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13th Jun '18 6:16:07 AM majprowls
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*** I'd like to remind you all the Vulkan is a genetically engineered demi god super blacksmith with skin as dark as the void of space and eyes like to burning red suns.....BADASS.

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*** I'd like One a page discussing the awesomest parts of 40k one would be remiss to remind you leave out Vulkan's {{AwesomeMomentOfCrowning}}. With the earth born progenitors of the Salamanders pinned down on a world beset with orks , their chapter master wounded and their munitions low it seems all hope is lost. But then just as things seem their darkest Vulkan arrives to save his sons , backed up by 3,000 Nocturne born initiates and wielding the most high tech equipment Vulkan could think up. Seeing their reinforcements and the arrival of their long-lost father the earth born Salamanders rally and the orks are crushed between a hammer of anvil and those fleeing purged by the flame. With the battle one and their primarch revealed the earth-born primarchs bowed before their primarch .[[TheLordOfTheRings Yet to their surprise Vulkan bade them to stand , and with all of his new Nocturne born sons bowed before them]]. This becomes more awesome and heartwarming when one remembers how shittily the earth born marines were often treated when met with their new primarchs.
*** The crowning moment of awesome for Vulkan after being captured by Conrad Kurze A.K.A psycho Batman following the Drop Site Massacre.Where after being tortured both mentally and physically , killed numerous times and subjected to numerous taunts from his fallen brother.The Onyx Primarch uses Conrad as a bludgeon to beat the shit out of a force field guarding his personal [[DropTheHammer hammer Dawnbringer]] and using a teleporter button he had on the thing teleports halfway across the galaxy to Ultramar.
***But none of this should be surprising because
Vulkan is a genetically engineered demi god super [[ScaryBlackMan onyx black]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] , immortal , dragon-slaying , space demi-god blacksmith with skin as dark as who was the void size of space and eyes like to burning red suns.....BADASS.a goddamn kodiak bear when he was four.
13th Jun '18 5:43:17 AM majprowls
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*** I'd like to remind you all the Vulkan is a genetically engineered demi god super blacksmith with skin as dark as the void of space and eyes like to burning red suns.....BADASS.
4th May '18 11:04:34 PM Kuruni
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* Abnett does these a ''lot''. In ''Brothers of the Snake'', one of the wildest moments in what is, basically, a ''series'' of over the top moments is the defense of an unnamed town on a backwater world. Fifty Space Marines from the Iron Snakes chapter fight a massive horde of orks. There's so many that the Marines know they are going to die- but they do it anyway, because they should try. [[spoiler: What's really wild, and what makes this scene so touching, is that they pull it off- for, while all of them are hurt, some quite badly, and the equipment they brought is nothing but worn nubs and blunt spears, not one of them fell- and they killed every single ork. It's one hell of a moment.]]

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* Abnett does these a ''lot''. In ''Brothers of the Snake'', one of the wildest moments in what is, basically, a ''series'' of over the top moments is the defense of an unnamed town on a backwater world. Fifty Space Marines from the Iron Snakes chapter fight a massive horde of orks. There's so many that the Marines know they are going to die- but they do it anyway, because they should try. [[spoiler: What's really wild, and what makes this scene so touching, is that they pull it off- for, while all of them are hurt, some quite badly, and the equipment they brought is nothing but worn nubs and blunt spears, not one of them fell- and they killed every single ork. It's one hell of a moment.]]



* On the subject of Honsou and company; his sieging of the Indomitable in "Iron Warrior" has to count for something. Not to mention the delicious irony in [[spoiler: who M'kar chooses as his host]]

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* On the subject of Honsou and company; his sieging of the Indomitable in "Iron Warrior" has to count for something. Not to mention the delicious irony in [[spoiler: who M'kar chooses as his host]]host.



* ''Rynn's World'', the Space Marine Battles novel, is chock full of these. How about [[spoiler: Pedro Kantor beating the absolute ''shit'' out of the Arch-Arsonist of Charadon. He beat him up so badly, the ''Ork Warboss ran away''.]] This is directly after [[spoiler: one of the Captains got three of his limbs torn off by the Arsonist's lieutenant]] in the process of clearing a spaceport in order to save Rynn's World, by allowing reinforcements to arrive.
* ''Helsreach'', another Space Marine Battles novel, has it's own fair share. Notable examples include [[spoiler: The death of the Godbreaker gargant. Two words: "Engine Kill"]]
* ''Thunder from Fenris''. The battle with the [[spoiler: Plague spawn]], the end battle and the challenge, [[spoiler: "WULFEN!"]]

