When you're thinking about putting a statue in your city, Arthas The Lich King wouldn't be the first figure that comes to mind, would it?

It seems Taiwan begs to differ.

Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a giant bronze statue of The Lich King, Arthas Menethil, in Taichung City, Taiwan.

"We were approached by our team in Taiwan," said Blizzard Entertainment VP of Cinematic Development Nick Carpenter.

"They were so inspired by the statues we had already created, the bronze orc at our campus, the Kerrigan bronze in Versailles, they felt they needed something just as cool."

Taiwanese-born Hollywood makeup artist and filmmaker Steve Wang and his team took more than nine months to achieve the final product.

The statue is located in Calligraphy Greenway, a cultural and artistic hub.

The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan

The figure stands 3.2 metres tall, is 4–6 metres in length, and is more than 2.1 metres wide. It weighs in at more than 1800 kilograms.

The character of Arthas originated in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, where he was a desperate prince seeking to save his people. In his attempts he was corrupted by the sword Frostmourne, and later became The Lich King.

Since then he has appeared in Blizzard's MMO World of Warcraft as the titular villain in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. He also features in the studio's new MOBA, Heroes of the Storm.