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Oh, Blizzard...

:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I just came to a realization about all of Blizzard's games. (SPOILERS AHEAD)

Leah turns demonic and becomes Diablo.
Sylvanas turns undead becomes Forsaken.
Sarah Kerrigan turns Zerg and becomes the Queen of Blades.

What's with Blizzard and having all of their female protagonists switch sides and become bad guys?
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:iconrising-eclipse:
Rising-Eclipse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because a male turning to the dark side is too mainstream.
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sannamy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
nothing new... in the past the male hero of Diablo 1 turned the diablo of the next game, and the warcraft have a long story of do that.. the best example "Arthas". XD
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AESCHYNITE Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
The latest blizzard games indeed have issues with the plot and story. I feel like its the same story in a different universe.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
MoP has injured WoW's story.
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AESCHYNITE Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
MoP?
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Mists of Pandaria. WoW's latest expansion pack.
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AESCHYNITE Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Oh yeah, sorry I dont play much wow. It indeed ruined the story but either way wows story sucked and only worsened warcrafts story.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I actually really liked the Warcraft story. I got into it only because I wanted to see what happens after Warcraft 3.
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AESCHYNITE Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
WarCraft 3 The Frozen Throne was the last good warcraft story, wow ruined everything.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I thought Burning Crusade was cool. And Sylvanas's screw up at the Wrathgate was a cool plot twist.
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BambooDew Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Never noticed - although you could take Sylvanas out of the image... pretty much yeah. She's not that much of a bad guy, just pissed at the Scourge and humans for being f*cked over, like all the other Forsaken. Her intents are still somewhat... noble.

Anyhow, I think the gender issue is probably just random. Either that, or there's actually some hokey pokey culture things that make that sort of character more compelling.

Something that DOES sort of annoy me though with their recent work in WoW was the ending of Cataclysm... Dragons were supposed to be the ultimate guardians of the world. Now they're rendered obsolete. From a larger perspective, nothing matters anymore - story-wise at least. ...Still love MoP though. I just think they f*cked the lore with the ending of Cata.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sylvanas has noble intentions but is not noble in carrying out those intentions.
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:iconbamboodew:
BambooDew Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can agree with that - then again that sums up many of the factions' different leaders.

politics, lol.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Not Tyrande. She's very noble about her ruling. But then, she's a bit more peaceful than the other rulers.
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MagicShroom Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
However that was always the case with blizzard, they don't happy endings very often. The best you would have from them are bittersweet endings.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Which I can appreciate.
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Gelaion Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its for blizzard games for the most part have always been dark and are in love with "tragic" type themes.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That sure does seem to be a common Blizzard tend.
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Codfish107 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can only say about Kerrigan.

Spoiler for those who haven't played Heart of the Swarm.



After the Xel Naga artifact deinfests her (mostly), she regains who she formally was before the Queen of Blades. After thinking Raynor is dead she retakes control of the swarm to kill Mengsk, which she does in the end. She also understands that she must stop the destruction of the galaxy from the return of the xel naga.





In short she is still technically a "good guy."
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Allocer2009 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Pretty much makes Wings of Liberty pointless, since the only thing that change Kerrigan was her personality. LOL
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:iconcodfish107:
Codfish107 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that and she is alot stronger because of the primal zerg
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I only played the first Starcraft game and only seen some cutscenes from Starcraft 2. So I'm no expert.
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Fire-Z Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
I still think that in Warcraft III, the Human Alliance, Orcish Horde and Night Elf Sentinels have joined forces to defeat the forces of evil. But in World of Warcraft, what's with the Alliance and the Horde, are their allies or enemies?
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They're totally enemies.
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:iconfire-z:
Fire-Z Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You haven't caught up on the story at all?
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Fire-Z Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well I never played World of Warcraft before, but I've heard about it. I'm just confused with the Alliance and the Horde.
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rbernet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch,

The Horde and Alliance are enemies.  But every once in a while, they set aside their hatred for each other to come together to defeat something so evil that the world (Azeroth) would be destroyed, or taken over etc. if they did not.

Otherwise, they are total enemies and treat each other as such.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe you should read a wiki or something.
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ADigitalArtist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In Warcraft's case there really isn't a 'good guy'. The humans are racist pricks, the night elves are angry hippies, the undead are bitter survivalists.
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Kiarorin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed.
I'd say the trolls have the cleanest act.
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MrGameZone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
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frutah Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Arthas also undergoes this same transformation of becoming the leader of his former enemies. So that's two characters in the Warcraft universe alone.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yup.
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VaughnJustice Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
According to the Sc2 wikipedia it says:

The terrans converged on Char. Mengsk ordered Duke to investigate, while Raynor followed in person at the head of Raynor's Raiders to attempt a rescue. The zerg repelled both in turn. Kerrigan emerged from her chrysalis as the Raiders attacked. She adopted the title "Queen of Blades" and helped push the terrans back. Kerrigan confronted a defeated Raynor and allowed him to leave.
The Queen of Blades was not a separate entity within Kerrigan. However, the Queen could be considered Kerrigan under the influence of some devastating forces, such as zerg mutation.
The prior ghost conditioning continued to limit Kerrigan's psionic potential. To break it she raided the terran science vessel Amerigo in Char orbit for Ghost Program information. Zasz, a senior cerebrate, was dismayed by the initiative and self-aggrandizement displayed by the Swarm's newest power. Kerrigan quickly developed a dislike for the cerebrate. The Overmind consoled Zasz by revealing Kerrigan's personality was as intended.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okay... and?
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:iconkrisseymage:
KrisseyMage Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps we should keep an eye out for this formula whenever Blizz releases Project Titan :la:
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah.
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:iconrizhnir:
Rizhnir Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
You know how girls like bad boys?

Boys like bad girls too.

Mhm.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sex appeal? I think it goes beyond that.
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:iconfernoll:
Fernoll Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Sylvanas was never a protagonist. You're arguement is invalid :P
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fine. "Good guys".
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:iconfernoll:
Fernoll Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
No.
Protagonist is the hero of the story, no matter if good or evil.
Arthas is the protagonist in his respective campaigns. None of the characters you mentioned are.
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No no no. I meant Sylvanas was a good guy.
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:iconxopachi:
XoPachi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I don't play Blizzard games so I wouldn't know. Why is this a problem?
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's not a problem. Just an observation.
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:iconherbaldrink:
HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Leah didn't accept it. D:
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:iconkiarorin:
Kiarorin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Neither did Sylvanas.
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AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's the 'badgirl' syndrome for guys to jizz over while playing.
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