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22nd Mar '17 2:51:59 AM Wraithsight
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** And then there are the The Land Ships of Zayth. Entire ''cities'' mounted on tracks big enough to crush battalions of tanks.
18th Mar '17 10:56:03 PM TroperBeDoper
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** The Rhino transport used by both the Loyalist and Traitor Astartes is without a doubt the most ubiquitous and useful vehicle in the entire 41st Millennium. The Rhino was around during mankind's initial colonisation in the galaxy and has changed little in 10,000 years, it can be constructed on planets with even rudimentary industry and can run on any combustible fuel source, from promethium to coal and ''wood''. The Rhino is also a reliable chassis to all sorts of weaponised permutations - the Predator battle tank, the Whirlwind rocket artillery, and the Vindicator siege gun to name a few. Not bad for a mere [[MemeticMutation mehtul]] [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar bawks]].

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** The Rhino transport used by both the Loyalist and Traitor Astartes is without a doubt the most ubiquitous and useful vehicle in the entire 41st Millennium. The Rhino was around during mankind's initial colonisation in the galaxy and has changed little in 10,000 years, it can be constructed on planets with even rudimentary industry and can run on any combustible fuel source, from promethium to coal and ''wood''. The Rhino is also a reliable chassis to all sorts of weaponised permutations - the Predator battle tank, the Whirlwind rocket artillery, and the Vindicator siege gun to name a few. Not bad for a mere [[MemeticMutation mehtul]] [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar bawks]].



* BornUnderTheSail: Among the ''Literature/SpaceWolves'' (Basically SpaceVikings), Engir Krakendoom's tribe are known for being the best sailors, hunting sea monsters with nothing but oars, harpoons and axes. Their skills translate well when SpaceIsAnOcean, and so his Company excels at boarding and ship-to-ship combat.

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* BornUnderTheSail: Among the ''Literature/SpaceWolves'' (Basically SpaceVikings), Space Vikings), Engir Krakendoom's tribe are known for being the best sailors, hunting sea monsters with nothing but oars, harpoons and axes. Their skills translate well when SpaceIsAnOcean, and so his Company excels at boarding and ship-to-ship combat.



** The character of [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Ahzek_Ahriman Ahriman]] experienced this. When Tzeentch picked him to be his herald of Change, he simply 'arranged' matters into giving Ahriman a lifestyle that suited him-- just like he did when he brought the rest of his legion into his fold centuries earlier. Having a MagnificentBastard for a patron deity will do that to you.

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** The character of [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Ahzek_Ahriman Ahriman]] experienced this. When Tzeentch picked him to be his herald of Change, he simply 'arranged' matters into giving Ahriman a lifestyle that suited him-- just like he did when he brought the rest of his legion into his fold centuries earlier. Having a MagnificentBastard for a patron deity will do that to you.
18th Mar '17 5:35:21 AM Yukianesa
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* DecapitatedArmy: Played straight by the Orks[[note]]because Orks are naturally in a state of EnemyCivilWar until some Warboss krumps enough heads to unite some clans into a WAAAGH!, and when the boss is killed the horde will dissolve into its component clans as his underlings fight to take over[[/note]], the Tau[[note]]Ethereals are implied to use a kind of MindControl to inspire and direct other Tau around them, and their deaths make the Tau react badly in [[HeroicBSOD one way]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge or another]][[/note]] and the Tyranids[[note]]because the army is controlled by giant synapse creatures to project the HiveMind and when deprived of this Tyranid organisms return to animalistic instincts and turn on each other[[/note]]. {{Averted|Trope}} quite spectacularly by the Alpha Legion when the Ultramarines went after them during the Horus Heresy; after ([[RiddleOfTheAges possibly]]) killing Alpharius and his top commanders, the Ultramarines were horrified to find that the Alpha Legion ''didn't give a shit'' about the death of their Primarch and pushed the Ultramarines off the planet with near-total casualties.

