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    List of "universes" connected in Heroes of the Storm

    The release of Knight Owl Medivh and Eagle Eye Tyrande (which appear to be in the same superhero alternate universe as Super Sonya and Mad Martian Gazlowe) got me thinking about all the universes so far established in HoTS via skins. I've tried to organise all the skins into categories or shared universes, what do you guys think:



    RAVEN COURT (CURSED HOLLOW/HAUNTED MINES/TOWERS OF DOOM)

    Crimson Count Arthas [Hallow's End]
    Countess Kerrigan [Hallow's End]
    Harlequin Nazeebo
    Vampire Slayer Valla [Hallow's End]
    Vampire Slayer V [Hallow's End]
    Grave Warden Malthael
    Doctor Wolf & Stein [Hallow's End]




    LUXORIA (SPIDER QUEEN/SKY TEMPLE)

    Serpent King Xul
    Crypt King Ta-sadar
    Flying Monkey Brightwing
    Desert Queen Zagara
    Dream Genie Chromie
    Bronze Tiger Kharazim



    MISTHARBOUR (BLACKHEART'S BAY)

    Buccaneer Falstad
    Pirate Queen Cassia
    Admiral Krakenov



    ETERNAL EMPIRE

    Super Sonya
    Mad Martian Gazlowe
    Star Pricess Li-Ming
    Star Queen Li-Ming
    Space Lord Leoric
    Cyberhawk Kael'thas [reference: Cyberhawk from Rock N' Roll Racing]
    Knight Owl Medivh
    Eagle Eye Tyrande
    Star Lich Kel'Thuzad
    Dark Queen Alexstrasza



    MECHA/KAIJO

    Mecha Dehaka
    Mecha Tassadar
    Cyb'arak Anub'arak
    Kaijo Diablo



    ALTERNATE UNIVERSE/WHAT IF

    Betrayer Malfurion (Altered Fates)
    Shan'do Illidan (Altered Fates)
    Warden Tyrande (Altered Fates)
    Sentinel Lunara (Altered Fates)
    Warden Lunara (Altered Fates)
    Druid of the Flame Malfurion (Malfurion serves Ragnaros)
    Shadowpaw LiLi (Thunder King victorious)
    Warmaster Chen (Thunder King victorious)
    Ironclaw Rehgar (Garrosh victorious)
    Frostworm Arthas (Lich King victorious)
    Judgment Uther (Uther survived Stratholme)
    Earthbreaker Thrall (Thrall becomes Aspect of Earth)
    Hellhammer Thrall (Ashwolf universe)
    Hellblade Samuro (Ashwolf universe)
    Frostlord Rexxar (Crystal Citadel universe)
    Storm Mantle Malfurion (Broll sacrificed himself)
    Fel Queen Chromie (Chromie queen of the Fel Drakes - alternate timeline)
    Emberlord Zul'jin (Emberlord universe?)
    Blood Elf Tyrande (Tyrande born Blood Elf)
    Demon Hunter Valeera (Valeera becomes a Demon Hunter)
    Mad Axe Garrosh (Warsong Outriders Biker Gang)

    Dreadlord Jaina (Call of Kel'Thuzad)
    Deathbringer Sonya (Call of Kel'Thuzad)
    Death Knight Sonya (Call of Kel'Thuzad)
    Crypt Queen Zagara (Call of Kel'Thuzad)

    High Templar Zeratul (Alternate Starcraft)
    Purifier Artanis (Alternate Starcraft)
    Infested Tychus (Alternate Starcraft)
    Spectre Nova (Alternate Starcraft)
    Marshal Raynor (Alternate Starcraft - "Marshal universe")
    Deputy Valla (Alternate Starcraft - "Marshal universe")
    (*)Stars and Stripes Raynor (Alternate Starcraft)
    (*)Insectoid Zagara (Alternate Starcraft)
    Executor Zeratul (Alternate Starcraft)

    Demonic Tyrael (Alternate Diablo)
    Demonic Auriel (Alternate Diablo)
    Seraph Tyrael (Alternate Diablo)
    Archangel Diablo (Alternate Diablo)
    Archangel Valla (Alternate Diablo)

    (Shared Mystic Kingdoms universe?)
    Jade Dragon Kharazim (Alternate Diablo)
    Mystic Kingdoms Arthas (Alternate Warcraft)

    (Possible Midgard universe?)
    Thunder Guard Zarya (Alternate Overwatch)


