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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Huge part of his genius with a sword is his ability to notice and analyse any detail of his enemy's fighting technique. And let's not forget that it's his analysis of Fulgrim that uncovers his primarch's possession.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Huge A huge part of his genius with a sword is his ability to notice and analyse any detail of his enemy's fighting technique. And let's not forget that it's his analysis of Fulgrim that uncovers his primarch's possession.



* TookALevelInBadass: Before ''Path of Heaven'' his ability as a commander was little more than an InformedAttribute. Now he's more deadly in person, and shown to understand the kind of tricks the White Scars play.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Before ''Path of Heaven'' Heaven'', his ability as a commander was little more than an InformedAttribute. Now he's more deadly in person, and shown to understand the kind of tricks the White Scars play.



The Night Lords are shaped by their perpetually night-shrouded homeworld of Nostramo and its lawless, brutal culture. The Night Lords are vicious, cruel and some of them are outright mad. As a result, they are feared and hated by most. According to Curze's philosophy, the Night Lords are terror tactics specialists. They are accomplished infiltrators, codebreakers and will use any trick to make the enemy powerless, ready to cow as the Night Lords perform atrocities against the population. However, they are so accustomed to not fighting fair that they have relatively poor performance against fellow Astartes. The Night Lords wear midnight blue armour, often decorated with lightning patterns and [[GenuineHumanHide the remains of their kills]].

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The Night Lords are shaped by their perpetually night-shrouded homeworld of Nostramo and its lawless, brutal culture. The Night Lords are vicious, cruel and some of them are outright mad. As a result, they are feared and hated by most. According to Curze's philosophy, the Night Lords are terror tactics specialists. They are accomplished infiltrators, codebreakers and will use any trick to make the enemy powerless, ready to cow as the Night Lords perform atrocities against the population. However, they are so accustomed to not fighting fair that they have relatively poor performance against fellow Astartes. The Night Lords wear midnight blue armour, often decorated with lightning patterns and [[GenuineHumanHide the remains of of]][[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset their kills]].



* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: They were recruited from the dregs of society both before and after Curze was discovered. On the flip side, the Night Lords are very good at what they do (infiltration, intelligence and assymetrical warfare) even compared to other legions. In ''Pharos'', a detachment of Night Lords manage to infiltrate a space station and board a cruiser, all the while making fools of the Ultramarines commanding the places.

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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: They were recruited from the dregs of society both before and after Curze was discovered. On the flip side, the Night Lords are very good at what they do (infiltration, intelligence and assymetrical asymmetrical warfare) even compared to other legions. In ''Pharos'', a detachment of Night Lords manage to infiltrate a space station and board a cruiser, all the while making fools of the Ultramarines commanding the places.



* CombatPragmatist: They abhor fair fights and don't attack openly unless absolutely forced to, in part because of Curze's tactical preference, but also because of their innate cruelty.

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* CombatPragmatist: They abhor fair fights and don't attack openly unless absolutely forced to, in part because of Curze's tactical preference, preferences, but also because of their innate cruelty.



* EvilCounterpart: They share a lot with the Raven Guard, including their appearance, preference for guerrilla warfare and affiliation with darkness, but while the Ravens are freedom fighters, Night Lords are butchers. The similarities are overt enough, though, to give Corvus Corax pause when he realizes them.

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* EvilCounterpart: They share a lot with the Raven Guard, including their appearance, preference for guerrilla warfare and affiliation with darkness, but while the Ravens Raven Guard are freedom fighters, the Night Lords are butchers. The similarities are overt enough, though, to give Corvus Corax pause when he realizes them.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Even compared to other "outcast" Primarchs like Magnus or Perturabo, Curze's mistrusted and disliked by virtually all of his brothers and even elements of his own Legion. Even Horus, who was noted to get along with everyone before the Heresy, considered him to be "a moody bastard".

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Even compared to other "outcast" Primarchs like Magnus or Perturabo, Curze's Curze is mistrusted and disliked by virtually all of his brothers and even elements of his own Legion. Even Horus, who was noted to get along with everyone before the Heresy, considered him to be "a moody bastard".



Formerly known as the tenacious and savage War Hounds, the World Eaters are the brutal Twelfth Legion. During the early days, the 12th Legion was comprised of aggressive recruits who had an affinity for close quarters assault, and were split among expeditionary fleets to serve as shock troops. At that point, they were already known for being brutal and at best aloof allies. However, it was their Primarch Angron's return that kickstarted their complete fall. Angron had his Legionaries turned into a rabble of berzerkers by having special implants called Butcher's Nails driven into their brains. The whole legion turned into a mob of bloodlusting brutes. The War Hounds also renamed themselves "World Eaters" to honor Angron's Eaters of Cities.\\\

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Formerly known as the tenacious and savage War Hounds, the World Eaters are the brutal Twelfth Legion. During the early days, the 12th Legion was comprised of aggressive recruits who had an affinity for close quarters assault, and were split among expeditionary fleets to serve as shock troops. At that point, they were already known for being brutal and at best aloof allies. However, it was their Primarch Angron's return that kickstarted their complete fall. Angron had his Legionaries turned into a rabble of berzerkers by having special implants called Butcher's Nails driven into their brains. The whole legion turned into a mob of bloodlusting brutes. The War Hounds also renamed themselves "World Eaters" to honor Angron's original army, the Eaters of Cities.\\\



The World Eaters are defined by their unique implants, the Butcher's Nails, which turns them into brutes who cannot enjoy anything but bloodshed. As a result, the whole Legion is made of warriors barely able to contain their rage ''out of combat'', emulating Angron's gladiators through ritual battles in arenas but otherwise being left to their own devices by an apathetic Primarch. In battle, the World Eaters only charge straight into the enemy lines, their Nails forcing them to seek the quickest way to shed blood at the cost of discipline or any pretense at tactics. However, their savagery makes them among the most fearsome close quarters troops in the galaxy. During the Crusade and Heresy, the World Eaters wear white armour with blue pauldrons, though many of them are gradually [[BloodIsTheNewBlack repainting it red]].

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The World Eaters are defined by their unique implants, the Butcher's Nails, which turns them into brutes savage berserkers who cannot enjoy anything but bloodshed. As a result, the whole Legion is made of warriors barely able to contain their rage ''out of combat'', emulating Angron's gladiators through ritual battles in arenas but otherwise being left to their own devices by an apathetic Primarch. In battle, the World Eaters only charge straight into the enemy lines, their Nails forcing them to seek the quickest way to shed blood at the cost of discipline or any pretense at tactics. However, their savagery makes them among the most fearsome close quarters troops in the galaxy. During the Crusade and Heresy, the World Eaters wear white armour with blue pauldrons, though many of them are gradually [[BloodIsTheNewBlack repainting it red]].



When the Horus Heresy broke out, Mortarion sided with Horus because he personally hated the Emperor and believed him to be a hypocritical tyrant. The Death Guard were purged of loyalist elements on Isstvan III, then participated in the Drop Site Massacre on Istvaan V. The Death Guard most notably had to fight the White Scars after Jaghatai Khan met Mortarion and rejected his proposal to join Horus. The Death Guard was subsequently assigned to chase down the White Scars and though they almost cornered their target, the Fifth Legion managed to flee through the Webway. When Horus launched his final assault the Sol System, the Death Guard went toward the capital world as a single fleet, but were trapped in the Warp by Captain Calas Typhon, who had already sworn himself to Nurgle. The Death Guard had to pledge themselves to the god of decay to escape. The Legion thus participates to the Siege of Terra as Plague Marines.\\\
The Death Guard were originally defenders of humanity, but their contempt for ordinary humans grew as the Great Crusade progressed. The Legion is made of grim, professional Legionaries who pride themselves on being the toughest of Space Marines. Being so tough, the Death Guard were good at fighting in hazardous environments, and used slow, inexorable waves of heavy infantry to grind the enemy down. On the other hand, they can be outmaneuvered and their simple strategems turned against them. The White Guard typically wear marble-white armor with olive-green pauldrons.

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When the Horus Heresy broke out, Mortarion sided with Horus because he personally hated the Emperor and believed him to be a hypocritical tyrant. The Death Guard were purged of loyalist elements on Isstvan III, then participated in the Drop Site Massacre on Istvaan V. The Death Guard most notably had to fight the White Scars after Jaghatai Khan met Mortarion and rejected his proposal to join Horus. The Death Guard was subsequently assigned to chase down the White Scars and though they almost cornered their target, the Fifth Legion managed to flee through the Webway. When Horus launched his final assault on the Sol System, the Death Guard went toward the capital world as a single fleet, but were trapped in the Warp by Captain Calas Typhon, who had already sworn himself to Nurgle. The Death Guard had to pledge themselves to the god of decay to escape. The Legion thus participates to in the Siege of Terra as Plague Marines.\\\
The Death Guard were originally defenders of humanity, but their contempt for ordinary humans grew as the Great Crusade progressed. The Legion is made up of grim, dour, professional Legionaries who pride themselves on being the toughest of Space Marines. Being so tough, the Death Guard were good at fighting in hazardous environments, and used slow, inexorable waves of heavy infantry to grind the enemy down. On the other hand, they can be outmaneuvered and their simple strategems stratagems turned against them. The White Death Guard typically wear marble-white armor with olive-green pauldrons.



* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Thanks to their homeworld, they're even more resistant than other Astartes.

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Thanks to their homeworld, they're even more resistant to poisons and toxic gasses than other Astartes.


** Before all of that this trope crops up in the prequel, ''The First Heretic''. Lorgar had a pang of regret after seeing what [[spoiler: Argel Tal and his company [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty had to do to survive]] their sojurn in the Eye of Terror by his orders of wanting to know the truth about Chaos, and sympathized with him while he was telling his tale, despite the disgust the rest of the Word Bearers felt form him. By the time Argel Tal reveals the truth of Erebus & Kor Phearon's claim of other Gods worthy of worship than the Emperor. Lorgar was so distressed that he called for Erebus and his father (not the Emperor, but for) Kor Phearon and stopped mid way before he could complete his name, to comfort him. Argel Tal, who hates Kor Phearon & Erebus tried to tell Lorgar for what they really are: egotistical power hungry [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]], from almost breaking down and crying, [[TranquilFury Lorgar]] lifted Argel Tal and nearly chokes him to death for his slander against his mentors, and believing it's not his son talking but the daemon.]]
** However this trope was averted in the sequel. Apparently Lorgar partly realises the extent of Argel Tal's accusations of his mentors by the events of ''Betrayer''. By this time, Lorgar was seeing the true faces of Erebus and Kor Phearon despite him trying to [[EvilCannotComprehendGood enlighten]] them and was rather pissed that they disobeyed his orders and screwed up their mission on Calth; because of this, it's implied he shifted his affections towards Argel Tal. [[spoiler: When Lorgar found out that Erebus had murdered Argel Tal, in the epilogue when Kharn visits Lorgar in an attempt to get answers of what happened to Angron. Lorgar tells him to visit his Primarch, and when he was about to leave Lorgar asked him if he wanted to know who killed his best friend. Kharn who spent the majority of the book hanging out with Argel Tal, challenged Erebus to a gladiator match and [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomped]] him as his ego shattered.]] Inverse and Outverse this further cemented the two as everybody's {{Unfavorite}}.

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** Before all of that this trope crops up in the prequel, ''The First Heretic''. Lorgar had a pang of regret after seeing what [[spoiler: Argel Tal and his company [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty had to do to survive]] their sojurn sojourn in the Eye of Terror by his orders of wanting to know the truth about Chaos, and sympathized with him while he was telling his tale, despite the disgust the rest of the Word Bearers felt form from him. By the time Argel Tal reveals the truth of Erebus & Kor Phearon's Phaeron's claim of other Gods gods worthy of worship than the Emperor. Emperor, Lorgar was so distressed that he called for Erebus and his father (not the Emperor, but for) Kor Phearon Phaeron and stopped mid way before he could complete his name, to comfort him. Argel Tal, who hates Kor Phearon Phaeron & Erebus tried to tell Lorgar for what they really are: egotistical power hungry [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]], from almost breaking down and crying, [[TranquilFury Lorgar]] lifted Argel Tal and nearly chokes him to death for his slander against his mentors, and believing it's not his son talking but the daemon.]]
** However this trope was averted in the sequel. Apparently Lorgar partly realises the extent of Argel Tal's accusations of his mentors by the events of ''Betrayer''. By this time, Lorgar was seeing the true faces of Erebus and Kor Phearon Phaeron despite him trying to [[EvilCannotComprehendGood enlighten]] them and was rather pissed that they disobeyed his orders and screwed up their mission on Calth; because of this, it's implied he shifted his affections towards Argel Tal. [[spoiler: When Lorgar found out that Erebus had murdered Argel Tal, in the epilogue when Kharn visits Lorgar in an attempt to get answers of what happened to Angron. Lorgar tells him to visit his Primarch, and when he was about to leave Lorgar asked him if he wanted to know who killed his best friend. Kharn who spent the majority of the book hanging out with Argel Tal, challenged Erebus to a gladiator match and [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomped]] him as his ego shattered.]] Inverse and Outverse this further cemented the two as everybody's {{Unfavorite}}.



* ItsPersonal: Notes in ''Know No Fear'' that while the [[spoiler: attack on Calth is mainly to cripple the Ultramarines from interfering with Horus's plans, Lorgar admits his actions are also partly revenge for Guilliman's part in his humiliation and the destruction of Monarchia]].

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* ItsPersonal: Notes in ''Know No Fear'' that while the [[spoiler: attack on Calth is mainly to cripple the Ultramarines and keep them from interfering with Horus's plans, Lorgar admits his actions are also partly revenge for Guilliman's part in his humiliation and the destruction of Monarchia]].



* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Really, really loves Daddy Emperor (as described in ''The First Heretic''), so much so he worshiped him as a Deity, slowly convinced entire populations to accept the Imperium and his God, ignored the taunts of his brothers, tried to be as diplomatic as possible during disputes and wanting nothing more but to be a priest. Sadly Daddy was an [[HollywoodAtheist atheist]] and didn't approve, sensibly telling Lorgar that he was a disappointment and everything he did (including destroying the Chaos cults in his home planet) was all for naught. It took the goading of his evil step dad and mentor during his [[TragicVillain darkest hour]] to sucker him to worship the Chaos Gods.
* OddFriendship: With Leman Russ. Though you never see the two interact Leman has spoken fondly of Lorgar, especially in Betrayer when he quotes something Lorgar once told him to Angron. What makes it odd is that they are polar opposites; Leman is a civilisation destroyer and Lorgar is a civilisation builder.
* OldShame: [[invoked]]He seems to consider ''Lectitio Divinitatus'', his Imperial Cult Bible-{{expy}}, this way after his fall.

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Really, really loves Daddy Emperor (as described in ''The First Heretic''), so much so he worshiped him as a Deity, deity, slowly convinced entire populations to accept the Imperium and his God, ignored the taunts of his brothers, tried to be as diplomatic as possible during disputes and wanting nothing more but to be a priest. Sadly Daddy was an [[HollywoodAtheist atheist]] and didn't approve, sensibly telling Lorgar that he was a disappointment and everything he did (including destroying the Chaos cults in his home planet) was all for naught. It took the goading of his evil step dad and mentor during his [[TragicVillain darkest hour]] to sucker him to worship the Chaos Gods.
* OddFriendship: With Leman Russ. Though you never see the two interact Leman has spoken fondly of Lorgar, especially in Betrayer when he quotes something Lorgar once told him to Angron. What makes it odd is that they are polar opposites; Leman is a civilisation destroyer and Lorgar is a civilisation builder.
builder. It is also revealed that Russ had argued in Lorgar's defense when he and the Word Bearers were under threat of censure.
* OldShame: [[invoked]]He seems to consider the ''Lectitio Divinitatus'', his Imperial Cult Bible-{{expy}}, this way after his fall.



** A large chunk of the novella ''Aurelian'' is given over to demonstrating just how far Lorgar has come thanks to this trope. Examples include [[spoiler: battering Fulgrim to a pulp before the latter can even draw his sword and psychically commanding Horus to remove his hand from Lorgar's shoulder when he tries to calm him down, going toe-to-toe with An'ggrath the Unbound, the most powerful Bloodthirster of Khorne in existence, in single combat and winning, and finally, after confronting the daemon-possessed Fulgrim and growing tired of Fulgrim's [[ObfuscatingStupidity playing dumb]] about what he truly is, Lorgar has Argel Tal and numerous Word Bearer strike teams teleport aboard the bridges of 49 Emperor's Children ships and hold their crews at gunpoint to force Fulgrim to start talking straight]].

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** A large chunk of the novella ''Aurelian'' is given over to demonstrating just how far Lorgar has come thanks to this trope. Examples include [[spoiler: battering Fulgrim to a pulp before the latter can even draw his sword and psychically commanding Horus to remove his hand from Lorgar's shoulder when he tries to calm him down, going toe-to-toe with An'ggrath the Unbound, the most powerful Bloodthirster of Khorne in existence, in single combat and winning, and finally, after confronting the daemon-possessed Fulgrim and growing tired of Fulgrim's [[ObfuscatingStupidity playing dumb]] about what he truly is, Lorgar has Argel Tal and numerous Word Bearer strike teams teleport aboard the bridges of 49 forty-nine Emperor's Children ships and hold their crews at gunpoint to force Fulgrim to start talking straight]].



* TheCorrupter: Steals a Daemon Weapon from an Interex museum to spark a war with them, and manipulates Horus into attacking a Nurgle-corrupted moon. This ends up getting him [[spoiler: killed and ressurected as the Chaos God's new favourite toy]].
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be Sejanus to push Horus further towards Chaos.

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* TheCorrupter: Steals a Daemon Weapon from an Interex museum to spark a war with them, and manipulates Horus into attacking a Nurgle-corrupted moon. This ends up getting him [[spoiler: killed and ressurected resurrected as the Chaos God's new favourite toy]].
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Pretends to be Hastur Sejanus to push Horus further towards Chaos.



* EvilChancellor: Acts much like one to Horus, to the point that Loken begins to worry about how much influence he has.

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* EvilChancellor: Acts much like one to Horus, to the point that Loken begins to worry about how much influence he has.has over the Warmaster.



* NiceToTheWaiter: Erebus is ironically very cordial to the serfs he interacts with, seeing no need to be anything other than nice to who is a devout follower anyway.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: Erebus is ironically very cordial to the serfs he interacts with, seeing no need to be anything other than nice to someone who is a devout follower of the Ruinous Powers anyway.



Captain of the 7th Company of the Serrated Sun Chapter during the Great Crusade, he becomes a Crimson Lord of the Gol Vorbak after going through a pilgrimage in the future Eye of Terror. [[spoiler: He later dies at the hands of Erebus.]]

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Captain of the 7th Company of the Serrated Sun Chapter during the Great Crusade, he becomes a Crimson Lord of the Gol Vorbak Gal Vorbak, the so-called "Blessed Sons", after going through a pilgrimage in the future Eye of Terror. [[spoiler: He later dies at the hands of Erebus.]]



* PainfulTransformation: It's bad enough before Isstvan, when his flesh fuses to his armour. During the battle, the two meld completely, and the pain is so severe that this Space Marine tries to kil himself.

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* PainfulTransformation: It's bad enough before Isstvan, when his flesh fuses to his armour. During the battle, the two meld completely, and the pain is so severe that this Space Marine tries to kil kill himself.



* ReligiousBruiser: Like all Word Bearers, he's fiercely devoted.

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* ReligiousBruiser: Like all Word Bearers, he's fiercely devoted.devoted to his faith.



* TheCaptain: Of the Second Company, as well as of Gal Vorbak.

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* TheCaptain: Of the Second Company, as well as of the Gal Vorbak.



* DaemonicPossession: Experiences this along with the rest of the Serrsted Sun.

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* DaemonicPossession: Experiences this along with the rest of the Serrsted Serrated Sun.



* DefectorFromDecadence: He refuses to partake in Legion's fall to Chaos.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: He refuses to partake in his Legion's fall to Chaos.Chaos, making him the only known loyalist Word Bearer in the entire series.



The Alpha Legion joined Horus at the start of the civil war, participating in the Dropsite Massacre on Isstvan V. They then performed a number of secret operations to keep a delicate balance between the loyalists and the traitors. This double play ended when Alpharius was tasked by Horus of assaulting Pluto and was killed by Rogal Dorn, at least apparently.\\\
The Alpha Legion is a force of consummate professional Legionaries who prefer to act with secrecy rather than performing straightforward assaults. The Legion behaves more like an army of spies and commandos rathers than soldiers as they infiltrate enemy organizations, perform surgical strikes against critical targets, cause civil unrest, and deploy many stratagems to confuses their targets. Their secrecy goes to the point all the Legionaries of the Twentieth claim to be Alpharius. The Alpha Legion wears teal armour.

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The Alpha Legion joined Horus at the start of the civil war, participating in the Dropsite Massacre on Isstvan V. They then performed a number of secret operations to keep a delicate balance between the loyalists and the traitors. This double play ended when Alpharius was tasked by Horus of assaulting led an assault on Pluto and was killed by Rogal Dorn, at least apparently.\\\
The Alpha Legion is a force of [[ConsummateProfessional consummate professional Legionaries professionals]] who prefer to act with secrecy operate in the shadows rather than performing straightforward assaults. The Legion behaves more like an army of spies and commandos rathers than soldiers as they infiltrate enemy organizations, perform surgical strikes against critical targets, cause civil unrest, and deploy many stratagems to confuses their targets. Their secrecy goes to the point all the Legionaries of the Twentieth claim to be Alpharius. The Alpha Legion wears Legion's standard color scheme is teal armour.with silver trim, but they are also known to wear black, blue, purple, and the colors of both traitor and loyalist legions.



* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Pretty much everything, from the Primarchs to ships to battle lingo, is named by letters of Greek (or "[[CallARabbitASmeerp Grecon]]") alphabet.
* AgentProvocateur: Part of their tactics is this; they use human operatives to incite rebellion and unrest on a target planet and then swoop in and take it.
* AnimalMotifs: Hydra, symbolizing the fact that their Primarch Alpharius is actually several people (several heads), and their abilities to strike from the most unexpected angles.

