The Roles of Azmodan and Belial in D3 I read some posts about the war in Hell between Belial and Azmodan will play a critical role in the next game. This is a false prediction and it cannot happen... Let me explain the events of dark exile from the beginning. “Seven is the number of the powers of Hell, and Seven is the number of the Great Evils.” The Lesser of the Great Evils Duriel, the Lord of Pain Andariel, the Maiden of Anguish Belial, the Lord of Lies Azmodan, the Lord of Sin The Prime Evils Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred Baal, the Lord of Destruction Diablo, the Lord of Terror With the ascension of Man, Diablo and his brothers thought man would play a critical role in the Great Conflict and they devoted their energies to the perversion of mortal souls. But they didn't want the Heaven to intervene their plans about the mortal world so that they planned the Dark Exile. They started to manipulate Lesser Evils and all Hell to revolt against them. In the end All of Hell went war against the Three Brothers. The Prime Evils had to play their parts in the war to not take the attention of the Heaven so that they fought with all of the savagery of the Underworld, and to their credit, annihilated a third of Hell’s treacherous legions. In the end, however, they were overcome by the Horned Death led by the traitors Azmodan and Belial. And they were sent to the mortal world. Just like they planned... This would known as The Dark Exile. In the mortal world they needed bodies to use their true powers. With the information they got from fallen angel Izual, they tricked the Heaven and Tyreal to use soulstones against them. So they were captured by Horadrim (with the help of Tyreal) and trapped within the soulstones. Then Diablo -leader of the three- eventually broke free and manipulated the warrior from Diablo I to gain a stronger body. So far everything had gone to his wishes and the events of D2 began. Meanwhile in the Hell, after the Dark Exile, civil war had begun between the forces of Azmodan and Belial. Here comes the most important point. We have seen in the ending cinematic of act 3, Diablo went to the Hell and have sent his terror. In the act 4, it seemed Diablo got control of the Hell again and he was waiting for us. So, in fact there is not a war between Azmodan and Belial in Hell anymore. Diablo got control of the Hell again ( we don't know whether he punished Azmodan and Belial or not, like he did for Andariel and Duriel ) and he got defeated. It's unknown to us what's going on in Hell after the events of D2. But we do know that the war in hell that started after the dark exile, did end with the return of Diablo. Meaning, this won't be a part of Diablo 3. Blizzard confirmed that Azmodan and Belial will be in D3. But i don't think they will be there for their own wishes. I guess if Diablo returns, they will be in the command of Diablo.