Diablo® III

El'druin in RoS cinematic

He has righteous intent. His goal is to eliminate all the demons in the expansion, not harm the angels (which is why he didn't kill Tyrael).
Edited by Kennyks4#1429 on 8/24/2013 4:08 PM PDT
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08/24/2013 03:43 PMPosted by Kennyks4
He has righteous intent. His goal is to eliminate all the demons in the expansion, not harm the angles (which is why he didn't kill Tyrael).


Many people say this, but do we have an official statement? Has Blizzard confirmed this is his goal?
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Many people say this, but do we have an official statement? Has Blizzard confirmed this is his goal?


No, they can't. It's pure speculation on the community's part.
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08/24/2013 04:07 PMPosted by Kael
Has Blizzard confirmed this is his goal?
They've made a statement.

http://youtu.be/NaP6aWGzWp0?t=38s
Edited by Chris#1235 on 8/24/2013 6:45 PM PDT
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08/24/2013 06:44 PMPosted by Chris
Has Blizzard confirmed this is his goal?
They've made a statement.

http://youtu.be/NaP6aWGzWp0?t=38s


Thanks!
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08/22/2013 05:06 PMPosted by Kael
However, he did slain innocent people (those Horadrim) and harmed Tyrael. How is that being righteous? I do hope Blizzard explains everything in the game (and not in a cheesy way!).


You really think that Tyrael and the Horadrim are innocent? They are conspiring against heaven by hiding the Prime Evils within the soulstone without even the Ingiris Council knowing. Tyrael has taken the side of humanity, even against heaven at this point, and (imo) is not truly worthy to lead the Heavenly Realm, but only does so due to support from his powerful human allies. That's not to say he is evil - not by any means - but he is not doing what is best for Heaven, but for humanity.

So from an Angelic perspective, Malthael is doing what is needed to be done to ensure the true destruction of the great threats (and evils) against the High Heavens - something Tyrael is not capable of doing due to his sympathies towards humanity. Humanity has unleahsed great evils upon heaven, and the Prime Evils and all of Hell have only grown stronger since the creation of humanity, while Heavens seems to have grown weaker.

Worth noting, a lot of this storyline we've seen in the entire Diablo series draws a lot from background knowledge from the Bible and Christian tradition (believe it or not). People ignorant of real Christian religion tend to think of terms as righteousness, and justice in very different terms than the actual root meaning that came from the Bible. For instance, God culling human beings during the great flood; or the destruction of Sodom an Gamorrah; or the spirit of death coming by night to claim the children of Egypt (yet sparring those with the blood of the lamb over their houshold doorways); or the eventual return of Christ where He will literally burn the entire world and turn all to ash and flame - then remake creation; these are Righteous acts, as it's fulfilling justice by the law of what is Holy. Of course, from a human perspective, this is threatening and scary to us - much like Malthael would be to humans in the world of Sanctuary.

So Malthael is like a literal embodiment of Death and Punishment against evil I think; Death is also the end of schemers, plotters, and those living to gain much in a worldly sense, and not living to serve a greater purpose of faith and righteousness. Which (imo) describes Tyrael at this point, because he has abandoned his immortality and heavenly role, to serve a mortal human one. So Malthael (in his great Wisdom) is aware of all of this, and is trying to fate on the right path again. Death might be able to put an end to those with eternal life as well - ending Demons forever perhaps?

Once again though, Tyrael and the Nephalem will only work against what is right, and will help bring back true evil into the world. Wait and see...
Edited by SteelFaith#1501 on 9/24/2013 7:07 AM PDT
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Tyrael is doing what is best for both the angels and the humans. The black soulstone started to slowly corrupt angels in the heavens. It brought discord and temptation to the heavens. Yet the other archangels refuse to either destroy or move the soulstone. If left alone it will plunge the heavens into darkness just as Zakarum was corrupted by Mephisto's soulstone. The only wise decision left is to secretly stow away the soulstone into the mortal realm where it can be hidden indefinitely. Tyrael is very sympathetic toward humanity but his ultimate loyalty lies with what is right and just. He will turn against angels if they decide to commit genocide against humans. But he won't just stand and watch as evil power hungry beings like Zoltun Kulle try to conquer the heavens for themselves.
As for comparing the diablo story to Christianity. You are right in that God can be merciless toward mankind. But unlike these idiots who are depicted as angels in this game, God always tries his best to segregate the righteous from the wicked when punishing the people. He's like Malthael(sane)+Tyrael+Auriel. Malthael and Imperius, however, they are willing to exterminate people regardless whether they are righteous or not. Their causes might be righteous in that the genocide will ultimately put an end to the evils of their world permanently. But it is better for both angels and humans to coexist peacefully because unlike demons, humans can be reasoned with. But please don't compare them to real life Christianity. It is offensive to say the least.
Also don't be so harsh toward Tyrael and the Nephalems. They are still 100 times better than the douchebag who is willing to exterminate the mankind without giving them a chance to redeem themselves.
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