Have you ever met a raid or instance boss that made you so sad, you just wanted to hug them?
I have. I’ve met quite a few of them. Like … a lot of them. So I decided to make a list, because that is how I roll.
You can has Top 5:
5. Patchwerk (Naxxramas)
Yes, I know he’s an undead, patched-together abomination who hits very hard and very fast and, you know, basically just tries to kill you because that’s what Kel’Thuzad told him to do. But how can you not want to hug a guy who says things like “Patchwerk want to play~!” on aggro? Really, he’s just a big ol’ undead teddy bear who has the misfortune of belonging to an evil lich with a thing for cats.
He was our raid quest this week. We killed him, and then I hugged him.
4. Illidan Stormrage (Black Temple)
Okay, so the guy’s gone around the twist and now is the variety of insane that requires killing. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t need a hug. After all, if he’d had more hugs as a child and hadn’t spent his lifetime playing second fiddle to his brother, he might not have gone around the twist. Also, I’m a fangirl.
3. Alexandros Mograine (Naxxramas, level 60).
I’ll be honest, I never got to see this guy when he was actually a raid boss, because I was still a lowbie when BC hit and I never made it to Naxx before Wrath (sadface). But if you’ve read the Ashbringer comics, you know why I feel that this guy needs a hug. For that matter, so does his son. Darion, that is. Well, I suppose Renault needs hugs too, but Renault also did a lot of things that made me want to punch him in the teeth.
By the way, if you ever meet someone with a Corrupted Ashbringer, you need, NEED to get them to take you to Scarlet Monastery to see the event there. It’s very cool.
2. Keristrasza (The Nexus)
Captured by Malygos after she killed his consort, horrifically abused, and finally driven to insanity … hers is a fairly tragic story, which ends with the player having to kill her in the Nexus. The first time I killed her, all I could do was sit there and went ;_; at the screen.
Actually, I think I was the one needing a hug after that. =(
1. Sir Zeliek (Naxxramas)
If you hang out in Wintergarde Keep for a bit, you’ll hear Commander Eligor Dawnbringer describe Zeliek as “a paladin in life, so strong in his faith, that even in undeath, the power of the light still heeds his call, smiting his foes in battle.” The catch is, while his body is forced to do Kel’Thuzad’s bidding, he didn’t turn evil or lose his sanity when he was Scourgified. He still has control of his mind – meaning he’s fully aware of what he’s being forced to do but unable to stop it. And he doesn’t like it at all.
The game doesn’t tell us anything else about Zeliek. We don’t know how he died or how the Scourge managed to get him in their grip. All we know is that his current existence is very, very rough (and, given what the Light tends to do to undead, probably very painful too).
Go to Naxx. Give Zeliek a hug.
And that, my friends, is your random Shizu-post for the day! *ta-da*