if they change their minds about something. The RPG is still a valid source for a ton of stuff that hasn't really been addressed elsewhere, and in many cases, the ONLY source.
9-28-2011 @ 3:26PM
I'm with Freta...I don't like the idea that this dragon was aged magically. How can the dragon prince even be a threat to Deathwing at all when he has almost zero life experience and is essentially a whelp in a dragon's body? This kid has lived for a year and Deathwing has lived for Millennia.
9-28-2011 @ 3:42PM
Yes I should have been more, verbose in my original post. That was mostly a rage post. I agree with Lemons entirely. He's been alive for a year, at most, how has he managed to not only learn how to speak, but also gain a grasp on morality, trickery, sabotage. Learned presumably how to fight, how to dress himself in elaborate clothing, develop a distinct personality. How has he gone from not even being born, to essentially an angsty teenager who feels held down by those caring for him. I mean, he's had a few months to be raised, and develop a disdain for those raising him. I know they wanted to use this character, and I was excited to see his story continue. But if they could write in something like others have posted. That he was raised outside of time, or something....even Garona displayed childlike tendencies after being super-fast-aged by having a weaker sense of morality.
9-28-2011 @ 4:29PM
I'm not taking sides, but it's hard to say what the questlines actually tell us. So maybe hold out until they're all datamined and up on MMO-Champ, then see.It's entirely possible that the "dark secret" reveals how he was deposited in the past and grew in an alternate timeline of the Emerald Dream while learning kungfu brewing from Pandaren.The dark secret might not be his "evilness", but more of the extreme measures the other flights have taken to have an alternate to Deathwing.
9-28-2011 @ 4:39PM
How? He's not human, or even humanoid. No, he's a dragon, and quite frankly applying human expectations is kinda silly. Especially since dragons are an artificial race.As for his underhanded methods, well, it's not like he has the support of a dragonflight, or centuries of magical experience, or even any real freedom; from what little has been revealed so far, he's grown up under house arrest, always under the (largely hostile) eyes of the other dragonflights. And then there's the fate of his mother. Yeah, that story is certainly going to persuade the youngling to trust the people watching over him.Kid's had a crap life so far; maybe he'll grow up to have a heart of gold. And it's not like his ascension to Aspect of Earth is going to stop the rest of the Black Dragonflight from being villains, any more than Bolvar putting on the Helm of Domination shut down the Scholomance.
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