This post is purely speculation for the sake of fun. Reading into things what might not actually be there. A tin foil hat theory that maybe we have been looking at things the wrong way. The main idea of it is that we have been deceived and the true enemies are the Titans.
For as long as I have been looking into warcraft lore it has always been said that the real big bad of the entire series is Sargeras. That the battle against him would be the last battle, the end of warcraft as we know it. He is the largest threat we can and will ever face.
For a long time now I have been entertaining the idea that what we know is wrong. That the life we lead is not really our own, but we are being groomed as an army, and army for the Titans. Every step of the way, every thing we have done, was us being built into the ultimate army in service of our makers, the Titans.
It reminds me of the story from Wrath of the Lich King some. We never thought anything of it when Arthas came taunting us while we leveled up. We never even considered that he had a greater plan when we fought him, or more accurately, his subordinates along the way. In truth, to anyone that does not follow the lore they might not have noticed the underlining story in wrath and that was that we were not "fighting" our way to the Lich King, we were being groomed by him to become his next, and greatest, lieutenants. Battle tested by the best he could send our way.
He taunted us, he challenged us, he sent waves of enemies after us, but he never engaged us. He could have beaten any of us one on one at any given point, that is beyond contention, but he did not want us dead, he wanted us stronger. In those early days when we were weaker when we first stepped foot into Northrend, we would have been a push over. But did he kill us? No, he let us live to face another challenge.
When all was said and done and we met him face to face, when he allowed us to do so, we lost. He toyed with us the entire fight. We kept thinking we were getting the best of him but we were not. He was just pressing us harder and harder, pushing us to our limits as fighters, warriors, all so he could see if we were indeed worthy.
When he decides that he has had enough playing around and that we had proved ourselves worthy, he kills us. No long drawn out channeled spell. No big effort on his part. He just wishes us dead and we died, instantly, without him ever breaking a sweat.
The idea was that he was now going to revive us and we would be under his servitude. We would be the leaders of his greater, and now unbeatable, army. If the greatest Azeroth had to offer could be killed in an instant with no effort at all by him, what would it look like for the rest of the denizens of Azeroth if those heroes were raised on the side of the Lich King. Not good at all.
We ended up winning the battle with a little bit of luck, or make that a lot of luck. We were dead, we did lose, the Lich King was the most powerful enemy we had ever faced and remains so even up to this day. Even Deathwing, the unmaker of worlds needed a long, very long, cast time to destroy the world whereas Arthas simply wished us dead and we died. We were lucky, never doubt that.
It is that story, and in my opinion the best writing we have ever seen in the warcraft MMO, that made me think that perhaps Sargeras is the good guy. Because not everything always is as it appears. Is blizzard the type to develop such a great bait and switch like that? Keep us thinking that Sargeras is the bad guy only to find out that he is our one and only true savior. I doubt it. Most blizzard writing is not that deep or involved, at least not since the days of the Lich King. But that is where I let my imagination run away with me.
We thought we had the Lich King on the run, but he was playing with us. We never held the upper hand, we never had him running from us, we never had a prayer of beating him, even when he let us just waltz into his throne room. He has control the entire way. He manipulated every step we took, all in an effort to make us stronger. To make us better fighters. All so we would be more of a force to be reckoned with when he revived us as his lieutenants.
This is how I see what the Titans are doing. The Titans might not be these benevolent beings that gave us life, that shaped the world as we know it, that set things in motion so we could live our own lives.
What if the Titans, and everything we have experienced, are all planned out to make us stronger so we would be a more formidable army at their service. Just because we do not know of the great "Army of the Titans" doesn't mean that there is not one. There is very little we know of the Titans and most of what we know is speculation at least and tainted at best.
We believe that they could not kill the old gods so they imprisoned them beneath the crust of the ground. What proof do we have of that? None. What if they were completely capable of killing them, but they didn't for a reason. They wanted them under the ground, they wanted them whispering the murmurs into the minds of man, driving them insane. What if they wanted them there trying to corrupt us so it would weed out those weak of mind. That those whispers in our ears were a test to see who was weak of mind, to see who could resist the madness, to make sure the strong get stronger being able to resist such pressure from the old golds and the weak get eliminated.
