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* SexMagic: The Chaos god(dess) Slaanesh is the living embodiment of desire, so it has control over (and is fueled by) pain, pleasure and all manners of excess.
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** Ogre Butchers are another significant example, the Lore of the Great Maw they use being channeled through some distinctly unwholesome ingredients. The spell Trollguts uses... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well...]]

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** Ogre Butchers are another significant example, the Lore of the Great Maw they use being channeled channelled through some distinctly unwholesome ingredients. The spell Trollguts uses... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well...]]



** Nehekhara is Ancient Egypt. But ever since most of its population was killed off, its actually been ''undead'' Ancient Egypt.

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** Nehekhara is Ancient Egypt. But ever since most of AncientEgypt, with its population was killed off, its actually been ''undead'' Ancient Egypt.concept of {{mumm|y}}ies and {{Nefarious Pharaoh}}s taken to their logical conclusion.



* FunctionalMagic: Runs the whole gamut;
** BackgroundMagicField - the Winds of Magic; Chaos.
** ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve - the Orcs
** DeviceMagic - Magic items in general, but also Dwarf Runesmithing.
** GreenRocks - Warpstone, as used by the Skaven.
** ReligionIsMagic - most of the races, to some degree or other, but especially the Ogres.
** RuleMagic - how it all plays out in-game.
** VancianMagic - the Empire; Necromancers.

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* FunctionalMagic: Runs the whole gamut;
gamut.
** BackgroundMagicField - BackgroundMagicField: the Winds of Magic; Chaos.
** ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve - ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: the Orcs
** DeviceMagic - DeviceMagic: Magic items in general, but also Dwarf Runesmithing.
** GreenRocks - GreenRocks: Warpstone, as used by the Skaven.
** ReligionIsMagic - ReligionIsMagic: most of the races, to some degree or other, but especially the Ogres.
** RuleMagic - RuleMagic: how it all plays out in-game.
** VancianMagic - VancianMagic: the Empire; Necromancers.



* TheHorde: '''Plenty.''' There's the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], the [[{{Beastman}} Beastmen]], the Warriors of Chaos, and occasionally the [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]]. The Orcs and Goblins slaughter and pillage [[BloodKnight because it's fun]], the Beastmen because they hate civilization in general and human civilization in particular with a burning passion, the Warriors of Chaos because they see tearing down civilization as a religious duty of sorts, and the Ogres because sometimes the other avenues of getting [[ImAHumanitarian food]] aren't quick enough.

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* TheHorde: '''Plenty.''' There's the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], the [[{{Beastman}} Beastmen]], the Warriors of Chaos, and occasionally the [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]]. The Orcs and Goblins slaughter and pillage [[BloodKnight because it's fun]], the Beastmen because they hate civilization in general and human civilization in particular with a burning passion, the Warriors of Chaos because they see tearing down civilization as a religious duty of sorts, and the Ogres because sometimes the other avenues of getting [[ImAHumanitarian [[ExtremeOmnivore food]] aren't quick enough.



* ImAHumanitarian: Greenskins, Skaven, and Ogres are cannibals. Skavens because they have a massive overpopulation problem and this is a viable solution, while Ogres are only this because they [[ExtremeOmnivore are not picky about what they eat.]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: Greenskins, Skaven, and Ogres are cannibals. Skavens because they have a massive overpopulation problem and this is a viable solution, while Ogres are only this because they [[ExtremeOmnivore are not picky about what they eat.]]eat anything anyway, so why not?]]



%%**The character type most common in the Empire and Bretonnia.

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%%**The character type most common in ** Empire Witch Hunters. They'll kill people and burn villages if they even suspect them of being tainted by Chaos or unchecked magic users, hav a zero-tolerance policy on dissension within their ranks and periodically go through bouts of their grand masters turning completely paranoid due to senility. They are alternately [[TheFriendNobodyLikes hated]] and [[TheDreaded feared]] by the rest of the Empire as a result. They are aware of their status as this and Bretonnia.don't like it much, but argue that their actions are a grim necessity to ensure the survival of the Empire.



* LawfulStupidChaoticStupid: any of the various races and characters in this game can be seen as one of these alignments. Except Stupid Good, for obvious reasons. You've got Empire Witch Hunters and Lord Mazdamundi (Lawful Stupid), the Skaven (Stupid Evil) and the Orcs & Goblins (Chaotic Stupid or Stupid Evil, depending on your point of view and the time of day).

