Favorite Characters: Arthas Menethil
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You no longer have to sacrifice for your people. You no longer have to bear the weight of your crown. I’ve taken care of everything.

Arthas Menethil, Crown Prince of Lordaeron and Knight of the Silver Hand, was the son of King Terenas Menethil II and Queen Lianne Menethil, and heir to the throne. He was trained as a paladin by Uther the Lightbringer, and had a romantic relationship with the kind sorceress Jaina Proudmoore.

Despite his promising beginnings, Arthas became one of the most powerful and evil beings Azeroth would ever know. Taking up the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, he became a death knight of the Scourge and led the undead in destroying Lordaeron, Quel’Thalas and Dalaran. Arthas eventually made his way to the Frozen Throne of Icecrown and merged with the Lich King.

Ruling as the Lich King for years afterwards, Arthas was ultimately defeated in combat by Highlord Tirion Fordring and his champions of the Light. Cradled by the spirit of his father, Arthas Menethil died, leaving the mantle of the Lich King to be taken by a noble soul who would contain the power of the Scourge.