History Literature / DarkAngels

12th Jun '16 5:52:18 AM LordoftheNight
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** Combined with a massive TheReveal in ''The Unforgiven'' when [[spoiler: Annael detonates his Dark Talon's warp engine over the rift that connects the present to the past, specifically the Battle of Caliban, and in doing so closes the rift in the present but aggravates it in the past, sending it towards Caliban. Though the narrative doesn't say it out loud, it very heavily implies that it was that moment that caused the destruction of Caliban and the scattering of the Fallen through time and space, which would explain why so many of the Fallen arrived in 40k.]] Azrael and Sapphon both see this and it's hinted the former actually understood what he saw, since he alone knows what really happened to Caliban, but he knows he can never ever tell anyone else in the Chapter what he knows is the truth: [[spoiler: The Chaos Gods didn't destroy Caliban, the Dark Angels did.]]

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** Combined with a massive TheReveal in ''The Unforgiven'' when [[spoiler: Annael detonates his Dark Talon's warp engine over the rift that connects the present to the past, specifically the Battle of Caliban, and in doing so closes the rift in the present but aggravates it in the past, sending it towards Caliban. Though the narrative doesn't say it out loud, it very heavily implies that it was that moment that caused the destruction of Caliban and the scattering of the Fallen through time and space, which would explain why so many of the Fallen arrived in 40k.]] Azrael and Sapphon both see this and it's hinted the former actually understood what he saw, since he alone knows what really happened to Caliban, but he knows he can never ever tell anyone else in the Chapter what he now knows is the truth: [[spoiler: The Chaos Gods didn't destroy Caliban, the Dark Angels did.]]
12th Jun '16 5:51:36 AM LordoftheNight
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* WhamMoment: Combined with a massive TheReveal in ''The Unforgiven'' when [[spoiler: Annael detonates his Dark Talon's warp engine over the rift that connects the present to the past, specifically the Battle of Caliban, and in doing so closes the rift in the present but aggravates it in the past, sending it towards Caliban. Though the narrative doesn't say it out loud, it very heavily implies that it was that moment that caused the destruction of Caliban and the scattering of the Fallen through time and space, which would explain why so many of the Fallen arrived in 40k.]] Azrael and Sapphon both see this and it's hinted the former actually understood what he saw, since he alone knows what really happened to Caliban, but he knows he can never ever tell anyone else in the Chapter what he knows is the truth: [[sppoiler: The Chaos Gods didn't destroy Caliban, the Dark Angels did.]]

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* WhamMoment: ** Combined with a massive TheReveal in ''The Unforgiven'' when [[spoiler: Annael detonates his Dark Talon's warp engine over the rift that connects the present to the past, specifically the Battle of Caliban, and in doing so closes the rift in the present but aggravates it in the past, sending it towards Caliban. Though the narrative doesn't say it out loud, it very heavily implies that it was that moment that caused the destruction of Caliban and the scattering of the Fallen through time and space, which would explain why so many of the Fallen arrived in 40k.]] Azrael and Sapphon both see this and it's hinted the former actually understood what he saw, since he alone knows what really happened to Caliban, but he knows he can never ever tell anyone else in the Chapter what he knows is the truth: [[sppoiler: [[spoiler: The Chaos Gods didn't destroy Caliban, the Dark Angels did.]]
12th Jun '16 5:50:16 AM LordoftheNight
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** Averted with his boss Sapphon, the Master of Sanctity, who belives that The End Does Not Justify The Means and that the Dark Angels need to be a lot more careful about how they hunt the Fallen, and much less willing to do whatever it takes to satisfy their own honour. His greatest fear is Asmodai taking his place and bringing the Dark Angels into conflict with the Inquisition and other Astartes Chapters, something that previous events involving Asmodai show is not a hollow fear, it's a very legitimate one.


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* WhamMoment: Combined with a massive TheReveal in ''The Unforgiven'' when [[spoiler: Annael detonates his Dark Talon's warp engine over the rift that connects the present to the past, specifically the Battle of Caliban, and in doing so closes the rift in the present but aggravates it in the past, sending it towards Caliban. Though the narrative doesn't say it out loud, it very heavily implies that it was that moment that caused the destruction of Caliban and the scattering of the Fallen through time and space, which would explain why so many of the Fallen arrived in 40k.]] Azrael and Sapphon both see this and it's hinted the former actually understood what he saw, since he alone knows what really happened to Caliban, but he knows he can never ever tell anyone else in the Chapter what he knows is the truth: [[sppoiler: The Chaos Gods didn't destroy Caliban, the Dark Angels did.]]
28th Feb '16 7:46:32 AM HouraiRabbit
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* LostCommonKnowledge: Astelan is able to identify the presence of another Fallen in a spaceborne fleet by the strategies it employs -- strategies that were common sense at the time of the Heresy but have been all but forgotten in the present day. Even Belial, a recognized master of space combat in modern times, has trouble keeping up with his explanation.


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* WickedCultured: Throughout his appearances, Astelan is consistently polite, highly educated (only the extremely erudite Sapphon and Azrael are depicted as capable of matching wits with him and even then, it's questionable), snarky even under 15 years of torture, and a master of both ground and fleet combat.
24th Jul '15 12:45:06 AM TARINunit9
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* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]]. ''The Unforgiven'' drives the point home; he can't just replace everything with machinery like the Iron Hands would have done, since too much damage happened too quickly, including minor brain cell damage.

