People belonging to the Ultramarines, both on the Tabletop game, the animated film, and in the novel series by Graham McNeill
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One of the twenty Primarch created by the Emperor of Mankind, he and his brothers were scattered to the stars by the Chaos Gods to preventing the coming of the Imperium. Landing on Macragge, the boy was found by Konor Guilliman, one of the two Consuls of Macragge, who named him Roboute and raised him as a son. Quickly growing to manhood, Roboute helped to pacify Macragge's wild men. After returning from a campaign, Roboute found that his father's co-consul had launched a coup and killed Konor over his anti-aristocratic policies. Roboute avenged his adoptive-father and became sole Consul of Macragge, rewarding those who showed merit and skill and ignoring aristocratic privileges. By the time the Emperor found Macragge, Roboute had ruled for five years and established an alliance of mutual aide with eight other star systems, forming the future realm of Ultramar. Roboute was made commander of the XIII Legion of the Adeptus Astartes, redubbed the Ultramarines.
During the Great Crusade, the Ultramarines and the Luna Wolves were the largest and most efficient of the Space Marine legions. However, Guilliman earned the eternal hatred of Lorgar of the Word Bearers when the Ultramarines were ordered to destroy the city of Monarchia as part of the Emperor's rebuke of Primarch Lorgar spreading the Cult of the Emperor. The Word Bearers would launch a surprise attack on Calth, but were eventually repulsed, delaying Guilliman from reinforcing the Emperor at the Siege of Terra. As his Legion suffered few losses during the Horus Heresy
, Guilliman emerged as the most powerful Primarch in the aftermath of the Emperor's ascension to the Golden Throne. Assuming the post of Lord Commander of the Imperium, Guilliman formed the High Lords of Terra to rule in the Emperor's name and published the Codex Astartes, breaking down the nine loyalist legions into one thousand strong chapters. During a battle with the fallen Primarch Fulgrim of the Emperor's Children, Guilliman was slashed across the throat. He was placed in a stasis field and placed in a shrine on Macragge, where pilgrims visiting hold that he is healing.
Marneus Augustus Calgar
Marneus Augustus Calgar is the Chapter Master of the Ultramarines and Lord of Macragge, leading both the Ultramarines and the realm of Ultramar. He has served in this position for over three hundred years.
- Ancestral Weapon: The Gauntlets of Ultramar, a pair of Power Fists with bolters attached to them.
- Badass: Again, fans tend to ignore it following Ward's take on things, but it's there:
- Big Good
- Cyborg: Lost all four limbs and most of his body during the First Tyrannic War.
- Gentle Giant
- My Greatest Failure: Failing to kill M'kar, and simply binding it in the Indomitable.
- And failing to stop Hive Fleet Behemoth from slaughtering the Entire First Company during The Battle of Macragge.
- Nice Guy: Hell yes, especially by Imperial standards.
- Nice to the Waiter: Will treat you with dignity and resepct, whether you are a Marine, a Lord, or even a Common Human Serf.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
The Chief Librarian of the Ultramarines. So far he is the only psyker in the Imperium who has been able to make contact with the Tyrannid Hive Mind.
Captain of the First Company, and by virtue of his post Regent of Ultramar. Former Captain of the Second Company, he was promoted to First Captain after the Battle of Macragge saw the death of the entire First Company.
- The Captain
- Number Two: Officially, as First Captain, but Calgar's more likely successor is Sicarius. Which doesn't please Agemman at all.
- The Rival: With Sicarius
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Actually sympathized with Uriel's decisions over violating the Codex Astartes, but realized that the Codex is needed to keep them on the straight and narrow, or risk becoming like Chaos Space Marines.
- The Stoic: Unless you do something to dishonor the Ultramarines or the First Company, in which case he gets really emotional.
- You Are in Command Now: Of the First Company.
Captain of the Second Company, he was promoted to his position after Agemman was promoted to First Captain.
- BFS: His Tempest Blade.
- Beyond the Impossible: He killed what amounts to a god, in single combat; a transcendent c'tan By cheating and using a Vortex bomb.
