Thrall was a weak leader (easiest to kill as a faction leader imo) and i hope Garrosh rips the life out of him.
Thrall was a weak leader (easiest to kill as a faction leader imo) and i hope Garrosh rips the life out of him.
Being sad about him requires being emotionally attached to him, which I didn't think was possible.
Yeah, that's a no.
In the comic and story Garrosh kinda got his butt handed to him when they did fight.
So who is gonna be the new warchief?
The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.- George Carlin
One minor correction, the fight between Jesus and Roid Rage was not to the death, it would have been until one was defeated or unable to fight. Basically a nasty version of saying uncle.
I find majority of MoP lore sad. So yeah garrosh dying makes me sad as well.
If they decide to "redeemed" him, by having the Sha sucked out of him by some funny schenanigans, then please promote him to Chief Clefthoof-Herder of Nagrand and never mention him again. The most depressingly boring and one-sided lore figure to date, we get it Garrosh, you really like orcs and your favorite hobby is pooping on everyone else. NEXT.
As much as I hate him (since Outland, not recognizing Grom's story), he is just plain BADASS right now. The new model, all that massive slaying machine... A shame he is insane.
I like him more this patch, eventhough we don't have a lot of stuff about 5.4. But seriously, using Sha and Old God power (not counting elemental slavery and demonic power) as weapon is AWESOME. Insane, wrong, but plain AWESOME. He's just a badass boss to kill. I don't want him to live, I don't want him as Warchief, I just find him one of the best villains yet (ONE of, don't bash me).
As much as i dislike Garrosh, the one time i was impressed with his actions was in the quest "To Be Horde..." watch the video on utube if you havn't seen it but his actions/decisions there were good.. since though he has gone downhil..
I suddenly have the opinion that despite him being the final boss, he's still going to be Warchief afterwards.
They're gonna pull some more silly post-fight garbage, where you don't actually beat the enemy, just put him to sleep, or whatever. We're basically gonna "cure" Garrosh instead of killing him, because it wasn't his fault he's so mean, it was the Sha, the Old God, and the temptation of power.
My understanding of Cairne's death was
Shocked at the rumors that the new Warchief slaughtered innocent druids, Cairne challenged Garrosh Hellscream to an honorable duel in the arena of Orgrimmar. Prior to the battle, Magatha Grimtotem offered to bless Garrosh's weapon, Gorehowl. However, unknown to Garrosh, Magatha secretly poisoned the weapon with a potent toxin.
During the course of the fight, Cairne appeared to have the upper hand until his ancient Bloodhoof Runespear is shattered by Gorehowl. Garrosh attacked again, cutting Cairne along the duration of his chest. As Cairne began to retaliate, the poison from Gorehowl sank into his blood, weakening him. As he died from the poison he realized Magatha's betrayal, his final thought "And so, I, who have lived my whole life with honor, die betrayed".
His body was taken to Thunder Bluff, and after the uprising of the Grimtotem and retaking of Thunder Bluff by his son, Baine, Cairne's remains are placed upon a pyre along with the shattered debris of his Runespear. Thrall returns to mourn him, devastated by the loss of his friend. In a final farewell and show of honor to his friend, Thrall took a small piece of the shattered Runespear with him.
I never liked the direction they took him from a lore perspective but I wouldn't go as far as saying I would be sad if he died.
Now when Arthas died I cried a river lol jk ...no I really did.
"Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?"
"That is the only time a man can be brave."
-Lord Eddard Stark
Behind Garrosh's lolethics there was always been a selfish caring about pride, honor and "looking-great" feeling.
On the other hand, Theramore was not a land to conquer for resources, and was full of enemy soldiers, let alone that was an utter military target by itself, and he had great plans about kicking the night elves from Kalimdor, which absolutely required the razing of Theramore. Garrosh have no reasons for feel "ashamed" here, on the contrary, he sees it as a badass victory.
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"In retrospect Garrosh knew that he was very lucky the duel had been interrupted, though he would rather have died than admit it"
I have to admit it, i think that Thrall has been too passive as a leader, but this doesn't make Garrosh better, he remains worst by far regardless.
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Failed "controversial" thread as this has been, I will chime in on the off-the-subject path it has taken!
I hope he either survives to redeem himself, although far more interesting characters haven't, like Illidan, Kael'Thas and Arthas (especially the last one, with his connection to the Light, and its teachings of good and redemption); or he dies. I can't see him surviving to be a bad guy that enticing as a concept anymore. Because he will most probably never be as powerful as when he gets himself infused with that Sha-energy-source-thingie. And an enemy that has reached his most powerful state in the past, and will never reclaim it ever again is not interesting to me. Just elite cannon fodder, which is cannon fodder nonetheless. And for his value as a character, and the value of World of WarCraft's story he is better off dead, or redeemed in a state of lesser power.
