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11-06-2011 @ 10:30PM
Just a little thought I had reading this. You stated that Nyarlathotep is the herald of the Old Ones in the Lovecraft novels."??? / Nyarlathotep Unlike the other outer gods in Lovecraft's works, Nyarlathotep serves a distinct purpose. He isn't one of the outer gods in the usual sense; he's their herald, their messenger. He watches over the cults of the outer gods while those gods are away. And where the gods and great ones are creatures of mindless and ravening destruction, Nyarlathotep is clever, deceptive and manipulative, and he delights in cruelty. He enacts the will of the outer gods, and he delights in causing madness."Then you go on to say that Nyarlathotep is the possible cause of Deathwing's madness. What if you look at it this way?Nyarlathotep/NeltharionThink about it. Nyarlathotep watches over the cults of the Old Ones. Neltharion (Deathwing's original name) watches over the cults of the Old Gods. Nyarlathotep is supposedly the Old One's herald. Isn't that what Deathwing/Neltharion is for the Old Gods? Nyarlathotep is clever, deceptive, and manipulative. Anyone who's read a novel with Deathwing/Neltharion in it knows just how clever, deceptive, and manipulative he is.That's just my tin foil two cents.
11-07-2011 @ 7:27AM
This makes perfect sense. In the Deathwing raid, we see the "true" face of Deathwing, so to speak when we finally have him cornered in the Maelstrom. The Old God begins to manifest itself properly in it's chaotic form as Deathwing's rage, anger and hatred become exposed outside his coating. Analogous of the Azeroth/Azethoth theory, don't you think?
11-07-2011 @ 6:45PM
Nice catch - an interesting theory!
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