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Here's the final Alliance cinematic starring Jaina Proudmoore and her mother Katherine that plays after players complete the Alliance campaign. It's the equivalent to Horde's Zandalar Forever cinematic. Spoilers ahead!

Update

It appears that MMO-Spoilers ripped the video from Wowhead's Youtube channel. Thanks to Stiven for bringing this up. Just co clear this up, we weren't aware of that and replaced the video with the original posted by Wowhead. We'll also refrain from using MMO-Spoilers as a source moving forward.

Alliance Finale

Jaina's story in Battle for Azeroth has been great so far. We've seen her nightmares, Katherine willing to punish her for treason, and even her visions of painful memories. In the final cinematic after Katherine accepted her as a daughter, she tells Jaina that the heart of the Kul Tiran fleet hasn't returned home for a long time. Jaina holds her father's pendant and starts humming Daughter of the Sea (the song introduced in Warbringers). Much to Lady Ashvane's dismay, the entire fleet miraculously returns to Boralus and Jaina's promoted to Lord Admiral.

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Jaina's arc in this expasion is having the best character development Blizzard has ever done since Arthas, and this also possible thanks to the talent of Laura Bailey and her fantastic voice. I'm really loving the entire Kul Tiran setting.

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56 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Jaina's arc in this expasion is having the best character development Blizzard has ever done since Arthas, and this also possible thanks to the talent of Laura Bailey and his fantastic voice. I'm really loving the entire Kul Tiran setting.

I want to perform genocide on 10 races because of one action of one person who has been dead for years.

"Best character development "

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17 minutes ago, Kurosu said:

I want to perform genocide on 10 races because of one action of one person who has been dead for years.

"Best character development "

"One action of one person"? It is definitely not the case. Her plans for peace between the factions were foiled in succession. Yes, she feels responsible for her father dying, but kept going on; but the bombing of Theramore was the last straw. No wonder she is pissed off, but I feel this Jaina is very different from the Jaina in Mists of Pandaria who told Varian to dismantle the Horde.

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3 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

"One action of one person"? It is definitely not the case. Her plans for peace between the factions were foiled in succession. Yes, she feels responsible for her father dying, but kept going on; but the bombing of Theramore was the last straw. No wonder she is pissed off, but I feel this Jaina is very different from the Jaina in Mists of Pandaria who told Varian to dismantle the Horde.

Not the case? She attempted genocide on oggrimar.She "purged" dalaran from all horde members when she was in charge.She still plans to kill every horde member alive.When Azeroth was under attack from the Legion she didnt help anyone because of rage quit but suddedly returned when hordies were dying again.

Her entire character is simply kill the horde...aka greymane with boobs and magic.

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26 minutes ago, Kurosu said:

Not the case? She attempted genocide on oggrimar.She "purged" dalaran from all horde members when she was in charge.She still plans to kill every horde member alive.When Azeroth was under attack from the Legion she didnt help anyone because of rage quit but suddedly returned when hordies were dying again.

Her entire character is simply kill the horde...aka greymane with boobs and magic.

"Not the case" when I say it took one person and one action. What triggered this hate for the Horde was a succession of disappointments and betrayals. I didn't like that "angst Jaina" that was shown in MoP, but she has all the possible reasons to want revenge.

If it was a Horde character in her place wanting to kill every Alliance member alive no one would bat an eye... Oh wait, there is Sylvanas, and before her Garrosh.

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1 minute ago, Valhalen said:

"Not the case" when I say it took one person and one action. What triggered this hate for the Horde was a succession of disappointments and betrayals. I didn't like that "angst Jaina" that was shown in MoP, but she has all the possible reasons to want revenge.

If it was a Horde character in her place wanting to kill every Alliance member alive no one would bat an eye... Oh wait, there is Sylvanas, and before her Garrosh.

Oh I see,then the horde does it we have a villain ,when alliance does it we have good character developing. Gotcha.

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Jaina's arc in this expasion is having the best character development Blizzard has ever done since Arthas, and this also possible thanks to the talent of Laura Bailey and his fantastic voice. I'm really loving the entire Kul Tiran setting.