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* ''Rynn's World'', the Space Marine Battles novel, is chock full of these. How about [[spoiler: Pedro Kantor beating the absolute ''shit'' out of the Arch-Arsonist of Charadon. He beat him up so badly, the ''Ork Warboss ran away''.]] This is directly after [[spoiler: one of the Captains got three of his limbs torn off by the Arsonist's lieutenant]] lieutenant in the process of clearing a spaceport in order to save Rynn's World, by allowing reinforcements to arrive.
* ''Helsreach'', another Space Marine Battles novel, has it's own fair share. Notable examples include [[spoiler: The death of the Godbreaker gargant. Two words: "Engine Kill"]]
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* ''Thunder from Fenris''. The battle with the [[spoiler: Plague spawn]], spawn, the end battle and the challenge, [[spoiler: "WULFEN!"]]"WULFEN!"



** Also, the BigDamnHeroes moment at the end, [[spoiler: where the Imperial Army and Raven Guard save the rest of the Legion from the World Eaters and Angron]]
* ''Legion of the Damned'', by Rob Sanders, is filled with these. The best is by far one word. [[spoiler: Punisher. The little Thunderfire cannon that could. When Khornate Daemons overrun the eastern flank of the city the Excoriators are defending Punisher was the only survivor and continued to hold them off, alone. It held off Khornate Daemons, Cultist Hordes and berserk Chaos Space Marines '''by itself'''. And it that wasn't enough when Zachariah Kersh, the protagonist, sends out a signal to fall back Punisher goes on a search-and-destroy mission through the city. Then it blows down a wall, saving the main characters from being overwhelmed by World Eaters and allowing them to escape, before opening fire into the traitors and killing many of them, including 10,000 year old World Eaters veterans who fought at Terra! They finally kill it by flanking it. Punisher died, but it absolutely owned some of the galaxy's fiercest killers before it died.]]
** Then the Legion itself. [[spoiler: The Legion of the Damned arrive and absolutely destroy the traitors. Best example is the fate of Umbragg of the Brazen Flesh. By his own admission Umbragg has fought in every single major battle involving the World Eaters. He fought at Istvaan, Terra, Armaggeddon and many other battles. And one lone Damned Legionary comes up behind him and slits his throat, leaving him to bleed out in an alley. One of the galaxy's deadliest warriors died like a common thug in "a street so small and insignificant to the galaxy around it that it didn't even name a name.".]]
*** [[spoiler: The Legion don't stop there. They fill the city and slaughter the Cholercaust. Some scenes described are a World Eater Lord and his cultists being herded into an open space, only to be fried by the Legion's flamers; A traitor named Slorak the Undying empting an entire clip of ammo from his bolt pistol into the face of a Legionary, only to have his head cut in two; A traitor Techmarine being lured into a park and blown up by pre-placed grenades; Foresworn marines being lured into the catacombs beneath the city and actually being stalked and hunted one-by-one by the Damned Legionaries.]]
** Then there's Scout Omar. [[spoiler: During a mission outside the city Omar is ambushed and literally buried alive in a cultist horde after they force him into an open grave. He survives and makes it back to the city as the Cholercaust is siegeing it. Corpus-Captain Kersch rescues him, but Omar loses the lower half of his body to a gelatinous Daemon. That doesn't stop him from being a sniper spotter in the battle, and when his shooter is killed he takes the rifle and continues fighting. He is the last Excoriator to die, the bell tower he is firing on is swarmed by Furies. Even his death is awesome as Omar detonates the grenades he is wearing and takes the tower, and the Fury swarm, with him and the falling tower crushes a hell of a lot of cultists.]]
** And in space... [[spoiler: One lone ship is all that defends Certus Minor. They do better than anyone could have expected, taking down many ships with their sole lance cannon. But as they are being boarded a new ship appears. One that is actually visible in from the planet's surface, showing the massive size of the vessel. It then launches a single torpedo and destroys the Keeler Comet that the Cholercaust has been following, the comet was corrupted after passing through the Blood God's realm and had been travelling the galaxy for ten thousand years. And the Raptorous Rex destroyed it with a single torpedo. And then it goes on to annihilate the entire Chaos fleet which consists of hundreds of vessels.]]
** Let's not forget the main character,Corpus-Captain Kersh, The Scourge, [[spoiler: future Chapter Master of the Excoriators.]] He starts the book in stasis, suffering from debilitating nightmares and undergoes invasive brain surgery to stop him from being a drooling vegetable. Now, most of his brothers wouldn't be too bummed about leaving him to rot, so this procedure was only done because he was the only guy in the Chapter who might stand a chance at winning the Feast of Blades, a single combat tournament with no holds barred, and where the occasional death isn't uncommon. That's right, the guy goes from being comatose, straight into a series of brawls, with only a brief procedure bordering on lobotomy to prepare him for it. Obviously, he wins the tournament, reinforcing his reputation for being a ruthless bastard along the way, to the point where the final match is no longer a one-on one fight, but a three way showdown, because none of the other Chapters want to shame themselves by giving him a fair fight. Oh, and he loses an eye in the early matches of the tournament. He's then offered the chance to replace it with bionic enhancements, but turns it down, because he feels the adjustment time might cost him a fight. So he just fills his empty eye socket with a ball bearing.
* A subtle and understated one, yet in hindsight one of the most epic moments in 40k literature has to be in Graham Mcneill's ''The Last Church'' a story set in the earliest days of the canon in which a man heavily implied to be [[spoiler: the very last Christian priest]], whom after having his faith verbally ripped to shreds by a mysterious visitor, and having his beloved Church set alight and desecrated by [[spoiler: Proto Space Marines]], manages to deliver an '''epic''' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to none other than [[spoiler: the Emperor]], beautifully calling him out on his hypocricy and brutality, as well as pointing out with perfect accuracy and foresight how utterly crapsack his vision is, before rejecting him entirely and deciding to burn with his Church rather than be any part of it.
** Not sure if it's canon, but some have implied that the Emperor ''might'' be [[spoiler: Jesus himself]]. If so, that priest was likely aware that he was flipping off the very figure he had devoted himself to.
** Even more awesome is how this event is implied to have left an impact on the Emperor later on, considering how he listens to the long-lived but very human Malcador the Sigilite.