Now, as to how things came to be like this, it's both a good development and a bad one in my opinion.
The good part: Blizzard finally trying out something else other than absolutely evil characters, or insane/possessed ones. Welcome to ethically diverse characters' domain once again Blizzard. Finally after all these years, ever since World of WarCraft's release, we get some effort to create morally diverse characters with good and bad elements and behaviour!
I like what they tried to do with Garrosh. His initial state of staleness, with his father's legacy bearing so heavy on him, pushing down on him, preventing him to help anyone, while disaster was unfolding all around him. And the way the player's actions along with Thrall's intervention, help him arise and be the orc he can be.
Only to come face-to-face with the grim reality of a quite complicated outer world when he arrives on Azeroth. He follows Thrall with the best of intentions to Durotar, where he is strained beyond belief between his sense of duty to the Orcs of Orgrimmar and the reality they live in. One where merely surviving is a struggle, while trying to improve their lives comes at a great cost to themselves, and can even be said to be wrong, as it infringes on the rights of other racial factions in the area. Hence Garrosh comes across a problem he can't quite solve by cleaving it in half. What is more, he comes across those problematic situations while under Thrall's guidance, where his powers on the matter are limited, and his input not used as much due to his limited insight on things. This is pretty much the situation Eddard Stark found himself in in Game of Thrones. A warrior trying to deal with politics. And a one-sided warrior at that. Unlike Stark though, Garrosh is not all that diplomatic or has the same strength of character. What he has is time to brood. And the ripples in his valiant character start to appear.
When he is given command of the Horde by Thrall, the doubts, fear, and anger retreat for a moment. His sense of gratitude for the honour bestowed upon him by his mentor-of-sorts, and the sense of duty to the people with whose leadership he is entrusted with, both humble him and make him determined to not fail his new, extremely important, mission. But once he is left on his own, and the positive feelings of his new role begin to fade while the dangers all around him start to surface, the signs of his change for the worse start to appear. He seeks to find in himself the tools to make things better, but along with his positive characteristics he also unearths the negative ones that he have been developing. And he uses them. And continues to do so increasingly, as the situation gets more urgent. And that transforms him from the Garrosh that wanted the best for everyone and mostly his adoptive family of Orgrimmar's orcs, to Garrosh the tyrant who will choke even his most loved ones in the effort to keep them close to protect them. That's quite a good effort there Blizzard writers!
But the bad thing is, it's done oh so terribly in-game. And even not in the game for the most part actually! As far as the game's writing has progressed, leaps and bounds that is from the past, I only wish Arthas, Illidan and Kael'Thas got the same treatment; the in-game ways to portray the changes still leave a lot to be desired, and the exclusion of so many important elements from the game to be featured in books and comis is quite problematic. Then of course there is the community, that even in our more enlightened times seem to be for the most part stuck to the bad old "take an extreme point of view" way of thinking. And somewhere in there Garrosh loses his integrity as a character. The best of intentions mean little when the actions are not up to the challenge.
I personally wish he manages to survive and redeem himself, then get self-exiled to wander the world and learn its ways as a humble traveller. In other words receive Arthas' "rightful treatment that was not to be".
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Then all a combination of his inherited bad nature (not evil, just bad), the will to honor his father's sacrifice becoming an obsession turned in excessive and blind pride, his premature and unfitting role as Warchief (the unquestionable power of such a position got to Garrosh's head) and another bunch of ill-fated events, like the death of Cairne and the joining of Malkorok in the Horde, put him to the worst wagon, making him completely following his nature of "Hellscream", ironically commiting his father mistakes (desperate times need all the power achievable) while following his supposed "will".
And having Garrosh now doing all this epic amount of shit, all by his own will, make him both epic as a villain and still terryfingly coherent with his "dream" of freedom for the orcish race. And he's not someone like Arthas, that had a huge drama and heart-breaking story, that you basically felt more sorry for him when you killed him than anything else; he's a villain that follow his own will, not manipulated and tricked like a dumbass by some evil force, he aims, on the contrary, to BEND the evil forces to him and to his race, for follow and achieve the same goals he had when he was just an inexperienced warrior that had the best intentions for preserve his people safety, pride and history, even if now he's basically destroying the world in his twisted obsession.
I find it simply brilliant, and finally not another trite villain that started with good intentions and then, oops, became used like a tool by some smartass doing his bidding. Screw that.
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And finally, we get a legit Gorehowl to drop, not from a random demon in KZ, from GROM'S SON. I wish the colors were better tho, not a fun of purple/pink. haha
Anyway, I'll gladly charge through all those Kor'kron (with a pain in my heart, of course) and chop that badass bloodthirsty head off his shoulders. With luck we get to see Saurfang do it, or even Thura (his niece - shame it's a Knaak character and all).
DEATH TO THE "TRUE HORDE"!