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World of Warcraft Tribute-  King Arthas Menethil by pulyx World of Warcraft Tribute-  King Arthas Menethil by pulyx
I'm back.


This is a gift from me, for everyone who waited patiently for my comeback.
I've been in some sort of...I dunno. Just didn't felt like drawing for some time.

Arthas, is the guy who spread my art around the world.
And after he finally passed on, i felt like i should pay him my respects.

And i did it, by thinking ...What if he had made the right choices ?

And instantly that image came to to my mind.

In my version....Arthas, realized what everyone expected from him.
And became, the greatest paladin and Weilder of the Holy Light in the whole planet.
Grand Crusader of the Silver Hand King Arthas Menethil.
After a life of hard fighting and piety, Arthas grew ever more stern, caring, but a hard man.
No Queen, no Children.
His devotion is for the Light, and the Light only.
He fought the undead scourge and made the right choices.
He listened to Jaina, Uther and Muradin.
He purged Mal'ganis.
And after he learned where the real threat emanated from, he wen't there himself.

With his specially crafted hammer, The Holy Throne Sunderer, he obliterated the Frozen Throne and every bit of energy it contained.

The Undead never disappeared. Just grew wilder. And uncontrolled.

So King Arthas led a life of Fighting and protecting his people.

So without further adue,

All Hail,
King Arthas Menethil, the Throne Sunderer, Hero of the Eastern Kingdoms.

Leader and Teacher to All Paladins.

This was selected for the World of Warcraft Tribute book by Udon, so naturally:


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jaknife79 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I love it! It's what we all hoped for! Clap
and I like to hope there's a Jaina right behind him, about to step in view Meow :3 
Frostlines Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Now that WoD is coming, how awesome would it be if, based on the alternate timeline of Dreanor, we would get a alternate timeline of Azeroth as well? No Lich King, so Arthas wouldn't be corrupted and we could get this version of him.....just awesome!
Arkaida007911 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
i love this pic. well done
wilder41 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
And a Queen Jania I assume?
tubeeman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
If this timeline did happen...
there would not have been Blood Elves or Forsaken...
and a lot of things would have happened...
like Dranosh becoming deathbringer saurfang

in another side... Keal'thas would have been still a high elf
XD really this timeline could have been better...
ShadowXII Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This piece, to me, always looks like he used the Light and his own sheer will of soul to overwhelm Frostmourne instead of it taking over him, and had the blade melted down and reforged into a hammer, became one with it and used it to shatter the Frozen Throne.
Super-Panda-Marios Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Non il Re dei Lich, il Re dei Paladini. Not the Lich King, the Paladins King
Parrthurnax105 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This what would happened if he didn't took Forstmourne.
Grimdour Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I like to think that when he gripped Frostmourne, this is what the future Lich King saw and continued his path, thinking it was his destiny.

Meanwhile the future Throne Sunderer saw the image of the Lich King as triumphant as this on the ashes of Lordaeron, and shattered the sword.
pradyumdesikan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful Art!! Love it. But the Blue Eyes make it look like Lich King managed to tame the Light itself. or the Light tamed the Lich King... whichever way. but looks like Lich King x Paladin
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