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    A way they could tie it together. (Theory)

    Maybe it's a bit of wishful thinking and it doesn't redeem the mess up to this point, but it could retrospectively tie together a lot of the loose ends going about, while trying to make Sylvanas not look stupid, while reconciling the current version, with the old one.

    It'd largely be revealed through exposition during her interrogation. Not the most creative way to do it, but there is a lot of ground to cover and it makes sense she'd spill the beans since she turned on the Jailer anyway. (Kind of relying on the cata and onward retcons being just someone blabbering in interviews, if it has to be kept then she """""served""""", with a great deal of autonomy doing largely her own thing, until BfA) She'd have a relatively calm and confident aura of a natural leader, with a rich vocabulary and wide range of expressions to remind the audience she is meant to be both very intelligent and charismatic.


    After Gorribal has been cleansed with all the artifact weapons it's living essence made it¨s way into the shadowlands and broke the arbiter. (It's red and fits the timeframe) This lead Sire Denathrius to initiate the soul drought over the 4 Covenant's realms and had the Jailer's plan gone as he imagined it then he'd slowly choke them out, until they'd be too weak to stop him from claiming the sigils, without the heroes of Azeroth being any wiser to it, until he basically completed the scheme and dominated the whole universe. So she needed something massive to throw a spanner into the machinery of death, while still feigning allegience. Noting that had she come to the other leaders, who are largely in the know regarding Bolvar they'd ahve waved her off as vengeful and holding onto grudges, while not really paying mind to what she said. She needed a massive influx of souls to force the issue and Teldrassilw as prime target for 2 reasons. Kaldorei are vulnerable to swift decisive attacks due to their habitual aversion to building fortifications making it by far the most straight forward and she really wanted to get back at Greymane for what he did in Stormheim. After that the huge conflict was inevitable and things were set into motion. She'd also have convinced him that he could use the mortal champions of Azeroth, who are mighty and stuff since he needed to act sooner than he'd like. She made it a war they could fight, one they could win, even if they had to be united against her and more importantly followed the path she set for us. Noting that Anduin is an idealistic idiot, who can't take a hint to save his life so Zovaal personally oversaw him getting fitted with a perfected domination armor. The Jailer couldn't be slain so long as he was apart from his sigil and within the Maw, while he could feasibly be subdued it'd just be pushing the same issue down onto the next generations, while her Forsaken rot in there with him through no fault of their own, for countless years. When asked about why rebel now? She'd say that she had used Zovaal's extraordinary pettiness to save them from being dominated, because she figured he'd let them have her and thusly not dominate them, in order to punish her. She didn't expect him to return her the shard, altho she suspected he had it, ever since the Edge of Night.

    When asked why they shouldn't just end her she'd flatly reply they'd be doing her a favor. Sparing her the inevitable eternal torment and humiliation, when Zovaal claims his prize and doms the whole universe.

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    Well blizz keeps telling everyone that Sylvanas is intelligent, tactical genius and whatnot... but her every action just screams of stupidity

    She may be charismatic for some of the male audiance and like 3 female cosplayers

    They should have ended her storyline in cata being shot in the head

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    given resent events, it makes sense why they are so obsessed with their murder waifu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrod View Post
    There’s no way to rectify this. Audiences don’t want a 4 year long cliffhanger.

    It doesn’t matter what the resolution is.

    You can’t just have a character go batshit crazy for three years and expect everyone to wait around until you finally decide to tell them what’s going on. It’s atrocious. The greatest ending in history doesn’t save this story.
    Of course not. And that's something Blizzard will have to own up to no matter which way they take it.

    Just like Sylvanas will have to own up to what happened, for the resolution to be any good. I just think what i wrote above would make it so she had agency, goal, intent and stakes, as well as a reason for not just telling everyone back then, while setting the floor for the final battle against Zovaal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zendhal The Black View Post
    Well blizz keeps telling everyone that Sylvanas is intelligent, tactical genius and whatnot... but her every action just screams of stupidity

    She may be charismatic for some of the male audiance and like 3 female cosplayers

    They should have ended her storyline in cata being shot in the head
    Nobody in Warcraft is particularly bright, when you think about it like that. So at that point you're kind of stuck with the Genius Gohan conundrum, from DBZ(Another notably low inteligence setting).

    Ultimately any character can only ever be as smart as the writer, even if they're given the in story reputation of genius and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrod View Post
    There’s no way to rectify this. Audiences don’t want a 4 year long cliffhanger.

    It doesn’t matter what the resolution is.

    You can’t just have a character go batshit crazy for three years and expect everyone to wait around until you finally decide to tell them what’s going on. It’s atrocious. The greatest ending in history doesn’t save this story.

    Pretty much. The cliffhangers are so bad, not even Bollywood has this level of narrative. The only good lore Blizzard had was Wacraft 3.

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