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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Pretty much everything, from the Primarchs to ships to battle lingo, is named by with the letters of Greek (or "[[CallARabbitASmeerp Grecon]]") alphabet.
* AgentProvocateur: Part They are fond of their tactics is this; they use using human operatives to incite rebellion and unrest on a target planet and then swoop in and take it.
* AnimalMotifs: Hydra, The hydra, symbolizing the fact that their Primarch Alpharius is actually several people (several heads), and their abilities to strike from the most unexpected angles.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: During the Drop Site Massacre, the Alpha Legion planted sleeper agents in all of the present Legion by impersonating dead legionaries. The Alpha Legion selected corpses, grafted their faces into agents, and had the agents eat the dead's brain matter to absorb their memories.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: During the Drop Site Massacre, the Alpha Legion planted sleeper agents in all of within the present Legion Salamanders, Raven Guard, and Iron Hands by impersonating dead legionaries. The Alpha Legion selected corpses, grafted their faces into agents, and had the agents eat the dead's brain matter to absorb their memories.



* FalseFlagOperation: Pretty much their hat; it's implied they've been masquerading as other Legions prior to Alpharius' arrival.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Pretty much their hat; it's implied they've been masquerading as other Legions for decades prior to Alpharius' arrival.



* HighlyVisibleNinja: Inverted. While the teal and silver armor is hardly inconspicuous, they rarely operate without covering it up with disguise or camouflage.

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* HighlyVisibleNinja: Inverted. While the their teal and silver armor is hardly inconspicuous, they rarely operate without covering it up with disguise or camouflage.



* KnifeNut: Alpha Legion training highlights knife combat. One of the "Alpharius" infiltrating the Raven Guard almost screws his cover when he uses a knife trick involving switching hands during a sparring session. In the rules, the Alpha Legion also has access to power knives.

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* KnifeNut: Alpha Legion training highlights knife combat. One of the "Alpharius" "Alpharius"es infiltrating the Raven Guard almost screws his cover when he uses a knife trick involving switching hands during a sparring session. In the rules, the Alpha Legion also has access to power knives.



* TheResenter: They resent attention and honours other Legions are lavished with while they're forced to work in shadows.
* SecretKeeper: However, they keep up the pretense of having only one Primarchs in front of everyone else.

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* TheResenter: They resent the attention and honours the other Legions are lavished with receive, while they're forced to work in shadows.
* SecretKeeper: However, they They keep up the pretense of having only one Primarchs in front of everyone else.



* UnknownRival: To Ultramarines, thanks to Roboute Guilliman criticising their tactics and the Thirteenth being much more accomplished and rubbing this fact in Legionnaires' faces.

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* UnknownRival: To Ultramarines, thanks to Roboute Guilliman criticising their tactics and the Thirteenth being much more accomplished and rubbing this fact in the Legionnaires' faces.



* AceCustom: Pythian Scales, facelss, elaborately ornate power armour one of the twins puts on when they want to signal that the Primarch is entering the battle. It can easily turn aside any kind of blade.

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* AceCustom: Pythian Scales, facelss, elaborately a highly conspicuous and ornate suit of power armour one of the twins puts on when they want to signal that the Primarch is entering the battle. It can easily turn aside any kind of blade.



* AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler:Omegon has a minor breakdown when he realizes he's alone now, and is forced to assume Alpharius' role as Horus' lackey against his own desire to return to Imperium's fold.]]

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* AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler:Omegon has a minor breakdown when he realizes he's alone now, and is forced to assume Alpharius' role as Horus' lackey against his own desire to return to the Imperium's fold.]]



** Complicated further with the Horus Heresy Rulebooks. It's implied that the Alpha Legion was in covert operation for about as long as all the other legions but always in isolation and never officially acknowledged by the rest of the Imperium.

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** Complicated further with the Horus Heresy Rulebooks. It's implied that the Alpha Legion was in covert operation for about as long as all the other legions legions, but always worked in isolation and was never officially acknowledged by the rest of the Imperium.



* HydraProblem: Their tactics and AnimalMotif invokes this. You kill someone you believe to be Alpharius and suddenly two other jump in dead one's place, screaming "I am Alpharius!". It's even in their motto, ''Hydra Dominatus''.

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* HydraProblem: Their tactics and AnimalMotif invokes this. You kill someone you believe to be Alpharius and suddenly two other jump in take the dead one's man's place, screaming both declaring "I am Alpharius!". It's even in their motto, ''Hydra Dominatus''.



Captain of the Lernaean, elite force of the Alpha Legion. Also a trusted agent of Omegon's, performing operations that require absolute secrecy and advising his lord(s) whenever necessary.

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Captain of the Lernaean, Lernaeans, the elite force of the Alpha Legion. Also a trusted agent of Omegon's, performing operations that require absolute secrecy and advising his lord(s) whenever necessary.



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!!Armillus Dynat

A Harrowmaster of the Alpha Legion
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* TheDreaded: He's said to be one of the most feared commanders of the Alpha Legion, based primarily on his successful invasion of a forge world defended by a Titan legion and an entire grand company of loyalist Iron Warriors.
* DropTheHammer: He uses a thunder hammer as one of his primary weapons.
* DualWielding: He dual wields a power sword and thunder hammer in battle.
* FacialMarkings: His official illustration and Forge World model both depict him with a hydra tattooed across the right side of his face.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: He's known as the "Griefbringer", and his name is said to be a construct from several old Terran languages which translates roughly to "the fallen prince/false prophet who destroys with power".
* TheRedBaron: The Griefbringer.
* ShockAndAwe: This is his preferred battle style; he uses armored assaults backed up by close air support to shatter enemy formations before destroying them in detail.

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* BadassCreed: The Unbreakable Litany, which pretty much every 40K fan, no matter their allegiance, agrees is a pretty badass chant.
-->From iron cometh strength.
-->From strength cometh will.
-->From will cometh faith.
-->From faith cometh honour.
-->From honour cometh iron.
-->This is the Unbreakable Litany,
-->and may it forever be so.


Originally created from stock of Europa's youth given to the Emperor as a tribute from conquered lands, the "Children" of the Emperor were driven to excellence by their noble background. The 3rd Legion's early history was marked by both honor and tragedy. Honor since, after one cohort was annihilated while defending a wounded Emperor, they earned the right to bear the Emperor's aquila on their armour. Tragedy as the Legion found itself poisoned by the Blight, an affliction in their geneseed causing organ failures, cancer and death. Eventually reduced to a few thousands, the 3rd found its new home on Chemos, world of their gene-sire Fulgrim. Fulgrim met his Legion, officially named them as the "Emperor's Children", and managed to lead his small Legion to a yet unreached level of glory, serving alongside Horus's Luna Wolves.\\\
Unfortunately, Fulgrim and his Emperor's Children were exposed to Slaanesh's corruption after a campaign on the world of Laer. The legion of perfectionists turned to a legion of hedonists, driven mad by search for more sensations and more depraved actions. When Horus turned traitor, the Emperor's Children were ready to follow him. The Emperor's Children participated in the battles of Isstvan III and V, during which Fulgrim became possessed although he was freed some time after. Then, the Emperor's Children and Iron Warriors travelled to the crone world of Iydris where Fulgrim turned into a Daemon Primarch. The Legion scattered into smaller armies each completing their own goals during the Horus Heresy, while Fulgrim idled in Slaanesh's palace. However, Fulgrim was subsequently forced to gather his Legion and participate in the Siege of Terra.\\\
Before their corruption, the Emperor's Children were honored among honored: born from noble houses and particularly close to the Emperor, the Emperor's Children were perfectionists. They respected a strict hierarchy and strove to become perfect, always doing their best in battle with the most perfect strategies and always doing their best. This made them very celebrated for their most glorious victories but also mocked by other less refined Legions. In battle, the Emperor's Children were a polyvalent army able to perform anything at an excellent level, although with an affinity for quick and decisive assaults. After falling to Slaanesh, the Legion becomes a mob of sense freaks seeking more depraved acts to commit such as heavy self-mutilation, while its Apothecarion turns into a group of mad scientists wishing to improve the Emperor's work through horrible surgeries. Their battle discipline lowers but they add to their arsenal the Kakophony, a special group of Astartes whose surgeries allow them to shout at lethal levels even for other Space Marines. The Emperor's Children typically wear purple armour.

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Originally created from stock of Europa's youth given to the Emperor as a tribute from conquered lands, the "Children" of the Emperor were driven to excellence by their noble background. The 3rd Legion's early history was marked by both honor and tragedy. Honor since, after one cohort was annihilated while defending a wounded Emperor, they earned the right to bear the Emperor's aquila on their armour. Tragedy as the Legion found itself poisoned by the Blight, an affliction in their geneseed gene-seed causing organ failures, cancer and death. Eventually reduced to only a few thousands, hundred Astartes, the 3rd found its new home on Chemos, world of their gene-sire Fulgrim. Fulgrim met his Legion, officially named them as the "Emperor's Children", and managed to lead his small Legion to a yet unreached level of glory, serving alongside Horus's Luna Wolves.\\\
Unfortunately, Fulgrim and his Emperor's Children were exposed to Slaanesh's corruption after a campaign on the world of Laer. The legion of perfectionists turned to a legion of hedonists, driven mad by the search for more sensations and more depraved actions. When Horus turned traitor, the Emperor's Children were ready to follow him. The Emperor's Children participated in the battles of Isstvan III and V, during which Fulgrim became possessed although he was freed some time after. Then, the Emperor's Children and Iron Warriors travelled to the crone world of Iydris where Fulgrim turned into a Daemon Primarch. The Legion scattered into smaller armies each completing their own goals during the Horus Heresy, while Fulgrim idled in Slaanesh's palace. However, Fulgrim was subsequently forced to gather his Legion and participate in the Siege of Terra.\\\
Before their corruption, the Emperor's Children were among the most honored among honored: and respected of the Space Marine Legions: born from noble houses and particularly close to the Emperor, the Emperor's Children were perfectionists. They respected a strict hierarchy and strove to become perfect, always doing their best in battle with the most perfect strategies and always doing their best. in all things, especially in the art of war. This made them very celebrated for their most glorious victories victories, but also mocked as vainglorious peacocks by other less refined Legions. In battle, the Emperor's Children were a polyvalent army able to perform anything at an excellent level, although with an affinity for quick and decisive assaults. After falling to Slaanesh, the Legion becomes became a mob of sense freaks seeking more depraved acts to commit commit, such as heavy self-mutilation, while its Apothecarion turns deteriorated into a group of mad scientists wishing to improve the Emperor's work through horrible surgeries. Their battle discipline lowers but they add to their arsenal the Kakophony, Kakophoni, a special group of Astartes whose surgeries allow them to shout at lethal levels even for other Space Marines. The Emperor's Children typically wear purple armour.armour with gold trim.



* BlingOfWar: Their armour is so decorated and shiny, other Legions tend to snark at it.

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* BlingOfWar: Their armour is so decorated over-decorated and shiny, well kept that other Legions tend to snark at it.



* MakeMeWannaShout: Adapting the exotic and destructive instruments designed for the opera ''Maraviglia'' into battlefield weapons, with as little as ''simply playing them as they were designed'', lead directly to the introduction of the ''Kakophoni'' troops, the first we see of what would later become the Noise Marines,
* ThePerfectionist: Their hat is endless strive for perfection.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: Adapting the exotic and destructive instruments designed for the opera ''Maraviglia'' into battlefield weapons, with as little as by ''simply playing them as they were designed'', lead led directly to the introduction of the ''Kakophoni'' troops, the first we see of what would later become the Noise Marines,
* ThePerfectionist: Their hat is endless strive striving for perfection.perfection in all things.



* SelfHarm: Becomes near-ubiquitous after their fall, with people scarring themselves, adding various "enhancements" to bring pain in movement and torturing themselves to feel sensations.

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* SelfHarm: Becomes near-ubiquitous after their fall, with people scarring themselves, adding various "enhancements" to bring pain in movement and torturing themselves to feel new sensations.



The Primarch of the Emperor's Children Legion. Stranded on Chemos which suffered from resource shortage, Fulgrim had managed to better the life of its population and became the world's leader peacefully. After being found by the Emperor, he easily took the mantle of warlord and led his Legion from the Blight to a new golden age. After falling under the influence of a daemonic sword he finds on Laern, he falls to Slaanesh and sides with Horus.

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The Primarch of the Emperor's Children Legion. Stranded on Chemos Chemos, an industrial world which suffered from severe resource shortage, shortages, Fulgrim had managed to better the life of its population and became the world's leader peacefully. After being found by the Emperor, he easily took the mantle of warlord and led his Legion from the Blight to a new golden age. After falling under the influence of a daemonic sword he finds on Laern, Laer, he falls to Slaanesh and sides with Horus.



* CainAndAbel: Ends up killing the brother he's been closest with.

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* CainAndAbel: Ends up killing Ferrus Manus, the brother he's been he was closest with.to.



* DemonicPossession: After the Isvaan Massacre, he spends some time possessed by his sword's daemon.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Towards art. Fulgrim saw art as an extension of his drive to be perfect. He didn't appreciate that art is about the emotions it evokes rather than a simple display of skill. His sculptures were perfect recreations of his captains but Fulgrim hated them for reasons he couldn't articulate and Ostian, a master sculptor, found them devoid of feeling and empty. Sadly, his attempt to explain this only angered Fulgrim.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Ferrus. Only Horus and Sanguinus were closer than the Gorgon and the Phoenician, but after Fulgrim turns evil, things understandably sour.

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* DemonicPossession: After the Isvaan Istvaan V Massacre, he spends some time possessed by his sword's daemon.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Towards art. Fulgrim saw art as an extension of his drive to be perfect. He didn't appreciate that art is about the emotions it evokes evokes, rather than a simple display of skill. His sculptures were perfect recreations of his captains captains, but Fulgrim hated them for reasons he couldn't articulate and Ostian, a master sculptor, found them devoid of feeling and empty. Sadly, his attempt to explain this only angered Fulgrim.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Ferrus. Only Horus and Sanguinus Sanguinius were closer than the Gorgon and the Phoenician, but after Fulgrim turns evil, things understandably sour.



* UngratefulBastard: Part of his corruption is he views people's actions in the most negative light possible. So when Ferrus saves his life by diving his flagship between Fulgrim's assault craft and the guns of an enemy fleet, Fulgrim assumes he only did it for self-aggrandizement.

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* UngratefulBastard: Part of his corruption is that he views begins to view people's actions in the most negative light possible. So when Ferrus saves his life by diving driving his flagship between Fulgrim's assault craft and the guns of an enemy fleet, Fulgrim assumes he only did it for self-aggrandizement.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Manus, and he uses this exact argument when attempting to recruit him for Horus' side.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Ferrus Manus, and he uses this exact argument when attempting to recruit him for Horus' side.



* AmbiguouslyJewish: His name suggests he has some Jewish heritage, though being a loyalist of the 30K-era Imperium [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he certainly doesn't practice]]. Ironically, his geneseed may have later been used to create the WWII Germany-themed Red Scorpions chapter.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: His name suggests he has some Jewish heritage, though being a loyalist of the 30K-era Imperium [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions he certainly doesn't practice]]. Ironically, his geneseed gene-seed may have later been used to create the WWII Germany-themed Red Scorpions chapter.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Having been disregarded and kept out of favour before Isstvan, he becomes one of the main Loyalist commanders.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Having been disregarded and kept out of favour before Isstvan, Istvaan III, he becomes one of the main Loyalist commanders.



* HeroicSacrifice: If it wasn't for him, the battle of Istvaan would be far much easier for the traitors. He knows he's going into a death trap, but decides to go anyway.

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* HeroicSacrifice: If it wasn't for him, the battle of Istvaan III would be have been far much easier for the traitors. He knows he's going into a death trap, but decides to go anyway.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Huge part of his genius with sword is his ability to notice and analyse any detail of his enemy. And let's not forget that it's his analysis of Fulgrim that discovers Primarch's possession.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Huge part of his genius with a sword is his ability to notice and analyse any detail of his enemy. enemy's fighting technique. And let's not forget that it's his analysis of Fulgrim that discovers Primarch's uncovers his primarch's possession.



* FaceHeelTurn: At first, circumstance sides with the loyalists at Istvaan III as the TokenEvilTeammate (though the loyalists didn't know it at the time), but the idea of being left out of what his Legion was becoming, spiced by his jealousy of Tarvitz gets better of him and he gleefully betrays his side to the traitors without a second thought.
* HeroicWillpower: He manages to postpone his fall to madness overcoming his Legion thanks to his iron self-discipline and remains sane even after pretty much all the rest of command squad degenerates into frothing insanity.

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* FaceHeelTurn: At first, circumstance sides with the loyalists at Istvaan III as the TokenEvilTeammate (though the loyalists didn't know it at the time), but the idea of being left out of what his Legion was becoming, spiced by his jealousy of Tarvitz Tarvitz, gets the better of him and he gleefully betrays his side to the traitors without a second thought.
* HeroicWillpower: He manages to postpone his fall to stave off the madness overcoming his Legion thanks to his iron self-discipline and remains sane even after pretty much all the rest of the high command squad degenerates has degenerated into frothing insanity.



* SoreLoser: He makes a big shown of besting three of the Mournival plus Erebus in the sparring cages, but when Garviel Loken clocks him with a single punch he cries foul play spends ''months'' sulking over his crooked nose.

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* SoreLoser: He makes a big shown of besting three of the Mournival plus Erebus in the sparring cages, but when Garviel Loken clocks him with a single punch he cries foul play and spends ''months'' sulking over his crooked nose.



* YoungFutureFamousPeople: In 40th Millennium, Lucious is infamous as a Slaaneshi Champion that just won't die.

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: In 40th the 41st Millennium, Lucious is infamous as a Slaaneshi Champion that just won't die.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Post-resurrection]] he looks and moves like a zombie and has giant sacks under his neck that aplify his vocal chords. The descriptions make it sound pretty gross.

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Post-resurrection]] he looks and moves like a zombie and has giant sacks flesh sacs under his neck that aplify amplify his vocal chords. The descriptions make it sound pretty gross.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Saul Tarvitz becomes suspicious about the battle plan for Istvaan III when he learns that Eidolon is not leading the first attack wave personally, when he normally leaps at the chance to win glory in such a situation. Tarvitz does some digging and inadvertantly stumbles upon preperations for the virus-bombing of the planet, explaining Eidolon's actions.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Saul Tarvitz becomes suspicious about the battle plan for Istvaan III when he learns that Eidolon is not leading the first attack wave personally, when he normally leaps at the chance to win glory in such a situation. Tarvitz does some digging and inadvertantly stumbles upon preperations the traitors' preparations for the virus-bombing of the planet, explaining Eidolon's actions.



* BodyHorror: His ears have become gaping holes in his scalp, his mouth has become an undending scream, and his eyes have been sewn open.

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* BodyHorror: His ears have become gaping holes in his scalp, his mouth has become is fixed open in an undending unending scream, and his eyes have been sewn open.



* BigDamnHeroes: Subverted. He finds Lucius fighting with Emperor's Children marines during the Isstvan III battle and helps him fight them off. It's only after they are all dead that he realizes they were loyalist marines trying to stop Lucius' betrayal.
* HiddenDepths: Solomon was infamous for his straightforward and hot blooded battle plans, which is why he keeps surprising his brothers with surprisingly deep musings on the nature of command or the effect war has on the soul.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Subverted. He finds Lucius fighting with some Emperor's Children marines Marines during the Isstvan III battle and helps him fight them off. It's only after they are all dead that he realizes they were loyalist marines trying to stop Lucius' betrayal.
* HiddenDepths: Solomon was infamous for his straightforward and hot blooded hot-blooded battle plans, which is why he keeps surprising his brothers with surprisingly deep musings on the nature of command or the effect war has on the soul.



* UnstoppableRage: Subverted. He tries to avenge his slain marines by throttling Lucius with his bare hands. Lucius just stabs him and leaves him to bleed out.

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* UnstoppableRage: Subverted. He tries to avenge his slain marines Marines by throttling Lucius with his bare hands. Lucius just stabs him and leaves him to bleed out.



* EvilGenius: He's genius all right, it's just that his work is absolutely terrifying.

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* EvilGenius: He's a genius all right, it's just that his work is absolutely terrifying.



* TokenEvilTeammate: For Emperor's Children. You know things are taken to the next level when someone's a TokenEvilTeammate to the ''bad guys''.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: For the Emperor's Children. You know things are taken to the next level when someone's a TokenEvilTeammate to the ''bad guys''.



* YoungFutureFamousPeople: In the future, Fabus Bile is infamous across both the Eye of Terror and the Materium for his experiments and tortures.

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: In the future, Fabus Fabius Bile is infamous across both throughout the Eye of Terror and the Materium known galaxy for his experiments and tortures.tortures, to the point where even the Emperor's Children want him dead.



The Fourth Legion, known for its ruthless approach to warfare. Its first recruited coming from the savage gun-tribes of Terra, the Legion was known even before Perturabo for its affinity with firearms and artillery, and for being stubborn in all aspects. They were thus deployed as a workhorse Legion doing gruelling attrition campaigns. When Perturabo was discovering on Olympia, he took command of the Iron Warriors; dissatisfied with their war records, Perturabo turned his Legions into one of the most ruthless war machines in the Imperium. However, instead of being recognized, the Legion was marginalized as siege warfare specialists and confined to inglorious garrison duty. Perturabo's resentment grew until the Primarch psychologically broke.\\\
When Olympia rebelled against the Imperial rule, Perturabo committed genocide on its population, a crime for which he would not be forgiven. Perturabo thus threw his lot with Horus' traitor Legions, participating in the Isstvan V Dropsite Massacre. However, the Legion was lured into the Eye of Terror so that Fulgrim could sacrifice Perturabo to Slaanesh. Perturabo survived and fled with his Legion out of the Eye, at which point they invaded Tallarn and where then reassigned to defend Horus' rear guard against the Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Ultramarines freshly out of Ultramar. The Iron Warriors then participated in the Siege of Terra, although they had to let many warriors behind.\\\
The Iron Warriors were formerly based on the rocky world of Olympia and in several ways are a reflection of it: enduring, cold, logical, and stubborn. Considering war to be a science first and foremost, their strategies are unsubtle and they win through attrition and equations rather than brilliance and valor. The Iron Warrior Legion is also nicknamed the "Corps Grinder" because they don't hesitate to use auxiliaries as cannon fodder. They also have a great affinity for siege warfare, overwhelming firepower and also melee assaults as an outlet for months of idle bombardement. As a result of Perturabo's personal hatred for Rogal Dorn, the Iron Warriors also hate the Imperial Fists and consider rivals as siege specialists. The Iron Warriors wear silver armour.

