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What could you hope to accomplish? To storm brazenly into my domain... to employ magic... against ME?
~ Malygos taunting players in the Eye of Eternity.

Malygos the Spellweaver, more commonly known simply as Malygos, is a major character in the Warcraft series, making his first physical appearance in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. He is the Aspect of the blue dragonflight and one of the most ancient creatures living on Azeroth, and one of only a handful who were alive at the time the Titans departed. Norgannon, the Titan master-magician and keeper of lore, granted Malygos a portion of his vast power. From then on, Malygos would be known as the Spell-weaver, the guardian of magic and hidden arcanum. Malygos is a leviathan with small wings. His body is covered with crystalline scales of pure azure. His body shines with shifting colors that change constantly from blue to silver. Theoretically, since he and his children specialize in magic it is likely that their powers far exceed those of the other dragon flights since magic is the element they rule. Now that he has regained his sanity, he is once again taking an active role in the protection of the world.

With lucidity restored to him, there were some - particularly the red dragonflight, and even members of his own - who did not like where his mind was going. Believing that the spellcasters of the mortal races were responsible for all of Azeroth's troubles, Malygos began a terrible war to purge the world of "rogue" magic users, including the Kirin Tor of Dalaran. Realizing the situation had grown out of hand, Alexstrasza rallied the remaining dragonflights in the Wyrmrest Accord to combat Malygos' genocidal crusade. After much conflict around the Nexus, heroes entered Malygos' inner sanctum with the aid of the red dragonflight and defeated him, ending the war and depriving magic of its appointed guardian at a crucial turning point.

Trivia

  • Malygos originally had a lack of official art to represent him, with his first appearance in Hearthstone depicting his right-hand and successor Kalecgos. Eventually, he was given new artwork actually depicting himself as of the Descent of Dragons expansion (as Malygos, the Aspect of Magic).
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