"Don't be sentimental, mortal. This war is bigger than any village. The very power of the Elder Races hangs in the balance, a power that only I will possess."
—Necros to Drake
Necros is the primary antagonist of Crusaders of Might and Magic, and is mentioned in Might and Magic: The Sea of Mist. He is an ambitious and formidable Necromancer who seeks to tap into the power of the Ancients and the Kreegans. Though not actually Undead, he is the creator and master of the Legion of the Fallen, and is believed to be physically invincible.
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Sea of Mist Edit
Necros is mentioned in Might and Magic: The Sea of Mist, where it is revealed that he is engaged in a fight with a being known as the "Great Dragon". Necros felt that, since Soronne and the Six Shards were created by the great dragons, there would likely be many sources of power to draw from. He altered the course of the Sea of Mist and sent Sendark to take the towers of the Magistracy of Soronne, so that he could use their power in his fight.
Sendark pretended to work for Necros, but told Maven that he was actually working for himself - it just so happened that his plans overlapped with the dark lord's. He believed that handing the towers over to Necros would bring him one step closer to godhood, which would allow him to finally face Necros as an equal, instead of as a discarded lackey.
Death God theory Edit
"Perhaps we should go home? I'm no Solmyr!"
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There is an unofficial theory proposed among fans that Necros may be the true identity of the enigmatic God of Death from the Half-Dead campaign in Heroes of Might and Magic IV, having survived the Kreegan Gate to eventually emerge in the Plane of Death and further his scheme to destroy Ardon. Were Necros indeed the Death God, the truth behind the latter character's apparently unexplained motives is made clearer.
Both characters are affiliated with the Kreegans, and share the common goal of ending all life in the universe. The Death's God's physical description, an "inhumanly tall figure masked in a black cloak that draped behind him like a shadowy wedding train with a life of its own" with "a gnarled, gray hand" is consistent with Necros' appearance. The theory would also suit his background as a form of necromantic alchemist in Celestia's service.
When asked about this theory, Heroes IV writer Terry Ray responded that "When I was writing everything, I pictured doing several heroes and slowly bringing that guy out.....however, I kept him vague just in case people wanted to do something else with him. So, Necros could certainly be the God of Death", neither confirming nor denying the rumors.
- The Book of Ages which refers to Necros as the Dark Lord states that "should this hero (Drake) be slain, the Dark Lord will make his dominion of all the world and your own flesh will his demons feed upon". Interestingly, Drake was apparently killed between the events of Crusaders and Warriors of Might and Magic, yet Necros' fate is ambiguous.
- Necros' statement that he served under Celestia before his scarring seems inconsistent. Celestia assumed command of the Crusade only ten years before Crusaders, and the Legion - created by Necros - existed for at least a decade before then. However, it is possible that Celestia had worked on with Necros outside of the Crusade long before then, only affiliating herself with Citadel after the end of their alliance.
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