I have to say it one more time.
Leave Nel alone! Nel doesn't need this. He's already gotten the shaft from Blizzard, now they had to hire Knaak again to do his character, which by the way, he did horribly in the first three books which "detailed" his transformation to Deathwing. I put it in quotes due to the fact that the detail was just one paragraph long in the book Demon Soul
and he was pretty much a douchebag in all three books.
You know what, I'll excuse the douchebagness of Neltharion in those three books, because in those three books, he was already maddened by N'Zoth and made into that calamari's personal bitch. I get it. Nel was Mr. Nutcase in those three books. But I kinda like to think that before he became Mr. Nutcase, he was in fact as noble and as wholehearted and kind and gentle, the gentle giant that I described in my own little writings on him...that he was originally like that. But this...Laughter filled his—or rather, Malygos's—ears. Kalec at first thought that someone mocked him, but instead, the laughter was aimed at the other proto-dragons by a charcoal-gray male a bit larger than most, who actually sneered at the others.
"Little hatchlings!" he bellowed. "Afraid of the sky! Afraid of the ground! Galakrond laughs at you for being afraid, and I, Neltharion, do, too!"
Implies that he wasn't! That he was always a douchebag from the beginning. Which leads me to ask, why did Khaz'Goroth in his infinite wisdom choose this guy to be the Earth Warder? I guess being an Aspect is like being a politician, you can still be a douchebag and come out on top.
And CHARCOAL GRAY?!
The color of asphalt? That charcoal gray? Isn't Neltharion a BLACK dragon? THE BLACK DRAGON? There isn't a dragon flight called the Charcoal Gray Dragons.
Even in the War of the Ancients, Neltharion was described as black as night with gems and crystals embedded in his scales. Diamonds, gold, silver. A book that Knaak wrote. My depiction of him was an exaggeration of that, but...yeah...
And again, Knaak, and Blizzard, Galakrond was the genetic template for the Aspects. You said it yourself. Alexstrasza said it herself. But from what I read from the excerpt, that another posted pointed out, the Aspects were originally proto-dragons? Neltharion was originally a charcoal gray proto-dragon? As in those two winged wyvern creatures the giants of Northrend road upon?
That was Neltharion before he became an Aspect? Oh god, Nel has been retconned! He's been retconned by Knaak! First they had to blow him up into sparkles by a Kamehameha from his own weapon he created, brought on by a plot-hole and a desperate out by the writing staff, and then Knaak turned Nel into a proto-dragon? Is there any dignity left for Neltharion? Any? What next? We gonna retcon Neltharion and the other Aspects into little snails next? Say they were giant slugs before Galakrond got a hold of them? Poor Nel.
And in other words, what do the Titans do to these five proto-dragons? Do they snatch them up and tweak their genetics through horrible mad scientist experimentation and that's how proto-dragon Neltharion becomes Black Dragon and Aspect Neltharion? Well, no wonder he doen't like the Titans!
You know, my bit of having Neltharion being birthed out of an axlotl tank is much better than this. By the way, Dune reference and no one caught it! I just snuck it in. And if those of you who know what an axlotl tank is, and what just birthed Neltharion from my stories. There's your nightmare for the week. You're welcome.
Another poster says it too and I agree, I do not suggest people read Knaak's work.
Why did you think I wrote this?
So I could have my Neltharion poke fun of Knaak's Neltharion. As petty as that may sound, yeah, that was the purpose of Murozond's Gift. That's why it's a BLAM fic, aka a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment fic. That's what BLAM stands for. Big-Lipped Alligator Moment. This is named after the random musical number sung by a big-lipped alligator towards the end of the film All Dogs Go to Heaven. A scene that comes right the fuck out of nowhere, has little to no bearing whatsoever on the plot, is WAY over the top in terms of ridiculousness, even within the context of the movie; and after it happens, no one ever speaks of it again.
You know, I should post Murozond's Gift on ff.net. Just to see everyone's eyes pop out in confusion as to, what the fuck happened?!
The link to the excerpt to the story Dawn of the Aspects by Richard A. Hack...I mean Knaak.
Apparently, Knaak read my Big-Lipped Alligator Moment story because instead of Neltharion going back in time, it's Kalecgos who does it. Yeah, I caught you, pal. Caught you! Caught you! Don't ever read my fics again, Richard.
Anyway. I know, getting a little fumed over one little excerpt. The book could turn out to be completely different. But all in all, what can we expect from Knaak? And another guy sums up my feelings as well. WHY HAS BLIZZARD NOT FIRED THIS GUY YET? Thank you, random poster, you've made my hero list.
This deserves a little funny comic from me. My Neltharion meets Richie Rich Knaak.
Big Lipped Alligator Moment!