Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

My wild theory about Shen

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by RazeBarb, Jun 21, 2012. | Replies: 19 | Views: 7025

  1. RazeBarb

    RazeBarb IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    One of the meanings of the word Shen is "God"
    If you listened to his conversations, it becomes pretty clear that Shen seems to be a God in disguise.

    And what God?
    I say he's Anu - or at least his soul.

    Aside from just guessing, I think it could be a possibility because Anu reportedly was a being made out of crystals/gems.
    Shen is a jeweler and searching for a gem where an evil is trapped that kills everyone who touches it.
    Only Shen can touch it, because "everything was already taken from him" - I take it he means his shattered body.

    What do you guys think?
  2. fmulder

    fmulder Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,189
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    477
    That is pretty wild :thumbup:

    I have heard people speculate that he is actually Malthael, the archangel who vanished while searching for the Worldstone.
  3. RazeBarb

    RazeBarb IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    I think Malthael is too gloomy to disguise himself as such a quirky guy. :scratchchin:


  4. Volpula

    Volpula IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    After this game got released, I realized that the developers dont give a f... about lore so I really doubt that they will think that deeply. He is just an annoying guy and will stay so.
  5. fmulder

    fmulder Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,189
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    477
    That's true, angels take themselves too seriously :wink:

    How's this: Shen is not a god, but he was given the task of recovering the jewel by a god. Likely as a punishment for some past misdeeds; perhaps Shen was the one reponsible for letting the jewel losse in the first place. :scratchchin:


  6. Dakkas

    Dakkas IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    42
    Annoying? He's like one of the only guys that isn't a wooden plank in the game


  7. droppin

    droppin IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    77
    We all know Cain's coming back as the Angel of Wisdom...that would be interesting though if Shen was the avatar of Anu.
  8. skysbob

    skysbob IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    27
    Although that is some pretty wild speculation it could be true! I also had the feeling that he was a god in disguise.

    [Update - I think I confused something here. It probably isn't him. Sorry about that...

    It can't be Malthael, though.
    Because he is in the game as corrupted Morlu spawning in a random area in Act IV.
    ]
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  9. RazeBarb

    RazeBarb IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    What? I think this has to be a mistake from Blizz.
    Malthael seems to be more important than being used for something forgettable like this.


  10. Volpula

    Volpula IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    His voice I mean, it annoys me :)


  11. fmulder

    fmulder Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,189
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    477
    I think the voice really suits the part, the actor does talk / sound like that (in case you are not aware) ;)




  12. Diaoha

    Diaoha IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    20
    I am not so annoyed with Shen
  13. KristinaDanitz

    KristinaDanitz IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    You are absolutely right,It is really annoying it seems to yelling.


    swim cap
  14. droppin

    droppin IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    77
    He plays the chinese guy in EVERY movie :p. But seriously, he's supporting cast in alot of movies.
  15. DayDream

    DayDream IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    346
    Isn't Shen hinted to be the mischievous god, zei the trickster?
  16. PearlJamaholic

    PearlJamaholic IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    102
    well maybe shen will find the black soulstone that fell from heaven.... and expansion!
  17. Dreamcrusha

    Dreamcrusha IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    dam thats a pretty good assumption but his voice reminds me of the guy balls of fury
  18. fmulder

    fmulder Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,189
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    477
    He WAS in Balls of Fury :wink: as well as many cult favourites like Blade Runner & Big Trouble in Little China:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393222/




  19. edda

    edda IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    i hate the voice, too.




    :girly:
  20. PearlJamaholic

    PearlJamaholic IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Not sure if this was brought up somewhere but is Shen the goblins greed god that is mentioned?? his name almost translates to a description of what the goblins takes the loot to.

    "Covetous: Having or showing a great desire to possess something, typically something belonging to someone else." and has been said Shen means god.

Share This Page