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** Also, the BigDamnHeroes moment at the end, [[spoiler: where the Imperial Army and Raven Guard save the rest of the Legion from the World Eaters and Angron]]
Angron
* ''Legion of the Damned'', by Rob Sanders, is filled with these. The best is by far one word. [[spoiler: Punisher. The little Thunderfire cannon that could. When Khornate Daemons overrun the eastern flank of the city the Excoriators are defending Punisher was the only survivor and continued to hold them off, alone. It held off Khornate Daemons, Cultist Hordes and berserk Chaos Space Marines '''by itself'''. And it that wasn't enough when Zachariah Kersh, the protagonist, sends out a signal to fall back Punisher goes on a search-and-destroy mission through the city. Then it blows down a wall, saving the main characters from being overwhelmed by World Eaters and allowing them to escape, before opening fire into the traitors and killing many of them, including 10,000 year old World Eaters veterans who fought at Terra! They finally kill it by flanking it. Punisher died, but it absolutely owned some of the galaxy's fiercest killers before it died.]]
** Then the Legion itself. [[spoiler:
died.
*
The Legion of the Damned arrive and absolutely destroy the traitors. Best example is the fate of Umbragg of the Brazen Flesh. By his own admission Umbragg has fought in every single major battle involving the World Eaters. He fought at Istvaan, Terra, Armaggeddon and many other battles. And one lone Damned Legionary comes up behind him and slits his throat, leaving him to bleed out in an alley. One of the galaxy's deadliest warriors died like a common thug in "a street so small and insignificant to the galaxy around it that it didn't even name a name.".]]
*** [[spoiler:
The Legion don't stop there. They fill the city and slaughter the Cholercaust. Some scenes described are a World Eater Lord and his cultists being herded into an open space, only to be fried by the Legion's flamers; A traitor named Slorak the Undying empting an entire clip of ammo from his bolt pistol into the face of a Legionary, only to have his head cut in two; A traitor Techmarine being lured into a park and blown up by pre-placed grenades; Foresworn marines being lured into the catacombs beneath the city and actually being stalked and hunted one-by-one by the Damned Legionaries.]]
** Then there's
Legionaries.
*
Scout Omar. [[spoiler: During a mission outside the city Omar is ambushed and literally buried alive in a cultist horde after they force him into an open grave. He survives and makes it back to the city as the Cholercaust is siegeing it. Corpus-Captain Kersch rescues him, but Omar loses the lower half of his body to a gelatinous Daemon. That doesn't stop him from being a sniper spotter in the battle, and when his shooter is killed he takes the rifle and continues fighting. He is the last Excoriator to die, the bell tower he is firing on is swarmed by Furies. Even his death is awesome as Omar detonates the grenades he is wearing and takes the tower, and the Fury swarm, with him and the falling tower crushes a hell of a lot of cultists.]]
** And in
cultists.
* In
space... [[spoiler: One lone ship is all that defends Certus Minor. They do better than anyone could have expected, taking down many ships with their sole lance cannon. But as they are being boarded a new ship appears. One that is actually visible in from the planet's surface, showing the massive size of the vessel. It then launches a single torpedo and destroys the Keeler Comet that the Cholercaust has been following, the comet was corrupted after passing through the Blood God's realm and had been travelling the galaxy for ten thousand years. And the Raptorous Rex destroyed it with a single torpedo. And then it goes on to annihilate the entire Chaos fleet which consists of hundreds of vessels.]]
** Let's not forget the main character,Corpus-Captain
vessels.
* Corpus-Captain
Kersh, The Scourge, [[spoiler: future Chapter Master of the Excoriators.]] Excoriators. He starts the book in stasis, suffering from debilitating nightmares and undergoes invasive brain surgery to stop him from being a drooling vegetable. Now, most of his brothers wouldn't be too bummed about leaving him to rot, so this procedure was only done because he was the only guy in the Chapter who might stand a chance at winning the Feast of Blades, a single combat tournament with no holds barred, and where the occasional death isn't uncommon. That's right, the guy goes from being comatose, straight into a series of brawls, with only a brief procedure bordering on lobotomy to prepare him for it. Obviously, he wins the tournament, reinforcing his reputation for being a ruthless bastard along the way, to the point where the final match is no longer a one-on one fight, but a three way showdown, because none of the other Chapters want to shame themselves by giving him a fair fight. Oh, and he loses an eye in the early matches of the tournament. He's then offered the chance to replace it with bionic enhancements, but turns it down, because he feels the adjustment time might cost him a fight. So he just fills his empty eye socket with a ball bearing.
* A subtle and understated one, yet in hindsight one of the most epic moments in 40k literature has to be in Graham Mcneill's ''The Last Church'' a story set in the earliest days of the canon in which a man heavily implied to be [[spoiler: the very last Christian priest]], priest, whom after having his faith verbally ripped to shreds by a mysterious visitor, and having his beloved Church set alight and desecrated by [[spoiler: Proto Space Marines]], Marines, manages to deliver an '''epic''' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to none other than [[spoiler: the Emperor]], Emperor, beautifully calling him out on his hypocricy and brutality, as well as pointing out with perfect accuracy and foresight how utterly crapsack his vision is, before rejecting him entirely and deciding to burn with his Church rather than be any part of it.
** Not sure if it's canon, but some have implied that the Emperor ''might'' be [[spoiler: Jesus himself]]. If so, that priest was likely aware that he was flipping off the very figure he had devoted himself to.
**
it. Even more awesome is how this event is implied to have left an impact on the Emperor later on, considering how he listens to the long-lived but very human Malcador the Sigilite.



