There's a lot of speculation about who the pale white guy from the Diablo 4 cinematic trailer is and this has led to guesses that it's Rathma.
Blizzcon 2019 was an eventful affair thanks to the reveals of Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4. While the latter was perhaps revealed too prematurely thanks to not coming out anytime soon ("not even Blizzard soon"), there's no denying that its 'gory' cinematic trailer was breathtakingly gorgeous with the reveal of the super hot Lilith and a pale white guy some fans believe to be Rathma.
We've learned a lot about Diablo 4 such as its "really good loot system," its seamless open-world and the devastating news that it's online-only. We've also been told that it's a return to the "series' darker roots" which is totally believable when watching its stunning CGI trailer for the billionth time.
Yet, while we know all of the above and the fact Lilith seems poised to be its big baddie, we can only speculate as to who the pale white guy is that calls her "blessed mother."
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Diablo 4 is going darker than its predecessor, and a big part of that art direction is taking inspiration from the horror manga artist who brought us cursed spirals, fish mutants, and creepy holes: Junji Ito. https://t.co/vinTYzRmkl pic.twitter.com/XViV87Rbjk— IGN (@IGN) November 3, 2019
Diablo 4: Is the pale white guy Rathma?
Say what you will about Blizzard and the recent headlines that have surrounded them, there's no denying that the cinematic announcement for Diablo 4 is stupendously gorgeous and fine.
Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful with its visuals, direction and unforgettable reveal of Lilith, but it has also sparked a lot of discussion about its story with most of the back-and-forth chit-chat online concerning the pale white guy who calls Lilith "mother."
You can discover who Lilith is by checking out an incredibly informative guide from PC Invasion, but all you really need to know to get the gist of this article is that Lilith is the daughter of hatred and Queen of the Succubi who fell in love with the archangel Inarius.
The archangel and succubi Queen created the Nephalem with Raphma being born from the first-generation. Thanks to Rathma's intentions being to preserve the balance between good and evil in opposition to his mother and father, this has resulted in a lot of debate as to whether or not the pale white guy truly is Linarian.
Speculation about the pale white guy being Rathma has given birth to another insightful article from PC Invasion in which they have suggested that Rathma's alliance with his mother could see the Sin War renewed with an obvious theme between mother and child.
In theory, this would allow the game to dive deeper into the lore as well as possibly include an unshackled Inarius.
However, that's largely dependent on whether the pale white guy is Rathma. He calls Lilith "blessed mother," but people on Reddit have suggested that this has been taken too literally.
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Diablo 4: Fans react to Lilith
There's no way of 100% knowing as to whether the pale white sorcerer is Rathma, but we do know that the big baddie is poised to be Lilith and that fans are already in love with her.
I'm more excited about Diablo 4 than OW2 because.. look at this, look at this! It's motha effin Lilith! She's gorgeous! pic.twitter.com/DVeVl72r9N— kolo @ Komikon (@kolokomiks) November 2, 2019
Holy shit Diablo 4 Lilith is so fucking— F-Ero (@FeroFeed) November 1, 2019
Man as unimpressed as I was with a lot of Blizzcon today I keep rewatching that Diablo 4 trailer, just the entire scene with Lilith emerging through this bloody placenta just— Coda (@codaanim) November 2, 2019
Sold me on that alone and I don’t even know what the fuck Diablo is pic.twitter.com/ROTdWArT4R
Mmmmmmmm DIABLO 4 MY GIRL LILITH AAAAAAHHHH— Steff (@hexcats) November 1, 2019
I fucking love female antagonists more than any female/male hero. I'm fucking hyped for Diablo 4 oh and I'd let Lilith fuck me just so you guys know how much I already love her. pic.twitter.com/mV4Co25bVg— إدوارد❤ (@forever_edward) November 2, 2019
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