History Literature / BloodAngels

3rd Apr '18 10:50:52 AM Gosicrystal
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* {{BFS}}: Malfallax's warpblade is explicitly said to be ten metres long. He is a giant EldritchAbomination though.

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Malfallax's warpblade is explicitly said to be ten metres long. He is a giant EldritchAbomination though.



* {{Bishonen}} - The ''default'' Blood Angel Warrior is an impossibly-handsome paragon; his appearance modified by inheriting the literal genes of their Primarch Sanguinius. It's an important part of the fluff, Baal and it's moons are death worlds devastated from total war, most of it's inhabitants are severally scarred by radiation.

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* {{Bishonen}} - {{Bishonen}}: The ''default'' Blood Angel Warrior is an impossibly-handsome paragon; his appearance modified by inheriting the literal genes of their Primarch Sanguinius. It's an important part of the fluff, Baal and it's moons are death worlds devastated from total war, most of it's inhabitants are severally scarred by radiation.



* CainAndAbel: Only InSpace, [[spoiler: sort of reversed, its still fratricide only the killer is upholding God's will (sort of) and the dead brother was literally turning into a [[BodyHorror Demon]]]] and both of them are unbelievably awesome badasses.
** [[spoiler: A little more fitting is Horus and Sanguinius themselves. Horus and Sanguinius were described as being closer than any of the other Primarchs, enough that both tried to sway each other from their own side of the Horus Heresy. In the end, Horus (the elder, in a sense) slew Sanguinius, fitting this trope to a tee.]]
* TheChessmaster: Stele plays a mean game.
* TheChosenOne [[spoiler: subverted, still TheChosenOne, just by a different [[EldritchAbomination divine patron]] than he was expecting]]

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* CainAndAbel: CainAndAbel:
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Only InSpace, [[spoiler: sort [[spoiler:sort of reversed, its still fratricide only the killer is upholding God's will (sort of) and the dead brother was literally turning into a [[BodyHorror Demon]]]] and both of them are unbelievably awesome badasses.
** [[spoiler: A little more fitting is Horus and Sanguinius themselves. Horus [[spoiler:Horus and Sanguinius were described as being closer than any of the other Primarchs, enough that both tried to sway each other from their own side of the Horus Heresy. In the end, Horus (the elder, in a sense) slew Sanguinius, fitting this trope to a tee.]]
* %%* TheChessmaster: Stele plays a mean game.
* TheChosenOne [[spoiler: subverted, still TheChosenOne, TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Subverted. Still The Chosen One, just by a different [[EldritchAbomination divine patron]] than he was expecting]]expecting.]]



* DeathSeeker: Once you fall into the Black Rage, you can never climb back out barring a miracle. Those that succumb are put into a separate unit and unleashed in suicide attacks.

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* DeathSeeker: DeathSeeker:
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Once you fall into the Black Rage, you can never climb back out barring a miracle. Those that succumb are put into a separate unit and unleashed in suicide attacks.



* [[DyingRace Dying Chapter]]: The Flesh Tearers due to their recklessness in combat and higher than normal black rage fall rates, they can barely recruit enough replacements, even after Seth's work they can only maintain four companies.

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* [[DyingRace Dying Chapter]]: DyingRace: The Flesh Tearers due to their recklessness in combat and higher than normal black rage fall rates, they can barely recruit enough replacements, even after Seth's work they can only maintain four companies.



* DropShip: Storm Ravens, one of the chapter's most powerful vehicles. works like a Land Raider and is quite resilient because of it's speed.

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* DropShip: DropShip:
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Storm Ravens, one of the chapter's most powerful vehicles. works like a Land Raider and is quite resilient because of it's speed.



* EarthShatteringKaboom: Befalls Orilan and [[spoiler: Shenlong]].

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: Befalls Orilan and [[spoiler: Shenlong]].[[spoiler:Shenlong]].



* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler: Stele]] finds this out the hard way.

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* %%* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler: Stele]] [[spoiler:Stele]] finds this out the hard way.