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* LawfulStupidChaoticStupid: any Any of the various races and characters in this game can be seen as one of these alignments. Except Stupid Good, for obvious reasons.alignments. You've got Empire Witch Hunters and Lord Mazdamundi (Lawful Stupid), the Skaven (Stupid Evil) and the Orcs & Goblins (Chaotic Stupid or Stupid Evil, depending on your point of view and the time of day).



%%* OrderVersusChaos:

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%%* * OrderVersusChaos: Various, but in particular, the Empire vs. the Forces of Chaos, the Dwarfs vs. the Greenskins and the High Elves vs. the Dark Elves.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: From each other, even. There are five known vampire Bloodlines; Von Carstein (classic Dracula-style aristocrats), Lahmian (literal ''FemmeFatale''s), Blood Dragons ({{Blood Knight}}s), Strigoi (their bodies are clearly monstrous, cursed into looking like giant bat-monsters) and Necrarch (MadScientist necromancers who [[LooksLikeOrlok look more or less like Count Orlok]]). The different [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghouls]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombies]] serve vampires, as (respectively) devolved, cannibalistic, but still living humans and shambling, brainless corpses which need magical control to stay upright.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: From each other, even. There are five known vampire Bloodlines; Von Carstein (classic Dracula-style aristocrats), Lahmian (literal ''FemmeFatale''s), Blood Dragons ({{Blood Knight}}s), Strigoi (their bodies are clearly monstrous, cursed (cursed into looking like giant bat-monsters) and Necrarch (MadScientist necromancers who [[LooksLikeOrlok look more or less a lot like Count Orlok]]). The different [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghouls]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombies]] serve vampires, as (respectively) devolved, cannibalistic, but still living humans and shambling, brainless corpses which need magical control to stay upright.



* ShoutOut: Kroq-Gar's dinosaur steed, [[{{Transformers}} Grymloq]].

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* ShoutOut: Kroq-Gar's dinosaur steed, [[{{Transformers}} [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Grymloq]].



** An Ogre Tyrant is quoted as saying his group resolved a dispute with their paymasters by [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk threatening to grind up their bones to make bread]].



* StatusQuoIsGod: Last write up of Storm of Chaos. The Hero of the Empire is on his knees, about to be killed by the Champion of Chaos...only for the Champion of Chaos to get knocked out from behind by someone unrelated. And then both of the villains take their armies and go home. And then the Vampire who was invading in their wake changes his mind too. Why? Cause otherwise the game writers have to alter how the world is set up. Ultimately the timeline was rewound to before the event so that in current lore it never happened at all.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Last write up of Storm of Chaos. The Hero of the Empire is on his knees, about to be killed by the Champion of Chaos... only for the Champion of Chaos to get knocked out from behind by someone unrelated. And then both of the villains take their armies and go home. And then the Vampire who was invading in their wake changes his mind too. Why? Cause otherwise the game writers have to alter how the world is set up. Ultimately the timeline was rewound to before the event so that in current lore it never happened at all.



** In the non [[AxCrazy ax-crazy]] end of the spectrum, the dwarfs have Grimnir and the Empire have Sigmar, Ulric and Myrmidia. Yep, the world is so horrible that humans need three gods associated with warfare to deal with it. Gork and Mork, being [[BloodKnight orc]] deities, would also qualify.

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** In the non [[AxCrazy ax-crazy]] AxCrazy end of the spectrum, the dwarfs have Grimnir and the Empire have Sigmar, Ulric and Myrmidia. Yep, the world is so horrible that humans need three gods associated with warfare to deal with it. Gork and Mork, being [[BloodKnight orc]] deities, would also qualify.


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* WizardDuel: The Imperial Colleges of Magic use ceremonial versions of this to determine the position of Supreme Patriarch.
31st Jan '17 4:20:31 AM HTD
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* TheBattleDidntCount: A big part of why the ''Storm of Chaos'' event was so hated; even though they got their butts conclusively handed to them in the actual battle results, the writers went ahead with their plan of the Chaos armies being unstoppable until a last-minute reversal. It also led to ridiculous compromise plots like the Tomb Kings, who's players had unexpectedly been winning, just wandering off for no reason at the cusp of victory.

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* TheBattleDidntCount: A big part of why the ''Storm Storm of Chaos'' Chaos event was so hated; even though they got their butts conclusively handed to them in the actual battle results, the writers went ahead with their plan of the Chaos armies being unstoppable until a last-minute reversal. It also led to ridiculous compromise plots like the Tomb Kings, who's whose players had unexpectedly been winning, just wandering off for no reason at the cusp of victory.