    CROSSOVER

    Spectre Tracer (Overwatch/Starcraft)
    Ghost Tracer (Overwatch/Starcraft)
    Goliath D.Va (Overwatch/Starcraft)
    Destroyer D.Va (Overwatch/Warcraft)
    Fallen Junkrat (Overwatch/Diablo)
    Blood Raven Sylvanas (Warcraft/Diablo)
    Sir Murkalot (Warcraft/Diablo)
    Spectre Illidan (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Grunty Murky (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Medic Uther (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Raider Rexxar (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Maraudin' Muradin (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Apothecary Morales (Starcraft/Warcraft)
    Sgt. Doomhammer (Starcraft/Warcraft)
    Herald of N'Zoth Alarak (Starcraft/Warcraft)
    Succubus Kerrigan (Starcraft/Warcraft)
    Novazon Nova (Starcraft/Diablo)
    Unraveler Zeratul (Starcraft/Diablo)
    Vrykul Leoric (Diablo/Warcraft)
    AzGul'dan Azmodan (Diablo/Warcraft)
    Lurkablo Diablo (Diablo/Warcraft)
    Spellbreaker Johanna (Diablo/Warcraft)
    Scarecrow Xul (Diablo/Warcraft) [Hallow's End]
    King Leoric (Diablo/Warcraft)
    Templar Li-Ming (Diablo/Starcraft)
    Sakura Auriel (Diablo/Overwatch)
    L800 E.T.C. (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Anub'alisk (Warcraft/Starcraft)
    Commandant Varian (Warcraft/Overwatch)


    ALTERNATE CHARACTER

    Magni Muradin (Alternate universe: Muradin dead)
    Widowmaker Nova (Crossover: Starcraft/Overwatch)



    HOLIDAY

    Lunar Illidan [Lunar Festival]
    Lunar Jaina [Lunar Festival]
    Lunar Chen [Lunar Festival]
    Lunar Li Li [Lunar Festival]
    Lunar Li Ming [Lunar Festival]
    Monkey King Samuro [Lunar Festival]
    Funny Bunny Murky [Noblegarden]
    Love Bug Anub'arak [Love is in the Air]
    Love Doctor Morales [Love is in the Air]
    Greatfather Winter Stitches [Winter's Veil]
    Greatfather Winter Rehgar [Winter's Veil]
    Winter Veil Jaina [Winter's Veil]
    Winter Veil Lunara [Winter's Veil]
    Gingerdread Nazeebo [Winter's Veil]
    Sugar Plum Sylvanas [Winter's Veil]
    Bikini Stitches [Sun's Out, Guns Out]
    Power Drench/Power Briefs Tychus [Sun's Out, Guns Out]
    Slip N' Stream Tracer [Sun's Out, Guns Out]
    Bewitching Brightwing [Hallow's End]
    Creepie Chromie [Hallow's End]
    Paper Bag Gazlowe [Hallow's End]
    Pump'kin Cho'Gall [Hallow's End]
    Garden Shambler Murky [Hallow's End]
    Skelethur Abathur [Hallow's End]
    Psycho Stitches [Hallow's End]




    MAIN UNIVERSE/ALTERNATE GEAR

    Crown Prince Arthas
    Corruptor Cho'Gall
    Iron Butcher
    Ranger-General Sylvanas
    Tempest Regalia Jaina
    Grimskull Nazeebo
    Commander Raynor
    Prisoner Tychus
    (*)Zerg Hunter Zeratul
    (*)Storm Lord Falstad
    (*)Explorer LiLi
    Monarch Brightwing
    Wrath Sonya
    Balespider Gul'dan
    Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan (note: Queen of MEKA variant references Overwatch)
    Lo'Gosh Varian
    Ribbit Lúcio
    Terran Probius
    Prime Evil Diablo
    Soundblast Lucio
    Cyberdemon Zarya
    Oni Genji
    Betrayer Illidan
    Legion's Wrath Sonya
    Warchief Sylvanas
    Sulfuron Uther
    Ordermaster Valla
    Daelamm Artanis
    Brewmaster Chen
    Tal Rasha Li-Ming
    Bone Visage Xul
    Theramore Jaina
    Shrike Ana




