Diablo III Weekly Wallpaper #123: Diablo Wrath

Holyknight has blessed us with another batch of Diablo III wallpapers, these taken from the Diablo III Wrath anime cartoon, which provided us with a preview of many things we saw in the full game, including a brief Diablo vs. Imperius throw down.

You can see thumbs of the wallpapers below; click them to get the larger images, and click through this post to see the original video embedded, if like me you had completely forgotten that it existed. It’s interesting to re-watch it now, after we’ve seen the plot of Diablo III, and to compare the behavior of the angels, especially Imperius, in this promotional cartoon vs. the full game.

The cartoon was originally posted on May 8th, when it touched off 200+ comments arguing about the plot implications and even brought out some animation dinosaurs to hate on the concept/style of anime itself. That issue aside, is there any way Imperius is *not* one of the enemies, if not the final act boss, of a Diablo III expansion? He’s just bitchy and Nephalem-hating like that, and personally, I look forward to clipping his pretty wings.

It’s got at least one thing in common with the final game; the Prime Evil in it talks too much, explaining his entire plan to the ones he’s attempting to ensnare with it.

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5 thoughts on “Diablo III Weekly Wallpaper #123: Diablo Wrath

  1. @Laccnow this!

    In the lore they speak about male and female demons, but somewhow diablo is different. Don’t like the female diablo. Like the game in general though.

    • @SCFreelancer I definately prefer the older versions of Diablo’s appearance more but it makes sense for what happens in the story. At Blizzcon 2011 they did specifically say that Diablo was “above having a sex” or something along those lines.

      @Laccnow it’s actually Diablo as you remember him, in one of the books he appears purely as a black mist but you don’t see that form anywhere. But yes I agree I prefer the larger more masculine Diablo over his appearance in D3, though I love D3 as a game.

      • I agree with both of you, I like the game, I just totally prefer his old look.
        I haven’t read the books yet, but I’m considering to get them in english sometimes in the summer 🙂

      • “At Blizzcon 2011 they did specifically say that Diablo was “above having a sex” or something along those lines.”

        That’s basically true, though. He possessed Leah, but still had his essential mannerisms and identity and voice and such. But also, bewbs.

        In retrospect it’s obvious that the Bliz guys didn’t want to spoil the story and admit that speculation about Leah being the host were correct, hence they had to come up with those, “not really a gender” replies to dodge the issue.

        See the Sheablo article in the wiki for all that background info and blue quotes and such.

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