The plot is overtly predictable, mediocre and a few of the settings may have needed a design over haul (Like making the High Heavens more... I don't know... Heavenly?)But
Tyrael's sacrifice was a lot more symbolic
than anything, sure, there was reason behind it, but it was more about his show of conviction that he would stand by his actions then anything.
I agree that Blizzard could have handled it better, but Tyrael is an Angel, an Archangel, not only that, he is also Justice itself, one of the highest leaders of the High Heavens and MUST abide to the laws his brethren set forth but, as ironic as it is, he broke them by interfering with the mortal world. Brazenly, as Imperius would add.
But even if he broke the laws of the High Heavens he did so while walking on glass, and did what he thought it best. Guidance. There were only three times he took direct action
in the mortal realm, Forming the Horadrim, Fighting Diablo and his Brother, and Destroying the World Stone, other wise the other parts of interference was through guiding the Heroes of Humanity.
Tyrael is deserving of the title of Wisdom, as a true aspect of Justice cannot enact it's directive without Wisdom behind it
, other wise it would only be tyranny, so don't think any less of Wisdom. And it is because of Wisdom that he was able to look beyond the laws, beyond the physical appearance of man and deep into their souls, he saw that man was not a weapon to be used in the Eternal Conflict, as the Burning Hells think, nor were they an abomination, as Imperius would come to agree, but something More
, beings who struggle with the darkness everyday, who can find solace in the most depressing times and having the potential to be even greater then the Angels themselves. It is the same drive that Uldyssian embodied when he sacrificed his Godhood to protect the world he loved, despite it's shortcomings. So Tyrael did what he thought was True Justice and did what he had to do. To Protect the Innocent.
And so he did what he thought was necessary and stepped away from the pride of the Council and tore off his Wings. It was needed to circumvent the laws and avoid a likely scenario of a Civil War in the High Heavens
and gave himself a sort of 'self banishment' to show his conviction.
- He opened the gates that were otherwise inaccessible to the Heroes
- He guided the Heroes to locations and told them what to do
- He gave all the knowledge he had to help, not just leave some cryptic clues like most guides in other games
- He took the offensive and fought along your side, help command the soldiers in Bastion's Keep and help give them a will to fight
In actuality he is NOT
a Nephalem, but a Wingless Angel who is Mortal
, more like a Fallen Angel and there is a difference, it is a form where he can relate to Humanity and form a bridge of familiarity between the two worlds of Sanctuary and the High Heavens. He has also proven his Wisdom of Judging Humanity by Who
they are, rather then What
they are, and became a sort of ambassador to Humanity and become the new leader of the Angiris Council.
And that's how I saw Tyrael, an Angel turned Mortal who still shined the brightest in all of the High Heavens, he may not look the part of an Angel but his actions speaks beyond all forms and time.
How can Tyreal just become human when humans are apparently descendants of Angels and Demons? How does that even work? Angels can apparently just decide to be whatever they want at any given time? It just seems silly to me.
And who said Angels lacked a free will? Inarius went renegade, Izual betrayed the Council, there were angels who went about and did there own thing (Like Eirena's Prophet who created the Sisterhood, something Itherael never knew existed), and Imperius's Valor turned Wrath. Tyrael is well bound within his will and Diablo lore to become Wisdom. It just seems like the certain aspects they represent dominate their personalities.
05/30/2012 06:18 PMMortal Tyrael is bad because it is a huge lore violation. But since Blizzard has chosen to violate the old ways, we have to accept this. Tyrael as Wisdom is also terrible. It is VERY clear in lore that ONLY humans have free will, hence why Blizzard was forced to make Tyrael mortal in order to have him "change" into Wisdom. Both terrible. Angels cannot become human according to Diablo lore. Blizzard stomped all over prior Diablo lore, for no good reason.
Posted by Brumbek
It is entirely possible that Wingless Angels LOOK like Humans. Humans are the descendants of BOTH Angels and Demons and as Humanity has a singular form (Demons come in all variety of forms) inherited from the forms of Angels while Humanity inherited the flesh of Demons (Angels are beings of pure light and sound, their armor is more of a reflection of identity then it is for protection).