We all have an ideal of how our characters came to be in the game. Some have devoted entire back stories, heck, I even gave it a shot once, stay awhile and listen
Looking back on 9 years of playing the same character, expansion after expansion, I realize that he never wanted to be a hero, or a champion. Oh sure when I started playing as a Night Elf Priest, seeing World Defense pop up that the Horde were attacking Ashenvale, sounds familiar for some reason, I would fly out on my then only level 40 or 50 Priest. I would take little shots at the skull level Horde players, vowing that one day I would be the player that came to the rescue, the one not afraid to jump into a fight, even knowing I would not win. I ran Alterac Valley so many times it is the one PvP faction I am exalted with. And when I needed to change factions because of issues with real people and their attitudes about players, I realized something. The people on both sides were not super dedicated to faction loyalty, or interested in griefing other players. They were just like me. Doing what needed to be done to keep the world safe.
I like to hope that there will be a huge “Ohhhh” moment with the story for the coming expansion, some revelation that things had to happen the way they did for a reason. Maybe it’s all Chromie’s fault, she is a Gnome, and well, they have their own secrets. I just know that I have gotten tired of being heralded as a Champion, or a Hero. I am just the guy (Panda) that shows up for the fight to keep our world safe.