“I bring an end to magic.”
So i have already done a video on anti mage and the tyler estate, and i highly reccomend you watch that before this video. its linked in the top right corner, description and top comment. This one will be like a part two, about AM’s persona, his disciple wei. But before that, what is a persona? How is it different from an arcana? Well, an arcana is set in the present or future, in an alternative timeline. Whereas a persona, is as far as we know, a completely different model. its not the heros alternative timeline, its either what they were like as a child like invokers persona, or not even the hero itself, but their discipe, like in antimages case. Its also not an item slot like the arcanas, its like a skin from league that covers the entire hero.
The disciples path persona for the anti-mage is the young wei. She is basically AM’s adoptive daughter slash student. She has now finally trained long enough to set out on a journey outside the temple, to assist in ending all things arcane. Wei has a very distinct personality that we witness through her comic and voice lines. Shes actually kinda funny and reletable – much more so than her stuck-up, pretentious mentor. Lets first cover her comic, called “the hunt”, and then go through her voice lines.
It starts off with the possibly future underlord turath escaping the tyler estate. I have explained the tyler estate in detail in my anti-mage video, but in case you cant be bothered to watch it, i will give a quick summary. Basically, the world is protected from evil, dark and forbidden magic by the sapphire archons. But there is one city thats the exception, which is weeping rose. In weeping rose, its instead the tyler estate that by the rules of the quorum running the city, takes orders on hunting down magic abusers. The tyler estate is jail for the ones who perform despicable and illegal magic, which breaks the rules that in weeping rose is already pretty loose. Its a quirky and dangerous place where most magic is legal and evil people can seek asylum, but even there you can be prosecuted for breaking the law. and who you gonna call? the tyler estate. Silencer is the warden, and antimage among others such as now, wei, go out to catch the criminals. When antimage and silencer discuss how to stop turath and his gang from getting away, they discuss how they even managed to escape. They conclude it must be using momma eebs grimoire. momma eeb was the former lord of white spire, another city in the dota universe, which the game dota underlords is set in. Thats also where we know turath, the escapee, from. Check out my underlore video for more about them. We then see wei training, thinking about her mentors teachings, and admitting that meditating is not really her thing. Then antimage shows up, and they discuss the jailbreak. While he goes to white spire to seek out turath, he wants her to stay and fight turaths boys that escaped and are still in weeping rose. And then it ends with the end of her training, and beginning of her new journey.
okay, onto her voicelines. She has an INSANE amount of hero relationships, WAY too many to go through them all. So i will only cover her most interesting general voicelines, and the most important ally and enemy voice lines. Her “takeover” voice lines explain a lot of her personality.
“A war is coming, and I will be ready.
Though, you’d think I’d be getting ready by training or sharpening my blades, or you know, doing something other than sitting and trying not to think about anything, which I’m totally screwing up and.. pflegh. Alright, starting over.
Hhh huh. My blades are an extension of my hands. My hands are an extension of my will.
My emotions are a reflection of my actions, not the driver of them.
My mind is focused, real focused.. Like, reeaally focused, you wouldn’t believe how focused I am– Damn it I lost it.. Ok, one more time. Mmmhm.
My blades are an extension of my hands, my hands are an extension of my will, my emotions are a reflection of my actions, not the driver of them, and my mind is focused on the task at hand, because a divided mind is a weak mind, and this is the creed of the Anti-Mage and this is the law of the hunt. Boom, suck it, meditation.
Hhh huh, and now I wait until I’m needed.
Which can happen any time.
Like any time at all.
Like, if someone needed help with the war of the Ancients, I woud be sooo ready.
Just say the word.
Please, say the word.
Fhhh huh, I should’ve brought a book.”
I love how underconfident she is, like she questions herself a little bit and actually gets stressed out like a normal person. “Breathe, Wei, breathe. It’s just an army, no big deal.” “Alright, Wei, don’t embarass yourself.” But of course, shes also a bit cocky “You can’t catch me, <ou can’t beat me, you can’t run from me.” She is pretty funny: “The Anti-Mage and I are similar, but we do have differences. For instance, I know how to talk like a normal person.” “If I ever drop a “thy” or a “thine”, just end me right there.” This voice line i feel like speaks to the soul of carry players such as myself that get consumed by farming “I didn’t spend all this time training just to hit creeps. But damned if it isn’t hypnotic.” anyone else just when the enemy is hitting rax, you find it the perfect time to go jungle?
Before we dive into her hero relationships, lets first listen to her monologue voicelines while selecting.
“Vanessa once told me that the Anti-Mage is just using me.
Which isn’t surprising. She’s a wizard. Lying comes easy for their kind.
I know exactly who and what the Anti-Mage is. A man consumed.
But even in his dedication and pursuit, he never once persumed to have control over me. There’s a reason he insists I call him mentor, not master.
He knows why I sought him out, and he knows my path isn’t his.
Like any father, he has dreams of what I can become.
And like any daughter, I wanna make him proud. But I need to do it on my terms.
I don’t remember much about my family.
I don’t remember.. anything about the day I lost them.
Just what the Anti-Mage told me.
He says I’m better off.
Seeing who he is, what he’s become? He’s probably right.
