Talin is an important name from the Imperial Simulacrum, though there are conflicting accounts concerning who Talin really was. He may have been:
These three people having the same name might simply be a coincidence, but it is possible that Warhaft and the Champion may be one and the same,[nb 1][nb 2] and/or that the Champion may have been named after his father.
- Arena Player's Guide, Talin asks Ria Silmane about General Warhaft, whom she claims was captured along with the Emperor. In the
- Oblivion with Uriel VII, and thanks the Champion for his service. In the CD-ROM releases of Arena, only Uriel VII is seen leaving Oblivion, with no mention of Warhaft whatsoever. He was ultimately patched back in sometime during or before update 1.06. In the Floppy Disk releases of Arena, Warhaft is shown leaving
- A slide cut from Arena's opening sequence explains that the General, named Talin Warhaft, was originally intended to be the legal guardian of the Eternal Champion.