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6th Dec '16 12:54:07 PM MaddKossack115
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** 1d4chan's "List of Accomplishments" for The Beast shows just how mighty his WAAAGH! was, and just why he was so terrifying:

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** [[https://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Beast 1d4chan's "List of Accomplishments" Accomplishments"]] for The Beast shows just how mighty his WAAAGH! was, and just why he himself was so terrifying:



*** Making logistics and army structure on a sophisticated level: Guess what symbols do they use? [[TheStrategist For tactically gifted gits they made them wear bloody axes]], [[TheBeastmaster snakes for the... "herders"]], [[EliteMooks and horns for their best shock troops]]. That is, Blood Axes, Snakebites, and Goffs... Let it sink for a second: [[ManBehindTheMan he laid the foundations for the Ork Klans. His legacy is still lasting til now as the great grand-daddy of all the orks in the current setting]].

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*** Making logistics and army structure on a sophisticated level: [[CallForward Guess what symbols do they use? use?]] [[TheStrategist For tactically gifted gits they made them wear bloody axes]], [[TheBeastmaster snakes for the... "herders"]], [[EliteMooks and horns for their best shock troops]]. That is, Blood Axes, Snakebites, and Goffs... Let it sink for a second: [[ManBehindTheMan he laid the foundations for the Ork Klans. His legacy is still lasting til now as the great grand-daddy of all the orks Orks in the current setting]].



*** [[ItCanThink He had Ork DIPLOMATS. Just think about greenskins that are capable of more complex thoughts than "run/hide and then run and bash that asshat's cranium into pulp"]]. The Ork diplomat went to the Senatorum Imperialis itself, in The Golden Palace, [[BreakingSpeech he put in evidence what ineffectual little pieces of trash most of the Lords of Terra are, what is more, and one of the most deliciously effective insults ever thrown at mankind]], [[AffablyEvil he acted in a civilized way, offering surrender terms]], [[HannibalHasAPoint confronting a bunch of petty cowardly parasites who bickered among themselves like immature kids while trying to back-stab each other: the guy nailed it in such a way not even the worst desecration made by Chaos could have hurt the Imperials pride.]]

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*** [[ItCanThink He had Ork DIPLOMATS. Just think about greenskins that are capable of more complex thoughts than "run/hide and then run and bash that asshat's cranium into pulp"]]. The Ork diplomat went to the Senatorum Imperialis itself, in The Golden Palace, [[BreakingSpeech he put in evidence what ineffectual little pieces of trash most of the Lords of Terra are, what is more, and one of the most deliciously effective insults ever thrown at mankind]], [[AffablyEvil he acted in a civilized way, offering surrender terms]], [[HannibalHasAPoint confronting a bunch of petty cowardly parasites who bickered among themselves like immature kids while trying to back-stab each other: the guy nailed it in such a way not even the worst desecration made by Chaos could have hurt the Imperials pride.]]
6th Dec '16 12:51:49 PM MaddKossack115
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* Every single little detail about '''{{Psy|chicPowers}}kers'''. Their abilites come from the Warp, so most of their time is spent dreaming about Daemon Worlds with black suns or boiling lakes of blood or clouds of disease and death, or being tempted by the servants of the Chaos Gods with visions of power and suffering and glory and death. The lucky ones are found by the Black Ships (roving fleets that visit a planet every century or so and collect all the psykers present) and killed [[PoweredByAForsakenChild by being "fed" to the Emperor]] to maintain the Astronomicon (the psychic beacon that allows accurate Warp travel). The really lucky ones are [[BurnTheWitch killed in a pogrom]] after their fearful and superstitious fellow humans discover they're a psyker. The unlucky ones are "acquired" by various departments of the Imperium for a particular purpose, ranging from a human communication beacon (the process of creation resulting in, at best, empty eye sockets and often complete loss of sanity), to a Sanctioned or Battle psyker prone to having a daemon hijack their body and soul and even more prone to be executed at suspicion of possession, to the best being allowed the "honour" of training to become a Space Marine Librarian or even a Grey Knight, which involves the aforementioned horrific training of a Space Marine coupled with a healthy dose of MindRape. The ''really'' unlucky ones are not discovered at all, their constant visions driving them to madness and allowing the endless hordes of the Warp to use their skull as a portal and rip themselves into the material realm, quickly consuming the entire planet. If the Enslavers don't get there first. And then there's the Chaos versions.

