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In the lore of Diablo-3 you can see that the heroes have a specific background, with own lore and reason to enter this journey to kill evil, get revenge, etc.

those are.

  • The female Demon Hunter.

The female Demon Hunter in Diablo III fled from her village as a child during a demonic invasion. She was the only survivor. After days, she was found by a Demon Hunter and was taken in as a member. Since every Demon Hunter has a story like this, it is possible that the background for the male character will be similar.


  • The female Wizard.

This 19 year old female wizard was sent to the Zann Esu mage clan, but later handed over to the powerful Vizjerei since she was a "rude and uncooperative student," that the smaller mage clan could not control. They hoped the harsh discipline at Vizjerei "would break her anarchic spirit." Yet even the Vizjerei instructors were unable to rein her in. She was continually being caught seeking out dangerous and forbidden magics without care for herself or anyone around her.


  • The male Monk.

The monk serves the Elder Monks of the monastery, who seek to destroy evil in all forms. He thinks of himself as the weapon of the gods against all that is evil. He is a peaceful, patient and good man who aids those who suffer, with no hatred against anyone, in contrast to the Barbarian. He is adept in Martial Arts, being able to defeat multiple foes without the aid of weapons.


  • The male Barbarian.

This is actually the same individual from Diablo 2. He's aged twenty years, and he's got a personality in this game. Look at his gear; his [[armor]] has points on which he could impale himself. It's extra protection for the harsh environment, but it's also dangerous to him. The day to day life characters lead in this world is very hard.


  • The male Witch Doctor.

The fearsome Witch Doctor of the umbaru is believed to be a legend by many, but Abd al-Hazir has seen them with his own eyes, documented in the thirteenth entry of his writings.

The second most sacred belief of the tribes is their philosophy of self-sacrifice and non-individuality, of suppressing one's self-interest for the good of the tribe. Their most current war created an intense social upheaval among the tribes due to an incident, of which details are lacking, but might be the reason the Witch Doctor has traveled west to Tristram.


But in no place (neither game or web) I found the real names of those amazing heroes. Did I miss some lore in-game where they talk about it? or you must be nameless to fight against the evil?

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I'm sorry. This is a bad question (A question about the lore of a game, with a research and work on it)? So why I got down-vote? –  Michel May 27 '12 at 14:03
The male barbarian is NOT the barbarian from Diablo II. That was an early plan from Blizz that got scrapped. –  EBongo May 27 '12 at 15:21
@EBongo Could you provide a link where it talk about the Diablo 3 barbarian? i got this info on wiki (Take a look at the source). Not trying to make things up here. If you think something is wrong, you can correct it by editing –  Michel May 27 '12 at 17:22
Similar question (not duplicate) with some good lore links: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/68839/player-character-lore –  Ben May 27 '12 at 19:12
Related to my answer to this question. The details about the changed plans for the Barbarian are here, which cite a Blizz post. It seems pretty clear they went this way though, unless the Barbarian had massive head trauma, he doesn't seem to recognize Cain, Tyrael, or others he had met in Diablo II. –  EBongo May 27 '12 at 19:27

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  • Demon Hunter: Valla
  • Wizard: Li-Ming
  • Monk: unknown
  • Witch Doctor: unknown
  • Barbarian: not sure (could be Kehr, but there is no good indication in the back story)

The Demon Hunter & Wizard names are mentioned in their respective short stories. Also, Li-Ming is a disciple of the Sorceress in Diablo 2.

Unlike these, the ones for WD and Monk take a different approach, talking primarily of their compatriots with a brief mention of the nameless individual going to Tristram. Zhota's story mentions another monk he respected being sent to investigate Tristram. The witch doctor Benu is already dead, his story also mentions another WD who went to search for the Falling Star.

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There are no "official" names, but I reckon the names that appear in the short stories would be as close as you will get to official. For example for the Demon Hunter short story (Hatred and Discipline) the name Valla appears.

List of short story main character names:

  • Valla, Demon Hunter
  • Kehr, Barbarian
  • Zhota, Monk
  • Benu, Witch Doctor
  • Li-Ming, Wizard
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Just gonna check it. but +1 for the effort. –  Michel May 27 '12 at 14:04

Being nameless is part of the lore. In Diablo 1, you are Aidan. But, in Diablo 2, you are one of the nameless heroes who defeat the Prime Evils. In Diablo 3, Cain refers to these nameless heroes as just "heroes," avoiding specifying names. This is because there is no limitation that you travel with only one Wizard, that you travel with the same Barbarian, or that your team must include a Demon Hunter. In future lore, the events of Diablo 3 will describe "heroes" who defeated the Lesser Evils, nameless once again.

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You were only Aidan if you played the warrior in Diablo 1. –  kalina Jun 26 '12 at 14:30

Nazeebo is the current name for the witch doctor,I say this is his name because he was selected for the Nexus tournament(heroes of the storm), along with Sonya, Valla, Tyrael and Diablo, all of which are cannon names. also Valla was not the sole survivor on the attack on her town, her sister Halissa escaped with her but drowned in a river when she lost her sanity

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Where did you get this information? Provide links to sources. –  Rapitor Jul 9 at 20:26

I do know that the female barbarian's name in the story line is Chelsa. I watched a cinematic clip in game yesterday where the enchantress, during the rescue quest, called her Chelsa. I hope this helps! :)

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