After an hour of photoshopping I managed to create an undead Barnes which seems to be risen by our good old god N'zoth. Legends say his songs can be only heard by the deads now. "It seems like N'zoth didn't like his songs. He found out with the hard way."(Looks at Barnes's ripped lower jaw.)
Edit: After getting really good responses, I decided to make an expanded lore for the character so let's gather for a story time ! (Sorry for my English, if there are any mistakes)
Deadwind Pass is a haunted forest and canyon on the edges of the Kingdom of Stormwind in the southern Eastern Kingdoms. Medivh made his foreboding home in Karazhan at the center of the Pass. After Barnes' successful performance at the party in Karazhan, Barnes returns to his home in the Stormwind city and continues to increase his fame by working in musicals. In several years he masters at singing and acting. Soon, he becomes the most famous artist in the Stormwind city. Driven mad from the fame, he spreads the word to people that he will be doing his last musical tonight. He promises that it will be his biggest masterpiece and no acting and singing will be able to match that play. A huge crowd shows up to the musical, from murlocs to humans! Even the ruler of the Stormwind, the young child king Anduin Wyrnn shows up to the play. Now Barnes knows that he has no other chance than keeping his promise. Barnes manages to make the crowd sob at every stage. The crowd's expectations for the last stage gets bigger and bigger. After getting ready for the last stage, he takes a sip from a mysterious potion. Soon, the closing scene starts. Everybody's eyes and ears are on Barnes who is supposedly poisoned by his own actor 'son'. Barnes falls into the ground in agony and starts to sing while waiting for his death and gives his last breath after finishing his song. The curtains close and the crowd starts clapping while mesmerized from the play. People still talks about the play for weeks and still not discovering the fact that Barnes did actually poison himself. For the most flawless play, he sacrificed himself to act better. His fame gets ahead of his life so much that his own rotting corpse was still forgotten behind the curtains.
After few months, the terorizing effects of the returning of the Old Gods finally reaches to Stormwind. The dead starts to rise by the power of the old god N'zoth, the Corrupter. Barnes gains his consiousness again while not knowing that he has turned into an undead. Or maybe he does knows but all he cares about is his fame. After learning that his musical was the best, he desperately starts to think about how to increase his fame more. Why not performing to a God he thought! He stood in front of the Old God N'zoth. While he is busy terorizing the Stormwind with his undead army, Barnes starts to sing. He sings louder and louder until N'zoth hears him. N'zoth finally notices him and stares at Barnes for a brief moment. Barnes starts to feel that he is the most successful artist until he feels that his lower jaw is being shredded by N'zoth. Unable to sing anymore, Barnes runs away from the Stormwind City and gets lost in the haunted forest of Deadwind Pass along with the other lost souls. He tries to sing the wild animals but none of them were seem to hear him like the other livings. He wonders in the forest for days until he sees one of the ravens of Medivh lying dead on the ground. He sits next to it and starts mumbling the song that he sang just before his death. The raven returns to life, starts moving, then standing and listening Barnes' song. It was the first time that Barnes tried singing to the dead. It appears to be only the dead can hear and enjoy his charming songs. From now on, he still wonders in the haunted forest but not as a lost soul, but to set free the lost souls with the help of his singing and new companion, the Undead Raven.
If my card wins, I am planning to expand the story by creating a legendary card for the undead raven. I have a really cool idea and I hope there will be an appropriate competition for it soon.
'It's like shaving; Too far and you just look bad, too close and you're dead.'
This card is designed to be the ultimate expression of a last-ditch effort. If you are literally at death's door, you have a chance to finish them off then and there. That this is in warrior helps both with the flavor, and helps it be balanced since they don't have (For instance) ice block, so they have to be very careful about how they use it. Compare for balance to Reno Jackson, a card that can make a game do a full 180, but is extremely restrictive in how you use it. This definitely seems like a card with meme potential, and a tight enough restriction to stop it from becoming a game-breaker.
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So, when a warrior uses Dead Man's Hand, what does that actually mean in terms of flavor? Is he the dead man? Does he cut off his own hand? Is that why he has Tentacles for Arms? Does he think that tentacles are actually as good as arms?
These reasons and more are why I think warriors are more mysterious than people give them credit for.
Mwahahahaha, the bells have tolled! Shelter your Pirates, your Murlocs and behold!
Opponent got a board filled with annoying minions? Flooding with aggro or just holding it down with some powerful late game taunts? Call down the king of rhymes, the harbinger of hallow's end himself to help you in your time of need!