The old gods could be a tool, just like we are to the Titans. Who is the say the old gods were not placed on Azeroth by the titans for this exact reason. None of us were there at the beginning. All we have is speculation. Perhaps the old gods whispers of madness in our ears is no different than Arthas sending enemies our way to strengthen our fighting skills, except it is a design of the Titans to strengthen our mental skills.
The Titans are all about "order", or at least that is what we are lead to believe. Perhaps it is an order like the military. We are being trained to fight for them. That is why there is such a strict adherence to order demanded by the land and the watchers. If we are not developing as they want us to, we will be eliminated.
Perhaps we misunderstood what Algalon was on about when we ran into him in Ulduar. We believed that we accidentally set it off by killing Loken and he, after seeing us and what we could do, decided not to start the reorganization of Azeroth. Perhaps the reason killing Loken set off Algalon was because the Titans believed that their army was revolting and when Alaglon saw that we were not actually revolting and we were still following the path of the titans, he let us live and did not reorganize Azeroth.
He was a safeguard so if the Titans army, namely us, were to revolt, he would reset the world so a new army can be raised from the beginning, one that would not turn on their masters and makers. Once Algalon noticed we were in fact no threat to the masters plan he let us continue on.
The Titans, to our belief, have placed life on countless planets never to return. We believe they are benevolent being offering life, free will, our own being. But perhaps it is not as it seems. They are placing life all over the universe trying to find the perfect situation where they can develop their army. An obedient, powerful army.
Maybe Sargeras noticed this. He noticed that the Titans were trying to develop an army of slaves basically. Strengthened by design to be powerful of both mind and body and obedient to their makers, the Titans. Sargeras needed to do whatever he could to fight for the right of free will. He enlisted whichever being he could get to work with him in whatever way he could woo them to do so. He, and his new followers, went and started to destroy all the worlds the Titans had made with designs of being a soldier factory of sorts.
With whom Sargeras works with it is easy to think of him as the bad guy. Working with demons does not usually give off the feeling that this is a good guy we are looking at, but perhaps it is just a means to an end for him. Not everything is always as it appears. The humanoids, as we know them, the people most similar to us, are all children of the Titans. We are all subjects of the Titans, we are organized to be as the Titans wanted us to be.
We are wild cards, we are the army of the Titans whether we notice it or not. Sargeras could not ask us to help him, could not woo us to help him, could not persuade us to help him, because if he did, the watchers that the Titans left in place, for just such a reason, if we deviated from the path the Titans set for us, would just reorganized Azeroth, wiping us from existence for the sole offense of drifting from the makers plans and having free will.
The day could come where it finally dawns on us, that we are nothing more than pawns in a much greater plan. That it is the Titans in fact that are the true evil in the universe. Twisting the old gods to their service and using them to make us stronger. Sargeras knew what the Titans were doing, he was once one of them, he knew that creating a perfect order to the universe meant that every living being would have to bend to the Titans will and that there would be no individuality left in the universe. Every being alive would have to walk lock step in tune with the will of the Titans or be wiped out.
Sargeras is fighting for our right to feel will. He sides with those we perceive as evil because those were the only beings he could get to work with him, the only ones not pressed under the thumb of the Titans, the only ones that have the free will to join him. They work with him because they want to do so, not because they were designed to do so, which is how we walk with the Titans, by design.
In the future, when we develop more free will, us, the beings that the Titans were developing to be their perfect warriors of mind and body, will fight against our makers and they will rain down upon us with a vengeance we never even imagined could come from them, because we are not listening to their plan, we are not following their rule, and we must be wiped out and Azeroth will need to be reorganized, so they can start over and make a better race, a stronger race, a more obedient race that understands their place, as soldiers of the Titans.
To defeat the Titans we will need to save Sargeras from the Twisting Nether and work with him because for as evil as he might seem, he is the good guy. Always had been, always will be. He was fighting for our right to free will, for our right to not just be servants of the Titans.
Far fetched? Sure. Possible? Absolutely.
We only know what we are told. Do you believe everything you are told? If so, perhaps you are exactly what the Titans want. But if you do not believe everything you have been told, the Titans will remove you from the equation. There is no free will allowed in the Titans universe. Only order. Complete order that follows the Titan design. Sounds pretty evil to me and I guess that means the guy fighting against it, Sargeras, is the good guy then.