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* Every single little detail about '''{{Psy|chicPowers}}kers'''. Their abilites abilities come from the Warp, so most of their time is spent dreaming about Daemon Worlds with black suns or boiling lakes of blood or clouds of disease and death, or being tempted by the servants of the Chaos Gods with visions of power and suffering and glory and death. The lucky ones are found by the Black Ships (roving fleets that visit a planet every century or so and collect all the psykers present) and killed [[PoweredByAForsakenChild by being "fed" to the Emperor]] to maintain the Astronomicon (the psychic beacon that allows accurate Warp travel). The really lucky ones are [[BurnTheWitch killed in a pogrom]] after their fearful and superstitious fellow humans discover they're a psyker. The unlucky ones are "acquired" by various departments of the Imperium for a particular purpose, ranging from a human communication beacon (the process of creation resulting in, at best, empty eye sockets and often complete loss of sanity), to a Sanctioned or Battle psyker prone to having a daemon hijack their body and soul and even more prone to be executed at suspicion of possession, to the best being allowed the "honour" of training to become a Space Marine Librarian or even a Grey Knight, which involves the aforementioned horrific training of a Space Marine coupled with a healthy dose of MindRape. The ''really'' unlucky ones are not discovered at all, their constant visions driving them to madness and allowing the endless hordes of the Warp to use their skull as a portal and rip themselves into the material realm, quickly consuming the entire planet. If the Enslavers don't get there first. And then there's the Chaos versions.


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** 1d4chan's "List of Accomplishments" for The Beast shows just how mighty his WAAAGH! was, and just why he was so terrifying:
*** Making attack moons. [[ThatsNoMoon Not Roks, like Thraka's]]. [[PlanetSpaceship MOONS as a whole]] [[UpToEleven and in plural]].
*** Making logistics and army structure on a sophisticated level: Guess what symbols do they use? [[TheStrategist For tactically gifted gits they made them wear bloody axes]], [[TheBeastmaster snakes for the... "herders"]], [[EliteMooks and horns for their best shock troops]]. That is, Blood Axes, Snakebites, and Goffs... Let it sink for a second: [[ManBehindTheMan he laid the foundations for the Ork Klans. His legacy is still lasting til now as the great grand-daddy of all the orks in the current setting]].
*** [[CurbStompBattle Asswhooping dozens of chapters in unison]].
*** [[TheSiege He fucking reached and BESIEGED Terra itself]].
*** [[ItCanThink He had Ork DIPLOMATS. Just think about greenskins that are capable of more complex thoughts than "run/hide and then run and bash that asshat's cranium into pulp"]]. The Ork diplomat went to the Senatorum Imperialis itself, in The Golden Palace, [[BreakingSpeech he put in evidence what ineffectual little pieces of trash most of the Lords of Terra are, what is more, and one of the most deliciously effective insults ever thrown at mankind]], [[AffablyEvil he acted in a civilized way, offering surrender terms]], [[HannibalHasAPoint confronting a bunch of petty cowardly parasites who bickered among themselves like immature kids while trying to back-stab each other: the guy nailed it in such a way not even the worst desecration made by Chaos could have hurt the Imperials pride.]]
*** [[HorrifyingTheHorror He was able to sicken the]] [[IndustrializedEvil frigging Iron Warriors]]: when they went to Prax they found that [[PeopleFarms the Orks had organized thousands of farms with BILLIONS of humans in there so pumped of shit they were devolved into the cattle they were being bred for]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards When you've got a bunch like the Iron Warriors saying]] "[[MercyKill It will be a mercykill]]", [[EvilerThanThou you know you've become a sick fuck of the highest order if other sick fucks are disgusted with you]]. And I remind you, this is the same legion that created the Daemonculaba.
*** He had colonized Ullanor. The whole world was now sporting ork cities (and very well organized to boot) that would become killing zones for the invading forces.
*** [[HeroKiller He murderfucked the Ultramarines Chapter Master, the Crimson Fist's Chapter Master, crippled a Blood Angels captain]] and gave [[{{Badass}} VULKAN of all people]] [[HopelessBossFight a tough fight]]. Normally any of the aforementioned before would have sufficed to kill him yet it was a hell of a battle for the four previously mentioned.
26th Nov '16 8:57:08 PM KingClark
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* Also, think about Slaanesh's origin story very carefully: the Eldar actually {{SQUICK}}-ORGIED A GOD INTO EXISTENCE. That's fairly frightening itself, though [[FetishFuel perhaps a bit kinky]], too.
** Pretty badass of them too.

