Diablo: Belial's Deception

  • #1
    This is a theory regarding the true events within Sanctuary for the last 25 years.


  • #2
    Brilliant, brilliant theory! A big kudos to you sir! I really, deeply wish this is true, because this sort of manipulative lying and intricate storyweaving is what i feel is the core of Diablo and a good lore overall. You really spotted those hints and made the story more complex, authentic and believable. Because, i for one, couldn't bear to think that Belial and the lore/story surrounding him really would be so stupid and SIMPLE (that, as you say, anyone could see trough) and that his deception was so overtly simple and aimless when the enemy in question was Belial, lord of LIES.
  • #3
    Very very clever. Really like the idea of the theory put out in this video.
  • #4
    Really enjoyed this, sorry for not writing sooner; watched it earlier this morning. Good one!
  • #5
    It's an interesting theory.
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  • #6
    Good effort Sir! That was very very good!
  • #7
    I absolutely loved this idea, thanks for posting this.
  • #8
    Very nice movie! I've been thinking/reading/argeeing about this and similar story lines as well. Personally I agree with the timeline and how adria plays out, but with one big difference. I think Adria is (or controlled by) Lilith, Mother of Deceit, and not Belial. My biggest problem with your movie/theory is the worldstone part, but I guess time will tell!
  • #9
    This was a very interesting video to watch as a fan of Diablo lore. This is a theory I might have been able to get behind, but some of it just doesn't sit right with me.

    To start, I'm wondering how Belial could have influenced Tyrael to destroy the Worldstone. Magic? Remember, we're talking about the Archangel of Justice himself here.
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  • #10
    Hummm.... well its compelling for sure. Id really like it to be true.
  • #11
    So his ultimate plan was to send all the other evils back to hell and be the only evil on sanctuary? With the defeat of Diablo at the end all 7 evils would then go back to hell, but you claim only 6. This is then assuming that A2 Belial wasnt really Belial at all, correct? We do see him get added to the black soulstone after all. Im just a bit confused at the end and what his "ultimate plan" is.
  • #12
    Belial and Adria have been together since she left Diablo for him. Diablo 3 was a ruse, and the expansion will be against Belial and Adria... and the story will be half assed decent we hope.
  • #13
    Quote from GeNMaKB
    This is a theory I might have been able to get behind, but some of it just doesn't sit right with me.

    To start, I'm wondering how Belial could have influenced Tyrael to destroy the Worldstone. Magic? Remember, we're talking about the Archangel of Justice himself here.
    I am not sure what the power hierarchy looks like for all of creation, but I would guess that a Great Evil and an Archangel of the Angiris Council are equally as powerful. Under normal circumstances, perhaps this could not have happened. However, at the time of the Worldstone's destruction, Tyrael had been spending much time on Sanctuary, which may have begun clouding some of his angelic power and authority. Belial on the other hand, had a full anchor to the realm and had so for about 2 years. By this time Belial had just enough power over Tyrael to influence him.

    I also explained how El'druin could pierce the Worldstone in the video description. I think I will add something about this too.
  • #14
    Quote from Yoica
    Personally I agree with the timeline and how adria plays out, but with one big difference. I think Adria is (or controlled by) Lilith, Mother of Deceit, and not Belial.
    I like the Lilith theories. I'm curious about your post though. I have never heard that title associated with Lilith. Is it her actual title or a fan title?
  • #15
    Quote from not_kurt_russel
    So his ultimate plan was to send all the other evils back to hell and be the only evil on sanctuary? With the defeat of Diablo at the end all 7 evils would then go back to hell, but you claim only 6. This is then assuming that A2 Belial wasnt really Belial at all, correct? We do see him get added to the black soulstone after all. Im just a bit confused at the end and what his "ultimate plan" is.
    Yes, I am saying that the Belial that we fought in act 2 is a lieutenant of his guised as him. We see a soul added to the black soulstone. I have no idea what Belial's master plan is, assuming my theory is correct. Could be to become the prime, could be something else.
  • #16
    Very nice work!

    While it's a sound theory, I don't really agree though. My reason would be that I highly doubt Belial is THAT good - especially concerning Adria and Aidan's matchup with Diablo not seeing it, and then later being able to trick Tyrael. Lastly, I have the general feeling that the Black Soulstone was never destroyed (at least "properly"), which would essentially just send all the Greater Evils right back in the game.

    Still, again, you did a very nice job tying it all together, and there were certainly some nice little details that fit exceptionally well with the overall theory. Good job - it was certainly an interesting video :)
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  • #17
    First thing that stood out for me is that Belial banged Diablo. Just sayin.
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  • #18
    Better than the not-so-far-fetched diablo 3 story experience, this would be awesome if it were true. Befitting for Diablo games imo :)
  • #19
    Well, I suggest you read the Order and see the holes in the theory :)
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  • #20
    Quote from Bleu42

    First thing that stood out for me is that Belial banged Diablo. Just sayin.
    Hah! Well it's not exactly as black and white as that, but it certainly is an unconventional idea.
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