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13th Aug '17 9:42:54 AM Farnham
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** Kyril Sindermann, a notable Iterator during the Great Crusade and one of the founders of the Inquisition, lived for over 1,500 years through the use of an ornate suit of Power Armour in conjunction with arcane technologies.
6th Aug '17 8:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil:
** Averted with Tzeentch, god of sorcerers, schemers and backstabbers, and his followers, for who betrayal at the worst possible time means everything is going JustAsPlanned.
** Khorne is the god of battle, rage and blood, and his followers don't consider it treason when they attack their own side (since blood spilled in battle strengthens Khorne). However, one of Khorne's greatest demons attacked him once (due to Tzeentch's manipulations), Khorne ripped his wings off and left him to slaughter for eternity without hope of being taken back.
** Every Imperial unit gets the Hatred special rule when fighting against gue'vasa (human auxiliairies serving in the Tau army). Willingly serving a xenos species is one of the highest forms of treason, never mind that some of them are descended from human worlds abandoned by the Imperium.
29th Jul '17 11:45:31 AM Wyldchyld
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* SpyCatsuit: Several Eldar have one, but it's pretty much standard issue for the Officio Assassinorum agents of the Imperium. Some employ chameleon-like mimicry abilities, others have no special reason for this apart from being FetishFuel. In one of the ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' novels, this tendency is repeatedly {{lampshaded}} when several characters can't keep their eyes from the girl-assassin brought up by a [[ChainsawGood rather]] [[KillItWithFire puritanical]] [[SexIsEvil sect]] who would most likely kill them if she had any idea ''why'' they looked at her like that.

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* SpyCatsuit: Several Eldar have one, but it's pretty much standard issue for the Officio Assassinorum agents of the Imperium. Some employ chameleon-like mimicry abilities, others have no special reason for this apart from being FetishFuel.fetishes. In one of the ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' novels, this tendency is repeatedly {{lampshaded}} when several characters can't keep their eyes from the girl-assassin brought up by a [[ChainsawGood rather]] [[KillItWithFire puritanical]] [[SexIsEvil sect]] who would most likely kill them if she had any idea ''why'' they looked at her like that.



** FetishFuel examples: Dark Eldar Agonisers and Sisters of Battle "Mistresses"
27th Jul '17 3:46:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RedshirtArmy: The Imperial Guardsmen are ordinary humans in a world filled with genetically engineered {{Super Soldier}}s in both religious-fanatic and daemon-corrupted flavours, [[RobotWar unstoppable death robots]], and aliens with horribly lethal weapons and/or terrifying PsychicPowers. They are surprisingly GenreSavvy about this, meaning that infantry have crap morale because they know exactly how expendable they are. Of course, [[YouHaveFailedMe Commissars]] are there to solve that little problem.

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* RedshirtArmy: The Imperial Guardsmen are ordinary humans in a world filled with genetically engineered {{Super Soldier}}s in both religious-fanatic and daemon-corrupted flavours, [[RobotWar unstoppable death robots]], and aliens with horribly lethal weapons and/or terrifying PsychicPowers. They are surprisingly GenreSavvy about aware of this, meaning that infantry have crap morale because they know exactly how expendable they are. Of course, [[YouHaveFailedMe Commissars]] are there to solve that little problem.
24th Jul '17 8:01:01 AM PlasmaTalon
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** A player must have models on the table to continue playing. A recent errata has stated that Fliers and Fortifications alone do not count. Since Fliers can only provide air support and there needs to be a ground force of some kind present, while Fortifications are useless without someone to man them.
23rd Jul '17 3:39:54 PM nombretomado
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** Weapon ranges suffer from this trope, particularly where artillery is concerned. Even the game's longest-ranged artillery pieces, which can fire over 100" (8+ feet, which can easily hit anything anywhere on a standard-sized table) is laughably short-ranged even compared to WW2-era artillery. Justified in that if it was scaled realistically, the artillery range would be measured in real-life city blocks (perfect for those games of Apocalypse you're playing by telephone).

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** Weapon ranges suffer from this trope, particularly where artillery is concerned. Even the game's longest-ranged artillery pieces, which can fire over 100" (8+ feet, which can easily hit anything anywhere on a standard-sized table) is laughably short-ranged even compared to WW2-era [=WW2=]-era artillery. Justified in that if it was scaled realistically, the artillery range would be measured in real-life city blocks (perfect for those games of Apocalypse you're playing by telephone).
21st Jul '17 4:03:44 PM DrVonOppendown
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* SituationalDamageAttack: [[GravitySucks Graviton weapons]], by virtue of crushing their target inside their own armor via a sudden localized gravity spike, deal damage based on the targets armor save (and thus how heavy it is to begin with.) Absolutely excellent for killing Tau Battlesuits and Mega Armored Orks, almost worthless against Guardsmen or smaller Tyranids.



** The Imperium bans any technological advancement, partly as part of their reverence for old tech in their religion, with beliefs of StatusQuoIsGod.

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** The Imperium bans any technological advancement, partly as part of their reverence for old tech in their religion, with beliefs of StatusQuoIsGod. Some Mechanicus adepts get around this by claiming to have "discovered" their latest inventions, which has the added benefit of being technically true, just with a different use of the word.
21st Jul '17 3:39:04 PM DrVonOppendown
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** The Ork "Battle Moon" that was warped into orbit above Terra during the War of the Beast, which was literally a moon hollowed out and filled with Orks and machinery. While it actually ''is'' a moon, its definitely not a regular one.
21st Jul '17 2:57:47 PM DrVonOppendown
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* WorldGoneMad: Creeps into this territory at times-- the universe is a CrapsackWorld taken to such a ludicrous extent that one sometimes wonders if the setting hasn't well and truly lost its marbles.

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* WorldGoneMad: Creeps into this territory at times-- the universe is a CrapsackWorld taken to such a ludicrous extent that one sometimes wonders if the setting hasn't well and truly lost its marbles. It's strongly hinted that the entire reason the galaxy is the insanely awful place that it is, is because the Gods of Chaos exist.
20th Jul '17 4:32:11 PM DrVonOppendown
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* WhereItAllBegan: The fate of the Imperium has turned more than once on the system of Ullanor and the Orks who infest it. First, it was here that Horus was crowned Warmaster after purging the Orks, and the events of the Horus Heresy were inexorably set in motion. A thousand years later, The War of the Beast brought Terra itself to its knees until the Imperium brought the fight to the Beast itself, once again on Ullanor. [[spoiler:Nine thousand years after that, during which time the system was renamed Armageddon, Angron and the World Eaters returned to what was once Ullanor, beginning the First War for Armageddon. Then Ghazkull, perhaps guided by Gork and Mork themselves, follows in the footsteps of the Beast, and wages the Second and Third Wars for Armageddon.]]
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