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Old 06-21-2016, 03:42 PM
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Default Most iconic characters/units of blizzard games

I'm working right now on a picture for the blizzcon art contest which will include a ton of characters,
and for that reason I've been pondering what the most iconic units/characters per game are.
In some cases there are obvious choices, but in others it can end up being tricky.

So, I've wondered, what would you choose?
Might be interesting to get a different perspective on this.

It's rather simple: Choose up to 4 characters, units or creeps per game which you find are the most iconic, without repetitions!

Anyway, here is the list of games I'm working with:
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Rock n' Roll Racing
  • Blackthorne
  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
  • Diablo
  • The Lost Vikings 2
  • StarCraft
  • StarCraft: Brood War
  • Diablo II
  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
  • World of Warcraft
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  • Diablo III
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Legion
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:08 PM
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Lost Vikings, Fang, Scorch, Freya, Tomator

Warcraft:
Orc Shaman, Grunt, Blademaster
Nelf Warden, Huntress, Druid
Human Footman, Mountain King, Paladin

Starcraft:
Terran Marine, Siege tank, firebat, battlecruiser
Hydralisk, zergling, ultralisk
Zealot, Reaver, Carrier, Colossus
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:08 PM
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Overwatch: Tracer, Widowmaker, Reaper, McCree

Starcraft: Marine, Hydralisk, Zealot
Brood War: Kerrigan, Zeratul, Stukov
WoL: Raynor
LotV: Artanis
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:37 PM
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Thrall, Arthas, Illidan and Sylvanas
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:26 AM
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:54 PM
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Alright, thanks for the replies so far, but now, to go even further:
what characters/units are most iconic per game?

So, not by franchise, but for each individual game. So, who/what is the most iconic thing in Warcraft 1, what is it for Warcraft 2, and so.
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:25 PM
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Same answer for Starcraft. I imagine that a footmen and grunt for the Warcraft series.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:57 PM
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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

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Arthas, Thrall, Demon Hunter (hero unit), Archmage (hero unit)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

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Rexxar, Destroyer, Kael'thas, Spellbreaker
World of Warcraft

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Onyxia, Sergra Darkthorn, Marin Noggenfogger, Hemet Nesingwary
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

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A'dal, Nobundo, Liadrin, Malchezaar
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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Saurfang, Dranosh, Yogg, Thaurissan
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

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Sylvanas, John J. Keeshan, Lilian Voss, Garrosh
Diablo III

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Shen, the Scoundrel ... (this is hard)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

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Sunwalker Dezco, the Celestials, Wrathion, Taran-Zhu
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Venture co. Mercenary, Huffer, Silent Assassin, Edwin VanCleef
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This might help you for Rock N' Roll Racing Handclaw

http://vimm.net/manual/?p=details&id=2076

The manual has character bits on all the pages.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:28 PM
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Orb of Fire probably missed the premise, oh well

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  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
    Dragon, Gryphon Rider, ,

  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
    Deathwing, Giant turtles, ,

  • Diablo
    Gharbaaaaaaaaahhhd, Adria, Wirt, Butcher

  • StarCraft
    Zergling, Zealot, Siege Tank, Vultures

  • StarCraft: Brood War
    High Templar, Science Vessel, Defiler (classic), Lurker

  • Diablo II
    Sorcercess, Cain, cow level, Mephisto

  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    Baal, Shank the Overseer, Gheed, Charsi

  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    Druid of the Claw, Roflcopter, Keeper of the Grove,

  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
    Faerie Dragon, Spirit Walker, Archmage, Blademaster

  • World of Warcraft
    , boars

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
    , , bronze dragons (caverns), naga

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    , Arthas, Alexstrasza, Sindragosa

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Marine, Marauder, Medivac, Raynor

  • Diablo III
    Valla, Li-Ming, Kormac, those wasps in Act 2

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
    The celestials

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
    Hydralisks, Mutalisks, Baneling, Queen

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
    Anduin, Worgen Infiltrator, , Mad Bomber

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
    Maltheal, Shen, Greed, Kadala

  • Heroes of the Storm
    Rehgar, , Brightwing, Nova

  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
    Protoss don't exist anymore

  • Overwatch
    Tracer, Winston, RYUU GA WAGA TEKI WO KURAU, Mercy
Based on the stuff that comes to my mind.

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Old 06-23-2016, 03:31 PM
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Thank you for the additions

So, here is my list after my own initial thoughts:
  • The Lost Vikings
    Eric, Olaf & Baelog, obviously

  • Rock n' Roll Racing
    Dirt Devil or Airblade, undecided on driver... Snake Sanders perhaps

  • Blackthorne
    Kyle Vlaros

  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
    Footman & Grunt

  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
    Troll Axethrower & Elven Archer

  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
    Kurdran Wildhammer & Teron Gorefiend
    BtDP was more hero centric than ToD imo... also, allows the use of two iconic units

  • Diablo
    Diablo, Warrior Hero, Cain
    (initial thought was all three hero classes...)

  • The Lost Vikings 2
    Fang & Scorch

  • StarCraft
    Marine, Hydralisk, Zealot

  • StarCraft: Brood War
    Medic, Lurker(?), Dark Templar
    While I pondered about using characters from the story, the BW esports scenes feels a bit more iconic to me... also, I want to avoid a kerrigan repetition

  • Diablo II
    Barbarian, Necromancer, Mephisto, Tyrael(?)
    Still considering using all heroes... right now including those who stood out to me the most

  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    Assassin, Druid, Baal

  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    Muradin, Cairne, Kel'thuzad, Tyrande
    Intended to include thrall, but wanted to include some other races as well. Same with Arthas, who will appear later anyway

  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
    Maiev, Kael'thas, Anub'arak/Sylvanas, Rexxar

  • World of Warcraft
    Murloc, Kobold, Gnoll
    I did consider the raid bosses, but due to their size they would be more problematic concerning the composition... so I thought of the next iconic things: Murlocs, "You no take candle" and Hogger

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
    Draenei Shaman/Blood Elf Paladin; Maraad; Valeera; Akama(?)
    Due to Kael'thas being used earlier, I had to pass up on him...

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    The Lich King

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Raynor, Tychus

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
    Deathwing (human form); Garrosh, Varian
    Due to the composition, I think I'll go with human form Deathwing...

  • Diablo III
    Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor
    again considered all heroes for this... still undecided

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
    Chen Stormstout

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
    Kerrigan, Abathur(?)

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
    Innkeeper

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
    Crusader, Malthael

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
    Grom, Gul'dan, Other Warlords(?), Yrel

  • Heroes of the Storm
    Undecided heroes using funny skins, e.g. Beach Stitches
    undecided due to wanting to avoid hero repetitions and for composition reasons

  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
    Artanis, Alarak

  • Overwatch
    Tracer, Winston, Widowmaker, Hanzo

  • World of Warcraft: Legion
    Illidan

As mentioned, just my initial thoughts. You might notice, that's a lot of characters I'm planning to draw...
So I will also have to consider how to reduce my workload a bit. Anyway, my list will very likely change a lot.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:30 PM
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Deathwing (human form) is one of the best models anyway. It's a shame it was only used in a quest
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:56 PM
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