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    posted a message on On The Subject Of Demonic Possession...
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    Blizzard has really talented artists working for them, who look at every detail when designing a creature or character to make sure it's sending the right message.
    They also reiterate everything ;)

    Yes, but they don't tend to re-do cinematics :tongue:

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    Leah I give as the reason for the femininity because she must be pretty damn important to show up in the Cinematic trailer in such a prominent role. In comparison, Tychus Findlay in Starcraft 2 was shown in the reveal trailer, and (without spoiling anything) he has a VERY important role in the finale.
    That's a good point, though it doesn't say how she'll be involved in the story.

    True fact.

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    Spiritual? Lilith literally jumps into Serenthia's body, and when she's driven out she climbs out of her victom's mouth.

    That's pretty hardcore.
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    posted a message on On The Subject Of Demonic Possession...
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    I personally don't think she's possessed or corrupted

    Not yet :whistling:

    Also, yeah, I think it would be an interesting choice, making the villain female, if only because it's so uncommon. I mean, technically it would still be Diablo, a big genderless evil dude--but it's sorta taken for granted that he will take on a masculine physical form when, logically, there's not real reason for him to :P
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    posted a message on On The Subject Of Demonic Possession...
    I hadn't seen your thread before Daemaro, but you make some excellent points, and all those soulstone fragments left unaccounted for may well make possession with physical manifestations possible.

    Still circumstantial evidence, but I'll take what I can get :laugh:

    Edit: Also, I was rereading your post about Nephalem potential Phrozen, and I thought I'd mention again there seems to be evidence that Leah is in some way gifted. We see in the trailer that she seems to have a vision about the future meteor impact. So while a typical Nephalem might only be powerful in comparison to a demon grunt, she might in fact be on a much higher level, like Bul Kathos or Rathma.

    Even MORE ridiculously speculative, admittedly, but clearly she's no ordinary woman.
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    posted a message on On The Subject Of Demonic Possession...
    The main thing that I keep coming back to with this is that, even though everything is completely speculation, it seems unlikely that Diablo's design would be so feminine without reason. Blizzard has really talented artists working for them, who look at every detail when designing a creature or character to make sure it's sending the right message.

    The message with Diablo, the more closely you look at the model, seems to be very clearly "female."

    Leah I give as the reason for the femininity because she must be pretty damn important to show up in the Cinematic trailer in such a prominent role. In comparison, Tychus Findlay in Starcraft 2 was shown in the reveal trailer, and (without spoiling anything) he has a VERY important role in the finale.

    The rest is justification, though I find it to be plausable (admittedly, with some holes that would need to be filled).
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    posted a message on Is anyone else disappointed?
    Yeah this has been discussed to death, but personally I think it looks awesome. The environments look like paintings, and the color pallet is exquisite.
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    posted a message on On The Subject Of Demonic Possession...
    You make good points, some of which had occurred to me.

    While the Worldstone being destroyed means that Diablo could potentially visit Sanctuary in full force without a host, consider that the Worldstone was meant as a dampener for the innate power of the Nephalem. With it gone, humans may once again be (or have the potential to be) the powerful creatures they were, which threatened to be more powerful than Demons or Angels either one.

    So, he may in fact WANT to possess someone rather than remaining in his original form, so as to harness the powers of the Nephalem to make himself stronger. I don't necessarily agree that this possession does not add to his power. Speculation though.
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    posted a message on On The Subject Of Demonic Possession...
    So, I may not be the first to post this idea, but I've never seen it before so I'm gonna go ahead and share it. If it has been discussed before, feel free to delete it.

    I was looking through some articles on the Diablo wiki and elsewhere, and came back across that screen shot of a work-in-progress model of Diablo from the cinematic trailer. The little blurb accompanying it noted it's feminine shape, and made an offhand comment suggesting Diablo's soulstone had been driven into the head of a woman.

    For a while now I had been wondering why exactly Leah had been introduced--Deckard Cain had served her apparent role well enough in the past, why add a character needlessly? Some people have already speculated that Cain will die at some point during Diablo 3, and therefore Leah is the heir to his role as a guide.

    But what if she is in fact going to be possessed by Diablo (or a combination of the three prime evils, as some have suggested), and become his last physical manifestation in Sanctuary? She may in fact even be the one to kill Cain, having been corrupted, before she finally transforms into this iteration of Diablo.

    She is known to have some kind of supernatural power, as she is seen having a vision of the impending meteor strike in the trailer. Tal Rasha made a powerful body for Baal in LOD, making him more formidable than his brothers that possessed more ordinary human hosts. And we've seen that Diablo's physical appearance alters based on the body he possesses, his form being skinnier and more upright in the body of the prince in Diablo 1, but more hulking and bestial in Diablo 2 after possessing a powerful warrior.

    I don't have a shred of proof for any of this, obviously, but given Leah's somewhat mysterious role in this coming installment in the series--and the feminine form of that model--it seems at least possible. And for the reasons above, it makes a strange sort of sense in my brain.

    Maybe you guys disagree, I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts. :blink:

    Here is the image by the way:



    There are better ones, but I can't find them, if someone else can please post!
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    posted a message on Wiki Bi-Weekly
    But... D=
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    posted a message on Wiki Bi-Weekly
    D'aww, thanks for the recognition, now I need to go back and finish editing it 'cause I only made it about halfway through the page XD
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