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17th May '16 11:15:13 PM darkknight109
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* TheNecrocracy: The Necrons are a futuristic version of the trope. They're an updated version of the Tomb Kings from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', an entire race of the spirits of long-dead aliens encased in metal skeletons by their divine overlords. They inhabit the dead Tomb Worlds in the galaxy, and have a carefully structured imperial hierarchy, with Necron soldiers at the bottom, Necron Phaerons and (Over)Lords in the middle, and the godlike star beings the C'Tan at the top.

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The Necrons are a futuristic version of the trope. They're an updated version of the Tomb Kings from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', an entire race of the spirits of long-dead aliens encased in metal skeletons by their divine overlords. They inhabit the dead Tomb Worlds in the galaxy, and have a carefully structured imperial hierarchy, with Necron soldiers at the bottom, Necron Phaerons and (Over)Lords in the middle, and the godlike star beings the C'Tan at the top.top.
** The Iyanden Eldar are a slightly downplayed example. Previously one of the most well-populated craftworlds, after an attack by Hive Fleet Kraken wiped out nearly all of the living Eldar on the worldship the Iyanden Eldar had to raise large numbers of them as wraithbone constructs (something that the Eldar consider akin to necromancy and, thus, only resort to in the most desperate of times) in order to defend themselves from subsequent attacks. While most normal craftworlds return the spirit stones of wraithbone constructs back to the infinity circuits after battle, the Iyanden Eldar discovered, to their horror, that they were largely unable to do so. The wraithbone constructs now freely roam the halls of the ship, treated with a mix of respect, sorrow, and fear by their living kin, and entire wings of Iyanden were taken over by them. They are now included on war councils by the Farseers and seem to hold councils of their own, with none of the living in attendance.
17th May '16 11:06:08 PM darkknight109
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* PlantAliens: The Orks, believe it or not. Well, technically they fall somewhere between this and MushroomMan - they reproduce via spores (which is something fungi do, not plants), but they also have chlorophyll in their skin and can photosynthesize (which is something plants do, not fungi).
17th May '16 7:16:57 PM darkknight109
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* NonStandardGameOver: A handful have popped up, most notably in the Necron's (now defunct) "Phase Out" rule. If the Necrons lost more than 75% of their starting number of models with the "Necron" rule, the rest of the army immediately teleported away and the opponent was granted an automatic victory, regardless of other factors.



** The most infamous and frequently referenced is the fate of the two lost Space Marine legions.

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** The most infamous and frequently referenced is the fate of the two lost Space Marine legions.legions and their Primarchs.
3rd May '16 10:05:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: The Primarchs, Mortarion especially.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: The Primarchs, Mortarion especially.
30th Apr '16 2:09:42 PM TARINunit9
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* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Zigzagged all over the spectrum. Every laser weapon (lasgun, lascanon) has a kinetic equivalent (autogun, battle cannon) in terms of raw damage, though not always in the same battlefield role. Played lovingly straight by the Tau's MagneticWeapons, bar none the best mass-produced tank-hunting weapons the galaxy has seen.
22nd Apr '16 9:49:31 PM WillBGood
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* ThePaladin: Deconstructed with the Grey Knights, who exemplify GoodIsNotSoft to the point that many might not consider them good. They are a monotask force that specializes in fighting the forces of Chaos at any cost. At ''any'' cost-- taken to the point where they are known to exterminate friendlies if it would somehow aid them in fighting daemons, or kill off[[/=]mindwipe entire populations to keep [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow certain pieces of forbidden knowledge]] as forgotten as they can make it. They do these things out of extreme pragmatism, because they know that, for the citizens of the Imperium, better to be dead than to be damned. [[BlackAndGrayMorality "Grey" Knights]] indeed.

