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30th Apr '17 12:34:55 PM nombretomado
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** The basic rulebook also has a few quotes from [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Captain Davian Thule]] of the BloodRavens.

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** The basic rulebook also has a few quotes from [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Captain Davian Thule]] of the BloodRavens.Literature/BloodRavens.
25th Apr '17 8:25:41 AM SorPepita
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* GeneralRipper: Lord Commander Sebiascor Ebongrave, leader of the Canis Salient of the Achilus Crusade fighting the Tau across the Greyhell Front. He rose to his position after the previous Canis Salient Lord Commander was assassinated by a Tau-sympathizer at the same time that xenophile organized rebellions hit several Imperial worlds that the Crusade had already conquered and assumed secure. The final straw was when a group of Tau sympathizers claimed credit for nearly annihilating his headquarters on a fortress world via ColonyDrop with a captured starship. Trying to avoid his predecessor's fate, Ebongrave began a great program to purge the population of xenophiles, [[PropagandaMachine aggressively propagandize the Imperial anti-Tau cause]], and eliminate any potential Tau-sympathizers from his own staff. Unfortunately, as forces have been diverted to deal with more pressing threats of the [[BugWar Tyranid incursion]] and the Imperial offensive against the Tau have ground to a stalemate, his normally commendable zealous hatred of xenos and their sympathizers has gone into full paranoia. [[ConspiracyTheorist He sees Tau conspiracy]] all around him, resulting in [[CrushingThePopulace brutal crackdowns on planetary populations]] and public executions on even the merest rumor. Members of his own staff who suggest brokering a cease-fire with the Tau to [[EnemyMine better deal with more pressing threats]] are quickly [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to the front line]] or [[YouHaveFailedMe executed]], resulting in Imperial forces being tied down and occupied in a demoralizing quagmire of a conflict.
** As much as they hate him holding up the peace process, the Tau have found him useful in other ways, as his continuing brutal actions are excellent propaganda for recruiting other humans ''their'' side. Harsh on the human populations as his crackdowns may be, also this means more military resources are devoted to suppressing the human population and less to fighting the Tau, giving them more time to dig in and build their strength. This aspect has the crusade's higher leadership disapproving of Ebongrave's approach, as the loss of Imperial momentum could cost them the conflict.

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* GeneralRipper: Lord Commander Sebiascor Ebongrave, leader of the Canis Salient of the Achilus Crusade fighting the Tau across the Greyhell Front. He rose to his position after the previous Canis Salient Lord Commander was assassinated by a Tau-sympathizer at the same time that xenophile organized rebellions hit several Imperial worlds that the Crusade had already conquered and assumed secure. The final straw was when a group of Tau sympathizers claimed credit for nearly annihilating his headquarters on a fortress world via ColonyDrop with a captured starship. Trying to avoid his predecessor's fate, Ebongrave began a great program to purge the population of xenophiles, [[PropagandaMachine aggressively propagandize the Imperial anti-Tau cause]], and eliminate any potential Tau-sympathizers from his own staff. Unfortunately, as forces have been diverted to deal with more pressing threats of the [[BugWar Tyranid incursion]] and the Imperial offensive against the Tau have has ground to a stalemate, his normally commendable zealous hatred of xenos and their sympathizers has gone into full paranoia. [[ConspiracyTheorist He sees Tau conspiracy]] all around him, resulting in [[CrushingThePopulace brutal crackdowns on planetary populations]] and public executions on even the merest rumor. Members of his own staff who suggest brokering a cease-fire with the Tau to [[EnemyMine better deal with more pressing threats]] are quickly [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to the front line]] or [[YouHaveFailedMe executed]], resulting in Imperial forces being tied down and occupied in a demoralizing quagmire of a conflict.
** As much as they hate him holding up the peace process, the Tau have found him useful in other ways, as his continuing brutal actions are excellent propaganda for recruiting other humans to ''their'' side. Harsh on the human populations as his crackdowns may be, this also this means more military resources are devoted to suppressing the human population and less to fighting the Tau, giving them more time to dig in and build their strength. This aspect has the crusade's higher leadership disapproving of Ebongrave's approach, as the loss of Imperial momentum could cost them the conflict.



* MartyTzu: {{Invoked|Trope}} {{in-universe}} by the reaction to Magratha von Karlack. A young scion of Karlack, the first world in the Jericho Reach to be liberated by the Achillus Crusade, she was inducted into command training early in her life, where she was intended to be used as a figurehead to rally the rest of the Jericho Reach to the Imperial reconquest, but not expected to actually exercise much power. When flagship ''Sword of Marchaius'' lost is bridge and Lord-Admiral while assaulting a Stigmartus world, [[YouAreInCommandNow she assumed command]] and lead the Imperial forces to a decisive victory. She demanded, and was granted, command of the Archeros Salient, and under her leadership it has had a stunning string of victories, far more than it had in the decades prior. The reactions to this range from seeing her as a miracle, one of the Emperor's Living Saints ([[AProtagonistShallLeadThem a view held by many of the troops under her command]]) to believing that such a ridiculously implausible success record could only come from [[DealWithTheDevil collusion with the dark powers and unholy assistance]] (a view popular with other senior members of Crusade command, [[TallPoppySyndrome particular those who's careers her ascension has stalled]].)