* In one of the more recent books, ''Pariah'', the POV protagonist [[spoiler: Bequin]] is being chased by a Word Bearer Astartes. As she's being chased, an old man in an old black long coat emerges from the shadows, and bars the Astartes' way, armed only with an old long sword. He then proceeds to [[spoiler: Cut the pursuing Traitor in two, deflect several bolter rounds, and then kill it with a single slash to the head, all while psychically screwing with it.]] The kicker? [[spoiler: It's Eisenhorn, now a couple of hundred years old, and still as unflinchingly badass as he was in ''Thorn Wishes Talon.'']]
* In the novel ''Blood of Asaheim'' one of the characters, Baldr Fjolnir, [[spoiler: is infected by a Nurglite plague and enters a coma. Meanwhile across the battlefield the Space Wolf Blademaster Váltyr battles against the Chaos Plague Terminator Champioin Thorslax the Blighted and is killed fighting him. Immediately after that the remainder of the Pack attack him, the Wolf Guard Gunnlaugur Skullhewer and his brothers Jorundur the Old Dog and Olgeir Heavy-Hand, and Thorslax dominates them utterly. Just before he can finish Gunnlaugur though Baldr appears, completely corrupted by the plague. Thorslax approaches him and calls him brother, but can't even finish the word before Baldr blasts him with lightning. His armour breaks apart, his boils and blisters explode and his flesh melts; and all the while he is screaming. By the end all that remains of Thorslax the Blighted are a few charred chunks of ceramite and meat. The surrounding army is described as "being unable to decide whether or not they should bow down to Baldr or flee in terror."]]