Don't you mean her fantastic voice? 

;)

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Herpa derpa let's send 12 ships to take down a bastion led by a veteran mage taught by Arch-Mage Antonidas himself.

 

But hey; let's pretend the Kul'Tiran ships were the real heroes here.

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you know everyone brings up theramore but wasn't Jaina allowing S7 agents to be stationed there and move around. Even then checking various wow pages theramore began launching attacks on the barrens and even started a highway through dustwallow marsh to allow troops to get into horde territory faster. yes the mana bomb was basically akin to nuclear warfare and was deemed too much and peeps hated garrosh but it wasn't that theramore was peaceful and just randomly got sploded, they were doing stuff that made them a threat and a target. 

just sayin jaina's whole waaa theramore thing seems very one sided.

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1 hour ago, Yridaa said:

Herpa derpa let's send 12 ships to take down a bastion led by a veteran mage taught by Arch-Mage Antonidas himself.

 

But hey; let's pretend the Kul'Tiran ships were the real heroes here.

Yeah that was my reaction too, what was fatty mcpirate's endgame?    Ignore the mage capable of creating tsunamis, raising water elementals that could scuttle her from underneath, levitate her boat with magic and drop it on another?     Who also is viewed as family by the current King of Stormwind?

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On 8/16/2018 at 6:28 AM, Kurosu said:

Not the case? She attempted genocide on oggrimar.She "purged" dalaran from all horde members when she was in charge.She still plans to kill every horde member alive.When Azeroth was under attack from the Legion she didnt help anyone because of rage quit but suddedly returned when hordies were dying again.

Her entire character is simply kill the horde...aka greymane with boobs and magic.

 

Wow!! So much salt simply because Jaina's getting a little love, damn...

First of all, I don't think you know what "attempted genocide" really means. Sylvanas attempted to commit genocide on the Night Elves. She didn't accomplish it, but she acted on it. Jaina has NEVER attempted to commit any race's genocide, and I know that you're going to say that she was going to flood Orgrimmar etc etc... but she didn't actually do it, did she? She was convinced otherwise and didn't even kill a single person that night. Now, before you say "she purged Dala..." well, stop. If you played through the scenario you'll remember that she specifically says to use force on those who resist. Now, it doesn't matter if you think it was right or not, it was not genocide. It wasn't even murder, she simply exercised her powers as leader of the Kirin Tor to expel a FACTION, not a race, of the city.

More importantly, I think we should talk about what a "hero's journey" is. 

Hero's journey is an archetype present in almost every story ever made, and in it the "hero" goes through several steps to finally achieve his true purpose. Jaina is classic example of a hero's journey, the steps being:
- Supernatural aid/discovery of the gift: her talent for magic at a very young age
- Finding your guardian: Antonidas becomes her mentor
- Initial growth: She becomes a talented young mage and one of the first female members of the Kirin Tor
- Challenges: Goes to Kalimdor and fights the Burning Legion with Thrall
- Purpose: Achieving peace between the factions
- Abyss: Betrayed by the Horde and has her city nuked
- Temptation: Thinks about pursuing her revenge by flooding Orgrimmar, but is stops/is stopped
-"Death": has her soul filled with hatred and revenge, think her warbringers video
- Atonement: goes back to Kul Tiras to face her path
- Rebirth: Makes peace with her family and her nation
- Return: Becomes Lord Admiral

What we're seeing here is the conclusion of Jaina's journey, and you may not like it, but it is undoubtedly a hero's journey.You can fit almost every hero of an adventure into that formula, from Ulysses to Frodo to Harry Potter. It's ok for a hero to have dark thoughts, to be seduced by the "dark side", but what makes them a hero is that they overcome it.

So the difference between Jaina and a villain character like, let's say... Sylvanas, is that even though she's sometimes tempted to do evil she resists it, while Sylvanas rejoices in it. Hell, even her lines like "life is pain, hope fails" is typical of a moustache twirling villain. Perhaps Sylvanas will get her redemption journey which is another archetype, but for evil people ;)

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