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12-18-2011 @ 6:28PM
So does this mean that we'll never see any more Black Dragons in WoW? :o
12-18-2011 @ 6:31PM
With a name like Wrathion, of course he's going off the deep end eventually.
12-18-2011 @ 6:42PM
Hey, just because we're entering an age NOT centered around dragons, hopefully that doesn't mean that Wrathion can't meet a nice (non-crazy) black dragon girl and settle down, raise a few clutches of whelps, and terrorize the countryside with his insatiable appetite for livestock.
12-18-2011 @ 7:29PM
'hopefully that doesn't mean that Wrathion can't meet a nice (non-crazy) black dragon girl and settle down'I'm pretty sure that is entirely out of the question, considering his status as the uniquely uncorrupted example of black dragonhood. On the other hand, dracogenesis is pretty weird in Warcraft lore. Both Alexstrasza and Wrathion's mother were compelled to produce eggs without any apparent interference from any male dragons.... and yet dragons are obviously (or at least, apparently) gendered, and the aspects have consorts, and... yeah, that's weird. Requesting Know Your Lore on how dragons get made.
12-18-2011 @ 7:39PM
The answer is probably "a wizard did it" but real life reptiles and amphibians are able to change sex and exhibit "virgin" births, so I prefer the wizard explanation over the incestuous muddle that generally results.Dracogenesis is a little weird in many fantasy properties-- Tolkien's dragons, for instance, were all male (all the named ones at least) and the first of them was the "father" of dragons, but we never hear about female dragons. I sort of feel like this is similar to the practice of always referring to hawks as "she" regardless of sex.
12-18-2011 @ 8:00PM
When Alexstrasza was captured she was also captured with the elder two of her consorts, Tyranastrasz and don't remember the name of the other. They were forced to produce eggs with Alexstrazsa under threat of harm to her if they didn't comply,
12-18-2011 @ 8:55PM
Let's not forget Galakrond (sp?), the most proto of all dragonkind. Considering he was THE first, how did he make eggs that would eventually (and I mean VERY eventually) become the five Aspects?
12-18-2011 @ 9:24PM
@Ilmyrn , ah, they grow up so fast.....
12-18-2011 @ 11:02PM
Hey, for what it's worth, after you do the quest in Twilight Highlands and kill one of the last black broodmothers, the red dragon who you report back to says they'll only kill the whelps and eggs if they have to. Certainly there's no reason they couldn't have taken a few of them off for purification.
12-19-2011 @ 1:28AM
More hilarious in all this, he indicated he was conscious in the egg.Think about that a little harder.I saw a Titan device make his egg out of 3 corrupted ones.That had to be a hell of a headache getting ripped apart three times and mashed back together again only lacking that whisper in your head telling you that all work and no play makes you a dull boy.
12-19-2011 @ 1:42AM
I never thought that Galakrond fathered the Aspects biologically, I alwys imagined it was some sort of magical cloning.
12-19-2011 @ 11:17AM
Time for a new drogan flight!! Lets see...Black + Bronze= dark brown...mehBlack + Green = sludgeBlack + Red= dark burgundy mebe?Black + Blue= Purple-ishThere you have it, Behold the awesome powers of the Purple-ish dragonflight!!!
12-19-2011 @ 12:29PM
@GrandOldDuke:The eggs are just extremely tasty without a male consort - I thinkit's like in the case of chickens, where the females will lay eggsuntil the end of time but there'll be no chicks unless a male isregularly.... ahem, interacting with the females.That, or it's like fish, where they aim at each other and try hopethere'll be collision. :P
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