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Pompous Thespian
Pompous Thespian
Golden Pompous Thespian
Set:One Night in KarazhanOne Night in Karazhan
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Artist:Matt Dixon
Flavor text

Alas poor Annoy-o-Tron! A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy!

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Pompous Thespian is a common neutral minion card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular Pompous Thespian are obtained by defeating Julianne, the first boss in One Night in Karazhan's second wing, The Opera.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Pompous Thespian can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Pompous Thespian 40 5
Golden Pompous Thespian 400 50


A direct upgrade from Frostwolf Grunt, costing the same but having +1 Attack. A basic early game Taunt option that can trade with most 2-drops.


An autograph? Eh. I suppose.
A critic?!
Ooh, et tu?


This minion depicts one of the renowned thespians invited by Barnes to perform at Karazhan's opera house. This particular actor appears to have taken on the role of Hamlet (see Trivia).


  • This card's art recreates a scene from Hamlet, where Prince Hamlet discovers the skull of an old court jester (in this case Annoy-o-Tron), prompting him to deliver a now famous monologue:
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
This is confirmed in the card's flavor text: "Alas poor Annoy-o-Tron! A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy!"
  • His death line is a reference to Julius Caesar, who famously spoke the line "Et tu, Brute," after being betrayed and killed by the Roman Senate, and his close friend Brutus.


Pompous Thespian, full art

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