Characters: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
This character sheet includes the major characters in Warhammer 40000: Space Marine.Notice: Being one of the series in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, some of the tropes related to their own races will also apply to them. Also, this sheet will contain some unmarked spoilers.
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Imperium of Man
Captain Titus (Space Marines)
- Voiced by: Mark Strong
- Badass: Tapdancing Emperor, yes.
- Badass Baritone: Mark Strong gives him a very manly voice.
- Bling of War: He's a Captain, it's practically a contractual obligation.
- The Captain: He is The Captain of the Ultramarines' Second Company.
- Chainsaw Good: His basic weapon is the iconic Chainsword.
- Continuity Nod: It appears a Sternguard Veteran model may have been based on his appearance◊.
- Determinator: Especially his resistance to the Warp, which is a plot point in the game.
- Drop the Hammer: He can equip Thunder Hammers. They're quite devastating.
- A Father to His Men: One of the best examples of this in all of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. He cares very much about those under him, and is shown to be devastated when Sidonus is killed.
- The Hero
- Humble Hero: Titus shows a lot more humility than the average Space Marine; he's very kind and considerate towards the Imperial Guardsmen he meets, often deflects praise away from himself, and at the end of the game, allows himself a Moment of Weakness in front of Lt. Mira.
- Ideal Hero: Titus is self-sacrificing, humble, heroic and protective of those under his command, whether they're fellow Adeptus Astartes or Imperial Guardsmen. He shows nothing but respect for the Imperial Guard for their unfaltering bravery against titanic odds, and is so pure of heart that he is resistant to the effects of the Warp. He literally answers the prayers of the Imperial Guard with his arrival.
- Military Maverick: Instead of rigidly adhering to the Codex Astartes, he views it more of a guideline on how to act, instead of it being utter law. This goes against the popular concept that the Ultramarines view the Codex Astartes as sacrosanct, and compared to most Ultramarines depicted, he's the one who deviates from it the most. He's also a Captain and doing this.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: delivers an epic one to half-demon Nemeroth, ending with him crushing Nemeroth´s head between his hands.
- Shoulders of Doom: He's a Space Marine, this comes naturally.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Before their battle, Nemeroth tries to convince him to turn to Chaos with promises of power, but Titus' loyalty to the Emperor and the Imperium isn't so easily swayed.
- Unwitting Pawn:
Brother-Sergeant Sidonus (Space Marines)
- Voiced by: Richard Hawley
- Artificial Limb: His left arm is augmetic, he got it after he lost his original arm fighting against the Tyranids.
- Badass: One of the times we see him, he's slaughtering several Chaos Space Marines handily and manages to slit a Bloodletter's throat with a Chainsword. Unfortunately, that's also the last time we see him.
- Continuity Nod: Seems like Games Workshop based a Sternguard Veteran model off him.◊
- Cool Old Guy
- Deadpan Snarker
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a pretty nasty burn scar covering the right side of his face.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
- Killed Off for Real
- Number Two
- Old Soldier
- Sergeant Rock
- Shoulders of Doom: He's a Space Marine.
Brother Leandros (Space Marines)
- Voiced by: Noah Huntley
- Badass: For all his flaws, Leandros wouldn't have promoted to the Ultra Marines Second Company without being badass.
- Knight Templar
- Lawful Stupid: Segues into this at times, like when he calls the Inquisition down on Titus.
- New Meat: Very young for a Space Marine, he doesn't even have a single service stud yet.
- Shoulders of Doom: He's a Space Marine.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Follows the Codex to the letter, leading to him calling the Inquisition on Titus because of Titus´s ability to resist a ridiculous amount of Warp exposure.
Second Lieutenant Mira Nero (Imperial Guard)
- Voiced by: Christine Roberts
- Action Girl
- Badass Normal
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Mira's a looker especially in contrast to the craggy, battle-scarred Space Marines and despite being shot at by an army of Orks for several days, the only sign that she's been in a fight is some dirt on her face. She doesn't even have the "tiny scar on the cheekbone" that many fanservicey 40k female characters get. Semi-justified in that her style of fighting has her hanging in the back and blazing away with her lasgun while using YOU as her meatshield.
- A Mother to Her Men
- You Are in Command Now: Why is a 2nd Lieutenant in charge of a whole Regiment, normally commanded by a Colonel?Mira: "I'm all that's left, my lord, unless my commanders rise from the grave. So far, they seem content to stay put."
Inquisitor Drogan (Inquisition)
- Voiced by: Danny Webb
- Artificial Limbs: His right arm.
- Badass Bookworm"I am scientist and soldier both, Captain." - Inquisitor Drogan.
- Badass Longcoat: Over his armor.
- Dead All Along
- Demonic Possession: After his death.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: It's not all that surprising his research with Warp energy would end badly...