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The Fourth Legion, known for its ruthless approach to warfare. Its first recruited coming recruits came from the savage gun-tribes of Terra, the Legion was known even before Perturabo for its affinity with firearms and artillery, and for being stubborn in all aspects.artillery. They were thus deployed as a workhorse Legion doing gruelling attrition campaigns. When Perturabo was discovering rediscovered on Olympia, he took command of the Iron Warriors; dissatisfied with their war records, record, he ordered that one in ten Iron Warriors be executed by their comrades. Perturabo turned his Legions went on to turn the IV Legion into one of the most ruthless war machines in the Imperium. However, instead of being recognized, recognized for their successes, the Legion was marginalized pigeonholed as siege warfare specialists and often confined to inglorious garrison duty. Perturabo's resentment grew until the Primarch psychologically broke.\\\
When Olympia rebelled against the Imperial rule, an enraged Perturabo committed genocide on its population, a crime for which he would decided he could not be forgiven. Perturabo thus threw his lot with Horus' traitor Legions, participating in the Isstvan V Dropsite Drop Site Massacre. However, the Legion was lured into the Eye of Terror so that Fulgrim could sacrifice Perturabo to Slaanesh. Perturabo survived and fled with his Legion out of the Eye, at which point they invaded Tallarn and where were then reassigned to defend Horus' rear guard against the Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Ultramarines freshly out of Ultramar. Ultramarines. The Iron Warriors then participated in the Siege of Terra, although they had to let leave many warriors behind.\\\
The Iron Warriors were formerly based on the rocky world of Olympia and are in several many ways are a reflection of it: their homeworld: enduring, cold, logical, and stubborn. Considering war to be a science first and foremost, their strategies are unsubtle and they win through attrition and equations rather than brilliance and valor. The Iron Warrior Legion is During the Crusade, they were also nicknamed the "Corps Grinder" "Corpse Grinders", because they don't didn't hesitate to use auxiliaries as cannon fodder. They also have a great affinity for siege warfare, overwhelming firepower and also melee assaults as an outlet for months of idle bombardement. As a result of Perturabo's personal hatred for Rogal Dorn, the Iron Warriors also hate the Imperial Fists and consider them to be their rivals as siege specialists. The Iron Warriors wear silver armour.steel-grey armour, often trimmed with hazard stripes.



* ColorMotif: Grey, with yellow-and-black safety stripes.
* CombatPragmatist: They sneer at other Legion's ostentation and grandiosity, preferring to do only things with cold, ruthless pragmatism. They'll use any tool to hand to win; one Warsmith goes so far as to manufacture shorter than average entrenching shovels, to make them better for brutal trench-fighting.

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* ColorMotif: Grey, Steel-grey, with yellow-and-black safety stripes.
* CombatPragmatist: They sneer at other Legion's Legions' ostentation and grandiosity, preferring to do only things with cold, ruthless pragmatism. They'll use any tool to hand to win; one Warsmith goes so far as to manufacture shorter than average entrenching shovels, to make them better for brutal trench-fighting.



* TheDogBitesBack: They repay the Emperor for years of typecasting and abuse with turning against him.

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* TheDogBitesBack: They repay the Emperor for years of typecasting and abuse with by turning against him.



* {{Retcon}}: The Iron Warriors motivation for the heresy initially was described as combat fatigue and sheer exhaustion from all the dirty work. As their motivations ''had'' to be expanded and explored to make good novels, it changed to resentment for doing the dirtiest and least glamorous work in the Great Crusade and being passed over for glory, and grew to include desperation after realizing that their [[DisproportionateRetribution crushing retaliation]] over the embarrassment of their homeworld rebelling was unforgivably aggressive. The common thread was that their feelings of bitterness led them to go over to Horus.

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* {{Retcon}}: The Iron Warriors motivation for the heresy initially was described as combat fatigue and sheer exhaustion from all the dirty work.work they'd been forced to do. As their motivations ''had'' to be expanded and explored to make good novels, it changed to resentment for doing the dirtiest and least glamorous work in the Great Crusade and being passed over for glory, and grew to include desperation after realizing that their [[DisproportionateRetribution crushing retaliation]] over the embarrassment of their homeworld rebelling was unforgivably aggressive. The common thread was that their feelings of bitterness led them to go over to Horus.



*** SiegeEngines: They have lots, and lots of artillery.
** VictoryByEndurance: Their preferred method of taking cities, slowly beating the enemy into submission until they can bring overwhelming force to bear on what's left over. It lacks flair, which explains the below.
* TheRival: To the Imperial Fists. Both are siege specialists, with the Fists often being called upon to fortify, while the Warriors are called in to tear down, though both can fill out both roles competently. While Perturabo wants to build, the Fists often get the pleasure instead; additionally they are lauded and admired, while Warriors are often passed over altogether.
* TrainingStage: The flagship Iron Blood has a unique great hall named the Dodekatheon in which are installed many tables with simulations of known fortresses so that warsmiths can train in battle simulations and study how to pierce a fortress's defenses. They even have a simulation of the Imperial Palace, which is nigh-impregnable and which three defender warsmiths can easily defend against dozens of opponents at the same time.
* WeHaveReserves: Their habit of using attached Army forces as sacrificial pawns was so pronounced, even before the Heresy, that Horus ordered that the only units attached to Iron Warriors forces would be ones the Imperium could do without - mostly convicted criminals and slaves from difficult compliance invasions. The habit also extends to the legionaries themselves and warsmith don't hesitate to throw them into the thick of battle to gain victory. However, the Legion also frowns on wasting troops and any action should result in a net gain: a warsmith can lose as many men as he wishes as long as it gets results, but throwing manpower away will be punished as was the case in ''Angel Exterminatus'' with warsmith Harkor being demoted by Perturabo to simple brother legionary.

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*** SiegeEngines: They have lots, lots and lots and lots of artillery.
** VictoryByEndurance: Their preferred method of taking cities, cities: slowly beating batter the enemy into submission until they can bring overwhelming force to bear on what's left over. It lacks flair, which explains the below.
* TheRival: To the Imperial Fists. Both are siege specialists, with the Fists often being called upon to fortify, while the Warriors are called in to tear down, though both can fill out both roles competently. While Perturabo wants to build, the Fists often get the pleasure instead; additionally they are lauded and admired, while the Warriors are often passed over altogether.
* TrainingStage: The flagship Iron Blood has a unique great hall named the Dodekatheon in which are installed many tables with simulations of known fortresses so that warsmiths can train in battle simulations and study how to pierce a fortress's defenses. They even have a simulation of the Imperial Palace, which is nigh-impregnable and which three defender defending warsmiths can easily defend hold against dozens of opponents at the same time.
* WeHaveReserves: Their habit of using attached Army forces as sacrificial pawns was so pronounced, even before the Heresy, that Horus ordered that the only units attached to Iron Warriors forces would be ones the Imperium could do without - mostly convicted criminals and slaves from difficult compliance invasions. The habit also extends to the legionaries themselves themselves, and warsmith even warsmiths don't hesitate to throw them into the thick of battle to gain victory. However, the Legion also frowns on wasting troops and any action should result in a net gain: a warsmith can lose as many men as he wishes as long as it gets results, but throwing manpower away will be punished punished, as was the case in ''Angel Exterminatus'' with warsmith Warsmith Harkor being demoted by Perturabo to simple brother legionary.



The Primarch of the Iron Warriors Legion. Stranded on Olympia, Perturabo was gifted with an exceptional mind, already possessing all the scientific knowledge to be had, as well as a strange connection to the anomaly he would later christen the "Eye of Terror." He was found and quickly recruited into being the top general of Dammekos, the Tyrant of Lochos, conquering Olympia for him but then ousting him as soon as the Emperor came. Perturabo would then suffer indignity upon indignity, chief among these being made a warlord whereas he wanted to be an architect and engineer for peaceful purposes. He sides with Horus after years of frustration with the way his legion is relegated to constant siege duty, as well as the traumatic quelling of the rebellion of his homeworld Olympia.

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The Primarch of the Iron Warriors Legion. Stranded on Olympia, Perturabo was gifted with an exceptional mind, already possessing all the scientific knowledge to be had, as well as a strange connection to the anomaly he would later christen the "Eye of Terror." He was found and quickly recruited into being the top general of Dammekos, the Tyrant of Lochos, conquering Lochos. Perturabo conquered Olympia for him him, but then ousting ousted him as soon as the Emperor came.came calling. Perturabo would then suffer indignity upon indignity, chief among these being made a warlord whereas he wanted to be an architect and engineer for peaceful purposes. He sides with Horus after years of frustration with the way his legion is relegated to constant siege duty, as well as the traumatic quelling of the rebellion of his homeworld Olympia.



* AceCustom: His armour, the Logos, designed by himself. In addition to having a quite a few built-in devices, it doubles as a mobile command centre, enabling him to hear and see everything going on throughout his forces.

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* AceCustom: His armour, the Logos, designed by himself. In addition to having a quite a few built-in devices, it doubles as a mobile command centre, enabling him to hear and see everything going on throughout his forces.



* BadBoss: His first act upon assuming command of his Legion was decimating it for failing to live up to his expectations. Later, he keeps on having anger control problems and often vents his rage at his subordinates, sometimes killing or permanently maiming them. In one instance, he beats up one of his captains so much said legionary must be put in a Dreadnought, reserved for Marines who've received crippling and near-fatal injuries.

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* BadBoss: His first act upon assuming command of his Legion was decimating it (i.e., having one in ten Astartes executed) for failing to live up to his expectations. Later, he keeps on having anger control problems and often vents his rage at his subordinates, sometimes killing or permanently maiming them. In one instance, he beats up one of his captains so much said legionary must be put in a Dreadnought, reserved for Marines who've received crippling and near-fatal injuries.



* CulturedBadass: While not as overt as Sanguinius or Fulgrim, Perturabo had an understated appreciation for culture, particularly in the form of anything to do with engineering. In ''Perturabo - The Hammer of Olympia'', he is shown to be a gifted philosopher.
* DependingOnTheWriter: A fairly awful case, to the point where his personality is believed to have been listed as "mercurial" primarily to avoid drawing too much controversy from how diametrically opposed the two major write-ups for him are. Graham [=McNeill=] writes him in a more sympathetic light: a cultured and intelligent, if cold and brutal man with democratic inclinations and a fondness for an InUniverse wargame rather like ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', pigeonholed into disgusting siege warfare while his brothers take all the credit and glory until he snaps, and even then retaining more of his humanity (for a while) than his fellow traitors. John French and his co-writers in the Forge World books write him as a cold, perfection-obsessed killer who killed huge swaths of his legion moments after meeting them for not living up to his impossible standards and developed a numbers-game warfare style of [[WeHaveReserves calculated attrition]] that reduced every battle to a math equation of soldiers in to soldiers out. Guy Haley's ''Perturabo - The Hammer of Olympia'' uses both depictions of his personality, and presents this paradox in his personality as an essential element leading to his fall.

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* CulturedBadass: While not as overt as Sanguinius or Fulgrim, Perturabo had an understated appreciation for culture, particularly in the form of anything to do with architecture and engineering. In ''Perturabo - The Hammer of Olympia'', he is shown to be a gifted philosopher.
* DependingOnTheWriter: A fairly awful case, to the point where his personality is believed to have been listed as "mercurial" primarily to avoid drawing too much controversy from how diametrically opposed the two major write-ups for him are. Graham [=McNeill=] writes him in a more sympathetic light: a cultured and intelligent, if cold and brutal man with democratic inclinations and a fondness for an InUniverse wargame rather like ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', pigeonholed into disgusting siege warfare while his brothers take all the credit and glory until he snaps, and even then retaining more of his humanity (for a while) than his fellow traitors. John French and his co-writers in the Forge World books write him as a cold, perfection-obsessed killer who killed huge swaths had a tenth of his legion moments executed shortly after meeting them for not living up to his impossible standards and developed a numbers-game warfare style of [[WeHaveReserves calculated attrition]] that reduced every battle to a math equation of soldiers in to soldiers out. Guy Haley's ''Perturabo - The Hammer of Olympia'' uses both depictions of his personality, and presents this paradox in his personality as an essential element leading to his fall.



* TheDogBitesBack: There's a long, long list of reasons why Perturabo's angry. Needless to say, he jumps ship the moment he's given a chance.
* DropTheHammer: He used thunder hammers during the Great Crusade, and receives Ferrus's special weapon Forgebreaker as a gift from Horus after the Drop Site Massacre.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He has a bad case of this. His works are not memorized by any paintings or sculptures, nobody cares for what he'd want, and wherever he cooperates with another Legion, this other Legion gets all the glory while Iron Warriors' part in victory is relegated to a footnote at best. It's not that he craves attention particularly as he's ready to accept all kinds of honorless assignments, but he feels cheated of his due respect compared to other legions.

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* TheDogBitesBack: There's a long, long list of reasons why Perturabo's angry.angry at the Imperium, his brothers, and the Emperor. Needless to say, he jumps ship the moment he's given a chance.
* DropTheHammer: He often used thunder hammers during the Great Crusade, and receives Ferrus's special weapon Forgebreaker as a gift from Horus after the Drop Site Massacre.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He has a bad case of this. His works are not memorized memorialized by any paintings or sculptures, nobody cares for what he'd want, and wherever he cooperates with another Legion, this the other Legion gets all the glory while the Iron Warriors' part in victory is relegated to a footnote at best. It's not that he craves attention particularly particularly, as he's ready to accept all kinds of honorless assignments, but he feels cheated of his due respect compared to other legions.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: His feelings about the reborn post-Isstvan Emperor's Children start out harsh and swiftly decline from there.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: His feelings about the reborn post-Isstvan post-Istvaan Emperor's Children start out harsh and swiftly decline from there.



* GoodOldFisticuffs: Before he recieved Forge Breaker, one option for him would be to go to battle without a melee weapon. Part of the upgrades to his armor paired with his natural strength means his fists hit as hard as a ''[[PlasmaCannon plasma gun]]''. For reference, this is right inbetween a regular human with a vehicle-crushing PowerFist, and the everything-cooking [[DeathRay meltagun]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Not as bad a case as his brother Angron, but he does have a temper, particularly if he receives any sort of bad news. Hearing that Olympia had risen in revolt sent him into a terrifying rage, and its razing was basically an overly long temper tantrum on Perturabo's part. And all this ''without'' the Butcher's Nails.

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* GoodOldFisticuffs: Before he recieved Forge Breaker, received Forgebreaker, one option for him would be to go to battle without a melee weapon. Part of the upgrades to his armor paired with his natural strength means his fists hit as hard as a ''[[PlasmaCannon plasma gun]]''. For reference, this is right inbetween a regular human with a vehicle-crushing PowerFist, and the everything-cooking [[DeathRay meltagun]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Not as bad a case as his brother Angron, but he does have a savage temper, particularly if he receives any sort of bad news. Hearing that Olympia had risen in revolt sent him into a terrifying rage, and its razing was basically an overly long temper tantrum on Perturabo's part. And all this ''without'' the Butcher's Nails.



--> 'See how it burns,' whispered Perturabo. 'This was not the action of an honourable man. I have slain my foster sister and destroyed my own world. I swore an oath to the Emperor that I would spread his message and bring the worlds of mankind back into the fold of Terra. By this action, I have defied his edicts and come close to breaking my oath, for what iteration of Imperial law allows this, when the issue might have been resolved through diplomacy? Their rebellion was my fault, and how did I react?' His voice dropped further, and he gripped Forrix's pauldron. It buckled under the primarch's frightening strength. 'I am lost, my son. What have I become?'



* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He has a great deal of respect for a historical figure known only as the "Fiorenzi polymath", heavily implied to be Creator/LeonardoDaVinci with the serial number filed off.

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He has a great deal of respect for a historical figure known only as the "Fiorenzi polymath", heavily implied to be Creator/LeonardoDaVinci with the serial number numbers filed off.



* SeriousBusiness: Making stuff. He's rather obsessive when it comes to architecture, building or repairing the his collection of oddities.
* ShootTheMessenger: One of the many ways he terrifies his own men. When he was notified that Olympia had risen in revolt, his reaction was utter shock and disbelief, followed by him killing the unfortunate officer who told him of the uprising by breaking his back over his knee. He only barely managed to restrain himself from butchering everyone in the command bridge, human and astarte alike.

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* SeriousBusiness: Making stuff. He's rather obsessive when it comes to architecture, building or repairing the his collection of oddities.
* ShootTheMessenger: One of the many ways he terrifies his own men. When he was notified that Olympia had risen in revolt, his reaction was utter shock and disbelief, followed by him killing the unfortunate officer who told him of the uprising by breaking his back over his knee. He only barely managed to restrain himself from butchering everyone in the command bridge, human and astarte Astartes alike.



* TheStrategist: He actively encouraged his men to consider how to assault ''and'' defend the Emperor's palace from the beginning of the Legion's inception. His attempt at defending it was competent and played out in a similar fashion to the actual defense later in the Heresy. His attack took far less time and incurred more total enemy casualties.

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* TheStrategist: He actively encouraged his men to consider how to assault ''and'' defend the Emperor's palace Palace from the beginning of the Legion's inception. His attempt at defending it was competent and played out in a similar fashion to the actual defense later in the Heresy. His attack took far less time and incurred more total enemy casualties.



* WorthyOpponent: During his trip into the Eye of Terror, he privately holds tremendous respect for the Iron Hands of the ''Sysipheum'' for their courage and ingenuity in trailing two Legions' worth of soldiers. Particularly in contrast to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork the Emperor's Children's decadence and impulsiveness]].

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* WorthyOpponent: During his trip into the Eye of Terror, he privately holds tremendous respect for the Iron Hands of the ''Sysipheum'' ''Sisypheum'' for their courage and ingenuity in trailing two Legions' worth of soldiers. Particularly in contrast to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork the Emperor's Children's decadence and impulsiveness]].



A Warsmith disliked by his own Primarch, he commands one of the few remaining loyalist Iron Warriors.

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A Warsmith disliked by his own Primarch, he commands one of the few remaining contingents of loyalist Iron Warriors.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His genius at fortress construction comes from his ability to predict enemy movement and plan out a fortress that's nigh-impregnable.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His genius at fortress construction comes from his ability to predict enemy movement movements and plan out a fortress that's nigh-impregnable.



* NotSoStoic: The only time his stoic facade breaks is when [[spoiler:Curze is about to murder Polux. Good thing it did, because his emotions activated Pharos' teleporter.]]
* OddFriendship: With Alexis Polux, captain of the Imperial Fists, the sworn rivals of Iron Warriors. Made even stranger by the fact that Polux hates the Warriors with burning passion, but the two seem to find the common ground surprisingly easily.
* RageHelm: His mask gives this impression, owning its appearance to Iron Warriors' sigil.

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* NotSoStoic: The only time his stoic facade breaks is when [[spoiler:Curze is about to murder Polux. Good thing it did, because his emotions activated the Pharos' teleporter.teleporter and allowed him to pull Polux to safety.]]
* OddFriendship: With Alexis Polux, captain of the Imperial Fists, the sworn rivals of the Iron Warriors. Made even stranger by the fact that Polux hates the Warriors with burning passion, but the two seem to find the common ground surprisingly easily.
* RageHelm: His mask gives this impression, owning its appearance to the Iron Warriors' sigil.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's no older than two centuries, but his encounter with time-manipulating Hrud left him looking like a very old man. 3,000 years old, to be exact.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's no older than two centuries, but his encounter with the time-manipulating Hrud left him looking like a very old man. 3,000 years old, to be exact.



The VIII Legion, led by Konrad Curze and based on Nostramo. The Legion already had a dark side since its inception as it received its first recruits from the underground prisons of Terra, taking the children of prisoners interred there. Moreover, they were also used in retribution campaigns against non-compliant worlds to make an example of rebels. After their Primarch was found, they transferred to the similarly dark and lawless Nostramo. As a vigilante bent on terrifying the populace into obedience, Curze made his Night Lords into terror specialists, using any tactic from excessive force to cruel tortures and subterfuge alike to utterly crush their targets' spirit. Ironically, Nostramo slipped back to a state of constant crime after Curze departed, resulting in in forces being comprised of criminals for the most part.\\\
After a campaign alongisde the Imperial Fists, Rogal Dorn confronted Curze on his terror tactics and was wounded, causing the Imperium to arrest Curze and prepare his trial. Curze broke out of his prison and escaped with his Night Lords, laying waste to Nostramo on the way back. When the Horus Heresy started, they joined Horus and participated in the Dropsite Massacre. They then performed the Thramas Crusade to tie up the Dark Angels but were ultimately defeated, the Legion scattering into smaller warbands. Curze was captured by Lion El'Jonson but escaped as El'Jonson entered Maccrage, roaming the planet for a while. Curze was ultimately able to join with some of his Night Lords and participated in the Siege of Terra\\\
The Night Lords are shaped by their perpetual night world of Nostramo and the vicious criminal culture they live in. The Night Lords are vicious, cruel and some of them are outright mad. As a result, they are feared and hated by most. According to Curze's philosophy, the Night Lords are terror tactics specialists. They are accomplished infiltrators, codebreakers and will use any trick to make the enemy powerless, ready to cow as the Night Lords perform atrocities against the population. However, they are so accustomed to not fighting fair that they have relatively poor performance against fellow Astartes. The Night Lords wear midnight blue armour.

