History TearJerker / HorusHeresy

12th Feb '18 3:24:58 PM Farnham
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* The scene where the virus bombs get dropped in ''Flight of the Eisenstein''. Death Guard captain Ullis Temeter and Dreadnought Fal-Huron try to get their own troops to the shelters. Fal tells Temeter to get in as well, since his Dreadnought armor will protect him from the virus. Temeter tells him to eff off as he shoves one last marine into the shelter, then locks the door. As the bombs drop, Temeter realizes that Fal has a couple of cracks in his armor that means the virus will still get him anyway, and the two exchange "you too, huh" one-liners before dying. Made worse by the fact that the defining trait of the Death Guard is their resilience to toxins and disease. Hell, the fate of the entire Death Guard legion could qualify - the traitors got lost in the warp and caught by Nurgle, who made a mockery of their vaunted immune systems. The loyalists become the Inquisition, arguably one of the reasons why life in the Imperium sucks as much as it does.

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* The scene where the virus bombs get dropped in ''Flight of the Eisenstein''. Death Guard captain Ullis Temeter and Dreadnought Fal-Huron Huron-Fal try to get their own troops to the shelters. Fal Huron-Fal tells Temeter to get in as well, since his Dreadnought armor will protect him from the virus. Temeter tells him to eff off as he shoves one last marine into the shelter, then locks the door. As the bombs drop, Temeter realizes that Fal Huron-Fal has a couple of cracks in his armor that armor, which means the virus will still get him anyway, and the two exchange "you too, huh" one-liners before dying.Huron-Fal overloads his Dreadnought's reactor to give them both a quick death and allow them to die in their own terms. Made worse by the fact that the defining trait of the Death Guard is their resilience to toxins and disease. Hell, the fate of the entire Death Guard legion could qualify - the traitors got lost in the warp and caught by Nurgle, who made a mockery of their vaunted immune systems. The loyalists become the Inquisition, arguably one of the reasons why life in the Imperium sucks as much as it does.
31st Jan '18 10:03:10 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** One of the saddest scenes is that Leman Russ actually ''tried'' to call to Magnus to surrender... but it was through Kasper Hawser, whom they sought was an unwitting spy of Thousand Sons (but he was of Chaos). Only after Prospero's destruction did they learn the truth... but it was too late for both Legions.

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** One of the saddest scenes is that Leman Russ actually ''tried'' to call to Magnus to surrender... but it was through Kasper Hawser, whom they sought Vlka Fenrika thought was an unwitting spy of Thousand Sons (but he was of Chaos). Only after Prospero's destruction did they learn the truth... but it was too late for both Legions.
31st Jan '18 10:02:26 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** One of the saddest scenes is that Leman Russ actually ''tried'' to call to Magnus to surrender... but it was through Kasper Hawser, whom they sought was an unwitting spy of Thousand Sons (but he was of Chaos). Only after Prospero's destruction did they learn the truth... but it was too late for both Legions.
24th Sep '17 9:18:20 PM darkknight109
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** Magnus's MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment may be one of the most poignant in the entire series. In the previous scene, he executes his plan to warn the Emperor of Horus's treachery, using a powerful spell fuelled by his most potent sorcerers and their thralls to shatter the anti-psyker wards the Emperor had erected in the base of the palace. This was to be his greatest triumph, his proof to his father that Nikea was wrong and that psychic powers could be used for good. It all goes wrong in the most terrible way possible - as Magnus manifests as a horrible monster beneath Terra, he and the Emperor's minds touch upon one another and Magnus realizes that he has just completely scuppered the Emperor's plans. His intrusion had destroyed the delicate wards holding the Warp back and sundered any chance for the Emperor to complete his greatest work; his treachery had closed off a future where he was to use the awesome might of the Golden Throne to help humanity rule the stars; worst of all, he knew he and his legion were going to be hunted down and destroyed by the Space Wolves for their defiance of the Emperor's will. Upon returning to his corporeal body, he flees to his chambers and destroys them in a guilt-wracked rage, before beginning to lay out the plans to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath render Prospero defenceless]].
24th Sep '17 8:18:36 PM darkknight109
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** To add another layer of HarsherInHindsight to this, it's subsequently revealed that Guilliman wanted no part in the punishment, as he considered it excessive and needlessly humiliating. Even when Lorgar strikes him in fury, Guilliman's only response is to tell his brother to return to his ship - Roboute actually felt sorry for his brother, but duty compelled him to obey his father's commands, even though it earned him Lorgar's eternal enmity (which would result in many of Guilliman's own worlds suffering the Word Bearers' depredations later in the Heresy).
10th Aug '17 4:12:55 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Worse: he tried to prevent the future when he and some of his brothers would be condemned and forgotten, and his "father" would be worshipped as god ... only to cause exactly this by his rebellion.



* The short story ''After De'shea'', where Angron is so furious over being taken from his band of rebel gladiators he can't properly form a coherent sentence. You know that this guy goes traitor and becomes the leader of the most psychotic group of warriors in an army of psychopaths, but when he's struggling with his loss over his friends, his brothers and sisters, you don't see the Daemon Prince who will burn seventy sectors or doom Armageddon...you see someone who just lost the only family he ever knew. It's really sad.