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* In one of the more recent books, ''Pariah'', the POV protagonist [[spoiler: Bequin]] Bequin is being chased by a Word Bearer Astartes. As she's being chased, an old man in an old black long coat emerges from the shadows, and bars the Astartes' way, armed only with an old long sword. He then proceeds to [[spoiler: Cut the pursuing Traitor in two, deflect several bolter rounds, and then kill it with a single slash to the head, all while psychically screwing with it.]] it. The kicker? [[spoiler: It's Eisenhorn, now a couple of hundred years old, and still as unflinchingly badass as he was in ''Thorn Wishes Talon.'']]
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* In the novel ''Blood of Asaheim'' one of the characters, Baldr Fjolnir, [[spoiler: is infected by a Nurglite plague and enters a coma. Meanwhile across the battlefield the Space Wolf Blademaster Váltyr battles against the Chaos Plague Terminator Champioin Thorslax the Blighted and is killed fighting him. Immediately after that the remainder of the Pack attack him, the Wolf Guard Gunnlaugur Skullhewer and his brothers Jorundur the Old Dog and Olgeir Heavy-Hand, and Thorslax dominates them utterly. Just before he can finish Gunnlaugur though Baldr appears, completely corrupted by the plague. Thorslax approaches him and calls him brother, but can't even finish the word before Baldr blasts him with lightning. His armour breaks apart, his boils and blisters explode and his flesh melts; and all the while he is screaming. By the end all that remains of Thorslax the Blighted are a few charred chunks of ceramite and meat. The surrounding army is described as "being unable to decide whether or not they should bow down to Baldr or flee in terror."]]"



** That double bladed axe Logan carries? He got that off a Daemon Prince, one killed on its own homeworld in single-combat. That is more than just a challenge and a half. The weapon then tried, and failed completely, to corrupt him when he picked it up. Let me put that another way, Logan Grimnar is so Badass he made Chaos itself bitch down. Then, because he quite liked the weapon as a trophy, he had it reforged by the Wolf Priests so it wouldn't corrupt those around him.
*** And, in the most recent book? [[spoiler: That weapon allows him to deal enough damage to pierce Magnus the Red's armor, temporarially killing a PRIMARCH!]]

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** That double bladed axe Logan carries? He got that off a Daemon Prince, one killed on its own homeworld in single-combat. That is more than just a challenge and a half. The weapon then tried, and failed completely, to corrupt him when he picked it up. Let me put that another way, Logan Grimnar is so Badass he made Chaos itself bitch down. Then, because he quite liked the weapon as a trophy, he had it reforged by the Wolf Priests so it wouldn't corrupt those around him.
*** And, in the most recent book? [[spoiler:
him. That weapon allows him to deal enough damage to pierce Magnus the Red's armor, temporarially killing a PRIMARCH!]]PRIMARCH!



* One from the new Death Company supplement from Black Library, and perhaps one of the most badass of the Blood Angels to ever live.
** [[spoiler: During the long years of the Seventh Black Crusade, the full might of the Blood Angels Chapter falls upon a vast Black Legion warband on the world of Mackan. Although the conflict ultimately ends in the near-extinction of the Blood Angels at the hands of Abaddon the Despoiler and his primary lieutenants – the sorcerer-lord Iskandar Khayon and the swordmaster Telemachon Lyras – the Blood Angels Reclusiarch Thalastian Jorus becomes one of the few Imperial heroes to ever land a blow against the Warmaster of Chaos. With his Chapter devastated, the Chaplain endures weeks of hardship in the wilderness and the constant trials of keeping his crazed warriors undetected on Mackan. When the time is right, Jorus leads his Death Company in a lightning raid behind enemy lines, butchering the unprepared sworn warriors of the Despoiler’s honour guard, and allowing the Reclusiarch to lock blades with Abaddon himself. It is said the Warmaster still bears the scars of that battle, even three millennia later. Whatever the truth of the matter, it is known that the Despoiler honoured Jorus once the war was over – perhaps in mockery, or perhaps with nothing but sincerity. After Mackan, thousands of Blood Angels corpses were desecrated, their gene-seed ruined beyond recovery. Of all the Chapter, only a handful of bodies were left undefiled: Reclusiarch Jorus and his Death Company, clad in their battered and broken black ceramite, seated in makeshift thrones made from the armour of those Black Legion warriors they had killed on that fateful night.]]
*** When [[spoiler: Abaddon the Despoiler]] gives a guy respect, you know that he's a badass among badasses.