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The VIII Legion, led by Konrad Curze and based on Nostramo. The Legion already had a dark side since its inception as it received its first recruits from the underground prisons of Terra, taking the children of prisoners interred there. Moreover, they were also used in retribution campaigns against non-compliant worlds to make an example of rebels. After their Primarch was found, they transferred to the similarly dark and lawless Nostramo. As a vigilante bent on terrifying the populace into obedience, Curze made his Night Lords into terror specialists, using any tactic from excessive force to cruel tortures and subterfuge alike to utterly crush their targets' spirit. Ironically, Nostramo slipped back to into a state of constant crime lawlessness after Curze departed, resulting in in forces the Legion's reinforcements being comprised of criminals for the most part.\\\
After a campaign alongisde the Imperial Fists, Rogal Dorn confronted Curze on his terror tactics and was wounded, causing the Imperium to arrest Curze and prepare his trial. Curze broke out of his prison and escaped with his Night Lords, laying waste to Nostramo on the way back. Nostramo. When the Horus Heresy started, they joined Horus and participated in the Dropsite Drop Site Massacre. They then performed embarked on the Thramas Crusade to tie up the Dark Angels but were ultimately defeated, the Legion scattering shattering into smaller warbands. Curze was captured by Lion El'Jonson El'Jonson, but escaped as El'Jonson entered Maccrage, roaming after the Dark Angels arrived at Macragge, terrorizing the planet until he was finally recaptured, broken, and dragged before Guilliman and Sanguinius for a while. judgment. Sanguinius winds up shoving Curze was ultimately able to join with some into a stasis coffin and ejecting him into space, while a contingent of his the Night Lords and participated in led by Gendor Skraivok join Horus' armies for the Siege of Terra\\\
Terra.\\\
The Night Lords are shaped by their perpetual night world perpetually night-shrouded homeworld of Nostramo and the vicious criminal culture they live in.its lawless, brutal culture. The Night Lords are vicious, cruel and some of them are outright mad. As a result, they are feared and hated by most. According to Curze's philosophy, the Night Lords are terror tactics specialists. They are accomplished infiltrators, codebreakers and will use any trick to make the enemy powerless, ready to cow as the Night Lords perform atrocities against the population. However, they are so accustomed to not fighting fair that they have relatively poor performance against fellow Astartes. The Night Lords wear midnight blue armour.armour, often decorated with lightning patterns and [[GenuineHumanHide the remains of their kills]].



* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: They were recruited from the dregs of society both before and after Curze was discovered. On the flip side, the Night Lords are very good at what they do (infiltration, intelligence and assymetrical warfare) even compared to other legions so here's that. In ''Pharos'', a detachement of Night Lord manage to infiltrate a space station and board a cruiser, all the while making fools of the Ultramarines commanding the places.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy[=/=]BlackEyesOfEvil: Their eyes are totally black, adding to creepiness factor. It's a feature native to Nostramo, but it just happened that their geneseed also granted this, as evidenced by the few surviving Terran recruits.

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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: They were recruited from the dregs of society both before and after Curze was discovered. On the flip side, the Night Lords are very good at what they do (infiltration, intelligence and assymetrical warfare) even compared to other legions so here's that. legions. In ''Pharos'', a detachement detachment of Night Lord Lords manage to infiltrate a space station and board a cruiser, all the while making fools of the Ultramarines commanding the places.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy[=/=]BlackEyesOfEvil: Their eyes are totally black, adding to their creepiness factor. It's a feature native to Nostramo, but it just happened that their geneseed also granted this, as evidenced by the few surviving Terran recruits.



* CombatPragmatist: They abhor fair fight and don't attack openly unless absolutely forced to, in part because of Curze's tactical preference, but also because of their innate cruelty.
* CripplingOverspecialization: One of their chief weaknesses is acknowledged to be that when they can't utilize terror tactics, hit and run, or overwhelming force, they tend to lose, and badly. They spent most of their time in the the front that would become known as the Thramas Crusade running from the Dark Angels and taking horrendous losses in the process (although the Dark Angels were aided by an entity that could jump their fleets instantly with pin-point accuracy and predict the Night Lords movements). Nonetheless, Night Lords always suffer unfavorable kill-death ratios when pitted against other legionaries.

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* CombatPragmatist: They abhor fair fight fights and don't attack openly unless absolutely forced to, in part because of Curze's tactical preference, but also because of their innate cruelty.
* CripplingOverspecialization: One of their chief weaknesses is acknowledged to be that when they can't utilize terror tactics, hit and run, or overwhelming force, they tend to lose, and badly. They spent most of their time in the the front that would become known as in the Thramas Crusade running from the Dark Angels and taking horrendous losses in the process (although the Dark Angels were aided by an entity that could jump their fleets instantly with pin-point accuracy and predict the Night Lords Lords' movements). Nonetheless, the Night Lords always suffer unfavorable kill-death ratios when pitted against other legionaries.



* EvilCounterpart: They share a lot with Raven Guard, including their appearance, preference for guerilla warfare and affiliation with darkness, but while the Ravens are freedom fighters, Night Lords are butchers. The similarities are overt enough, though, to give Corvus Corax pause when he realizes them.

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* EvilCounterpart: They share a lot with the Raven Guard, including their appearance, preference for guerilla guerrilla warfare and affiliation with darkness, but while the Ravens are freedom fighters, Night Lords are butchers. The similarities are overt enough, though, to give Corvus Corax pause when he realizes them.



* HitAndRunTactics: They prefer guerilla to open warfare.

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* HitAndRunTactics: They prefer guerilla guerrilla combat to open warfare.



* KlingonPromotion: A common practice amongst traitor legions in the modern setting, but the Night Lords are notable in that they did this BEFORE the Heresy even started. They made sure to keep the practice secret from everyone else.

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* KlingonPromotion: A common practice amongst the traitor legions in the modern setting, but the Night Lords are notable in that they did this BEFORE the Heresy even started. They made sure to keep the practice secret from everyone else.



The Primarch of the Night Lords Legion and a peerless master of stealth and terror. Stranded on Nostramo, Curze lived alone and grew to be a vigilante who managed to terrify the entire population of Nostramo into becoming lawful citizens for fear of the "Night Haunter" coming for them. He was also plagued by visions of a grim future who made him unstable and when the Emperor came, Curze tried to become an enforcer for the Imperium but he proved too extreme even for his fellow Primarchs. Put under censure, Curze readily joined Horus.

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The Primarch of the Night Lords Legion and a peerless master of stealth and terror. Stranded on Nostramo, Curze lived alone and grew to be a vigilante who managed to terrify the entire population of Nostramo into becoming lawful citizens for fear of the "Night Haunter" coming for them. He was also plagued by visions of a grim future who which made him into an unstable and when wreck. When the Emperor came, came to Nostramo and gave him the VIII Legion, Curze tried to become an enforcer for the Imperium Imperium, but he proved too extreme even for his fellow Primarchs. Put under censure, Curze readily joined Horus.



* AllCrimesAreEqual: A firm believer in this during his time on Nostramo and only very slightly tempered by millitary doctrine during the Crusade. It frequently overlapped with his BlueAndOrangeMorality.

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* AllCrimesAreEqual: A firm believer in this during his time on Nostramo and only very slightly tempered by millitary military doctrine during the Crusade. It frequently overlapped with his BlueAndOrangeMorality.



** Tragically, one of the more well intentioned reasons he wants to die (before his time) is that it would prove his prophecies wrong and therefore mean that the future might not be as doomed as his foresight showed. He starts getting genuinely panicky and terrified when he thinks he's going to be killed by his brothers and not by M'Shen (post heresy). It ultimately doesn't happen.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His ''modus operandi''. Back on Nostramo, he'd punish everyone the same, regardless of whether they were gang leaders, corrupt politicians or small-scale drug dealers. Or sucidially depressed widows..

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** Tragically, one of the more well intentioned reasons he wants to die (before his time) is that it would prove his prophecies wrong and therefore mean that the future might not be as doomed as his foresight showed. He starts getting genuinely panicky and terrified when he thinks he's going to be killed by his brothers and not by M'Shen (post heresy).(post-Heresy). It ultimately doesn't happen.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His ''modus operandi''. Back on Nostramo, he'd punish everyone the same, regardless of whether they were gang leaders, corrupt politicians or small-scale drug dealers. Or sucidially suicidally depressed widows..widows.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: A dark variant. He has prophetic dreams that show him the worst possible futures. Constantly pressed by visions of doom and gloom, he's developed a cynical and nihilistic attitude and came to believe that there is no hope. He gets genuinely scared on the few occasions that he almost dies before his predictions come about.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: A dark variant. He has prophetic dreams and visions that show him the worst possible futures. Constantly pressed by visions of doom and gloom, he's developed a cynical and nihilistic attitude and came to believe that there is no hope. He gets genuinely scared on the few occasions that he almost dies before his predictions come about.



** The Night Haunter's means of keeping order on Nostramo involved merciless terminal punishment for any infraction - a method that worked very well when he was around but fell apart almost immediately when he wasn't. When called out on it later by Sevetar, he genuinely doesn't seem to understand that he could have then used other methods to create an ordered, compliant world. Then again, he may also have simply not bothered to find out.

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** The Night Haunter's means of keeping order on Nostramo involved merciless merciless, terminal punishment for any infraction - a method that worked very well when he was around but fell apart almost immediately when he wasn't. When called out on it later by Sevetar, Sevatar, he genuinely doesn't seem to understand that he could have then used other methods to create an ordered, compliant world. Then again, he may also have simply not bothered to find out.



* FangsAreEvil: Has pair of fangs. It's unknown whether they existed before he landed on Nostramo or if he filed them down afterwards.

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* FangsAreEvil: Has a pair of fangs. It's unknown whether they existed before he landed on Nostramo or if he filed them down afterwards.



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: He has possibly the only one in his entire life in Ruinstorm when Sanguinius demonstrates that fate can be changed. Seeing as Curze had based his entire life (betrayal included) on the inevitability of his own death by the Emperor's will, it gives him the slimmest of hopes that the terrible future he's always seen may be averted. And then Sanguinius takes it away.]]

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: He has possibly the only one in his entire life in Ruinstorm ''Ruinstorm'' when Sanguinius demonstrates that fate can be changed. Seeing as Curze had based his entire life (betrayal (his betrayal of the Imperium included) on the inevitability of his own death by the Emperor's will, it gives him the slimmest of hopes that the terrible future he's always seen may be averted. And then Sanguinius takes it away.]]



* IHaveNoSon: When he realizes his Legion has become full of the the murderers, thieves and worse that he hated so much on Nostramo, he grows to hate and eventually abandon his Legion. The feeling is somewhat mutual: the Night Lords aren't exactly fussed about finding their missing Primarch.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: An mildly interesting take, in that it's a bit hard to say when exactly Kurze made the leap into being a complete monster, if he wasn't always one already in spite of what he told himself. And no matter how much he tried, he simply couldn't reform Nostramo for the better, nor the Night Lords into a tool for justice. Konrad's ordering Nostramo to be destroyed, shortly before the start of the Heresy, was probably the marking point of when he had just given up on his principles and on building an orderly future.
* KnifeNut: Rather than a bolter, he uses Nostramian throwing knives, which in his hands are as lethal as firearms. On the tabletop, they are the ''one of the few weapons in the game'' that can potentially circumvent Invulnerable saves altogether.
* KnightTemplar: Curze has an extremely strong sense of justice and sees himself [[DarkMessiah as a divine punishment to be wielded upon the unworthy]]. He terrified his homeworld into becoming a prosperous, crime-free planet (by horrifically butchering anyone who dared commit crimes) and is noted for being one of the most ruthless and merciless of the Primarchs when it comes to punishing recalcitrant worlds. In a rather sad irony, as the Great Crusade progressed, Curze became the head of a legion of butchers and criminals (Nostramo having slipped back into crime and tyranny after he wasn't around to ScareEmStraight) and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters turned into one of the monsters he so hated.]]

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* IHaveNoSon: When he realizes his Legion has become full of the the murderers, thieves and worse that he hated so much on Nostramo, he grows to hate and eventually abandon his Legion. The feeling is somewhat mutual: the Night Lords aren't exactly fussed about finding their missing Primarch.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: An mildly interesting take, in that it's a bit hard to say when exactly Kurze Curze made the leap into being a complete monster, if he wasn't always one already in spite of what he told himself. And no matter how much he tried, he simply couldn't reform Nostramo for the better, nor the Night Lords into a tool for justice. Konrad's ordering Nostramo to be destroyed, shortly before the start of the Heresy, was probably the marking point of when he had just given up on his principles and on building an orderly future.
* KnifeNut: Rather than a bolter, he uses Nostramian Nostraman throwing knives, which in his hands are as lethal as firearms. On the tabletop, they are the ''one of the few weapons in the game'' that can potentially circumvent Invulnerable saves altogether.
* KnightTemplar: Curze has an extremely strong sense of justice and sees himself [[DarkMessiah as a divine punishment to be wielded upon the unworthy]]. He terrified his homeworld into becoming a prosperous, crime-free planet (by horrifically butchering anyone who dared commit any crimes) and is noted for being one of the most ruthless and merciless of the Primarchs when it comes to punishing recalcitrant worlds. In a rather sad irony, as the Great Crusade progressed, Curze became the head of a legion of butchers and criminals (Nostramo having slipped back into crime and tyranny after he wasn't around to ScareEmStraight) and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters turned into one of the monsters he so hated.]]



* SuicideByCop: While it hasn't happened in the [=30K=] timeline yet, [[DoomedByCanon Kurze's death]] at the hands of a Callidus assassin has been a detail long established by [=40K=] history. It's most common interpretation is this trope in particular.

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* SuicideByCop: While it hasn't happened in the [=30K=] timeline yet, [[DoomedByCanon Kurze's Curze's death]] at the hands of a Callidus assassin has been a detail long established by [=40K=] history. It's most common interpretation is this trope in particular.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: No matter how his brothers and the galaxy at large saw him, Kurze initially believed himself to be a man of vision and uncompromising principal when it came to establishing order. Sevatar, his most loyal son, tries to help Kurze come to terms with the fact that he always had the heart of a complete, bloodthirsty monster, no matter how much he hid it with the mask of a KnightTemplar. By the end of his life, between his hypocrisy, and being only able to permanently shape Nostramo and his Legion into a reflection of himself rather than into his vision, he's a broken man who's discarded everything that mattered to him, except for the violence and [[SuicideByCop one last chance to be vindicated...]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: No matter how his brothers and the galaxy at large saw him, Kurze Curze initially believed himself to be a man of vision and uncompromising principal principles when it came to establishing order. Sevatar, his most loyal son, tries to help Kurze Curze come to terms with the fact that he always had the heart of a complete, bloodthirsty monster, no matter how much he hid it with the mask of a KnightTemplar. By the end of his life, between his hypocrisy, and being only able to permanently shape Nostramo and his Legion into a reflection of himself rather than into his vision, he's a broken man who's discarded everything that mattered to him, except for the violence and [[SuicideByCop one last chance to be vindicated...]]



Captain of First Company prior to Zso Sahaal, and the man who first coins the infamous phrase "Death to the False Emperor".

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Captain of the VII Legion's First Company prior to Zso Sahaal, and the man who first coins the infamous phrase "Death to the False Emperor".



* BlessedWithSuck: He has psyker powers, which are extremely useful in battle and could be even more so if he trained, but supressed as they are, they are slowly killing him.
* BodyHorror: Implied; his brain is described as rotting inside his skull.

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* BlessedWithSuck: He has psyker powers, which are extremely useful in battle and could be even more so if he trained, but supressed suppressed as they are, they are slowly killing him.
* BodyHorror: Implied; his brain is described as rotting away inside his skull.



* BrutalHonesty: One of the very few people to speak like this to the Night Haunter. Rather than sweeten the truth, he spices it with heavy serving of sarcasm.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Does one to the Night Haunter himself. Sevetar questions the ruling from fear doctrine that shaped both Nostramo and the fighting style of the legion, noting that the moment the Night Haunter was gone, the planet (and people[=/=]new recruits) changed for the worse. The Night Haunter denies this, claiming it was the only way, leading Sevetar to point out the other ways that other Primarchs had made compliant, productive, and orderly worlds (without having to broadcast the screams of flayed children over the planetary vox network). The Night Haunter doesn't take it very well.

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* BrutalHonesty: One of the very few people to speak like this to the Night Haunter. Rather than sweeten the truth, he spices it with heavy serving servings of sarcasm.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Does one to the Night Haunter himself. Sevetar questions the ruling from fear doctrine that shaped both Nostramo and the fighting style of the legion, noting that the moment the Night Haunter was gone, the planet (and people[=/=]new recruits) changed for the worse. The Night Haunter denies this, claiming it was the only way, leading Sevetar Sevatar to point out all the other ways that other Primarchs had made compliant, productive, and orderly worlds (without having to broadcast the screams of flayed children over the planetary vox network). The Night Haunter doesn't take it very well.



* FamedInStory: His fame during the crusade era was nearly equal to that of Abaddon.

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* FamedInStory: His fame during the crusade Crusade era was nearly equal to that of Abaddon.



*** [[spoiler:Both the Horus Heresy series and the Primarch novels reveal that neither the Legion or Curze had seen Sevetar since the attack on the Invincible Reason and was assumed dead from that point on. The last he was seen was by Gendor Skraivok, who saw him imprisoned on the Invincible Reason a few years afterwards but this wasn't relayed to the rest of legion as it served Skraivok's purposes to edge for command. As for the Grey Knights theory, Khiron's identity has not been declaritively stated but is greatly implied to be Fel Zharost, another Night Lord. So whilst Sevetar could well be alive (at least past the Heresy), it's fairly unlikely that he became the founder.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Both the Horus Heresy series and the Primarch novels reveal that neither the Legion or Curze had seen Sevetar Sevatar since the attack on the Invincible Reason and was assumed dead from that point on. The last he was seen was by Gendor Skraivok, who saw him imprisoned on the Invincible Reason a few years afterwards but this wasn't relayed to the rest of legion as it served Skraivok's purposes to edge for command. As for the Grey Knights theory, Khiron's Khyron's identity has not been declaritively stated but is greatly implied to be Fel Zharost, another Night Lord. So whilst Sevetar Sevatar could well be alive (at least past the Heresy), it's fairly unlikely that he became the founder.]]



* PetTheDog: He punishes the man who's beaten to death young astropath, Altani.

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* PetTheDog: He punishes the man who's beaten to death the young astropath, Altani.



* {{Troll}}: He will not miss the chance to dick with you ForTheLulz, and he's extremely good at it. He even manages to piss off Lion El'Johnson, a warrior who's notoriously difficult to provoke.
* UndyingLoyalty: He breaks the block he's willingly put around his psyker powers to save his father and never orders the Atramentar to fight battles he can't or won't fight himself. When it comes to latter, he seems unable to believe that him ''not'' going to his death at Atramentar's side is something that could happen.

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* {{Troll}}: He will not miss the chance to dick with you ForTheLulz, and he's extremely good at it. He even manages to piss off Lion El'Johnson, a warrior who's El'Jonson, who is notoriously difficult to provoke.
* UndyingLoyalty: He breaks the block he's willingly put around his psyker powers to save his father and never orders the Atramentar to fight battles he can't or won't fight himself. When it comes to latter, he seems unable to believe that him ''not'' going to his death at the Atramentar's side is something that could happen.



* RunOrDie: He anticipates Sevatar's planned assassination of the Kyroptera's remaining members. Sevatar calls off the Atrementar in the nick of time as a result.

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* RunOrDie: He anticipates Sevatar's planned assassination of the Kyroptera's remaining members. Sevatar calls off the Atrementar Atramentar in the nick of time as a result.



Formerly known as the tenacious and savage War Hounds, the World Eaters are the brutal Seventh Legion. During the early days, the 12th Legion was comprised of aggressive recruits who had an affinity for close quarters assault, split among expeditionary fleets to serve as shock troops. At that point, they were already known for being brutal and at best aloof allies. However, it was their Primarch Angron's return who kickstarted their complete fall. Hating the Emperor, Angron had his Legionaries turned into a rabble of berzerkers by having special implants called Butcher's Nails driven into their brains. The whole legion turned into a mob of bloodlusting brutes. The War Hounds also renamed themselves "World Eaters" to honor Angron's Eaters of Cities.\\\
When Horus turned traitor, Angron needed little convincing to join him. The World Eaters participating in the battles of Isstvan III and V, and then joined with the Word Bearers to perform the Shadow Crusade that would complete the Ruinstorm and trap the Ultramarines. Incidentally, Angron became a Daemon Primarch of Khorne at the climax of the campaign, and his Legion soon fell to Khorne too soon after. The World Eaters then went on a mindless campaign of slaughter across the galaxy despite Horus' summons and the Iron Warriors ultimately brought them back under Horus. The World Eaters currently participates in the Siege of Terra.\\\
The World Eaters are defined by their unique implants, the Butcher's Nails, which turns them into brutes who cannot enjoy anything but bloodshed. As a result, the whole Legion is made of warriors barely able to contain their rage ''out of combat'', emulating Angron's gladiators through ritual battles in arenas but otherwise being left to their own devices by an apathetic Primarch. In battle, the World Eaters only charge straight into the enemy lines, their Nails forcing them to seek the quickest way to shed blood at the cost of discipline or any pretense at tactics. However, their savagery makes them among the most fearsome close quarters troops in the galaxy. The World Eaters once wore white armour with blue pauldrons, with several lifetimes of unwashed blood turned their armour red instead.