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* DecapitatedArmy: Played straight by the Orks[[note]]because Orks are naturally in a state of EnemyCivilWar until some Warboss krumps enough heads to unite some clans into a WAAAGH!, and when the boss is killed the horde will dissolve into its component clans as his underlings fight to take over[[/note]], the Tau[[note]]Ethereals are implied to use a kind of MindControl to inspire and direct other Tau around them, and their deaths make the Tau react badly in [[HeroicBSOD one way]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge or another]][[/note]] and the Tyranids[[note]]because the army is controlled by giant synapse creatures to project the HiveMind and when deprived of this Tyranid organisms return to animalistic instincts and turn on each other[[/note]]. {{Averted|Trope}} {{Subverted|Trope}} quite spectacularly by the Alpha Legion when the Ultramarines went after them during the Horus Heresy; after ([[RiddleOfTheAges ([[RiddleForTheAges possibly]]) killing Alpharius and his top commanders, the Ultramarines were horrified to find that the Alpha Legion ''didn't give a shit'' about the death of their Primarch and pushed the Ultramarines off the planet with near-total casualties.
18th Mar '17 5:33:33 AM Yukianesa
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* DecapitatedArmy: Played straight by the Orks[[note]]because Orks are naturally in a state of EnemyCivilWar until some Warboss krumps enough heads to unite some clans into a WAAAGH!, and when the boss is killed the horde will dissolve into its component clans as his underlings fight to take over[[/note]], the Tau[[note]]Ethereals are implied to use a kind of MindControl to inspire and direct other Tau around them, and their deaths make the Tau react badly in [[HeroicBSOD one way]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge or another]][[/note]] and the Tyranids[[note]]because the army is controlled by giant synapse creatures to project the HiveMind and when deprived of this Tyranid organisms return to animalistic instincts and turn on each other[[/note]]. {{Averted|Trope}} quite spectacularly by the Alpha Legion when the Ultramarines went after them during the Horus Heresy; after ([[RiddleOfTheAges possibly]]) killing Alpharius and his top commanders, the Ultramarines were horrified to find that the Alpha Legion ''didn't give a shit'' about the death of their Primarch and pushed the Ultramarines off the planet with near-total casualties.
15th Mar '17 6:45:07 AM morenohijazo
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* GemTissue: Several exist.
** After being exiled into the Webway, Aurelia Malys ran into a crystalline entity and defeated it, ripping out its heart and her own and exchanging the two. Now that the crystal heart beats instead of her own, she has minor precognitive abilities and complete immunity to psyker powers, which she uses to plot the downfall of Asdrubael Vect, who caused her exile in the first place.
** Eldar Farseers slowly turn to crystal as they age due to their connection with their Craftworld's wraithbone (the psychically-active material used by Eldar for their armor, weapons and buildings). Eventually they retire to a special area of the Craftworld where their spirit joins the Craftworld as their body continues to turn into wraithbone.
14th Mar '17 6:51:36 AM MonkeysUnkle1
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** That being said, a mid-sized fleet packs enough massive guns that it could probably break up a planet with sheer weight of fire, if it wanted.
8th Mar '17 6:43:12 PM WillBGood
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** Alpharius and Omegon of the Alpha Legion. [[AmbiguouslyEvil Their "creepiness" is mostly from whether they really converted to Chaos]] as well as the fact that not much is known about them aside from [[MultipleChoicePast contradictory accounts]] and the fact that their legion is so secretive no one really knows their true motives.

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** Alpharius and Omegon of the Alpha Legion. [[AmbiguouslyEvil Their "creepiness" is mostly from [[AmbiguouslyEvil whether they really converted to Chaos]] as well as the fact that not much is known about them aside from [[MultipleChoicePast contradictory accounts]] and the fact that their legion is so secretive no one really knows their true motives.
8th Mar '17 6:42:40 PM WillBGood
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* CreepyChild: The Apex Twins, a minor but memorable background note. Think the girls from ''Film/TheShining'', only ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction omnipotent and deadly]]''.
* CreepyTwins:"[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 These two girls, they make quite a pair. They both come from your worst nightmare. They will haunt your soul forever, and now when you see pink you're gonna think, 'we're doomed'. They are agents of Satan...]]"

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* CreepyChild: CreepyTwins: The Apex Twins, {{Creepy Child}}ren who are a minor but memorable background note. Think the girls from ''Film/TheShining'', only ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction omnipotent and deadly]]''.
* CreepyTwins:"[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000
deadly]]''. "[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 These two girls, they make quite a pair. They both come from your worst nightmare. They will haunt your soul forever, and now when you see pink you're gonna think, 'we're doomed'. They are agents of Satan...]]"
8th Mar '17 9:54:54 AM nombretomado
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** ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' for ''Sharpe'' in the beginning, though they've moved away from that and become more original. Similarly, Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO''' etc. etc.) for ''Flashman'', and his sidekick Jurgen for McAuslan.

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** ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' for ''Sharpe'' in the beginning, though they've moved away from that and become more original. Similarly, Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO''' etc. etc.) for ''Flashman'', and his sidekick Jurgen for McAuslan.Literature/McAuslan.
7th Mar '17 5:52:11 PM ShamusAran
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** Taken to extremes with some weapons mounted on Titans in Apocalypse. In a game where most weapons have Strength ratings from 1 (puny) to 10 (bunker-busting), Titan weapons can have a Strength value of D: short for '''D'''estroyer weapon. A hit with a Destroyer weapon lets you roll a d6 -- 2 or higher automatically gives the target D3 wounds. A 6 can give it [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as many as ''twelve'']]. And keep in mind some of these weapons use a blast marker that's a full 12" in diameter. Apocalyptic indeed.

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** Taken to extremes with some weapons mounted on Titans in Apocalypse. In a game where most weapons have Strength ratings from 1 (puny) to 10 (bunker-busting), Titan weapons can have a Strength value of D: short for '''D'''estroyer weapon. A hit with a Destroyer weapon lets you roll a d6 -- 2 or higher automatically gives the target D3 wounds. A 6 can give it [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as many as ''twelve'']].as]] ''[[UpToEleven twelve]]''. And keep in mind some of these weapons use a blast marker that's a full 12" in diameter. Apocalyptic indeed.
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