What's the deal with Imonar and The Burning Legion?

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User Info: SilentZed

SilentZed
7 months ago#1
So, Imonar talks just like a merc would, which has all sorts of weird implications about The Burning Legion being an actual somewhat functioning society potentially.

Being paid for going after a bounty, the fact a bounty was placed and there is some form of system in place for that, the fact that there is some form of monetary system in the Legion at all, etc. raises all SORTS of weird questions as to what exactly The Burning Legion is in terms of a functioning civilization.

Not to mention apparently being able to still have free will under the Legion's command, so it's not like they're part of some collective hive mind like the Borg or Zerg. Imonar acts like a free thinking person who chose this job, which, again, has a lot of implication to exactly how the Burning Legion as a whole works. He even mentions how his "Boss" overestimated you if you wipe (and doesn't say Sargeras).

What, after his Big Payday was he going to go the Legion Commissary for snacks? Was he going to buy a 4D Widescreen Soul Projector so he could Watch Gone with the Fel in 800:1 surround sound?

Honestly - I bet he would just buy a ton of Hearthstone packs.

Jokes aside - what happens to the Legion now without Sargeras? If they are all like Imonar, one could assume they aren't just going to up and vanish. If there's even a few like Imonar, they may not come after us for a while, but they are still going to exist. Hell, without Sargeras at the helm, they may even help us deal with the Void Lords since they exist in this universe just like the rest of us.

Or is there a big point of lore I am missing about their fate after WoW:Legion?
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pegusus123456
7 months ago#2
I imagine it's going to be like the Scourge after WotLK, only worse because there's not even a Bolvar equivalent. You'll have a lot of different factions of demons coalescing around certain powerful demons that are still around (Jaraxxus, Mal'ganis, etc) and likely falling into infighting since they all want to be on top. The Illidari will probably focus a bit on hunting down these remnants.
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User Info: SilentZed

SilentZed
7 months ago#3
They seem quite a bit more organized than the Scourge, in my opinion. The Scourge seem to require that centralized hivemind to function, whereas the Legion could break into many different worlds under different commands though with what you said at the end it kind of reminds me of the Prime and Lesser Evils in Diablo all essentially trying to backstab each other to climb to the top for more and more power.
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User Info: DigitalDice

DigitalDice
7 months ago#4
Demons will continue to exist. If they didn't, warlocks would not be happy about it.

I don't think that much will be addressed with the stragglers of the Legion, simply because it isn't our problem any more. Presumably you'd have some of the bigger demons try to fill the power vacuum, while others just enjoyed the opportunity to spread a little fel mayhem at random places.

There are countless planets in the cosmos, though. At the least, we'll just be one of many instead of being focused on due to Sargeras' fixation. More likely, any demon with half a brain will realize that Azeroth just isn't worth the trouble of trying to mess with, and give it a wide berth. So they'll still be out there, but they'll be too far away to matter to us.

User Info: MajinUltima

MajinUltima
7 months ago#5
Sargeras was jailing demons before all this nonsense, so it seems like the Fel junkies were problems all along anyway.

But Imonar's dialogue still doesn't make much sense. Sargeras has to PAY him? What? I feel like the command structure of the Legion was "Do it or I evaporate you", especially with any commands coming from Sargeras or a direct representative thereof.
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SilentZed
7 months ago#6
MajinUltima posted...
But Imonar's dialogue still doesn't make much sense. Sargeras has to PAY him? What? I feel like the command structure of the Legion was "Do it or I evaporate you", especially with any commands coming from Sargeras or a direct representative thereof.

That's my take away from it - either Blizzard was just like, "Let's make a cool bounty hunter boss. Bounty hunters are cool!" and just had no regard for how they had represented the Legion elsewhere, or the Burning Legion is less that everyone is pressganged and "do it or you're fuel" and more Evil Empire.
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User Info: immadbro

immadbro
7 months ago#7
SilentZed posted...

Jokes aside - what happens to the Legion now without Sargeras? If they are all like Imonar, one could assume they aren't just going to up and vanish. If there's even a few like Imonar, they may not come after us for a while, but they are still going to exist. Hell, without Sargeras at the helm, they may even help us deal with the Void Lords since they exist in this universe just like the rest of us.


I already answered this question in my previous post, the legion will be abandoned... obviously.

Oh and btw the tothrezim are the Tax collectors of the legion... so naturally the legion are going to have some kind of currency and a functioning society.
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immadbro
7 months ago#8
SilentZed posted...

Blizzard was just like, "Let's make a cool bounty hunter boss. Bounty hunters are cool!"

Isn't this literally everything Blizzard does now?

"Lets bring back illidan, illidan's cool"
"Lets make demon hunters a class, demon hunters are cool"
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Ness0123456789
7 months ago#9
SilentZed posted...
MajinUltima posted...
But Imonar's dialogue still doesn't make much sense. Sargeras has to PAY him? What? I feel like the command structure of the Legion was "Do it or I evaporate you", especially with any commands coming from Sargeras or a direct representative thereof.

That's my take away from it - either Blizzard was just like, "Let's make a cool bounty hunter boss. Bounty hunters are cool!" and just had no regard for how they had represented the Legion elsewhere, or the Burning Legion is less that everyone is pressganged and "do it or you're fuel" and more Evil Empire.


I'm pretty sure this is more or less what Imonar can be taken away as. I don't think Blizzard ever intended him to be anything more then a giant reference to Boba Fett.

Buuuuuut, if we were to actually look at Imonar as something else - Then it's not really all that farfetched to think that the Legion has bounty hunters, or Demons that aren't loyal to Sargeras. Remember, before he became a fel-infused, world lusting, nothighiness making lunatic and formed the Burning Legion, Demons still existed as independent and powerful entities within the Twisting Nether.

So it's not super far out of reach to believe that Imonar may be a Demon that holds no allegiance to the Legion, and is just out there for money, and in this case his "Boss" was Sargeras, who was simply the contractor of his services.

As for what happens to the LEgion now - the Legion it's self is done. Without Sargeras to lead them, the Burning Legion's infastrucure will collapse as Dreadlords, Eredar, and other powerful demons vie for control over the remnants of Sargears' army.

But the Demons themselves will continue to exist. They were never tied to Sargeras, he just gave them direction, and after discovering Argus, created a fast track for them to be revived. But even without those two things - the Demons will continue to always be a threat to Azeroth and what remaining worlds are still out there, just not on as grand a scale as they were while they were united as the Burning Legion.
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User Info: Aceron

Aceron
7 months ago#10
Yeah, the Burning Legion are just a relatively minor faction against the infinite demons of the twisting nether. They're just a major threat because of Sargeras' rapid respawn trick.

With that out of the way, killing a Demon will put them out of the world's misery for decades, or even centuries for the more powerful ones.
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