[quote] I actually nursed a story about Varian fighting Garrosh, with the Alliance raid, and at the end, where Garrosh is kneeling at 1 HP, Thrall appears to demand the bloodshed stop, and tell Varian to spares his best friend's only son.
And then Varian beheads him.
Ah, good times.
"Varian beheads" Garrosh or Thrall?
. . . Which gives rise to another series of thoughts:
-Rebels and Alliance beat Garrosh, as you've described.
-Both sides stand around shaking hands and talking about peace and co-operation.
-Someone in Alliance (Jaina?) aims a vengeful finishing shot at Garrosh.
-Thrall heroically throws himself in the way and is hit.
-Thrall dies. Alliance is horrified; Horde is stunned.
-Vol'jin (or the next Horde leader) steps forward and coldly tells Alliance to get out of town while he can hold off his shocked people.
-Varian sensibly agrees it's the only thing to do, and repudiates Jaina's action.Pros
The war inevitably continues, even as the leaders try to make peace and plan for the coming of the Legion.
We get rid of Thrall, who will remain a world hero.
Jaina gets her/our revenge for Theramore, sort of.
Neither side looks too sneaky or too bad.
Each side has a powerful wild card (Sylvanus and Jaina), with all the possibilities that entails.Cons
players on both sides will be very unhappy: (Some) Horde won't like to lose Thrall; (Some) Alliance will think they've lost another battle.
Otherwise, no disadvantages that I can imagine.edit for clarity