* FearlessFool: [[spoiler: Actually subverted on Cybele, where the Blood Angels admit that after seeing so many of their comrades fall to the black rage, they are afraid.]]

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* FearlessFool: [[spoiler: Actually [[spoiler:Actually subverted on Cybele, where the Blood Angels admit that after seeing so many of their comrades fall to the black rage, they are afraid.]]



* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler: Koris]] struggles with the black rage while trying to tell Rafen of [[spoiler: Stele's treachery]].

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* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler: Koris]] [[spoiler:Koris]] struggles with the black rage while trying to tell Rafen of [[spoiler: Stele's treachery]].



* FirstBlood: [[spoiler: Goes to Rafen when he manages to cut Arkio's wing when the fight on Sabien. Arkio's followers are ''not'' happy. It's especially jarring to Sanchiel because as a Sanguinary Priest, he ''knows'' blood like few others. ''And he knows its tainted from the smell.'']]

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* FirstBlood: [[spoiler: Goes [[spoiler:Goes to Rafen when he manages to cut Arkio's wing when the fight on Sabien. Arkio's followers are ''not'' happy. It's especially jarring to Sanchiel because as a Sanguinary Priest, he ''knows'' blood like few others. ''And he knows its tainted from the smell.'']]



* GeniusBruiser: Commander Dante. He was chosen out of all the Chapter Masters to command the forces of Armageddon.
** Also,Mephiston, the Lord of Death. He is the Chief Librarian of the Chapter.

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* GeniusBruiser: GeniusBruiser:
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Commander Dante. He was chosen out of all the Chapter Masters to command the forces of Armageddon.
** Also,Mephiston, Mephiston, the Lord of Death. He is the Chief Librarian of the Chapter.



* HonorBeforeReason: Often, but not always. (The villain doesn't grasp that it's not always, and it's a plot point in his defeat.)

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* %%* HonorBeforeReason: Often, but not always. (The villain doesn't grasp that it's not always, and it's a plot point in his defeat.)



* ItsRainingMen: Deep Strike. With a Jump Pack, they are actually the best.
** Commander Dante being the best of all of them. He never miss.
* KilledOffForReal: Captain Tycho.

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* ItsRainingMen: Deep Strike. With a Jump Pack, they are actually the best.
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best. Commander Dante being the best of all of them. He them; he never miss.
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misses.
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KilledOffForReal: Captain Tycho.



* LosingTheTeamSpirit: [[spoiler: The deaths of many of the angels at the hands of the black rage. It takes a suicide suggestion to get Turkio to even consider a last stand, let alone an attack. The others refuse to join even this in a NotSoStoic moment.]]

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* LosingTheTeamSpirit: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The deaths of many of the angels at the hands of the black rage. It takes a suicide suggestion to get Turkio to even consider a last stand, let alone an attack. The others refuse to join even this in a NotSoStoic moment.]]



* MagicKnight: Mephiston, Chief Librarian of the Blood Angels. His powers serve only to make him faster and hit harder.

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* MagicKnight: MagicKnight:
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Mephiston, Chief Librarian of the Blood Angels. His powers serve only to make him faster and hit harder.



** The whole army can be this, it helps they have a army-wide Feel No Pain rule.
* TheMagnificent: Mephiston, the Lord of Death.

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** The whole army can be this, it this. It helps they have a an army-wide Feel No Pain rule.
* TheMagnificent: TheMagnificent:
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Mephiston, the Lord of Death.