    REAL WORLD

    Shogun Artanis (Ninja/Samurai theme)
    Ronin Zeratul (Ninja/Samurai theme)
    Azmodunk (Basketball theme)
    Striker Li-Ming (Basketball theme)
    Cheerleader Kerrigan (Basketball theme)
    Centurion Johanna (Roman theme)
    Glam Metal E.T.C. (Music theme)
    Pure Country E.T.C. (Music theme)
    World War Sgt. Hammer (WWIII theme)
    Roller Derby Nova (Modern theme)
    Lumberjack Uther (Modern theme)
    Ringmaster Greymane (Circus theme)
    Big Top Gazlowe (Circus theme)



    OTHER/SILLY

    Stormpunk Kael'thas
    Stormbot Kael'thas
    Pyjama Party Lost Vikings
    Pajamathur Abathur
    Kandy King Muradin
    Chef Stitches
    Lil' Ragnaros



    The stars indicate skins I'm unsure about where to put. I starred the three new skins until I can see their blurb. Not sure if Stars and Stripes Raynor is really an alternate universe (separate from the Marshal Raynor universe) or just a real world/modern theme. Same story for Insectoid Zagara. Not sure if Jade Dragon Kharazim is an alternate version of Kharazim or if he should be some kind of real world/martial arts theme (possibly including the samurai/ninja themed skins?). Also with Storm Lord Falstad, Zerg Hunter Zeratul and Explorer LiLi - not sure if these are big enough departures from their characters to be considered alternate universe versions.

    I could probably have combined the last two categories into just "other" really. And the "Alternate Character" category could be absorbed into others as indicated.
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    Nice list/thread. Neat to look at it all.
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    I like this thread.

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    I'd separate Lumberjack Uther from the others. In his bio, he's explicitly from Canada. Most of the others may have themes inspired by the real world, but he's actually from it (though technically he could be from the Overwatch or Blackthorne universe since they both have Earth).

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    Removed the asterisk from Fel Queen Chromie, she's definitely an alternate timeline hero.

    Actually, it's possible all alternate reality heroes (at least from the Warcraft universe) use the in-universe "timeways" explanation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jokubas View Post
    I'd separate Lumberjack Uther from the others. In his bio, he's explicitly from Canada. Most of the others may have themes inspired by the real world, but he's actually from it (though technically he could be from the Overwatch or Blackthorne universe since they both have Earth).
    True, Roller Derby Nova also seems implied to be from the real world. Could split them out, I didn't want to create too many categories though. Maybe if they add more.

    I like the idea that the real world heroes are actual people in the Blackthorne universe :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post

    HOLIDAY

    Lunar Illidan
    Lunar Jaina
    Lunar Chen
    Lunar Li Li
    Funny Bunny Murky
    Love Bug Anub'arak
    Love Doctor Morales
    Greatfather Winter Stitches
    Greatfather Winter Rehgar
    Winter Veil Jaina

    OTHER/SILLY

    Kandy King Muradin
    Isn't Kandy King Muradin actually part of the same "Holiday" universe as Sugar Plum Sylvanas(who you don't have listed anywhere that I could see)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormcall View Post
    Isn't Kandy King Muradin actually part of the same "Holiday" universe as Sugar Plum Sylvanas(who you don't have listed anywhere that I could see)?
    Good catch, I've added her.

    That's an interesting idea - Muradin's skin description mentions a "sugar plum valley" but I think that's just part of the jokey saccharine description. The Sugar Plum Fairy is associated with the Christmas holidays because she's a character from the Nutcracker which became a holiday tradition. I don't think there's a Candy King with holiday associations, I suspect that "sugar plum valley" is just a coincidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    Good catch, I've added her.

    That's an interesting idea - Muradin's skin description mentions a "sugar plum valley" but I think that's just part of the jokey saccharine description. The Sugar Plum Fairy is associated with the Christmas holidays because she's a character from the Nutcracker which became a holiday tradition. I don't think there's a Candy King with holiday associations, I suspect that "sugar plum valley" is just a coincidence.
    The "sugar plum valley" wasn't relevant in any way, I didn't even know it mentioned anything about that. I'm pretty sure he's part of the holiday theme because he's all decked out like a candy cane, which is pretty much 100% associated with Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormcall View Post
    The "sugar plum valley" wasn't relevant in any way, I didn't even know it mentioned anything about that. I'm pretty sure he's part of the holiday theme because he's all decked out like a candy cane, which is pretty much 100% associated with Christmas.
    Mmm, well he has candy cane horns on his helmet but I think that's just part of his overall candy look. All the gumdrops and marshmallows and fairy floss beard don't say holidays to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    Mmm, well he has candy cane horns on his helmet but I think that's just part of his overall candy look. All the gumdrops and marshmallows and fairy floss beard don't say holidays to me.
    Gumdrops and Marshmallows have a lot of holiday associations too, though.

