Goblin Alchemy in Warcraft is somewhat underdeveloped. This is strange because from the very beginning goblins were alchemist. In Warcraft 2 when goblins were introduced, their units were produced at, or dependant on, the Goblin Alchemist building. This tradition was continued in Warcraft 3 with the Goblin Alchemist hero. Goblins even get a bonus to alchemy in World of Warcraft from their racial trait, Better Living Through Chemistry. So where are the goblin alchemist characters and heroes?
Gallywix could offer an opportunity to take goblins back to these roots. There are many firmly established goblin engineers, most notably Gazlowe. Having a strong goblin alchemist hero would diversify the gobin kit and differentiate them from gnomes more. Putting the Bildgewater Cartel and Undercitry in competition could create some interesting tension in the Horde as the two faction both try to corner the market. Expanding into this industry would even be the natural next step and goblins. They already hold a strong monopoly on engineering, but that market is split between Bildgewater and Steamweedle. Gallywix knows enough to diversify his portfolio of investments.
First things first, Gallywix needs to ditch the gnome spidertank. If he is going to be cast as an alchemist, he should have a mount created through alchemy, such as a hobgoblin. The entire hobgoblin race is created by chemical alteration and would be a good first step in taking his character that direction. Seeing Jastor being carried around in a sedan chair by a hobgoblin would really set him apart visually and emphasize the tone for his character. There is also a goblin that rides a hobgoblin in World of Warcraft, Helix Gearbreaker. Helix would be a great source of inspiration for Gallywix’s move set, especially the jumping on heads bit. He would be like a reverse Abathur, jump onto enemies from head to head leaving debuffs and explosives in his wake. It’s mentioned that Jastor used to be a street fighter when he was younger, and he’s even seen doing the head jumping move in the short story, “The Blank Scroll“.
I there is a lot of room in the alchemist kit for healing, buffs, debuffs, splash damage and more. having Trade Prince Gallywix come to the Nexus in the form of a goblin alchemist would be a welcome addition.
*As soon as he gets his s#!+ together in World of Warcraft.