Who do you think are the most iconic humanoid characters of each cosmic force on Azeroth?

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Life and Death.

Order and Disorder.

Light and Shadow.

and the elements with their own dichotomies, separate but influenced by the greater cosmic powers at play.

Who do you figure are some of the more iconic characters of each cosmic force of Azeroth? What makes Sally Whitemane get into HOTS when Velen isn’t there? Or Deathwing over Azshara?

I’m just curious what y’all’s thoughts are to see if it makes me wanna draw something. I’m having art block.

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  1. Since you are talking about Humanoid Characters i have to think about it for a second

    Light: Turalyon, Sally and Velen. Uther and Anduin. But those are genuinly speaking the only important light users any ways. I’d lean more towards Turalyon and Sally as they feel like they are used by the light instead of using the light.

    Shadow: It’s a bit hard, we don’t really have humanoid void characters, no? Other than corrupted people i think. You could say some of the arakkoa as they used Light Void and Arcane magic. So maybe Terokk himself? If anything we have Alleria now, commanding the void elves. And Locust Walker who obviously taught her.

    Life: Life equals Restoration so i would probably go with Malfurion. Not much to say here. Big Druid guy that just heals and helps restoring the lands.

    Death: Every Lichking so far. Arthas, Ner’Zhul, Sylvanas, and pre lich form Kel’thuzad. Leaning towards the kings Arthas and Ner’Zhul as they are used by death itself.

    Order: A bit hard. Order equals arcane magic. So i would go Medivh before he got corrupted or Khadgar. You could even say Jaina here but i think the 2 guardians are a bit stronger.

    Disorder: I mean there really is only Illidan. While Sargeras is showing humanoid features i wouldn’t call him that. All the demons show humanoid features but are more demon than humanoid. At least imo.

    For your hots question. I can’t really answer. Maybe Velen is just a boring priest while Sally lead a cruisade against the undead. Drastically changing their use of the light and in so their playstyle. Maybe we have a Velen already in the Form of Uther or Anduin. I dunno.

  2. In general, this is difficult. A lot of characters approach their cosmic powers in a lot of different ways, but IMO the most interesting and iconic ones are the ones that can bend their power for their own will and for the purposes/defense of Azeroth instead of being consumed by it. While Arthas might be an iconic figure of death, he doesn’t really have mastery over it, instead he’s just possessed.

    Life – this one is difficult mostly because life consumes stuff really easily. The Evergrowth is a good example of that. I would say presently that Tyrande is actually the epitome of mastering life magic. There is a LOT of debate, at least among people I know, on if Elune counts as a life deity, but my personal take is that Tyrande’s Night Warrior ritual is based in life magic. Assuming that, Tyrande struggled with the power and while she was affected and turned by it a little, she did come out the other side having fulfilled her ritual’s purpose and used the magic of life to fight for Azeroth.

    Death – The issue here is that every Lich King has ceased to be a character, and more a vessel acting on behalf of the cosmic force itself. I’m tempted to say Bolvar here, but it still just doesn’t quite work. I think the best actor here is actually Darion Mograine, for resisting domination while still being able to use death magic.

    Order – This one is by far the easiest, as mages very rarely get consumed with arcane power. Aegwynn is my choice here for her ability to wield arcane magic with utter mastery while still not conforming to the wishes of order as a cosmic force. In fact, Aegwynn was rebellious and anti-establishment. Good on her. She still used arcane magic in ways most people never could, and mastered order as a cosmic force on behalf of Azeroth.

    Chaos – Is there really any other option here than Illidan? The entire purpose of the demon hunters is using disorder as a cosmic force to do your will’s work. I will say that I think Illidan would be a stronger choice if he had the “inner demon” that all other demon hunters do, because that (to me) shows more of an effort to bend disorder to his will, but he is definitely still the top choice for using disorder to combat disorder.

    Light – What a fine line between using the light and being consumed by it. My choice here is Anduin, mostly because the light serves as a source of willpower and agency for him, instead of the other way around. Characters like Turalyon and some Draenei end up serving the light and enacting its will, but Anduin seems to be able to warp that dynamic and actually use the light to provide a sense of inner strength and purpose. For me, that’s what makes him so likable next to other light-using characters, who I typically don’t find compelling.

    Shadow – is there a choice other than Alleria? Probably the only mortal to understand the void in its most base sense, displays skill with using it and a level of clearheadedness that other characters, including some very skilled void-users, simply don’t have. Alleria is able to use the void for her own ends, which is exceptionally remarkable given that the void is known for warping one’s goals and desires. Of the characters who fit the criteria for all cosmic forces here, Alleria does it best.

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