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    Succubus Kerrigan is more a warcraft crossover then diablo in my opinion

    EDIT:

    Kerrigan, the Queen of Suffering, rules over her brood of succubi with a fel iron fist. Warlocks foolish enough to summoner her will incur a wrath more terrible than any ever known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valky94 View Post
    Succubus Kerrigan is more a warcraft crossover then diablo in my opinion

    EDIT:

    Kerrigan, the Queen of Suffering, rules over her brood of succubi with a fel iron fist. Warlocks foolish enough to summoner her will incur a wrath more terrible than any ever known.
    Oh oops, that was a straight up mistake. Thanks!
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    Shouldn't Wrath Sonya be a crossover character like Sgt Doomhammer as she's wearing armour from Warcraft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormcall View Post
    Isn't Kandy King Muradin actually part of the same "Holiday" universe as Sugar Plum Sylvanas(who you don't have listed anywhere that I could see)?
    Nope (there's a simple check: He's in the store, the holiday skins are not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by caervek View Post
    Shouldn't Wrath Sonya be a crossover character like Sgt Doomhammer as she's wearing armour from Warcraft?
    Was a difficult choice in her case. The in game text implies she got it from a treasure goblin which apparently cross universes (indeed some are even going to appear in Legion) to gather their loot, so although thematically it's a crossover, I feel like this is main D3 universe Sonya just wearing a different outfit. That in this case happens to be from Warcraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caervek View Post
    Shouldn't Wrath Sonya be a crossover character like Sgt Doomhammer as she's wearing armour from Warcraft?
    Was a difficult choice in her case. The in game text implies she got it from a treasure goblin which apparently cross universes (indeed some are even going to appear in Legion) to gather their loot, so although thematically it's a crossover, I feel like this is main D3 universe Sonya just wearing a different outfit. That in this case happens to be from Warcraft.

    Unlike say, Vrykul Leoric or AzGul'dan Azmodan who are entirely separate characters from a crossover universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    Was a difficult choice in her case. The in game text implies she got it from a treasure goblin which apparently cross universes (indeed some are even going to appear in Legion) to gather their loot, so although thematically it's a crossover, I feel like this is main D3 universe Sonya just wearing a different outfit. That in this case happens to be from Warcraft.

    Unlike say, Vrykul Leoric or AzGul'dan Azmodan who are entirely separate characters from a crossover universe.
    Interesting point, but why doesn't it apply to WW3 Hammer? As that's basically the SC universe Hammer driving a different tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caervek View Post
    Interesting point, but why doesn't it apply to WW3 Hammer? As that's basically the SC universe Hammer driving a different tank?
    Her text implies she's a resident of the alternate universe where WW3 is taking place, so I took it this was a different character altogether.
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    Cool thread. I thought the Spectre thing was it's own little group and not just a Starcraft thing. Like a generic rogue squad of sci-fi assassins. But I don't know anything about the Starcraft universe really.

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    Hmm, I'm unsure whether to include Knight Owl Medivh in the Superhero universe. "The Prophets of Kharazania forsaw (sic) the Eternal Empire's invasion, but their warning came too late. Medivh, the last Knight Owl, has sworn to prevent the Earth from suffering a similar fate".

    I assumed he was an homage to Watchmen's Nite-Owl (also has some traces of Batman, Moon Knight etc) like Eagle Eye Tyrande appears to be an homage to Hawkeye. But the description has nothing to tie that into him Superhero universe, and could just be a description of an alternate universe of its own.

    I guess I'll wait and see what Eagle Eye Tyrande's description is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    Hmm, I'm unsure whether to include Knight Owl Medivh in the Superhero universe. "The Prophets of Kharazania forsaw (sic) the Eternal Empire's invasion, but their warning came too late. Medivh, the last Knight Owl, has sworn to prevent the Earth from suffering a similar fate".

    I assumed he was an homage to Watchmen's Nite-Owl (also has some traces of Batman, Moon Knight etc) like Eagle Eye Tyrande appears to be an homage to Hawkeye. But the description has nothing to tie that into him Superhero universe, and could just be a description of an alternate universe of its own.

    I guess I'll wait and see what Eagle Eye Tyrande's description is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    The Eternal Empire is where Space Lord Leoric comes from.
    And Star Princess Li-Ming.

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