10 Major WoW Characters Killed by Arthas
Our favorite character in World of Warcraft. His story is so epic that it deserves a trilogy of movies. The kill count of Prince Arthas Menethil is a long list of victims but the 10 Major ones are:
Kel’Thuzad was a Kirin Tor mage sitting in the Council of Six and later responsible for creating the Cult of the Damned who aided the Lich King Ner’zhul in spreading the plague across Lordaeron. In Warcraft III Arthas was initially investigating the plague and when he found that Kel’Thuzad was sitting behind the evil plan, he killed him. In a plot twist it turns out that Kel’Thuzad will be the most trusted companion of Arthas so he resurrects him as a lich and they pave the road for Arthas to become the new Lich King.
This is Kel’Thuzad as a human
And this is Kel’Thuzad as a Lich in Naxxramas
2. Uther Lightbringer
Uther Lightbringer was the first paladin in the Order of the Silver Hand and was a veteran hero from the Second War with the Orcs. He was the young prince’s mentor and was dramatically killed by Arthas in Warcraft III. Uther’s kill is actually considered the first act of evil by Arthas which plunged him into damnation.
3. King Terenas Menethil II
Terenas Menethil II was the last true king of Lordaeron and the primary founder of the original Alliance of Lordaeron. Ruling for over seven decades, including the period of the Second and Third Wars, Terenas was considered one of the most powerful human monarchs in the three thousand years since the breaking of Arathor. His death at the hands of his own son ended the Menethil dynasty and deprived the Alliance of its leadership at a critical moment in history.
4. Sylvanas Windrunner
Sylvanas was responsible for the defense of Qual’Thalas during Arthas’ invasion on the city in order to claim the Sunwell and resurrect Kel’Thuzad. His vicious undead army was far superior to the high elven defense and soon Sylvanas was cornered and killed by Arthas himself. In an act of revenge he rose her as an undead banshee and she unwillingly helped him in his endeavors. Eventually she was able to break lose from Arthas and together with Varimathras, fled to the abandoned city of Lordaeron where she established the forsaken capital of Undercity and joined the Horde after.
5. King Anasterian Sunstrider
Anasterian Sunstrider was the last high elf king of Quel’Thalas, the father of Kael’Thas Sunstrider and Great-Grandson of the famous Dath’Remar Sunstrider who was the leader of the highborn elves who survived the War of the Ancients. Anasterian was king of Quel’Thalas for 3000 years and played major roles in the lore and the history of the blood elves but Arthas killed him in the invasion of Quel’Thalas plunging the high elven race into despair.
Antonidas was the leader of the Kirin Tor of Dalaran and teacher to the archmage Jaina Proudmoore. He was killed by Arthas during the invasion of Dalaran. Antonidas was considered the monarch of Kirin Tor and Dalaran by other monarchs although never officially considered as King. This happens in Warcraft III.
Mal’Ganis was one of the Nathrezim deadlords sent by Archimonde to head up the plot to turn Prince Arthas to darkness, and make him the Lich King’s greatest champion. Arthas initially believed Mal’Ganis to be the mastermind behind the Scourge and the plague. Arthas was first able to confront the dreadlord during the Culling of Stratholme but this was only a taunting maneuver by Mal’Ganis to lead Arthas to Northrend. Following the campaign in Northrend Arthas caught up to Mal’Ganis and finally cornered him. Mal’Ganis thought that Ner’zhul the Lich King will instruct Arthas not to kill him but to his surprise Arthas slained him without any hesitation. This all enacts in Wacraft III. It is known that dreadlords death is only Azeroth’s manifestation and when a dreadlord is killed he is only returned to the Twisting Nether so Mal’Ganis is presumably alive and well to this day but his days on Azeroth were over. Mal’Ganis showed him self as the disguised leader of the Scarlet Onslaught later in another return to Azeroth.
Sapphiron was an agent of the blue dragonflight who had guarded a treasure hoard in the mountains of Northrend. After being slain by Arthas Menethil, the dragon was raised as a powerful frost wyrm and sent to the halls of Naxxramas, where he guards the inner sanctum of the citadel’s dread master, Kel’Thuzad
9. The Forgotten One
The forgotten ones are massive and powerful tentacle-bearing aberrations living in the deepest reaches of Azjol-Nerub. Forgotten ones are eager to return to the world above. One appeared in a mission in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, where it was defeated by Arthas and Anub’arak as they journeyed through the lower reaches of Azjol-Nerub.
The forgotten ones lead the mysterious faceless ones. They can “spawn” armies of tentacles to aid. It is thought that they are servants of the Old Gods.
10. Dranosh Saurfang
Dranosh Saurfang, often called the Young Saurfang, was a brave Orcish warrior who confronted Arthas, together with Bolvar Fordragon, at the battle of the Wrathgate in Northrend during the World of Warcraft expansion – Wrath of the Lich King. In this epic cinematic Saurfang charges Arthas but was killed with a single hit and then resurrected as one of the bosses in Icecrown Citadel. Bolvar Fordragon also gets killed in this confrontation but not to the hands of Arthas but to the hands of the forsaken betrayers.