Taran Zhu for Emperor?
And as we see in the patch 5.4 trailer, he isn't so xenophobic, starting to understand that not all the Alliance and Horde are bad like Garrosh.
With the invasion of the Burning Legion possibly becoming a nearby event, I believe Pandaria will need to be a faction that can aid the Alliance and the Horde, if they can stop throwing stones at each other.
maybe he can then proclaim how his people have suffered the most from the burning legion ^^
He is not Emperor no, but he looks over them if there are any large scale problems.
I can see Chen becoming a champion of Pandaria though. He expressed he wanted to stay there and take over the Stormstout brewery...maybe have a few cubs with a certain Shado-pan lady.
Lorewalker Cho is good as he is. He is the historian guy.
As fond as I am of Lorewalker Cho, I don't really see any potential central ruler of the Pandaren from the list of characters we have now.
P.S Lorewalker Cho <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Taran would be a good emperor. Cho would be an excellent advisor to an emperor. Chen, well he values his freedom to adventure across the lands too much, I think, to take any political position. But if placed in the position of an emperor he would struggle due to having no experience and since he is not really a pragmatist like Taran.
Sure, sure; give the pandas a xenophobic warrior emperor, it worked wonders for us!
Taran Zhu isn't xenophobic. He was xenophobic when MoP started, and with good reason considering that unknown soldiers landed on shores of the land he is tasked to protect and started to destroy, plunder, war against each other and use locals for their battles, all the while feeding the sha in the process. He was hateful as well, going so far to get corrupted by the sha himself. But once he was saved from corruption he became more accepting of the outsiders and learned that they are not completely bad during the Townlong Steppes questing. Later during the Isle of Thunder campaign he worked with both the Horde and the Alliance, allowing his agents to help them and accepting help in return. He didn't evict the Horde from the Shrine because he saw that there is a distinction between Garrosh's followers and others. In Shadows of the Horde he accepts a troll and a human into his monastery and has his monks nurse them back to health.
He has changed from what he initially was, just like Jaina is no longer a peaceful diplomat. Like he has said to Garrosh: "I have fought beside the tauren, trolls and others, you are nothing like them." he obviously makes a distinction between one group of outsiders and another and is aware that some are not as bad as others.
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