05/25/2012 09:24 PMFinally, did Adria really mark the souls of the 5 Evils herself? at the time she claims she spent the last 20 years doing that, shes still trying to hide her allegiance to Diablo. It makes a lot more sense for Diablo himself to have marked the other souls during his travels as the dark wanderer, during wich he encountered the 4 others at one point or another
Posted by Fang
This is the first and only plausible explanation.
So to ruin that, in the xpack they'll reveal that adria was actually possessed by mathael the whole time, because he wanted to create the very first pure nephalem since the worldstone blew up by having an angel and demon baby. The reveal will occur after you have saved leahs soul from within the black soulstone, mathael will then use leahs nephalem power to grab liliths soul from the void and combine them into a being capable of destroying both heaven and hell. Mathael will then monologue at you in a 1 billion dollar cinematic saying he wanted diablo to possess the first pure nephalem to unlock the demon side of her nephalem power and thats why she can connect to lilith and that he could not enter the soulstone himself without being trapped so thats why he waited for you to do it.
He gets lilith to go kill tyrael for stealing his seat in heaven in exchange for his help, tyrael summons your character to heaven to stop this, imperius turns out to be corruped after diablo stabbed him and you fight him as a mid-boss. He's surprisingly weak and drops only 2 blues. You then watch tyrael die in an in-engine cutscene. Eld'ruin will fall down out of heaven implying absolutely nothing at all. With mathaels demand met lilith takes control and goes to hell to fulfil her own goal of killing inarius. Mathael will explain that as the angel of wisdom he realised that with the worldstone destroyed and nephalem back heaven and hell were going to be destroyed and he wanted to rule alongside lilith.
You then fight mathael and he turns out to just stand there throwing fireballs at you for 15 minutes. You win and zultan kulle pops out of nowhere and puts him in the black soulstone. He then joins with you, saying he only died temporarily when you killed him and he stayed with you to see what happened all that time and realised he was the one that got betrayed.
The remaining angels of heaven point to a hell rift still lingering after diablos corruption so you jump right in. Wandering around hell you eventually find lilith confronting inarius in a cutscene and is about to kill him when tyrael arrives in angel form and uses eld'ruin to free inarius from his chains. Tyrael will then help inarius defeat lilith in a really cool cutscene!!! Inarius opens a hole into the void in which lilith is sucked into as well as the black soulstone. Leahs soul is removed from lilith by zultan kulle before she disappears.
Tyrael explains to inarius he destroyed the worldstone and thats why the nephalem and lilith returned, which leads inarius to try and kill you both as revenge and due to his now demonic nature after being tortured in hell for so long. You then fight him as the end boss of everything and hes really big but you just hit him a bunch and he ends up falling into his own portal to the void like an idiot. The hole stays open and slowly destroys the entirety of the dimension of hell, but you all escape in time.
After it's all done zultan kulle threatens to absorb leahs soul into his empty heart and take control of sanctuary to complete his goal but leah is too strong and transmutes kulle into a vessal for the soul of deckard cain, who can enter as they are both horadrim! Wow. Then leah enters the corpse of mathael who was once adria and is now an angel. Tyrael gathers the angiris council and gets them to make cain the angel of wisdom, leah the new angel of valor and tyrael goes back to being a non mortal angel of justice.
The player character then has a bunch of babies with angel leah (OR angel tyrael if you picked a girl character) and the nephalem race joins with angels now that hell is destroyed and you all get to dance around as an epic orchestral theme plays then the game ends on a 5 minute long cinematic showing the nephalem/angel child who is of the leoric bloodline and it all ends as it shows skeleton king leoric ghost smiling above like those !@#$heads in star wars did. the end of diablo series forever.
I think thats convoluted enough to be a blizzard level xpack plot, no?