Jaina’s tragic backstory explored in World Of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth cinematic

Ahead of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’s release Blizzard announced new video series called Warbringers. That will spotlight three iconic leaders “from across Azeroth”: Jaina Proudmoore, Sylvanas Windrunner and Queen Azshara. Each video will focus on one of the main heroes or villains of Battle for Azeroth, starting with Jaina Proudmoore.

Watch the first video in the warbringers series below

The animation dives into artistic detail showing us the story of Jaina’s past . Depicting the  Kul Tiran mage returning to her homeland. Through some still art and a sea shanty in the background, We see Jaina’s guilt over the death of her father, Daelin Proudmoore, Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras. , Who was killed by the Horde led by Rexxar. Which happened shortly after she defended the Horde in an attempt to call for peace.

Daelin Proudmoore seeing only his hatred for beings he did not know. Despite Thrall and Jaina’s pleas that the orcs had changed. Daelin fought them to the death as his daughter watched. Jaina abandoned Kul Tiras and her people, who now hated her for betraying the Proudmoore family.

Jaina's tragic backstory explored in World Of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth cinematic

The animation gives us not only Jaina’s backstory, but hints to her future as well. While floating out to sea, the shanty and artwork depicts Jaina’s constant anguish, yet ends on a different note. The song warns of “daughter of the sea.” At the very end, Jaina raises her father’s ship from the bottom of the ocean, stands atop it, and says, “Beware of me.”

Jaina will be a major character for the Alliance during Battle for Azeroth, and is responsible for their voyage to Kul Tiras, one of the new continents in World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion.

The three will be released ahead of the Battle for Azeroth expansion coming on August 14

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