But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to know. Needing to know.
And when my training is complete, he’ll owe me more than a children story.
He’ll owe me the truth.
The Anti-Mage saiys I survived for days before he found me.
He’d stumble across the remains of my caravan.
On the trail of.. the things that took my kin.
He was younger, full of fire. Looking for a fight. Not a child…
I don’t remember much, but I do remember the first moment I saw him.
He likes to tell me that all he did was lend a hand. That I would’ve survived without his help.
Growing up, I even used to believe him.
But I’ve seen what the world makes of lost children.
Some call the Anti-Mage heartless. A monster. I know better.
He found a place for me. And when I was old enough, a place beside him. To learn more than just how to survive.
Together, we’ll beat back the darkness that threatens to make lost children of us all.
The other children at the sanctuary… didn’t really take to me.
I mean I can see why. I was insufferable. I had a destiny. I had a mentor waiting for me.
And when I was old enough, which always seemed just a day or two away, I would seek him out and do great things.
Can you imagine living with that? So what if it was true? They hated me.
Humility is something that came later. Well, let’s call it a work in progress.
I won some of them over in the end.. Kinda.. Well, let’s call that a work in progress, too.
I can’t stress how much I hate Blink Daggers.
Like I spent years learning how to transport through space by sheer power of will, and then I find out you can just go to a damn store and buy a Blink Dagger?
And by the way, it doesn’t even really look like a dagger, it’s more like a… swirly hatchet thing that spits in the face of my training.
Once I brought this up to the Anti-Mage, and all he had to say about it was, “You should be meditating”.
Which is just this whole other problem because meditation is not my thing.
Anyway, Blink Daggers. I hate them.
A war is coming, and I will be ready.”
Okay, now onto relationships. Like i said, she has voicelines for pretty much everyone, and most of it is insignificant. But theres some that are interesting. For example, these to axe: When killing him, “I beat Axe. I beat Axe! Ha ha!” “I wonder if Goodkind will put me in one of her stories now.” and when meeting him as an ally, “Axe, I’ve read every adventure Goodkind’s written about you. Even “Red Mist Red Passion”, which is criminally underrated.” “Glad you’re on my side, Axe.” And these to beastmaster: when killing him, “You’re on the wrong side of this fight, Beastmaster.” “My mentor spoke highly of you Karroch. I’m sorry it ended this way.” which makes sense since beastmaster doesnt really use magic, and is a nice guy in general. We also learn what we already know from artifact, that drow is seeking out abaddons mist of avernus. “Traxex, your pursuit of power ends here.” “Your pursuit for the Mists of Avernus ends here.” And through drow, we learn shes friends with windrunner. “I think you’ve got Windranger all wrong, Traxex. She’s nice.” “Let’s see if you’re as good as Windranger, Traxex.” When killing faceless void, she says “I thought that guy was supposed to be a dinosaur.” which is a joke about hiw potential remodeling as a dinosaur back when he got a new model. It has become a bit of a meme since, even turning into a courier, so its fun to see valve recognizing that. One very bizarre voice line for invoker has got all the lore fiends buzzing: “I take no joy in killing a father.” so invoker has a child? For a second, before the aghanim labyrinth summer event thing, i actually thought that maybe that meant invoker IS aghanim and his son is rubick… and it even crossed my mind that his persona is his child. But neither of those theories are true. So then who is his child? at this point i wouldnt be suprized if it was ilexa or vanessa or idk crystal maiden, because the writers are definitely high on something. She also talks shit to invoker when meeting him as an ally. “Don’t worry, you degenerate. I’ll be civil.” “Well, honestly though, I’m not supposed to talk to you.” Wei confirms that TA and juggernaut had a thing in the past. “I don’t know what Lanaya saw in you.” “What happened with you and Lanaya?” “Hey, Lanaya. What’s going on with you and Yurnero?” While wei likes crystal maiden, she doesnt like her sister lina much. “You are way more stabbable than your sister.” Wei considers selemene a monster. “Selemene is a monster, Luna. Someday you’ll see that.” which could mean anything. Either that shes literally a monster disguised as a goddess, OR just because shes considered the goddes of the moon, and leser known, also of magic. So thats probably more likely the reason why. Like karroch the beastmaster, shes also friendly with lycan. “Rest in peace, Lycan.” “You fought well, Lycan.” and of course she doesnt like the keenfolk, as is common. “I hate those guys.” “That’s for… everyone!” “Are all the Keen that nuts?” “Science, magic, all the same to me.” she considers science too a type of magic.
lastly, she has one voiceline for windrunner, about a particular comic. “Oh man, remember when we killed that necromancer? Hm hm, fun times.” The necromancer, is the one Antimage and windranger fought against in their comic, a dark purpose served. So… wait. what? was it magina the antimage, or wei?? it cant be both…. what the hickety hecking frick is going on? If you have any idea how to make sense of this, please let me know. Cus i have no idea. To be completely honest i thoguht they had retconned the entire comic, or even just it was all a fever dream and it was never real. the comic is definitely the most devisive one, you either love it or hate it. But now im not even sure how to feel anymore.
anyways, thank you so much for watching, and hope to see you around. Until then, peaceee