* BerserkButton: An actual rule for Vlad if Isabella is fielded in the same army as him and killed, he will gain frenzy and hatred against whatever he's fighting against.
** Never ever pay a Dwarf short even a if its just a few penny's, and also never try to mess with their beards. Less you want an army of them to burn down your kingdom.

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* BerserkButton: An actual rule for Vlad if Isabella is fielded in the same army as him and killed, he will gain frenzy and hatred against whatever he's fighting against.
** Never
against. And never ever pay a Dwarf short even a if its just a few penny's, pennies, and also never try to mess with their beards. Less you want an army of them to burn down your kingdom.



* BigBadEnsemble: The forces of evil are pretty decentralized but there exist a number of characters whose plans are on a large enough scale to threaten the entire world. These include: The Witch King; Nagash the {{Necromancer}}; Archaon; some of the more powerful Vampire Counts and several others.
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* BigBadEnsemble: The forces of evil are pretty decentralized but there exist a number of characters whose plans are on a large enough scale to threaten the entire world. These include: The Witch King; Nagash the {{Necromancer}}; Archaon; include Archaon, Nagash, Malekith, some of the more powerful Vampire Counts vampires and several others.
%%* BigBookOfWar
others.



* BornUnderTheSail: The Norsca are naturally good at sailing (being the HeavyMetal version of HornyVikings), repeatedly raiding the equivalents of Europe and Canada. ''Literature/{{Wulfrik}}'' the Wanderer even has a flying longship that can go through the Warp and emerge anywhere he wants it to, leading to his monike "The Inescapable One".

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* BornUnderTheSail: The Norsca Norscans are naturally good at sailing (being the HeavyMetal version of HornyVikings), repeatedly raiding the equivalents of Europe and Canada. ''Literature/{{Wulfrik}}'' Literature/{{Wulfrik}} the Wanderer even has a flying longship that can go through the Warp and emerge anywhere he wants it to, leading to his monike moniker "The Inescapable One".



* CampbellCountry: Ostland in the Empire is a big example. But there's plenty of little villages all over the place with mysterious practices that don't abide strangers.

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* CampbellCountry: CampbellCountry:
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Ostland in the Empire is a big example. But there's plenty of little villages all over the place with mysterious practices that don't abide strangers.



* TheChosenOne: The Everchosen are this as far as the Dark Gods of Chaos are concerned; and are almost always the greatest heroes of the Northern tribes; the sole exception being Archaon, who is neither Norse or Kurgan, but a former citizen of the Empire.
** The Everchosen also has an equal and opposite, who leads the realms of men against Chaos incursions. Magnus and Valten are the most recent.

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* TheChosenOne: The Everchosen are this as far as the Dark Gods of Chaos are concerned; and are almost always the greatest heroes of the Northern tribes; the sole exception being Archaon, who is neither Norse or Kurgan, but a former citizen of the Empire.
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Empire. The Everchosen also has have an equal and opposite, who leads the realms of men against Chaos incursions. Magnus and Valten are the most recent.



* DropTheHammer: Warrior Priests and many dwarfs carry these.
** And, of course, Emperor Karl Franz carries the warhammer that the entire game is named after, Ghal Maraz, originally the warhammer of the first Emperor, Sigmar.

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* DropTheHammer: Warrior Priests and many dwarfs carry these.
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these. And, of course, Emperor Karl Franz carries the warhammer that the entire game is named after, Ghal Maraz, originally the warhammer of the first Emperor, Sigmar.



* GaidenGame: ''[[CityOfAdventure Mordheim]]'' and ''Warmaster'' respectively. ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'' is a skirmish/street fighting game, while ''Warmaster'' is an epic battle game using mini-miniatures to represent giant armies.
** And more Gaiden-y: ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'', which is Warhammer where all the battles are replaced by [[BloodSport extraordinarily violent]] UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball games.

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* GaidenGame: ''[[CityOfAdventure Mordheim]]'' and ''Warmaster'' respectively. ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'' is a skirmish/street fighting game, while ''Warmaster'' is an epic battle game using mini-miniatures to represent giant armies.
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armies. And more Gaiden-y: ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'', which is Warhammer where all the battles are replaced by [[BloodSport extraordinarily violent]] UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball games.



* GoodIsNotNice: The nicest description you could give to High Elves. They're still assholes. This probably comes from being heavily inspired by the [[Literature/TheElricSaga The Bright Empire of Melnibone]], who while mighty and powerful were very alien and amoral compared to everyone else. Thankfully the High Elves have less of the causal nuttiness the Melnibonean's had, mostly because the Dark Elves have it covered.

