History NightmareFuel / Warhammer40000

10th Dec '17 12:14:03 PM Farnham
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** Though he hasn't yet succeeded in his ultimate goal, he has succeeded in [[spoiler:growing a perfect, uncorrupted clone of ''Fulgrim'']], as illustrated in ''Fabius Bile: Clonelord''. He gave it to Trazyn... in exchange for the small price of [[spoiler:''seventeen thousand, four hundred and fifty-six perfectly preserved progenoids of the Third Legion'']]. Now imagine Bile's plans for that...
6th Dec '17 10:38:15 AM garoldtongeth
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** Made even worse with 8th Edition, which gives us Hive Fleet Kronos, who have such a strong form of Shadow in the Warp, it can actually CLOSE warp rifts. Before, Chaos seemed like a pretty big counter to the Tyranids, due to their lack of actual biomass and reality-bending powers. Now? Now the Tyranids have done as they've always done, and adapted. In the face of this, it's worth asking if there's anything that'll permanently stop the Hive Fleets.
26th Nov '17 12:25:41 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Everything on Catachan, fitting that it's a DeathWorld. It's like Australia turned up to 11. There is a Toad on the planet that saw fit to evolve a defense mechanism that essentially ''blows it up and kills all living things within a certain radius, when it's startled!'' Then there are the Catachan Devils, which are implied to be larger and angrier versions of ''Tyranid Trygons'' that evolved independently of the Hive Fleets.

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* Everything on Catachan, fitting that it's a DeathWorld. It's like Australia turned up to 11. There is a the Catachan Barking Toad on the planet that nature saw fit to evolve a defense mechanism that essentially ''blows it up and kills all living things within a certain radius, when it's startled!'' Then there are the Catachan Devils, which are implied to be larger and angrier versions of ''Tyranid Trygons'' that evolved independently of the Hive Fleets. Fleets.
** In the non-canon fan series ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' [[spoiler:Vulkan]] is taken by the ''Lesser'' Catachan Barking Toad's cuteness and "boops the snoot" despite the Catachans and [[spoiler:Corvus Corax]] telling him explicitly not to. He takes a big whiff and chuckles... before falling over dead on the spot. The ''Lesser'' toad can kill [[spoiler:a Primarch. Good thing he can't die.]]
24th Nov '17 4:39:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.]]

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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.]]
16th Nov '17 5:24:28 AM Tharkun140
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* The Inquisition as a whole. Imagine being an Imperial citizen, in a discussion with a friend. You go on your way home, and then are kidnapped. You end up face-to-face with a '''very''' hostile man in a BadassLongcoat, who gives you an all manner of questions regarding your faith to the Imperium and the God-Emperor. You plead your innocence to no avail, and he orders you to be strung up and forced you into a series of progressively more nightmarish and agonizing tortures. If you confess, you are executed and branded as a heretic. If you don't, the torture continues until you either die outright or confess. But you don't know this. And either way, they will then round up your family, your friends, your work colleagues, and do the same to them, until they feel they have rooted out the source of the taint. And then [[EarthShatteringKaboom they blow up your planet]], [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]. Why? Because during that conversation, an Imperial acolyte in disguise overheard something you said and interpreted it as heresy. Oh, and not only is this somewhat justified to protect the Imperium, but they are ''openly and repeatedly praised'' for doing this, because they ''openly and repeatedly do it''.
** This gets even more terrifying when you consider how necessary it actually is. It's been shown that even the most innocent talk with no thoughts of heresy can have a small nugget that gets the attention of a Chaos God, and it's all downhill from there if they decide to act on that nugget. This goes up to the nightmare fuel of the Chaos Gods as well in that you never know what you say or do might attract their attention.[[/folder]]

