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Who do you anticipate will be EoDs main cast?

Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭
edited September 17, 2020 in Lore

I've been wondering today about who the commander's companions will be for the journey to Cantha. Here are some unfounded thoughts strictly about established characters.

Most Likely

  • Marjory: She's of Canthan ancestry and hasn't had a major storyline since S3. Opportunity to explore her family history in depth. I could also see her being the focal point of a new necromancer e-spec storyline infused with Canthan lore, similar to what Rytlock was in HoTs for revenants.
  • Gorrik: He's been built up through S4 and could serve as our resident genius in place of Taimi. Generally liked by fans (as far as I can tell) and could use more character development.
  • Caithe: We last saw her in S4, but haven't heard from her since. I could see her coming to Cantha as an emissary of Aurene, or at least as Aurene's eyes on the ground. If there are any burgeoning sylvari plotlines to be found in Echovald or the wider continent, she would make the most sense to feature as part of it.

Maybe

  • Kasmeer: She was a major character in PoF, though she's been on the back burner since then. Her relationship with Marjory may bring her to Cantha, but we've seen from PoF that the writers aren't afraid of separating them either.
  • Canach: Also missing since PoF, but in lieu of Caithe he could be our sylvari. He's also a fan favorite, so I feel most would be glad to see him again.
  • Jhavi: Borderline unlikely, but if they develop her more through the latter half of Icebrood Saga, she could come to join DW. Some speculate from the recent fractal that there could be Norn in Cantha, and she could be a tie-in for that story if it comes to fruition.
  • Ryland: Again unlikely, but I could see a redemption arc happening in Icebrood Saga that could bring him to our side. And if that development happens, I wouldn't be surprised if he tagged along for the next expansion. Alternatively, he retains his role as Jormag's champion if we end up allied with Jormag, functioning in a similar role to my Caithe musings.

Unlikely

  • Braham: Braham's big moment is Icebrood Saga, and his importance has been building for years. After this Saga is over, I expect the writers will rotate him out for a while.
  • Rytlock: If Crecia doesn't become Khan-Ur, Rytlock most likely will. And barring that, I'm fairly certain Rytlock may die by the end of Icebrood Saga in an attempt to save his son.
  • Crecia: As mentioned above, the writers seem to be setting her up for some greater destiny. Come what may I'm certain she'll be busy following Icebrood Saga.
  • Taimi: While I do expect Taimi to have a role in the expansion remotely, with the S4 revelation of her disease getting worse I doubt she will be traveling. Of course, magical interference/distance could prevent her from communicating with us completely depending on what the writers want.

Extremely Unlikely

  • Roxx: She's effectively retired and living her dream life with the Olmakhan. I doubt they would bring her back for an expansion.
  • Logan: Effectively retired from main character status in his role as pact marshal.
  • Zojja: Scrambled eggs for brains, abandoned by the writers. But gosh, would love a surprise.
  • Garm: Honorable mention. He's a wolf and is gonna do wolf things in the Shiverpeaks, but it would be cool to have a non-ranger animal companion accompany us.
  • Malyck: Wouldn't it be great if his mysterious tree was in Cantha somehow? :P

Which returning characters do you think will be in EoDs main cast?

Comments

  • Kodama.6453Kodama.6453 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Kinda doubt that Marjory will introduce a new necromancer elite spec to us, since she already did that with HOT and reaper when she was keeping her sister Belinda's greatsword.

    Really would enjoy to see Canach playing a role and I would love him to introduce the new engineer elite spec for us.
    We already had quite some "poster childs" for elite specs of other classes:
    Marjory -> Reaper
    Rytlock -> Herald
    Braham -> Dragon Hunter

    Especially if our new elite spec turns out to be alchemy focused, I can imagine Canach being a perfect candidate.

  • EdwinLi.1284EdwinLi.1284 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 17, 2020

    On the Ryland point, before the current story a part of me expect Ryland to maybe get a redemption arc in the future if he lives through Icebrood Saga.

    Sadly since he has reached the point of no return that belief has reach from a slightly to absolute zero unless Anet can some how pull him out of the dark side.

    However, if so I always speculated that with Ryland joining the group for a redemption arc Rytlock may have to retire from the group. due to events that cause Ryland to return back to our side. Not the "get killed off" type of retirement but more of a suffer serious injury that he can no longer fight type of retirement.

    As for the others....

    Kasmeer is certainly the person I expect to be among the characters for Cantha expansion. She has basically become Kryta's representative when it comes to political matters now.

