Harbingers

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For the ship, see Harbinger.

Harbingers is an animated series designed to tie in with World of Warcraft: Legion, similar to The Burdens of Shaohao and Lords of War. It is centered around Illidan Stormrage, Khadgar, and Gul'dan.[1] The first episode, featuring Gul'dan,[2] debuted at the "Road to Legion" panel at San Diego Comic-Con on June 21st 2016.[3]

One of the episodes focuses on Illidan as he recruits night elves to aid him in his fight against demons. Kor'vas Bloodthorn also features as a supporting character, as she starts as a willing recruit, but begins questioning what her fellows are giving up in their quest for vengeance.[4]

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Characters

Major Supporting

Locations

Descriptions

Harbingers - Gul'dan

Discover the origins of Gul'dan in the first Harbingers animated short

Harbingers - Khadgar

Determined to find anything that will help him against the Burning Legion, Khadgar travels to an ancient tower and meets an echo of his former mentor, Medivh.

Harbingers - Illidan

Follow the tale of an Illidari recruit and Illidan's elite corps of demon hunters as they prepare to engage the Burning Legion for the first time.

Cast & crew

Notes

Retcons & inconsistencies

  • The official description of the Illidan episode states that the attack on Azgoth was the first time that the demon hunters engaged the Burning Legion in combat.[7] However, in the World of Warcraft: Illidan novel, Illidan "wondered whether [the demon hunters] would survive the first battle" before stepping into the portal to Nathreza.[9]
    • It is possible that there were several groups of demon hunters, for example seniors such as Needle and Varedis, and then trainees that traveled to Nathreza. Kor'vas may have been part of the first group. This may be supported by the fact that Vandel of the second group now serves Belath Dawnblade, a colleague of Korvas, as a scout,[10] instead of being Belath's equivalent.
      • The description of the video mention that the demon hunters were elite corps, indicating several potential groups of demon hunters.
  • Khadgar states that none has taken the role of the Guardian after Medivh's death. This indirectly first retconned Med'an's role of being a Guardian at the start of the war against the Lich King. Alex Afrasiabi later confirmed that Med'an's role as a Guardian is non-canon.[11]
  • Gul'dan's video retconned away his being a member of the Shadowmoon clan and an apprentice to Ner'zhul from the official Warlords of Draenor character description (and Rise of the Horde). World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 later consolidated the two and confirmed that the video's story also applies to the main universe, and retconned Rise of the Horde's depiction of Gul'dan's servitude to Kil'jaeden.

References