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* The short story ''After De'shea'', where Angron is so furious over being taken from his band of rebel gladiators he can't properly form a coherent sentence. You know that this guy goes traitor and becomes the leader of the most psychotic group of warriors in an army of psychopaths, but when he's struggling with his loss over his friends, his brothers and sisters, you don't see the Daemon Prince who will burn seventy sectors or doom Armageddon... you see someone who just lost the only family he ever knew. It's really sad.



** [[spoiler: Sanguinius finds out through Cruze and the Lion that he is going to die and what does he do he just accepts it and says "To die at Horus's hand is a fate I gladly accept, if it means that the Emperor yet lives ad fights for mankind, I would speed to this confrontation on the swiftest of wings if it means the enduring reign of the Emperor." This guy now knew he would die but was ready to do so regardless of it, also a chapter or more before that the Lion after getting kicked out of Imperium Secundus, he wonders if he had not been blinded by his hunt for Cruze would he have been able to save Sanguinius. Despite being banished by said brother he still wanted save him and blames himself for not being able to.]]

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** [[spoiler: Sanguinius finds out through Cruze and the Lion that he is going to die and what does he do he just accepts it and says "To die at Horus's hand is a fate I gladly accept, if it means that the Emperor yet lives ad and fights for mankind, I would speed to this confrontation on the swiftest of wings if it means the enduring reign of the Emperor." This guy now knew he would die but was ready to do so regardless of it, also a chapter or more before that the Lion after getting kicked out of Imperium Secundus, he wonders if he had not been blinded by his hunt for Cruze would he have been able to save Sanguinius. Despite being banished by said brother he still wanted save him and blames himself for not being able to.]]
16th Jul '17 11:15:06 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* The kickstarter of the Horus Heresy: the destruction of Monarchia and the humiliation of the Word Bearers Legion. Imagine Lorgar and his Legion, who loved the Emperor so much that he believed he was a god, even writing a book that argued that same point, and went from world to world proselytizing his religion, building grand cathedrals and inspiring masses of people. How did the Emperor respond to their efforts? By having the city of Monarchia (people included), one of the Word Bearer's crowning achievements, burned to ash by their rival Roboute Guilliman and his Ultramarines, and then forcing the entire legion to kneel in the ruins of the city, and then condeming the Word Bearers for their efforts, (efforts, by the way, had been allowed to occur for the better part of a century)[[note]]Technically speaking, The Ultramarines ordered the people to evacuate the city, gunning down those who resisted. However by the time the Word Bearers arrived to the planet, only seven survivors were found.[[/note]]. and say that they all pretty much were failures, with the implication that they better straighten up or they would be purged from existence. Whatever your beliefs or philosophies, it's heartbreaking for a sincere devout son to be slapped down so hard (and perhaps unsurprising that Lorgar's reaction to such would be fury and hate). Seems that a lot of the Horus Heresy could have been avoided if the Emperor treated his Primarchs more like people instead of just soldiers.

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* The kickstarter of the Horus Heresy: the destruction of Monarchia and the humiliation of the Word Bearers Legion. Imagine Lorgar and his Legion, who loved the Emperor so much that he believed he was a god, even writing a book that argued that same point, and went from world to world proselytizing his religion, building grand cathedrals and inspiring masses of people. How did the Emperor respond to their efforts? By having the city of Monarchia (people included), one of the Word Bearer's crowning achievements, burned to ash by their rival Roboute Guilliman and his Ultramarines, and then forcing the entire legion to kneel in the ruins of the city, and then condeming the Word Bearers for their efforts, (efforts, by the way, efforts (which had been allowed to occur for the better part of a century)[[note]]Technically speaking, The Ultramarines ordered the people to evacuate the city, gunning down those who resisted. However by the time the Word Bearers arrived to the planet, only seven survivors were found.[[/note]]. [[/note]], and say that they all pretty much were failures, with the implication that they better straighten up or they would be purged from existence. Whatever your beliefs or philosophies, it's heartbreaking for a sincere devout son to be slapped down so hard (and perhaps unsurprising that Lorgar's reaction to such would be fury and hate). Seems that a lot of the Horus Heresy could have been avoided if the Emperor treated his Primarchs more like people instead of just soldiers.
25th Jun '17 3:35:11 PM bluntblade
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** Not that Ilya's response doesn't cut hard as well:
-->'''Ilya''':[[spoiler: Not you! Anyone but you!]]


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** It gets even heavier as Jaghatai tries to process what is happening. [[spoiler: the last of the friends he had on Chogoris is gone, and he is left alone, watching his Legion die.]]
22nd Apr '17 4:38:00 PM ryoken81
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*** Rogal Dorn, who has always been seen as the most hardened and stoic among the Primarchs, basically going through disbelief, rage, despair and finally mourning as he faces Horus betrayal; he rages against Garro and Qruze and confronts Keeler, but as the image stream of Oliton's memory is presented to him, he finally realizes and admits the truth. Keeler drives further the power of the scene later, as she sums it up perfectly: The truth has broken up Dorn's hearth, and killed the memory, admiration, loyalty and love he had for his commander and brother, forever.
11th Mar '17 3:18:29 PM Drgonzo
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** While learning to use the Pharos to illuminate far off worlds, Polux involuntarily turns the Pharos to see his primarch, Rogal Dorn. Polux begins desperately crying out "My Lord! My Lord! Hear your son!" before the vision vanishes. The last thing he shouts before Dorn disappears from his sight? [[spoiler: ''"Father!"'']] The text notes that he is near to outright tears.
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