WH40K: Designing female Astartes and/or Primarchs:
- Possible origins:
- The Emperor deliberately created 1 or 2 of the 20 Primarchs female.
- The Emperor actually created equal numbers of male and female Primarchs, but two of the former and all but two of the latter were killed outright during the Chaos Gods' attack on the Emperor's lab and their scattering of the Primarchs across the galaxy. Alternatively, only 18 male and 2 female Primarchs were ever found, and the Emperor sadly concluded that the rest had died, and they were ultimately never recorded by Imperial history.
- The two missing Primarchs are both male... except that at least one of them, having been sucked into the warp as an embryo (while being protected in an artificial womb w/ life support, of course), had been affected by exposure to the Warp such that had ultimately split into twins (a la Alpharius and Omegon), with resulting embryo having its Y chromosome mutated into an X chromosome (or, alternatively, the Y chromosome had been outright deleted from every cell, and replaced with a duplicate of the already existing X chromosome).
- Possible causes of their MIA status:
- One of the last direct decrees from the mortally-wounded Emperor was to strike off both Legions from Imperial records, for some purpose that only he knows of (perhaps as part of a several millennia-long Xanatos Roulette?).
- Imperial history and modern Chapter recollections paint the loyalist Primarchs in a much favorable light than they really were, and conventiently do not mention that the surviving male Primarchs, having long been offended by what they percieved as their two "sisters" butting in on "man business", had actually conspired to get rid of the two female Primarchs and their Legions in the wake of the Horus Heresy, hence why they were stricken from Imperial records.
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