- Fantastic Racism: It's encouraged among the citizens of the Imperium, but his took a level after being tortured horribly by aliens.
- Psychic Powers
- The Southpaw: Wields his pistol in his left hand.
- Token Evil Teammate: Subverted Trope, despite the common usage of Inquisitors of this and fairly revealing pre-release trailers' implications. His research led to a lot of bad stuff happening within the game's plot, but he never intends any of it or actually falls to Chaos - he's killed before his corpse is possessed.
Inquisitor Thrax (Inquisition)An Inquisitor who accompanied the Liberation Fleet. He appears briefly in the epilogue.
- Voiced by: Mark Lewis Jones
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While he does take Titus into custody after Leandros accuses him of being tainted by the Warp (He has to, given the severity of the charges and the implications should they be true), the manner in which he does so makes it clear that he's at least considering the possibility that the events leading up to those charges have a more benevolent explanation and that in the immediate term Titus will only be facing an inquiry, not an inquisition.
Tactical Squad CorvusA squad of Blood Ravens who joined the Imperial Liberation Fleet, they help Titus reach the Orbital Spire by fighting across a Chaos-held bridge.
- Badass Creed: None shall find us wanting.
- The Cavalry
- Continuity Nod: To Dawn of War II: Retribution, in the process practically canonising its Space Marine ending.
- Foreshadowing: Their sergeant mentions joining the Liberation Fleet with a squad of Black Templars. Those Black Templars show up with Thrax to take Titus into custody in the ending.
- Meaningful Name: Corvus is Latin for Raven.
- One-Man Army: Much like all Space Marines, but they live up to Titus' words about the Aurelian Crusade.
Enemies of Humanity
Warboss Grimskull (Orks)
- Voiced by: Neil Maskell
- Awesome Mc Cool Name
- Badass: Dude deserves some credit. He gets dropped at least 50 meters, covered in Bloodletters and crawls back to fight Nemeroth within minutes.
Grimskull: [after being thrown into a 50 meter chasm by several Bloodletters] I ain't so easy to kill!
- He delivers a great Badass Boast in the process.
- He then proceeds to fight Nemeroth.
- Big Bad
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Nemeroth.
- Blood Knight: He's an Ork.Grimskull: [upon being swarmed by a veritable horde of Daemons] Haha! You got new friends now, Space Marine!?
- Boom, Headshot: On the receiving end.
- Bullfight Boss: A rather difficult one, though he drops it in the third section of the fight.
- Determinator: "I ain't so easy to kill."
- To elaborate: When the Chaos invasion begins, Grimskull is swarmed by five daemons and falls into one of the ubiquitous chasms with three of them still attacking him. Then Lord Nemeroth comes along, goes force lightning on your squad and the only thing standing between your squad and death is his monologue. Next, Grimskull jumps back out of the chasm and attacks Nemeroth, uttering the above words. Despite being clearly outmatched, the ork still manages to pull Nemeroth with him when he is yet again thrown into the chasm, thus allowing the Ultramarines to survive. Half a chapter later, he's back up for his bossfight.
- Flunky Boss
- Genius Bruiser: For an Ork, anyway. His Waaagh! is rather well organized, and he orders them to capture and use the planetary defense guns, instead of simply looting them.
- Large and In Charge: Would you expect any less from an Ork warboss?
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He saves you and your squad from Nemeroth... not that he's really bothered either way.
- Stationary Boss: What he becomes in the third section of his boss fight.
- The Worf Effect: Downplayed. Gets soundly thrashed by Nemeroth to show off how tough the latter is, but he recovers quickly (see Determinator above).
Sorcerer Lord Nemeroth (Forces of Chaos)
- Voiced by: Mark Lewis Jones
- Bald of Evil: From what little can be seen of his head.
- Big Bad
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Grimskull.
- The Chessmaster: He's a Chaos Sorcerer, it comes with the job.
- Cutscene Boss
- Final Boss
- Flunky Boss: Before you take Nemeroth on, you have to fight four waves of his minions. They're more difficult to beat than Nemeroth himself.
- Knight of Cerebus: The whole plot gets a lot more serious when he's involved.
- Genius Bruiser
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: The left side of his mouth is ripped open.
- Large and In Charge: While not as big as Grimskull, he's still huge even for Space Marine in Terminator armor.
- Magic Knight: He's a Chaos Sorcerer, but also nasty with those claws of his. Just ask Sidonus.
- One-Winged Angel: Though he only gets halfway through the transformation before you take out all his minions and force him to fight by himself.
- We Can Rule Together: Before the final battle, he invites Titus to join him, so that he can lead the Ultramarines in domination of the galaxy with him at its head. Titus isn't going to be swayed by that.