* MeleeATrois: The battle between [[spoiler: those still loyal to the God-Emperor and those now following Arkio]] is complicated by Word Bearers.
** Also occurs in ''Black Tide'', with Rafen, his Blood Angels/Flesh Tearers kill-team and [[spoiler: the other Space Marines imprisoned in Bile's fortress]] on one side, against both [[MadScientist Fabius Bile]] and the New Men, and [[spoiler: an army of feral Tyranids]].
* MindRape
** [[spoiler: Stele's interrogation of a Word Bearer Marine is literally referred as MindRape]]

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* MeleeATrois: MeleeATrois:
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The battle between [[spoiler: those still loyal to the God-Emperor and those now following Arkio]] is complicated by Word Bearers.
** Also occurs Occurs in ''Black Tide'', with Rafen, his Blood Angels/Flesh Tearers kill-team and [[spoiler: the other Space Marines imprisoned in Bile's fortress]] on one side, against both [[MadScientist Fabius Bile]] and the New Men, and [[spoiler: an army of feral Tyranids]].
* MindRape
** [[spoiler: Stele's
MindRape: [[spoiler:Stele's interrogation of a Word Bearer Marine is literally referred as MindRape]]



* NotAsYouKnowThem: Those who have succumbed to the Black Rage.

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* %%* NotAsYouKnowThem: Those who have succumbed to the Black Rage.



* NotUsingTheZWord: "Vampire" has been used by detractors of the Blood Angels since the Great Crusade; as such no Blood Angel will utter the word. [[spoiler: Nevertheless, Rafen immediately makes the connection when he sees Arkio being corrupted by Chaos.]]
** The term is also brought up [[spoiler: when describing the Bloodfiends in ''Red Fury.'']]

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* NotUsingTheZWord: "Vampire" has been used by detractors of the Blood Angels since the Great Crusade; as such no Blood Angel will utter the word. [[spoiler: Nevertheless, [[spoiler:Nevertheless, Rafen immediately makes the connection when he sees Arkio being corrupted by Chaos.]]
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]] The term is also brought up [[spoiler: when describing the Bloodfiends in ''Red Fury.'']]



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're SuperSoldier [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]]

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're SuperSoldier [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]]Templars]].



** We've seriously gone this long with out mentioning that the Spear of Telesto was found on planet ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion?!]]''
** There's an "Ikari Fortress" that the Blood Angels raid later on the book.
*** That certainly goes a long way towards explaining [[spoiler: the Exterminatus]] even ''later'' in the book.
* SituationalSword -- spear, really

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** We've seriously gone this long with out without mentioning that the Spear of Telesto was found on planet ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion?!]]''
** There's an "Ikari Fortress" that the Blood Angels raid later on the book.
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book. That certainly goes a long way towards explaining [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Exterminatus]] even ''later'' in the book.
* SituationalSword -- spear, really%%* SituationalSword: Spear, really.



* TheSpartanWay - Considering they're [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]] this is a given.
* StartOfDarkness - "Blood Debt" is one for [[spoiler: Stele]].
* TenderTears - Sanguinius is famed in his living days as a sensitive and warm-hearted warrior, as fearsome in battle as he is pure and kind.
* UnstoppableRage: The Blood Angels's hat.

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* TheSpartanWay - TheSpartanWay: Considering they're [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]] this is a given.
* StartOfDarkness - %%* StartOfDarkness: "Blood Debt" is one for [[spoiler: Stele]].
[[spoiler:Stele]].
* TenderTears - TenderTears: Sanguinius is famed in his living days as a sensitive and warm-hearted warrior, as fearsome in battle as he is pure and kind.
* %%* UnstoppableRage: The Blood Angels's hat.



* WoundedGazelleGambit - [[spoiler: Stele]] pulls this, with astropath Horin as his victim.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit - [[spoiler: Stele]] %%* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Stele]] pulls this, with astropath Horin as his victim.
26th Oct '16 7:43:20 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Every Space Marine is one of these.
4th Jun '16 10:35:10 PM gewunomox
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* LastDance: The Death Company allows its inductees to go down fighting rather than AFateWorseThanDeath by being consumed by the black rage.

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* LastDance: TheLastDance: The Death Company allows its inductees to go down fighting rather than AFateWorseThanDeath by being consumed by the black rage.
23rd May '16 3:36:41 AM valar55
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Please resist the urge to put examples on this page or link to this page on tropes unless you are citing from 40K '''novels''' in which the Blood Angels feature. Examples which are specific to rulebooks or other i-universe fluff should go on either the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40K]] page or in the Space Marines section of the [[Characters/Warhammer40000CurrentImperialFactions Imperial factions]] page.

