History Characters / Warhammer40000Tyranids

15th Apr '17 2:55:09 AM SebastianGray
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* [[ItsRainingMen It's Raining Tyranids]]:

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15th Apr '17 2:54:38 AM SebastianGray
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* HalfHumanHybrid[=/=]NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: Half any-sentient-species hybrid. Genestealers have a curious reproductive cycle, where only a few early broods are birthed directly by the Hive Fleets, and all later members of the brood are born to host species that the Genestealers prey on. After infecting a host organism, that organism will be driven to reproduce, but any such offspring will be half the host species and half Genestealer. Naturally, such a creature is usually very misshapen as it [[MixAndMatchCritters combines traits of both species freely]]. However, later generations of hybrids will look progressively more like the host species, until by about the fifth or six generation they are completely indistinguishable from them. The children of ''that'' generation will then be more "pure" Genestealers and the cycle begins again.


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* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: Half any-sentient-species hybrid. Genestealers have a curious reproductive cycle, where only a few early broods are birthed directly by the Hive Fleets, and all later members of the brood are born to host species that the Genestealers prey on. After infecting a host organism, that organism will be driven to reproduce, but any such offspring will be half the host species and half Genestealer. Naturally, such a creature is usually very misshapen as it [[MixAndMatchCritters combines traits of both species freely]]. However, later generations of hybrids will look progressively more like the host species, until by about the fifth or six generation they are completely indistinguishable from them. The children of ''that'' generation will then be more "pure" Genestealers and the cycle begins again.
1st Apr '17 1:26:54 PM ElectroKraken
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* MouthOfSauron: The Zoats were to be harbingers of the Hive Fleet, letting others know that they Tyranids were coming for them, encouraging prey planets to surrender to the inevitable. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn This did not last long]].

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* MouthOfSauron: The Zoats were to be harbingers of the Hive Fleet, letting others know that they the Tyranids were coming for them, encouraging prey planets to surrender to the inevitable. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn This did not last long]].
31st Mar '17 4:58:49 AM HTD
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Harridan, a giant flying Bio-Titan, is basically a dragon in space.



* TheAgeless: Genestealer Patriarchs are known to live for hundreds of years, and unless killed, are practically immortal.



* ArtEvolution: When originally introduced, the Genestealer Patriarch looked like a big fat bastard sitting on his chair. With the revamped and revived Genestealer Cults in 2016, it now looks like a regular old Genestealer, albeit bigger and more robust.



* DegradedBoss: After the Doom of Malan'tai was removed from the 6th edition Tyranid codex, in November 2014 it was replaced by the Neurothrope, its 'uncountable progeny', which works as a Zoanthrope upgrade in-game.

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* DegradedBoss: After the Doom of Malan'tai was removed from the 6th edition Tyranid codex, in November 2014 it was replaced by the Neurothrope, its 'uncountable progeny', which works as is a Zoanthrope upgrade in-game.generic squad leader for Zoanthropes.
29th Mar '17 1:33:54 AM HTD
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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: With every other race in the setting. Humans and Eldar just want to survive, Chaos has a bone to pick with humans, the Tau want the Greater Good, and Orks just want to have fun. Tyranids just want to consume, and while there have been desperate alliances between the races, there's no negotiation with the 'Nids. Kill or be consumed.
** 7th Edition's alliance mechanics show that every other faction can at least form Alliances of Convenience with one other faction. Tyranids, in contrast, can't even form ''desperate alliances'' with anyone. They're hated across the galaxy.

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: With every other race in the setting. Humans The Imperium and Eldar just want to survive, Chaos has a bone to pick with humans, the Imperium, the Tau want the Greater Good, and Orks just want to have fun. Tyranids just want to consume, and while there have been desperate alliances between the races, there's no negotiation with the 'Nids. Kill or be consumed.
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consumed. The game's alliance mechanics show that allow every other faction can at least to form Alliances of Convenience with one other faction. Tyranids, in contrast, can't even form ''desperate alliances'' with anyone.anyone other than their Genestealer Cult minions. They're hated across the galaxy.



