Any World of WarCraft player worth his carbon knows that their game of choice is filled to the brim with pop culture references that stretch from Paris Hilton to Big Trouble in Little China. It would seem as though Blizzard is continuing that trend with this recent discovery from the Wrath of the Lich King beta.

Everyone’s favorite orphaned anthropomorphic deer, Bambi, makes an appearance in the game, along with his buddies Flower, Thumper, and his mom (who is still alive at this point). Of course, the names were changed to protect the innocent, that being Blizzard’s wallet, but it’s obvious what the inspiration was.

So what happens if you decide to be a tad bit evil and recreate that murder scene of Bambi’s mom? Apparently, Bambi does not like that very much and instead of just taking it lying down like he does in the movie, he decides to totally destroy you.

“Bambina” transforms into “Vengeful Bambina” and apparently is capable of delivering quite the ass-whooping. There is no information yet on what kind of stats Vengeful Bambina is going to have or what kind of loot he will possibly have, but there’s talk that he might actually be a world raid boss.

Most of the easter eggs already contained in WoW are simply items or NPC’s, so this seems to be like the next step in interactive pop culture reference easter egg technology. I, for one, am actually looking forward to WotLK a bit more now, just for the chance to murder some Disney wannabes. I will become Vengeful Dan and take out my repressed rage on those bitches for torturing me with their overly happy non-manliness.

Yes, I’m sick like that.

Source: WoW Insider


  1. You are a sick, sick man, Dan.

    But perhaps this vengeful beast will avenge the numerous deer I have dotted out of spite while running past. I love it when Blizzard does stuff like this.