- The Captain
- Glory Seeker: Some suspect him of this in trying to succeed Marneus Calgar as Chapter Master. He's pretty defensive about such implications, though.
- It's Personal: His dislike of Ventris is due to blaming him for the death of Idaeus who Cato served as Champion.
- Large Ham
- Lightning Bruiser
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen
- My Greatest Failure: the fall of Damnos.
- The Rival: With Agemman.
- Sword and Gun: A simple plasma pistol in one hand, the Tallassarian Tempest Blade in the other.
- Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: Cato Sicarius, Captain of the Ultramarines Second Company, Master of The Watch, Knight Champion of Macragge, Grand Duke of Talassar, High Suzerain of Ultramar, and Master of the Household.
- Why do you keep changing wargear: Has no less than three canon models, one with twin lighting claws, the assult on black reach captain (bolter and power sword) and current (plasma pistol and the Templest Blade).
The Master of Sanctity (head of the Chaplaincy) of the Ultramarines. Having served in the position for over four hundred years, he is one of the few people who can still refer to Lord Calgar as "young Marneus".
The Veteran Sergeant of the 10th Company, having served under three Chapter Masters and many of the Chapter's greatest heroes.
The Protagonist of the Ultramarines novels by Graham McNeill
. He became Captain of the 4th company after the death of his predecessor, Idaeus.
- The Atoner: For violating the Codex Astartes on Tarsis Ultra.
- The Captain
- Country Mouse: Being from Calth Uriel him seem unsophisticated in the eyes of Macragge natives like Learchus, which contributed to the friction between them when they were aspirants.
- Electronic Eyes: After surviving a shot to the head by the Newborn, all he gets for it is a shiny new bionic eye.
- Field Promotion: Received one from Idaeus, which was confirmed by Calgar.
- The Hero
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Uses a power sword.
- Honor Before Reason: Refuses to employ Exterminatus on planets which can still be saved. This ends up backfiring on the Imperium spectacularly. Also why he went on the Deathwatch mission to the Hive Ship instead of staying with his company.
- It Was a Gift: His power sword was previously wielded by his predecessor, Idaeus.
- Made of Iron: Even by Space Marine standards Uriel has the habit of surviving things which should outright kill him. These include being shot in the face at point blank range, being tortured by the Iron Warriors and having all the blood in his body simultaneously clot.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Partially responsible for unleashing the Nightbringer back on the galaxy. And for your information, the Nightbringer is the entity who instilled the fear of death in sentient beings at the dawn of creation.
- Suicide Mission: Is sent on a death oath to destroy daemon wombs on Medrengard. And succeeds.
- Was It Really Worth It?: Asks himself this after meeting a normal Guardsman on Tarsis Ultra, in giving up the chance of a normal life, and decides that yes, it was.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: They're the Emperor's subjects, and the Ultramarines are meant to be their defenders.
A Veteran Sergeant in the Ultramarines 4th company, and Uriel's best friend.
A Veteran Sergeant in the 4th Company, and once Uriel's main rival at Agisalus.
Lord Admiral and Master of the Fleet of Ultramar, a title which traditionally goes to the Captain of the Fourth Company, but which Uriel gave to Tiberius.
Chaplain of the 4th Company.
The Apothecary of the 4th Company.
A Tactical Sergeant in the 2nd Company.
The former Captain of the 4th company, and mentor of Uriel Ventris.
Imperium of Man
An Adept of the Administratum, sent to assess Pavonis's inability to pay its tithes to the Imperium. Secretly a member of the Inquisition.
The Governor of Pavonis in Nightbringer
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Is beaten to death by Prelate Culla. Even Sharben, who notes that she would have died anyway, thought it was a cruel punishment and that she should have died quickly.
- Face-Heel Turn: In Courage and Honour.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her attempts to get the Tau to repair Pavonis only led to the planet becoming a permanent military outpost.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She honestly wanted the Tau to help the planet recover from the horrifying cartel war that had happened. Unfortunately, such an action is punishable by death and inadvertently leads to even more fighting.
An Adept of the Administratum sent with Ario Barzano.
Kasmir de Valtos
The head of the de Valtos cartel on Pavonis. Was tortured by the Dark Eldar but survived.
