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- This article is about the character biography. For his tactics in Operation: Mechagon, see King Mechagon (tactics). For other uses, see Mechagon (disambiguation).
|Race||Junker gnome (Mechanical)|
|Occupation||King of Mechagon, Engineer|
|Former occupation(s)||Last king of the gnomes|
King Mechagon is the ruler of the ancient lost city of Mechagon. He has a vision to return anyone of flesh into more pure robotic parts and it will be up to champions to put a stop on his plans. Piloting a giant death robot, Mechagon serves as the final boss of Operation: Mechagon.
King Mechagon was once the king of the gnomes, who 400 years ago led his followers in search of a mystical land of technology. He left no clues where he was headed and over time his legend faded into history until the discovery of the Forgotten Vault in Kul Tiras.
When the elderly gnome explorer Kervo crashlanded on Mechagon Island, he was found by Mechagon and a group of mechagnomes. The mechagnomes were shocked at the sight of Kervo's wrinkly skin, with Mechagon explaining that it was what happened when mortals grew old. The king ordered his subjects to bring the outsider into Mechagon City. When Kervo woke up, Mechagon brought him on a tour of the city, explaining that the people of Mechagon were reverting the Curse of Flesh in order to become flawless like their mechagnome ancestors. The king showed Kervo how the mechanization process worked. When Kervo pointed out that the procedure looked and sounded like torture, the king replied that the pain of mechanization was only temporary compared to the constant, inescapable pain of aging and death.
Kervo was later approached by Mechagon's son Erazmin, who urged him to leave the city and warn his people about a device Mechagon planned to use to forcibly remove the Curse of Flesh from all organic life on Azeroth. However, Kervo decided he couldn't leave the city empty-handed and went to the king to inform him of his son's treachery. As a reward, Mechagon brought Kervo to the device Erazmin had shown him earlier, explaining that its process would be instant as opposed to the years-long mechanization process normally used. While he had never used the device on his own people before, Mechagon argued that they hadn't earned it like Kervo had.
When the device was activated, Kervo was instantly transformed into a mindless completely mechanical being, unable to do anything except repeat the words "Found it" over and over again. One of the technicians noted that there seemed to be some damage, and Mechagon told him to make adjustments to the device so it wouldn't malfunction when used on the entire world. As for Kervo, Mechagon was of the opinion that he had gotten what he wanted, and all the time in the world to enjoy it.
- Mechagon's motivations are similar to those of the mechagnome Gearmaster Mechazod, who sought to "cure" gnomes of the Curse of Flesh.
- Patch 8.2.0 (2019-06-25): Added.
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- ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2018-11-02. World of Warcraft: What's Next Panel Recap. Retrieved on 2019-04-08.
- ^ Medievaldragon 2018-11-04. BlizzCon 2018 World of Warcraft: What’s Next Panel Transcript - Page 4 of 4. Blizzplanet. Retrieved on 2019-04-09.
- ^ World of Warcraft manual, pg. 175
- ^ Mechagon