Path of Fire brought the subject of ascension to Godhood back to the forefront. Kormir more or less confirmed someone had taken up the divinity stripped from Balthazar, and they have held his power for some time if Balth was chained in the mists for as long as it seemed.
Obviously there’s not much for us to speculate off who it could possibly be, but I’m always interested to hear theories. Which characters in existing canon do you think the writers could mine? Do you think they’ll pull a fast one and reveal the new god is not human?
I think Gwen would be the most poignant choice, but her history is fairly well documented. I wonder if a mortal must still be alive to ascend to godhood, or if divinity can be infused into their spirits.
I could also see Melonni, or perhaps one of the original GW1 Henchmen, like Brother Mhenlo. I suppose Menzies is also a candidate, but being Balthazar’s evil brother (and having a terrible name to boot) I doubt the gods would find him a worthy vessel lol.
Do you think this “new god” plot will ever pay off and find its way into the story of GW2, or do you think the gods are really never coming back?
On the subject of Predecessors (as Abbadon preceded Kormir, Dhuum preceded Grenth) I have been wondering about this mysterious predecessor of Abbadon hinted way back in GW1. You can find the conversation linked under the “former” God’s section on the Six’s wiki page: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Six_Human_Gods
My friend was searching the wiki and found this: https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Arachnia
Arachnia seems like the perfect predecessor to Abbadon, but I wonder if this kind of thing will ever be confirmed or come into play plot wise in GW2.