History Heartwarming / GauntsGhosts

23rd Aug '16 10:18:57 PM USABobcat
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* A minor one, but there's something quite heartwarming about the loyalty of Gaunt's childhood friend, Blenner.

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* A minor one, but there's something quite heartwarming about the loyalty of Gaunt's childhood friend, Blenner. In the first book, despite being drunk and having no idea what Ibram Gaunt has gotten caught up in, he walks into an abandoned hab-block and kills a stormtrooper without pause. For all he knows, Gaunt is being attacked under official orders... but Blenner doesn't care: his friend is in danger, and that's all that matters.
** Much later, when Blenner comes back into the series, he continues to prove his utter loyalty to Ibram and show just how nice of a Commissar he is. In ''Salvation's Reach'',When [[spoiler: Felyx Chass, Gaunt's son]] is sitting dejectedly in a Tauros vehicle, clearly wanting to prove himself to Gaunt but being stuck in the reserve detachment, Blenner orders the reserve to the front lines to support the advance, and give him a way to prove himself to Gaunt. Gaunt is initially pissed at him for it, but later admits to himself that it did help break the ice between them.
11th May '16 11:26:55 PM hodaza
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* In 'Guns of Tanith,' Rawne has a male-equivalent moment for DefrostingTheIceQueen with Banda. Not only did he first ''order her not to die'' while he had already taken a gutshot himself, but later, he's pushing her wheelchair into the comparatively fresh outside air, which is a ''massive'' change for Rawne, considering that his usual most defining trait is being TheStarscream with a dash of {{Jerkass}}.

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* In 'Guns of Tanith,' 'Straight Silver,' Rawne has a male-equivalent moment for DefrostingTheIceQueen with Banda. Not only did he first ''order her not to die'' while he had already taken a gutshot himself, but later, he's pushing her wheelchair into the comparatively fresh outside air, which is a ''massive'' change for Rawne, considering that his usual most defining trait is being TheStarscream with a dash of {{Jerkass}}.
7th Jan '16 4:18:08 AM TypeProton
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** During the initial Zoican invasion in ''Necropolis'', Tona Criid picks up abandoned babies, later raising them as her own even after she entered Imperial Guard, despite being just a former hive ganger at the time.
18th Nov '15 10:06:52 AM USABobcat
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** This is a quote from ''the Emperor'', which in its original context was about the Astartes. Sar Af is explicitly comparing Dorden to the Space Marines. It's hard to imagine a greater compliment for a member of the Adeptus Astartes to give a normal human.

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** This is a quote from ''the Emperor'', which in its original context was about [[SuperSoldier the Astartes.Astartes]]. Sar Af is explicitly comparing Dorden to the Space Marines. It's hard to imagine a greater compliment for a member of the Adeptus Astartes to give a normal human.human, particularly given that the Space Marines had all but ignored a Lord General Militant earlier.
29th Dec '14 9:36:04 AM Erivale
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* Even though they're loyal soldiers of the Blood Pact, and as such, irredeemably evil bastards, there's something oddly touching about the interactions between the members of Baltasar Eyl's philia in ''Blood Pact''. They're as closely knit as any platoon in the Tanith First and Only, and Eyl mourns every one of his men who dies.
8th Jul '14 10:12:52 AM TypeProton
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* A striking example from the normally cynical and dark ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe can be found in "In Remembrance", an epilogue to the book ''Necropolis'', detailing a civilian artist's visit to the shattered ruin of Vervunhive and meeting several of the Ghosts in preparation for a memorial for the hive. It's tough to pick out a single moment, but the closest might be Milo, after being asked why he and the rest of the Ghosts willingly go through hell and worse, simply replies: "Can't say I ever thought about that before. We go where we're told to go, do what we're told to do. We're Imperial Guard."

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* A striking example from the normally cynical and dark ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe can be found in "In Remembrance", an epilogue to the book ''Necropolis'', detailing a civilian artist's visit to the shattered ruin of Vervunhive and meeting several of the Ghosts in preparation for a memorial for the hive. It's tough to pick out a single moment, but the closest might be Milo, after being asked why he and the rest of the Ghosts willingly go through hell and worse, simply replies: "Can't replies:

--> ''"Can't
say I ever thought about that before. We go where we're told to go, do what we're told to do. We're Imperial Guard.""''
11th Jun '14 2:12:45 AM storymasterb
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-> "And they shall know no fear," he said.

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-> --> "And they shall know no fear," he said.
11th Jun '14 2:12:28 AM storymasterb
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* In ''Salvation's Reach'', the White Scars Space Marine Sar Af is talking to Gaunt about Dorden, who is dying yet unafraid:
-> "And they shall know no fear," he said.
** This is a quote from ''the Emperor'', which in its original context was about the Astartes. Sar Af is explicitly comparing Dorden to the Space Marines. It's hard to imagine a greater compliment for a member of the Adeptus Astartes to give a normal human.
12th Mar '14 4:17:41 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* Any scene with Daur and Elodie.
* In 'Guns of Tanith,' Rawne has a male-equivalent moment for DefrostingTheIceQueen with Banda. Not only did he first ''order her not to die'' while he had already taken a gutshot himself, but later, he's pushing her wheelchair into the comparatively fresh outside air, which is a ''massive'' change for Rawne, considering that his usual most defining trait is being TheStarscream with a dash of {{Jerkass}}.
31st Oct '13 10:14:03 AM gundato
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** In many ways, Vervunhive itself was a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for the Ghosts. Many of the Tanith members resented Gaunt for fleeing their homeworld when it came under attack on the day of their founding, even if the more reasonable among them acknowledged they couldn't hope to win. And while Vervunhive had to be abandoned, the Tanith Ghosts were finally able to make a stand against Chaos and save the civilians. And many of the survivors would become Ghosts themselves, forever joining the regiment that didn't abandon them in their hour of need.
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