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* One from the new Death Company supplement from Black Library, and perhaps one of the most badass of the Blood Angels to ever live.
** [[spoiler:
live. During the long years of the Seventh Black Crusade, the full might of the Blood Angels Chapter falls upon a vast Black Legion warband on the world of Mackan. Although the conflict ultimately ends in the near-extinction of the Blood Angels at the hands of Abaddon the Despoiler and his primary lieutenants – the sorcerer-lord Iskandar Khayon and the swordmaster Telemachon Lyras – the Blood Angels Reclusiarch Thalastian Jorus becomes one of the few Imperial heroes to ever land a blow against the Warmaster of Chaos. With his Chapter devastated, the Chaplain endures weeks of hardship in the wilderness and the constant trials of keeping his crazed warriors undetected on Mackan. When the time is right, Jorus leads his Death Company in a lightning raid behind enemy lines, butchering the unprepared sworn warriors of the Despoiler’s honour guard, and allowing the Reclusiarch to lock blades with Abaddon himself. It is said the Warmaster still bears the scars of that battle, even three millennia later. Whatever the truth of the matter, it is known that the Despoiler honoured Jorus once the war was over – perhaps in mockery, or perhaps with nothing but sincerity. After Mackan, thousands of Blood Angels corpses were desecrated, their gene-seed ruined beyond recovery. Of all the Chapter, only a handful of bodies were left undefiled: Reclusiarch Jorus and his Death Company, clad in their battered and broken black ceramite, seated in makeshift thrones made from the armour of those Black Legion warriors they had killed on that fateful night.]]
*** When [[spoiler: Abaddon the Despoiler]] gives a guy respect, you know that he's a badass among badasses.



* The Wrath of Magnus [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUuyyVaCOzw trailer]] is enough to bring a tear to the eye of any Thousand Sons fan.

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* The Wrath of Magnus [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUuyyVaCOzw trailer]] is enough to bring a tear to the eye of any Thousand Sons fan. And oh does he deliver: Silver Towers popping all over Fenris, one of the Wolves planets destroyed, a daemonic incursion within the Fang itself, all topped off by showing up in person to lay an utter smackdown on the Wolves and Grey Knights. Grand Masters, tank columns, a dozen Rune Priests, ''battleships'', nothing comes even close to stopping him before Grimnar gets a lucky shot in with a bit of help from Khorne.



** And oh does he deliver: Silver Towers popping all over Fenris, one of the Wolves planets destroyed, a daemonic incursion within the Fang itself, all topped off by showing up in person to lay an utter smackdown on the Wolves and Grey Knights. Grand Masters, tank columns, a dozen Rune Priests, ''battleships'', nothing comes even close to stopping him before [[spoiler: Grimnar gets a lucky shot in with a bit of help from Khorne.]]
*** Also a CMOA for none other than [[spoiler:''Khorne''. The Blood God, the god of indiscriminate rage and horrific violence, ''[[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame tricked]] [[MagnificentBastard Tzeentch]]''. '''''By being subtle'''''.]]



* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aViccm7dk94 this]] fan video, the scene where [[spoiler: the Dreadnought comes out.]] The scene where they first meet the genestealers could also count.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPjCfk2XFsk this]] there are at least two or three every minute. Especially when [[spoiler: the Dreadnought from ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'' breaks through the wall and kills the Eldar, and when the Blood Raven (wearing Force Commander armor, but has Tarkus' face) beats down an Ork Warboss with his Thunder Hammer.]] Heck, just the music alone is badass enough.
* [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Gav_and_Bob Gav and Bob.]] [[ManlyTears Don't even try to claim it's raining.]]
** Let's put things into perspective. Gav, a regular Ogryn Bonehead, managed through his career survive countless battles against Chaos, Orcs, Tyranids, Eldar and Necrons, but his two biggest victories were against [[spoiler: a Chaos Marine Sorcerer of The Thousand Sons and a Keeper Of Secrets, all through a serious case of unwavering faith in The Emperor, ManlyTears and RoaringRampageOfRevenge]]. And to top it all off, he was [[spoiler: spared by the freaking Inquisition and was allowed to work for one of them as a bodyguard when all seemed as if he would be executed like everyone else who had faced much lesser threats of Chaos]].

