06/01/2014 02:49 PMReslin that's a pretty good answer to Diablo not killing Tyrael, although from what lore I know a new angel wouldn't necessarily just pop out of the Crystal Arch immediately. Plus a new angel would possibly not have all of Tyrael's experience.
Posted by Astinus
I disagree that Tyrael could've thought Leah was an "awakening nephalem." She explodes with reddish rage-magic and kills Maghda's cronies right in front of him! That alone is suspicious, but the fact that her mother is a witch is overwhelmingly suspicious. And then when the dead lords of hell get sucked into the black soulstone...Tyrael still just goes along with it! Even our character at that point should've said..."Hey, I don't really trust Zoltun Kulle, but he's got some pretty valid points..."
On top of all that Tyrael is characterized as a wise angel who has been around for presumably hundreds or thousands of years. He's also very familiar with Diablo, and should've recognized what was going on.
It doesn't matter that it's "Diablo's power." In the end, Leah is a Nephalem as are all human. Who have the power of both angels/demons. In fact, Nephalem have the capabilities of being stronger than any demon or angel. A blast of demonic fury isn't unheard of for Nephalem. Her mother being a witch doesn't matter either considering that there's more than one witch in the diablo lore. Tyrael is also a mortal now and has lost most of his angelic powers/abilities. His only real power he has anymore comes from his sword. Essentially, Tyrael is weaker than an angel which is weaker that what humans are capable of.
Don't forget that uldyssian, one of the most powerful Nephalems, awakened into his power later in life and he was a simple farmer. Her power awakening at the death of her uncle who raised her all her life? Again, not that surprising in the diablo lore. Things like that are expected with the destruction of the world stone.
Adria trapping the demon souls in the black soul stone? It probably made our characters suspicious but at the same time Adria did aid aiden in defeating Diablo in the past (through her services.) also from their point of view she was really on the ball with the whole thing but no the characters NEVER trusted her completely. They make comments about it and the biggest one is when Leah is looking for her mother and the various characters claim she may not be who Leah thinks she is.
However, at the same time, our characters had no other alternative to the black soul stone. Destroy Belial and Azmodan? They'll return and do it again. What if our characters are dead by then? What if there's no Nephalem as strong as our characters when they return? Listen to Zoltun Kuule? I agree with you there but our characters believed he was evil and double crossing them. They figured he was coming up with excuses to go back on his deal. Not to mention he did want to rule mankind (admittedly, I would argue if he succeeded in making everyone a God, why not? But that's a different debate altogether.)
Tyrael might be very familiar with Diablo but he's also familiar with Nephalem and what they're capable of. Trust me, exploding with demonic fury? Isn't that shocking. I mean, Adria tapped into her demonic heritage through a ritual and became a full blown demon.
*Edit* I will admit the story is "Weak" but it is "workable." Also while a new angel won't pop up instantly it will pop up. Diablo has spent his entire time trying to destroy the angels unity. There's an animated short about it and it's been one of diablo's big long term plans. The angels always won due to their unity. The demons had no unity. So diablo broke the angels unity and absorbed his brothers so he had all their power in one body. In a sense uniting his brothers and breaking the angels. Turning the whole thing around. A new Angel with a clear line of thinking that hasn't been damaged from his machinations isn't ideal. Tyrael is fine where he is. Weak and useless.