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* Also, think about Slaanesh's origin story very carefully: the Eldar actually {{SQUICK}}-ORGIED A GOD INTO EXISTENCE. That's fairly frightening itself, though [[FetishFuel perhaps a bit kinky]], too.
EXISTENCE.
** [[MisaimedFandom Pretty badass of them too.them, though.]]
16th Nov '16 12:35:51 AM KingClark
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*** Want an idea of just how incomprehensibly gigantic the entire Tyranid Fleet is? Just check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1k-lOto8 this video]][[note]]Yes it's non-canon, but Games Workshop being what it is, it's probably not far from the truth[[/note]]. The entire film is portrayed in a FilmNoir style, and its title refers to a certain [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth story by H. P. Lovecraft]] -- which probably makes it ''downplayed'' compared to normal Warhammer 40k. [[spoiler: Our hero is captured by a Genestealer cult, then makes psychic contact with the Hive Mind -- and realizes that not only are the Tyranids coming, but their numbers are so great that their fleet is ''bigger than the galaxy itself''. No wonder he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes Mad From the Revelation!]]

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*** Want an idea of just how incomprehensibly gigantic the entire Tyranid Fleet is? Just check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1k-lOto8 this video]][[note]]Yes it's non-canon, but Games Workshop being what it is, it's probably not far from the truth[[/note]]. The entire film is portrayed in a FilmNoir style, and its title refers to a certain [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth story by H. P. Lovecraft]] -- which probably makes it ''downplayed'' compared to normal Warhammer 40k. [[spoiler: Lovecraft]]. Our hero is captured by a Genestealer cult, then makes psychic contact with the Hive Mind -- and Mind--and realizes that not only are the Tyranids coming, but their numbers are so great that their fleet is ''bigger than the galaxy itself''. No wonder he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes Mad From the Revelation!]]
1st Nov '16 10:03:51 AM TempestKnight
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*** Want an idea of just how incomprehensibly gigantic the entire Tyranid Fleet is? Just check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1k-lOto8 this video]][[note]]Yes it's non-canon, but Games Workshop being what it is, it's probably not far from the truth[[/note]]. The entire film is portrayed in a FilmNoir style, and its title refers to a certain [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth story by H. P. Lovecraft]] -- which probably makes it ''downplayed'' compared to normal Warhammer 40k. [[spoiler: Our hero is captured by a Genestealer cult, then makes psychic contact with the Hive Mind -- and realizes that not only are the Tyranids coming, but their numbers are so great that their fleet is ''bigger than the galaxy itself''. No wonder he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes Mad From the Revelation!]]
29th Oct '16 9:26:11 AM Mr.Bubbles
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[[folder: '''The Warp''']]
* Possibly the ultimate example of HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace, the Warp, also known as the Immaterium, is the manifestation of the thoughts and emotions of all conscious life. It's a {{Hell}}ish churning realm brimming with [[TheLegionsOfHell daemons]] and the aforementioned Chaos Gods. Time, space, and logic have absolutely ''zero'' meaning in this realm. Every single dream, nightmare, metaphor, thought, feeling, and idea by any sentient being in real space has a physical manifestation within the Warp. There is an embodiment for absolutely everything imagined by anyone, including ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.
* Traveling through the Warp is the most common method of FTLTravel for the space-faring civilizations of the galaxy. [[http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/groups/1/3/2055/thumb_620x2000/grimdarkgrimdark.jpg Here's a lovely description for how the Imperium does it.]]
* The parts of the realm not claimed by the Gods are known as the Formless Wastes, where literally anything can happen. The area is home to rivers of tar that flow through petrified woodlands beneath crimson skies, great stairways go into the heavens where they connect to themselves in an endless loop that sit alongside castles of bone and fortresses of ichor amongst limbs with pillars of fire burning over the horizon.
* The kicker? The Warp is also known as the Realm of Souls, aka the Afterlife. ''Everyone'' is fated to be dragged into this nightmarish realm upon the moment of their death.
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18th Oct '16 7:43:50 AM dlchen145
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* The early days of the Primarchs, if you look at it from the Emperor's point of view. So you have your children in a nice safe place, right? Turns out the place isn't safe enough and your kids just ended up in [[{{Hell}} the Warp]] kidnapped by four Space Horrors that ''really'' don't like you. Have a nice time imagining what can happen to them. At least when he found them they were all total {{Badass}}es and even so, when he found them, they weren't all as expected. Imagine rediscovering your children after decades, maybe centuries of not knowing what happened to them, to find that they've been altered by chaos, one a cyclops, one winged, one ''two people''. Chaos gets to everyone.