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Formerly known as the tenacious and savage War Hounds, the World Eaters are the brutal Seventh Twelfth Legion. During the early days, the 12th Legion was comprised of aggressive recruits who had an affinity for close quarters assault, and were split among expeditionary fleets to serve as shock troops. At that point, they were already known for being brutal and at best aloof allies. However, it was their Primarch Angron's return who that kickstarted their complete fall. Hating the Emperor, Angron had his Legionaries turned into a rabble of berzerkers by having special implants called Butcher's Nails driven into their brains. The whole legion turned into a mob of bloodlusting brutes. The War Hounds also renamed themselves "World Eaters" to honor Angron's Eaters of Cities.\\\
When Horus turned traitor, Angron needed little convincing to join him. The World Eaters participating participated in the battles of Isstvan III and V, and then joined with the Word Bearers to perform conduct the Shadow Crusade that would complete the Ruinstorm and trap the Ultramarines. Ultramarines on the wrong side of the galaxy. Incidentally, Angron became a Daemon Primarch of Khorne at the climax of the campaign, and his Legion soon fell to Khorne too soon after. Khorne. The World Eaters then went on a mindless campaign of slaughter across the galaxy despite Horus' summons and summons, until the Iron Warriors ultimately brought them back under Horus. The Horus' nominal control. Led by Angron, the World Eaters currently participates in went on to fight at the Siege of Terra.\\\
The World Eaters are defined by their unique implants, the Butcher's Nails, which turns them into brutes who cannot enjoy anything but bloodshed. As a result, the whole Legion is made of warriors barely able to contain their rage ''out of combat'', emulating Angron's gladiators through ritual battles in arenas but otherwise being left to their own devices by an apathetic Primarch. In battle, the World Eaters only charge straight into the enemy lines, their Nails forcing them to seek the quickest way to shed blood at the cost of discipline or any pretense at tactics. However, their savagery makes them among the most fearsome close quarters troops in the galaxy. The During the Crusade and Heresy, the World Eaters once wore wear white armour with blue pauldrons, with several lifetimes though many of unwashed blood turned their armour red instead.them are gradually [[BloodIsTheNewBlack repainting it red]].



* BandOfBrothers: Who the War Hounds used to be before meeting Angron, as they were noted for their particularly strong sense of brotherhhod. Made all the more ironic as they gradual fall to Chaos destroyed that brotherhood first.

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* BandOfBrothers: Who the War Hounds used to be before meeting Angron, as they were noted for their particularly strong sense of brotherhhod. brotherhood. Made all the more ironic as they their gradual fall to Chaos destroyed that brotherhood first.



* BloodIsTheNewBlack: World Eaters armor was initially white and blue, and there's a suggestion that the newer red scheme isn't the result of paint.

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* BloodIsTheNewBlack: The World Eaters armor Eaters' color scheme was initially white and blue, and there's a suggestion that the newer red scheme isn't the result of paint.



* LeeroyJenkins: They casually disregard any battle plans and tactics, preferring to rush the enemy en masse. The only one who cares is Kharn and he internally laments that his once disciplined legion has devolved into a mob, also noting that any disciplined rank has good chances to obliterate them if the World Eaters don't break the rank on their first charge

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* LeeroyJenkins: They casually disregard any battle plans and tactics, preferring to rush the enemy en masse. The only one who cares is Kharn and he internally laments that his once disciplined legion has devolved into a berserker mob, also noting that any disciplined rank has good chances to obliterate them if the World Eaters don't break the rank on their first chargecharge.



* MentalFusion: The Librarius of the World Eaters has developed a special technique in which several Librarians merge their consciousness and psychic power into a new temporary being named "the Communion" whose role is to reach Angron's consciousness whenever he's lost into his own bloodlust. The Communion is eventually killed after Angron ascends to being a Daemon Primarch, also killing the few Librarians who've survived thus far.

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* MentalFusion: The Librarius of the World Eaters has developed a special technique in which several Librarians merge their consciousness and psychic power into a new temporary being named "the Communion" whose role is to reach Angron's consciousness whenever he's lost into his own bloodlust. The Communion is eventually killed after Angron ascends to being become a Daemon Primarch, also killing the few Librarians who've survived thus far.



* PsychoSerum: Not a serum, but the Butcher's Nails implant that each and every legionary has. It floods the brain with the urge for violence, and triggers the reward systems in the brain when violence is performed. Once the "user" starts this cycle, it's practically impossible to reverse it or heal it without killing him. It also has the nasty side-effect of occasionally causing the users to go insane or go into a permanent berserk rage, though it's likely that this was intentional. It started out as a gladiator control device on Nuceria, but Angron incorporated into the fabric of his legion against the Emperor's orders. The initial legionaries went along with it just to get closer to Angron, but he still rejected them. Later traitor forces either used the implant or had a blessing from Khorne which replicated its effects to create berzerkers.
* UnstoppableRage: The only way to stop Nails-taken World Eater is to kill him dead, nothing else works.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Their relationship with Angron screams this from miles away. Pretty much everything - from adopting gladiator motifs, though their rename and taking on Butcher's Nails and to siding with Horus - is done in hopes of finally winning their gene-sire's affection.

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* PsychoSerum: Not a serum, but the Butcher's Nails implant that each and every legionary has. It floods the brain with the urge for violence, and triggers the reward systems in the brain when violence is performed. Once the "user" starts this cycle, it's practically impossible to reverse it or heal it without killing him. It also has the nasty side-effect of occasionally causing the users to go insane or go into a permanent berserk rage, though it's likely that this was intentional. It started out as a gladiator control device on Nuceria, but Angron incorporated the Nails into the fabric of his legion against the Emperor's orders. The initial legionaries went along with it just to get closer to Angron, but he still rejected them. Later traitor forces either used the implant or had a blessing from Khorne which replicated its effects to create berzerkers.
* UnstoppableRage: The only way to stop a Nails-taken World Eater is to kill him dead, nothing else works.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Their relationship with Angron screams this from miles away. Pretty much everything - from adopting gladiator motifs, though their rename and taking on the Butcher's Nails and to siding with Horus - is done in hopes of finally winning their gene-sire's affection.affection. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]



The Primarch of the World Eaters Legion. Stranded on Nuceria, Angron was made a slave then his brain pierced with the Butcher's Nails, although he managed to retain a modicum of restrain and honor. Angron a gladiator revolt, his group being known as the Eater of Cities. When the Emperor came to him, he rejected him only to be teleported away from the Eaters of Cities' final and hopeless battle, losing his companions and having his heart broken. Indifferent to his Legion and hating the Emperor's guts, he quickly sides with Horus.

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The Primarch of the World Eaters Legion. Stranded on Nuceria, Angron was enslaved by the planet's ruling class and made into a slave then gladiator. When he refused to kill his adoptive father in the arena, the nobles mutilated his brain pierced with the Butcher's Nails, although he managed to retain a modicum of restrain restraint and honor. Angron honor even after being implanted. He eventually led a gladiator revolt, and his group being tiny army killed so many high-riders and high-rider armies that they became known as the Eater of Cities. When the Emperor came to him, he him on the eve of the Eaters' last stand, Angron rejected him his offer to join the Crusade, only to be teleported away from the Eaters of Cities' final and hopeless battle, losing his beloved companions and having his heart broken. Indifferent to his Legion and hating the Emperor's guts, he quickly sides with Horus.Horus once the Heresy erupts.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: One of his nicknames is "Broken One". His own homeworld hates him as a murderer and many, including those in his own Legion, feel he's too damaged and deranged to ever be considered a true Primarch. His brothers have no sympathy for him either. Most tellingly, all other Primarchs naturally exude an aura of charisma and authority but Angron doesn't even inspire either from his Legion.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: One of his nicknames is "Broken One". His own homeworld hates vilifies him as a savage and a murderer and many, including those in his own Legion, feel he's too damaged and deranged to ever be considered a true Primarch. His brothers have no sympathy for him either. Most tellingly, all other Primarchs naturally exude an aura of charisma and authority but Angron doesn't even inspire either from his Legion.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Angron to Lorgar. Full stop. Angron has always shown Lorgar with at best contempt and at worst looks down at him for being a weakling. However, this trope has numerous examples in the ''Betrayer'', most notably when Lorgar was weakened by [[spoiler: Rouboute's blow to the chest, Angron charges in to deliver a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Gulliman and battled him while Lorgar recovers, eventually forcing him to retreat.]] While that fiasco was happening, Lorgar still weak from his wounds was [[spoiler: chanting a ritual to help Angron's ascension, until he was attacked by the communion in the warp (Angron's psykers manifested as one in the warp), he was able to break through it, but he was still surrounded in the material realm. They fought until they managed to blow Lorgar's armor and hand off, they were able to bring him down. Cue the semi transformed Angron's BigDamnHero moment while flying in rage against his Librarians.]]

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Angron to Lorgar. Full stop. Angron has always shown treated Lorgar with at best contempt and at worst looks down at on him for being a weakling. However, this trope has numerous examples in the ''Betrayer'', in''Betrayer'', most notably when Lorgar was weakened by [[spoiler: Rouboute's Roboute's blow to the chest, Angron charges in to deliver a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Gulliman and battled him while Lorgar recovers, eventually forcing him to retreat.]] While that fiasco was happening, Lorgar Lorgar, still weak from his wounds wounds, was [[spoiler: chanting a ritual to help Angron's ascension, until he was attacked by the communion in the warp (Angron's psykers manifested as one in the warp), he was able to break through it, but he was still surrounded in the material realm. They fought until they managed to blow Lorgar's armor and hand off, they were able to bring him down. Cue the semi transformed Angron's BigDamnHero moment while flying in rage against his Librarians.]]



* AxCrazy: He wasn't really all there even before the his turn to Heresy. His bloodlust and murderous rage are so great that Khorne, god of war and rage himself, takes an interest, and eventually turns him into a Daemon Prince.
* BandOfBrothers: His relationship with his fellow gladiators. Angron's Legion, the War Hounds (which he renamed the World Eaters) tried to form this kind of bond with him, but he was too wrapped up in his hatred, madness and grief to reciprocate. The War Hounds were like this with each other until Angron had Butcher's Nails installed in all of them.

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* AxCrazy: He wasn't really all there even before the his turn to Heresy. His bloodlust and murderous rage are so great that Khorne, god of war and rage himself, takes an interest, and eventually turns him into a Daemon Prince.
* BandOfBrothers: His relationship with his fellow gladiators. Angron's Legion, the War Hounds (which he renamed the World Eaters) tried to form this kind of bond with him, but he was too wrapped up in his hatred, madness and grief to reciprocate. The War Hounds were like this with each other until Angron had the Butcher's Nails installed in all of them.them, turning them into a pack of frothing madmen.



* BloodKnight: Even moreso than the other Primarchs. The Butcher's Nails warp and damage his brain so that the only sense of peace and contentment he can achieve is by fighting and killing. When he becomes a Daemon Prince, it gets ''worse''.

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* BloodKnight: Even moreso more so than the other Primarchs. The Butcher's Nails warp and damage his brain so that the only sense of peace and contentment he can achieve is by fighting and killing. When he becomes a Daemon Prince, it gets ''worse''.



* TheCorrupter: Before Angron, the XII Legion, then known as the War Hounds, was renowned for the fierce loyalty his warriors had for each other. When Angron took command, he renamed them World Eaters and had Butcher's Nails installed in all of his soldiers, driving them insane with bloodlust. Afterwards, the World Eaters were so renowned for their bloodlust, butchery and insanity that other Imperial forces wanted nothing to do with them and entire star systems would surrender unconditionally when they got word they were going to be facing the World Eaters.
* {{Cyborg}}: Butcher's Nails, a set of brain implants that force him to commit acts of violence and make him unable to feel anything other than rage. He was injected with them to become a gladiator.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He's a contender for having the darkest of all the Primarchs. When he first arrived on his homeworld of Nuceria, he was forced to fight an squad of Eldar. He grew up as a slave and a gladiator, and he had the Butcher's Nails hammered into his head, driving him mad. When he finally managed to escape, his army faced years of starvation and constant attacks by his former captors. When the Emperor arrived, he forced Angron to join the Great Crusade and left Angron's army to be annihilated. Angron never really recovered. Guy had it rough.
* DeathSeeker: Straddles between this and NotAfraidToDie. Angron believes that he should have died (and, symbolically, ''did'' die) with his gladiator kin on Nuceria and that the Emperor robbed him of his rightful demise. He leads the World Eaters, but with no particular zeal for his station; instead, he simply kills because that is what the Butcher's Nails force him to do.

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* TheCorrupter: Before Angron, the XII Legion, then known as the War Hounds, was renowned for the fierce loyalty his warriors had for each other. When Angron took command, he renamed them the World Eaters and had the Butcher's Nails installed in all of his soldiers, driving them insane with bloodlust. Afterwards, the World Eaters were so renowned for their bloodlust, bloodlust and butchery and insanity that other Imperial forces wanted nothing to do with them and entire star systems would surrender unconditionally when they got word they were going to be facing the World Eaters.
* {{Cyborg}}: Butcher's Nails, a set of brain implants that force him to commit acts of violence and make him unable to feel anything other than rage. He was injected implanted with them for refusing to become a gladiator.
kill his adoptive father in Nuceria's gladiatorial arenas.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He's a contender for having the darkest of all the Primarchs. When he first arrived on his homeworld of Nuceria, he was forced to fight an a squad of Eldar. Eldar who had come to kill him, apparently because they foresaw what he would become. He grew up as a slave and a gladiator, and he had the Butcher's Nails hammered into his head, head when he refused to kill his adoptive father, driving him mad. When he finally managed to escape, his army faced years of starvation and constant attacks by his former captors. When the Emperor arrived, he forced Angron to join the Great Crusade and left Angron's army friends to be annihilated. Angron never really recovered. Guy had it rough.
* DeathSeeker: Straddles between this and NotAfraidToDie. Angron believes that he should have died (and, symbolically, ''did'' die) with his gladiator kin on Nuceria and that the Emperor robbed him of his rightful demise. He leads the World Eaters, but with no particular zeal for his station; instead, he simply kills because that is what the Butcher's Nails force him to do. He's abandoned his legion at least once during the Crusade and has apparently been looking for something tough enough to kill him the entire time.



* DentedIron: Even with a Primarch's [[HealingFactor healing capabilities]], Angron is still heavily scarred from all the wounds he takes fighting on the frontline trying to engage in melee. Most of his teeth are iron replacements, replaced many times over due to losing them again and again to injury. And his scars and iron teeth are nothing compared to the damage that the Butcher's Nails have inflicted on his mind; his healing capabilities were the only thing keeping him alive, and even then the Nails were slowly killing him. Towards the end, before his return to Nuceria, he could no longer breathe through his nose on account of his sinuses and nostrils being clogged up from the nosebleed resulting from the Nails.

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* DentedIron: Even with a Primarch's [[HealingFactor healing capabilities]], Angron is still heavily scarred from all the wounds he takes fighting on the frontline trying to engage in melee.frontline. Most of his teeth are iron replacements, replaced many times over due to losing them again and again to injury. And his scars and iron teeth are nothing compared to the damage that the Butcher's Nails have inflicted on his mind; his healing capabilities were the only thing keeping him alive, and even then the Nails were slowly killing him. Towards the end, before his return to Nuceria, he could no longer breathe through his nose on account of his sinuses and nostrils being clogged up from the nosebleed resulting from the Nails.



* RageBreakingPoint: Angron actually pursues the point of feeding into the nails until the rage drive him insensate and practically catatonic from emotional overload. It's the only actual moments of peace he has.

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* RageBreakingPoint: Angron actually pursues the point of feeding into the nails Nails until the rage drive him insensate and practically catatonic from emotional overload. It's the only actual moments of peace he has.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Upon returning to Nuceria with the Word Bearers (as part of an EvilPlan of Lorgar's), Angron is outraged to see that the planet's population (particularly the powerful elite who enslaved him and his old comrades) has demonized him as a murderer and coward who left his slave army to die. Hearing this (on top of the continuing humiliation of Emperor having stolen him away from the LastStand he wanted with his fellow slaves) pushes Angron over the edge: he murders several of the gathered nobility with his bare hands, then orders the ''entirety'' of both the World Eaters and Word Bearers to first kill everyone in Nuceria's capital city Desh'ea, then kill ''every last person on the planet''. Given that a single Legion can pacify an entire system in a matter of days, it only takes both Legions a few hours to massacre every human on Nuceria]].

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Upon returning to Nuceria with the Word Bearers (as part of an EvilPlan of Lorgar's), Angron is outraged to see that the planet's population (particularly the powerful elite who enslaved him and his old comrades) has demonized him as a murderer and coward who left his slave army to die. Hearing this (on top of the continuing humiliation of the Emperor having stolen him away from the LastStand he wanted with his fellow slaves) pushes Angron over the edge: he murders several of the gathered nobility with his bare hands, then orders the ''entirety'' of both the World Eaters and Word Bearers to first kill everyone in Nuceria's capital city Desh'ea, then kill ''every last person on the planet''. Given that a single Legion can pacify an entire system in a matter of days, it only takes both Legions a few hours to massacre every human on Nuceria]].



Captain of the 8th Company of the World Eaters and Angron's equerry, he's one of the few people to manage keeping his Nails in check.

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Captain of the 8th Assault Company of the World Eaters and Angron's equerry, he's one of the few people to manage keeping his Nails in check.



* AxCrazy: Subverted. Because of the Butcher's Nails, he's often prone to this, but he's also known for being one of the few that can actually keep others from the Legion (including Angron) from going all out to a point of utter stupidity (most of the time, anyway).

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* AxCrazy: Subverted. Because of the Butcher's Nails, he's often prone to this, but he's also known for being one of the few that can actually keep others from the Legion (including Angron) from going all out to a point of utter stupidity (most of the time, anyway). As the Heresy continues, he is also one of the few World Eaters who can keep himself relatively sane.



* TheCaptain: Commands the Eighth Company, though he's on par with the First Captains of the other Legions.

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* TheCaptain: Commands the Eighth Assault Company, though he's on par with the First Captains of the other Legions.



* {{Cyborg}}: Like all World Eaters, he has Butcher's Nails in his brain.

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* {{Cyborg}}: Like all World Eaters, he has the Butcher's Nails in driven into his brain.



* MissingTime: Suffers from this whenever the Nails overwhelm him, with implication being that the time he doesn't remember is spent slaughtering. His fellow World Eaters are understanding of this, as it happens to them too.

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* MissingTime: Suffers from this whenever the Nails overwhelm him, with implication being that the time he doesn't remember is spent slaughtering.slaughtering things. His fellow World Eaters are understanding of this, as it happens to them too.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Tries to be this for World Eaters, as Angron isn't eager to take the place.
* RedOniBlueOni: He tries to be blue Oni to his gene-sire, but has troubles with it.
* TranquilFury: In this state he duels Erebus. Erebus notes that there's no angry look no accusations or anything betraying anger, just a bored expression as Kharn tries to kill him.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Tries to be this for the World Eaters, as Angron isn't eager to take the place.
* RedOniBlueOni: He tries to be blue Blue Oni to his gene-sire, but has troubles with it.
* TranquilFury: In this state he duels Erebus. Erebus notes that there's no angry look look, no accusations accusations, or anything betraying anger, just a bored expression as Kharn tries to kill him.him.
--> Kharn: ''(after flattening Erebus again)'' "Get. Up."



* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In stark contrast with Khârn, Delvarus is very competitive and proud with it.

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: In stark contrast with Khârn, Delvarus is very competitive and proud with of it.



* FailsafeFailure: The leader of the company that guards the ''Conqueror'', and he leads them to fight on the surface while the ''Conqueror'' gets boarded.

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* FailsafeFailure: The leader of the company that guards the ''Conqueror'', and but he leads them to fight on the surface while the ''Conqueror'' gets boarded.



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Formerly known as the Dusk Raiders, the Death Guard are the grim Fourteen Legion. The Legion was built on recruits from the tough tribes of Albia and adopted the role of heavy infrantry, weathering damage and operation in the most inhospitable theaters of war because they were exceptionally tough. When Mortarion was found on Barbarus, the Primarch renamed them his Death Guard and went on to join his brothers in the Great Crusade.\\\
When the Horus Heresy broke out, Mortarion sided with Horus because he personally hated the Emperor. The Death Guard were purged of loyalist elements on Isstvan III then participated in the Dropsite Massacre. The Death Guard most notably had to fight the White Scars after Jaghatai met Mortarion and rejected his proposal to join Horus. The Death Guard was subsequently assigned to chase down the White Scars and though they almost cornered their target, the Fifth Legion managed to flee through the Webway. When Horus decided to assault the Sol System, the Death Guard went toward the capital world as a single fleet but in her Captain Calas Typhon, already sworn to Nurgle, trapped them here and the Death Guard had to swear themselves to the god of decay to escape. The Legion thus participates to the Siege of Terra as Plague Marines.\\\
The Death Guard was originally a defender of humanity, but their contempt for weak ordinary humans grew as the Great Crusade unfoiled. The Legion is made of grim, professional Legionaries who pride themselves on being the toughest of Space Marines. Being so tough, the Death Guard specializes in engaging unusual environment and slow, inexorable waves of heavy infantry to grind the enemy against themselves. On the other hand, their can be outmaneuvered and their simple strategems turned against them. The White Guard typically wear grey armours with green pauldrons.

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Formerly known as the Dusk Raiders, the Death Guard are the grim Fourteen Fourteenth Legion. The Legion was built on recruits from the tough tribes of Albia and adopted the role of heavy infrantry, weathering damage and operation infantry, taking on operations in the most inhospitable theaters of war because they were exceptionally tough. When Mortarion was found on Barbarus, the Primarch renamed them his the Death Guard and went on to join his brothers in the Great Crusade.\\\
When the Horus Heresy broke out, Mortarion sided with Horus because he personally hated the Emperor. Emperor and believed him to be a hypocritical tyrant. The Death Guard were purged of loyalist elements on Isstvan III III, then participated in the Dropsite Massacre. Drop Site Massacre on Istvaan V. The Death Guard most notably had to fight the White Scars after Jaghatai Khan met Mortarion and rejected his proposal to join Horus. The Death Guard was subsequently assigned to chase down the White Scars and though they almost cornered their target, the Fifth Legion managed to flee through the Webway. When Horus decided to launched his final assault the Sol System, the Death Guard went toward the capital world as a single fleet fleet, but were trapped in her the Warp by Captain Calas Typhon, who had already sworn himself to Nurgle, trapped them here and the Nurgle. The Death Guard had to swear pledge themselves to the god of decay to escape. The Legion thus participates to the Siege of Terra as Plague Marines.\\\
The Death Guard was were originally a defender defenders of humanity, but their contempt for weak ordinary humans grew as the Great Crusade unfoiled.progressed. The Legion is made of grim, professional Legionaries who pride themselves on being the toughest of Space Marines. Being so tough, the Death Guard specializes were good at fighting in engaging unusual environment hazardous environments, and used slow, inexorable waves of heavy infantry to grind the enemy against themselves. down. On the other hand, their they can be outmaneuvered and their simple strategems turned against them. The White Guard typically wear grey armours marble-white armor with green olive-green pauldrons.