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* GoodIsNotNice: GoodIsNotNice:
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The nicest description you could give to High Elves. They're still assholes. This probably comes from being heavily inspired by the [[Literature/TheElricSaga The Bright Empire of Melnibone]], Melniboné]], who while mighty and powerful were very alien and amoral compared to everyone else. Thankfully the High Elves have less of the causal nuttiness the Melnibonean's had, mostly because the Dark Elves have it covered.



* GrimUpNorth: The Chaos Wastes. Pretty dark, too, since there's a ''hole to the equivalent of Hell'' at the north pole.
** Norsca and the Kurgan realms are similarly just as bad, because they're the closest to this place. Together, the Chaos Wastes, Norsca, and the Kurgan form the Northern Wastes. The most over-the-top example of this trope ever. Filled with Chaos Vikings, Chaos Mongols and Chaos Vikings and Mongols in cool armour.

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* GrimUpNorth: The Chaos Wastes. Pretty dark, too, since there's a ''hole to the equivalent of Hell'' at the north pole.
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pole. Norsca and the Kurgan realms are similarly just as bad, because they're the closest to this place. Together, the Chaos Wastes, Norsca, and the Kurgan form the Northern Wastes. The most over-the-top example of this trope ever. Filled with Chaos Vikings, Chaos Mongols and Chaos Vikings and Mongols in cool armour.
17th Jan '17 6:20:12 PM 43110
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* BigBad: Averted, really, in that the forces of evil are pretty decentralized. The Witch King? Nagash the necromancer? The Vampire Counts? The Chaos Gods? Take your pick.
* BigBookOfWar

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* BigBad: Averted, really, in that the BigBadEnsemble: The forces of evil are pretty decentralized. decentralized but there exist a number of characters whose plans are on a large enough scale to threaten the entire world. These include: The Witch King? King; Nagash the necromancer? The {{Necromancer}}; Archaon; some of the more powerful Vampire Counts? The Chaos Gods? Take your pick.
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Counts and several others.
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BigBookOfWar
13th Jan '17 9:19:28 PM rmctagg09
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* BornUnderTheSail: The Norsca are naturally good at sailing (being the HeavyMetal version of HornyVikings), repeatedly raiding the equivalents of Europe and Canada. ''Literature/{{Wulfrik}}'' the Wanderer even has a flying longship that can go through the Warp and emerge anywhere he wants it to, leading to his monike "The Inescapable One".
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* TheBattleDidntCount: A big part of why the ''Storm of Chaos'' event was so hated; even though they got their butts conclusively handed to them in the actual battle results, the writers went ahead with their plan of the Chaos armies being unstoppable until a last-minute reversal. It also led to ridiculous compromise plots like the Tomb Kings, who's players had unexpectedly been winning, just wandering off for no reason at the cusp of victory.
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* CastFromCalories: The ogres' spellcasters use Gt Magic, which, well, works on what the ogre has eaten.

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* CastFromCalories: The ogres' ogre's spellcasters use Gt Gut Magic, which, well, works on what the ogre has eaten.
19th Oct '16 7:46:52 AM dlchen145
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** Also, possibly Sigmar, [[spoiler:judging by when you meet his avatar in the chaos wastes in the MMO, is an extreme KnightTemplar and kind of an asshole. Though in fairness a god's avatar does not always represent the whole of his personality. Valten was another avatar of Sigmar and was a well-meaning moron who got by on sheer concentrated {{Badass}} and a HealingFactor.]] [[CrapsackWorld Figures]].

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** Also, possibly Sigmar, [[spoiler:judging by when you meet his avatar in the chaos wastes in the MMO, is an extreme KnightTemplar and kind of an asshole. Though in fairness a god's avatar does not always represent the whole of his personality. Valten was another avatar of Sigmar and was a well-meaning moron who got by on sheer concentrated {{Badass}} badass and a HealingFactor.]] [[CrapsackWorld Figures]].
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* {{Badass}}: Most of the named characters. [[AntiHero Aenarion the Defender]], [[BloodKnight Grimgor Ironhide]], [[AllLovingHero Sigmar]], [[TheAntiChrist Archaon]], [[DemonicPossession Malus Darkblade]], [[RevengeBeforeReason Malekith]], the list is nearly infinite...
** Archaon, the Everchosen of Chaos - so called because he was strong enough to claim the [[http://whfb.lexicanum.com/wiki/Six_Treasures_of_Chaos Six Treasures of Chaos]]. This was very difficult.
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* GunsAkimbo: Models armed with a brace of pistols, such as Empire Pistoliers, have the Multiple Shots (2) special rule meaning that they are able to fire both their weapons at the same target, albeit with a -1 To Hit penalty.
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