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* The early days of the Primarchs, if you look at it from the Emperor's point of view. So you have your children in a nice safe place, right? Turns out the place isn't safe enough and your kids just ended up in [[{{Hell}} the Warp]] kidnapped by four Space Horrors that ''really'' don't like you. Have a nice time imagining what can happen to them. At least when he found them they were all total {{Badass}}es badasses and even so, when he found them, they weren't all as expected. Imagine rediscovering your children after decades, maybe centuries of not knowing what happened to them, to find that they've been altered by chaos, one a cyclops, one winged, one ''two people''. Chaos gets to everyone.



* And now for FridgeHorror. The Tyranids are so psychically powerful and so ''interchangeable'' that they function, basically, as a single absolutely ''enormous'' organism. It's like a termite colony fifty billion light years wide. For the Tyranids, going into the Milky Way and fighting off the most {{badass}}, [[SuperSoldier overpowered]], terrifying, [[PhysicalGod divine]], [[WallOfWeapons well-armed]], [[PatrioticFervor devoted]] warriors in the galaxy is probably just like getting a mild case of food poisoning from a tasty leg of chicken.

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* And now for FridgeHorror. The Tyranids are so psychically powerful and so ''interchangeable'' that they function, basically, as a single absolutely ''enormous'' organism. It's like a termite colony fifty billion light years wide. For the Tyranids, going into the Milky Way and fighting off the most {{badass}}, badass, [[SuperSoldier overpowered]], terrifying, [[PhysicalGod divine]], [[WallOfWeapons well-armed]], [[PatrioticFervor devoted]] warriors in the galaxy is probably just like getting a mild case of food poisoning from a tasty leg of chicken.



** Pretty {{Badass}} of them too.

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** Pretty {{Badass}} badass of them too.



** Their rictus masks and holosuits are grotesque, constantly shimmering and in motion, garish and baroque to many extremes. Death Jesters are another example, and in addition to wielding heavy weapons they can load their aptly-named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shrieker Cannons]] with viral shuriken ammo that causes enemies to [[{{Gorn}} explode into many pieces]], showering their allies with gore. Oh, and [[BadAss Solitaires]] as well.

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** Their rictus masks and holosuits are grotesque, constantly shimmering and in motion, garish and baroque to many extremes. Death Jesters are another example, and in addition to wielding heavy weapons they can load their aptly-named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shrieker Cannons]] with viral shuriken ammo that causes enemies to [[{{Gorn}} explode into many pieces]], showering their allies with gore. Oh, and [[BadAss Solitaires]] Solitaires as well.



** There was once one Ork Warboss who actually ''succeeded'' in uniting the entire Orkoid race under his banner. His name has long since been lost to history, and now he's only known as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Beast]]". Now, Ghazghkull is the size of a Space Marine Dreadnought and pretty intimidating enough, but from what little we know of The Beast, he would've made ol' Ghaz look like the runtiest Snotling in the galaxy. You see, The Beast, ''his Nobz were as big as Ghazghkull, and The Beast himself kicked them around for fun''. The size of a hab-block and with tusks as thick as tree trunks, The Beast led the largest known WAAAGH! ever recorded a few millennia after the Horus Heresy and pretty much almost destroyed the Imperium. The Imperial Fists, the {{Badass}} [[StoneWall defence specialists]] of the Astartes, were ''[[TotalPartyKill completely wiped out]]'' trying to stop him. Stop him they did, but at truly horrific cost even for the Imperium's standards. And who knows, Ghaz might just do it all again...

