Argus (titan)

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This article is about the lore of the titan named Argus. For the boss encounter and strategies, see Argus the Unmaker. For other uses and appearances, see Argus (disambiguation).
Argus
Image of Argus
Title the Unmaker
Gender Male
Race Titan (Humanoid)
Location Seat of the Pantheon, Antorus, the Burning Throne
Status Deceased (lore)
Killable Legion

Argus was the titan world-soul of the eponymous planet Argus. He has also been referred to as an "emerald star".[1] Argus was twisted and corrupted beyond redemption by the Burning Legion, his power harnessed to fuel the demons' infinite army,[2] allowing them to endlessly regenerate in the Twisting Nether.[3] The Legion's connection to the world-soul had to be severed in order to bring an end to the Burning Crusade once and for all. To do this, the Pantheon brought Argus' soul to their Seat. The titans also used the last of Argus' power to imprison Sargeras forever.

Argus the Unmaker is the final boss of Antorus, the Burning Throne and the final raid encounter of World of Warcraft: Legion.

Biography

A Thousand Years of War

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The existence of Argus' world-soul was unknown to the draenei or the Army of the Light before the Second War. Xe'ra had a vision of the "emerald star" for the first time during the Invasion of Draenor, when Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner ventured into Draenor; she claimed to have seen something she believes she was not meant to across the vast expanses of fate for but a mere moment before it was gone again. She believed that the Legion was hiding it from prying eyes, and that once they reached it, it would be key in finally destroying the Burning Legion. Xe'ra believed that this vision of the emerald star was the reason Eradication was sent to assassinate both Turalyon and Alleria. Turalyon would later claim to have seen the emerald star after being Lightforged by Xe'ra, saying their war with the Legion would eventually reveal it to them, and that they needed to be patient.

During the war in Outland, many of Argus' demonic forces had moved to Outland, leaving it undefended enough for Turalyon and Alleria to venture into it to discover the truth about the emerald star. Alleria would eventually be struck by a vision sent by the world-soul; it was the emerald star that was reviving slain demons of the Burning Legion, and it begged for their help. While Turalyon pledged to return and free the emerald star from the Legion's clutches, the world-soul's call for help caused the Legion forces on the planet to become aware of his and Alleria's presence, forcing them to retreat.[1]

Legion

Argus awakens at the Seat of the Pantheon.
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With the arrival of the Armies of Legionfall to Argus during the Argus Campaign, Magni Bronzebeard was able to talk to Argus' titan much like he speaks to Azeroth thanks to the Sacred Stone in the possession of the Krokul of Krokul Hovel,[4] revealing the emerald star's nature as a titan to the Army of the Light. Compared to Azeroth, Magni claimed Argus spoke in a tormented and broken voice due to his torture. Magni and an order leader used the stone to receive visions from Argus, where it revealed to them that Sargeras sought to resurrect and corrupt the souls of the Pantheon and turn them into his service, with Aggramar having already fallen to corruption.[5]

In the heart of Antorus, the Burning Throne, the Army of the Light and the order champions confronted the Avatar of Aggramar, who presided over the world-soul of Argus, before the freed spirits of the Pantheon transported the world-soul to the Seat of the Pantheon in order to sever its connection to the Burning Legion. However, by Sargeras' command, Argus the Unmaker rose into his true form and confronted the order leaders, with the Pantheon providing their support. A battle that should not be winnable ensued, though it ultimately ends with the Unmaker being put out of his misery, finally freeing him from his endless torment. A trickle of Argus' blood would be taken by the champions and later shown to Khadgar.[6]

Using the last of Argus' energies combined with their own, the Pantheon would imprison Sargeras within the Seat of the Pantheon with Illidan Stormrage as his jailer, bringing an end to the Burning Crusade and to the third invasion.

Appearance

Argus was equipped with black and gold armor on his limbs and waist, while a massive helm adorned his head, vaguely in the shape of a pharaoh crown. His body was pierced in multiple areas with spikes and through his armor. Argus' glowing, deep blue skin made him distinct from the rest of his titan brethen. A close look at Argus' head reveals that he lacked lips, and his lower jaw appeared skeletal. Removing the helm geoset from his model reveals that his face lacked muscle tissue as well. These signs show that he was not entirely formed yet.

Despite having been tortured by the Burning Legion for millenia, Argus seemed to lack the classical signs of fel corruption. See Fel#Effects on beings and Demon#Characteristics.

Quotes

Main article: Argus the Unmaker#Quotes

Notes & trivia

  • Argus' weapon, the Scythe of the Unmaker, can be looted from his boss chest, coming in blue (Raid Finder, Normal and Heroic) and red (Mythic) variants.
  • Argus' helm bears certain resemblance to the headgear worn by Galactus, a notorious antagonist from Marvel canon.

Speculation

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