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Name: Warcraft
Abbreviation(s): WI, WII, WIII, WoW
Creator: Allen Adham, Frank Pearce, Michael Morhaime
Date(s): 1994-present
Medium: MMORPG
Country of Origin: US
External Links: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/
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Warcraft is a fantasy franchise of video games, novels, comics, and other media created by Blizzard Entertainment.


Video Games



The novels are considered canon by Blizzard, though some are "less canon" than others.[1]

  • Warcraft series
    • Of Blood and Honor
    • Day of the Dragon
    • Lord of the Clans
    • The Last Guardian
  • Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy
    • The Well of Eternity
    • The Demon Soul
    • The Sundering
  • World of Warcraft series
    • Cycle of Hatred
    • Rise of the Horde
    • Tides of Darkness
    • Beyond the Dark Portal
    • Night of the Dragon
    • Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
    • Stormrage
    • The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
    • Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
    • Wolfheart
    • Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
    • Dawn of the Aspects
    • Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde
    • War Crimes
    • Illidan
    • Traveler
    • Traveler: The Spiral Path
    • Before the Storm


The most popular faction of the franchise is World of Warcraft. Fanworks most often focus on the player characters, meaning canon characters are oftentimes overshadowed in fandom by OCs. Popular canon characters include Wrathion, Anduin Wrynn, Khadgar, Illidan Stormrage, Arthas Menethil, Kael'thas Sunstrider, Jaina Proudmoore, Thrall, Sylvanas Windrunner, Maiev Shadowsong, and Tyrande Whisperwind.

Archives and Communities


  1. ^ "Ya, the novels are pretty much considered canon, um, the funny thing is some things are less canon, we shoot for canon...typically the characters in novels are canon..." - Chris Metzen.