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** There was once one Ork Warboss who actually ''succeeded'' in uniting the entire Orkoid race under his banner. His name has long since been lost to history, and now he's only known as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Beast]]". Now, Ghazghkull is the size of a Space Marine Dreadnought and pretty intimidating enough, but from what little we know of The Beast, he would've made ol' Ghaz look like the runtiest Snotling in the galaxy. You see, The Beast, ''his Nobz were as big as Ghazghkull, and The Beast himself kicked them around for fun''. The size of a hab-block and with tusks as thick as tree trunks, The Beast led the largest known WAAAGH! ever recorded a few millennia after the Horus Heresy and pretty much almost destroyed the Imperium. The Imperial Fists, the {{Badass}} badass [[StoneWall defence specialists]] of the Astartes, were ''[[TotalPartyKill completely wiped out]]'' trying to stop him. Stop him they did, but at truly horrific cost even for the Imperium's standards. And who knows, Ghaz might just do it all again...
19th Sep '16 8:39:24 PM KingClark
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* The horror of ''Warhammer 40000'' and the nadir of its grimdarkness could probably be summed up with the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Daemonculaba Daemonculaba]], a holy shit-tier mad science project designed to create new Chaos Space Marines. The Daemonculaba process began by rounding up some human females as slaves. Once corralled, they were shackled naked within iron cages and force-fed nutrients causing their bodies to widen and bloat to unfathomably grotesque proportions. utilized surgical and chemical techniques as well as Chaos magicks to radically alter the slaves' insides and embed them with stolen gene-seed. Then the children were born without any skin - those who were deemed unworthy were literally flushed into sewers to die. However, if the candidate passed the inspection, skin would be taken from flayed slaves and cross-stitched onto its body. Even then, some of the rejects just won't die & instead grows to skinless yet insanely tough, man-eating monstrosities called the Unfleshed, which are strangely Imperial loyalists despite being products of Chaos sorcery. A rather [[TearJerker tearjerking]] story happened since they met Ultramarines penal expedition sent to destroy the Daemonculaba after an Ultramarines Chief Librarian Varro Tigurius spotted it through a psychic nightmare.

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* The horror of ''Warhammer 40000'' and the nadir of its grimdarkness could probably be summed up with the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Daemonculaba Daemonculaba]], a holy shit-tier mad science project designed to create new Chaos Space Marines. The Daemonculaba process began by rounding up some human females as slaves. Once corralled, they were shackled naked within iron cages and force-fed nutrients causing their bodies to widen and bloat to unfathomably grotesque proportions. The servants of Chaos then utilized surgical and chemical techniques as well as Chaos magicks to radically alter the slaves' insides and embed them with stolen gene-seed. Then the children were born without any skin - those who were deemed unworthy were literally flushed into sewers to die. However, if the candidate passed the inspection, skin would be taken from flayed slaves and cross-stitched onto its body. Even then, some of the rejects just won't die & instead grows to skinless yet insanely tough, man-eating monstrosities called the Unfleshed, which are strangely Imperial loyalists despite being products of Chaos sorcery. A rather [[TearJerker tearjerking]] story happened since they met Ultramarines penal expedition sent to destroy the Daemonculaba after an Ultramarines Chief Librarian Varro Tigurius spotted it through a psychic nightmare.
31st Aug '16 8:25:57 PM Gregzilla
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* And '''Lucius the Eternal'''. If he thinks you're a worthy foe, he'll duel you. If he wins, you're dead. If he loses, you win, but if you feel even an ''instant'' of triumph or even mild satisfaction, you end up [[KarmicTransformation transforming into him]], being [[AndIMustScream bound to his armor]] while his [[DemonicPossession soul takes you over]].

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* And '''Lucius '''[[ResurrectiveImmortality Lucius the Eternal'''.Eternal]]'''. If he thinks you're a worthy foe, he'll duel you. If he wins, you're dead. If he loses, you win, but if you feel even an ''instant'' of triumph or even mild satisfaction, you end up [[KarmicTransformation transforming into him]], being [[AndIMustScream bound to his armor]] while his [[DemonicPossession soul takes you over]].
31st Aug '16 8:24:17 PM Gregzilla
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** There's his ultimate goal, as illustrated in the BloodAngels novels. [[spoiler:He's trying to clone the Emperor.]] The Blood Angels may have set his work back considerably, but as far as he's concerned, it's only a matter of time.

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** There's his ultimate goal, as illustrated in the BloodAngels ''Literature/BloodAngels'' novels. [[spoiler:He's trying to clone the Emperor.]] The Blood Angels may have set his work back considerably, but as far as he's concerned, it's only a matter of time.
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