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* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]]. ''The Unforgiven'' drives the point home; he can't just replace everything with machinery like the Iron Hands would have done, since too much damage happened too quickly, including minor brain cell damage.damage [[spoiler:right up until they subvert the entire trope by putting him in a [[WalkingTank Dreadnought]].]]
22nd Jul '15 7:50:58 PM TARINunit9
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* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]]. Well, maybe; there are actually active Space Marines with even ''less'' flesh left, most notably in the Iron Hands.

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* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]]. Well, maybe; there are actually active Space Marines ''The Unforgiven'' drives the point home; he can't just replace everything with even ''less'' flesh left, most notably in machinery like the Iron Hands.Hands would have done, since too much damage happened too quickly, including minor brain cell damage.



* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: In ''Angels of Darkness'' [[spoiler: Boreas has such a massive one following his learning that the Chapter never told him about the annihilus, proving that Astelan's claims of Lion El'Jonson's mistrust of the Dark Angels was right, that he nearly kills himself.]]

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* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: In ''Angels of Darkness'' [[spoiler: Boreas [[spoiler:Boreas has such a massive one following his learning that the Chapter never told him about the annihilus, annihilus virus bomb, proving that Astelan's claims of Lion El'Jonson's mistrust of the Dark Angels was right, that he nearly kills himself.]]
19th Jul '15 8:30:48 PM TARINunit9
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** HopeSpot: [[spoiler:He doesn't comment on it, but Belial seems to have taken Boreas's words closer to heart. In ''Master of Sanctity'' he splits his forces in the battle of Tharsis, leaving a transport escorting a captured Fallen vulnerable in favor of having troops left over to defend the Imperial citizens.]]
15th Dec '14 2:47:21 AM TARINunit9
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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: In ''Pandorax'', Kaldor Draigo lets Azreal know the Grey Knights know about the Fallen, and have known for quite some time. It gets better from there: one of the eight founding Grey Knights was a Dark Angel, and at some point had "switched fates" with Cypher, in turn implying ''Cypher is a powerful psyker!'']]

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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: In ''Pandorax'', Kaldor Draigo lets Azreal know the Grey Knights know about the Fallen, and have known for quite some time. It gets better from there: one of the eight founding Grey Knights was a Dark Angel, and at some point had "switched fates" with either Zahariel or more likely Cypher, in turn implying ''Cypher is a powerful psyker!'']]
15th Dec '14 2:45:02 AM TARINunit9
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* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]].

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* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]]. Well, maybe; there are actually active Space Marines with even ''less'' flesh left, most notably in the Iron Hands.
21st Nov '14 2:38:47 AM 102372
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-->''Repent! For tomorrow you die!''

The '''Dark Angels''' are a Chapter of {{Space Marine}}s in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. They were the first legion of Space Marines. Their homeworld was Caliban, where their Primarch, Lion El'Jonson, grew up. However, half their number rebelled following the HorusHeresy, and they ruthlessly hunt these "Fallen Angels" while keeping the Fallen's existence secret.

They feature in the novel ''Angels of Darkness'', the ''The Legacy of Caliban'' trilogy, and the ''Space Marine Battles'' novel ''The Purging of Kadillus'', all by GavinThorpe. They also feature in the HorusHeresy novels ''Descent of Angels'' and ''Fallen Angels''.

Not to be confused with ''DarkAngel''.

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-->''Repent! ->''Repent! For tomorrow you die!''

The '''Dark Angels''' are a Chapter of {{Space Marine}}s in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. They were the first legion of Space Marines. Their homeworld was Caliban, where their Primarch, Lion El'Jonson, grew up. However, half their number rebelled following the HorusHeresy, Literature/HorusHeresy, and they ruthlessly hunt these "Fallen Angels" while keeping the Fallen's existence secret.

They feature in the novel ''Angels of Darkness'', the ''The Legacy of Caliban'' trilogy, and the ''Space Marine Battles'' novel ''The Purging of Kadillus'', all by GavinThorpe. Gavin Thorpe. They also feature in the HorusHeresy ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels ''Descent of Angels'' and ''Fallen Angels''.

Not to be confused with ''DarkAngel''.
''Series/DarkAngel''.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: With a doomsday virus having been tampered with, and unwilling to sacrifice the planet to escape their base, the squad in ''Angels of Darkness'' decide that it would be better to kill themselves than show weakness when their power armor fails to sustain their lives.]]
* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler: Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]].

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With a doomsday virus having been tampered with, and unwilling to sacrifice the planet to escape their base, the squad in ''Angels of Darkness'' decide that it would be better to kill themselves than show weakness when their power armor fails to sustain their lives.]]
lives]].
* CareerEndingInjury: In ''Master of Sanctity'' [[spoiler: Telemenus [[spoiler:Telemenus suffers a daemonic plague infection, forcing the Apothecaries to cut his right arm and everything below his waist to remove the infection. Telemenus later realizes that his fighting days are over]].
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