Jailer (character)

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For the demonic race, see Jailer.
NeutralThe Jailer
Image of The Jailer
Gender Male
Race Unknown (Humanoid)
Affiliation(s) Independent
Occupation Jailer of Torghast
Location Torghast
Status Active

The Jailer is an ancient evil who rules the Maw of the Shadowlands. Very little is known about him, since nothing has ever escaped the Maw and no one has ever seen the Jailer himself—or at least, no one has seen him and lived to tell the tale.[1][2] Sylvanas Windrunner allied with the Jailer after the events of Edge of Night,[3] and the two have been working toward a common end for some time. As she fed the Maw with new souls, both she and the Jailer have grown more powerful.[1][2] Once, the Jailer kept only the most dangerous souls in the cosmos confined in the eternal prison of Torghast. Now, some of Azeroth's greatest heroes are trapped here, as he expends their very souls.[4]

The Jailer is the main antagonist and central driving force of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.[3]



This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • The Jailer is presumably the person who impersonated the loa and told Vol'jin to make Sylvanas the Warchief, seeing as he and Sylvanas are now allies.
  • The Jailer may also have been the 'dark one' who Ephial served.