The head of the Adeptus Arbites on Pavonis.
A member of the Adeptus Arbites on Pavonis.
An Inquisitor Lord of the Ordo Xenos, who has persecuted the war against the Tyrannids for two hundred and fifty years.
A Captain of the Imperial Fists and leader of the Deathwatch kill team on Tarsis Ultra.
The Fabricator-Marshal of Tarsis Ultra.
A Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicus serving Kryptman on Tarsis Ultra. Later returns to help the Ultramarines fight the Bloodborn.
Former Captain of the Raven Guard's 4th Company. Exiled for an unspecified crime and sentenced to death.
The Lord of the Unfleshed
The leader of the Unfleshed, once a human boy who was a failed birth of the Daemonculaba on Medrengard.
The Governor of Salinas and former CO of the Achaman Falcatas.
- A Million Is a Statistic: As a quartermaster, he was used to thinking of war in terms of mathematics and statistics with little regard for the human element. This mindset carried over to both his command of the Falcatas and his governorship of Salinas.
- Beard of Evil
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Sylvanus Thayer in The Killing Ground.
- Egopolis: He renamed the capital of Salinas 'Barbadus' after he installed himself as Planetary Governor.
- Evil Overlord: Absolutely.
- Governor Evil
- Karmic Death: Is ripped to shreds by the dead of Khartuian.
- Lack of Empathy: See A Million Is a Statistic. To Barbaden, human lives mean little, and to accomplish his goals he is willing to go to any lengths necessary without any regard for the cost of lives, either the enemy's or his own.
- We Have Reserves: And you thought the Generals of the Imperial Guard took this troop and ran with it.
- You Are in Command Now: He was originally the Falcatas' quartermaster, and only became commander of the regiment when its previous commanding officer was killed in the field.
The founder of the Sons of Salinas, who was brutally injured during the final battle.
The former commander of the Screaming Eagles company of the Achaman Falcatas, promoted to Colonel of the Salinas PDF after Barbaden became Governor.
The former Commissar of the Falctas and Chief of Police of Barbadus.
The leader of the Sons of Salinas following Thayer's death.
A Brother-Captain of the Grey Knights, who leads the investigation of Salinas.
The nephew of Mykola Shonai, and her successor as Governor.
An Inquisitor of the Ordo Malleus, sent to assist the Ultramarines in the war with the Bloodborn.
Captain of the Raven Guard's 4th Company, sent to arrest Vaanes.
A Dark Eldar Archon and Space Pirate
One of the C'Tan, the star gods of the Nercons.
The lead Ethereal of the Tau invasion of Pavonis.
Forces of Chaos
A Warsmith of the Iron Warriors, and villain protagonist of McNeill's Iron Warriors
A Captain of the Iron Warriors, and Honsou's lieutenant.
A possessed Chaos Space Marine among the Iron Warriors.
A Warsmith of the Iron Warriors, who engages in a war with Honsou for refusing to share gene-seed from Hydra Cordatus.
- Badass Cape
- Gorn: Refuses to clean the blood off his gauntlets as a sign of his ability. He's been alive since the Horus Heresy. That's a lot of blood.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Which is how Honsou convinces Berossus's men to join him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Berossus's red.
A Chaos Dreadnought and Warsmith of the Iron Warriors, who engages in a war with Honsou for refusing to share gene-seed from Hydra Cordatus.
A Daemon Prince of Khorne, who sends Uriel and Pasanius to Medrengard.
Heart of Blood
A Bloodthirster of Khorne, imprisoned in Khalan-Ghul to make the fortress unconquerable.
A daemon prince imprisoned by Marneus Calgar sixty years ago.
An Iron Warrior who was made from the genetic material of Uriel Ventris.
A former Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicus who turned to Chaos.
A member of the Dark Mechanicum who has been bonded to a fragmentary artificial intelligence and connected to his war machines.
The Master of the Blade Dancers, a group of swordsmen devoted to Slaanesh.
Etassy's successor as The Mistress of the Blade Dancers.
Leader of a group of Corsairs. Joined Honsu's army after he won the Skull Harvest.