History Literature / HorusHeresy

23rd Jul '17 8:41:50 AM bluntblade
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The Blood Angels and White Scars practice arts, albeit less ostentasiously than the Emperor's Children.
23rd Jul '17 8:27:55 AM bluntblade
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BaldOfAwesome: Several characters sport this, including Nathaniel Garro. Lorgar and Horus count as this until they turn traitor, at which point they become:
* BaldOfEvil: The aforementioned, plus Mortarion, Kor Phaeron and Erebus.



** Played utterly, [[spoiler: terminally]] straight with Serena D'Angelus in ''Fulgrim''.



* CombatByChampion: Used to settle inter-Legion disputes ''in extremis'' during the Crusade. Sigismund and Alajos converse during one such disagreement, anticipating that they will be designated champions for their respective Legions.



** Argel Tal uses the language of daemons in ''Betrayer'', forcing an Ultramarine to drop his weapon.



** In ''Path of Heaven'', [[spoiler: Cario accepts his death at Shiban's hands to prevent himself from being possessed by a daemon]].



** The Night Lords often wear the results of their flaying work.



* GoodScarsEvilScars: Zigzagged. Some villains receive sinister and grotesque scars, but then so do some heroes. Khârn averts the villainous scars, still having "his own face."



* GreenEyedMonster: Horus, and of course, [[spoiler:Slaaneshi Daemons and Fulgrim.]] Those primarchs can be jealous of each other and their father.

to:

* GreenEyedMonster: Horus, Perturabo, Mortarion and of course, [[spoiler:Slaaneshi Daemons and Fulgrim.]] Those primarchs can be jealous of each other and their father.



** In the Webway during ''Master of Mankind'', Jaya hears the voices of people she used to know.



** In ''Betrayer'' the World Eaters Librarians combine themselves for form a gestalt consciousness.

to:

** In ''Betrayer'' the World Eaters Librarians combine themselves for to form a gestalt consciousness.consciousness.
* HollywoodTactics: Averted with most battles and most Legions, as they use their extensive arsenals to the full. Justified when Space Marines charge into melee range against mortal soldiers, as they are crushingly superior to them.
** The World Eaters play it straight, but it is shown to be a problem as they suffer heavy losses, and results from their implants interfering with planning and discipline.
** Averted in most void battles, with ships fighting thousands of kilometres apart, although in orbital battles things can get much more "in your face."
21st Jul '17 4:34:59 PM Steam_Lord
Is there an issue? Send a Message
21st Jul '17 10:50:19 AM bluntblade
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The White Scars have pastimes such as poetry, and consider them integral to a true warrior's life.
**



** In ''Betrayer'' the World Eaters Librarians combine themselves for form a gestalt consciousness.



** Playing it straight, the Emperor's actions were pursuing the only way to ensure humanity's survival.



** Istvaan III Massacre is supposed to purge the loyalist elements of Traitor Legions. Instead, it gives the loyalists the incentive to escape and warn the Imperium what's happening.

to:

** Istvaan III Massacre is supposed to purge the loyalist elements of Traitor Legions. Instead, it gives the a few loyalists the incentive to escape and warn the Imperium what's happening.



* NoHeroToHisValet: Averted- Every heroic figure is held in high esteem by all, except for the main characters. This is exemplified when [[spoiler:a Legion's Space Marines generally have such a lofty opinion of their Primarchs that it borders (and crosses into) fanaticism.]]

to:

* NoHeroToHisValet: Averted- Every almost every heroic figure is held in high esteem by all, except for the main characters. This is exemplified when [[spoiler:a Legion's Space Marines generally have such a lofty opinion of their Primarchs that it borders (and crosses into) fanaticism.]]]]
** However, in some cases it is played straight. Angron treats his own bodyguards with scorn, as they're unable to keep up with him on the battlefield.
** Perturabo is worse.
9th Jul '17 6:53:50 PM Flameal15k
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Ruinstorm'' by David Annandale
9th Jul '17 2:32:39 PM Flameal15k
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Additionally, the series also explains some of the things only referenced in the lore for the main game:
*** It's been stated that the Raven Guard Corax created using technology from the Primarch project mostly ended up abominations. ''Deliverance Lost'' shows that this was because [[spoiler:the Alpha Legion tampered with said technology and spiked it with daemon blood]].
*** As for why the Ultramarines and Dark Angels weren't on Terra during the final battle, this will likely be explained in the upcoming novel ''Ruinstorm''.
16th Jun '17 12:45:46 AM Drgonzo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** ''Angels of Caliban'' has Konrad Curze as a rare example where the bad guy hardly does anything, yet at the end of the book, he's the ''only'' one who gets what he wants: [[spoiler: Imperium Secundus torn down without a shot fired. With the revelation that Curze's visions mean the Emperor lives, Sanguinius is resolved to leave for Terra to fight Horus while Guilliman has a HeroicBSOD over whether or not The Emperor is going to think him a heretic for establishing a second empire. And Lion El'Jonson unable to return to Caliban and stuck as Curze's new jailer.]] Curze ends his time in the book laughing in mocking triumph.
27th May '17 7:03:42 AM Drgonzo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AndThenWhat: Touched upon in the first novel. Horus has decreed that all of his sons are to learn skills and knowledge outside of war, because he believes the Great Crusade has to end ''eventually'', and he wants his Astartes to have a place in the golden age that will follow. Things...don't turn out that way.
27th May '17 6:56:30 AM Drgonzo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** ''A Thousand Sons'', which has The Emperor's decree against Magnus at Nikea. It's these events that will lead to Magnus and the Thousand Sons to turn against the Imperium.
25th Apr '17 10:54:07 AM Steam_Lord
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* StealthHiBye: Malcador does that to Garro when the latter goes AWOL to do some investigating, and going by Space Marine's thoughts, this isn't the first time. Garro's theory on this is that Malcador never actually leaves the Palace, but contacts people telepahically and manifests an image of himself ifor the purpose of a talk.

to:

* StealthHiBye: Malcador does that to Garro when the latter goes AWOL to do some investigating, and going by Space Marine's thoughts, this isn't the first time. Garro's theory on this is that Malcador never actually leaves the Palace, but contacts people telepahically and manifests an image of himself ifor for the purpose of a talk.
This list shows the last 10 events of 300. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.HorusHeresy