10 PC Game Villains Who Got What They Deserved: Page 4 of 10

A face-shot of Sarah Kerrigan who is now the Queen of Blades.
Sarah Kerrigan is the Queen of Blades.

4. Arthas/The Lich King - Warcraft

Arthas Menethil, former heir to the throne of Lordaeron, had everything he could have ever wanted. He had loyal family, friends and Jaina Proudmoore as his loving partner. And yet somehow it was not enough. What began as a vengeance mission against the Burning Legion eventually morphed into a quest for power at any cost. From the perspective of those close to him including Uther and Muradin, his first act of treachery was the mass-killing of villagers whose grain had been infected with blight. Instead of being conscientious of those uninfected, he singlehandedly carried out mass genocide in response to the outbreak.

Meet vengeance, I mean Arthas.

From there Arthas went on to claim the demonic blade known as Frostmourne as his own, succumbing to its power and using it to raise an army of undead. His downfall was tragic because not only did he betray his entire kingdom, he ended up serving the same threat that he swore to eradicate.

He is not even trying to hide it now.

Arthas met his ill-fate when former allies and heroes had no choice other than to take him down. It took a small army of heroes, including the souls that Frostmourne had harvested, to weaken the fallen paladin to the point that he was vulnerable to mortal attacks.

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