The Burning Legion is lead by the fallen titan Sargeras who seeks to destroy all life and restore the world into the chaos that once wrought, in essence undoing the work of the other non-fallen titans who originally destroyed the evil Old Gods and brought order into Azeroth. The legion has attempted to invade Azeroth three times before but has always been fought back one way or another but despite that they are not to be underestimated - each and every time Azeroth has suffered a high price.
The Burning Legion are responsible for much of the suffering that has befallen Azeroth over time, they are the ones that corrupted the orcs who then proceeded to invade Azeroth sparking the first great war. It is safe to say that in one form or another they are directly or indirectly responsible for all 3 of the great wars. The Burning Legion is also responsible for the creation of The Lich King and The Scourge who have taken countless of lives, and countless other known or unknown evil schemes.
The Burning Legion's main base is somewhere in the twisting nether, a mysterious and chaotic realm of magic. Other bases exist on conquered planets and in Outland. Even a few in Azeroth. The Legion's capital city is presumed to be Argus, the original home of the Eredar and Draenei.
The Burning Legion was created by Blizzard Entertainment for their award winning Warcraft series.
- Sargeras - Fallen titan and founder.
- Kil'Jaeden - A powerful Eredar, second in command, often runs things with Sargeras being more a "behind the scenes" type of character.
- Archimonde - Eredar Warlock, used to share ranks with Kil'Jaeden before his failure in the most recent invasion of Azeroth.
- Mannoroth - Annihilan or Pit Lord as they are also referred to as. His tainted blood is what corrupted the orcs and made them bend to his will.
- Tichondrius - The leader of the Nathrezim or Dread Lords.
The majority of the Legion is made up from these races, but many other types exist:
- Fel Stalkers
The Burning Legion or its members appear to some extent in every game in the Warcraft series, varying from random monsters to the main focus of the game. The Warcraft series include these games:
Warcraft 2: Tides Of Blood
Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
World Of Warcraft
World Of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm
World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria
World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor
Television and Film
A movie based on Warcraft is currently being made and is likely to include the legion in some way.