did you notice how he wanted to make you and his other lieutenants succumb to the darkness and how he didn't? I think you are right that's definite foreshadow that he feel he can control the Sha or, at worst, if the Sha makes his people monsters he'll be even more powerful
If Theron did take the warchief mantle who would step up to lead the blood elves, would he lead both?
Take a pick ^^
He who sees his own doom can better avoid its path. He who sees the doom of others can deliver it.
It sounds like based on the Kovak interview that there's a coup in 5.3 and Garrosh is besieged in 5.4. Ignoring the question as to why Garrosh needs to be besieged to begin with (is he going to summon the Legion? does he have another Divine Bell-ish weapon? is Gamon's rescue necessary to save Azeroth?), the fact that a coup predates the siege indicates to me that the majority of the Horde supports the leader of the coup against Garrosh.
Which frankly eliminates Theron in my mind for now.
Garrosh will do something that spurs the coup, of course. But the leader of the coup has to be someone whose opposition to Garrosh is legitimately shared by Orcs as well as BElfs, etc. I don't see a scenario where your average everyday Orc supports Theron against Garrosh. Vol'jin is a possibility, but the history of antagonism between Vol'jin and Garrosh tends to make me think a Vol'jin coup would split the Horde, not gain the support of it. Ditto Baine (altho the history is not as direct as it is with Vol'jin).
I feel like it has to be an Orc that leads the coup. Hopefully not Thrall.
Now, this doesn't preclude a non-Orc Warchief post-5.4. But until such time as Garrosh is finally dealt with, I'm having a hard time with envisioning any non-Orc as Warchief.
I would love to see Theron crowned the new King of Silvermoon. I think it would be an event that would finally signal an end to the tragedy of the Blood Elves.
But I would definitely not like to see him take up the mantle of Warchief. For that job we need an Orc, a strong one. One who can redeem the title of Orcish Warchief. One who will bring strength and honor back to the Horde.
I really hope they don't pick another race to lead the Horde. Not because I don't think they're capable, but because it just furthers the stereotype that Orcs are "bad" and no-good warmongers.
I would imagine Saurfang because of the foreshadowing. But I could also see Nazgrim making a character transformation and leading the charge against Garrosh.I feel like it has to be an Orc that leads the coup. Hopefully not Thrall.
I just pray it's not Baine.
At the same time, I doubt that just because an orc must kick off the rebellion in order to get the rest of the orcs onboard that doesn't automatically mean he/she is going to be warchief.
You have to think of it from the Orc perspective, not the player perspective. The Orcs are the backbone of the Horde; without their support in a coup, the coup can not be successful.
It's a shame that Orkus got killed, because he'd be my choice.