* FantasticRacism: After Mortarion's arrival and the Legion starting to recruit from Barbarus, a lot of predjudice against Terrans cropped up, to the point that Throneworld-born form the majority of loyalist Death Guards.

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* FantasticRacism: After Mortarion's arrival and the Legion starting to recruit from Barbarus, a lot of predjudice prejudice against Terrans cropped up, to the point that Throneworld-born form the majority of loyalist Death Guards.



* MightyGlacier: Their hat - they're unstoppable and able to soak up a lot of damage, but slow. They also had a lot of Terminator armours, making them especially suited to high-risk boarding and close-quarter operations such as space hulk clearance.

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* MightyGlacier: Their hat - they're unstoppable and able to soak up a lot of damage, but slow. They also had a lot of Terminator armours, armour, making them especially suited to high-risk boarding and close-quarter operations such as space hulk clearance.



** BackForTheFinale: The very last book in the series before the Siege of Terra, ''The Buried Dagger'', will feature them in focus. Fitting, since it details the voyage to Terra that led them into Nurgle's grasp.

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** BackForTheFinale: The very last book in the series before the Siege of Terra, ''The Buried Dagger'', will feature put them in into focus. Fitting, since it details the voyage to Terra that led them into Nurgle's grasp.



The Primarch of the Death Guard Legion. Stranded on Barbarus, Mortarion became a "son" to a local lord, acting as his enforcer but then turning against him as he discovered he oppressed fellow humans. Mortarion almost killed his "father" but the Emperor stole his kill, making him resent the Emperor with a passion. Mortarion was perhaps the strongest and toughest of the Primarchs physically, was a stealth expert and hated psykers, campaigning against their use among the Legions. Mortarion quickly joins with Horus for political gains but his plan is soon overshadowed by Nurgle's influence.

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The Primarch of the Death Guard Legion. Stranded on Barbarus, Mortarion became a "son" to a local lord, acting as his enforcer but then turning against him as when he discovered he oppressed fellow humans. Mortarion almost killed led a successful campaign against the Overlords of Barbarus, destroying nearly all of them except for his "father" "father". The Emperor arrived on Barbarus at that point and offered him a challenge: kill Necare himself, and Barbarus would remain free. If Mortarion failed, he would have to pledge his services to the Imperium. Mortarion took the challenge immediately, and very nearly succeeded, but the toxic atmosphere surrounding Necare's fortress overwhelmed him and the Emperor stole his kill, making the kill. This caused him to resent the Emperor with a passion. Mortarion was perhaps the strongest and toughest of the Primarchs physically, was a stealth expert and hated psykers, campaigning against their use among the Legions. At the onset of the Heresy, Mortarion quickly joins with Horus for political gains but his plan is soon overshadowed by Nurgle's influence.



** Gets rid of pyskers in the Legions, only to join the side that encourages them to use their powers and worse.
** Really thinks that Jaghatai Khan - the ''co-founder'' of the Librarian program - would join him in killing all psykers. Somewhat explained by the fact that no-one's sure which side Jaghatai will actually take in the war. Mortarion is there to either turn the White Scars over to Horus's side or kill him, being one of the few that can match his intense speed with sheer resilience.
* DoesNotLikeMagic: In fact, the biggest opponent to the Librarian program. Gradually ends up embracing warp sorcery, first as means to counteract it, and then abandoning all pretense and using it proactively.

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** Gets rid He successfully argues for the Edict of pyskers Nikaea, prohibiting the use of psykers in the Legions, Legiones Astartes, only to join the side that encourages them to use their powers and worse.
** Really thinks that Jaghatai Khan - the ''co-founder'' of the Librarian program - would join him in killing all psykers. Somewhat explained by the fact that no-one's sure which side Jaghatai will actually take in the war. Mortarion is there to either turn the White Scars over to Horus's side or kill him, being one of the few that can match his intense the Khan's blinding speed with sheer resilience.
* DoesNotLikeMagic: In fact, the biggest opponent to the Librarian Librarius program. Gradually ends up embracing warp sorcery, first as means to counteract it, and then abandoning all pretense and using it proactively.



* TheDragon: Becomes one of sorts to Horus as the Heresy drags on. Every other traitor Primarch is too unreliable; Angron is now an insane rage monster, Lorgar is worshipping Chaos for its own sake, Fulgrim and his legion are too obsessed with their own goals, Perturabo is too inflexible for independent operations, Alpharius is off doing his own thing (maybe), Magnus hasn't even comitted any forces to the Heresy (yet) and the Night Haunter is trapped behind the Ruinstorm along with his very fragmented legion. Mortarion, on the other hand, kept his Legion together and actually does what Horus says. However, both of them also know that Mortarion is pretty much the only one available - Horus doesn't have a choice. Despite appearing to appease Horus, Mortarion considers him to be an abomination.

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* TheDragon: Becomes one of sorts to Horus as the Heresy drags on. Every As Horus explains to him, the other traitor Primarch is Primarchs are all too unreliable; unreliable: Angron is now an insane rage monster, Lorgar is worshipping Chaos for its own sake, Fulgrim and his legion are too obsessed with their own goals, Perturabo is too inflexible for independent operations, Alpharius is off doing his own thing (maybe), Magnus hasn't even comitted any forces to the Heresy (yet) and the Night Haunter is trapped behind the Ruinstorm along with his very fragmented legion. Mortarion, on the other hand, kept his Legion together and actually does what Horus says. However, both of them also know that Mortarion is pretty much the only one available - Horus doesn't have a choice. Despite appearing to appease Horus, Mortarion considers him to be an abomination.



* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: He didn't manage to kill his foster father and the Emperor had to do this for him.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: He didn't manage to kill his foster father father, and the Emperor had to do this it for him.



* TheSocialDarwinist: Mortarion is noted to hate weakness and vulnerability. This comes into play when the Emperor had to save him from his adopted father, and will likely come up again when he eventually begs Nurgle for succor against the Destroyer Plague.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: Mortarion is noted to hate weakness and vulnerability. This comes into play when the Emperor had to save him from his adopted father, and will likely come came up again when he eventually begs was forced to beg Nurgle for succor against the Destroyer Plague.



* EvilChancellor: Manipulates his sire into fall to Chaos.

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* EvilChancellor: Manipulates his sire into fall falling to Chaos.



* OneWingedAngel: Typhon's transformation into Typhus and Host of the Destroyer Hive.

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* OneWingedAngel: Typhon's transformation into Typhus and Host host of the Destroyer Hive.



* SinisterScythe: wields a power scythe, in imitation of his master.

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* SinisterScythe: wields Wields a power scythe, in imitation of his master.



* TheStarscream: In ''Flight of the Eisenstein'', it's indicated that Typhon resents having to pander to Mortarion's growing understanding of Chaos, when he and others like Erebus and Kor Phaeron have known about the Ruinous Powers for years and have to act like they are learning from their Primarchs when in truth their knowledge of Chaos is far greater.

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* TheStarscream: In ''Flight of the Eisenstein'', it's indicated that Typhon resents having to pander to Mortarion's growing understanding of Chaos, when he and others like Erebus and Kor Phaeron have known about the Ruinous Powers for years and have to act like they are learning from their Primarchs when in truth their knowledge of Chaos is far greater. Later in the Heresy, he takes a significant chunk of the Death Guard fleet and ditches Mortarion to do his own thing, mightily pissing off the Death Lord.
*YoungFutureFamousPeople: In the 41st Millennium, he is infamous as Typhus the Herald, a champion of Nurgle and destroyer of worlds.



* AllTheOtherReindeer: Him being Terran-born has caused some tensions with the Barbariusian portion of Death Guard.

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* AllTheOtherReindeer: Him being Terran-born has caused some tensions with the Barbariusian Barbarusian portion of Death Guard.



* CoolSword: a Paragon Blade that's even older than him.
* CrisisOfFaith: Undergoes one because of the strain his Legion's betrayal and Malcador's underhanded tactics put him through, and it takes visit to Keeler to pull him out and return a sense of purpose to him.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Like most loyalist in the Traitor Legions. He was one of the few Terran-born Astartes in the Death Guard by the time the Heresy happens, which causes a fracture that makes him defect.

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* CoolSword: a A Paragon Blade that's even older than him.
* CrisisOfFaith: Undergoes one because of the strain his Legion's betrayal and Malcador's underhanded tactics put him through, and it takes a visit to Keeler to pull him out and return a sense of purpose to him.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Like most loyalist loyalists in the Traitor Legions. He was one of the few Terran-born Astartes in the Death Guard by the time the Heresy happens, happened, which causes a fracture that makes him to defect.



* OddFriendship: With Emperor's Child Saul Tarvitz, and strong enough to believe him when Saul tells him of the traitors' plans for Istvaan III.

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* OddFriendship: With the Emperor's Child Children captain Saul Tarvitz, and a friendship which is strong enough for Garro to believe him Saul when Saul he tells him of the traitors' plans for Istvaan III.



Once, he was a leader of Destroyer Squads in the Death Guard. After Istvaan III, he is... something else.

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Once, he was a leader of Destroyer Squads squads in the Death Guard. After Istvaan III, he is... something else.



* AllTheOtherReindeer: If you thought the Terran Death Guard had it bad, Morturg isn't even from there, let alone Barbarus. Once his psyker powers manifested, his Legion's FantasticRacism saw him shunted out of his prestigous command to lead Destroyer Squads.
* Armour-PiercingQuestion: stops Khorak in his tracks when he shows that he recognises the other warrior as a former member of the Deathshroud.
* Biomanipulation: was able to be brought back from the dead thanks to this, and it lets him survive a bolter round to the face.

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* AllTheOtherReindeer: If you thought the Terran Death Guard had it bad, Morturg isn't even from there, let alone Barbarus. Once his psyker powers manifested, his Legion's FantasticRacism saw him shunted out of his prestigous prestigious command to lead into the Destroyer Squads.
squads, which was both an insult and a death sentence.
* Armour-PiercingQuestion: He stops Khorak in his tracks when he shows that he recognises the other warrior as a former member of the Deathshroud.
--> '''Morturg''': "You wear the armor and you carry the scythe. Has your master given you leave to have a mind of your own, then?"
* Biomanipulation: He was able to be brought back from the dead thanks to this, and it lets him survive a bolter round to the face.



* Cyborg: he's been put back together by a Mechanicum tech-priest.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: loses the feeling that fighting his former brothers has any real meaning. This leads him to set a course for Terra.
* ImprovisedArmour: as a Blackshield, he has to make do, and in any case, he's mostly made of bionics.
* MadeOfIron: quite literally, and most of his body at that.

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* Cyborg: he's He's been put back together by a Mechanicum tech-priest.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: After [[spoiler: killing Khorak and the other renegade Deathshroud]], he loses the feeling that fighting his former brothers has any real meaning. This leads him to set a course for Terra.
* ImprovisedArmour: as As a Blackshield, he has to make do, and in any case, he's mostly made of bionics.
* MadeOfIron: quite Quite literally, and most of his body at that.



* PaintItBlack: a heroic example.
* RebelLeader: commands a warband of Loyalist marines.
* TokenGoodTeammate: he's resolutely committed to fighting for the Throne.
* UndyingLoyalty: literally.
* WhamLine: subverted. When Khorak wonders how Morturg survived Istvaan III, Morturg responds: "None survived." Khorak fails to realise that Morturg is speaking literally.

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* PaintItBlack: a A heroic example.
example; he has repainted his armor to signal that he has cut ties with the Death Guard.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Once his psychic abilities had manifested, he was immediately shunted into the XIV Legion's Destroyer corps, which was effectively a death sentence given the toxicity of their weapons.
* RebelLeader: commands Commands a warband of Loyalist marines.
Astartes assembled from Death Guard loyalists, survivors of the Drop Site Massacre, and others with no clear origin.
* TokenGoodTeammate: he's He is one of the few Death Guard who remain resolutely committed to fighting for the Throne.
* UndyingLoyalty: literally.
Literally.
* WhamLine: subverted. When Khorak wonders how Morturg survived Istvaan III, Morturg responds: "None "Do not be foolish. No one survived." Khorak fails to realise that Morturg is speaking literally.



* BodyguardBetrayal: of a sort. He abandons his master.
* DoesNotLikeMagic: even more than Mortarion. When Mortarion turns to using sorcery, Khorak defects.
* HonourBeforeReason: chooses to attack Morturg for being a psyker, even though he's abandoned the master who taught him to hate such beings. [[spoiler: as he's surrounded by Morturg's vigilant comrades, it gets him shredded by massed gunfire.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: his armour means he's larger than any of his fellow renegades.
* MadeOfIron: Spends much of ''Blackshield'' hiking across a toxic world, pondering how only his kind could endure such a hostile environment. When [[he dies, it takes dozens of Space Marines unloading their guns into him at close range, and he still musters a parting verbal shot at Moturg.]]

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* BodyguardBetrayal: of Of a sort. He abandons his master.
Mortarion when the primarch uses sorcery on Molech, regarding this as a greater betrayal than what he saw on Istvaan III.
* DoesNotLikeMagic: even Even more than Mortarion. When Mortarion turns to using sorcery, Khorak defects.
* HonourBeforeReason: He chooses to attack Morturg for being a psyker, even though he's abandoned the master who taught him to hate such beings. [[spoiler: as As he's surrounded by Morturg's vigilant comrades, it gets him shredded by massed gunfire.bolter fire.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: his His Terminator armour means he's larger than any of his fellow renegades.
* MadeOfIron: Spends much of ''Blackshield'' hiking across a toxic world, pondering how only his kind could endure such a hostile environment. When [[he dies, it takes dozens of Space Marines unloading their guns into him at close range, and he still musters a parting verbal shot at Moturg.Morturg.]]



* SenselessSacrifice: Morturg regards his death as this.



* TheVoiceless: formerly. As with his name, he gave up his voice to join the Deathshroud, and took it back when deserting.

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* TheVoiceless: formerly.Formerly. As with his name, he gave up his voice to join the Deathshroud, and took it back when deserting.



The Thousand Sons are the psychically gifted Fifteenth Legion. Originally, the Thousands Sons weren't particularly distinct from the other Legions, except that warp-storms occurred at the moment of their geneseed's conception. Shortly after their first deployments, a great part of the Thousand Sons developed psychic abilities which made them extremely powerful but a curse known as the flesh-change caused Legionaries to mutate into Chaos Spawns. Reduced to a mere thousand by the time Magnus was found on Prospero, the Emperor renamed them into his Thousand Sons and Magnus cured his Legion through a secret procedure. Now in control of their psychic abilities and taught by Magnus, the Thousand Son became a powerful Legion despite their reduced number. At the same time, many in the Imperium began to distrust psykers and moved to censure the Legion. After the Edict of Nikaea, all psykers were forbidden to practice their powers and the Thousand Sons were stuck on Prospero.\\\
Magnus learned early of Horus' rebellion. Magnus tried to warn the Emperor but his psychic projection spell destroyed the Emperor's Webgate project, causing the Emperor to dismiss him and order his arrest. Horus moved to get rid of him, modifying the Vlka Fenryka's orders to have the Thousand Sons exterminated. Prospero was burned, the Legion almost exterminated, and Magnus's soul was split in several shards, dispersed across the galaxy. Most of the survivors were transported to a daemon world, the future "Planet of Sorcerers". The Thousand Sons participated little in the Horus Heresy as they tried to remake their Primarch and sought his shards. However, the Thousand Sons participate in the Siege of Terra.\\\
The Thousand Sons can be seen as a Legion of scholar warriors, as deadly as they were enlightened. Influenced by Prospero's obsession with preserving knowledge and being confident in their psychic abilities, the Thousand Sons lived and fought to learn more, developing highly mystical habits to master their powers. At the same time, they were confident that they could enlighten their fellow citizens even further. However, they were also confident, openly dealing with daemons while believing them to be harmless. In battle, the Legion's strength is concentrated in their high number of powerful psykers whose abilities alone can influence the tide of a battle, compensating for their small number. The Thousand Sons wear red armour.

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The Thousand Sons are the psychically gifted Fifteenth Legion. Originally, the Thousands Thousand Sons weren't particularly distinct from the other Legions, except that warp-storms occurred at the moment of their geneseed's conception. Shortly after their first deployments, a great part of the Thousand Sons developed psychic abilities which made them extremely powerful but powerful. This gift, however, came with a nasty downside: a curse known as the flesh-change Flesh Change, which caused Legionaries afflicted legionaries to mutate into Chaos Spawns. Spawn. Reduced to a mere thousand by the time Magnus was found on Prospero, the Emperor renamed them into his the Thousand Sons and Magnus cured his Legion through a secret procedure. Now in control of their psychic abilities and taught new tricks by Magnus, the Thousand Son became a powerful Legion despite their reduced number. At the same time, many in the Imperium began to distrust psykers and moved to censure the Legion. After the Edict of Nikaea, all psykers were forbidden to practice their powers and the Thousand Sons were stuck on Prospero.\\\
Magnus learned early of Horus' rebellion. He first attempted to stop Erebus from corrupting Horus on Davin. When that failed, Magnus tried to warn the Emperor Emperor, but his psychic projection spell destroyed the Emperor's Webgate Webway project, causing the Emperor to dismiss him and order his arrest. Leman Russ and the Space Wolves to arrest him and bring him to Terra. Horus moved took the opportunity to get rid of him, him by modifying the Vlka Fenryka's orders to have the Thousand Sons exterminated. Prospero was burned, the Legion almost exterminated, and Magnus's soul was split in into several shards, dispersed across the galaxy.galaxy and even through time. Most of the survivors were transported to a daemon world, the future "Planet of Sorcerers". The Thousand Sons participated little in the Horus Heresy as they tried to remake their Primarch and sought his shards. Primarch. However, the Thousand Sons participate eventually joined Horus' forces in time for the Siege of Terra.\\\
The Thousand Sons can be seen as a Legion of scholar warriors, as deadly as they were enlightened. Influenced by Prospero's obsession with preserving knowledge and being confident in their psychic abilities, the Thousand Sons lived and fought to learn more, developing highly mystical habits to master their powers. At the same time, they were confident that they could enlighten their fellow citizens even further. However, they were also confident, openly dealing with daemons while believing them to be harmless. In battle, the Legion's strength is concentrated in their high number of powerful psykers whose abilities alone can influence the tide of a battle, compensating for their small number. The Thousand Sons wear bright red armour.armour with gold trim.



* AnimalMotifs: Their cults are symbolized by bird symbols, for instance the Corvidae is symbolized by crows, while the Pyrae is symbolized by a fiery phoenix.
* BalkanizeMe: After the Burning of Prospero, they split into many different groups, with some remaining neutral with Magnus on Sortarius, but many lending their services to the traitors and some even remaining loyal.

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* AnimalMotifs: Their cults are symbolized by bird symbols, for instance use birds as symbols. For instance, the Corvidae is symbolized by crows, while the Pyrae is symbolized by a fiery phoenix.
* BalkanizeMe: After the Burning of Prospero, they split into many different groups, with some remaining neutral with Magnus on Sortarius, but many lending their services to the traitors and some even remaining loyal.loyal to the Imperium.



* CulturedBadass: They're philosophers, study psykery as an academic subject, and can have long debates as part of their training.

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* CulturedBadass: They're philosophers, study psykery as an academic subject, and can have long debates as part of their training. They're also into artistic pursuits, and Ahriman even makes his own wine.



* DoomedByCanon: Thanks to Rubric of Ahriman, in the future all non-psychic members of the Legion will turn into mindless Rubrics.
* DoomedHometown: Prospero, thanks to Wolves being somewhat too... eager in fulfilling their assignment.

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* DoomedByCanon: Thanks to the Rubric of Ahriman, in the future all non-psychic members of the Legion will turn into mindless Rubrics.
Rubric Marines.
* DoomedHometown: Prospero, thanks to the Wolves being somewhat too... eager in fulfilling their assignment.



* {{Familiar}}: Each senior legionary had a daemon known as a "Tutelary" that follows them around and acts as a focus for their powers. It is unknown if these were daemons of Tzeentch manipulating the legion or if the legionaries had somehow created daemons of ''themselves''. The tutelaries never actually betray any of the Thousand Sons, they just exaggerate the orders that they are given to the point of insanity.

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* {{Familiar}}: Each senior legionary had a daemon known as a "Tutelary" "tutelary" that follows followed them around and acts acted as a focus for their powers. It is unknown if these were daemons of Tzeentch manipulating the legion or if the legionaries had somehow created daemons of ''themselves''. The tutelaries never actually betray any of the Thousand Sons, they just exaggerate the orders that they are given to the point of insanity.



* MeaningfulName[=/=]NonIndicativeName: After the Primarchs were snatched away and the Emperor decided to found the Legions without them, he named the Thousand Sons although there were many more of them. Over time, attrition from battle and the flesh change reduced them to a thousand when they were reunited with Magnus. They would rebuild and build out their numbers, though they remained one of the least numerous Legions. However, Rout would reduce them a similar number again, and they would secretly build out their numbers again.

