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Ever wondered why is that when Deckard Cain dies, nobody bothers to ressurect him. Oh he's dead - let's burn him! And then comes act 2 where we gather bodypieces and blood to bring Zoltun Kulle back to life, that has been dead for deckades :)
I have the answer for you - Zoltun Kulle was a softcore noob that even accepted Scroll of ressurection while Deckard Cain was the oldest hardcore NPC!
Kulle was different. He had discovered immortality, and was almost impossible to kill to begin with. Bring Kulle back to life was a lot easier. All you had to do was put his body back together again and perform the ritual.
I dunno, somehow I get the feeling that Deckard Cain is going to be revived in a quest in one of the expansions, and the quest is going to be called Raising Cain. After all, consider the name of the quest where you venture out in Act 1 to find Deckard Cain.
i believe i can explain the reason perfectly
during the american civil war, general robert E. lee's estate in virginia was Seized
by the federal government and Subsequently transformed into a massive monument
for the union troops, known as arlington national cemetery.
in my humble opinion, the killing of cain was very much the same gesture.
the original d3 dev team loved that old man, and indeed we all did.
as if to say "this isn't yours anymore, we have other plans"
deckard cain lived through a trip to hell itself, and to finally be killed by "the butterfly queen"
is not a question of poor dialogue and writing. Its a statement
now any remarks regarding the old diablo 3 developers by the current group working on d3 is always respectful and often times it can be very warm.
but deckard will never be revived....
just like robert E. lee never went back home
if anyone disagrees with me, ask your self this....would blizzard north have killed deckard cain? their track record says no.......
PS forgive my crazy analogy, i just thought it was a good example of someone "rubbing it in"
Edited by dewey#1278 on 1/27/2013 7:09 PM PST
Deckard Cain simply did not die.
If you watch the cut scene, Maghda did not oneshot Cain, there was no blood, no explosion, no wound, at all. He was still breathing and talking (and acting) after the hit. He let Maghda took the credit of killing him, or so he would let you believe...
If the final blow was coming from Diablo, it would have been plausible, but from an insect? Questionable.
We are talking about the old man who survived a meteor landing right on him, who survived more than a week under the cathedral full of monsters, who survived many Acts with the heroes previously...
Bet you didn't know he was a rapper until that song came out.
Bet you didn't know he has power to instantly repair a heaven forged sword.
Who knows what else Cain is capable of.
According to the story, Diablo apparently devised this hundreds of years scheme, why couldn't Cain construct his own grand ruse?
Bottom line, do not underestimate a Horadrim, especially the last Horadrim.
For all I know Cain could be the Chuck Norris of Diablo universe.
People don't stay dead in make believe worlds. Regardless of what skill a necromancer may have to manipulate what ever type bodily remains lay in front of them, the best way to honor the dead is to burn their mortal flesh to ash.
That being said why don't more people burn their dead?
Edited by MitkaFyodor#1572 on 2/6/2013 2:33 PM PST
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