    Logan is in the middle level, while he is retired from the major character role, Logan is now the Pact Commander and always will appear now to represent the Pact in political and military matters when a Elder Dragon is involved. If the Cantha expansion does focus on DSD and their inventation to the Commander and his/her allies is the result of not being able to handle the DSD so they open their doors for our help then we can expect Logan to appear. However, there is still a chance we may get a old character returning to represent the Pact in this matter or a new character as well.

    As a completely off chance and probably zero percent....

    I still hope for the return of Razah.

    With the Elder Dragons dragging themselves through the Mist more often now, it seems ideal to bring him back due to all the noise they have been making in the Mists.

    It will also be interesting to see how much he has developed over the 250 years since back in GW1 he was a clean slate but in GW2 who can say what type of person he may have become due to centuries of studying human's different reasoning, emotions, and different nature.

  • Mhenlo as a Kurzick Juggernaut :wink:

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    @Kodama.6453 - you’re right, totally forgot about the reaper thing. I was thinking she could potentially get into ritualist stuff using Belinda as a lead-in, but that’s already been done.

    @EdwinLi.1284 - I don’t think the chance is absolute zero, but it’s a gamble whether or not they’ll bring Ryland back to the “light.” The only way I see that happening, narratively, is a sacrifice on Rytlock’s part. We’ll see though. I’m excited!

    @Lan Deathrider.5910 - Learning Mhenlo’s date is definitely a big hope of mine for EoDs! Though I do hope he was tapped as Balthazar’s replacement in the human pantheon. 👀

  • @Svennis.3852 said:
    @Kodama.6453 - you’re right, totally forgot about the reaper thing. I was thinking she could potentially get into ritualist stuff using Belinda as a lead-in, but that’s already been done.

    @EdwinLi.1284 - I don’t think the chance is absolute zero, but it’s a gamble whether or not they’ll bring Ryland back to the “light.” The only way I see that happening, narratively, is a sacrifice on Rytlock’s part. We’ll see though. I’m excited!

    @Lan Deathrider.5910 - Learning Mhenlo’s date is definitely a big hope of mine for EoDs! Though I do hope he was tapped as Balthazar’s replacement in the human pantheon. 👀

    Seeing as Balth's God Magic got absorbed elsewhere I sadly do not think that will happen. Cynn would be nice for that though having been a fire mage and all.

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lan Deathrider.5910 - The other human gods stripped Balthazar of his godhood/divinity before PoF. Kormir even hints that they had replaced him some time ago by transferring that power to someone else. Divine magic can’t be destroyed, only transferred, as established by Kormir’s ascension to godhood in GW1.

  • @Svennis.3852 said:
    @Lan Deathrider.5910 - The other human gods stripped Balthazar of his godhood/divinity before PoF. Kormir even hints that they had replaced him some time ago by transferring that power to someone else. Divine magic can’t be destroyed, only transferred, as established by Kormir’s ascension to godhood in GW1.

    Yes, and certain PoF episodes have that power actively being transferred to certain story NPCs. Grant it Balth recharged himself with a Bloodstone, so what the other Five stripped from him could be bequeathed to another enity.

    Cynn would be pretty great tbh.

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    Yeah, I’d be down for Cynn as a goddess. She was so aggro lmao.

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Although I'd very much prefer Canach and Rytlock, I think that Gorrik, Kasmeer and Marjory are the most likely to join the Commander physically.

    Taimi will still be the primary plot device that solves all 'scientific' problems, even if it is over the comms.

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    @Fueki.4753 - I think the writers are trying to rely less on Taimi to solve all our problems, as she’s been almost entirely absent from Icebrood Saga, even remotely. The progression of her disease could prevent her from doing the same amount of research, too. It’s dependent on the story they want to tell. Of course if she stuffs her brain inside a golem as a reaction to her declining body, that could circumvent the issue.

    Also, Taimi had some trouble talking to us on comms in Elona, so the greater distance from mainland Tyria could cause similar issues.

    Touching on your other comment, I always love me some Canach. I’m ready for a break from Rytlock though. He’s been at the forefront of the story since launch, with very few absences in that time.

  • EdwinLi.1284EdwinLi.1284 Member ✭✭✭
    edited 12:40AM

    Now that woodenpotatoes has collected and uploaded all Sunqua Peak lore items in a video....

    Braham seems like a possible member now due to the potential that a society of Canthan Norns exists in secret within Cantha.