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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Death of Hellscream is the final cinematic of the orc campaign The Invasion of Kalimdor. It features Grom Hellscream and Thrall facing off against Mannoroth.



Grom and Thrall enter a canyon, searching for Mannoroth. The demon laughs at them.
IconSmall PitLord Mannoroth: So predictable. I knew you would come, and I see you brought the mighty Hellscream.
Mannoroth lets forth an evil, hideous laugh.
IconSmall PitLord Mannoroth: His blood is mine, as is your whole misbegotten race!
Thrall roars and throws the Doomhammer at Mannoroth, who blocks it with his wing.
IconSmall PitLord Mannoroth: A worthy effort, but futile!
Mannoroth charges and strikes the ground with his weapon. Thrall is thrown into a rock face and knocked unconscious. Mannoroth laughs. Grom is knocked down, but he reaches for Gorehowl and gets back on his feet.
IconSmall PitLord Mannoroth: The boy believed you could be saved, but he didn't know what burns within your soul. Within your heart, you know, we are the same.
Grom roars and charges Mannoroth, burying his axe in the demon's chest. Letting forth a roar of agony, Mannoroth explodes, and Hellscream is badly injured by the blast. Thrall, shaken and wounded, limps to Hellscream, and falls on both knees.
IconSmall Grom Grom Hellscream: Thrall... The blood haze has lifted. The demon's fire has burnt out in my veins.
Grom coughs weakly.
IconSmall Grom Grom Hellscream: I have... freed myself.
Grom breathes his last breath, and dies.
IconSmall Thrall Thrall: No, old friend. You've freed us all.
Thrall roars.


  • Despite being mortally burned, Grom's body remains largely intact. An early version of the cinematic showed his hair burnt off, but this was deemed looking too weird and sad.[1]
  • The location where the whole cinematic occurred in World of Warcraft is represented by Demon Fall Canyon.


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