Diablo® III

Lore Question: Leah' Uncle?

90 Orc Death Knight
5825
I love Diablo's storyline and setting yet I have not read the books and just want something a little cleared up.

Is it confirmed that Leah is the DAUGHTER of Aiden (The Dark Wanderer)? I swore I thought Cain was her UNCLE. If that were true, that makes Aiden and Cain brothers.

If Cain and Leah have no relation, who the hell is her uncle she mentions? It would have to be Aiden's Brother. Who I thought his ONLY brother was lured and killed in Diablo 1 by Lazarus?

So who is uncle? What am I missing?
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I believe he is Uncle only due to adopting her. Cain and Adria are not related in any sense from what I know. Often people use terms such as Uncle or Aunt as a title given to close family friends.
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When Leonard Boyarsky (Lead world designer for Diablo III) was on the DIRECTV BlizzCon table and was asked about Leah being Cain's niece he respond: "She’s not technically her niece, she just calls him uncle."

So that should resolve the issue.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
4995
Based on what I've seen from the beta, Cain is Leah's uncle. That's all I know.
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85 Night Elf Warrior
0
Blizzard have changed a little of the plot regarding thw warrior of
Diablo1, or Aiden. From Now ON, They are the same person, therefor:

Warrior=Ainden=Eldest Son of Leoric
Cain = Leah's Uncle

Where the hell did u read that Aiden would be Leah's Father ????
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85 Undead Warlock
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Blizzard have changed a little of the plot regarding thw warrior of
Diablo1, or Aiden. From Now ON, They are the same person, therefor:

Warrior=Ainden=Eldest Son of Leoric
Cain = Leah's Uncle

Where the hell did u read that Aiden would be Leah's Father ????


There's a lot of dialog/lore in the beta that alludes to this possibility.
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90 Orc Death Knight
5825
When Leonard Boyarsky (Lead world designer for Diablo III) was on the DIRECTV BlizzCon table and was asked about Leah being Cain's niece he respond: "She’s not technically her niece, she just calls him uncle."

So that should resolve the issue.


To me, this does make the most sense... but didn't see this Q&A.



Blizzard have changed a little of the plot regarding thw warrior of
Diablo1, or Aiden. From Now ON, They are the same person, therefor:

Warrior=Ainden=Eldest Son of Leoric
Cain = Leah's Uncle

Where the hell did u read that Aiden would be Leah's Father ????


Every other thread says Leah is the daughter of Aiden. However, I haven't seen any proof of this, hence why I asked the question. They all say since shes his daughter, that she is the feminine Diablo figure everyone's talking about. However, I think that is far too easy of a plot for Blizzard... it won't be that easy to figure out.

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85 Human Mage
5795
In the lore discussion video with Leonard Boyarsky he says Leah's father was a warrior that disappeared from Tristram when the demons invaded and Tristram fell. It's a pretty big possibility that Ainden is Leah's father considering the dark wanderer was a warrior, which might be why Cain has shown interest in her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSPyFD7Xj1E&feature=related You can see the video here at 2:35 he talks about Leah.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
2485

In the lore discussion video with Leonard Boyarsky he says Leah's father was a warrior that disappeared from Tristram when the demons invaded and Tristram fell. It's a pretty big possibility that Ainden is Leah's father considering the dark wanderer was a warrior, which might be why Cain has shown interest in her.


Looking at this, it makes a lot of sense for Leah to be the daughter of the hero from the first game. Taking into account that the warrior class from the first game was a resident of Tristram before leaving on a crusade against a neighboring nation at the behest of King Leoric, it's safe to assume that he had a relationship of some sort that would have produced a child before the events of the first game even occurred. As well, your character in the first game spends a great deal of time speaking with Cain for various quest reasons and the identification of magical objects. It's safe to assume that Cain and Aiden (my character wasn't named Aiden, but w/e) would have been close not only on a professional level, but also as friends or maybe even to the point of thinking of each other as family. It's not a far stretch to see the daughter of the hero of the first game to think of Cain as a sort of uncle. My family does that with close friends that aren't related (not that my family life is indicative of every one else's norms...). Besides, what better motivation would Leah have for delving into the lore and practices of demons than to either find a way to save her once beloved father. She would have been in a position to witness his fall from grace as he was tormented psychologically and emotionally shortly before he was tricked into taking Diablo's soul stone unto himself and becoming a permanent vehicle for the Lord of Terror and the harbinger of three Prime Evils. I'm sure she's either searching for his salvation, or revenge. Studying under her "Uncle" Cain would also be an excellent springboard for her personal quest.
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85 Tauren Warrior
5225
Look at Leah's D3 wiki, child of the D1 hero and adria
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85 Tauren Warrior
5225
Oh, and her wikia also mentions that Adria IS Cain's sister.
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85 Night Elf Warrior
0
Really? Can u post the link to this info? i couldnt find it.
If its true, so it must be the confirmation that Blizzard changed the lore because a while back, they said that Leah wasnt blood related to Cain, and that she was just raised by him, like if she was adopted.

And if Aiden is brother of Cain, so Leoric must have 2 thousand years hauhauhauha
And Cain wwould be Leoric's Son too!
And Also Aiden should have been from the Horadrim!
Wow so many plot changes...
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Shoothain's source from http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Leah. (Too many Diablo wikis to hunt across! Ugh.) "Leah is the daughter of Adria the Witch and Aiden (Dark Wanderer, and Warrior from Diablo 1). Given that Aiden is the elder son of Leoric, this means that Leah is Leoric's grand daughter. It was also revealed in the Beta that Cain is Adria's brother, making Leah Cain's niece."

Oie, no lore changes happen since Blizzcon, but while somebody been crudely posting these new background revelations (Cain, Adira, Leah, Aiden) facts most* it still nevertheless matter speculation.

What is known Leah is simply Adria's daughter and of a "great warrior who was lost when Tristram fell to demons,” Deckard Cain adopted her for whatever guardianship cause, and is been affectionately calls "uncle"* by Leah since.


1st * Aiden/Dark Wanderer being Leah's father and his debated relation with Adria.
2nd * "She’s not technically her niece, she just calls him uncle."
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85 Night Elf Warrior
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SO the diablowikia is wrong, right? or do they have better info than us?
Cuz the post above is contraditory.
Wikia says Cain is Adria's Brother, and therefore, Leah's Uncle.
Blue posts by the forums says Cain "adopted" her, and only that she is the daughter of "a great warrior"....

So maybe the blue posted some unprecise info and the wikia is right?
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It's very possible Deckard's brother Herman might have fathered her.
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85 Night Elf Warrior
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Yeah, wiki says their blood related, but blizz dont....
i prefer to believe BLizz cuz i didnt see anything stating that Adria was Cain's Brother in anywhere else, and besides, she would have to be a "second" last of the horradrim as well lol
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85 Dwarf Shaman
4830
Adria is Decard Cain's sister and Aiden/Dark Wanderer is her father. He became the Dark Wanderer after consuming Diablo's soulstone in a feeble attempt to contain his evil in Diablo I. Decard raised Leah because Adria was presumed dead, but will make an appearance in Diablo 3. Watch the lore panel from Blizzcon 2011 it mentions all of that, and plus some hints to the storyline of Diablo 3
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90 Human Mage
5980
Adria and Deckard are NOT RELATED!!!!! Leah is Cains adopted Uncle...

DECKARD CAIN ADOPTED LEAH!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE NO BLOOD RELATION AT ALL!

Don't trust wiki's there a terrible source...
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