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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aViccm7dk94 this]] fan video, the scene where [[spoiler: the Dreadnought comes out.]] out. The scene where they first meet the genestealers could also count.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPjCfk2XFsk this]] there are at least two or three every minute. Especially when [[spoiler: the Dreadnought from ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'' breaks through the wall and kills the Eldar, and when the Blood Raven (wearing Force Commander armor, but has Tarkus' face) beats down an Ork Warboss with his Thunder Hammer.]] Heck, just the music alone is badass enough.
* [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Gav_and_Bob Gav and Bob.]] [[ManlyTears Don't even try to claim it's raining.]]
** Let's put things into perspective.
Gav, a regular Ogryn Bonehead, managed through his career survive countless battles against Chaos, Orcs, Tyranids, Eldar and Necrons, but his two biggest victories were against [[spoiler: a Chaos Marine Sorcerer of The Thousand Sons and a Keeper Of Secrets, all through a serious case of unwavering faith in The Emperor, ManlyTears and RoaringRampageOfRevenge]]. RoaringRampageOfRevenge. And to top it all off, he was [[spoiler: spared by the freaking Inquisition and was allowed to work for one of them as a bodyguard when all seemed as if he would be executed like everyone else who had faced much lesser threats of Chaos]].Chaos.
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* An example from Graham McNeill's ''The Ark Mechanicus'': The ''Speranza'', the titular Ark Mechanicus, is revealed to be from the Dark Age of Technology. This reveal comes in the form of Archmagos Lexell Kotov linking with the Machine Spirit of the ''Speranza'', causing its AI to unleash a variety of targeting systems no one, not even the AdMech on the ship, knew about. These systems turn out to be capable of functioning perfectly normally in a Warp storm, to the point where the ''Speranza'' is able to seek out and one-shot an Eldar cruiser- again, ''in the middle of a Warp storm'' -with a '''black hole cannon.'''
** The Machine Spirit wasn't done yet, though- The cruiser has a Farseer on board, which allows it to dodge the Ark Mechanicus' shot despite it traveling at the speed of light. The ''Speranza'', however, isn't having any of this, and proceeds to barrage the cruiser with chrono-gun fire, bombarding it with tachyons that '''teleport the ship a nanosecond into the past, forcing it into the black hole's path.''' In 1d4chan's words, the ''Speranza'' '''teleported an enemy ship through time so it wouldn't have to turn and fire again.'''

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* An example from Graham McNeill's Mcneill's ''The Ark Mechanicus'': The ''Speranza'', the titular Ark Mechanicus, is revealed to be from the Dark Age of Technology. This reveal comes in the form of Archmagos Lexell Kotov linking with the Machine Spirit of the ''Speranza'', causing its AI to unleash a variety of targeting systems no one, not even the AdMech on the ship, knew about. These systems turn out to be capable of functioning perfectly normally in a Warp storm, to the point where the ''Speranza'' is able to seek out and one-shot an Eldar cruiser- again, ''in the middle of a Warp storm'' -with a '''black hole cannon.'''
** The Machine Spirit wasn't done yet, though- The cruiser has a Farseer on board, which allows it to dodge the Ark Mechanicus' shot despite it traveling at the speed of light. The ''Speranza'', however, isn't having any of this, and proceeds to barrage the cruiser with chrono-gun fire, bombarding it with tachyons that '''teleport the ship a nanosecond into the past, forcing it into the black hole's path.''' In 1d4chan's words, the ''Speranza'' '''teleported an enemy ship through time so it wouldn't have to turn and fire again.'''
26th Feb '18 1:09:51 AM AppleJuicetice
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* An example from Graham McNeill's ''The Ark Mechanicus'': The ''Speranza'', the titular Ark Mechanicus, is revealed to be from the Dark Age of Technology. This reveal comes in the form of Archmagos Lexell Kotov linking with the Machine Spirit of the ''Speranza'', causing its AI to unleash a variety of targeting systems no one, not even the AdMech on the ship, knew about. These systems turn out to be capable of functioning perfectly normally in a Warp storm, to the point where the ''Speranza'' is able to seek out and one-shot an Eldar cruiser- again, ''in the middle of a Warp storm'' -with a '''black hole cannon.'''
** The Machine Spirit wasn't done yet, though- The cruiser has a Farseer on board, which allows it to dodge the Ark Mechanicus' shot despite it traveling at the speed of light. The ''Speranza'', however, isn't having any of this, and proceeds to barrage the cruiser with chrono-gun fire, bombarding it with tachyons that '''teleport the ship a nanosecond into the past, forcing it into the black hole's path.''' In 1d4chan's words, the ''Speranza'' '''teleported an enemy ship through time so it wouldn't have to turn and fire again.'''
31st Jan '18 6:31:53 AM bydlo
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* Awesome/CiaphasCain

