The vote was 1/3/1 that isn't even close.
There were two votes against extermination (Auriel and Ithereal), one abstain (Malthael), and one for extermination (Imperius).
If Tyrael had voted for extermination, there would have been a tie and therefore no vote in favor of humanity, and therefore no reason for Heaven to let humanity live.
Source: The Veiled Prophet, page 329
I'm not saying that he did, it's a fact that he did. He was there for the vote and decided not to cast one because "in the end, it does not matter for me" (a paraphrase).10/24/2013 09:05 AMPosted by GodricBut apparently you're saying Malthael abstained?
10/25/2013 05:02 AMPosted by Virgo4EverWhich still means Tyreal wasn't the "one vote" that saved humanity but one of the three that saved it.
The thing about Tyrael's vote is that as Keltest mentioned, he had the deciding vote, but more importantly, his vote was completely out of character. Up until events that had happened just minutes (or hours) before the vote was cast, Tyrael's vote against humanity was a total lock. Before, Tyrael had been just as anti-humanity as Imperius.10/25/2013 06:15 AMPosted by KeltestWhich still means Tyreal wasn't the "one vote" that saved humanity but one of the three that saved it.
now, how the Nephalem can come to the conclusion that Tyrael was the one who decided it has bothered me greatly, since knowledge of the politics of the High Heavens aren't as a rule known on Sanctuary.I'm almost positive that there is a source I can track down, but right now, I don't have the time. This information comes from The Books of Kalan, as Kalan himself (Mendeln ul-Diomed), was present for the vote and was spared from the memory wipe thanks to Trag'Oul.
12/15/2013 07:59 PMPosted by ObleImperius voted for destruction of humanity.
Auriel voted against killing humans.
Itherael also voted against killing humans.
Malthael cbf voting.
So that's 2 vs 1.
Tyrael used to be good mates with Imperius and shared the save view regarding humans = abominations. He would have voted for the destruction of humanity too, which would have meant a tie and they would have proceeded with eradicating all humans; but no, he had a change of heart and voted against killing humans which Imperius is still b*tching about till this day. 3 vs 1. Sanctuary is spared from annihilation.
Therefore, his one vote saved Sanctuary..
03/20/2014 02:45 PMPosted by RageCraft
Actually he believed there was no justice in genocide.
Technically Tyreal could have abstained and Humanity still would have been spared with a 2-1 vote of save versus kill humanity.
Tyreal may have voted, but his vote was just insult to injury as with the 2:1 the vote still would have ended in humanity's favor. There's little possibility that Tyreal would have voted yes. There's nothing just about randomly declaring war because they're a possible, and unconfirmed threat.
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