* {{Reincarnation}}: As of 5th edition, Hive Tyrants are unique in that they have distinct consciousnesses and personalities, which help them be more effective "generals." As part of the Hive Mind they can never be killed, meaning that if you destroy a Hive Tyrant in one battle, the next time you meet he'll remember your tricks, ''and'' he'll be pissed. The new special character The Swarmlord is believed to have involved in every major Tyranid conquest in their history in this way.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: As of 5th edition, {{Reincarnation}}:
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Hive Tyrants are unique in that they have distinct consciousnesses and personalities, which help them be more effective "generals." As part of the Hive Mind they can never be killed, meaning that if you destroy a Hive Tyrant in one battle, the next time you meet he'll remember your tricks, ''and'' he'll be pissed. The new special character The Swarmlord is believed to have involved in every major Tyranid conquest in their history in this way.



** The Hive Fleets, for the most part, have been named after mythological beasts and monsters. The three most major Hive Fleets to date have been Behemoth, Kraken, and Leviathan, and smaller Hive Fleets have included Jormungandr, Medusa, Scylla, and Tiamet. There are even two with literary names, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Dagon]] and [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Grendel]].

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** The Hive Fleets, for the most part, have been named after mythological beasts and monsters. The three most major Hive Fleets to date have been Behemoth, Kraken, and Leviathan, and smaller Hive Fleets have included Jormungandr, Medusa, Scylla, and Tiamet. There are even two with literary names, names: [[Creator/HPLovecraft Dagon]] and [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Grendel]].



* CoDragons: In a Genestealer Cult, if the Magus is the chief psyker and manipulator of a Patriarch then the Primus is the Patriarch's warmaster and chief lieutenant. While the Magus' role is to corrupt, the Primus serves to lead the cult into war.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Quietly dropped when the second edition was released. Details about their removal went unremarked until a footnote in the third edition explained their fate (see below.)

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Quietly dropped when the second edition was released. Details about their removal went unremarked until a footnote in the third edition explained their fate (see below.)fate: being consumed by the Hive Fleets as they have [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]].
22nd Mar '17 9:18:54 PM ShamusAran
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** 7th Edition's alliance mechanics show that every other faction can at least form Alliances of Convenience with one other faction. Tyranids, in contrast, can't even form ''desperate alliances'' with anyone. They're hated across the galaxy.
17th Mar '17 3:36:03 AM Willbyr
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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: With every other races in the setting. Humans and Eldars just want to survive, Chaos has a bone to pick with Humans, Tau wants the Greater Good, and Orks just want to have fun. Tyranids just want to consume, and while there have been desperate alliances between the races, there's no negotiation with the 'Nids. Kill or be consumed.

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: With every other races race in the setting. Humans and Eldars Eldar just want to survive, Chaos has a bone to pick with Humans, humans, the Tau wants want the Greater Good, and Orks just want to have fun. Tyranids just want to consume, and while there have been desperate alliances between the races, there's no negotiation with the 'Nids. Kill or be consumed.
17th Mar '17 1:46:08 AM zequeins
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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: With every other races in the setting. Humans and Eldars just want to survive, Chaos has a bone to pick with Humans, Tau wants the Greater Good, and Orks just want to have fun. Tyranids just want to consume, and while there have been desperate alliances between the races, there's no negotiation with the 'Nids. Kill or be consumed.
1st Mar '17 9:03:54 AM justanid
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* MagicIsAMonsterMagnet: In ''Pharos'', misuse of the eponymous xenotech attracted the Tyranid to the Milky Way.
25th Feb '17 9:24:21 AM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Arguably one for the setting, even more so than Chaos. They're an extra-galactic threat, having already consumed other galaxies and now they want ours. They're also the only faction that is truly ''united'': countless trillions of organisms all devoted to infiltration, consumption, evolution, and migration. Power, glory, the favors of gods... absolutely meaningless to them. The Tyranids seek ''only'' to devour, and once they're done, they'll move on without even looking back.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Arguably one for the setting, even more so than Chaos. They're an extra-galactic threat, having already consumed other galaxies and now they want ours. They're also the only faction that is truly ''united'': countless trillions of organisms all devoted to infiltration, consumption, evolution, and migration. Power, glory, the favors of gods... absolutely meaningless to them. The Tyranids seek ''only'' to devour, and once they're done, they'll move on without even looking back.
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