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* The Inquisition as a whole. Imagine being an Imperial citizen, in a discussion with a friend. You go on your way home, and then are kidnapped. You end up face-to-face with a '''very''' hostile man in a BadassLongcoat, who gives you an all manner of questions regarding your faith to the Imperium and the God-Emperor. You plead your innocence to no avail, and he orders you to be strung up and forced you into a series of progressively more nightmarish and agonizing tortures. If you confess, you are executed and branded as a heretic. If you don't, the torture continues until you either die outright or confess. But you don't know this. And either way, they will then round up your family, your friends, your work colleagues, and do the same to them, until they feel they have rooted out the source of the taint. And then [[EarthShatteringKaboom they blow up your planet]], [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]. Why? Because during that conversation, an Imperial acolyte in disguise overheard something you said and interpreted it as heresy. Oh, and not only is this somewhat justified to protect the Imperium, but they are ''openly and repeatedly praised'' for doing this, because they ''openly and repeatedly do it''.
** This gets even more terrifying when you consider how necessary it actually is. It's been shown that even the most innocent talk with no thoughts of heresy can have a small nugget that gets the attention of a Chaos God, and it's all downhill from there if they decide to act on that nugget. This goes up to the nightmare fuel of the Chaos Gods as well in that you never know what you say or do might attract their attention.
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22nd Oct '17 3:35:51 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[EldritchLocation The Dark City of Commorragh.]] Calling it a "city" is a bit of a misnomer. Commorragh isn't continuous, but is instead composed of a series of smaller cities, ports, massive arenas, and various fortified niches within the Webway. In its entirety, Commoragh would dwarf the Imperium's biggest Hive Cities with ease and houses a population greater than an entire star system. This layout also means it's built entirely on AlienGeometries, never once conforming to anything resembling euclidean geometry. Every horrible thing the Dark Eldar do and then some is part of everyday life in Commorragh, since this is their ''capital.'' Yeah, all of the above points? They happen here constantly. And all this without getting into the horrible things from outside reality that reside here, such as wandering shadows that will slaughter the unwary...
19th Oct '17 6:27:40 PM Vampireandthen
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* Rak'Gol, pirate lizardfolk with fetish for cybernetics and more ramshackle technology than the Orks. They were introduced when they eradicated all sentient life in a dozen star systems that belonged to Imperium and minor Xeno empires, no successful communication was ever established with them and Deathwatch teams failed to capture and keep a single of them alive. Imperium considers them a minor annoyance.

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* Rak'Gol, pirate lizardfolk with fetish for cybernetics and more ramshackle technology than the Orks. They were introduced when they eradicated all sentient life in a dozen star systems that belonged to Imperium and minor Xeno empires, no successful communication was ever established with them and Deathwatch teams failed to capture and keep a single of them alive. Imperium considers them a minor annoyance.annoyance......for now, anyway.
19th Oct '17 6:16:02 PM Vampireandthen
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* Sometimes.....there are planets that even Tyranids won't go near.
* If the Tyranids are fleeing something.....'''''what if it's following them?'''''
15th Oct '17 8:10:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* '''[[MadDoctor Fabius Bile]]''' (pictured top). It's not the fact that he's [[EvilutionaryBiologist turned entire worlds into shambling horrors with his genetic experiments]], or that he has a ''lab coat made of human skin''. It's the fact that he spent thousands of years floating in the Warp, has pure Warp energy constantly pumped into him, and he still doesn't worship any of the Chaos Gods. In fact, he's stated that they have no more to [[DealWithTheDevil offer him]]. People aren't supposed to make ''bargains'' with the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]]. ''That is not how it works.''

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* '''[[MadDoctor Fabius Bile]]''' (pictured top). It's not the fact that he's [[EvilutionaryBiologist turned entire worlds into shambling horrors with his genetic experiments]], or that he has a ''lab coat [[GenuineHumanHide made of human skin''.skin]]''. It's the fact that he spent thousands of years floating in the Warp, has pure Warp energy constantly pumped into him, and he still doesn't worship any of the Chaos Gods. In fact, he's stated that they have no more to [[DealWithTheDevil offer him]]. People aren't supposed to make ''bargains'' with the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]]. ''That is not how it works.''
8th Oct '17 10:45:49 AM Lopiny
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** And even those two minor ones do have their FridgeHorror elements, they are just tame compared to everything else. Venenum assassins have access to some of the worst poisons the galaxy has to offer, and have something for every enemy, from simple xenos to daemons, and their delivery methods can be so unorthodox they can always get you from an unexpected angle. Vanus assassins are TheChessmaster, and if whatever side you're on has anything even ''resembling'' sentience they can arrange your death without you ever knowing what happened; anything from simply providing invaluable intel to the real killers to such vicious slander your own allies will put you down.
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