With every major expansion in WoW we have had one headliner boss. Sure, there have been cameos such as Kil’Jaeden, but ultimately only one who received top-billing. The three so far have obviously been Illidan, Arthas, and now Deathwing. So who will be next?
That’s simple: Queen Azshara. Period. And here’s why…
We grew up in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. We ventured into Outland and up into Northrend. The Emerald Dream was shoved aside into a book. Now we face WoW Vanilla 2.0. For years I’ve been certain that WoW will have five expansions, and leaked documents that got associates of Blizzard fired have now backed me up. We have two expansions left, which is perfect, because there are two gaping holes still in WoW’s lore:
The Island Kingdoms, and the Burning Legion’s Home World.
The next expansion will be the Island Kingdom’s. Some have tried to claim that since we’ve been to the Maelstrom we’re done with the oceans. Not a chance. Kul Tiras is blatantly missing. As is the Tomb of Sargeras. As is Zandalar. WoW is shrinking their content from 10 levels to 5 for every expansion in order to come closer to their Holy Grail of one expansion every year (it’ll never happen). The Island Kingdoms easily contain five levels of content.
As a side note, Blizzard could even introduce personal boats for players. And before you role your eyes, keep in mind that “boats” were the major selling point of WarCraft 2.
So the headliner boss of the final expansion will be Sargeras. We already know that. So who does that leave us for The Island Kingdoms? There’s only one person. Queen Azshara.
This is where someone jumps up and yells, “Wait a minute! Arthas was more powerful than Illidan, and Deathwing in turn was more powerful than Arthas– Are you honestly trying to tell us that some former high-elf queen of the Naga octopus woman is more powerful than Deathwing?!” –Yes. Yes I am. Why? You’re forgetting one other title Queen Azshara holds. She is effectively the consort of Sargeras. Even aside from that, don’t forget that Mannoroth himself feared her magic long before her power had been enhanced by either Sargeras or the Old Gods.
So now you see the pattern. We will attack the consort of Sargeras in the next expansion, followed by Sargeras himself in the finale. Let’s also not forget that somewhere down with Queen Azshara is the (now dormant) portal Broxigar went through during the War of the Ancients. And where did this portal lead? Straight to Sargeras’s home world.
The next expansion will be “The Island Kingdoms”, headlined by Queen Azshara. Count on it. I can hardly wait.