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* ThePaladin: Deconstructed with the Grey Knights, who exemplify GoodIsNotSoft to the point that many might not consider them good. They are a monotask force that specializes in fighting the forces of Chaos at any cost. At ''any'' cost-- taken to the point where they are known to exterminate friendlies if it would somehow aid them in fighting daemons, or kill off[[/=]mindwipe off[=/=]mindwipe entire populations to keep [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow certain pieces of forbidden knowledge]] as forgotten as they can make it. They do these things out of extreme pragmatism, because they know that, for the citizens of the Imperium, better to be dead than to be damned. [[BlackAndGrayMorality "Grey" Knights]] indeed.
10th Mar '16 4:39:38 PM damus2300
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*PyrrhicVictory
** The Necrons defeated the Old Ones and enslaved the C'Tan but their resources were drained and the Eldar and the Orks were multiplying too fast to be dealt with so the Necrons went into cryostasis hoping the younger races would just die out. The Necrons have awoken but there are still too many living races around.
** The Horus Heresy is defeated but The Emperor is incapacitated, most of the loyalist Primarchs are dead and the Imperium's reorganization would twist The Emperor's utopian vision into an Orwellian nightmare of epic proportions.
3rd Mar '16 8:45:20 PM WillBGood
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* PlanetOfHats: Applies to several races to try and reduce their SeparateButIdentical nature.

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* PlanetOfHats: Applies to several races (and in the case of humans, military units) to try and reduce their SeparateButIdentical nature.
3rd Mar '16 8:44:25 PM WillBGood
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** And there's [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Legienstrasse Legienstrasse]], the first and last graduate of the Maeorus Assassin Temple. Heavily modified so she could [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} absorb biomass through her skin and rapidly mutate any natural weapon she needs in battle]], she decided she no longer want to bow to the Imperium and went rogue. Massive manhunt was launched against her, and in the process she took on Captain Lysander of the Imperial Fist, Assault Marine Squad, 1st Company Veterans, Grandmaster of the Culexus Temple and Grandmaster of the Vindicare Temple. ''[[OhCrap She won.]]'' A second manhunt was called, which succeeded after a grueling fight and repeatedly smashing her body with a Thunder Hammer until none is left but fine dust.

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** And there's [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Legienstrasse Legienstrasse]], the first and last graduate of the Maeorus Assassin Temple. Heavily modified so she could [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} absorb biomass through her skin and rapidly mutate any natural weapon she needs in battle]], she decided she no longer want to bow to the Imperium and went rogue. Massive A massive manhunt was launched against her, and in the process she took on Captain Lysander of the Imperial Fist, Assault Marine Squad, 1st Company Veterans, Grandmaster of the Culexus Temple and Grandmaster of the Vindicare Temple. ''[[OhCrap She won.]]'' A second manhunt was called, which succeeded after a grueling fight and by repeatedly smashing her body with a Thunder Hammer until none is left but fine dust.



* PhantasySpelling: Chaos "daemons" might or might not be an example of this. The word technically means "minor deity", but since that's what a lot of daemons actually ''are''.

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* PhantasySpelling: Chaos "daemons" might or might not be an example of this. The word technically means "minor deity", but since that's what a lot of daemons actually ''are''.''are''...
3rd Mar '16 8:40:17 PM WillBGood
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* ThePaladin: Deconstructed with the Grey Knights, who exemplify GoodIsNotSoft to the point that many might not consider them good. They are a monotask force that specializes in fighting the forces of Chaos at any cost. "At ''any'' cost" taken to the point where they are known to exterminate friendlies if it would somehow aid them in fighting daemons; or killing off or mindwiping entire populations to keep [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow certain pieces of forbidden knowledge]] as forgotten as they can make it. Doing these things out of extreme pragmatism, because they know that, for the citizens of the Imperium, better to be dead than to be damned. [[BlackAndGrayMorality "Grey" Knights]] indeed.

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* ThePaladin: Deconstructed with the Grey Knights, who exemplify GoodIsNotSoft to the point that many might not consider them good. They are a monotask force that specializes in fighting the forces of Chaos at any cost. "At At ''any'' cost" cost-- taken to the point where they are known to exterminate friendlies if it would somehow aid them in fighting daemons; daemons, or killing off or mindwiping kill off[[/=]mindwipe entire populations to keep [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow certain pieces of forbidden knowledge]] as forgotten as they can make it. Doing They do these things out of extreme pragmatism, because they know that, for the citizens of the Imperium, better to be dead than to be damned. [[BlackAndGrayMorality "Grey" Knights]] indeed.
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