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* MartyTzu: {{Invoked|Trope}} {{in-universe}} by the reaction to Magratha von Karlack. A young scion of Karlack, the first world in the Jericho Reach to be liberated by the Achillus Crusade, she was inducted into command training early in her life, where she was intended to be used as a figurehead to rally the rest of the Jericho Reach to the Imperial reconquest, but not expected to actually exercise much power. When flagship ''Sword of Marchaius'' lost is its bridge and Lord-Admiral while assaulting a Stigmartus world, [[YouAreInCommandNow she assumed command]] and lead the Imperial forces to a decisive victory. She demanded, and was granted, command of the Archeros Salient, and under her leadership it has had a stunning string of victories, far more than it had in the decades prior. The reactions to this range from seeing her as a miracle, one of the Emperor's Living Saints ([[AProtagonistShallLeadThem a view held by many of the troops under her command]]) to believing that such a ridiculously implausible success record could only come from [[DealWithTheDevil collusion with the dark powers and unholy assistance]] (a view popular with other senior members of Crusade command, [[TallPoppySyndrome particular particularly those who's careers her ascension has stalled]].)



* ThePerfectionist: The Iron Hands' Primarch's Curse turns them into this; mixed with JerkAss and InsufferableGenius.

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* ThePerfectionist: The Iron Hands' Primarch's Curse turns them into this; this, mixed with JerkAss and InsufferableGenius.
26th Jan '17 7:26:21 PM Juicehead_Baby
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** There's an angry, demented Dreadnought in ''Rising Tempest'' named Brother [[Film/TheBigLebowsky Szobczak]].

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** There's an angry, demented Dreadnought in ''Rising Tempest'' named Brother [[Film/TheBigLebowsky [[Film/TheBigLebowski Szobczak]].
26th Jan '17 7:24:44 PM Juicehead_Baby
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** There's an angry, demented Dreadnought in ''Rising Tempest'' named Brother [[Film/TheBigLebowsky Szobczak]].
28th Dec '16 7:37:17 PM PerpetualTarsier
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* CombatPragmatist: The entire Raptor chapter are extreme combat pragmatists, using sophisticated stealth tactics, camouflage, and every possible resource available to them. They rarely engage in dangerous melee combat, preferring long-range weaponry and speed, only ever directly attacking the enemy when their tactical advantage is crushing. They are notable for being the only Space Marine chapter who put successfully completing missions over honor.
10th Nov '16 2:03:26 PM erttheking
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* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Actually used as a gameplay mechanic. Players can forgo a helmet at the start of a mission to earn more renown points as a reward. This comes with the obvious drawback of losing the armor the helmet provided, meaning an attack to the head is going to hurt a lot more.
5th Nov '16 8:52:49 PM Aargvark
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* AbnormalAmmo: Deathwatch Tactical Marines are issued boltguns with a dual-magazine system and a fire selector that allows them to switch which magazine the chamber is fed from. Typically, one magazine will use standard rounds, the other will have specialized rounds for combating specific kinds of threats. These are the same kinds of special rounds which are normally only issued to Sternguard Veterans in their home chapters, but no marine comes to the Deathwatch who is not already experienced and distinguished among his chapter peers.

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* AbnormalAmmo: Deathwatch Tactical Marines are issued boltguns with a dual-magazine triple-magazine system and a fire selector that allows them to switch which magazine the chamber is fed from. Typically, one magazine will use standard rounds, the other rounds and another will have specialized rounds for combating specific kinds of threats. These are the same kinds of special rounds which are normally only issued to Sternguard Veterans in their home chapters, but no marine comes to the Deathwatch who is not already experienced and distinguished among his chapter peers.
19th Aug '16 8:15:11 PM FearlessSon
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* MartyTzu: {{Invoked|Trope}} {{in-universe}} by the reaction to Magratha von Karlack. A young scion of Karlack, the first world in the Jericho Reach to be liberated by the Achillus Crusade, she was inducted into command training early in her life, where she was intended to be used as a figurehead to rally the rest of the Jericho Reach to the Imperial reconquest, but not expected to actually exercise much power. When flagship ''Sword of Marchaius'' lost is bridge and Lord-Admiral while assaulting a Stigmartus world, [[YouAreInCommandNow she assumed command]] and lead the Imperial forces to a decisive victory. She demanded, and was granted, command of the Archeros Salient, and under her leadership it has had a stunning string of victories, far more than it had in the decades prior. The reactions to this range from seeing her as a miracle, one of the Emperor's Living Saints ([[AProtagonistShallLeadThem a view held by many of the troops under her command]]) to believing that such a ridiculously implausible success record could only come from [[DealWithTheDevil collusion with the dark powers and unholy assistance]] (a view popular with other senior members of Crusade command, [[TallPoppySyndrome particular those who's careers her ascension has stalled]].)
19th Aug '16 7:55:03 PM FearlessSon
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* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: As powerful as the Marines are, they're still not using their full potential. By learning some of the super-secret Astartes-only skills, a Space Marine can go past their normal limits and become much more powerful. Examples include Feat of Strength and Burst of Speed, a Space Marine who knows Feat of Strength can once a game become strong enough to rival a Greater Daemon in strength while a Marine who is a master of it, can easily overpower that same Daemon. Meanwhile Burst of Speed can make a Marine approach the speed of an Eldar.



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: As powerful as the Marines are, they're still not using their full potential. By learning some of the super-secret Astartes-only skills, a Space Marine can go past their normal limits and become much more powerful. Examples include Feat of Strength and Burst of Speed, a Space Marine who knows Feat of Strength can once a game become strong enough to rival a Greater Daemon in strength while a Marine who is a master of it, can easily overpower that same Daemon. Meanwhile Burst of Speed can make a Marine approach the speed of an Eldar.
17th Aug '16 1:50:22 PM dracogeorge
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** In the core rulebook, the section on the Orpheus Salient[[note]]under attack by the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] of Hive Fleet Dagon[[/note]] opens with a quote about praying to keep sea monsters away and how the speaker finds himself repeating said prayers while looking out into space, with said speaker being one Captain [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab]]ron, commander of the cruiser ''Admiral Ishmael''.
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