05/20/2014 10:33 AMPosted by DrunkMarineWhat about in the final cut scene of Reaper of Souls, when Tyrael is talking about how the Nephalem (us) has a mortal heart, so may become corrupted? Surely Tyrael is also vulnerable to corruption then (since he too is mortal now), and with him having the most powerful weapon in all of creation, he could be a pretty challenging final boss.
But I doubt this will happen in a D3 Expansion.
You got it in one. Tyrael still thinks like an archanges, but is mortal, and all too fallible. In fact I think it would be a very interesting twist if that becomes the crux of the matter. The black soulstone tainted heaven and all who dwelled in it...except Tyrael, as he was mortal.
Heaven may very well fall, not because of some outside force, but because of it's own impossibility. Heaven is the realm of ultimate order, but through their interactions with humanity the angel's eyes have been opened, and now they know that not everything is foretold, that fate itself -the very bulwark of their existence- doesn't really exist. At least, for mortals, humans and Nephalem.
Most of the other archangels are already chafing at Imperius' rule and even actively working against him. Situations are arising that call for flexibility the angels don't have...but mortals like Tyrael do.
Perharps fate shattering isn't the angel himself dying, but discovering that his purpose is finished. The scrolls of fate dictated that Diablo was going to destory heaven and that was it, only it didn't happen. Heaven is at ends, with no predestined fate before it, and that's tearing them apart. So what does Ithrael do? Becomes something that can exist outside fate. Mortals.
Hell is pretty much down for the count. The lords are dead, the Prime is reincarnating and it's legions are shattered. Oh, and there's nothing that keeps the Nephalem and any others he/she find from keeping hell in that state. Really. Just what in hell is going to stop the Nephalem from popping into hell from time to time and killing everything that moves?
The entire balance is out of whack, and the only thing left on one end of it is heaven itself.