History Literature / DarkAngels

19th Jan '17 7:00:07 PM Bissek
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* OldShame: The Fallen. The Dark Angels and their successor chapters are obsessed with dealing with them without the Imperium as a whole learning they exist.

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* OldShame: InvokedTrope. The Fallen. The Dark Angels and their successor chapters are obsessed with dealing with them without the Imperium as a whole learning they exist.
19th Jan '17 6:58:20 PM Bissek
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* LegacyCharacter: Cypher insists that Lord Cypher is his title, not his name, implying that he may not be the Lord Cypher who lead the Fallen during the Horus Heresy.



* OldShame: The Fallen. The Dark Angels and their successor legions are obsessed with dealing with them without the Imperium as a whole learning they exist.

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* OldShame: The Fallen. The Dark Angels and their successor legions chapters are obsessed with dealing with them without the Imperium as a whole learning they exist.
27th Dec '16 6:08:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThis: Cypher flat out tells Azrael that the great sin of the Dark Angels isn't the Fallen - pretty much every Astartes Legion was split to some degree in the Horus Heresy - but [[TreacheryCoverUp their continuous efforts to conceal the fact the Fallen exist]]. If the Dark Angels would just own up to the fact that yes, some of the Lion's followers betrayed him, as had happened with every other loyal Primarch, and asked for help in dealing with them from the Inquisition and the other Astartes Chapters, they'd all be better off. Even just admitting the truth to their own rank and file would simplify matters, as they wouldn't have to force entire units to hold back so that they won't encounter a Fallen. Unfortunately, the pride of the Dark Angels and their Successor Chapters prevent them from doing so.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThis: CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Cypher flat out tells Azrael that the great sin of the Dark Angels isn't the Fallen - pretty much every Astartes Legion was split to some degree in the Horus Heresy - but [[TreacheryCoverUp their continuous efforts to conceal the fact the Fallen exist]]. If the Dark Angels would just own up to the fact that yes, some of the Lion's followers betrayed him, as had happened with every other loyal Primarch, and asked for help in dealing with them from the Inquisition and the other Astartes Chapters, they'd all be better off. Even just admitting the truth to their own rank and file would simplify matters, as they wouldn't have to force entire units to hold back so that they won't encounter a Fallen. Unfortunately, the pride of the Dark Angels and their Successor Chapters prevent them from doing so.
20th Dec '16 9:29:43 PM Xtifr
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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 Literature/HorusHeresy, and they ruthlessly hunt these "Fallen Angels" while keeping the Fallen's existence secret.

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The '''Dark Angels''' ''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 Literature/HorusHeresy, and they ruthlessly hunt these "Fallen Angels" while keeping the Fallen's existence secret.
3rd Dec '16 5:00:23 AM Bissek
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* OldShame: The Fallen. The Dark Angels and their successor legions are obsessed with dealing with them without the Imperium as a whole learning they exist.
10th Nov '16 5:05:47 AM Bissek
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThis: Cypher flat out tells Azrael that the great sin of the Dark Angels isn't the Fallen - pretty much every Astartes Legion was split to some degree in the Horus Heresy - but [[TreacheryCoverUp their continuous efforts to conceal the fact the Fallen exist]]. If the Dark Angels would just own up to the fact that yes, some of the Lion's followers betrayed him, as had happened with every other loyal Primarch, and asked for help in dealing with them from the Inquisition and the other Astartes Chapters, they'd all be better off. Even just admitting the truth to their own rank and file would simplify matters, as they wouldn't have to force entire units to hold back so that they won't encounter a Fallen. Unfortunately, the pride of the Dark Angels and their Successor Chapters prevent them from doing so.


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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:Thanks to a millennium-spanning warp rift, the Hunt for the Fallen caused the destruction of Caliban and the scattering of the Fallen during the Horus Heresy, which is what inspired the Hunt in the first place.]]


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* UnusualEuphemism: Because of the numerous layers of secrecy surrounding Dark Angel history and lore, the senior members have adopted a number of indirect manners of referring to classified matters in places the rank and file might hear.
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.
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