I'd think it would be interesting if Keal's redemption arc would end with him willing taking a fatal blow. He'd redeem himself at the cost of his existence as an individual, his Anima plus whatever would be left of his being forever bound to the very land of Revendreth, in a sense deciding to except and almost druidic fate unlike his ancestor who rejected Druidism.But more than that if Lor'thamar or Liadrin come with us to the Shadowlands perhaps either one would want Keal'thas destroyed rather than sent to the Maw. Lor'thamar I'd see as an extension of his doubts in his own short story but Liadrin as part of a struggle about the line between justice and vengeance ending with her seeing the less noble aspects of the Light that those of Revendreth experienced before, preparing her for when Yrel and other Lightbound come to Azeroth.
Kael’thas will be redeemed , he serves a new purpose now . He will not be brought back to our world.The Shadowlands has life in it , those who cleanse their sinstones have a choice to be a Harvester for the court (carry out the will of redemption) or are allowed to pass on to another covenant for the other purpose. Read up and you’ll learn about these things.
Hah, so he is a vampire now...
Kael'Thas was a wasted character and he'll likely be wasted here too. He deserved much better than he was given.
From the set of three questions in a row in some of these dialogues it looks like we'll help the Accuser by informing her of his life.
Is anybody else hearing Lady Ashvane in the voice over?Wouldn't be the first time a voice actor did multiple characters over different expansions.
No, not all villains can turn into heroes. However, Kael'thas had the right intentions with the wrong actions. He was never a wholly bad character, like Illidan never was as well. A redemption arc isn't out of left field for these characters.
I always felt blizz did Kael'thas dirty. In WC3 he always came across as honorable and dependable. He did his best to help his people and assist the alliance survivors until he and his people were locked up by garithos. He was very helpful and level headed when assisting the night elves who were chasing illidan. He never struck me as power hungry or arrogant. All that came after being corrupted by fel energy. The only reason he accepted that was more out of desperation to sate his people's addiction. He wasn't like gul'dan who sold his people and joined the legion over lust of power. He joined them because he saw no other way to help his people. Obviously that doesn't absolve him of what he did while a member of the legion but it bugs me that everyone seems to act like he was evil from the start and even his own people view him with such contempt and treat him like a villain. I wish people who view his story as more of a tragic fall instead of a betrayal. IMO he deserves redemption way more than illidan did.
I have always hated what they did to Kael'Thas in TBC, I did not like that he betrayed Illidan and Vashj to join the legion, and for no real good reason other than "He was power hungry", He deserved better, he more than any other character deserves to be brought back, and for the right reason, to lead his people and rebuild Silvermoon, I like Loth, but he refuses to take the crown for a reason, he is still loyal to the Sunstriders, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE.Kael'thas would have never abandoned his people the way he did..