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* MeaningfulName[=/=]NonIndicativeName: After the Primarchs were snatched away and the Emperor decided to found the Legions without them, he named the Thousand Sons although there were many more of them. Over time, attrition from battle and the flesh change reduced them to a thousand when they were reunited with Magnus. They would rebuild and build out their numbers, though they remained one of the least numerous Legions. However, the Rout would reduce them a similar number again, and they would secretly build out up their numbers again.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Prospero itself is described as having achieved a reasonable degree of utopia, with clean and wide streets, psychic powers being understood and implemented in everyday life (precog waiters, for example), and the Legion being so well-meshed with the populace that they train psychic meditation together and Ahriman makes a hobby of winemaking. This survives for about half of a single book before crashing down.
* TragicHero: The Sons and Magnus were among the most loyal of the Emperor's of servants, but their overconfidence led them to take actions which would cause them to have to choose between being loyal and extinct, or survival and damnation. Magnus chose the latter.
* TrainingTheGiftOfMagic: To help the psykers of his legions, Magnus has created five cults running parallel to the official military ranks in order to divide psykers in the different disciplines in which they are the most gifted, train them, and make them work together. He even selected specific remembrancers who were secretly psykers to have his legionaries train them. However, since the Legion consorted with daemons, they weren't as safe in their training as they thought they were. These five cults were the Corvidae specialized in precognition, the warp-fire wielding Pyrae, the Pavoni specialized in Biomancy, the Anatheans consisting of telepaths, and the Raptora training its member in telekinesis.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Prospero itself is described as having achieved a reasonable degree of utopia, with clean and wide streets, psychic powers being understood and implemented in everyday life (precog waiters, for example), and the Legion being so well-meshed with the populace that they train in psychic meditation together and Ahriman makes a hobby of winemaking. This survives for about half of a single book before crashing down.
* TragicHero: The Sons and Magnus were among the most loyal of the Emperor's of servants, but their overconfidence led them to take actions which would cause them to have to choose between being loyal and extinct, or survival and damnation. Magnus chose the latter.
* TrainingTheGiftOfMagic: To help the psykers of his legions, Magnus has created five cults running parallel to the official military ranks in order to divide psykers in the different disciplines in which they are the most gifted, train them, and make them work together. He even selected specific remembrancers who were secretly psykers to have his legionaries train them. However, since the Legion consorted with daemons, they weren't as safe in their training as they thought they were. These five cults were the Corvidae Corvidae, which specialized in precognition, precognition; the warp-fire wielding Pyrae, Pyrae; the Pavoni specialized in Biomancy, Biomancy; the Anatheans consisting of telepaths, telepathic Athanaeans; and the Raptora training its member Raptora, which trained in telekinesis.



* TheCassandra: Magnus' visions are almost never wrong, and almost never believed. The galaxy could avoid a great deal of trouble if the Emperor and other Primarchs heeded Magnus' advice more often.

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* TheCassandra: Magnus' visions are almost never wrong, and almost never believed. The galaxy could avoid have avoided a great deal of trouble if the Emperor and other Primarchs heeded Magnus' advice more often.



* GeniusBruiser: All of the Primarchs are superhumanly strong and intelligent, but Magnus is particularly fond of intellectual and cultural pursuits. He's also easily the largest of his brothers, with strength lauded as rivaling Leman Russ's.
* InformedAbility: Said to be one of the most unpopular primarchs. He is the favourite brother of Khan, Lorgar, Perturabo, gets along well with Fulgrim, Sanguinius and Horus. Add all of that up and he is actually among the most popular primarchs.

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* GeniusBruiser: All of the Primarchs are superhumanly strong and intelligent, but Magnus is particularly fond of intellectual and cultural pursuits. He's also easily among the largest of his brothers, with strength lauded as rivaling Leman Russ's.
* InformedAbility: Said to be one of the most unpopular primarchs. He That said, he is the favourite brother of Khan, Lorgar, Perturabo, and gets along well with Fulgrim, Sanguinius and Horus. Add all of that up and he is actually among the most popular primarchs.



* MortonsFork: Either accept Tzeentch's offer and sacrifice the Legion to serve him, thereby aiding in Imperium's destruction, or don't accept it and let the Wolves finish the job, thereby aiding in wiping the Sons out. What a sweet choice indeed.

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* MortonsFork: Either accept Tzeentch's offer and sacrifice the Legion to serve him, thereby aiding in the Imperium's destruction, or don't accept it and let the Wolves finish the job, thereby aiding in wiping the Sons out. What a sweet choice indeed.



** Jaghatai and Magnus liked each other specially for the mutual respect that each showed to the other; the White Scar was not afraid of psykers and was willing to help the formation of the Librarius (alongside Sanguinius), while Magnus actively tried to understand the sons of Chogoris instead of treating them like simple barbarians (which is one of the main reasons the White Scars stay away from the Imperium).

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** Jaghatai and Magnus liked each other specially for the mutual respect that each showed to the other; the White Scar was not afraid of psykers and was willing to help the formation of the Librarius (alongside Sanguinius), while Magnus actively tried to understand the sons of Chogoris instead of treating them like simple barbarians (which is one of the main reasons the White Scars stay away from the Imperium).



* ThickerThanWater: The reasoning he gives behind [[spoiler:help he gives the Salamanders]] - essentially, he believes that in a galaxy torn by fraticidal war, some values should be held up, and he wants to [[spoiler:do something for Vulkan one last time.]]

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* ThickerThanWater: The reasoning he gives behind [[spoiler:help he gives the Salamanders]] - essentially, he believes that in a galaxy torn by fraticidal fratricidal war, some values should be held up, and he wants to [[spoiler:do something for Vulkan one last time.]]



* WildHair: They're almost always referred to as "mane", and just look at them.

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* WildHair: They're His hair is almost always referred to as a "mane", and just look which can be seen by looking at them.any picture of him.



* DefiantToTheEnd: Refuses to roll over and die when Russ comes.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: Refuses to roll over and die when Russ comes.and the Wolves come knocking.



* ReligiousBruiser: Averted; despite his Legion falling to Tzeentch, he doesn't consider himself a follower and rejects Chaos altogether.

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* ReligiousBruiser: Averted; despite his Legion falling to Tzeentch, he doesn't consider himself a follower of the Chaos gods and rejects Chaos altogether.



* TheCaptain: Commands Sons' First Company, as well as Corvidae Cult, the most powerful sorcerer coven.

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* TheCaptain: Commands Sons' the XV Legion's First Company, as well as the Corvidae Cult, the most powerful sorcerer coven.



* BodyHorror: He has to fight Flesh Change, a mutation that threatens to overcome him the more he uses his powers. At the end of ''Path of Heaven'', it gets bad enough that [[spoiler:his armour fuses to his body. By the end of that book it's flexing from Arvida swellingwith mutation. In the following story it takes hours to cut away, and that reveals... let's just say that sweated fat is involved. This is negated however after Malcador fuses him with a shard of Magnus found within the Palace]].

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* BodyHorror: He has to fight the Flesh Change, a mutation that threatens to overcome him the more he uses his powers. At the end of ''Path of Heaven'', it gets bad enough that [[spoiler:his armour fuses to his body. By the end of that book it's flexing from Arvida swellingwith swelling with mutation. In the following story it takes hours to cut away, and that reveals... let's just say that sweated fat is involved. This is negated however after Malcador fuses him with a shard of Magnus found within the Palace]].



* ChekhovsSkill: Two skills leading to one application. Early in ''Path of Heaven'', he notes that Thousand Sons often didn't use Navigators, guiding ships themselves. In the short story that introduces him, he's revealed to be able to see all paths into the future. [[spoiler:Both skills come in handy when someone has to guide the fleet through the Webway.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: Two skills leading to one application. Early in ''Path of Heaven'', he notes that the Thousand Sons often didn't use Navigators, guiding preferring to guide their ships themselves. In the short story that introduces him, he's revealed to be able to see all paths into the future. [[spoiler:Both skills come in handy when someone has to guide the fleet through the Webway.]]



The Sons of Horus, formerly the Luna Wolves, are Horus' personal Legion. Already noted to be excellent shock troops in their first campaigns, the Sixteenth Legion rapidly grew to be favored by the Emperor. When Horus was discovered on Cthonia, the Legion had the luck to recover their Primarch first and were named the Luna Wolves. The Legion's long history with Horus made them extremely devoted to him and under his leadership, the Luna Wolves amassed the highest amount of honors among the Legions during the Great Crusade, all the while remaining popular everywhere they went thanks to Horus' charisma and friendship. All went well until Horus was made Warmaster, commander of the Imperium's forces, in the aftermath of the Ullanor Crusade were Horus and Emperor smashed the greatest Ork empire known to man. Horus performed well but the responsibility and loss of his father stressed him considerably. Shortly after, the Luna Wolves were renamed the Sons of Horus.\\\
The Word Bearers enacted a plan to corrupt Horus, having a corrupted captain of the Sons of Horus wound him with a powerful blade known as the Anathame and having the Primarch healed by a Chaos cult. Shown the future of the Imperium, Horus became convinced that he needed to betray the Emperor before he could be betrayed and kickstarted the Horus Heresy. Horus purged the loyalists out of his Legion on Isstvan III then decimated the Iron Hands, Salamanders and Raven Guard on Isstvan V. From that point on, Horus oversaw the entirety of the civil war, eventually empowering himself with the power of Chaos. After getting rid of the many obstacles on his path set by the Imperium, Horus has now summoned the bulk of his armies to the Sol System to siege Terra and kill his father.\\\
The Sixteenth Legion is defined by their loyalty to their Primarch. All Luna Wolves are utterly devoted to Horus, as he was both a charismatic and friendly leader. As the recruits come from the gang-infested Cthonia, many of them carry on their gang culture, being warriors eager to fight and boast, as well as practicing specific rituals from the planet. The Legion also had secret Warrior Lodges, informal congregations where legionaries could interact as equals, out of the chain of command. Through these lodge spread corruption and the lodges became Chaos cults after the Heresy started. The Legion is renowned for its excellence in all aspects of war, particularly in planetary assaults aimed at enemy leadership. The Luna Wolves had white armour but the Sons of Horus wear green armour.

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The Sons of Horus, formerly the Luna Wolves, are Horus' personal Legion. Already noted to be excellent shock troops in their first campaigns, the Legion earned its first name in the conquest of Luna, when the Selenar gene-cults pleaded for the Emperor to "call off his wolves." At the outset of the Great Crusade, the Sixteenth Legion rapidly grew to be favored by the Emperor. When Horus was discovered on Cthonia, the Legion had the luck to recover be the first ones reunited with their Primarch first and were named primarch, when Horus was recovered from the Luna Wolves. technobarbarian world of Cthonia. The Legion's long history with Horus made them extremely devoted to him and under him. Under his leadership, the Luna Wolves amassed the highest amount of honors among the Legions during the Great Crusade, all the while remaining popular everywhere they went thanks to Horus' charisma and friendship. All went well until Horus was made Warmaster, commander of the Imperium's forces, in the aftermath of the Ullanor Crusade were where Horus and Emperor smashed the greatest Ork empire known to man. Horus performed well at first, but the responsibility and loss of his father stressed him considerably. Shortly after, the Luna Wolves were renamed the Sons of Horus.\\\
The Word Bearers enacted a plan to corrupt Horus, having a corrupted captain of the Sons of Horus planetary governor wound him with a powerful blade warp-blade known as the Anathame and having the Primarch healed by Anathame, then manipulating his captains into taking him to a Chaos cult.cult for healing. Shown the future of the Imperium, Horus became convinced that he needed to betray the Emperor before he could be betrayed and kickstarted the Horus Heresy. Horus purged the loyalists out of his Legion on Isstvan III III, then decimated the Iron Hands, Salamanders and Raven Guard on Isstvan V. From that point on, Horus oversaw the entirety of the civil war, eventually empowering himself with the power of Chaos. After getting rid of the many obstacles on his path set by the Imperium, Horus has now summoned the bulk of his armies to the Sol System to siege besiege Terra and kill his father.\\\
The Sixteenth Legion is defined by their loyalty to their Primarch. All the Luna Wolves are utterly devoted to Horus, as he was both a charismatic and friendly leader. As the recruits come from the gang-infested Cthonia, many of them carry on their gang culture, being warriors eager to fight and boast, as well as practicing specific rituals from the planet. The Legion also had secret Warrior Lodges, informal congregations where legionaries could interact as equals, out of the chain of command. Through these lodge lodges spread corruption corruption, and the lodges became Chaos cults after the Heresy started. The Legion is renowned for its excellence in all aspects of war, particularly in planetary assaults aimed at enemy leadership. The As the Luna Wolves had white armour but Wolves, they wear silver-white armor. When they rename themselves to the Sons of Horus wear green armour.Horus, they repaint their armor in a shade of dark green.



* TheAce: During the Great Crusade, the 16th Legion had a stunning battle record, were famed for their brilliant tactics and feared for their ferocity. Their Primach was the Warmaster and the first to be recovered, and they had earned the Emperor's praise while serving him directly, making them the envy of all Astartes.

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* TheAce: During the Great Crusade, the 16th Legion had a stunning battle record, were famed for their brilliant tactics tactics, and feared for their ferocity. Their Primach Primarch was the Warmaster and the first to be recovered, and they had earned the Emperor's praise while serving him directly, making them the envy of all Astartes.



* CatchPhrase: In their Luna Wolves days they liked to chant Lupercal, in honor of their Primarch, as a warcry. More formally, it was customary for Luna Wolves to say [[BadassCreed "kill for the living, kill for the dead"]] before battle, sometimes as parting words between friends, other times split in half as a call-and-response among companies or squads.
* ColorMotif: White, then grean after their rename.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: As mentioned above, after they're renamed "Sons of Horus" and start on their path to FaceHeelTurn, they repaint their armour from shining, noble white to dirty green.
* FantasticRacism: Underplayed, but people who are "[[UncannyFamilyResemblance true sons]]" are more present among the higher ranks and have made up the entirety of the Mournival up until its last incarnation.

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* CatchPhrase: In their Luna Wolves days they liked to chant Lupercal, "Lupercal", in honor of their Primarch, as a warcry. More formally, it was customary for Luna Wolves to say [[BadassCreed "kill for the living, kill for the dead"]] before battle, sometimes as parting words between friends, other times split in half as a call-and-response among companies or squads.
* ColorMotif: White, then grean green after their rename.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: As mentioned above, after they're renamed "Sons of Horus" and start on their path to FaceHeelTurn, they repaint their armour from shining, noble white to a dark, dirty green.
* FantasticRacism: Underplayed, but people who are "[[UncannyFamilyResemblance true sons]]" sons]] of Horus" (i.e. those who bear a close resemblance to their primarch) are more present among the higher ranks and have made up the entirety of the Mournival up until its last incarnation.



* StraightForTheCommander: Their hat is this tactic.
* TheConsigliere: The Mournival, four-men advisory body based on FourTemperamentEnsemble.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The so-called "true sons", who have been altered by Astarte-making process into looking much like carbon-copies of their Primarch.

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* StraightForTheCommander: Their hat is this tactic.
tactic. They refer to it as the speartip.
* TheConsigliere: The Mournival, four-men a four-man advisory body based on the classical FourTemperamentEnsemble.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The so-called "true sons", who have been altered by Astarte-making the Astartes-making process into looking much like carbon-copies of their Primarch.



The Primarch of the Sons of Horus Legion, formerly known as the Luna Wolves. Stranded on Cthonia, Horus was found quickly by the Emperor and was raised by Him, with Horus developing a particular father-son relationship with Him. Once the Emperor's most favoured son, he was named Warmaster of the Great Crusade, but after being injured with a Chaos weapon and healed with a Chaos ritual in which he was tricked into believing the Emperor would betray him, he turns against the Emperor and launches the Horus Heresy, taking half the Legiones Astartes with him.

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The Primarch of the Sons of Horus Legion, Horus, formerly known as the Luna Wolves. Stranded on Cthonia, Horus was found quickly by the Emperor and was raised by Him, with Horus developing a particular father-son relationship with Him. Once the Emperor's most favoured son, he was named Warmaster of the Great Crusade, but after being injured with a Chaos weapon and healed with a Chaos ritual in which he was tricked into believing the Emperor would betray him, he turns against the Emperor and launches the Horus Heresy, taking half the Legiones Astartes with him.



* CameBackWrong: After his resurrection by Davinite priests, he turns into Emperor-hating Chaos worshipper.

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* CameBackWrong: After his resurrection by Davinite priests, he turns into an Emperor-hating Chaos worshipper.



* CainAndAbel: Cain to Sanguinus' Abel, and he'll eventually end up killing him, too.

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* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Sanguinus' Abel, and he'll eventually end up killing him, too.



* EldritchAbomination: gains aspects of this late in the Heresy. He grows physically, fusing to his armour, and his eyes become bottomless black pits.

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* EldritchAbomination: He gains aspects of this late in the Heresy. He grows physically, fusing to his armour, and his eyes become bottomless black pits.



* EyeMotifs: His symbol is stylized eye called Eye of Horus. You can see it often, as it doubles as series' logo.

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* EyeMotifs: His symbol is a stylized eye called Eye of Horus. You can see it often, as it It also doubles as the series' logo.



* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Once humanity's greatest son, now he's Chaos Gods' puppet, whether he realizes this or not.

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* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Once humanity's greatest son, now he's the Chaos Gods' puppet, whether he realizes this or not.



* SatanicArchetype: Horus is the favorite son of the God Emperor, who rebels against him and takes half of the Space Marines with him. Sounds familiar?

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* SatanicArchetype: Horus is the favorite son of the God Emperor, who rebels against him and takes half of the Space Marines with him. Sounds familiar?



* ShroudedInMyth: In contrast to other Primarchs, whose backstory is meticulously fleshed out, his childhood on Cthonia is largely left to reader's imagination.

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* ShroudedInMyth: In contrast to other Primarchs, whose backstory is meticulously fleshed out, his childhood on Cthonia is has been largely left to the reader's imagination.



Captain of the 10th company of the Luna Wolves, Loken is one of the few to see the dark path his Legion is taking as they are renamed and Horus falls to Chaos. He is one of the loyalists who fights at the Battle of Istvaan, seeming to fall after a battle with Abaddon and the last orbital bombardment, but later turns out to be alive and is recruited as one of Malcador's Knights-Errant.

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Captain of the 10th company Company of the Luna Wolves, Loken is one of the few to see the dark path his Legion is taking as they are renamed and Horus falls to Chaos. He is one of the loyalists who fights at the Battle of Istvaan, Istvaan III, seeming to fall after a battle with Abaddon and the last orbital bombardment, but later turns out to be alive and is recruited as one of Malcador's Knights-Errant.



* TenMinuteRetirement: After he returns to Sol system after Istvaan III, he spends some time refusing to answer Malcador's summons and tending to a garden left behind by some Sister of Silence. It seems to put his mind at ease, but finally what may be Tarik's ghost reminds him that he still has a job to be done.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: After he returns Upon his return to the Sol system after Istvaan III, he spends some time refusing to answer Malcador's summons and tending to a garden left behind by some a Sister of Silence. It seems to put his mind at ease, but finally what may be Tarik's ghost reminds him that he still has a job to be done.



* DeathSeeker: As Cerberus, but being as he is an Astarte, he has hard time dying.

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* DeathSeeker: As Cerberus, but being as he is an Astarte, Astartes, he has hard time dying.



* InnocentFanserviceGirl: In a funny moment near the start of the series, he admits a female remembrancer into his room while shirtless and she's clearly pleased with the sight. As an Astarte, he's clueless about this.

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: In a funny moment near the start of the series, he admits a female remembrancer into his room while shirtless and she's stripped down to nothing but a loincloth. She's clearly pleased with the sight. As an Astarte, he's Astartes, he is of course clueless about this.



* MeaningfulRename: During his madness at Istvaan III, he calls himself Cerberus, the guardian of the underworld - fittingly, as the planet has turned into land of the dead and he watches over them.
* MyArtMyMemory: During his retirement to a garden on Luna, he unwittingly arranges it to look like the place where he was sworn into Mounival. He realizes this only when Tarik's ghost points it out to him.

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* MeaningfulRename: During his madness at Istvaan III, he calls himself Cerberus, the guardian of the underworld - fittingly, as the planet has turned into a land of the dead and he watches over them.
* MyArtMyMemory: During his retirement to a garden on Luna, he unwittingly arranges it to look like the place where he was sworn into Mounival.the Mournival. He realizes this only when Tarik's ghost points it out to him.



* TheConsigliere: Forms a quater of Horus' advisory body known as the Mournival.

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* TheConsigliere: Forms a quater quarter of Horus' advisory body known as the Mournival.



* TheIdealist: At the start of the story, he believes that Legion's actions are for the best, that mankind's cause is right and that one day, the crusade will be over and humanity will leave in peace.

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* TheIdealist: At the start of the story, he believes that Legion's actions are for the best, that mankind's cause is right and that one day, the crusade Great Crusade will be over and humanity will leave live in peace.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In the Mournival, he's the choleric. Task-bound and extroverted.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: In the Mournival, he's the choleric. Task-bound Task-bound, aggressive, and extroverted.



* NumberTwo: As the First Captain, he's Horus' second-in-command even moreso than the Primarch's formal equerry.

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* NumberTwo: As the First Captain, he's Horus' second-in-command second-in-command, even moreso more so than the Primarch's formal equerry.



** Back when Hastur Sejanus was still alive, he was Red to Hastur's Blue and the two of them provided more balanced advice to Horus.

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** Back when Hastur Sejanus was still alive, he was the Red to Hastur's Blue and the two of them provided more balanced advice to Horus.



** Brings Loken into the Mournival, kickstarting his arc.
** What may be hist ghost visits Loken on Luna, bringing Garviel out of his TenMinuteRetirement.

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** Brings Loken into the Mournival, kickstarting his arc.
arc in the first several books.
** What may be hist his ghost visits Loken on Luna, bringing Garviel out of his TenMinuteRetirement.



* PluckyComicRelief: His role in-universe. Members of the Mournival are chosen not just for their experience and wisdom but also their temperment, and the four will ideally complement and contrast each other to give Horus a balanced counsel. Tarik is famous for his quick wit and warm nature, and is usually the one to defuse tension with humor or say what others won't in the form of a joke.

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* PluckyComicRelief: His role in-universe. Members of the Mournival are chosen not just for their experience and wisdom but also their temperment, and temperament. Ideally, the four members will ideally complement and contrast each other to give Horus a balanced counsel. Tarik is famous for his quick wit and warm nature, and is usually the one to defuse tension with humor or say what others won't in the form of a joke.



* SecretCircleOfSecrets: He's part of Legion warrior lodges, albeit he doesn't let this rule his life.

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* SecretCircleOfSecrets: He's part of Legion the Legion's warrior lodges, albeit he doesn't let this rule his life.



* TheGhost: While he dies in ''Galaxy In Flames'', Loken reminescences of him often.
* TheJester: He's certainly the most wise-cracking and joking member of the Mournival, and his riffs keep Abaddon's choler and Aximan's melancholia from souring the mood.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies in book three out of 30+. May be subverted in that he's still showing up.

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* TheGhost: While he dies in ''Galaxy In Flames'', Loken reminescences of him often.
often thinks about him.
* TheJester: He's certainly the most wise-cracking and joking member of the Mournival, and his riffs keep Abaddon's choler and Aximan's melancholia from souring the mood.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies in book three out of 30+.54. May be subverted in that he's still showing up.



