Top Ten Biggest Jerks in Diablo

The amusing articles from Project XII just keep on coming on his blog over at Hellforge. This time, he's written an article entitled the "Top Ten Biggest Douchebags", with regards to the top ten biggest jerks in the Diablo setting.

Every story has its bad guys. They’re often a one dimensional, single minded villain that wants something like money, or power, or world destruction. An antagonist who everyone hates and whose defeat drives the plot. In the case of the Diablo games, it’s Diablo himself.

And while Big Red is nasty in appearance and intent, he’s not much for conversation. In fact, during the series so far he’s had no more then three lines of dialogue! Some might not even count the speech of the Dark Wanderer as Diablo, in that case, two!
We love our bad guys, but occasionally we like them to be a little less… “Grrr I’m bad, kill me”.

That’s where the Douchebags come in (Note: not an official authoring term). Stories often need side characters to give one-dimensional-bad-guy some support. Sometimes they’re working for him as ultra-skilled or ultra-humorous body guards. Sometimes they’re protagonists that can never get things right. More often then not they’re double-undercover-secret-triple-serial-side swappers, who started off good but turned bad on the road to revenge (and will probably come good again in the end).

Comments

  • #1 777atty
    Atleast it's news

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    nvm read the full article, hilarious by the way, alsop i totally agree
  • #2 Nethous
    i liked the list very humorous
  • #3 777atty
    yeah, the part of wirt was the best
  • #4 Nethous
    ;), ya i say overall one of the better articles from that site.
  • #5 Murderface
    Bullshit! Nihlathak is the biggest douche, hands-down. Traitorous prick... At least Izual was tortured into evil. Nihlathak was just a greedy asshole.
  • #6 XXLaw
    Interesting read ,but at Arch-Bishop Lazarus ,it shows an image of The Summoner.
  • #7 Zkid
    Quote from "XXLaw" »
    Interesting read ,but at Arch-Bishop Lazarus ,it shows an image of The Summoner.


    Exactly what i though, also end was gay tyrael if anything should be number 1 in awesomest characters ever!! Besides the heroes of course but tyrael is awesome wasnt for him donno how things would of went down :o
  • #8 Kenzai
    Could've been better but its good.

    Quote from "Zkid" »
    Exactly what i though, also end was gay tyrael if anything should be number 1 in awesomest characters ever!! Besides the heroes of course but tyrael is awesome wasnt for him donno how things would of went down :o


    Its about the most assholeish character not the coolest.

    Actually i find Izual kinda cool...
  • #9 tkrow21
    Amusing article there sir! =P
  • #10 okok9
    it was fun to read..althou marius did worst thing by broking indiana jones first rule ( lol :) )
    nihlatak as greedy pig did much harm also..lazy assa in act3, and others..eh..they all are douchebags.. :)
  • #11 LarryNC
    amazing post
  • #12 anonymous7
    very entertaining x)
  • #13 avanent
    Quote from "XXLaw" »
    Interesting read ,but at Arch-Bishop Lazarus ,it shows an image of The Summoner.

    ya... i was thinking about that as well.
  • #14 VegasRage
    I always thought Drognan was a bit of a pious self important ass worthy of the top ten list.
  • #15 okok9
    Quote from "VegasRage" »
    I always thought Drognan was a bit of a pious self important ass worthy of the top ten list.

    ye, thats right.. he was a bit ass.. :)
  • #16 Timberlake
    still why Nihlathak is he single npc who has a dialogue with the asassin
  • #17 DesmondTiny
    Lol. the biggest douchebags though were the succubi from Diablo1. Look at this lol http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gn3g2wPq1Ds&feature=related
  • #18 Macros
    He forgot the Warrior. Going through all the trouble of fighting and succesfully killing Diablo, only to shove the soulstone up your head - thus giving the Lord of Terror an even stronger body? Definately the biggest douche-bag of them all.

    Eh, but Wirt though.. not a douche bag :)
  • #19 akse
    Hah that was fun to read.
  • #20 Thrasher
    Great article.
    When I started to read some jerks poped up for me (before looking the list) like: Gheed (read it Greed), Nihlathak, Zhar the Mad.
    I totally agree with the list (specially Kaelan, Natalya, Wirt and Hadriel)

    Quote from "Timberlake" »
    still why Nihlathak is he single npc who has a dialogue with the asassin

    Cause she was an exp char,it happens too with the druid iirc from Qual-Kehk.
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