Will We See Arthas in Shadowlands?

some friends are telling me it’s Terenas Menethil II, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised, i mean the crown and long hair is a pretty good indication.

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Ion already said he isn’t coming back. No idea why though.

The crown makes it look like hes wearing the helm of domination or something.

But Blizz actually came out and said that this is a brand new character that we have never seen before, someone older than the titans.

So this isnt gonna be Terenas or anybody weve seen

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I’d like to see a cameo, based off the book and Edge of Night.

We find him as a child, weeping over the grave of Invincible, forever stuck in a loop of grief. He has a moment of clarity during a conversation with Jania, then he goes back to his torment.

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I’m sick of villains seeking redemption. I’d rather Arthas manipulating us into believing he’s trying to redeem himself just for us to find out he was using us to reforge the helm of domination or something like that.

No I hope not

Eh, sorta. A part of Ner’zhul’s spirit resided in the Helm of Domination; that’s where a lot of the Lich King’s power, particularly raising and controlling the dead, came from. Bolvar subdued Ner’zhul to a whisper when he put it on, so when Arthas “murdered” Ner’zhul, he really just pushed Ner’zhul’s spirit out of his head.

To OP, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Ion or another dev mention not too long ago Arthas was fully dead or something and not in the Shadowlands?

Amen brother.

We may. We know his soul went to the maw.

I would laugh out of my chair if the jailer has been corrupted by the souls in the maw. The last and most dominate one being arthas. And arthas is yet again manipulating sylvie.

How ironic would it be for the jailer to betray sylvie and revial itself to be arthas just using her again.

Ion Hazzikostas stated that the Jailer isn’t Arthas because Arthas is dead. It’s possible that Arthas’ soul no longer exists after having been fully devoured by the Maw or something, thus we won’t be seeing him in any form in Shadowlands.

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yes. I’m willing to bet that we’ll find him at max level, somewhere in the Jailer’s citadel midway through the expansion.

Wasnt that because they randomly turned him from an anti-hero to a tyrannical psychopath?

I believe Legion was meant to fix that mess

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He needs it. His story line was essentially “oh crap, a grease fire!” throws bucket of ice water on it …“woops”

  1. Ion said Arthas wasn’t coming back.
  2. Ion said The Jailor is a new character.
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Dude i agree hes the jailor. If not itll be a full on redemption lile illidan had in legion

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Huh, really? I always thought he was less whiney and crybaby like when compared to Anakin (as he commonly is). And I do believe he was one of the greatest if not the greatest villains ever introduced to WoW. I believe even Ion Hazzikostas said so as well in the history of WoW video.

Of course, because at that point Arthas had no soul. Yes his actions prior to Frostmourne were bad but some debatable. Strathlome is debatable, and even his expedition to Northrend. Even taking up Frostmourne in a gamble to save his people as he himself asked of the blade. While some gambles go well for heroes, this one did not. Thus he became one of the best villains in WoW, at least IMO.


Sure Arthas isn’t coming back… and BFA wasn’t an old god expansion, because they totally wouldn’t lie to protect spoilers.

That would be funny imagine the blizz forums ahaha

I’m counting on it to happen. Arthus was my all-time favorite. He’s the Anakin/Vader story of Warcraft III.

I personally think we will get to see some redemption. I also speculate we will find him specifically in The Maw. When he died, he said, “I see only darkness…”. Silvanas sort of described her hell like this when she jumped off Ice Crown shortly before being beamed up by nefarious space angels.

I say, “I’m counting on it”, cause I really don’t know what else will keep me playing if my boy can’t get some sort of redemption for doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons.

I would not mind one bit if we get to bring him back and make him a staple in future expansions. Though I could understand how this opinion would be unpopular. (Just don’t agree since most lore has been ret-coned anyways)

There is also the situation with Odyn’s stance on what is about to go down, not to mention Illidan is still chilling with space Satan.

Strange plots are ahead, but I really hope Blizzard takes this forum for what it’s worth, people wanna see Arthus again, the good Arthus. A dialogue or meeting between Tyrande, Illidan, Arthus, Malfurion, Medihv, Kadgar, Thrall, and Jayna would be too much to ask, but that’s the fan service I want…

That, my friends, is the epic “For Azeroth!” we deserve.

I’m really not into my character being a lead.

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