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Please resist the urge to put examples on this page or link to this page on tropes unless you are citing from 40K '''novels''' in which the Blood Angels feature. Examples which are specific to rulebooks or other i-universe in-universe fluff should go on either the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40K]] page or in the Space Marines section of the [[Characters/Warhammer40000CurrentImperialFactions Imperial factions]] page.
22nd May '15 5:01:35 PM nombretomado
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* NapoleonDelusion: Those who suffer the Black Rage believe that they are Sanguinius at the final battle with Horus during the [[HorusHeresy Heresy]]. This makes them unable to be reasoned with, but utterly unstoppable on the battlefield unless killed.

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* NapoleonDelusion: Those who suffer the Black Rage believe that they are Sanguinius at the final battle with Horus during the [[HorusHeresy [[Literature/HorusHeresy Heresy]]. This makes them unable to be reasoned with, but utterly unstoppable on the battlefield unless killed.
10th Apr '15 9:55:38 AM TVRulezAgain
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''The Blood Angels'' is a series of novels and short stories by author JamesSwallow. The Blood Angels are a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' chapter of {{Space Marine}}s, and the novels cover the early history of the Chapter and more specifically, the stories of Battle-Brothers Arkio and Rafen as Arkio declares himself to be a reincarnation of the Chapter Primarch, Sanguinus. Later novels ''Black Tide'' and ''Red Fury'' deal more with the Chapters ongoing struggles with its own flaws, the Red Thirst and the Black Fury, which at times threaten the purity of Battle-Brothers and could bring about the collapse of the Chapter as a whole; either through an inability to sustain the losses suffered due to the latter or through the former being perceived as [[TheCorruption the Taint of Chaos]] on them and their successor Chapters.


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''The Blood Angels'' is a series of novels and short stories by author JamesSwallow.Creator/JamesSwallow. The Blood Angels are a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' chapter of {{Space Marine}}s, and the novels cover the early history of the Chapter and more specifically, the stories of Battle-Brothers Arkio and Rafen as Arkio declares himself to be a reincarnation of the Chapter Primarch, Sanguinus. Later novels ''Black Tide'' and ''Red Fury'' deal more with the Chapters ongoing struggles with its own flaws, the Red Thirst and the Black Fury, which at times threaten the purity of Battle-Brothers and could bring about the collapse of the Chapter as a whole; either through an inability to sustain the losses suffered due to the latter or through the former being perceived as [[TheCorruption the Taint of Chaos]] on them and their successor Chapters.

10th Mar '14 9:22:53 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Of various eras of Italy for the most part. Many characters have either Roman or modern Italian-sounding names, a penchant for renaissance-style finery and their armor is often decorated with Gino-esque gold chains. They also have some Romanian/stereotypical Vampire influences.
13th Feb '14 7:56:03 PM Goldfritha
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* DuelToTheDeath: Rafen takes one of his men's place in one.


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* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath: Bile stages them.
26th Oct '13 9:25:13 PM SFH
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* BittersweetEnding: ''Deus Sanguinius'': [[spoiler: The Blood Angels lose dozens to the Arkio Insurrection and the subsequent Black Rage Malfallax causes, and Rafen is forced to slay Arkio, but the Blood Angels alive who followed Arkio are restored to the Chapter, the planned Civil War within the Blood Angels is averted, and Arkio is implied to have gained the Emperor's forgiveness.]]


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* FirstBlood: [[spoiler: Goes to Rafen when he manages to cut Arkio's wing when the fight on Sabien. Arkio's followers are ''not'' happy. It's especially jarring to Sanchiel because as a Sanguinary Priest, he ''knows'' blood like few others. ''And he knows its tainted from the smell.'']]
7th Oct '13 10:46:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BloodOnTheseHands: Rafen blames himself for the death of the Blood Angels sent to investigate Arkio.


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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Rafen blames himself for the death of the Blood Angels sent to investigate Arkio.
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