* BadassBureaucrat: Laid up in bed and injured, he's still busy plotting the Expeditionary Fleet's best next move.

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* BadassBureaucrat: Laid up in bed and injured, he's still busy plotting the Expeditionary Fleet's best next move.



* TheConsigliere: This to Horus.
* EvilSorcerer: He learns demonology and sorcery to deal with the daemonic influences around him. In ''Twisted'' he uses it to foil the Davinites who themselves are steeped in sorcery.

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* TheConsigliere: This He serves as one to Horus.
* EvilSorcerer: He learns demonology daemonology and sorcery to deal with the daemonic influences around him. In ''Twisted'' he uses it to foil the Davinites who themselves are steeped in sorcery.



* TheQuietOne: Was known as "the Half Heard".

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* TheQuietOne: Was known as "the Half Heard". Subverted in that his nickname didn't mean he spoke quietly; it meant that it was best only to half-listen to whatever he said.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Adjusted for him being an Astartes, but he'd be wildly out of place in CrapsackWorld the galaxy's turning into.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Adjusted for him being an Astartes, but he'd be wildly out of place in the CrapsackWorld the galaxy's turning into.



The Word Bearers are the zealot Seventeenth Legion, led by Lorgar. Once known as the Imperial Heralds made to deliver ultimatums and devastation to those who did not comply, the Seventeenth Legion changed greatly after they met Lorgar on Colchis. The Primarch turned them into believers who worshipped the Emperor as a god. Influenced by Lorgar's charisma and peace-minded soul, the Legion would rather negotiate compliance and stay to convert the local population rather than performing quick conquests. The Emperor [[StopWorshippingMe was exasperated by their worship]] and lack of result and thus punished them on the planet of Khur. The Emperor targeted what could be considered the Word Bearers's greatest triumph, Monarchia, and had it razed by the Ultramarines all the while chastising the Word Bearers and psychically forcing them to kneel. Lorgar subsequently suffered a crisis of faith.\\\
However, his foster father Kor Phaeron reconnected Lorgar to Colchis' Old Faith, in truth worship of the Chaos Gods. Lorgar worked to learn about Chaos and accepted this awful truth, becoming the architect of a future civil war. His agents spread the worship of Chaos, tricked Legions into corruption, culminating with them corrupting Horus. When Horus gathered his forces and started the civil war, the Word Bearers were on the planet of Calth were they destroyed the majority of the Ultramarines' fleet, then enacting the Shadow Crusade to seal of Ultramar from the galaxy. As Horus mustered his forces on Ullanor, Lorgar tried to usurp Horus but failed. He was banished, but left some Word Bearers to participate in the Siege of Terra.\\\
When they were loyal, the Word Bearers were known as peaceful and enlightened Legionaries, more preoccupied with worship than the Great Crusade. However, Lorgar's new faith completely changed them into the most devout Chaos worshippers, learning about Chaos and enacting rituals and horrible sacrifices to seek favour from the Ruinous Powers. The Word Bearers operate like a standard Legion when in battle, but have then added to their arsenal a plethora of foul rituals, chaos weapons and possessed Space Marines to bolster their ranks. The Word Bearers wear grey armour during the Great Crusade.

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The Word Bearers are the zealot Seventeenth Legion, led by Lorgar. Lorgar Aurelian. Once known as the Imperial Heralds Heralds, made to deliver ultimatums and devastation to those who did not comply, the Seventeenth Legion changed greatly after they met Lorgar on Colchis. The Primarch turned them into a legion of believers who worshipped the Emperor as a god. Influenced by Lorgar's charisma and peace-minded soul, the Legion would Legion changed tack: rather negotiate compliance than conquer and stay burn, they began negotiating compliances, then remained behind to convert the local population to Emperor worship rather than performing quick conquests. The Emperor [[StopWorshippingMe was exasperated by their worship]] and lack of result results and thus punished them on the planet of Khur. The Emperor targeted what could be considered the Word Bearers's greatest triumph, the shrine-city of Monarchia, and had it razed by the Ultramarines Ultramarines, all the while chastising the Word Bearers and psychically forcing them to kneel. A horrified and broken Lorgar subsequently suffered a crisis of faith.\\\
However, his foster father Kor Phaeron reconnected Lorgar to Colchis' Old Faith, in truth worship of the Chaos Gods. Lorgar worked to learn about Chaos and accepted this awful truth, becoming the architect of a future civil war. His agents spread the worship of Chaos, Chaos and tricked half the Legions into corruption, culminating with them corrupting Horus. When Horus gathered his forces and started the civil war, the Word Bearers were on departed for the planet realm of Calth were Ultramar, where they destroyed the majority burned dozens of the Ultramarines' fleet, then enacting planets in the Shadow Crusade to seal of Ultramar from alongside the galaxy.World Eaters, then backstabbed the Ultramarines at the planet of Calth, killing approximately 150,000 Ultramarines and destroying the majority of their fleet. As Horus mustered his forces on Ullanor, Lorgar tried to usurp Horus but failed. He was banished, but left some Word Bearers to participate in the Siege of Terra.\\\
When they were loyal, the Word Bearers were known as peaceful and enlightened Legionaries, more preoccupied with worship than the Great Crusade. However, Lorgar's new faith completely changed them into the most devout Chaos worshippers, learning about Chaos and enacting rituals and horrible sacrifices to seek favour from the Ruinous Powers. The Word Bearers operate like a standard Legion when in battle, but have then added to their arsenal a plethora of foul rituals, chaos weapons and possessed Space Marines to bolster their ranks. The Word Bearers wear grey armour during the Great Crusade.Crusade, then repaint it to blood-red at the onset of the Heresy.



* BloodIsTheNewBlack: They paint their armour red. Guess what's the paint.

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* BloodIsTheNewBlack: They To mark their change in allegiance, they paint their armour red. Guess what's the paint.



* TheDreadedDreadnought: The Word Bearers have among their fleets the most enormous battleships of the Imperium, the Abyss-class battleships that dwarf even the Gloriana-class flagships of the Primarchs and can match fleets alone. They also double as TheBattlestar and can launching whole armadas of fighters. The first of these ships, the Furious Abyss, was destroyed before it could be deployed but Lorgar revealed the existence of two more, the Blessed Lady and the Trisagion, during the Shadow Crusade.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: They mark their FaceHeelTurn with changing their armour paint from grey to red.

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* TheDreadedDreadnought: The Word Bearers have among their fleets the most enormous battleships of the Imperium, the Abyss-class battleships that dwarf even the Gloriana-class flagships of the Primarchs and can match fleets alone. They also double as TheBattlestar and can launching launch whole armadas of fighters. The first of these ships, the Furious Abyss, was destroyed before it could be deployed but Lorgar revealed the existence of two more, the Blessed Lady and the Trisagion, during the Shadow Crusade.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: They mark their FaceHeelTurn with by changing their armour paint colours from grey to red.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Before the Heresy, he was widely considered to be the least of Primarchs. Though he was acknowledged to be a master statesman, diplomat, and (to his detriment) evangelist, his brothers saw him as being the weakest physically, and his tendency to make a time consuming full indoctrination of new worlds rather than a relatively quick conquest was one of the reasons he was seen as a mediocre general, especially due to having one of the largest and most devoted Legions. When divinely inspired and boosted by his patrons, he puts his old skills to work in a decades-long secret plan which turns half of the Legions, and he shows that he's both a strong combatant and warlord, ''and'' he's now a powerful psychic.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Before the Heresy, he was widely considered to be the least of all the Primarchs. Though he was acknowledged to be a master statesman, diplomat, and (to his detriment) evangelist, his brothers saw him as being the weakest physically, and his tendency to make a time consuming time-consuming full indoctrination of new worlds rather than a relatively quick conquest was one of the reasons he was seen as a mediocre general, especially due to having one of the largest and most devoted Legions. When divinely inspired and boosted by his patrons, he puts his old skills to work in a decades-long secret plan which turns half of the Legions, and he shows that he's both a strong combatant and warlord, ''and'' he's now a powerful psychic.


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[[caption-width-right:274:[[Series/{{Batman}} [[caption-width-right:274:[[Series/Batman1966 Nananananananana-nananananananana, KONRAAAD!]]]]


* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: During his command aboard the ''Eisenstein'' during the battle of Istvaan III and the subsequent journey to Terra, he makes many difficult and controversial decisions. Some of his own men openly question or criticize his judgement, his apothecary even drawing a bolter on him, but Garro quickky forgives his detractors after a stern word. Most ranking Astartes would at the very least censure a subordinate for merely muttering out of turn, and drawing a ''weapon'' on any other captain would likely end in discharge if not ''death''. Garro understands the intense stress and confusion his men are under, and is lenient with them panicking or losing their temper.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: During his command aboard the ''Eisenstein'' during the battle of Istvaan III and the subsequent journey to Terra, he makes many difficult and controversial decisions. Some of his own men openly question or criticize his judgement, his apothecary even drawing a bolter on him, but Garro quickky quickly forgives his detractors after a stern word. Most ranking Astartes would at the very least censure a subordinate for merely muttering out of turn, and drawing a ''weapon'' on any other captain would likely end in discharge if not ''death''. Garro understands the intense stress and confusion his men are under, and is lenient with them panicking or losing their temper.


* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown:]] [[spoiler:In the moment after he gets both arms carved off and his chest split open, but before the finishing blow lands, Alpharius is left stammering in disbelief, unable to comprehend that it was ''Dorn'' who actually managed to beat him in the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown:]] VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:In the moment after he gets both arms carved off and his chest split open, but before the finishing blow lands, Alpharius is left stammering in disbelief, unable to comprehend that it was ''Dorn'' who actually managed to beat him in the end.]]

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* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: [[IDieFree "Unsullied..."]]]]


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* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown:]] [[spoiler:In the moment after he gets both arms carved off and his chest split open, but before the finishing blow lands, Alpharius is left stammering in disbelief, unable to comprehend that it was ''Dorn'' who actually managed to beat him in the end.]]


* WellDoneSonGuy: Their relationship with Angron screams this from miles. Pretty much everything - from adopting gladiator motifs, though their rename and taking on Butcher's Nails and to siding with Horus - is done in hopes of finally winning their gene-sire's affection.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Their relationship with Angron screams this from miles.miles away. Pretty much everything - from adopting gladiator motifs, though their rename and taking on Butcher's Nails and to siding with Horus - is done in hopes of finally winning their gene-sire's affection.



* WildHair: In stark contrast to the rest of the World Eaters, who keep theirs short or even shave it so as not to tangle it up with the Nails. Delvarus keeps it long as a point of pride.



* HatesBeingTouched: He is not at all happy with Vel Kheredur's attentions to his ironform. Vel Kheredur's [[ItIsDehumanising use of pronouns]] probably doesn't help matters.



* OnlySaneMan: Having "died" before Angron was found, he was neither killed by him nor had the Butcher's Nails implanted.



* OnlySaneMan: Having "died" before Angron was found, he was neither killed by him nor had the Butcher's Nails implanted.



* TranquilFury: This dominates his manner when fighting, in stark contrast to his brothers both living and interred.



* MadeOfIron: Spends much of ''Blackshield'' hiking across a toxic world, pondering how only his kind could endure such a hostile environment.

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* MadeOfIron: Spends much of ''Blackshield'' hiking across a toxic world, pondering how only his kind could endure such a hostile environment. When [[he dies, it takes dozens of Space Marines unloading their guns into him at close range, and he still musters a parting verbal shot at Moturg.]]



* BladeOnAStick: His main non-psychic weapon is this, although he later switches it for sorcerer staff.

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* BladeOnAStick: His main non-psychic weapon is this, although he later switches it for sorcerer a sorcerer's "heqa" staff.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Both with Ignis and the Word Bearers. Ahriman especially dislikes their methods of sorcery.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Abaddon doesn't care much for Chaos, and ''really'' hates how Zardu Layak has turned his own brothers into slaves.



* LightningBruiser: As well as being huge and immensely strong, Abaddon is also inordinately fast.



** Among First Company, he's relatively informal, [[TrueCompanions trusting them completely.]]



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He's willing to work with Layak, but only grudgingly.



* AnArmAndALeg: Comes away from his fight against Sigismund [[spoiler: minus a hand.]]
* CombatPragmatism: When he goes to take down Sigismund, he first sics a bunch of his best warriors on him. When a wounded Sigismund gets into range, Aximand wastes no time with taunts or posturing and goes straight for the kill. If not for TheCavalry rocking up just in time, he might well have succeeded.



* HeroKiller: So far he's taken down one of his former Mournival brothers, a champion of the Iron Hands and the First Lieutenant of the Imperial Fists' Templar elite.



* CareerEndingInjury: He's unable to wear armour after his craft is shot down.

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* CareerEndingInjury: He's unable to wear armour for some time after his craft is shot down.down, and even after that his combat days are clearly behind him.



** Subverted in how his Legion views him, however. By the time of ''Horus Rising'', he's something of an embarrassment and the leaders of the Legion are trying to politely move him offstage. Even Maloghurst, who Qruze personally selected to join the Legion, doesn't remember him with much fondness.



* SycophanticServant: Was accused of being this by Rogal Dorn. Dorn was wrong.

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* SycophanticServant: Was accused of being this by Rogal Dorn. Dorn was Dorn, and considered to be this by his own brothers. All of them turned out to be wrong.
* WhenIWasYourAge: The above rambles are apt to be this sort of thing. Case in point when he reflects on how the Emperor's Children used to fight alongside the Luna Wolves.



* AllLovingHero: Inverted; it's said that there's no-one in Luna Wolves who wouldn't like Sejanus.

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* AllLovingHero: Inverted; it's said that there's no-one in the Luna Wolves or any other Legion who wouldn't like Sejanus.



** In Abaddon's flashback to his "interview" with Sejanus and Syrakul, Sejanus is the one who really interrogates Abaddon's character.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Adjusted for him being an Astarte, but he'd be wildly out of place in CrapsackWorld the galaxy's turning into.

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* TokenMinority: He turns out to be a rare black Space Marine.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Adjusted for him being an Astarte, Astartes, but he'd be wildly out of place in CrapsackWorld the galaxy's turning into.



* WeHardlyKnewYe: His death pretty much opens the entire series and afterwards, he appears only in one short story, ''The Wolf Of Ash And Fire''.

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* VillainousValour: However dark he gets, there's no doubting his courage.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: His death pretty much opens the entire series and afterwards, he appears only in one short story, ''The Wolf Of Ash And Fire''.Fire'', along with cameo appearances in ''Warhawk of Chogoris'' and ''The Solar War''.


-->'''Jaghatai Khan''': Not I. I care nothing for dominion. Never have. You on the other hand...you yearn for it.

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-->'''Jaghatai Khan''': Not I. I care nothing for dominion. Never have. You on the other hand... you yearn for it.



* DependingOnTheAuthor: He's considerably more level-headed when written by Abnett, while with McNeill his choleric side absolutely dominates his character.

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* DependingOnTheAuthor: He's considerably more level-headed when written by Abnett, Abnett or French, while with McNeill his choleric side absolutely dominates his character.



* HotBlooded: Tied with the above, he has clearly choleric temperament.

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* HotBlooded: Tied with the above, he has a clearly choleric temperament.


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* SelfMadeOrphan: In a flashback, Abaddon guts his own father rather than murder his "oath-companions" as part of a coming-of-age ritual. In subsequent flashbacks, it's made clear that in his subsequent exile, he has polished off the rest of his clan.


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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Of all the final Luna Wolves cadre to undergo Ascension on Luna, Abaddon is the one that Horus' advisors tell him to seek out and speak to.


* ManChild: Before the turn of the legion, he was passionate, exuberant, eager to please and playful. He greatly looked up to Tarvitz like an older brother, who found Lucius' energy endearing. He was noted during the mission on Murder to be enjoying the adventure despite the hopelessness and carnage surrounding them, and his joy and bravado were infectious to his men. But his childishness had much darker implications as well- see PsychopathicManchild below

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* ManChild: Before the turn of the legion, he was passionate, exuberant, eager to please and playful. He greatly looked up to Tarvitz like an older brother, who found Lucius' energy endearing. He was noted during the mission on Murder to be enjoying the adventure despite the hopelessness and carnage surrounding them, and his joy and bravado were infectious to his men. But his childishness had much darker implications as well- see PsychopathicManchild belowwell.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Not to the level of Angron or Curze, but Magnus is generally seen as untrustworthy by many of his fellow Primarchs, due to the fact that he and his legion openly wield their psychic powers with impunity. The Primarchs who hate psykers - Leman Russ and Mortarion chief among them - look down on and despise Magnus. That being said, see InformedAbility.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Not to the level of Angron or Curze, but Magnus is generally seen as untrustworthy by many of his fellow Primarchs, due to the fact that he and his legion openly wield their psychic powers with impunity. The Primarchs who hate psykers - Leman Russ and Mortarion chief among them - look down on and despise Magnus. That being said, see InformedAbility.



* WhamLine:
** One of the InternalReveal variety.

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* WhamLine:
**
WhamLine: One of the InternalReveal variety.



** See CameBackWrong above.



* KarmaHoudini: You might think that the one ultimately responsible for the Heresy would get some comeuppance, but you'd be wrong: In the 41st millenium, Erebus is part of the Dark Council in the post-Heresy Word Bearers, alive and well.
** Subverted as the series progresses however, see ButtMonkey, FlayingAlive, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, TheUnfavorite, and VillainousBreakdown.

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* KarmaHoudini: You might think that the one ultimately responsible for the Heresy would get some comeuppance, but you'd be wrong: In the 41st millenium, Erebus is part of the Dark Council in the post-Heresy Word Bearers, alive and well.
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well. Subverted as the series progresses however, see as he falls into ButtMonkey, FlayingAlive, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, TheUnfavorite, and VillainousBreakdown.VillainousBreakdown situations as a result of his actions.


* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Sevatar]]: He refuses to answer to "Jago", but no one ever calls him "Captain Sevatarion".
** Averted whilst he is captive on the Invincible Reason. Altani only calls him Jago.

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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Sevatar]]: He refuses to answer to "Jago", but no one ever calls him "Captain Sevatarion".
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EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Averted whilst he is captive on the Invincible Reason. Altani only calls him Jago.


* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone By The Emperor, What Have I Done?]]: Once he realizes that he had gone a bit too far off the deep end, he allows an assassin from the Inquisition to kill him.

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* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone By The Emperor, What Have I Done?]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he realizes that he had gone a bit too far off the deep end, he allows an assassin from the Inquisition to kill him.



* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]: [[spoiler: Having been killed and [[DemonicPossession possessed by the daemonic Lord of Flies]], Varren regains enough control over his body to grab and detonate a belt of grenades, choosing to die rather than let the daemon keep using him as a puppet]].

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* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]: DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Having been killed and [[DemonicPossession possessed by the daemonic Lord of Flies]], Varren regains enough control over his body to grab and detonate a belt of grenades, choosing to die rather than let the daemon keep using him as a puppet]].



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: Dies from a NeckSnap at the hands of the Lord of Flies]].

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dies from a NeckSnap at the hands of the Lord of Flies]].



[[caption-width-right:250:[[Series/TheATeam I love it when]] [[MagnificentBastard a plan comes together.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[Series/TheATeam I love it when]] [[MagnificentBastard a plan comes together.]]]]]]


* BadassGrandpa: Hrud attack has left him an old man - prematurely aged by ''three thousand years'' or so - but he's still one badass warrior.



* BadassGrandpa: Being among the oldest of the Lunar Wolves has not dampened his strength or prowess in the slightest.



* BadassGrandpa: Kor Phaeron was too old when the Emperor arrived at Colchis to become a full Space Marine, but went through extensive surgery and genetic modification to make him fit for battle alongside other Astartes.


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* EvilOldFolks: Kor Phaeron was too old when the Emperor arrived at Colchis to become a full Space Marine, but went through extensive surgery and genetic modification to make him fit for battle alongside other Astartes.


The Alpha Legion is shrouded in secrecy and what is known about them is usually contradictory. Probably formed in secret to perform unusual operations such as counter-espionage, assassination and sabotage, the Alpha Legion was reunited with Alpharius and Omegon at one point who further honed the Legion's skill in anything requiring subterfuge. The Alpha Legion became known for its secrecy, to the point all Legionaries try to pass themselves as their Primarch to elude everyone, and skill in manipulating events to suit their goals. The Alpha Legion side with Horus, but in secret work against Chaos.

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The Alpha Legion is the extremely secretive and inscrutable Twentieth Legion. The history of the Legion is shrouded in secrecy and what is known about them is usually contradictory. Probably formed in secret to perform unusual operations such as counter-espionage, assassination and sabotage, the Alpha Legion was reunited with Alpharius and Omegon at one an undisclosed point who further honed of their history. The twin Primarchs increased the Legion's skill specialization in anything requiring subterfuge. subterfuge and special operations to weaken the enemy to the point the final assault would be comparatively effortless, perhaps as a way to compensate for their Legion's short history. Alpharius was contacted by the Cabal at one point and preemptively learned of the Horus Heresy, choosing to side with Horus so that at the end, the traitors would win but Horus would destroy the Imperium in the process, saving the galaxy from Chaos.\\\
The Alpha Legion became known for its secrecy, joined Horus at the start of the civil war, participating in the Dropsite Massacre on Isstvan V. They then performed a number of secret operations to keep a delicate balance between the loyalists and the traitors. This double play ended when Alpharius was tasked by Horus of assaulting Pluto and was killed by Rogal Dorn, at least apparently.\\\
The Alpha Legion is a force of consummate professional Legionaries who prefer to act with secrecy rather than performing straightforward assaults. The Legion behaves more like an army of spies and commandos rathers than soldiers as they infiltrate enemy organizations, perform surgical strikes against critical targets, cause civil unrest, and deploy many stratagems to confuses their targets. Their secrecy goes
to the point all the Legionaries try of the Twentieth claim to pass themselves as their Primarch to elude everyone, and skill in manipulating events to suit their goals. be Alpharius. The Alpha Legion side with Horus, but in secret work against Chaos.wears teal armour.

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