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* Awesome/CiaphasCainAwesome/CiaphasCain[[note]]HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!![[/note]]
26th Jan '18 6:45:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://youtu.be/TLGJlDGMZE0 What happens when you mix 1080p with amazing artwork of the setting, and BlindGuardian?]] [[AwesomeMusic Win.]] [[MadeOfWin Epic Win.]]

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* [[http://youtu.be/TLGJlDGMZE0 What happens when you mix 1080p with amazing artwork of the setting, and BlindGuardian?]] [[AwesomeMusic Win.]] [[MadeOfWin [[JustForFun/MadeOfWin Epic Win.]]
19th Jan '18 1:38:27 AM FastSkimmer
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** Being partly digested by the Trygon did hurt him a little - if swimming in acid and having a bone-spine pushed through you counts for anything to an ork as tough as Thraka. His Dok, Grotsnik, later has to pull it out with the help of a DEFF DRED. No other race can manage surgery with a Dreadnought-equivalent as an orderly, [[RuleofCool but then they're Orks.]]
5th Jan '18 8:35:33 PM nombretomado
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* Captain Lysander of the ImperialFists. After having a streak of bad luck, which culminated with him getting caught by the Iron Warriors (who ''hate'' Imperial Fists), Lysander finally managed to demonstrate his awesome. After suffering a month of horrible [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], he managed to break free of his restrains and escape, armorless and weaponless.

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* Captain Lysander of the ImperialFists.Literature/ImperialFists. After having a streak of bad luck, which culminated with him getting caught by the Iron Warriors (who ''hate'' Imperial Fists), Lysander finally managed to demonstrate his awesome. After suffering a month of horrible [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], he managed to break free of his restrains and escape, armorless and weaponless.
16th Dec '17 4:15:58 PM DustSnitch
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[[caption-width-right:250: [[BadassGrandpa Sebastian]] [[AFatherToHisMen Yarrick]] vs [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ghazghkull]] [[BloodKnight Mag]] [[OmnicidalManiac Uruk]] [[DarkMessiah Thraka]]. [[SerialEscalation It only became more awesome after this!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: [[BadassGrandpa Sebastian]] [[AFatherToHisMen Sebastian Yarrick]] vs [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ghazghkull]] [[BloodKnight Mag]] [[OmnicidalManiac Uruk]] [[DarkMessiah Thraka]]. [[SerialEscalation It only became more awesome after this!]]]]



** And Yarrick has ''only gotten harder'' since then. He is probably the only human that can inspire honest-to-Emperor ''fear'' in Orks, Ghazghull (the single most powerful and admired Ork in the entire galaxy) considers Yarrick to be a WorthyOpponent, and he is still personally killing Orks [[BadassGrandpa despite being several centuries old]]. When he heard his enemies thought he could kill with a glance, he replaced his eye with a bionic one that could fire a laser ''specifically so he could do just that''.

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** And Yarrick has ''only gotten harder'' since then. He is probably the only human that can inspire honest-to-Emperor ''fear'' in Orks, Ghazghull (the single most powerful and admired Ork in the entire galaxy) considers Yarrick to be a WorthyOpponent, and he is still personally killing Orks [[BadassGrandpa despite being several centuries old]].old. When he heard his enemies thought he could kill with a glance, he replaced his eye with a bionic one that could fire a laser ''specifically so he could do just that''.
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