DIII Plot/Analysis Discussion Here Well, considering that an entire forum has been given to Diablo III, I thought it would be nice to take the time and review the possible plot outlines considering that I have not seen any thorough posts of this manner yet. So here we go: Prime Evils and Soulstones: First, remember that the primary reason the Diablo plot was able to continue was because of Diablo's Soulstone. Now, according to Marius in the cinematic (and Wikipedia), he says "I heard that Diablo was defeated, and the Soulstones destroyed." Notice the plural form of Soulstone. This means both Mephisto's and Diablo's Soulstones have been destroyed in the Hellforge and thus they cannot return whatsoever in Diablo III unless there is offered some new means to resurrect them which is highly doubtful (Blizz wouldnt want the plot to get rusty with the same big bad boss for three games in a row). Now, it is never directly said that Baal's Soulstone was destroyed, therefore, it remains a possibility that he may be in Diablo III. Lesser Evils: According to the Diablo II manual, there were Seven Great Evils: three Prime Evils and four Lesser Evils. The Lesser Evils are: Andariel, Duriel, Azmodan, and Belial. Considering that Andariel and Duriel have already been killed, they will not be appearing again (unless of course, there is some form of resurrection which is doubtful). That leaves Azmodan and Belial which almost certainly will be in Diablo III (the game will need bosses you know). Now, it is known that Belial and Azmodan were at one point fighting a civil war against one another in Hell over who has the greater authority. Whether or not this aspect will be utilized in Diablo III remains to be seen. Prime Evils' Offspring: According to the Diablo novel, The Sin War, Mephisto has at least two known children: Lucion and Lilith. Obviously we have seen Lilith in Diablo II before, therefore, it would makes it very hard to determine if she would be seen again in Diablo III. Lucion, however, in my honest opinion, seems a very likely character that Blizzard will draw upon to be used in the storyline. Worldstone: This is the primary link that will support Diablo III's storyline. Considering that all the NPC's say in Diablo II that they do not know what is going to happen now that the Worldstone is destroyed, Blizzard has left the door very wide open for a new plot. My personal opinion is that, considering the Worldstone was said to have balanced the world between Heaven and Hell, the three planes will now begin to mingle and shift both the gameplay and storyline from focusing mainly on the mortal plane to encompassing new aspects of Heaven and Hell. This is why I believe there will be more focus on Angels and Demons (possibly even a playable one?), and why you may see more Fallen Angels as possible bosses of some sort now that the war between Heaven and Hell is escalatign because there is now very little of a barrier in between the two planes. Well, that is all just my input and opinion. Feel free to discuss.